Best Blender Under $50 – 2017 Top Picks

Best Blenders Under $50In this buyer’s guide, we’re going to share our 2017 top picks for best blenders under $50. The saying “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true, at least not with blenders. $50 is not a lot of money, but you can still find a few decent blenders within this price range.

Of course, the machines you’ll find in this price range can never compete with a blender that costs $500 or more — they’re not built to be as durable, and they don’t have as many conveniences and features. However, that doesn’t mean that blenders costing less than $50 are a complete waste of money.

When you are buying a blender, you’ll naturally want to look at all of the features and what you can blend with it. Many models have features that are quite frankly, non-essential add-ons. These are luxuries that you can live without if you are on a tight budget.

With that said, there are a few important things that you just cannot skimp on, even on a cheap blender…

The Material – Look at the material used in the components – the base, blade assembly, control panel, collar, and the housing. High-quality plastic is preferred… metal is even better. Low-quality plastic will wear out quickly.

Motor & Blade – The motor should be powerful enough to spin the blade and crush difficult ingredients such as ice, nuts, and seeds. Go for a model that has stainless steel blades. With a less powerful motor, you’ll end up with chunks of ice so the texture of your frozen desserts won’t be as smooth as you want.

The Lid – Another very important consideration! It’s a must for the jar to have a tight-fitting lid so that there’s no leakage or splatter.

Cleanup – Whether it is a handheld or countertop blender, it should be easy to clean. The components need to be dishwasher safe.

Warranty – The longer the better, of course! Avoid blenders where the manufacturer is offering a warranty of less than a year.

So now, without further ado, let’s get to our favorite blenders in the $50 and under price range…

Best Blenders Under $50 for 2017

MODELFEATURESMOTORWARRANTYPRICE
Oster BLSTCU-BP2
Oster BLSTCU-BP2
Pulse, 12 speeds, BPA-free container450 watts10-year
Oster BPCT02-BA0-000
Oster BPCT02-BA0-000
Glass jar, 2 speeds, pulse1000 power watts, 600 blending watts10-year
Magic Bullet MBR-1701
Magic Bullet MBR-1701
17 pieces, dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe250 watts1 year
Oster 6647
Oster 6647
10 speeds, pulse, glass jar700 power watts, 450 blending watts10-year
Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher
Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher 54220
14 blending functions, pulse, cord storage, glass jar700-watt peak power3-year

Oster BLSTCU-BP2 12-Speed Blender

BLSTCU-BP2Features

  • 12 variable speed controls.
  • Powerful 450-watt motor.
  • Laser-cut stainless steel blade.
  • Separate controls for grate, blend, shred, grind, liquefy, and ice crush.
  • Pulse function.
  • Self-cleaning.
  • 6-cup BPA-free plastic container.
  • All Metal Drive System provides lasting durability.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • 10-year warranty.

The traditional beehive design of the Oster BLSTCU-BP2 12-Speed blender looks good on kitchen countertops, but this blender isn’t just about good looks. It works well too, bringing together functionality and design.

The Oster BLSTCU-BP2 is a good personal blender for smoothies, sauces, soups, juices, and dips. Its 450-watt motor powers the blades and crushes ice in seconds, allowing you to make delicious frozen drinks. It has 12 speeds, which is more than many other blenders (even in higher price ranges). This gives you a lot of versatility and ensures that you’ll always be able to choose the perfect speed for your recipe. The blender’s pulse function provides a nice boost for times when you need more power. The blender can also be used to grind coffee beans, puree fresh vegetable soup, and grate cheese for salads, tacos, and pizza.

This blender is solidly built, but it still feels lightweight. Moving the blender around on the counter is easy to do. Cleaning is hassle free as well — the blade unit can be removed and re-attached easily, and the included jar is dishwasher safe.

The DURALAST All-Metal Drive makes it durable. Many other competing blenders in this price range have plastic drive systems. Oster has thoroughly tested the drive system and states that it is built to hold up to 10,000 smoothies, and it comes with a lengthy 10-year warranty.

