Smoothies, soups and tipsy making cocktails. This magnificent trio are the go to recipes when it comes to blenders.


There are of course other uses for blenders – among other things, you can whip up creamy deserts, tasty dips and even grind up herbs and coffee depending on the model. With a strong enough motor a blender can even replace a much bulkier food processor.


If you are thinking of investing in this kitchen staple or replacing an old model that just doesn’t get the job done read on for our list of favourite models and quality deals.


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1. Lakeland Stainless Steel Power Blender

Wattage: 850W

Dishwasher safe parts: No


With more than 50% off the recommend price this blender from Lakeland is a steal of a deal. The removable feeder cup in the lid of the jug makes it easy to add ingredients as you are blending.


Use the dial to control the speed of the blender or use the easy push buttons to active the smoothie, ice crushing or pulse function. The 1.5 litre jug has graduated lines to make measuring out your recipes simple and easy.


Buy now for £34.999 (was previously £74.99)

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2. Magimix Le Blender

Wattage: 1200W

Dishwasher safe parts: Jug


Clocking in with a 1.8 litre blending jug the Magimix is great for when you are making up large batches of tasty goodness. The jug is made from heat resistant Borosilicate glass and can easily handle hot foods like soup, unlike many other blenders where you need to cool hot items down before blending.


The Magimix has 4 pre-set controls to make it effortless to whip up smoothies, soups, desserts and crush ice with a simple twist of the dial. There are also 4 manual speeds to choose from allowing you to speed up or slow down the blender as required.


Buy now for £163.18

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3. KitchenAid Classic Blender

Wattage: 550W

Dishwasher safe parts: Pitcher


The large 1.75 litre pitcher that features on this Kitchen Aid Classic is made form shatterproof, BPA free plastic. Unlike many of the blenders on our list it can also be put straight into the dishwasher for super easy cleaning.   


Our favourite thing about this particular model is the Intelli-Speed motor control. The blades will automatically adjust to the the density of the food to make sure that everything get fully combined.


The soft start feature is another winner; when the blades first start they do so slowly to prevent splashing and to draw all the food into the centre of the blender.


Buy now for £179.98

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4. Breville VBL062 Blend-Active Blender

Wattage: 300W

Dishwasher safe parts: All removable parts


Purpose built for creating shakes and smoothies the Blend- Active from Breville includes two blending bottles that instantly transform into secure containers for your blended up goodness thanks to the super-seal leak-proof lids that are also included.


While the blades are strong enough to crush up ice to create refreshing summer smoothies and shakes, the size (0.6 litres) and narrow shape of the containers does limit this blender to drinks only.


However the low price; not even £20, certainly make it worth it if you are looking for a quick and convenient healthy pick me up in the morning.


Buy now for £19.99


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5. NUTRiBULLET Magic Bullet Blender, Mixer & Food Processor, 11 piece set

Wattage: 200W

Dishwasher safe parts: Cups and steamer lids only


With a tiny footprint this is an ideal option for small kitchens. The equally compact size of the included mixing cups and mugs are great for whipping up small portions. Where a family sized meal would take multiple go arounds a meal for one or two can be ready in the blink of an eye.


The set includes handy to go lids that mean you can take your smoothie from blender to morning commute in moments. A recipe book is also thrown in to give you ideas of what you can create next.


Buy now for £39.99

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6. Philips HR3652/01 Blender with ProBlend Technology

Wattage: 1400W

Dishwasher safe parts: All detachable parts expect blades


This powerhouse is the most powerful blender we have on the list. It claims to be able to provide 50% finer blending of fruits and veg, ideal for picky eaters who need their healthy greens to be thoroughly disguised! Featuring 4 different blending speeds, you can choose the right strength for the food you are blending.


The jug is crafted from thick glass and holds an impressive 2 litres. It can also make quick work of crushing up ice, perfect for whipping up batches of cocktails for parties.


Buy now for £119.45

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7. SMEG BLF01CRUK Blender

Wattage: 800W

Dishwasher safe parts: Lid and measuring cup only


This SMEG blender gives us serious retro vibes. Its funky design will make sure it takes pride of place on your countertop instead of languishing in a cupboard somewhere.


This powerful model makes whipping up soups easy thanks to its ability to make quick work of frozen vegetables. It also comes complete with a crushed ice program and a smoothie one so you can whip up daiquiris or kale and spirulina combos with ease.


For a limited time, the SMEG blender is available as a bundle with the equally stylish SMEG toaster. If you love the look this is the perfect deal for you.


Buy now for only £150.00

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8. Russell Hobbs - Your Creations 2-in-1 Jug Blender

Wattage: 600W

Dishwasher safe parts: Jug only


Get the best of both worlds with this blender from Russel Hobbs. Featuring a 1.5 litre jug and also a bullet style grinder, you can easily whip up soups and smoothies for the whole family or make smaller portions of your favourite recipe.


The littlest members of the family can enjoy pureed food courtesy of the 600W motor on this model while grownups will be happy to hear that crushed ice for cocktails can be whipped up in a moment.


The grinder attachment can easily tackle coffee beans and peppercorns too, an added feature that the coffee addicts and seasoning lovers on our team were especially happy about.


Buy now for £55.00

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Prices correct as of 15/03/19