Best Blender Under $200 – 2017 Top Picks

Best Blender Under $200

In this buyer’s guide, we’re going to list our 2017 top picks for best blenders under $200. Blenders have come a long way since the first one was introduced in 1922. Today you’ll find blenders in various sizes, shapes, and colors doing a whole lot more in the kitchen than just blending a refreshing drink.

At the $200 price point, you are at a crossroads. Cheaper models such as those featured in our under $50 and under $100 blender buyer’s guide will have fewer features and a lot less versatility. Longevity also becomes an important consideration, because the motor and blades in cheap blenders are simply not good enough to perform challenging tasks.

Then, there are the blenders which cost much more. These models include many more features, better warranty coverage in most cases, and improved performance. Many people who just want to blend the occasional smoothie aren’t willing to pay up for higher-priced models with additional features that they’ll most likely never use.

The under $200 price point definitely presents several excellent options, but there some important things that you need to look at before making a decision:

  • Make sure that the blender has adequate power
  • Does it have a good blade system?
  • The ever-important pulse function
  • Preprogrammed settings for walk away convenience
  • A nice BPA-free pitcher with secure lid
  • A few speed options, at minimum
  • A tamper for mess-free operation
  • Decent warranty coverage from the manufacturer.

Of course, versatility is also a big factor. Make sure that you’ll be able to prepare a variety of things with the blender, such as smoothies, juices, soups, spreads, and frozen delicacies.

So with all of that said, let’s get right to it. Here are our favorite blenders that cost less than $200…

Best Blenders under $200 for 2017

MODELFEATURESMOTORWARRANTYPRICE
Cleanblend 3HP
Cleanblend 3HP
Variable speed, pulse, tamper, noise-dampening pad3 horsepower, 1,800-watt5-year
Nutri Ninja BL642
Nutri Ninja BL642
Auto-iQ technology, 4 settings, 3 speeds, pulse2 horsepower, 1,500-watt1 year
KitchenAid KSB1575
KitchenAid KSB1575
5 speeds, pulse, soft start, nice color options, Intelli-Speed technology0.9 horsepower, 550-watt5-year
Ninja BL770
Ninja BL770
3 speeds, pulse, touchpad controls, multiple containers2 horsepower, 1,500-watt1 year
Kenwood Blend-X Pro
Kenwood Blend-X Pro
6 settings, variable speed, pulse, MultiZone technology,1,400-watt5-year

Cleanblend 3HP 1800-Watt Commercial Blender

Cleanblend BlenderFeatures

  • Powerful 3 horsepower 1,800-watt motor.
  • Stainless steel blade with sealed ball bearing.
  • Shatter-proof BPA-free 64 oz container.
  • Pulse function.
  • Tamper included.
  • Manual control with variable speeds.
  • Noise dampening catering pad.
  • Easy to use and clean.
  • 5-year warranty.

The Cleanblend 3HP 1800-watt commercial blender is sometimes referred to as a “Vitamix clone” because it looks somewhat like the classic Vitamix blender design. While it’s obvious that the Cleanblend is not a direct copy, the base and control panel do resemble the some of the older models in Vitamix’s lineup.

All things considered, the Cleanblend blender is surprisingly easy on the pocket. This blender makes very good smoothies, whole juices, frozen desserts, and hot soups. It also does a great job crushing ice. You can use the Cleanblend blender to mix dough, mill flour, and for chopping and pureeing — making it an extremely versatile tool to have in your kitchen.

The 3 horsepower motor provides plenty of blending power, and the Cleanblend’s blades come with sealed ball bearings. There is a cooling system and an overload prevention feature that trips if the motor overheats. The motor will shut off automatically to protect the blender, which obviously helps the overall longevity of the machine. If the overload feature kicks in, just activate the reset button to start the blender again.

The base of the Cleanblend is stable, and there are four anti-slip rubber feet which make it more secure.

The Cleanblend 3hp blender comes with a shock and temperature resistant BPA-free 64 oz pitcher, which looks somewhat similar to the tall container that still comes with the Vitamix 5200 blender. There are two clips on the lid for secure fitting and a removable cap for adding ingredients while blending.

