10 Best Milkshake Maker And Blenders 2021 – Reviews & Buying Guide

There should be a global recognition day for whoever came up with the idea of a milkshake and for blenders that can make it. No matter how old you are, you can never not like a creamy and refreshing glass made from one of the best blenders the market has to offer.

But that’s not all. Apart from being a prime dessert, the nutrition value a milkshake provides cannot be ignored. Now, the problem is that you cannot get a shake as natural, healthy, and fresh from a food stall or shop. The reason is the fierce competition, forcing every other food chain and cafe to economize, ultimately leading to the reduction in quality.

So, for the people who want the best for their family, friends, and themselves, I did the searching and gathered what I deduced were the Best Blenders For Milkshakes. Below is the list and the details for you to peruse from and pick what suits you best.

Best Overall

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770)
There has to be something about a blender when thousands upon thousands of people approve it and give good reviews about it.

Best Budget

Hamilton Beach (51101RV)
It will leave you wondering how something can be so cheap yet so good. This blender is proof that price is not the deciding factor every time.

Editor’s Choice

Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series
There isn’t much needed to introduce any of the Vitamix blenders. From a modern and sleek exterior to a powerful and robust motor, this blender has everything.

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backpac Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Weight: 9.2 Pounds
Price: Moderate
Color: Black
Brand: Ninja
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backpac Hamilton Beach (51101RV) Weight: 1.96 Pounds
Price: Cheap
Color: Red
Brand: Hamilton Beach
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cordlessblower Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Weight: 11 Pounds
Price: Expensive
Color: Black/ White
Brand: Vitamix
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cordlessblower Magic Bullet MBR Weight: 4.84 Pounds
Price: Moderate
Color:Silver/Black
Brand: Magic Bullet
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Vitamix Explorian Blender Weight: 10.5 Pounds
Price: Expensive
Color: Black
Brand: Vitamix
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COSORI Blender Weight: 15.92 Pounds
Price: Moderate
Color: Black
Brand: Cosori
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Black+Decker Crush Master Weight: 2.55 Pounds
Price: Cheap
Color: Black
Brand: Black+Decker
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Portable Blender Lacomri Weight: 1.93 Pounds
Price: Cheap
Color: White
Brand: Lacomri
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Hamilton Beach Power Elite Weight: 5.62 Pounds
Price: Cheap
Color: Black
Brand: Hamilton Beach
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Ninja Professional Blender Weight: 7.1 Pounds
Price: Moderate
Color: Black
Brand: Ninja
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Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770)-Best Overall

Ninja is one of the biggest blender brands in the market right now and their performance ranks among the top, rivaling the likes of Vitamix and Hamilton Beach. Especially, Ninja Mega Kitchen System, which is our Best Overall this time.

The 2 hp motor can pulverize a big batch of ice in seconds for smoothies and milkshakes and make 2 pounds of dough in roughly half a minute. Also, the 8 cup food processor is made to provide a perfect and uniform chopping. But, for exceptional results, you can use a Nutri Ninja cup for frozen drinks and shakes.

Not only that, this blender comes with a pair of travel cups and to-go lids that you can use when you can’t wait and have to leave pronto. The gigantic pitcher is enough for preparing enough shake and other things for large families and gatherings.

Its set of other accessories amounting to 17 pcs, including a recipe book with 30 different recipes guide, makes it ideal for both commercial and home use. There is also the design and exterior that makes it an excellent addition to your kitchen.

Pros

  • Powerful motor
  • BPA free
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable and strong

Cons

  • The company only provides a warranty for the operating motor

Hamilton Beach (51101RV)-Best Budget

Staying healthy nowadays is not easy. Many people are forced to give up their health just because they have other expenses to cover and can’t afford to spend on anything else. If you are one of these people, I have something extraordinary for you.

Hamilton Beach (51101RV) is not only great at making various great milkshake recipes but has the Best Budget in all of the products in this article. It’s small in size and can fit in your kitchen top, purse, office table, or anywhere else. The 175-watt motor is more than enough for what you’ll need to put in it.