You’ll also receive a nice brochure with the blender, but the paper used for the user manual feels a bit skimpy.


Oster BPCT02-BA0-000 2-Speed Blender

BPCT02-BA0-000Features

  • 1,000 power wattage, 600 blending watts.
  • ½ horsepower motor.
  • 4 stainless steel blades – 2 down, and 2 up.
  • 6-Cup Boroclass glass container.
  • Toggle switch for two speeds.
  • Low-profile container.
  • 6 cups with standard carafe.
  • Pulse feature.
  • 2-ounce filler cap with easy-to-read markings for pouring and measurements.
  • DURALAST All Metal Drive System provides lasting durability.
  • Dishwasher safe.

The Oster BPCT02-BA0-000 blender is a good pick if you are looking for a simple kitchen gadget that you can always depend on. Its black matted and sturdy print base provides a secure foundation, while the jar on top gives it a classic look. The classic toggle switch has two speeds – making things easy and simple. 600 watts gives you all the power you will need to blend your smoothies, juices, soups, dips, frozen drinks, and other recipes.

The ½ horsepower motor makes the BPCT02-BA0-000 one of the most powerful Oster blenders. There are four blades that chop and grind all your ingredients thoroughly — even ice, nuts, and seeds. This model features new and improved rubber feet below the base that makes the blender more stable, preventing it from moving when you are doing heavy-duty jobs. It always remains motionless and stable on your countertop.

The included container is thermal shock tested. There’s ample capacity to blend for six people or less, and you can add ingredients to make adjustments even while blending.

With the lid in place, the jar is just 16 inches tall. This means that it will easily fit under the kitchen cabinets without forcing you to remove the container or the lid.

The Oster BPCT02-BA0-000 is feature-rich and easy to use, but chunks of food can get stuck between the blades of this blender. It can also be a bit on the loud side.


Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set

MBR-1701Features

  • A 17-piece high-speed mixing system that chops, whips, and blends.
  • The 17-piece system includes 2 cups, 2 blades, 4 lip rings, 4 mugs, 2 vented lids, 2 sealed lids, and 1 recipe book.
  • Power base with controls.
  • See-through durable construction.
  • The two blades are made of stainless steel, one being flat and the other crossed.
  • Easy-to-operate “press down” function.
  • The mugs and cups are freezer and microwave-safe.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Limited 1 year warranty.

The Magic Bullet MBR-1701 is a multi-functional device that can replace your food processor and coffee grinder. And of course, it can blend smoothies, juices, hot soups, frozen delicacies, and more. The MBR-1701 can be used to grate cheese, crush ice, or chop onions. Overll, it’s a very useful device to have in the home kitchen and it looks nice on the countertop.

The push-and-activate feature makes this blender very easy to use. There’s no switch to activate — just place your ingredients into the cup, screw on the blade, and place the Bullet on the base. Press down, and your blending will be finished in just a few seconds.

There are four mugs and two cups included which are made of clear and durable plastic so you can easily monitor the grating, chopping, and blending. Driven by the little machine’s powerful motor, the flat and cross blades do a thorough job of blending ingredients. Cleaning up is super simple, as you just have to clean a single serving mug or cup instead of the large container. Also, since the design of this blender is so compact, the Bullet can be easily stored away.

The downsides of the Magic Bullet MBR-1701 are that there’s only one speed and there’s no pulse function.


Oster 6647 10-Speed Blender

6647Features

  • 700 power watts, 450 blending watts.
  • Stainless steel Crush Pro 4 blade.
  • Separate controls for milkshakes, smoothies, ice crush, frozen drinks, and liquefy.
  • 10 speeds to choose from with continuous motion or pulse option for maximum control.
  • 5-Cup Boroclass glass container.
  • 2-ounce filler cap with built-in markings for measuring and pouring ingredients even during the blending.
  • DURALAST All Metal Drive System provides lasting durability.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Lightweight and compact design.
  • All metal parts and joints.
  • 10-year warranty.

