Between making green smoothies for breakfast, puréeing soups for dinner, and making the (semi) occasional milkshake for dessert, there are a lot of ways to put a blender to good use. And although the prices can range from less than $30 to well over $500, it's totally possible to get a great blender at every price point.
Whether you're shopping for your very first one or you need to replace an old one, we've got you covered. Here are three great options — currently on sale on Amazon.
This inexpensive model is a great starter option if you're just getting into homemade smoothies. The blender bottle is also an on-the-go sports bottle, which means you can mix up your breakfast or midday snack and be out the door in seconds. You can also buy additional bottles from Amazon in case there's more than one grab-and-go smoothie drinker in your household.
2. Cuisinart Hurricane Blender, $145
A legit step above the Oster model, this Cuisnart blender is the Goldilocks of blenders — not too basic yet not too techy. It's got four speeds, a programmable countdown clock, and a sensor that automatically adjusts the speed for smoother blending.
If you're looking for a blender that can do it all, it's hard to go wrong with Blendtec. An investment piece that you'll be using for years to come, Blendtec is one of the best names in the blender business — and one of our favorites. This model has durable blades, a high-speed motor, an easy-touch interface, and even a fun "spoonula," designed to scrape down the sides of the container.