Best Countertop Blenders to Make Healthy Drinks in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 13, 2017
Serving delicious restaurant drinks, smoothies and low-fat desserts has become an easy task with the brand-new countertop blenders! These extremely useful devices are able to crush ice into snow and nuts into powder just in a few seconds. We present you the review of the most productive and efficient countertop blenders available on the market today. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Power
Blades
Material and Design
 
PROS
This table blender has a really powerful electric motor that can blend all ingredients very quickly. There are 3 available pre-programmed settings, including Auto Clean mode that helps you clean the jug effortlessly.
CONS
This countertop blender is rather big for a small kitchen.
OUR VERDICT

That's an excellent kitchen blender that helps you make smoothies, cocktails, and all kinds of blends. Of course, crushing ice is a piece of cake for the Duronic BL1200.

detailed parameters
Power
1200 Watts
Blades
4-sided blade
Material and Design
Stainless steel body, Glass jug
PROS

The VonShef personal sports blender has a rather durable construction and a very efficient blade. The package includes 2 570ml bottles and 2 400ml bottles that have spill-proof lids.

CONS
This unit has a low-power motor, though it can crush a bit of ice.
OUR VERDICT
This is a small and handy table blender that allows you to make smoothies as well as other drinks and take them no matter where you are going: to work, college or gym.
detailed parameters
Power
300 Watts
Blades
Stainless steel blade
Material and Design
Stainless steel body, BPA-free plastic bottle
PROS
This countertop blender is offered at a really reasonable price. You can wash all removable parts in a dishwasher. There are 2 600ml bottles with convenient lockable lids.
CONS
The motor has only 1 speed, so pay attention to the duration of blending.
OUR VERDICT
This kitchen blender is the best choice for sportsmen and active people who drink fresh protein cocktails.
detailed parameters
Power
300 Watts
Blades
Removable 4-sided blade
Material and Design
Plastic body, BPA-free copolyester bottle
PROS
This model has a really big jug - 1.75L, so you can make a lot of drink for the whole family. The blade is extremely efficient thanks to a sophisticated 5-star serrated blade.
CONS
Make sure to be careful with this blender - it's made mostly of plastic, so it's less durable than metal counterparts.
OUR VERDICT
It's a money-saving appliance for everyone who wants to save up. This table blender, however, is powerful and convenient enough.
detailed parameters
Power
400 Watts
Blades
5-sided serrated blade
Material and Design
Plastic body, Plastic jug
PROS
This model boasts a modern and stylish design, thanks to which the unit fitsany kitchen no matter what interior it has. The blade is durable and can crush even some really tough ingredients.
CONS
The price is probably the only drawback that this fantastic table blender has.
OUR VERDICT

The NutriBullet is the best choice for personal use - you can quickly make a tasty cocktail or smoothie. Also, this amazing appliance will help you grind nuts and similar products.

detailed parameters
Power
600 Watts
Blades
Removable 4-sided blade
Material and Design
Stainless steel body, Plastic cups

What is a Countertop Blender?

If you don't want to have a hard time in the kitchen, blending, mixing, grinding food all on your own, you surely need a good countertop blender. This magic device will do all the job for you while your hands rest. Countertop blenders have cups that contain all liquids and splashes inside so your kitchen will always look nice and neat. Now you only need to decide which one to pick among the variety of options on the market. There are thousands of kitchen blenders designed to carry out multiple tasks hence it's easy to get lost. Hopefully, our review will help you make the right choice.

If cooking is an essential part of your life, you may also want to consider electric skillets and food processors.

What Features to Compare

The Power is actually the key feature to pay attention to when selecting a table blender. It influences the ability to vary the cooking portions from large to small, as well as to pulverise various products from soft to hard. The more powerful a blender is, the better it can blend tough ingredients and the larger portions will be. So, if you are planning to make simple milk cocktails, the low powerful blender will be enough. And if you intend to blend ice into snow in order to put it into your cocktail - the powerful blender will be more suitable. Blending nuts or dried apricots is an easy task for countertop blender with the high power. But be attentive! The blender with the low power can hardly manage all tasks.