The operation is super easy to carry out. All you have to do is push to start and press again to stop. Nothing more, nothing less. It levels out with extreme sheerness, and you will hardly see any chunks in the drink once this blender is done with it.

Pros

  • Light in weight making it easy to carry
  • Small in size
  • Awesome blending power
  • Stainless steel blades
  • Costs barely above a dozen dollars

Cons

  • The underside is a bit hard to clean

Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series-Editor’s Choice

There is one thing that everyone should know about Vitamix’s blenders. They are called the Rolls Royce of the blenders, and there is a valid reason for that. These beasts are made to last a lifetime. There was one customer who was upset because their old Vitamix wouldn’t kick the bucket.

But, what I have here today is the Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series, one of the latest and smartest blenders Vitamix has ever made. It quickly became our Editor’s Choice because of its quality, design, and performance.

A fascinating thing about this blender is that there are default presets for every jar that can fit the motor. The blender will autonomously remember the jar and the amount of time it takes to complete the blend in it. Then, there is the digital timer. With that, you can rest easy and leave the guesswork to the blender itself, and complete other tasks at hand.

Lastly, the short yet spacious jar is made to fit under any cabinet without any problem and inconvenience snugly.

Pros

  • Sleek exterior
  • Smart interface
  • Durable and robust
  • Pulse feature for different recipes and thicker texture
  • Self detect technology

Cons

  • Some people find it very loud

Magic Bullet MBR

One way to find if a blender is good and worth your money is when it can do more than blend. The 17 pcs set of Magic Bullet MBR makes sure that you are not limited to just milkshakes and smoothies. You can whip, chop, blend, and do much more with ease and only a push downwards.

Yes, that’s all it takes. Fill the jug or container you want to use and push/press it on the base. You will have your smoothie, milkshake, juice, and other stuff ready in seconds.

The material used to make these blender cups and jars is astoundingly durable and see-through. You can use them as a storage container, put them in the freezer, and reheat them in the same container in a microwave oven. They throw all the hassle of converting the contents every single time you want to use them out of the window.

So if you end up making milkshakes and other stuff with this blender more than necessary, you don’t have to worry about where to store it all.

Pros

  • Dishwasher safe
  • Can make a broad range of dishes and drinks
  • The jugs are printed with colored rings for easier recognition of drinks
  • Stainless steel blades

Cons

  • Can’t process frozen items properly

Vitamix Explorian Blender

Vitamix is one of those brands that hardly disappoints. You’ll be surprised to know that many of your favorite fast-food chains and cafes use Vitamix as their first option for beverages, smoothies, and shakes you all love. Even coffee is not an exception. Be it McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks, or Taco bells; all use Vitamix blender as the standard.

Take Vitamix Explorian Blender as an example. It allows the user to process anything and everything with the utmost precision and smoothness. The powerful 2.2 HP motor and aircraft-grade stainless steel blades reduce the ingredients down into a smooth texture. You also get better control over the type of output you want with the ten-speed and pulse feature.

But, when it comes to cleaning, all you have to do is drop a little soap in the used jug half-filled with water. Let it run for thirty seconds, and the jar will be as clean as a whistle. Moreover, the blades spin so fast that the friction created by them is enough to boil whatever is in there. You can even make soups in this blender within thirty seconds.

Pros

  • Low profile jug makes it easy to store
  • Container design forces the ingredients downwards
  • Easy to clean
  • Strong and long-lasting motor
  • Three-year warranty

Cons

  • Can get very loud above the medium speed setting

COSORI Blender

One thing that all high powered blenders have in common is the loud noise. It’s like a football match at full volume every time a blender starts. Luckily, not all blenders are that annoying. Cosori Blender is integrated with a noise reduction pad that makes it the quietest blender on this list.

