7 Best Blenders to Upgrade Your Smoothie Game
We carefully reviewed this story in October 2022 and stand by our picks selected by the Good Housekeeping Institute. We are currently testing Vitamix blender models side-by-side and will share those testing results soon.
You need a blender that can easily process your ingredients into smooth, creamy perfection if you're whirring up an energizing healthy breakfast smoothie. But that's not all these kitchen staples are good for. Your blender should crush ice for silky smooth frozen cocktails and vegan protein shakes, puree velvety soup in minutes and grind oats for homemade oat milk.
In the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Innovation Lab, we’ve tested everything from immersion blenders to food processors and more than 100 blenders over the years to find the best high-performance blender models. Our top tested picks include blenders ranging from $80 to $550 from brands that we love including picks from Vitamix and Ninja and models that have personal blending cups with lids for easy portability. These are the best blenders you can buy in 2022, according to extensive testing and in-home use by Good Housekeeping experts.
Our top picks:
You can read more about how we evaluate blenders in our Lab — plus everything you need to know to shop for your appliance — at the end of this guide. If you're looking to explore more options, we've also reviewed the viral Beast blender.
The best powerful blenders include personal blenders, blender food processor combos, Vitamix and Ninja blenders that are great for smoothies and crushing ice.