Adding more fruit and vegetables to your diet is an excellent way to get your essential vitamins and nutrients. Blenders allow you to power through a variety of ingredients, producing smoothies and juices, shakes, hot soups, nut butters, marinades, and much more. If you are looking to eat healthier or even just make meal prep quicker and more convenient, choosing the right one for your needs can make a huge difference.
Investing in a new blender may help you develop healthier eating habits, but they are also great value for money. Instead of buying drinks out at the shops or cafes, you can whizz up affordable refreshments and more, saving on unnecessary costs.
At the end of the day, you are looking for an easy to use and easy to clean kitchen appliance. Thankfully, there are many brands that manufacture high speed, top quality models in Australia, that are suitable for both commercial and domestic use.
We have had a look at the best benchtop and bullet blenders in Australia, identifying unique and specific features that will help you decide which one is the right one for you.
So, whether you are looking for a magic bullet for maximum extraction, a blender for the whole family, or a personal one for smoothies, we have included options for all needs and price points, from high-performance models to the more affordable ones.
1. Vitamix Explorian E310
Vitamix delivers a high-performance motor that can handle tough ingredients
Price AUD: $449.00
The Vitamix Explorian E310 brings high-performance into your everyday home, with a 2-horsepower motor that can cut through a variety of ingredients. With a 1.4L capacity, this blender is ideal for small to medium batches.
The Vitamix Explorian allows you to blend and refine every texture with culinary precision. With ten variable speeds, you are in control. This versatile machine can deliver a multitude of condiments and recipes, including smoothies and juices, hot soups, frozen desserts, nut butters, purees, dough, and much more.
The powerful pulse function is great for cutting through tough ingredients and produces a coarse chop ideal for salsas and chunky soups. This blender can also whip up soup in under 10 mins, with the friction from laser-cut, stainless-steel blades bringing soup to an ideal serving temperature.
The best part about most blenders is that they are self-cleaning. With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix blender can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds.
The Explorian E310 does not come as a bargain, but it can be a valuable investment. Built with a radial cooling fan, thermal protection system and backed with a 5-year warranty, this machine is built to last. Your purchase also includes a handy cookbook and a mini tamper to help stuff those stubborn ingredients into your mix.
Best For Smoothies
2. Mod Blend Pro
A powerful unit, blending modern design with innovative technology
Price AUD: $399.00
The Mod Blend Pro will have all your cooking needs covered in the kitchen. Boasting a 3.5-horsepower motor, this power blender can grind, chop, mix and puree through a variety of tough ingredients. This generous 2L blender can serve the whole family and for more versatility it comes with an optional 1L cyclone jug set for single serves and smaller batches.
This blender is convenient and easy to use with a modern, digital display. You can choose from 5 pre-set features: smoothies, ice cream, ground ingredients, soup and whole juices, or fine tune using the 8-speed touch slider for seamless speed control.
The pulse function combined with its powerful motor is ideal for refining and chopping coarse or frozen ingredients, making the Mod Blend Pro one of the best blenders for smoothies and frozen desserts. The 2.2mm Japanese carbon steel blades ensure extra durability and precision.
The Mod Blend Pro is BPA free for healthy and safe blending, backed with a 5-year warranty. It comes in four different colour options: black, red, white, or silver, and includes a coconut bowl pack, spatula, and tamper accelerator.
It is super easy to clean, with no need to pull it apart. Just add dish soap and warm water to the jug and set to high, it will wash itself.
3. Optimum 9200A (2nd Gen)
A commercial-grade blender, suitable and easy-to-use in your own home
Price AUD: $791.00
The Optimum 9200a has a 3.8-horsepower motor, powerful enough to meet the demands of commercial use and making it one of the best high-performance blenders on the market. However, you will not just find professionals using this vortex blender, as it is accessible and affordable for family households too. The Optimum 9002a comes with a 2L capacity, BPA-free jug, great for the whole family to enjoy.