Cosori Blender is also one of the fastest blenders in the market, its RPM going as high as 30000 at top speed. This means that it will grind everything you insert in it, and the result will be the most stellar finishes. And, you don’t have to worry about the blender slipping or sliding at high speeds. The base is made of a non-slip material that not only keeps it steady but also protects your counter from scratches.

One more reason to buy this juicer is that it comes with a personal bottle with to-go lids. The pitcher’s lid also allows you to insert ingredients without stopping the blender. This makes blending more manageable and comfortable. You can also use the temper that is part of the set from the same opening.

Pros

  • 1500 watt powerful motor with 30000 RPMs of speed
  • User-friendly
  • Easy to clean
  • Variable speeds and pulse

Cons

  • Gets overheated after 30 seconds of constant

Black+Decker Crush Master

Black+Decker is one of those brands that God specifically send for people with low budgets or those who’re just thrifty and have a habit of saving. These guys have always made their products with the lowest price possible while including all the features a premium one would have.

Take Black+Decker Crush Master for example. A classic made years ago yet still in high demand. This blender barely weighs anything and is super easy to move around. The 550-watt motor is enough to crush ice easily and make you delicious milkshakes every morning. It can be a real mood lifter.

Furthermore, the ten-speed controls and pulse mode helps a lot in deciding what kind of output you would like to have. It can be chunky and thick or light and smooth. You have absolute control. After that, there is this jar which is an absolute lifesaver. Aside from being just light in weight, there is a spout that keeps the spilling and mess out of the whole cooking and prepping process.

Finally, the most likable feature of a blender is that a lot of blenders still lacking, Dishwasher-safe parts. Although there aren’t many parts to remove, but it does make the cleaning a lot more easy and convenient.

Pros

  • Low price compared to the bigger brands with same features
  • Dishwasher-safe removable parts
  • Lightweight makes it easier to carry and move it around
  • Spill-free jug keeps the kitchen clean

Cons

  • It struggles with frozen fruits

Lacomri Portable Blender

There is no lack of fitness freaks in this world. They will do the toughest workouts and eat the grossest looking food if that means that will keep them in shape. They would even carry a whole kitchen to make them energy drinks and what not if they could.

It would have been great to have a portable kitchen, it’s not possible. Not anytime soon. But, what I do have are portable blenders. Just like Lacomri Portable Blender. I do have another portable blender on our list however that one is the cheapest of all and not with many options. This one, on the other hand, is highly versatile.

It is powered by 2 lithium-ion batteries that contain enough juice to blend 10 to 12 cups after every full recharge.

This juicer is also BPA free and is made from Borosilicate glass which is a perfect food-grade material. This material is also sturdier making it ideal for portable blenders that will be traveling with you most of the time.

You can bring it to your office, gym, park, or anywhere with little to no inconvenience, and it won’t start unless all the parts are assembled.

Pros

  • Small in size
  • Light in weight
  • Easy to use
  • Versatile
  • Sturdy build

Cons

  • Not easy to clean

Hamilton Beach Power Elite

The thing that sets Hamilton Beach Power Elite apart from other blenders is the wave action system. The jar is designed in such a way that the ingredients inside it will be sucked back down towards the blade. This way the blend will always be fine and smooth. Then, there is the 700-watt motor that assists in blending virtually everything too.

After that, there are 5 buttons for 12 blending functions. All you have to do is press a button corresponding to the function you want the blender to carry out for you. The three-year warranty also makes rest in ease, knowing that the unit can be returned if something ever goes awry.

The unique jar cap also earned some points for the blender. The cap has a spill-free spout that keeps the counter free from any mess. Lastly, all of the parts are dishwasher safe and you can ease up after a tiring day in the kitchen knowing you don’t have to deal with a messy blender anymore.

Pros

  • Amazing blending power
  • Jar design ensures smooth shakes and smoothies
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Bang for your buck

Cons

  • The company only provides a warranty for the operating motor

Ninja Professional Blender

Ninja Professional Blender is a perfect blender for ice crushing and ultimately milkshakes that require a lot of it. The 6 blade assembly is an amazing addition to this blender that helps in processing the ingredients in seconds with the 1000 watt motor. It is made of stainless steel and built to last and give consistent performance over time.

