Best Blenders

From blending soups and smoothies to making protein balls and nut butters, a good blender is crucial for many kitchen tasks. Read on to find out more about the different types of blenders you can buy. Continue reading...

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Based on 6,988 reviews
Optimum 9400

Optimum 9400

4.9  (848)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $849
  • Capacity1.8 L to 2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings5
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Erica
EricaNSW5 posts
  Fair Incentive Verified 9400X
Optimum 9200A 2nd Generation

Optimum 9200A 2nd Generation

4.9  (502)
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  • Price (RRP) $449
  • Capacity2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings3
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SylviaR
SylviaRNSW
  Fair Incentive Verified
Does what it says it willIt does exactly as described. It's a reliable workhorse, and I work it out daily. I make a full jug of celery juice and some heavy-duty smoothies daily. Hasn't missed a beat. I have two of these machines. One for my main home, and another at my retreat home. Show details ·  1
Magimix Blender Power Range

Magimix Blender Power Range 🏆 2024

4.8  (304)
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  • Price (RRP) $349 to $599
  • Capacity1.2 L to 2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings4
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David
DavidNSW
  Fair Incentive Blender Power 4
Great blenderWe purchased this blender for daughter's birthday present. Great warranty and we love the glass jug. Very happy with it so far. Show details
Optimum G2.6 Series

Optimum G2.6 Series 🏆 2024

4.9  (223)
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  • Price (RRP) $545 to $549
  • Capacity1.75 L to 2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings3 to 6
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Malcolm McPhail
Malcolm McPhail2 posts
  Verified Platinum
Purchase of Optimum 2.0L JugNew Optimum G2.6 Vortex 2.0L Jug works as one would expect. Show details ·  1
Optimum 8200

Optimum 8200

4.9  (244)
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  • Price (RRP) $359
  • Capacity2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings3
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Leonie
Leonie4 posts
  Fair Incentive Verified
OmniBlend V

OmniBlend V

4.7  (356)
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  • Price (RRP) $599
  • Capacity2 L
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berrymyster999
berrymyster999AU22 posts
 
I love my OmniBlend VI've had my Omniblend for 13+ years. Changed the blade at 10 years. It's quite loud on high speed but I use ear muffs to protect my hearing. I use this for pesto, nut milk, berry smoothies, soups etc. It's good to have an appliance that has lasted and if it died tomorrow I would express post another one because of the 7 year motor warranty Show details
Optimum NutriForce

Optimum NutriForce 🏆 2024

4.7  (180)
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  • Price (RRP) $89 to $378
  • Capacity0.5 L to 1 L
  • Number of Speed Settings2 to 5
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Craig Stanford
Craig Stanford
  Verified Mini
Great product but lid can stickGreat blender, worked perfect, worked…… while it technically still works, while cleaning it the lid seized on , nothing has gotten it loose, and while trying to undo it the cap snapped so now its useless, its a shame really cause it was a great product Show details ·  1
Kleva Mealio Hot & Cold Blender

Kleva Mealio Hot & Cold Blender 🏆 2024

4.2  (663)
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  • Price (RRP) $515
  • Capacity1.2 L
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Susan F.
Susan F.QLD4 posts
 
MOD Blend Pro

MOD Blend Pro

4.8  (59)
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  • Price (RRP) $459
  • Capacity2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings8
Michael
MichaelQLD4 posts
 
NutriBullet 900

NutriBullet 900

4.1  (1,030)
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  • Capacity0.7 L
  • Number of Speed Settings1
Dev
Dev8 posts
  Mega
Not a great blenderConstantly leaks, been barely 6 months, blending power is terrible
Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ BL6

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ BL6

4.3  (155)
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  • Capacity2.1 L
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$239Bing Lee
Sonia
SoniaQLD5 posts
  BL642
Must have applianceThis is a life saver appliance. I use it for absolutely everything: baby food, smoothies, soup bases, salad dressings. Everything. Just wish it were a little quieter and less like a jet engine turbine lol. Show details
NutriBullet 600

NutriBullet 600

4.0  (1,209)
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  • Price (RRP) $99.95
  • Capacity0.7 L
  • Number of Speed Settings1
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Suzanne Newman
Suzanne NewmanQLD7 posts
 
NutriBullet suggests to check the box contents prior to purchase as they are not consistent with their contentsRead the box contents prior to purchase. Nutribullet is available at David Jones $84.00 without To Go Lid. Kmart it’s $69.00 with To Go Lid. When I contacted NutriBullet Customer Service about the missing lid in my David Jones Purchase they emailed me to read the box contents next time. NO WAY WILL THERE BE a ‘NEXT TIME’‼️‼️‼️ Show details
NutriBullet 1200