The Oster 6647 10-Speed blender is a good choice for those willing to sacrifice style but not performance. It has a 450-watt powerful motor and Crush Pro 4-point stainless steel blades which chop and pulverize ingredients while blending beverages and food efficiently. The crusher blades turn chunky cubes into ice quickly when you want to prepare cocktails, juices, and smoothies. The blender also prepares smooth sauces, soups, and dips at the touch of a button.

The 10 speeds and pulse function give you maximum control over the texture and consistency of your recipes. The variable speeds of this blender give you plenty of versatility. Use the pulse setting to chop food or when you need a little bit of extra power. The small push buttons are easy to operate and are clearly marked. The blender’s container lid shuts with a nice snap, and you can remove it to add ingredients while blending (such as oil when making salad dressings).

Its overall reliability, wide-range of applications, performance, and cheap price point makes the Oster 6647 a good entry-level blender for the kitchen. As far as cons go, we wish that the cord was a bit longer. Also, the included lid could be sturdier.


Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher (54220)

54220Features

  • 14 blending functions for smoothies, milkshakes, salsas, icy drinks, chopping, grinding, mixing, pureeing, and more.
  • Pulse function – low and high.
  • Patented wave action that provides smooth results without any stirring.
  • 700-watt peak power.
  • Stainless steel Ice Sabre blades.
  • 40 oz glass container.
  • Mess-free spout that allows for easy pouring.
  • Cord storage.
  • The blades, lid, and jar are all dishwasher safe.
  • 3-year warranty.

The Hamilton Beach 54220 Wave Crusher Multi-Function blender delivers robust power to thoroughly process and blend a variety of ingredients. With the 43220, nothing is half-blended.

Hamilton, one of the most popular blender makers, has tested this appliance on more than 8,000 frozen drinks. The patented Ice Sabre blades pulverize even the toughest ingredients, giving you the precise texture and smoothness you want.

There are 14 different blending functions in this model, giving you a lot of different options. The blending functions are for dicing, pureeing, grinding, chopping, smoothies, milkshakes, and more. The “Wave-Action” blending system creates a vortex, pulling ingredients down into the blades and making sure that the blending is perfect.

The included 40 oz container fits nicely on top of the solidly built base of this blender. The black-colored base holds everything together and keeps it nice and stable even while the blender is working at top speed. The 40 oz container can blend an adequate quantity for most families, and you can blend in large or small quantities. The markings on the clear jar surface are easy to read, and all parts (the lid, blades, and container) are dishwasher safe. The mess-free spout makes for easy pouring.

This blender has received overwhelmingly positive reviews for being feature-rich and super convenient. The main downside with this model is that many of its parts are made of plastic.


Final Thoughts

Before buying a new blender, keep in mind that it’s important to know what you’ll be using it for. Remember, some blenders will make good smoothies and juices, but fail when it comes to ice. So if you are planning to make ice cream or frozen yogurt, pay close attention to its blade and the power of the motor. Also consider the container size, attachments, and how frequently you are planning to use the machine.

High-quality blenders don’t always cost a lot of money. There are many good blenders that cost less than $50 which will help you prepare smoothies, juices, hot soups, dips, spreads, and can also be used for grinding, pureeing, chopping and mixing. The control panel should be clearly marked with separate switches or knobs for each function. Also, look for a blender with pulse functionality.

If you didn’t find what you were looking for in this guide and don’t mind paying a little more money, we’d recommend checking out our Best Blender Under $100 guide, as well as our top-picks for the best blender under $200. If you are looking to buy the very best blender money can buy, be sure to check out the amazing models listed in our Best Blender Under $500 buyer’s guide.

Finally, definitely take cleanup convenience and warranty into account. Make sure that the components of your blender are all dishwasher safe. Regarding warranty – the longer the better, naturally!

If you have any questions or comments about this buyer’s guide, please post them below in the comment section. I’ll do everything I can to help you find the best blender under $50 for your needs.

Happy blending!

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