There are a lot of machines out there for creating fruit smoothies. As you’ll find – not all are built equally. The good old you get “what you pay for” usually applies. In this review well cover why this is the case and what you need to be on the lookout for when selecting your next or possibly first blender.
When to choose a cheap fruit blender
Firstly, as mentioned above – cost is the biggest factor. A cheaper made blender more often than not contain parts made from cheap plastic that wear down over time, causing you to buy another – only having to repeat the process. The cheaper models such as the Magic Bullet and Bella’s Rocket Pro are good examples. They might be a good fit for you if you are not sure if making green smoothies is an option for you – or are looking to get your feet wet before making a bigger investment. They are also a good option if you’ll be bringing the machine out when the kids come over or for the occasional snack / desert.
What goes into the best fruit blender?
Vitamix’s S30 or the Blendtec range are good examples of top tier blender that do the best job and keep doing so for many years down the track. They come with a 7-year warrant – that stands testament to their inner quality.
If you were to open up one of these blenders and examine it closely, you’ll discover mainly metal parts such as gears and rods that make up its workings. With constant use, these won’t ware down – spoiling what you were hoping to be your best fruit blender.
Reputable makers such as these have been in the game for quite a while. Over the years, they constantly test, refine and innovate to give you the best bang for your buck. Newer cheaper companies seem to have a quality product, but are simply riding on the coat tails of their older cousins.
These also do a better job of breaking down frozen fruit; your best option when fruits such as berries are not season. The cheaper blenders don’t have the power required to tackle these ingredients effectively leaving you will seeds or chunks that leave the smoothie undrinkable.
What’s the best Blender for the Best Price?
The answer for this one is simple – go for the Nutribullet Pro 900. I’ve used if faithfully for the past few years without drama. It won’t cost the earth and will do everything fruit related in minutes. You won’t be able to make hot soups, salsas or perform other functions of higher powered blender but it’ll certainly do the job.
It does a good job with frozen fruit, breaking it down to a drinkable state without chunks. You might come across the occasional seed but it will be barely palatable unless you’re looking for it. The machine is just as powerful as the Vitamix, but not as refined.
So there you have it – there are a lot of benders out there, but this should have simplified your search. There are plenty of review on YouTube if you’re not sure of a particular blender and Amazon have a section where people can comment if they have purchased the blender. This is often the best avenue as the reviews are from real people.
Either way, best of luck with finding your best fruit blender!