This versatile blender might as well be renamed a food processor due to all its capabilities. It comes with an intuitive control panel with six preset functions and pulse function for easy use. With hammer forged blades able to achieve over 15 functions in one appliance, you will be able to crush and blend whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, ice, and much more.
The Optimum wet and dry, six-blade stainless steel assembly delivers high speeds and optimal performance in seconds. Inclusive of a nut milk bag, spatula, green bottle, and recipe book, this blender also comes with a heavy-duty tamper tool for improved processing and mixing.
Optimum is one of Australia’s most recognised brands. This powerful blender might cost a little more than most domestic blenders on the market, but The Optimum 9200a is made to outperform and outlast. It comes with a built-in sensor to detect over-usage, prolonging the life of your vortex blender. It is a high-quality device, backed with an unrivalled 10-year domestic warranty.
Best For Soups
4. NutriBullet Rx
The cooking blender with the best-in-class nutrition extractor
Price AUD: $209.00
The Nutribullet is known for its signature blending process, optimizing the nutritional potential of our food. The NutriBullet Rx allows you to transform high-fiber fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds into delicious smoothies and snacks that are easy to digest and absorb. The Nutribullet RX comes with a 1.3L large cup, an 880ml short cup and a 1L soup pitcher, for flexibility and versatility, serving small to medium batches.
While we already know the capabilities the NutriBullet has when it comes to making a great juice or smoothie, this model also doubles as a heating blender making it the best blender for soups. It comes with a 7-minute, heat cycle function, ideal for soups and hot liquids.
With a 2.3-horsepower motor, large-capacity attachments, and a hands-free cycle that powers off the motor after maximum extraction, the NutriBullet Rx is a superfood hero, extracting the best out of your ingredients. This little blender is easy to clean. Simply rinse the blade with soap & water, and cups are top rack dishwasher safe.
It may be small, but this mighty hot and cold blender opens a whole new world of convenience. If you are looking for a personal blender primarily for smoothies and hot soups, this is a great investment and is backed by a 12month warranty. The NutriBullet Rx also comes with a stay fresh lid, lip ring, pitcher lid, blade remover, user guide, and recipe book.
5. Breville The Fresh and Furious
Combining the power of a blender and food processor, with 9 task controls for easy use
Price AUD: $219.00
Trusted Aussie brand Breville has combined the functionality of a powerful blender with food processing tasks for versatility and convenience. Crush and chop to turn ice into snow, fold and aerate for creamy smoothies and soups. With a 1.5L capacity this blender is ideal for making small to medium batches.
Breville The Fresh and Furious delivers one touch programs on a digital display for easy use. This machine can deliver instant smoothies and juices, crushed ice, hearty hot soups, purees and much more. With 9 task controls, 5 speed settings and timer, this blender comes with enough programs to handle any task.
Breville’s blades are engineered, surgical grade stainless steel, ensuring the blades stay sharp, for longer. The 1.5-horsepower motor delivers quiet and efficient blending performance.
The fresh and Furious is great value for anyone who is enthusiastic about cooking or likes to get creative in the kitchen, combining the powers of a blender and food processor to deliver mouth-watering food. This multifunctional appliance comes with a BPA-free tritan jug, lid, and recipe cards, backed by a 5-year warranty.
6. Kenwood kMix Blender 1.6L
With a thermoresistant glass goblet that can handle the heat
Price AUD: $269.00
The Kenwood Kmix Blender makes it easy for you to produce delicious smoothies, juices, and hot soups with an 800-watt (1.07-horsepower) motor. Cast aluminium in a coloured finish, this blender holds an impressive 1.6L thermoresistant glass goblet ready to crush ice or whizz up a healthy smoothie. And for hot liquids this blender carries a 1.2L blending capacity, ideal for soups.
The thermoresistant glass allows you to move between hot and cold liquids as it withstands thermal cracks, and the vented filler cap allows steam to escape safely.
The glass goblet is ribbed to optimise blending performance, pushing the ingredients back over the blades for a combined mix. There is also a profiled pouring spout and ergonomic handle for easy pouring. With variable speeds and pulse control, combined with Kenwood’s MultiZone blade technology, this blender can crush and mix foods effortlessly for refined textures.
For easy cleaning, the blades, goblet, and base can all be dismantled, with dishwasher safe parts for even more convenience. The Kenwood Kmix blender can serve the whole family with easy-to-use functions and safety interlock, backed by a 12-month warranty.
7. Philips ProBlend 5000
Delivering ProBlend crush technology, for ease and speed
Price AUD: $129.00
Philips introduces ProBlend Crush technology to your kitchen, turning tough ingredients into the finest blends, twice as fast. This unit is fitted with an energy efficient, 1.3-horsepower motor and 6 stainless-steel blades for power and precision.
The large 2L glass jug has a working capacity of 1.5L, great to share with the whole family or save for later.
The 2L glass jug is heat resistant and designed for optimal flow of ingredients for the finest blending results. The control dial is fitted with a non-slip grip, so it is easy to control the variable speed settings and pulse function. From gentle blending to a burst of power for tougher ingredients, enjoy healthy smoothies and soups, great for on the go with the ‘on the go’ tumbler accessory which is included.
This pro blender has a removable blade unit, designed for more thorough and accessible cleaning. All detachable parts are dishwasher safe, making this blender easy to use and easy to clean.
Backed with a 2-year warranty, this blender does not boast all the features you would get in a high-performance, premium model. However, the Philips ProBlend is a more affordable blender on the market that is great for busy families or people on the go, providing healthier and nutritional choices with minimal effort.
Best For Baby Food
8. Cuisinart Portable Compact Blender/Chopping System
A small, compact unit delivering big performance
Price AUD: $200.00
The Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System is a versatile, efficient, user-friendly device, great for anyone who likes to make their own smoothies, spices, purees, and dressings at home. It is an ideal personal blender for single serves and one of the best blenders for baby food. Blend, chop, grind, and mix at your convenience, with three different sized BPA-free, tritan blender cups. Sizes include, 1 x 946ml blender cup, 4 x 473ml travel cups, 1x 236ml chopping cup.
This compact unit is fitted with 3 simple settings, low, high, and pulse control, with an electronic touchpad with LED indicator lights for easy use. The two Patented, stainless-steel blades work effortlessly combined with a 350-watt (0.47-horsepower) motor to deliver flavour and refined textures. It has an inbuilt standby mode with safety interlock and auto stop features, for extra efficiency and longevity.
Designed to fit anywhere, the compact portable blending and chopping system is the perfect size for almost any space in your kitchen.
All blender cups are shatter resistant, BPA-free and dishwasher safe, making for easy cleaning and versatile use. The Cuisinart Portable Compact Blender is an affordable and powerful little device ideal for single serves, making smoothies and condiments, and it is backed by a 3-year warranty.
9. Nutri Ninja Pro Blender BL450
A versatile personal blender, extracting the best out of your ingredients
Price AUD: $78.00
The Nutri Ninja Pro is one of the best personal blenders on the market, which offers powerful nutrient and vitamin extraction, with a 1.2-horsepower motor, allowing you to unlock the natural health benefits present in your favourite fruits, vegetables, and more.
This bullet blender, with its patented, pro-extractor blades can crush through ice, seeds, skins, and stems for smooth, even textures, whilst breaking down fruits and vegetables for nutrient rich smoothies and juices. The Nutri Ninja comes with a 500ml small cup and 650ml regular cup, great for at home or on the go, providing you with two sip and seal lids.
All components of the Nutri Ninja Pro are BPA-free and dishwasher safe making cleaning a less tedious task. It is ideal for single serves and condiments. The Nutri Ninja Pro Blender also comes with a 30-recipe inspo guide, instruction book, and backed by a 12-month warranty.
10. Kambrook Blitz2Go Personal Blender
An affordable and effective personal blender, great for people on the go
Price AUD: $52.99
The Kambrook Blitz2Go Personal Blender is the perfect companion for mixing juices, smoothies, and shakes, all in the one bottle to minimise mess and stress in the kitchen. With a 300-watt (0.4-horsepower) motor for quick blending, the Kambrook set comes with 2x 600ml and 1x 300ml BPA-Free tritan plastic bottles.
The Kambrook Personal Blender is great for people on the go. Whether hitting the gym, going to work, socialising with friends, you can take your Kambrook creations wherever you go. Simply remove the blade holder after blending and replace with closable drinking lids to sip on the go. The drinking cups even fit in most car cup holders for that added convenience.
If most of your cooking needs are already met in the kitchen and you are just looking for something small and affordable to indulge your smoothie, juice, and shake fix, the Kambrook Blitz2Go is a handy, compact, convenient, blender backed by a 12-month warranty.
How to choose the right blender for you
As you can tell from the brands featured on this page, there are many types of blenders in various sizes and with different features to choose from. Here is what to look for when considering buying one.
Blender Type and Budget
Depending on the size, brand, and features, blenders can cost anywhere from $30 to $2000. It is best to consider the things that are relevant to you and your household to gain the best value for money. The price generally increases with size, motor power and added features.
There are many types of blenders on the market to suit different needs. We have focussed our reviews on countertop and bullet blenders, however when choosing to buy one, first consider what type of blender you are looking for:
- Countertop/Jug Blenders - Large capacity, kitchen blender, ideal for families and bulk blending
- Hand Blenders - Hand held electric mixer, ideal for baking and desserts
- Stick Blenders - Hand held immersion blender, ideal for hot soups and liquids
- High Performance Blenders - High-powered blender, suited for commercial use, heavy use, and tough ingredients
- Personal/Bullet Blenders - Small blender for single or double serves, ideal for making smoothies and juices, soups, and baby food
- Vacuum Blenders - A kitchen blender with the ability to remove excess air from ingredients prior to blending, resulting in extra smooth, creamy textures.
Servings and Size
Consider how many people you are serving, storage space required, and bench space for usage. Most bullet blenders or personal blenders will provide a set of cups or jugs in various sizes for that extra versatility. Here is a rough size guide of jug capacity:
- Less than 1L - Small batches/personal
- 1.4-1.6L - Small to medium batches
- 2L or more - Large batches/family
Easy to use - Features and Functions
Most blenders will come with similar basic functions including speed variables and pulse function. But for those who like to get a little more serious in the kitchen, most high-performance blenders have added functions and more power that may improve convenience and expand your options in the kitchen. These may include warm or hot functions for soups and sauces, auto programs, timer, smart IQ, digital display, and add-on utensils like a tamper or spatula. It is important, no matter how many features and functions your blender comes with, that it is easy-to-use.
Easy to Clean
A good blender should be easy to clean. Luckily, most blenders are self-cleaning and only require minimal wash-up time. Some or all parts of the blender may even be dishwasher-safe which can also make a difference in convenience.
Safety and Warranty
As a high-use kitchen appliance that withstands various temperatures, liquids, and textures, it is no surprise that blenders can come with some wear and tear. The more common problems outlined by Australian consumers seem to be overworked motors, blunted blades, and loud noise. Some models may come with added features like safety interlock or auto-stop to help preserve longevity in the motor and blades. A tamper tool or spatula may also help assist with processing and mixing chunky or tough ingredients.
A lot of the high-performance blenders come with powerful motors that can create quite a bit of noise. Consider the space and usage at your home to find a blender best suited to your environment. Hearing protection may be required in use.
Check the warranty that comes with your chosen blender. Most should come with at least a 12months warranty, with most high-performing models being covered up to 5-years or more.
The Choice Is Yours
Blenders can deliver versatility and convenience to your kitchen and promote healthier food choices. At their most basic, you toss your ingredients in, and pick a speed setting. Pay a little more, and you might get additional blending options and even greater convenience – like a heat function for soups, a more powerful motor, or engineered blades designed for tough ingredients. Ultimately your pick will come down to the preferences that are most relevant to your home and lifestyle.