This $50 Quiet Blender Lets You Make Smoothies Without Waking Up the Whole House

updated Jun 3, 2021
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Even if you’re just making a smoothie for yourself, your blender’s noisy motor can inadvertently turn the process into a group activity. Trying to make breakfast for one? It’ll likely wake up the whole house, and then people under your roof will either be cranky or ask for their own  — which you may feel inclined to whip up as a penance for blasting them out of bed. And with more people working from home together, trying a new smoothie recipe for an afternoon snack or prepping a sauce for dinner may disrupt your co-working situation. (You can likely envision someone rolling their eyes on Zoom, apologizing for the noise, and resignedly going on mute.) Even if you’re home alone, who wants all that unpleasant whirrrr-ing and grrrr-ing anyway? But here’s the amazing thing — blenders don’t have to be loud, and you can make smoothies, soups, and batters in a much more peaceful manner. 

How? Meet Black + Decker’s PowerCrush Digital Blender with Quiet Technology. (Yes, quiet technology!) It beautifully eliminates the harsh, grating sound that you usually hear from a blender. A sleek, powerful four-tip stainless steel blending blade works hand in hand with a 900W motor to create a vortex for super-fast blending. In fact, Kitchn lifestyle director Lisa absolutely loves this blender for its QuietCrush Technology. 

“If you’ve ever tried to make a morning smoothie while the rest of your household sleeps in, you’ll appreciate this blender. It’s seriously so quiet!” she says. “It’s impressive that it can be that quiet, while also still blending up ice and frozen fruit!” The Black + Decker PowerCrush isn’t completely silent, but it’s way more gentle and muffled than any other blender you’ve tried — think of it as background noise rather than front-and-center blaring. Your sleepy family will thank you!

And don’t worry — the PowerCrush won’t let you down when it comes to all of the other features that you’d want in a blender. It includes an array of speed settings (chop, ice crush, grind, liquefy, and puree) with three pre-programmed functions that make it easy to whip up drinks, soups, breadcrumbs, and more. The sturdy glass jar (which has a spout for mess-free pouring) can hold up to six cups at once, and you can even enjoy your drink in the bonus 18-oz. portable plastic cup. Plus, the dishwasher-safe removable parts and sealed control panel make for easy cleanup.

You’ll also love that this quiet blender is easy on your wallet: With all its advanced technology, the PowerCrush comes in at just $49.99. But can you really put a price on making food and drink prep just a little more zen for everyone in your home? Didn’t think so. 

Not quite sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? Check out these tricks to quiet your loud blender.