The Blade Type actually signifies the complexity of task it can cope with. Thus, some blades of blenders are able to blend puree, soft fruit and vegetables while others are suitable for more difficult tasks such as blending meat, liver etc.

The way a certain blender fits in the kitchen is another important factor. A particular colour, Material and Design may refresh the whole interior of the room. It is also advisable to consider not only design and cup capacity but also material that a device is made of. The other important factors you have to pay attention to are the weight and durability of the product. The glass is eco-friendly and transparent, plastic is lightweight and convenient while metal is non-transparent and durable.

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Duronic BL1200

Power

The Duronic BL1200 is a highly efficient countertop blender that beats most of its rivals. Of course, such a great performance is due to a very powerful electric motor that yields 1200 Watts. You will surely appreciate how fast this appliance does all the blending and grinding. Duronic table blender can quickly crush berries into a fresh smoothie full of vitamins. Or you can make a refreshing cocktail for your family or friends. Unlike most other countertop blenders, this model has a special speed knob that allows you to choose the right one. This feature not only ensures an adequate blending but also saves your money.

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Blades

This table blender has an ultra-strong durable blade that has 4 sharp knives for the most efficient blending, crushing and grinding. Along with the huge power of the motor, the Duronic BL1200 can easily crush ice for smoothies and cocktails. Of course, the blade can crush nuts, so if you need them for a blend - feel free to add them. The manufacturer emphasises that you can also blend hot ingredients into a soup.

Duronic BL1200 in the use

Material and Design

The body of the Duronic BL1200 table blender is made of high-quality stainless steel that is really reliable. The jug is made of genuine glass which is a major advantage since natural glass is always better than even the best plastic. Unlike most counterparts, this professional kitchen blender has a special cleaning mode called Auto Clean. It helps you clean up the jug after use - you just need to pour some water, then add a bit of cleaning liquid and push the 'Auto Clean' button. The appliance will do the rest by itself, you will just need to remove water and rinse the jug.

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Duronic BL1200
Duronic BL1200
 

VonShef 13/159

Power

This VonShef model is a compact personal countertop blender that has a fairly low-power electric motor - it yields just 300 Watts. However, this is enough for mixing most fruit and vegetables into a uniform substance. This awesome kitchen appliance allows you to prepare milkshakes, protein cocktails, fruit juices and a lot of other drinks. Of course, VonShef is a table blender, not a coffee grinder, so grinding coffee beans isn't particularly the best idea.

Review of VonShef 13/159

Blades

This handy personal blender has a rather efficient 4-sided blade which is made of genuine stainless steel. The blade can easily crush and grind most typical ingredients. For example, you can add sliced bananas, some grapes, kiwis, and so on - the blender will turn it all into a smoothie within a minute. The VonShef appliance is, no doubt, one of the best table blenders that perfectly suits any active person or a sportsman who needs to make a bottle of fresh drink full of vitamins.

VonShef 13/159 in the use

Material and Design

Speaking of design, this VonShef table blender looks very modern. The base is made of stainless steel and partly of high-quality plastic. In general, the unit is quite reliable and serves for a long time in case of careful use, of course. The supply kit is rather rich: there are 4 BPA-free plastic bottles that are designed to fit any car cup holder. 2 bottles have the capacity of 570ml and 2 - 400ml. Every bottle comes with a spill-proof lid, so it's possible to take a drink with you anywhere. This is the reason why this table blender is so popular with active people.
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VonShef 13/159
VonShef 13/159
 

Breville VBL062-01

Power

This Breville countertop blender is a compact handy kitchen appliance for a really reasonable price. The unit has a 300-Watt electric motor which, however, ensures sufficient blending efficiency. This model is designed primarily for active people who are always on the go and need to make a fresh drink and take it to work, gym, college, etc. The power of the motor is enough to make milkshakes, protein shakes, smoothies, and other similar drinks.