There’s also a knob for 10 variable speeds and a pulse switch. Since the model’s low speed is actually faster than many other blenders, you’ll have to use a combination of pulse mode and low speed to get the best results.

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Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ (BL642)

Nutri Ninja Blender with Auto IQFeatures

  • Countertop 1,500-watt blender.
  • Removable stainless steel Pro Extractor blade.
  • 64 oz food processor bowl.
  • Auto-iQ Technology with a countdown timer.
  • 3 speeds.
  • 3 modes – Low, Medium, High.
  • 3 Ninja cups – 18 oz, 24 oz and 32 oz.
  • BPA-free plastic.
  • All cups have Sip & Seal lids.
  • Pulse feature.
  • Low-profile design.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Cookbook with 75 recipes.

The Nutri Ninja BL642 is a nice model from one of today’s most popular blender makers. The BL642 offers many unique benefits which takes the guesswork out of your blending.

The Nutri Ninja’s digital countdown timer displays the remaining blending time, allowing you to walk away and do other things in the meantime. You can choose from three speeds:

  1. Speed 1 is for processing & mixing.
  2. Speed 2 is for crushing ice and making milkshakes.
  3. Speed 3 for preparing smoothies and processing whole fruits and vegetables.

The Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ features Pro Extractor blades and a powerful 1,500-watt motor which will break down even the toughest ingredients like nuts, seeds, and whole fruits and vegetables. It’ll even handle ice which means you’ll be able to use it to make lots of delicious frozen delicacies.

The automated one-touch Auto-iQ Technology program does everything in a unique “pulse, blending, and pause” pattern. The blends it produces are always accurate and consistent.

The container is clearly marked so you can easily measure your ingredients. The lid closes with a nice snap and stays secured, ensuring that there are no spills.

The only complaint we really have about this blender is its large size. If you’re looking for a low-profile blender that will easily fit underneath kitchen cabinetry, this isn’t it. To do so, you may have to remove either the lid or the entire container to make it fit under your cabinets.

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KitchenAid Diamond Vortex 5-Speed Blender (KSB1575)

KitchenAid Diamond VortexFeatures

  • Powerful 550-watt 0.9 horsepower motor.
  • Stainless steel blade.
  • Steel-reinforced coupler for quiet operation. It provides direct power transfer from the motor to the blade for robust blending.
  • Soft start to prevent splattering.
  • Wide range of attractive color options.
  • Sturdy die-cast metal base.
  • 60 oz BPA-free stain and shatter resistant jar with lid and handle.
  • 5 speeds for chopping, mixing, stirring, pureeing, and liquefy.
  • Preset option for crushing ice.
  • Pulse function.
  • Intelli-Speed senses changes in density and maintains peak power.
  • Control panel with LED display.
  • One-touch operation.
  • Dishwasher safe.

The KitchenAid Diamond Vortex KSB1575 is a good pick under $200. This blender can mix, puree, chop, stir, liquefy, and blend efficiently.

The robust motor and strong stainless steel blade work well for crushing ice and making frozen yogurt and ice cream. You can also use this machine to process frozen vegetables and fruits for your smoothies or whole juices. The KitchenAid KSB1575 creates a powerful vortex which produces good blending results.

There are five speeds to choose from for the various functions. The pulse mode will work with all speeds for staggered blending. Ice is crushed best in the pulse mode. Also, the Intelli-Speed functionality will detect your ingredients and automatically adjust to the optimal speed.

Thanks to the Soft Start feature which comes with the KitchenAid KSB1575, the motor always starts slowly before gradually speeding up. This allows the ingredients to be pulled into the blade. The steel-reinforced coupler with 12 interlocking teeth allows direct power transfer from the motor to the blade.

The 60 oz BPA-free container is stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and shatter-resistant. At its tallest point, the blender is just 16 ½ inches so it fits nicely underneath kitchen cabinets. One thing to note with this model, is that there can occasionally be leakage around the lid, particularly at high speeds.

