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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. You can often get a better price by shopping around.
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Standard blenders are cheaper; core functions are to blend soups and smoothies and crush ice. High-performance blenders are more powerful and can cost over $1000; suitable for nut butters, sorbets and making hot soups from raw ingredients using friction. Personal blenders are ideal for single-serve smoothies and can come with chopping attachments. Scores are only comparable by type.
Overall performance is based on how each type of blender performs its core tasks. All are tested for blending a soft food, crushing ice and blending kale. Extra tests include: chopping carrots for standard blenders and green smoothie for personal blenders. High-performance blenders are tested on both of these, plus nut butter and sorbet.
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Ease of use score
We check 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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Jug capacity (L)
Typically refers to the main jug. Some blenders are compatible with smaller/larger jugs.
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Weight of blender (kg)
Weight of blender including jug.
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Weight of jug (kg)
Weight of jug (or jugs)
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Noise level (dB)
Our in-house measurements.
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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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How well the blender crushes ice.
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Blend a soft liquid score
How smooth a soft liquid blends.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE buy
- Overall score
- Ease of use
- Green smoothie test
- Kale test
- Nut butter test
- Sorbet test
- Blend a soft liquid
- Dry milling nuts
- Parmesan cheese
- Raw soup score (%)
- Pulse option
- Speed cut out
- Recommended processing time
- Some parts dishwasher safe
- Good points
- Bad points
- Performance score
- Blender type
- Blender construction
- Jug type
- Number of speeds
- Cord storage
- Jug lock
- Removable blade housing
- Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
- Wattage (W)
- Weight of blender (kg)
- Weight of jug (kg)
- Jug capacity (L)
- Lid lock
- Measuring cap lock
- Noise level (dB)