Blenders can be used for so much more than just pulverizing chunks out of your protein shake. In fact, a good blender can create the perfect margarita, a seriously silky green smoothie, and even home made peanut butter. A bad one will leave you with a sad, lumpy concoction. Of course, you could just opt for a super pricey blender, but there are plenty of solid buys that don't cost two weeks worth of groceries. Don't want to sort through hundreds of specs and reviews? That's ok, we did it for you. Here are our top blender picks.
This Countertop Blender features five simple presets to make drinks with the the touch of a button. The blender pulverizes ice without leaving chunks, all for under $100.
This three-speed blender includes all the settings you need to make salsas, shakes and smoothies. The jar is made of durable glass, so there's no need to worry about food stains, smells or scratches. Included in the set are two Blend-N-Go cups.
Get this if you just need to whip up a simple smoothie before getting in a workout.. This little machine crushes ice and fruit in minutes. Plus, the sports bottle pops out of the base so you can take it wherever you go.
This Nutribullet is compact, but powerful. The machine pulverizes ice, coffee beans, and greens, and frozen fruit. Plus, it's the perfect machine for guys who need a quick shake without a lot of cleanup.
Beets and spinach are no match for this powerful machine. No other blender matches this model's ability to crush and pulverize. The 120V engine is a must for guys who blend every day.
Blendtec is costly, but happy customers say it's well worth the money, according to reviews. The premium blender is made of cold-forged, hardened steel that is stronger than traditional blades. Thee blades are blunt, so you don't have to worry about injuring yourself when cleaning. Try it to make your favorite nut butters.
People rave about their Vitamix—with good reason. These machines really do it all, from grinding nuts to ice. Bonus: these machines are self-cleaning.
Every kitchen needs an immersion blenders. They're perfect for making sauces, smoothies, or mixing. This one from Utalent includes a whisk, beaker, and bowl attachment, too.
This pick from Calphalon is perfect for those who need a reliable blender that delivers consistent results. The fully automated machine weighs your blender load and adjusts the settings accordingly to deliver smooth results.
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Melissa Matthews is the Health Writer at Men's Health, covering the latest in food, nutrition, and health.
The Anthropologie Black Friday Sale Feels Like Stealing
Some of these sales are so good, the mind reels.
By Alicia Lutes
Chrissy Teigen and Daughter Luna's Hairstyling Bonding Moment Is the Cutest Thing
The Legend girls are big fans of the Dyson Airwrap.
By Sophia Vilensky
Dolly Parton’s Cheerleader Glam Was the Highlight of Thanksgiving Game Day
We know exactly who won this one.
By Sophia Vilensky
Let Them Eat Cake (And Whatever Else They Want)
Why can't everyone just let everyone else eat in peace?
By Diane Stopyra
Former Vegetarians Explain Why They Started Eating Meat Again
This is eye-opening.
By Olivia Blair
Stop Eating Chicken Breasts That Have White Stripes ASAP
Fair warning: This may make you a little queasy.
By Caroline Picard
Dear God, Chipotle Is Closing Every Single One of Its Restaurants
Deep breaths, deep breaths.
By Noelle Devoe
7 Reasons You Need to Be Drinking Matcha Right Now
Move over, green juice. This drink is the buzziest new health blend on the block.
By Kayla Keegan
10 Health-Food Facts You Always Thought Were True (But Aren't)
Wasn't it mom who used to say, "Don't believe everything you read?" Alas, she was right. We're setting the record straight on common health-food misconceptions, once and for all.
By Samantha Cassetty, M.S., R.D.
11 Seemingly Unhealthy Foods That Aren't So Bad for You
The splurge-worthy foods that won't obliterate your healthy eating efforts.
By Elizabeth Narins
Elettra Wiedemann's 'Impatient Foodie' Is Our New Favorite Food Blog
By Lauren Valenti