[Last Updated: November 2017] Having your counter top blender fail when you need to use it can be a frustrating experience. When choosing a new blender, it is important to find one that is not only a good value, but is reliable and dependable. In this buying guide, we researched counter-top blenders across multiple sources. We took into consideration buyer ratings as well as best selling rank. Our detailed break down follows.
Highest Rated Blenders on Amazon
Looking at what Amazon customers had to say, we rated two models by Vitamix the best, followed by a Blendtec model. The next four best rated models are also by Vitamix. The remainder of the our Amazon blenders top ten list is comprised of a model by Oster and units from Vitamix and Blendtec.
The best selling list on Amazon differs greatly from the highest rated top ten. The two top selling models are made by Magic Bullet, followed by a Nutri Ninja model. Next in line are a blender by Hamilton Beach and two Ninja units. The remainder of the top selling list contains blenders by Oster, Blendtec and Ninja.
Wal-Mart customers gave top ratings to blenders by Nutri Ninja and Black & Decker, along with a unit by Bella and two models by Cuisinart. The second half of the best selling top ten list is comprised of blenders from Nutribullet, Ninja and Oster.
The list of best selling blenders at Wal-Mart shares some common models with the highest rated list, with quite a few exceptions. The top seller is a model by Nutribullet, followed by an Oster unit. The next best selling models are by Magic Bullet, NutriNinja and Hamilton Beach. The second half of the top ten best selling list is made up of units by Oster, Bullet, Elite Cuisine and Ninja.
The top ten highest rated models at Best Buy is dominated by two manufacturers: Ninja and Nutribullet. Three models by Ninja dominate the top spots, making them the clear favorite among Best Buy customers.
The best selling list at Best Buy carries many of the models seen on the highest rated list, and features other models that are not. The top spot is claimed by a NutriBullet model, followed by a unit by Magic Bullet. Three models by Ninja follow next. The second half of the top seller list includes blenders by Hamilton Beach, Ninja, NutriBullet, Cuisinart and Oster.
The blender models that are favored by customers at each venue vary greatly. Amazon customers prefer Vitamix units over all else when it comes to ratings, but their best seller list is dominated by Magic Bullet. Wal-Mart and Best Buy customers buy models by NutriBullet more than any others, and rate Ninja models quite highly.
We recommend reading what customers are saying about reliability and performance, and balancing that information with cost and other features. The top ten lists from each venue feature a wide range of higher end as well as budget models.