Do you dream about perfect smoothies, crushed ice, smooth hummus, or creamy soup? A good blender can help with that. I remember when I first upgraded to a professional blender a couple years ago and was truly amazed by the time and effort it saved me in the morning (green smoothies forever!)
If you've been on the fence about getting a nice blender for some time, today might be the day to invest. Right now Amazon is having a pretty sweet deal on refurbished Blendtec blenders. You can currently buy one for $200, whereas they normally go for about $280. That means it's 29 percent off right now.
Kitchn reviewed three blenders a couple years ago — the Blendtec, Vitamix, and Breville — to see which one was the best. Christine Gallary, our food editor-at-large, actually preferred the Blendtec compared to the other two options because it was lightweight, easy to clean, and easier to store in her kitchen.
This refurbished blender has been reviewed on Amazon over 600 times and has close to a five-star rating. Most of the positive reviews say that the blender is a true powerhouse and people have been very satisfied with the results. The negative reviews are all over the place. A couple people mention that their Blendtec didn't come with a manual, but you're able to find that online if needed.