A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away
This week, we scanned Amazon's bestseller list for the highest-rated blenders, then pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.
NutriBullet 12-Piece Blender System ($70)
"I have owned a few smoothie blenders over the last 5 years, this one is by far my favorite. It blends so much better and gets jammed less than others. I use this for smoothies mainly and it blends spinach and fruits incredibly well. Most blenders I have owned like this never last longer than a year, this one seems heavy duty, so I'm hoping it will endure."
Ninja Professional ($80)
"My wife wanted this blender for a very long time and since I bought it we make shakes four times a day with everything from chia seeds, to kale, to frozen fruits. The old blender would have me finding chia seeds in my teeth. This blender is so efficient that even little chia seeds are blended to a smooth consistency."
Oster Simple Blend 100 ($20)
"Despite the low cost, this is the best blender I've ever owned. It’s perfect for making juices and smoothies. It is powerful and can blend most fruit and vegetables into a smooth drink with no chunks and pieces. This includes fruit and vegetables which typically are hard to blend like apples, carrots, celery, seeds, and unpeeled tomatoes."
Hamilton Beach Power Elite ($30)
"This has been the best blender I have owned to date. I use it every day for making smoothies and it has held up great. Its lid has an air vent to release steam and a spout which allows for easy pouring and prevents spills."
Oster My Blend ($25)
"I bought this blender for my 12-year-old daughter. It's easy to use with its one-touch button and is the perfect size for her smoothies. I love that the container is a sports bottle, made of BPA free plastic, and very easy to clean. This blender is powerful for its size and blends frozen fruits with ease."
The reviews have been edited for length and clarity.