Battle of the Blenders

An epic test to see who takes the crown for "Best Blender" in 2018.

Battle of the Blenders

Every healthy kitchen needs a quality blender. IMPACT’s editorial team recently joined forces with chef Danielle Arsenault to test five of the top residential quality blenders.

Follow along and test your blender with these six delicious (and healthy) recipes as we work our way to the best blender.


1JTC OmniBlend – OmniBlend V

Price: $375
Capacity: 1.9 L / 64 oz
Power: 3 HP
Dimensions: 8 x 9 x 16.5 in
Weight: 9 lbs
Cord: 5′
Warranty: 7 Year

Comments: Cons: Lid hole cover is a choking hazard and could be easily lost; Engine was quite smelly while in use.

2Vitamix – A2500 Ascent Series

Price: $650
Capacity: 1.9 L / 64 oz
Power: 2.2 HP
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 17 in
Weight: 11.86 lbs
Cord: 4′
Warranty: 10 Year

Comments: Pro: Results were superbly smooth and frothy. Cons: Wobbled while on high; Lid was awkward to secure.

3BlendTec Professional 800

Price: $999
Capacity: 2.6 L/ 90 oz
Power: 3.8 HP
Dimensions: 8.5 x 9.13 x 17.25 in
Weight: 16.2 lbs
Cord: 6’8″
Warranty: 10 Year

Comments: Pros: Convenient pre-programmed smoothie setting; Very quiet. Con: No tamper

4KitchenAid – Professional Series

Price: $679
Capacity: 1.7 L / 56 oz
Power: 3.5 HP
Dimensions: 10.5 x 9 x 17.75 in
Weight: 20 lb 11 oz
Cord: 3’6″
Warranty: 10 Year

Comments: Pros: Measurement in lid; Overall great results. Con: Heavy base; double-walled jar; loud; windy.

5Salton – Harley Pasternak Power Blender

Price: $229
Capacity: 2 L / 67.6 oz
Power: 2 HP
Dimensions: 7.3 x 8.6 x 19.8 in
Weight: 9.2 lbs
Cord: 4′
Warranty: 5 Year

Comments: Pro: Performed well for a fraction of the cost. Con: Took longer to power through tough ingredients.

Battle of the Blenders