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Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770)

Ninja Mega Kitchen SystemFeatures

  • 1,500-watt 2 horsepower motor — the most powerful of all Ninja blenders.
  • Removable stainless steel blades with total crushing technology.
  • Dough and chopping blades.
  • Die-cast metal base.
  • 3 speeds.
  • Pulse function.
  • 72 oz BPA-free pitcher.
  • 2 cups with lids for taking drinks on the go. Both cups are 16 oz.
  • 8-cup food processing bowl with Feed Chute lid.
  • Touchpad controls.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Quick start guide and instruction book.
  • Recipe inspiration guide.
  • 1-year warranty.

The Ninja Mega Kitchen BL770 is a complete blending system for the entire family. Its 1,500-watt 2 horsepower motor will give you all the power you need to make smoothies, juices, frozen drinks, and hot soups. Its large 72 oz BPA-free pitcher can hold enough ingredients for all members of the family.

The Ninja Mega Kitchen Blender System also comes with two travel-friendly 16 oz cups which are perfect for carrying drinks while on the go. The lid keeps everything secure inside.

This Ninja system is good with nut butter as well. Its Total Crushing Technology efficiently crushes ice and frozen fruit, and the pulse function comes in handy whenever you need some additional power.

You can chop ingredients or mix up two pounds of dough in the 8-cup food processing bowl. All parts are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. The blades are removable, unlike many blenders where you cannot wash the bottom portion which contains the blades. The blades are super-sharp, however, so it’s important to be careful when handling them.

The main downside with the Ninja Mega Kitchen BL770 is that it’s not as efficient with fibrous foods. Also, food can get lodged in the blender lid, so you have to clean the lid well.

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Kenwood Blend-X Pro Variable Speed 1.75 Quart Blender

Kenwood Blend-X ProFeatures

  • Powerful high torque QuattroPole 1,400-watt motor.
  • Stainless steel blades with MultiZone blade technology.
  • Pulse function.
  • 6 pre-programmed settings for soups, drinks, coarse chop, ice crushing, fine chop, and auto/rinse.
  • Stirring stick.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Non-slip feet.
  • Safety lock.
  • Convenient power cord storage.
  • 5-year warranty.

The Kenwood Blend-X Pro Variable Speed blender is a great all-around machine for the kitchen. Thanks to the patented MultiZone blade technology and the powerful 1,400-watt motor, ingredients are smoothly and consistently blended. This blender is quite versatile, and you can use this blender it for a variety of purposes. The Kenwood Blend-X Pro can crush, chop and blend perfectly, giving you the precise texture and smoothness you desire.

There are three levels of blade technology in use here:

  1. The upper serrated blades are good for chopping.
  2. The pinnacle blade helps move the contents.
  3. The lower blades ensure that every last ingredient is swept up.

You can adjust the Blend-X Pro’s speed settings depending on what you’re preparing. Choose from the six preprogrammed settings for soups, drinks, coarse chop, ice crushing, fine chop, and automatic self-cleaning. We really like the program settings as they are super convenient — just choose a setting and the Kenwood blends your recipe in 60 seconds or less. This machine also works well for crushing ice.

The base of this blender has a sleek and stylish appearance. More importantly, it is stable so the blender never moves even when it’s working at top speed. The Kenwood’s container is a 1.6-liter large thermal resist glass mixing jug, and the stirring stick is a thoughtful addition by the company.

Our only complaint with this model is that the glass jar is very heavy — some may have difficulty lifting it when it’s full.

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Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are several nice blenders available in the $200 and under price range. At this price level, a blender should be capable of multi-tasking and allow you to chop, grind, puree, mill flour, and mix dough. It should also be able to process ice for ice cream, frozen fruits, and vegetables.

If nothing in this list caught your eye and you’re willing to spend a bit more money, we’d highly recommend checking out the models listed in our 2017 Best Blender Under $500 buyer’s guide.

We hope that this guide has been helpful and given you some solid blender options in the $200 and under price range. If you have questions or comments about any of the blenders we featured in this buyer’s guide, please post them below in the comments area below and we’ll gladly do our best to help.

Happy blending!

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