When looking for a smoothie maker, you need to look around, do your research and use a reliable shop when buying online. Work out your rice range, size, functions and what you need it for. Some machines can be pricey, so you need to know how much you will use it, to make sure it is worth the money. I have compiled a top 3 list of smoothie makers to make your choice easier.
Heavy Duty Vitamix Professional Series 300
This machine is a high powered, heavy duty blender that allows you to blend almost anything with ease. It is made with high quality materials and durable features for those of us that like to get a lot of use out of their blenders. Coming with a BPA free plastic jar, this blender is able to take 64 ounces of contents so plenty of room for making great sauces and smoothies.
It also features a powerful motor with strong blades that allow you to blend all of your ingredients, whether its frozen or not. This smoothie maker has a 7 year warranty too, this ensures you have peace of mind if your blender doesn’t run as it should. The housing for the motor and controls is also BPA free, so shows that the manufacturer is listening to concerns and ensuring that risks associated with plastic are being kept to an absolute minimum.
Budget Oster BCBG08-C 6 Cup, 8 Speed Blender
If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive countertop model, that is powerful enough to be used as a smoothie blender for smoothies and shakes every day, this is actually a good very option at a fair price. This Oster blender is great at producing chunk free smoothies and crushes ice well to an almost ‘snow’ like consistency, which is brilliant for frozen drinks. This is a well-built machine that can cope with fairly tough ingredients and blend it without lumps. It has a small footprint so can fit on any countertop. Good quality, durable housing and looks great. Would make a great addition to any kitchen.
Durable Kitchenaid KSB560MC 5 Speed Blender
If durability is your thing then this smoothie maker comes with a really large capacity 56 ounce, polycarbonate jar. This jar is shatter proof and can also be put in the dishwasher, making it easy to clean. If you are looking for a durable, powerful machine with a solid motor and blade to crush ice, no problem. It can cope with heavy fruit and vegetables and takes producing the thicker type smoothies in its stride, it really can cope with anything you throw at it.
This model is quiet, very modern/sleek looking but is on the larger side. So if you buy this model, make sure you have the space in your kitchen. Kitchenaid stand by their product and this smoothie maker has a 7 year warranty. So you blend your smoothies knowing that if anything goes wrong, you are covered.
Whatever your reasons are for wanting a smoothie maker, there is a machine out there for you, any size, color and price. Consider your requirements before you take the leap and buy, then blend away to your heart’s content.