It would be hard to get going in the morning — or to recover after than punishing CrossFit session — without a protein-packed, nutrient-rich, and refreshing smoothie! But let’s face it, smoothie lovers, blenders can be crazy expensive. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best cheap blenders for you. Read on to find one that fits your budget!
1. Oster 6694 Accurate Blend 200
This model from Oster is, at least according to some users, as good as the high-end blenders that cost many times as much as this one’s $25 price tag.
And while the Accurate Blend makes great smoothies, it’s also marketed as an all-purpose model, making it one of the best inexpensive blenders for people who like to blend things besides their morning protein shake.
2. Hamilton Beach 58148 Power Elite
What do you get when you combine a 700-watt motor and a sharp four-tip blade? Smoothies that really live up to their name, that’s what. Coming in at under $40, this blender is a real powerhouse.
User reviews credit the Power Elite as one of the best cheap blenders that smoothie lovers can find. It handles frozen berries or bananas with ease, makes short work of ice, and stands up to daily use.
In other words, you can rely on this as a countertop workhorse that will keep your smoothies, shakes, and salsas coming!
3. The Magic Bullet Mini
While it’s a great option for smoothies, the Mini Magic Bullet doesn’t pack as much of a punch as the other cheap blenders on our list, with only a 250-watt motor. However, it makes up for that by being easy to use, space saving, portable, and fast — make a smoothie in 10 seconds!
The Magic Bullet mixes, chops, grinds, and blends — and all of its convenient accessories, including the handy to-go smoothie cups — are dishwasher safe.
4. Black + Decker FusionBlade Blender
Black + Decker is known for its high-quality tools and kitchen appliances, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the best inexpensive blenders on the market today. It can handle ice, frozen fruit, and chunky ingredients without a problem, and without being overly noisy.
It offers three variable speeds, a pulse button, and a smoothie preset button. All the buttons are flat, meaning that cleanup is a snap — and the FusionBlade includes a 48-ounce pitcher (hello, margarita night!) as well as a personal smoothie jar so you can take your drink on the go.
At $50, and with a two-year warranty included, this model is a great choice.
5. Oster Beehive Osterizer Classic 4093
If you love the sleek, mid-century modern looks of retro blenders, but either can’t find a vintage version or need something to handle today’s smoothie ingredients like nuts and seeds, this blender is for you.
The Beehive only offers a two-speed toggle switch and a pulse option, but trust us — that is all you will need. Its heavy duty stainless steel blade crushes ice like nobody’s business, although the motor on this model can be a bit loud. If you’re not bothered by a bit of noise and want one of the cheap blenders that will look best on your counter, look no further.
Expect to spend about $70 for this 600-watt model.
What Cheap Blenders Have You Found?
Do you have a favorite inexpensive blender that you love? Any tips for other smoothie lovers? Or maybe a favorite smoothie recipe that you want to recommend? Leave a comment and let us know!