Best-Rated Blenders


Most Satisfied Customers | Ninja

Aussies have rated Ninja as the top pick in Canstar Blue’s latest blender ratings, with five-star reviews in performance, durability, ease of use, features & functionality and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate blenders

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 outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their blender brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a blender brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Performance: the blender can blend various ingredients, ice and liquids with sufficient power, and performs as expected considering frequency of use.
  • Value for money: the cost of the blender was reasonable given its quality and performance.
  • Durability: the blender was able to be used for an extended period of time before wear or tear was evident.
  • Design: the blender had a functional and aesthetically pleasing design.
  • Ease of use: the blender was easy to use and came with sufficient instructions.
  • Features & functionality: the blender had additional settings and features that improved its performance and functionality (i.e. ability to pulse, chop, stir, liquefy, etc.).

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.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
  • Ninja
  • Nutribullet
  • Sunbeam
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Breville
  • Braun
  • Anko (Kmart)

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Best blender brands in Australia

    1. Ninja
    2. Nutribullet
    3. Sunbeam
    4. Russell Hobbs
    5. Breville
    6. Braun
    7. Anko (Kmart)

Not sure which blender to buy? Check out our buying guide below.

1. Ninja

Ninja Blender

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

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2. Nutribullet

NutriBullet blender review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

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3. Sunbeam

Sunbeam Blender

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

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4. Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs Blender

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

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5. Breville

Breville blender review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

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6. Braun

Braun blender review

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

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7. Anko (Kmart)

Kmart Blender

Ratings result

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.

Editor’s notes

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.

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Blender buying guide

Types of blenders

There are three main types of blenders that households in Australia use, according to the latest Canstar Blue research: 

  • Handheld or stick blender (15%): Handheld or stick blenders are a smaller slimline model that can be used to blend foods like soup or purees in the vessel they’re already in. 
  • Full size blender (49%): These blenders sit on the benchtop and generally have a larger capacity and can be used to make smoothies and other similar foods and drink. 
  • Bullet blender (34%): Bullet blenders are a smaller size benchtop blender that sometimes have a takeaway cup built into the blending vessel, making smoothies simple in the morning. 

What are blenders used for?

These are a few things you can make with a blender:

  • Smoothies
  • Cocktails
  • Juice
  • Sorbet & frozen ‘nice creams’
  • Sauces, dips & salad dressings
  • Soups
  • Baby food
  • Nut butter
  • Pancake & waffle batter
  • Ground coffee beans

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.

Factors to consider when buying a blender

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:

  • Type of blender: The type of blender will come down to what you make and how often. If you prefer a quicker blend on the go a stick blender may be ideal, or if you’re a smoothie purist a full size blender may be better. 
  • Size: If you’re someone who will often make smoothies for multiple people, or batches of soup, a larger sized blender may be ideal. Whereas if you’re only making small quantities of food or drink a bullet blender could be better.  
  • Wattage: The wattage of the blender will also determine which kind you may buy. If you need something that will create a smooth consistency and give off more power you’ll want something with a higher wattage.

How much do blenders cost?

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.

About our consumer experts


Kate King: Home & Lifestyle Content Producer

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.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

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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Past ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s blender ratings:

  • 2022: Nutri Ninja
  • 2021: Nutri Ninja
  • 2020: Kambrook
  • 2019: Kambrook
  • 2018: Nutri Ninja
  • 2017: Sunbeam
  • 2016: Nutri Ninja
  • 2015: Nutri Ninja
  • 2014: NutriBullet


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