NutriBullet 1200

3.9  (189)
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  • Capacity0.9 L
  • Number of Speed Settings1 to 2
Harry
HarryQLD43 posts
  1200 Series
NutriBullet 1000

NutriBullet 1000

3.9  (182)
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  • Price (RRP) $159.99 to $179.99
  • Capacity0.7 L to 0.9 L
  • Number of Speed Settings1 to 2
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Troy
TroyQLD5 posts
  1000 Series
Optimum Evolve

Optimum Evolve

4.8  (17)
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  • Price (RRP) $899
  • Capacity1.8 L
  • Number of Speed Settings8
Denis Cunneen
Denis Cunneen3 posts
  Verified
Don’t make healthy food with toxic machineryGlass jugs. why would you use plastic jugs to mix a thing and eat plastic and absorb the seriously nasty phyto chemicals that come from it
The technology is quite a leap forward compared to anything else on the market
The company just happens to have an amazing customer service department as well. Show details ·  1
Breville the Kinetix Twist BBL405

Breville the Kinetix Twist BBL405

4.0  (30)
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  • Capacity1.5 L
  • Number of Speed Settings4
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Ally L.
Ally L.12 posts
 
Vitamix Explorian E310

Vitamix Explorian E310

4.6  (18)
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  • Price (RRP) $699
  • Capacity1.4 L
  • Number of Speed Settings10
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Tracey Morter
Tracey Morter
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Vitamix is my right hand manIt's my 2nd Vitamix. I rely on it and couldn't live without one! Show details ·  1
Kmart Anko 600ml Mini Blender

Kmart Anko 600ml Mini Blender

3.6  (50)
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  • Price (RRP) $26
  • Capacity0.6 L
  • Number of Speed Settings2
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Kate from Geelong
Kate from Geelong4 posts
 
Virtually impossible to cleanThis would be a great little blender but is almost impossible to clean properly. I recently grew a gross mould community. OK for smoothies but not for anything sticky which is a shame. Cheap for a reason. I suggest paying more to get removable blades. Show details
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Vitamix A3500i Ascent

Vitamix A3500i Ascent

4.0  (23)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $1,699
  • Capacity2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings10
Shawn Hollbach
Shawn Hollbach
  Verified
Very good qualityThis is an expensive blender but worth the investment. Very powerful, well made and easy to use and clean. Definitely the best blender on the market Show details ·  1
Sunbeam Cafe Series Blenders

Sunbeam Cafe Series Blenders

3.0  (124)
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  • Price (RRP) $299
  • Capacity2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings5
Raj
RajVIC2 posts
  PB9800
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Sunbeam ActiveSense PBT7000SS

Sunbeam ActiveSense PBT7000SS

4.6  (14)
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  • Price (RRP) $449
  • Capacity2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings3
ChrisS
ChrisS7 posts
 
Handy blender for your everyday useEasy to use with multi function use. Blends solids well (ice, frozen berries etc). Good feature detects whether needs more liquid. Made salsa had option to pick chunky or smooth blend. Show details ·  1
Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus BN450

Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus BN450

5.0  (11)
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  • Capacity0.591 L
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$99Bing Lee
Sandy
SandyQLD7 posts
 
Love the ninjaThe ninja crushes ice with ease and makes cocktails in seconds, easy to clean and to use. Show details
Nutribullet Magic Bullet

Nutribullet Magic Bullet

2.7  (281)
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  • Capacity0.7 L
  • Number of Speed Settings1
Shekhar
Shekhar9 posts
 
Sunbeam Two-Way Blender PB8080

Sunbeam Two-Way Blender PB8080

4.2  (14)
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  • Capacity2 L
Tess
TessSA7 posts
 
A big design fault with this jug as it cannot blend solid ingredientsJug design is a big failure as solids clog up in the narrow bottom part of the jug Show details
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Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System CB402

Ninja Foodi Power Blender Ultimate System CB402

4.3  (13)
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  • Price (RRP) $449.99
  • Capacity2.1 L
  • Number of Speed Settings10
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Jacqulyn W.
Jacqulyn W.
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Luvele Vibe Blender System LVBS1500AUSS

Luvele Vibe Blender System LVBS1500AUSS

4.8  (9)
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  • Price (RRP) $434.95
  • Capacity1.75 L
  • Number of Speed Settings10
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Tush
Tush
 
High qualityManual was easy to read. And everything is made with high quality materials. My first blend was an Indian coriander mint ginger chutney. It blended everything including the ginger into a super smooth consistent paste. I found it easy to use and easy to clean afterwards Show details
Kmart Anko Stainless Steel Blender

Kmart Anko Stainless Steel Blender

2.7  (46)
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  • Price (RRP) $29
  • Capacity1.5 L
  • Number of Speed Settings2
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Alex B.
Alex B.
 