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Blades

There's a major advantage of the blade this Breville table blender has - it's removable, so you can easily wash it and always keep it clean. Moreover, the blades are 100% dishwasher-safe, so if you don't want to spend a lot of time on this tiresome task, just put it into a dishwasher along with all your plates. The blade itself has 4 sharpened sides placed at different angles in such a way to ensure the maximum grinding efficiency.
Breville VBL062-01 in the use

Material and Design

This personal blender from Breville is made predominantly of high-quality plastic. The appliance is very compact and takes little place in your cupboard. The unit is offered in several colours, including blue, orange, and pink. Therefore, you can pick the one most suitable for your kitchen interior. The Breville countertop blender comes with 2 600ml plastic bottles. They are shockproof and fit any cup holder in a car. Thus, you can prepare a drink and enjoy it while driving. However, the capacity isn't sufficient for a large family unless you blend ingredients several times to make a drink for every family member.

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Breville VBL062-01
Breville VBL062-01
 

Philips HR2020/50

Power

This model from Philips is a large table blender that has a 400-Watt electric motor and 2 available speeds. It makes this kitchen appliance very convenient for any household because you can pick the right speed for certain products. However, no matter what speed setting you choose, make sure not to use the blender for more than 30 seconds at a stretch. The unit can easily cope with fruit and vegetables. You can prepare a lot of smoothies, shakes, and cocktails.

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Blades

The Philips countertop blender has a 5-sided serrated blade which is extremely efficient. No need to say, the blade is made of stainless steel. Apart from blending soft ingredients, the blade of this blender can easily crush ice cubes, nuts, and even small kernels. Also, the blade is detachable, so you can remove it and wash even in a dishwasher! It makes this table blender a really convenient item suitable for any kitchen.

Philips HR2020/50 in the use

Material and Design

This best countertop blender is made mostly of plastic (that's one of the reasons why it's so affordable), but it doesn't mean the unit is of poor quality. If you follow all the precautions mentioned in a user's manual, the kitchen appliance will serve quite long. The jug is very big and has a huge capacity of 1.75 litres. That's enough to prepare a drink or soup for all members of your family as well as for guests (if they come over). The jug is made of shock-resistant BPA-free plastic, so it's absolutely safe for human health. Also, the jug is dishwasher-safe, so washing it is effortless.
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Nutribullet NBR-0801B

Power

When it comes to the best blenders on the market, this NutriBullet appliance is always one of them. This small blender has become really popular all over the world and the first key to its success is the right power (600 Watts), which is neither too little nor too much. That's the right power for coping with any daily blending tasks - the NutriBullet can quickly make smoothies and shakes, peels and kernels aren't a problem at all. Unfortunately, it's impossible to choose the speed, so you must control the degree of blending and stop the unit when it's enough.

Review of Nutribullet NBR-0801B

Blades

The NutriBullet countertop blender has a very reliable blade which has 4 knives with sharp edges. The blade breaks down all kinds of ingredients. And if you think this unit can't cope with nuts, you are wrong. The NutriBullet table blender can break even them down! Most nutritions today claim that peels, stems, and kernels contain lots of necessary vitamins, so you shouldn't remove them. Be sure that this blender will quickly grind them. Though the blade is detachable, you can't wash it in a dishwasher, but it isn't a problem at all - a few seconds in the running water and they are totally clean.

Nutribullet NBR-0801B in the use

Material and Design

The NutriBullet model boasts a really cutting-edge design - the appliance is compact, so you can find a place for storage no matter how big your kitchen is. The assembly quality is at the highest level possible. The body is made of stainless steel, whilst the cups (tall and short) are made of BPA-free plastic. You can use a handheld comfort lip ring for carrying the cups. However, the package doesn't include flip-top lids that are spill-proof.

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