The cool exterior and modern built is also a plus and a sleek inclusion to your kitchen. It’s BPA free too and you can wash it in your dishwasher too. The 25-recipe book is equally handy if you are a newbie in the kitchen and are lucky enough to get Ninja Professional as your first blender.

Pros

  • 1000 watt brawny motor enough to turn ice into snow
  • Large 72-ounce pitcher brilliant for large families
  • 6 blade assembly for effortless concocting
  • Pulse mode for chunkier mix

Cons

  • Plastic material might break after a rough use

Other Blender Brands In The Market

The blenders and the brands mentioned above are some of the best the world has to offer. There are some other brands that could have made the list if not for their other, slightly better counterparts and limited spots. But, I obviously couldn’t ignore them and have mentioned them in another list below.

Blendtec

The creator and founder of Blendtec, Tom Dickson, had a knack for tinkering with anything and everything. Years later, the company has turned into a behemoth and is now doing much more than just innovating new blenders. They are providing aid for a lot of people in need through various means. Some of the more prominent NGOs like Ronald Mcdonald’s Houses and Fisher houses are partly funded by Blendtec. And, that revenue is generated by some of their blenders like the one cited underneath.

  • Blendtec Professional 800: No one in this world likes to wake up with a jet blaring in the kitchen. Blenders are one of the loudest kitchen appliances created in this world. Not only your family members, even your neighbors will get an earful when you operate one of these. Luckily, Blendtec thought of a way out and produced Blendtec Professional 800.

The sound insulating cover damps down the noise level equal to a normal conversation. As for the performance, it doesn’t have to be elaborated as the price is a big fat indicator as well as the 3.8 HP motor. And, its blades being 80% thicker and blunt also makes it much safer to use.

Oster

Founded in 1924 by John Oster as John Oster Manufacturing Company, it has come a long way. More than 70 years of expertise and experience propelled Oster to the height same as Hamilton Beach and Blendtec. There are a lot of patented works that revolutionized the blending world and helped tons of people in their kitchen life, both commercially and residentially. One such innovation has been selected by me.

  • Oster Versa Blender: Its distinguishing factor is its astonishing speed. The blades are powered by a 1400-watt motor and can make the blades spin as fast as 28000 RPMs or more specifically 250 mph. That is more than enough to level out more or less everything. Not only that, the 64-ounce jug with its big capacity is excellent for big families and can even be used in cafes and shops.

The jar of Oster Versa is made from a special material called Tritan plastic. This material is stronger and more durable than an average plastic and is BPA free and is more suitable for making food as well.

KitchenAid

You may or may not know, but KitchenAid has been providing our kitchen with amazing appliances for more than a century now. Established in 1919, KitchenAid has more than a few dozen products in its arsenal and more to come. It released a number of chains and introduced a lot of new technology to the culinary world and its experts. No matter which era, KitchenAid was one of the leaders.

  • KitchenAid KSB1332YVB: It is one of the most intelligent blenders you can find at this price. It can automatically sense the ingredients inside the jar and adjust the speed that is optimal for it. This makes the final product even more perfect and tasty. Furthermore, it doesn’t storm through everything like any other blender. It will let the content slowly sink down and settle and then pick up the speed.

Finally, the Blend-and-Go cups, that you can use for traveling. They are basically personal blenders that can be converted into travel cups. No need to waste your time and drink by converting it from jar to jar.

These were some of the best blender brands that I found besides those already selected and reviewed. After this is the buyer’s guide that you can use to get yourself a blender that suits you the best.

Buyer’s Guide

There are several respectable brands and products that I noted down, and each of them excel in different fields. And, they are not the only ones in the whole market either. This puts any potential customers in a dilemma because very few people have any extensive knowledge regarding blenders or any other appliances to speak thereof.