DefectiveI purchased this a few months ago, and after a few weeks it broke (burnt rubber smell when using, eventually the whole thing came apart). I returned to Kmart and got a replacement, which broke the very first time I used it (sparked, smoked up, and completely died). There is clearly something defective with it. Show details
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Vitamix A2300i Ascent

Vitamix A2300i Ascent

3.6  (14)
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  • Price (RRP) $1,099
  • Capacity2 L
  • Number of Speed Settings10
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Angela R.
Angela R.NSW
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So Powerful! Love it!Easily blends any type of food to the smoothest consistency. Love making curry pastes in this, it obliterates tough ingredients like lemongrass. Only downside was making dough in it was a little tougher than the instructions said. Overall I'm very impressed and love my Vitamix. Show details ·  1
Optimum VAC2

Optimum VAC2

4.7  (7)
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  • Price (RRP) $999
  • Capacity2 L
DRoberts90
DRoberts90AU18 posts
 
Pretty GoodDoes a decent job of blending everything together under a vacuum with different settings available to use and is easy to clean with a rinse of the jug under the tap.

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Sunbeam Auto Clean Blender PBT3000BK

Sunbeam Auto Clean Blender PBT3000BK

3.3  (15)
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  • Capacity1.25 L
  • Number of Speed Settings4
SLM
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Blenders

Should I buy a blender or food processor?

Blenders are best for liquefying ingredients, for example, blending strawberries, milk, and ice cream to make a milkshake. Other common ways you would use a blender include making smoothies, purees and soups.

Food processors are designed for dicing and chopping ingredients to prepare food. For example, a food processor helps prepare a pie crust by chopping up graham crackers. If you’re looking to make dips, peanut butter, breadcrumbs, or dice vegetables for salsa, a food processor is a better choice.

If you’re planning to use your new kitchen appliance frequently for both purposes , there are cross-over models. You can buy a blender for food processing, and some food processors have handy blender attachments.

Should I buy a countertop blender or stick blender?

A stick blender, also known as an immersion or hand blender, is a blender you hold as you blend foods inside a pot or a pan.

It’s great for smaller blending jobs such as pureeing vegetables to make soup, making baby food or even making smoothies inside the provided beaker. With their smaller blades and cheaper price point, stick blenders provide quantities suited to one person.

A countertop blender works better if you need your food to be super smooth without any chunks. These blenders use more power and larger blades to blend harder food. They're also easier to operate than stick blenders, as you only have to hit a button instead of control them manually.

Types of Blenders

At a glance

  • Stick Blenders: Also called an immersion or hand blender, you manually hold this blender as you blend foods inside a pot or a pan.
  • Personal Blenders: Small, single-serve blenders that come with a detachable blending bottle you can drink from, e.g. the NutriBullet. Personal blenders are the best blenders for making smoothies on a budget.
  • Standard Blenders: Cue your everyday countertop blenders. Standard blenders have a jug capacity of up to 2 litres, a suitable size for a family or household of 4-5 people.
  • High-speed Blenders: Commercial-grade ‘super blenders’ that are designed for premium results at home. There are good yet affordable high-speed blenders available, like models from Breville and KitchenAid.
  • Vacuum Blenders: These remove the oxygen from inside the blending jug before operation, to prevent oxidisation so ingredients keep their nutritional value.

Personal Blenders

Also called single-serve blenders due to their small volume, these handy blenders come with a detachable blending bottle you can drink from. Just pop a lid on and head out with a healthy smoothie for breakfast-on-the-go. They’re also great (perhaps for later on in the day!) for making cocktails.

You can also buy portable personal blenders, which are great for maintaining a nutritious diet while travelling.

These are affordable, cheap blenders, and don’t take up much storage space due to their compact build. Many models come with multiple bottles, so you can make smoothies for more than one person in individual bottles.

However, they usually hold around 700ml of liquid, making them time consuming if you frequently blend high quantities.

Standard blenders

These are your typical, everyday countertop blenders. Standard blenders have a jug capacity of up to 2 litres, allowing you to add a higher volume of food.

This makes them a better option than personal blenders if you’re blending ingredients for a family or household. You won’t have to cut your ingredients as fine as you would with a personal, blender either, saving time.

Standard blenders sit at the low-medium price point, usually selling from anywhere between $50-300.

Scroll down to browse some of the top rated cheap blenders and standard blenders in this price range.

