Our review compares blenders on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which blender they think is best!
Canstar Blue surveyed 580 Australians for their feedback on the blender(s) they have purchased and used in the last two years.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.
Ninja has once again taken out the top spot for best-rated blender, receiving five star ratings for performance, durability, ease of use, features & functionality and overall satisfaction. It also received four star ratings for value for money and design.
Ninja blenders were originally only available through select ‘sales channels’, but high demand eventually brought the brand’s line-up into appliance stores across Australia. The brand quickly gained traction for its powerful motors and easy ‘to-go’ cups, as well as innovations like the brand’s Auto-IQ smart program, which lets you whip up everything from smoothies, frozen drinks, and alcoholic mixers to soups and sauces. The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro With Auto IQ (BN500) features a 1000W motor powerful enough to crush ice, an automatic blend selection, and a one-touch use design so you can drink straight from the cup once you remove the blades.
Nutribullet received five star ratings for durability, design, and ease of use as well as four star ratings for overall satisfaction, performance, value for money and features & functionality.
A brand credited for igniting the nutrient-blending craze, NutriBullet made its name in TV infomercials. The most budget-friendly full-size option is the brand’s iconic Magic Bullet model − the Magic Bullet To Go. Similar to other products in the range, this blender is designed to chop, mix and blend a variety of drinks and dishes. Otherwise, models from the NutriBullet GO Series are the cheapest personal blenders you can get from the brand, which you can take with you wherever you go, even the car. If you need to whip up multiple servings, Nutribullet also has a couple of full-size blenders such as the Nutribullet Blender Combo. It comes with a 1200W motor base, multiple speeds, a pulse function and an extract program to break down whole fruits, vegetables, and ice.
Sunbeam received five star ratings for durability, design and features & functionality and four star ratings for overall satisfaction, performance, value for money and ease of use.
Sunbeam produces a large range of blenders for all types of blending applications, with prices ranging from around $50 to $450. Fuelling the ‘grab-n-go’ blender craze, Sunbeam sells the portable FitBlend Rechargeable Blender which blends ingredients into a bottle for quick and easy transportation. Other traditional blenders are available, offering various capabilities such as soup-making, ice-crushing, and more. For those who want to use their blender to crush ice, there’s the aptly named Ice Breaker Blender, which also includes two speed settings, plus a pulse mode. It can also blend, chop, grind and purée.
Russell Hobbs achieved a five star rating for design and four star ratings across all other categories including overall satisfaction, performance, value for money, durability, ease of use and features & functionality.
Russell Hobbs offers two blenders in its line-up, ranging in price from $80 to $180. You can expect features such as adaptive blending technology that senses the load of ingredients and adjusts the blending levels, 45% faster blending and 30% smoother mixes of foods once blended. It also has three blending settings – soup smoothie and ice drinks – so you can set your blender and let it do the work for you.
Breville received five stars for value for money and durability as well as four stars for overall satisfaction, performance, design, ease of use and features & functionality.
Breville is generally seen as a premium option when it comes to blenders, with prices starting from the $199 mark and several models exceeding $750. One of the more wallet-friendly blenders is the Kinetix Twist. Unlike many other blenders on the market, this model features a citrus cone lid for juicing, in addition to central blades that are said to pull ingredients down towards the blades and supposedly aerate the bottom of the jug to provide a creamier consistency. If you prefer to use one-touch appliances, Breville’s the Fresh & Furious comes with nine pre-programmed buttons, such as for chopping, crushing ice, puréeing and making green smoothies. This also has a 1.5L jug, five speed settings, and a maximum 1300W motor power.
Braun received four star ratings for durability and features & functionality and three star ratings for all other categories including overall satisfaction, performance, value for money, design and ease of use.
Braun deals exclusively in stick blenders and has several products to choose from, typically retailing between $39 to $299. One of the brand’s top-of-the-range models is the MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (MQ 9187XLI). It features Active PowerDrive Technology to provide up to supposedly 60% faster performance compared to some of the brand’s previous blenders. It also uses ActiveBlade Technology to move the blades up and down to help break down the ingredients. Most blenders in the Braun range come with multiple attachments and accessories, creating a versatile tool.
Kmart’s brand Anko received three star ratings across the board for all categories such as overall satisfaction, performance, value for money, durability, design, ease of use and features & functionality.
If you’re a ‘Kmart mum’ (or dad), you would have seen Kmart’s series of food blenders. Known to be the purveyor of ‘cheap and cheerful’ homewares, the Kmart brand produces a range of appliances, including toasters, kettles, and yes – blenders. All of Kmart’s blenders can be found for under $70, with portable blenders coming in at under $30. While you might not get all the whizz bang features like with other brands, such as hot and cold functionality, you can still get motors offering at least 300W and up to 900W worth of power. One of the most expensive options is the Kmart Nutritional Pro Blender . It’s the most powerful blender from the retailer, producing 900W of power, and provides a 500ml short cup, plus two 800ml tall cups. Its special features include an ice crush function and pulse mode.
There are three main types of blenders that households in Australia use, according to the latest Canstar Blue research:
These are a few things you can make with a blender:
Just be sure to read the instructions manual of your model, as it should list the different types of settings you can use. Some brands also offer a free recipe book to help get you started.
Before jumping into a purchase, it’s important to think about what you’ll be using a blender for. These factors can make a huge difference:
Our survey found that Australians spend an average of $108 on a blender, which is somewhat mid-range for a blender. Blenders can start at prices as low as $50 and some models can reach up to around the $800 mark for larger capacity blenders.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Producer Kate King. Kate holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries from QUT majoring in Journalism and Media and Communications, and has written for a number of publications over the past five years.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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