Looking for a new powerful countertop blender? Check out our comparison of 1000 watt plus blenders on the market today. We will compare Vitamix, Cuisinart, Tayama, Chicago Food Machinery, Ninja and Blendtec blenders with power over 1000 watts.
Not every appliance company manufactures blenders of this speed and power – over 1000 watts. So if you are looking to be able to make smooth smoothies, pureed soups, sauces, fillings and to crush ice, you should consider a blender with a high power ranking, of at least 1000 watts.
We have tried to find the most common, popular brands or just great deal blenders in this power range. We have not included all blenders as there are just too many, but this list can be your start – and possibly the end of your blender comparison search.
Depending on the response, we may try to create another comparison article in the near future.
Vitamix is one of the most popular powerful blender brands. Made in the USA, most Vitamix blenders are at 1100 watts or more. One of the lower-end models of Vitamix blenders provides 1440 watts of power – well over the 1000 wattage. This much wattage (and the design) is enough to create a really smooth smoothie and crushed ice with ease.
Another great thing about a Vitamix blender is their warranty. They provide a warranty of at least 5 years which covers everything, including shipping both ways in case of return for repairs. Whether you need this or not is one thing. The fact that the Vitamix company is confident enough to offer this solid warranty shows how truly confident they are in their quality standards.
At around $350., this Vitamix Explorian Series E310 blender is a middle ground price point for this group of powerful blenders. If you are afraid of the most costly or the least costly blenders on this list, this may be the blender for you.
As for my personal experience with my Vitamix, I have no regrets. It was more costly than most blenders but, the quality of the blending, crushing, pureeing, making nut butters, and souping goes beyond my expectations. With green, vegetable, fruit smoothies or juices, there is no need to waste all of that good pulp that you would with a juicer. The Vitamix will pulverize just about anything including carrots, broccoli, oranges and whole flax seeds. I have to say that if I was on a desert island and had to pick one appliance from my kitchen, I would pick my Vitamix.
Higher end Vitamix blenders may not necessarily be more powerful. Most Vitamix blenders are about the same wattage. The higher prices of pricier Vitamix blenders are because of the size of the blender jar and / or the newly available touch screen (versus the older manual dials).
Not only does this beautiful copper colored Vitamix bring a pop of color, the awesome power of a Vitamix, a large blender jar of 68 ounces, this newly designed Vitamix will fit under your upper kitchen cabinets. These added features do make the cost higher, however, at over $600.
My own Vitamix purchase came with 3 blender jars – the 48 ounce, 64 ounce, and the dry jar. I am happy to have both sizes of wet jars. The larger jar allows me to make larger batches of pureed soup or smoothies in one go. If the servings you like to make are larger, consider getting a Vitamix with the larger sized blender jar. It may cost a little more but, it will be worth it.
Another Vitamix owner review:
Amazing machine! Worth every penny! We use it daily and it will pay for itself in the long run because I can make my own organic staples like salsa, tomato sauce, peanut or almond butter that are pricey in the grocery store. If you have a CSA this is the way to go! You can use all your produce in a great way. For thanksgiving I made pumpkin purée from my pumpkins from my CSA, everything I made with that purée was a crowd pleaser. Pros: I have made soups, smoothies or juicing can be made and you consume all the fibrous pulp that the juicer wastes. Cons: I don’t have anything negative to say about this machine.
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A little known brand (at least to me) is this Tayama blender. Coming in at 1100 watts with a 70 ounce or 6 litre BPA free blender jar, this blender seems to pack a punch especially based on the price – at just over $100. This blender claims to be ideal for grinding, and blending smoothies, batters, soups, sauces, and fillings – at a fraction – literally, a fraction – of the price of some of the other blenders in this category. The Tayama blender is not made in the USA but rather it is manufactured in China, if this is important to you.
Another lesser known blender brand, this powerful blender made by Chicago Food Machinery comes with a lot of power. At 3 horsepower, this is one of the strongest HP on the market. Mixed with a 1500 watt engine, expect this blender to puree, blend, whip, liquefy, crush ice, make hot soups and beverages. The large 68 ounce blender jar will also prove large enough for most recipes including those fit for multiple servings. Priced at around $240, this is a very good countertop blender buy for the impressive power and size you get.
The Ninja series of blenders have a very low price point compared to some of the others on this list. You can find a Ninja blender with 1500 watts of power and a large 72 ounce BPA free container for under $200. This Ninja blender claims to be capable of performing all of these kitchen tasks: Puree; Blend; Grind Grains; Frappe; Crushes Ice; Dough; Juicing.
This Ninja blender claims to grind grains – a tough ask for most blenders – especially at this price range. Getting a blender under $200 which does this makes this blender a standout. Yes, Vitamix is capable of grinding grains in their dry jar but, the price is higher.
The Ninja series of blenders are made in China.
At an even lower price is the Ninja Professional with a lesser power rating of 1000 watts. Depending on your power needs for your blender, at under $100, this Ninja blender may be just enough for your kitchen…and your budget.
From a Ninja blender buyer:
While Cuisinart does not have a lot of blenders in this power range, this one may be worthy of mention – for the design alone. It does still fit into this group of power blenders having a 2.0 HP horsepower motor with 1200 watts of power. It comes in at just under $300.
The design is so unique and interesting that I really wanted to include it. It looks like a rocket, a piece of art, a tower, or a statue perhaps? I would not mind having this on my counter, not only as a useful blender but, as a conversation piece.
Made in USA, most Blendtec blenders weigh in at over 1000 watts of power. One of their most powerful blenders packs a whopping 1725 watts and 3.4 HP or horsepower. This is one of the most powerful blenders on the market…and there is a price that comes with that too. At nearly $700, this blender will be a major investment and commitment in your kitchen.
For a more moderate Blendtec blender, you could opt for a Blendtec Classic 575 which is still well over the 1000 watt consideration. This Blendtec blender comes with 3 HP and 1575 wattage – still a very powerful combination. At a much lower price of about $400, this blender may be the middle ground you have been looking for. You still get lots of power and possibilities without getting a bank loan – not to mention that you can buy these Blendtec blenders in amazing colors such as this turquoise blue one.
An actual review from a Blendtec owner (after returning their Vitamix):
I returned a Vitamix I bought because it was too big, too heavy, and too tall for my kitchen workspace. There are many things I love about this Blendtec: the footprint, the size, the weight, the 4 sided jar which is easier to use a spatula on than a round jar, when using a spatula to get the last drops the liquid flows into the corner of the jar while pouring out to get every last drop, the blades aren’t sharp so no chance of tearing up the spatula or your hand, it’s powerful and makes fantastic smoothies, even with frozen fruit, it looks nice, not massive like the Vitamix.
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Some other blender brands which did not make this list but will make our next powerful blender comparison include: Dynapro, DASH, Breville, Electrolux, Living Well by Montel, Bell and Howell, Wolf Gourmet, Midea, Nutribullet, Hamilton Beach, Kitchen Aid, Kitchen Aid Pro Line and Salton by Harley Pasternak to name a few.
If you have experience with any of these high power blenders, please let us know so that we can add more information and comparisons of those listed and other more powerful blender brands.
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