So, I assembled a list of things that you can use to figure out where you stand and what you need.

Do note that there is no specific order in which the factors are mentioned and does not define their significance when buying a blender.

1) Types Of Blenders

You may or may not know, but there are a few types. First and foremost are Blenders like Vitamix, Blendtec, and Ninja Mega kitchen. These are the heavyweights that are made to perform like a Hulk. They go way beyond blending and do other stuff for you too.

They ace in everything and are built to last long enough to become a family heirloom. If you are part of a fret house, a big family, or just like to work in the kitchen more than spending time on your cell phone, these are the ones you should aim for.

Following that are the ones that don’t do much more than blending. They can fit snugly in a corner of your kitchen and perform their task dutifully and go back. They don’t create sparks and fireworks in the background when you bring them out and spare you and your family from the cacophonous melody at 6 am. Or whenever you wake up.

Lastly, are the slim and not so strong Hand-Held blenders. They are mostly used to mix more than blend anything and are very light on your wallet. Just don’t use it for blending anything tough unless you want to buy a new one.

2) Power And Speed

Power and speed determine the texture and smoothness of your drinks, sauces, and all other things that you blend. Not only that, but the time it takes to blend is also what depends on it. Power also plays a major role when it comes to blending hard objects like ice cubes, frozen fruits, and nuts.

The stronger the motor, the easier it will be to blend and spin the blade at higher speeds. Now, it comes down to what you require. A powerful blender that can slam through everything, or just a personal portable blender that is enough to make a glass of milkshakes.

3) Noise Level

It doesn’t matter if it’s 8 in the morning or not. Loud noise is never welcomed until or unless you are in a stadium and your favorite team is winning. Especially the blender that sounds like a crying whale. If it was a decade ago or so, we would just have to put up with it, but fortunately, the creators and manufacturers managed to make sound dampening parts for the blenders.

Although the difference is not much, something is better than nothing. But, if you want to reduce the noise level even more than there are a few blenders that come with sound-proofing cases that reduce the noise significantly. But let me remind you, they are crazy expensive and hard to get.

4) Budget

After the pandemic and months-long lockdown, many people found their numbers in the bank dwindling down. But some people got lucky and made a fortune(kind of). Point is, you have to watch how deep your pockets are and what will happen if you splurge a big amount of money on a blender that you might not even use that much.

Higher prices generally mean better performance and features. If you have a big group of people to feed then a big blender that can chop and process food will do. Otherwise, a small blender costing barely over a dew dozen bucks will do too.

5) Size And Capacity

You’ll find blenders as big as 1½ feet tall or as short as 10 inches. Now, if you have a king-size kitchen, it doesn’t matter what the size is. On the other hand, a small blender will have to do if your kitchen is not bigger than your bed.

As for capacity, the more it can hold in a jar, the more food it can blend. Such blenders can be a big assistance in a cafe or a bar that provides shakes and smoothies. Reason being the fact that it can make more drinks at the same time and can complete orders quickly. A grumpy customer is never a good thing.

6) Warranty Duration

This is one of the most confusing things when it comes to buying an electrical appliance. What you have to keep in mind is that there are two kinds of warranties. One of them covers the whole machine. Whereas the other one covers just the operating parts.

The reason is that some parts tend to wear away over time and cannot last long enough. This created a lot of problems for the manufacturers thus they decided to provide separate warranties. Some brands only provide warranties for motors and other moving parts and not the whole blender. Keep an eye out and avoid them because longer warranties portrays the confidence a brand has on their product.

7) Jug/Pitcher Features

There is not much to know about it. There are two types of blender pitchers-glass and plastic. About glass, they are mostly found with high-end blenders and are weighty. That makes them prone to breaking easily if you accidentally drop them in the sink or worse, on the floor.

Regarding this problem, many brands and manufacturers started making shatter-proof glass jars but that also caused a sharp price increase. As for plastic, it’s light, easy to carry, cheap in cost, but there is a big problem called BPA and BPS. Luckily, that is also dealt with and many blenders are made from BPA free plastic.

After that is the spout. Do yourself a favor and get a blender that has a proper spout on the jug. Because there’ll be more on your counter than your glasses as soon as you start pouring.

How do I extend the life of my blender?

ANS: There are a lot of things that we ignore about our blenders that lead to its early breakdown. It’s not just cleaning it after every use or keeping it in a dry and cool space. What you have to keep in mind that a blender is made up of different components and each one of them has to be treated differently.

If we talk about our seal, that small ring made of rubber can cause you a world of trouble if it gets damaged somehow or you forgot to place it before you started blending. The liquid won’t only make a mess on the counter, it can also enter the housing and ruin the motor.

Next, is the one common mistake that I am sure everyone has made once in their life; filling the jar to the brim or almost full. This puts a strain on not only your motor but your jar can also snap due to the pressure that the heat will create. This can even escalate pretty fast from there and a mini-explosion can most likely happen.

There are many other things that we unintentionally do that put the blender at risk and reduce the time the blender has in your kitchen. You can search the internet for a more detailed and thorough explanation.

FAQs

Q: Does all blenders have safety feature?

ANS: I don’t find any reason for installing safety protocols in every single blender. Not every blender is powered by a 1500 watt motor, and many can’t cross 15000 RPMs. Safety features are required when there is a possibility of an accident occurring. And, because of that companies add hooks and clamps to keep the blender steady and safe.

You’ll find some blenders that won’t start until or unless it is completely assembled and the lid is locked. That is to avoid any mishaps that may happen like the blender suddenly powering up when you are cleaning the jug or emptying the contents stuck in the corner.

So, my answer is ‘no’.

Q: Will the blender work manually if I don’t want to use the pre-programmed settings?

ANS: There is always a dial or a pad that is given along with the pre-programmed buttons. It’s just like having stairs even when the building has an elevator or an escalator. This is done to give the user free reign whenever they want because the blender companies can’t provide a special setting for every single customer.

And, in the unlikely case of the settings not working, you can always use your blender manually until you get another one from the company.

Q: I am stuck between choosing a blender, juicer, and food processor. What should I pick?

ANS: It shouldn’t be a difficult choice if you ask me. There is hardly anything that a good blender can’t do. Instead of spending your money on three different things of mediocre performance and quality, use that to buy a big blender from Vitamix or Hamilton Beach.

This would save you a lot of space and time that you will spend cleaning and assembling them. Because a juicer and chopper can only juice and chop respectively, they don’t have that much value and practicality. A blender that can do all that stuff sounds better and tempting.

Q: Are there different types of blenders too?

ANS: Yes, there are. What we usually see are the immersion blenders that are made for working on a flat surface or more specifically countertops. They are big enough to hold 6-7 servings at a time. Their weight is just right and is enough for a person to move around without much problem. All in all, they are a wholesome unit that can perform a ton of tasks for you.

Next are the personal blenders. They are small in size and light enough for you to carry them with ease. They can hold a maximum of 2-3 servings and some are even portable that you can be carried around during work, gym, or just a stroll through a park.

Q:What will I do if I get the wrong product or am not satisfied with it?

ANS: This is one of the most common questions ever asked. Because of increasing cyber fraud and misplacement, people are still skeptical of buying from online stores. But, they have to remember that there are multiple laws and regulations that protect them as a customer and they can get you a refund or exchange if you want.

If you have a receipt and you haven’t damaged the product in the slightest, the company backing the product is liable to follow through with the procedure and satisfy your demand, be it getting your money back or delivering you a fresh piece.

However, there isn’t anything much that can be done if you have crossed the return time window or your product has exceeded the warranty time limit.

Conclusion

With that, we will end our article here hoping that you got what you were looking for. There are more than a dozen products listed, each one of them unique and excelling on different platforms. I advise you to read the buyer’s guide from top to bottom to avoid getting yourself duped. Hola!

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