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Last updated: 15 April 2015

We test the latest low- to mid-priced regular benchtop blenders in our CHOICE test kitchen to help you find the best all-round performer. Our blender buying guide helps you decide which type you need, whether it's a regular blender or high-powered superblender (see our super blender reviews if you're after an even more powerful machine that can mill flour or make nut butters), and how we test explains our testing rigour. 

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In our kitchen lab, we conduct a number of tests including chopping carrots, blending a soft food and crushing ice. We also perform additional green smoothie and kale-blending tests to see:

  • which are best at blending a range of ingredients
  • which are easiest to operate and clean.

To ensure comparison with previous years we've not yet incorporated kale and smoothie tests results into the performance score.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which brands are less noisy, and which are best at performing tough tasks like blending leafy vegetables. Our Recommended rating will help you see quickly which models come out on top for our traditional blender tests.

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The overall score is made up of performance (60%) and ease of use (40%).

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The performance score is made up of blending a soft food (to assess the blender's ability to produce a uniform puree with no lumps), chopping carrots and crushing ice (to assess the blender's ability to chop and crush evenly).  The performance score accounts for 60% of the overall score. In March 2015 we introduced green smoothie and kale tests for our blenders. To ensure fair comparison with previously tested models, these tests haven't yet been incorporated into the overall score. You can view these scores separately. 

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How stable the jug is on the unit as well as how heavy it is to lift, how easy the controls are to use and how easy the blender is to clean. The ease of use score accounts for 40% of the overall score.

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Crush ice
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We assess the blender's ability to crush ice.

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Chop carrots
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We assess the blender's ability to chop carrots in a uniform manner that does not leave large chunks behind or, conversely, turn them into a puree.

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Kale test
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A newly introduced test. To ensure fair comparison with previously tested models, this doesn'tt yet form part of the overall score. Kale and a small amount of water is combined, and the blenders are assessed to see whether the material is evenly blended.

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Green smoothie test
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A newly introduced test. To ensure fair comparison with previously tested models, this doesn't yet form part of the overall score. A green smoothie full of fruits and vegetables is processed and put through a fine sieve to see how well the blender performs.

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