Features to consider while buying the best blenders under $50
When choosing a blender under$50, you need to pay attention to a wide range of features in order to make sure the appliance you buy can perform the tasks you have in mind. From size and power to speed and number of blades, below you will find all the important features to consider when shopping for a budget-friendly blender.
One of the essential features to consider, size is important not just when it comes to the amount of food you can process with the help of the appliance at any given time, but also when you consider the size of your kitchen. If you’re looking for a compact blender that also allows you to take your favorite drinks with you in the car or on the go, the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender 51131 is an excellent choice.
But if you’re looking for a blender that has a larger pitcher capacity and you don’t mind it taking up some space on your counter, the Oster 6812-001 Core would be right up your alley. This is a bigger blender that’s suitable for the needs of a family.
Power is another important feature to consider, and just because the blenders we are looking at are on the more affordable side, this doesn’t mean that you can’t get a rather powerful motor.
If you’re only interested in making a smoothie in the morning, a single-serve blender with a 250W motor such as the Cincred Personal Countertop Blender would be more than enough.
However, if you’re looking for a model that can handle ice cubes and things such as leafy greens, the Ninja Personal Blender QB3001SS with a 700W motor would be a more suitable choice.
While you can’t expect top speeds from budget-friendly blenders, you can still get models that come with multiple speeds. The Oster 6812-001 Core, for example, has no less than 16 speeds, but generally, you can expect blenders under $50 to have one or two speeds. Some models, such as the Ninja QB900B, have only one speed, but boast a pulse function as well, which is great for making salsa and other dips.
A blender with a single-serve cup might be the perfect choice if you only want to make a drink for yourself. Models that work well for this purpose include the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender 51131 and the Ninja Personal Blender QB3001SS.
However, if you want to be able to make drinks for several people at the same time or chop and dice ingredients for recipes, a blender with a high-capacity cup would be great, such as the Oster 6812-001 Core, for example, which boasts a 40 oz. capacity.
Blenders are generally made from a combination of plastic and stainless steel for the blades. The jars can be made from plastic, glass, and steel.
When choosing a blender with plastic components, such as the cups or lids, for example, make sure the plastic is BPA-free.
Glass jars, like the one you can find on the Oster 6812-001 Core, are more resistant to scratches and also do a good job at repelling food odors. However, you need to be more careful with them as they may shatter if you drop them.
The noise a blender makes is important for many users, but if you’re looking for a silent model under $50, you may have a hard time finding it. However, it’s important to know that speeds and wattage contribute to noise, so if you’re opting for a more powerful model, it’s likely to be noisier, too.
All the affordable blenders we reviewed come with durable, stainless steel blades that shouldn’t have any problem cutting through stuff like fruit and vegetables.
If the motor of the blender is powerful enough, stainless steel blends can also cut through ice.
Make sure the power cord of the blender you’re interested in purchasing is long enough so you can use it in your favorite spot in the kitchen.
Most blenders are easy to clean, with many models having dishwasher-safe components.
The parts where the electric components are housed are generally safe to wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth.
All the blenders we reviewed come with at least one -year warranty, but you can also find some models in this list that have extended warranties. The Cincred Personal Countertop Blender, our budget choice, coms with a lifetime warranty.
Some blenders come with extra lids and cups, with an example being the BELLA (13330) Personal Size Rocket Blender, which comes with multiple blending tumblers to make it possible to make drinks for the entire family at the same time.
Other extra features that you may find include one-touch controls like the one you can find on the Cuisinart CSB-75, and pulse technology that makes it possible to grind coffee and nuts, like the one present on the Ninja Personal Blender QB3001SS, for example.
All the blenders included int his review are under $50. If you’re looking for a particularly affordable model, the Cincred Personal Countertop Blender is our budget choice.