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10 Best Blenders For Your Kitchen

Delish UK Logo By Marianna Gould, Jess Denham of Delish UK | Slide 1 of 11: If TikTok has shown us anything this summer, it's that cocktail slushies are back. But now that autumn’s rolling in, you’ll need more than a smoothie maker to get you through the chilly months. Enter the jug blender, the must-have kitchen buddy that’ll help you whip up hearty soups and rich sauces, as well as your favourite drinks. What is the best jug blender?Best jug blender: Ninja 2-in-1 Jug BlenderRunner-up jug blender: Vitamix E310 Explorian BlenderBest small jug blender: Magimix Power Blender PremiumMost stylish jug blender: Sage Fresh & Furious BlenderMost versatile jug blender: NutriBullet Blender ComboBest jug blender for control: KitchenAid Artisan K400 BlenderBest budget jug blender: Russell Hobbs Go Create Jug BlenderBest jug blender for crushing ice: Tefal Infiny Mix Tritan BlenderBest high-tech jug blender: Vitamix Ascent A2500i Smart System BlenderBest jug blender for chefs: KitchenAid Artisan Power Plus BlenderHow do I choose a good blender?Versatility is the name of any decent blender’s game. They’re bigger than smoothie makers, with more power and speed settings, as well as a pouring jug. They’re designed to tackle a wider range of kitchen tasks, from puréeing veggies, chopping nuts and crushing ice to grinding spices and coffee beans. There are tons of blenders on the market right now, so let’s run through the key features to scout out before you buy:BladesSuper-sharp blades don't always equal the best performance (they tend to dull fairly quickly). Instead, look for a blender that comes with strong, durable blades that will stand the test of time. Removable, dishwasher-safe blades will make cleaning much easier, too.SizeYes, it matters. Will you be keeping your blender on the countertop? If not, consider where it’ll live when not in use, and whether you need something more compact and portable that's easy to move around. If you’re catering for a family or like to batch cook, look for a high capacity jug. Glass or plastic?Glass is heavier and won't retain odours, stain or scratch as easily as plastic. However, most jug blenders are made of BPA-free plastic, as it’s hard to guarantee glass as shatterproof. If you want to blend hot liquids, look for thermo-resistant glass. Speed settings The more speed settings, the greater the control. Most models sport at least two, and many feature a pulse button – use this for chopping veggies without reducing them to mush. WattageDon’t assume that higher wattage blenders are the best, as that’s not always the case. However, for heavy duty tasks like grinding and crushing, hunt down a powerful machine with at least 1100W. How we test blendersTo help you find your dream do-it-all machine, our expert testing team put a wide range of leading jug blenders through their paces. Each model was judged on its ability to purée chickpeas, make breadcrumbs, blend batter, chop nuts, crush ice, grind coffee beans and make a smooth, glossy mayo. Phew!Our testers considered speed, ease of use, evenness of blending and the consistency of the finished product. They checked for any leakage and gauged how complicated the instructions were to follow, before picking their top ten. Ready to enjoy some tantalisingly tasty results at the push of a button?

If TikTok has shown us anything this summer, it's that cocktail slushies are back. But now that autumn’s rolling in, you’ll need more than a smoothie maker to get you through the chilly months. Enter the jug blender, the must-have kitchen buddy that’ll help you whip up hearty soups and rich sauces, as well as your favourite drinks.

What is the best jug blender?

How do I choose a good blender?

Versatility is the name of any decent blender’s game. They’re bigger than smoothie makers, with more power and speed settings, as well as a pouring jug. They’re designed to tackle a wider range of kitchen tasks, from puréeing veggies, chopping nuts and crushing ice to grinding spices and coffee beans.

There are tons of blenders on the market right now, so let’s run through the key features to scout out before you buy:

Blades

Super-sharp blades don't always equal the best performance (they tend to dull fairly quickly). Instead, look for a blender that comes with strong, durable blades that will stand the test of time. Removable, dishwasher-safe blades will make cleaning much easier, too.

Size

Yes, it matters. Will you be keeping your blender on the countertop? If not, consider where it’ll live when not in use, and whether you need something more compact and portable that's easy to move around. If you’re catering for a family or like to batch cook, look for a high capacity jug.

Glass or plastic?

Glass is heavier and won't retain odours, stain or scratch as easily as plastic. However, most jug blenders are made of BPA-free plastic, as it’s hard to guarantee glass as shatterproof. If you want to blend hot liquids, look for thermo-resistant glass.

Speed settings

The more speed settings, the greater the control. Most models sport at least two, and many feature a pulse button – use this for chopping veggies without reducing them to mush.

Wattage

Don’t assume that higher wattage blenders are the best, as that’s not always the case. However, for heavy duty tasks like grinding and crushing, hunt down a powerful machine with at least 1100W.

How we test blenders

To help you find your dream do-it-all machine, our expert testing team put a wide range of leading jug blenders through their paces. Each model was judged on its ability to purée chickpeas, make breadcrumbs, blend batter, chop nuts, crush ice, grind coffee beans and make a smooth, glossy mayo. Phew!

Our testers considered speed, ease of use, evenness of blending and the consistency of the finished product. They checked for any leakage and gauged how complicated the instructions were to follow, before picking their top ten.

Ready to enjoy some tantalisingly tasty results at the push of a button?

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