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Whether you're looking to blend up some fresh fruit smoothies or prepping a pitcher of frozen margaritas, your blender should be able to do all the work for you without any fuss. Sure, the all-mighty Vitamix is backed by rave reviews and a big fat price tag but there are other options out there that are more affordable and just as loved.


Coming in with a solid 4.6-star rating backed by over 7,000 reviews, this Ninja Professional Countertop Blender is an impressive high powered kitchen tool that gets the job done every time. Its 1100-watts of power are nothing to scoff at especially when combined with the blender pitcher's total crushing blades that blast through ice and frozen fruits in seconds so you can sip on sweet summer concoctions in seconds. The XL 72 oz.pitcher is perfect for mixing something special up for a crowd and the two 16 oz. Nutri Ninja Cups with to-go lids make it simple to sip on the run.

Here's what one happy purchaser had to share with the world:

"We replaced an expensive blender ($400) that died after 5 or 6 years (old blender died with metal shot flying out everywhere) with this blender. We researched many more expensive ones and then decided to try this one verses buying another $400 or $500 blender. It is very powerful and straight forward to use. It is powerful and easy to clean too. We really like the cups that come with it for a quick personal smoothie! We have had no issues chopping up ice, ice cream, sherbet, yogurt and fruit (apples that were sliced, bananas, avocados, pears that were sliced, strawberries, raspberries, blue berries, celery, peanut butter, peanuts and a lot more. It has been two months using it and we really are glad we purchased this blender as it does everything we need - smoothies, shakes, deserts, puddings and energy drinks!" - Ronald J. Weagley



If you're short on kitchen space or have no immediate need for a family-sized blender, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is a seriously well-loved option. Coming in with a 4.3-star rating and OVER 16,000 REVIEWS (!!!) this compact blender is affordable, easy to use and functional. The patented blade design, 600-watt motor and cyclonic action pulverizes fruits, veggies and superfoods without sacrificing any nutrients to keep you feeling fabulous. As an added bonus, clean-up is a cinch since all of the removable parts are top-rack dishwasher safe.

Here's what a couple of happy reviewers had to say:

"I absolutely love this thing. I'm a big fan of juicing but the ordeal of cleaning the juicer that I bought this getting time-consuming... I can \use this as a blender to make smoothies, I can use it to grind coffee beans, I've been making my own homemade Nut Butter and nut milk. I've also made my own hummus and blend it up ingredients to make a smooth soup. Forget all of your other products this is the way to go. For a single person this makes all the difference in the world. Blenders food processors in juicers or great but if you're only making single servings at a time this will save you a lot of time and aggravation. It's extremely easy to clean and I'm able to make two or three things at a time which allows me to have my juices for the whole day." - Olexia S.

"This thing is a beast! We have a really good blender that crushes ice like a boss, but we have been doing a lot of smoothies lately so I wanted something smaller and thus easier to clean (not having to wash a huge blender pitcher constantly). The first time I used it after blending for a couple seconds my husband was concerned that I had forgotten the ice, because he couldn't hear it in the blender still. It had crushed the ice so quickly that he thought I left it out. It's so easy to use and clean and it really takes care of ice quickly and easily." - Melbell