Blenders – 2014 Ratings

Posted by Canstar Blue December 4th 2014

You are viewing the archived 2014 ratings for blenders. Go to the current blender ratings.

* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order.

See Our Ratings Methodology.

Nutribullet achieves our 2014 blenders awardWhen it comes to fast and nutritious meal options, few do so good a job at ticking all the boxes as a smoothie. You can use a variety of healthy ingredients, and find ways to combine them into something that – by the sum of its parts – is incredibly tasty.

Close to three in five of the respondents to our recent survey stated they purchased a blender as part of a healthier lifestyle change. Of these Australians, three quarters report that their blender has helped them achieve their health / weight loss goals.

And these devices are practical to boot. More than a third of Australians tell us they use their blender a few times a week – much more preferable than having it sitting in the cupboard gathering dust.

So there’s undeniably a market for blenders, as plenty of Australians already seem to be getting regular use out of them. But which ones are best suited for your kitchen?

Nine different brands went head to head in our latest results, with Nutribullet taking out top honours. Of the seven criteria, this brand received five stars for:

  • Overall satisfaction,
  • Performance (i.e. speed and quality),
  • Ease of use (i.e. easy to understand and operate),
  • Ease of cleaning, and
  • Consistency.

Homemaker blenders received top scores for value for money, and Russell Hobbs achieved five for other functions (e.g. ice crushing, chopping, etc.)

Also rated were Braun, Breville, Sunbeam, Phillips, Kambrook, and Kenwood.

How we rated blenders

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 2,500 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used a blender in the last two years – in this case, 790 Australians.

Each brand must have received at least 30 responses in order to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey.