Hello and welcome to our Top 10 Best Blenders Under $100. We at TechChef have reviewed and compared a vast number of cheap hand/immersion blenders and countertop; after analyzing each individually we have picked 10 which we believe represent the best bang for your buck. This page is being constantly updated so you can always find the best value for your investment. To every product on this list there is a full in-depth review which will give you more information and details about that specific blender, just click “Read Review”, right above the Ratings section. If you are a fan of smoothies and are looking for the best smoothie maker in the market, you’ve come to the right place!
As expected, the highlight of most low-budget blenders isn’t features. Manufacturers tend to focus on performance and ease of use, in a way to design viable products while keeping the price as low as possible. However, that’s not to said they are feature-less. In fact, we have included many surprisingly great blenders on this list, with a nice set of features. On this list you will find:
- Control Panel – Simple and intuitive, even to first-time owners. Most on the list onlt have a turn on/off button and multi-adjustament speeds. However, the top ones also have programmed settings.
- Speed – Some have the standard 4 speed (high, medium, low and pulse). The best ones have 6 different speeds plus pulse and turbo. Pulse means it will blend for as long as you keep pressing the button. The Bestek model even has 3 programmed speed settings.
- Motor – From as low as 350W to as high as 1400W. However, this doesn’t mean lower watts = power/performance.
- Blades – While the standard models have the common reversible s-blades, the top blenders of this list have patended stack blades design for much better efficiency capable of crushing ice, cutting any vegetable/fruit thick skin and even grinding grains.
Note: We don’t recommend you to grind meat with any of thse blenders. If you are looking for a kitchen appliance for that purpose see our top 10 food processors under $100.
Average Design & Material
There are mainly two types of materials used on the listed products, and these are:
- ABS/PC Plastic. A lightweight and medium-strenght material. Cheap to produce and is used regularly in the control panel and some accessories.
- Stainless Steel. A strong and anti-corrosion material. It’s very durable and ideal for these kind of kitchen appliances.
Some have special design features such as patended blades and anti-spill.
Average Ease of Use
Expect easy to use appliances. In fact, most listed appliances in this article have no learning curve and can be used without prior knowledge. They are some of the most simple smoothie maker and portable blenders in the market. As expected from a low-budget product, manufacturers have focused their resources on creating an easy to use appliance, very straightforward and simple to use.
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment on the respective review’ page.
Yosiyo 3-in-1 is a standard hand blender available at a decent price. It is a fairly durable product made of stainless steel. Itt comes with a beaker, blender stick and a whisk. Great for preparing smoothies, milkshakes and baby food. However, the motor is a bit weak, only 200W and is not recommended to blend for more than 15 seconds straight, as it may burn the motor. Consequently, not ideal for thicker ingredients. When preparing smoothies and juices, it’s better if you chop the ingredients into very tiny bits before you blend them, as the weak motor won’t be able to efficiently process it all. The hand blender as multi-speed adjustment (6 speeds + turbo).
- Ease of Use.
- Stainless Steel Housing.
- 200W motor.
- Turbo Speed isn’t efficient.
Ninja Master QB900
If you are looking for a smoothie maker that is easy to carry around (great for travelling and camping), you will be very pleased at what Ninja Master QB900 has to offer. First of all, it is manufactured by one of the most reputable brands in the kitchenware market, ensuring quality and efficiency. Secondly, it’s a very efficient product with a great performance, it finds its best use in smoothies, milkshakes and juices. It does crush small quantities of ice, but we wouldn’t advise you to do this in a regular basis. It’s a casual blender, not aimed at heavy duty usage. This means, you should use it ocasionally, but don’t expect it to be able to chop and blend thick ingredients for meal prepping as the motor is only 400W.
|Price history for Ninja Master Prep Chopper, Blender, Food Processor (QB900B)|
- Comes with 2 containers.
- Chops ice.
- Strong Blades.
- Minces, Dices, Chops, Blends and Purees.
- Very Affordable.
- Easy to Carry (good for travelling)
- 400 Watt motor (450W would be a better fit)
- Not a heavy duty usage product.
On the market for a blender, whisk and food processor? Save money by buying a multi-function product capable of covering a wide variety of tasks. This is the main characteristic of Bestek Immersion Blender, and is due possible to its design and extra accessories. It comes with a 500ml food processing bowl, egg whisk and 800ml blender beaker. Bestek immersion blender is has multi-speed Adjustment and turbo, all powered by a decent 350W motor. If we take into consideration the low price tag of this product (which we must), Bestek 4-in-1 indeed is a great deal. However, keep in mind it doesn’t grind meat properly. If you are looking for a food processor capable of grinding meat and grains than this multi-function blender won’t suit you. Check our food processors top10.
|Price history for BESTEK Immersion Hand Blender 350 W 2 Speed 4-in-1 Smart Stick Hand Mixer Set, Black/Sliver|
- Accessories Set.
- Durability (with adequate maintenance).
- 350W motor.
- Doesn’t grind meat efficiently.
Much like Bestek, Ashata is also a multi-function blender capable of functioning as a food processor, mixer and whisk. A good deal for anyone on a tight budget. Ashata comes with a nice set of attachments that enhance its functionability and performance. The product design is focused around ease of use, Ashata’s 360º motor body allows you to easily insert the unit (the attachments) into the motor without any hassle. Easily switching from blender to food processor to whisk or mixer. It makes use of a 500W motor and has 6 speeds + turbo. Overall it’s a great product. We do consider it to be slightly overpriced, mainly because it is manufactured by a yet unknown brand. However, after testing it and comparing to others we believe it to be a slightly better option than the Bestek 4-in-1, despite both being very similiar products (Ashata has a much better motor though).
- 500W motor.
- Set of Attachments.
- Unknown brand.
- Blenker plastic is a bit thin.
- Slightly Overpriced.
It is one of the newly released hand blenders in 2018 and it has earned a spot in both our Top 10 Best Blenders Under $100 list as well as our Top 10 Food Processors. Much like the 2 previous products on this list, XProject is also a multi-function blender capable of doing the job of a food processor, mixer and whisk. However, it does have a much more powerful motor than Bestek and Ashata blenders. XProject features a 800W motor and 6 speeds + turbo. On top of that, the motor is much quiter than most. We at TechChef vividly recommend this product if you are looking to save money with multi-function appliances.
- 4-in-1 Multi-use
- 800W Motor.
- 6 Speed Control + Turbo.
- Overload Automatic Power Off.
- Anti-splash Design.
- Low Noise Engine.
- Extra Accessories.
- Unknown Brand.
The king of portable blender / smoothie maker. NutriBullet is the number one choice for healthy living enthusiasts and new moms. It’s very compact and lightweight, thus being very easy to carry around in a bag or backpack. It’s capable of shreding, blending, grinding and chopping, vegetables, fruits and seeds. It has an amazing performance powered by a 600W motor and a patented blade design. It only has 1 speed, pulse speed. In order to start blending you have to press down the top of the blender and release it when you are done. The product comes with a 12-piece package (High-torque Power Base, Extractor Blade, Milling Blade, Tall Cup, Short Cups, Handled Lip Ring, Regular Lip Ring, Stay-fresh Resealable Lids, User Manual & Cookbook, and Pocket Nutritionis). It does have a small capacity of only 3-cup (0.71L), which can be a pro or a con depending on your needs. NutriBullet is widely regarded as the go-to smoothie maker in US and many european countries. It combines top performance, portability and a great price. We highly recommend it if your main use is going to be smoothies, juices or baby food.
|Price history for NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray|
- 12-piece Set.
- Patented Blade Design.
- Small Capacity.
- Not Ideal for Blending Frozen Fruits/Vegetables.
Power and versatility in one countertop blender / food processor. One of our personal favourite, Oster Pro is powered by a 1200W motor and has one of the best multi-speed adjustments in the market. On top of the low, medium, high and pulse speeds (fairly common among under $100 blenders), Oster Pro features 3 programmed speed settings unlike any other on this list (green/frozen smoothies, food chop/salsa and milkshakes). The stainless steel blades are 50% larger than most and strong enough to crush ice into snow. The package includes: 6-cup Boroclass Glass Jar; Extra-large, BPA-free 5-cup Food Processing Bowl; Stainless Steel Slicing Disk and Chopping Blade; and 24 oz. Lidded Smoothie to-go Cup. It’s a brilliant product with top performance. We highly recommend it for a family household, or anyone who is into juices and frozen drinks.
|Price history for Oster Pro 1200 Blender with Glass Jar PLUS Smoothie Cup & Food Processor Attachment, Brushed Nickel|
- 1200W motor.
- 7 Speeds (including 3 pre-programmed settings).
- 50% Larger Stainless Steel Blade.
- Nice Set of Attachments.
- A bit of a learning curve.
One of the most powerful countertop blenders under $100, you won’t find one with a better motor. Bestek makes use of a 1400W motor capable of hitting 30.000 rotations per minute. It can turn ice into snow and blend smoothies homogeneously, grinding the thickest of seeds and grains. Much like Oster Pro, Bestek also comes with an exquisite multi-speed adjustment feature, low, medium, high, pulse and 3 programed settings (milkshake, ice crush and dessert). It has a large capacity bowl and comes with 6 stainless steel blades. The motor is a bit louder than others on this list, mainly due to the high RPM and plastic housing. This plastic housing is the only negative side we find on this product, unfortunately it’s a top performance blender inside a fairly weak housing, should have been stainless steel or even thicker plastic.
- 3 Variable Speed + Pulse + 3 Programmed Settings.
- Set of 6 Stainless Steel Blades.
- A bit loud.
- Housing made of plastic.
It is one of the best blenders in the market, combining great performance and amazing design. It is a very highly capable countertop blender, ideal for smoothies, juices, frozen drinks, spices, and much more. It has won the “Amazon’s Choice” tag award on the e-commerce site under the smoothie blenders category. Cosori is equipped with a 800W motor with 23000 RPM (rotations per minute). It efficiently crushes ice and blends any vegetables and fruits homogeneously. There’s a reason why it’s one of the best sellers on Amazon, and one of the top rated products. Besides the stunning performance and ease of use, Cosori comes with a 10-piece package including: Storage Lid, Travel Lid, 2 x 32oz Containers, 1 x 24 oz Container, Cleaning Brush, Recipe Book and User Manual. It’s a product focused on ease of use, very simple and straightforward, only has 2 speeds, auto-blend and pulse. The price also reflects that. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for an easy to use but powerful countertop blender with a high durability (long-term use). Something we must highlight is the travel lid, which makes it perfect for people with a busy lifestyle.
- 800W motor with 23k RPMs.
- 10-Accessories Package (including 3 containers & travel lid)
- Ideal For Busy and Health Conscious People.
- Not noisy.
- No Multi-Speed Adjustment.
A 10/10 performance countertop blender, widely regarded as a must-have in any household. It is one of the most bought blenders in America and Europe. Designed by Ninjashark, a renowned american brand that manufactures high quality kitchen and home products. Ninja BL610 is equipped with a professional 1000W motor, capable of crushing ice and cutting through the toughest vegetable or fruit skinds easily and quickly. It perfectly blends seeds and grains into healthy, homogeneous smoothies. BL610 makes use of Total Crushing Technology, which is a stick with 6 stacked sharp stainless steels, a very popular stacked blade design of Ninja brand. Expect the best performance in the market, maybe only compared to Cosori. The pitcher is large, capable of holding up to 2.1L (72 oz.). It only has 4 standard speeds, low, medium, high and pulse. It would have been nice to see programmed speed settings, but considering the overall quality and performance of this product, 4 speeds are more than enough to make it stand out from the rest in the market. If you are looking for a countertop blender with a large pitcher and a guaranteed top performance, you’ll love Ninja BL610.
|Price history for Ninja Professional Blender (BL610)|
- 1000W Professional Motor.
- Total Crushing Technology.
- 3 Speeds + Pulse.
- Crushes Ice and Perfectly Blends Seeds into Drinks.
- Ease of Use.
- Plastic pitcher.