High-speed blenders

Also known as super blenders, these commercial-grade blenders are designed for premium results at home. These heavy-duty models make smoother pureed foods and soups than a standard blender. Thanks to their powerful and durable engines, they’ll also blend harder or coarser foods, such as nuts, leafy greens, grains and ice.

While these blenders can be quite dear, ranging from $600-$1500, there are good yet affordable high-speed blenders on the market. While Vitamix is probably the most well-known option, Breville and KitchenAid have models, along with other brands.

An all-in-one kitchen appliance is another great option if you want to blend as well as chop, mince, grind and cook (and more).

Vacuum Blenders

These blenders are designed to remove the oxygen from inside the blending jug before operation. The aim is to prevent oxidisation so that blended ingredients can retain their nutritional value.

While vacuum blenders are still relatively new (invented in 2013), reviews of vacuum blenders from ProductReview.com.au included reports of creamier smoothies with less foam, better taste, less separation of ingredients and an ability to stay fresher for longer.

Factors to consider when buying a blender

Blender Materials

Glass or plastic blending jug

Most blender jugs are made from either plastic or glass. Both are scratch resistant and safe for making contact with food.

There are pros and cons of both. A glass jug won't become stained or retain food smells, whereas a plastic jug wll. However a glass jug is also heavier than plastic, and will break if dropped onto a hard floor.

Make sure to choose either a model with BPA-free plastic. Or if you are opting for a glass blender, select one designed with tempered or strengthened glass, which is fortified against high temperatures.

Blades

Steel is the strongest, most resilient material for blender blades, as well as a blender's base, lid and handle. Wide blades direct contents back down to the blade. This helps prevent food traps, making the blender easier to clean after use.

Also look for removable blades and dishwasher safe parts so you don’t have to waste time hand washing after each use.

Speed Settings

Blender speeds vary, with more affordable models having a ‘low’’high’ and ‘pulse’ options. As blenders become more powerful (and more expensive), the number of speed settings usually increase. Some models offer speed settings from 1-12, and others up to 16.

Generally, you’ll only need 16 settings if you're a kitchen afficiando using your blender multiple times daily. For most people, three speed settings should be the minimum, while ten are more than enough.

Number of Watts

A blender’s wattage should be displayed on the package or in the product specifications. It indicates how powerful a blender is – the higher the watts, the more powerful the blender.

Make sure to choose a blender that’s right for your purposes. If the wattage is too high, you’ll waste money and functionality. Too low, and you can quickly wear your blender out. Many reviewers report that they experienced issues with their lower-end blenders within 8-12 months, after using it for tasks requiring more power, like grinding nuts.

How many watts is good for a blender?

As a rough guide, here is the correct wattage to look out for. Keep in mind that a higher number of watts includes a more powerful motor, which can also increase noise levels.

  • 350-500 watts: Suitable if you’re strictly putting soft or already-cooked foods in your blender. The lower end is also the right wattage for a hand blender (which can start at 200 watts).
  • 500-800 watts: The right wattage for standard countertop blenders, used for tasks like making smoothies and milkshakes.
  • 800-1500: Powerful enough to handle blending tougher foods, such as harder vegetables and nuts.

Appearance

If you’re buying a blender that will be on display on your countertop, looks can play a part in your blender selection process. For example, if your kitchen features the sleek aesthetic of brushed steel or, you might want a blender that matches. Or you could select a sophisticated black blender that goes with everything.

If you’re not too fussed about appearance, you’re renting, or you’re looking for a single-serve blender that will mostly live under the counter, a plastic jug is the stronger option.

A number of reviewers on ProductReview.com.au reported concerns over their blender’s rubber feet staining their countertop after extended use. To avoid buying replacement feet, consider placing a cloth or other benchtop-friendly barrier underneath your blender's feet, to stop them marking your countertop. Alternatively, always clean under the blender and put the blender away after use to avoid staining.

Noise Level

All blenders will generate a certain amount of noise, but consider how much you can handle with your living circumstances. For example, if you’ll mostly use your blender to make smoothies after your early morning jog, you probably don’t want an extra noisy blender that wakes up everyone else in your household.

The main advantage of buying in-store is to listen to the noise a blender produces - this is something you can't do online. Other than noise issues and being able to inspect the glass jug for cracks before leaving the store, reviewers don’t mention any significant differences buying online vs in-store.

Wrapping up

Blenders are undoubtedly handy kitchen appliances that can help you make healthy food and drinks, like soups and smoothies. Choosing the right one for you involves considering the quantity and type of foods it's being used for, how often, and how much space you have. Once you’re up to the stage of comparing different models and brands, scroll up to read through our blender reviews, to help you find the best blender to buy in Australia for you.

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