If you’re looking for a blender to make the best green shakes and smoothies at home, good for you! Investing in your health is important and a good blender will help you make the yummiest, smoothest shakes to enjoy for years and years!
All three of the blenders listed here are great quality blenders and available to buy in Singapore – but there is a big difference in price and none of them is less than USD200. Here’s the thing, it’s worth it if you want to invest in your kitchen with high quality machines.
For me, the biggest benefits of investing in a powerful blender have been:
You can overload a high-quality blender with ingredients and the blades can handle it, whereas with other blenders you will need to feed it at intervals or it will get stuck.
You can make nut-butters. Add about 3 cups of any nut and a great blender can grind it down to the consistency of store-bought peanut butter. I’ve even made coconut butter from desiccated coconut!
You can make quick and smooth green shakes. The better the blender, the more the fibres get broken down. A good blender will make the smoothest green shakes, where even small bits of greens disappear.
I’ll walk you through some of the pros and cons of these 3 great blenders so that you can choose the best blender for you!
The Vitamix and Blendtec blenders are your powerful, professional blenders used in restaurants and cafes. They both produce absolutely smooth drinks and which ever one you choose, you’re going to love it!
The Breville blender is more of your domestic, affordable blender – but voted by many as the best in its class. Let’s take a closer look:
A smart blender, it’s computer controlled. It has 10 speeds and offers 4 pre-programmed buttons for easy, one-touch blending. You can make everything from ice-cream shakes, to granita’s, smoothies, soups and chunky salsas. Like the Vitamix you can blend all fruit and vegetables, even throw in larger, roughly cut pieces. It also grinds hard grains or seeds into flour.
Incredibly powerful and fast, its performance is comparable to the Vitamix and it’s also used in professional kitchens. The Blendtec stops blending automatically at 50 seconds, so you can never accidentally overheat your green shake (which does sometimes happen to me with the Vitamix!)
about 38 cm tall – make sure it fits under your kitchen cabinets
price: around $300-400 USD / Singapore SGD1,150
just as powerful yet more affordable than the Vitamix
smart blender – you can turn it on, walk away and the blender will turn off by itself after the cycle.
more compact, great for smaller kitchen
wide, short carafe – makes it easier to scoop out every last bit from the bottom (*big benefit!)
will easily blend up large pieces of fruit or veg
if you like programmable machines, you’ll love the Blendtec, if you don’t – you may find the extra buttons fussy.
This little guy packs a big punch. It was voted in a consumer report as the best affordable blender after the Blendtec and Vitamix. This is a domestic blender with a patented tamper device which forces larger ingredients towards the bottom, producing really smooth drinks.
It has 5 speed settings and 3 pre-set settings, though many people report the extra settings to be unnecessary and simply use the one high-speed mode.
I personally love my professional blender – I love watching whole fruits and veg instantly blend up. But if price is an issue (when is it not?!) the Breville Hemisphere is a good alternative – so that you can still make your healthy green shakes!
more quiet than the high power machines
you’ll need to chop more – it can’t handle the larger hard pieces, like carrots, as easily as the Blendec or Vitamix can.
your shakes won’t be as smooth as with the Blendtec or Vitamix
can’t pulverize nuts and grains like the Blendtec or Vitamix can