The Best Inexpensive Blenders (under $100)

The Best Inexpensive Blenders (under $100)

Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for inexpensive blenders.

UPDATE: Our winning blender, the Black + Decker Performance FusionBlade Blender has been discontinued. Our new winner is the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender, it’s roughly $5 over our $100 price cap for this story, but we think it’s a worth spending a couple more dollars to get a superior blender.

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  1. A on March 4, 2021 at 12:17 am

    I don’t buy small appliances without ATK approval. Thanks for the help guys!

  2. Little Lamb on March 4, 2021 at 12:17 am

    The Farberware blender that I got for $20 at Walmart works just fine! If a new and bigger one was needed, would definitely get a Ninja. Just don’t blend all that much except single smoothies.

  3. Rihsyan Adam Riansyah on March 4, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I have a $10 blender and I didn’t think it’s bad 🤣 that’s how cheap I am

  4. Lauren on March 4, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Didnt show any blending comparisons…i had a ninja it burned out in less than a year; now i have an Oster 1200 smoothie maker blender; all steel gears no rubber to shred up n burn out; FABULOUS machine makes GREAT smoothies!! $99!!

  5. Zuzu on March 4, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Don’t know why I own a blender. Never use it for anything.

  6. Kevin Hullinger on March 4, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Sold!! I need a new blender 😊

  7. Ismael Martinez on March 4, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Lame video and comparison if you don’t include a Vitamix in the comparison. Sure it costs more, but its not a toy. Its way more capable, liquifies anything you put in it and it has a 12 year warranty.

  8. Wafeeq Zarif on March 4, 2021 at 12:28 am

    I wouldn’t even be able to shop without America’s Test Kitchen. 🤦🏾‍♂️

  9. Funny Girl on March 4, 2021 at 12:29 am

    in Europe you can have a model by Philips that has great value for it’s price an it is about 90 €

  10. N.B. Kristjansson on March 4, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Maybe they should test blenders under $50. $100+, or $80 is too much for some people

  11. Tiana groll on March 4, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Here’s a list that helped me out.
    In the end, I went with #8.


  12. owl bear on March 4, 2021 at 12:32 am

    new winner is $130 and not available on amazon or through

  13. ZackPlays on March 4, 2021 at 12:32 am


  14. adro T on March 4, 2021 at 12:32 am

    She look good . I like how you mentioned the margaritas a few times

  15. johnnyspaceman1 on March 4, 2021 at 12:32 am

    That’s a fake laugh…its real

  16. Tina Frus on March 4, 2021 at 12:33 am

    For Thanksgiving Walmart had the Instant Pot blender on sale for $49. I bought the slightly better version IP Ace Nova at Bed, Bath & Beyond on Thanksgiving for $52.49. They both can cook soup and have the self-cleaning function. Not sure about mayonnaise.

  17. YoSoyMami on March 4, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Nuh-uh!! I have the Ninja, and it works amazingly well. Contrary to all the others, which have 4 blades at the bottom, this one has about 6 blades that go from top to bottom, and I have made smoothies, soups, margaritas, etc. with excellent results!!! Adam said that the ingredients get trapped in the bottom, but that is just not true.

  18. TheHalfheartedproduc on March 4, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Why was this shot like an infomercial?

  19. Ci Abbott on March 4, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Where did y’all buy this!? You can find them starting at 32$.

  20. marianne030 on March 4, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Can you pls test hand mixers? Thank you

  21. larry temp on March 4, 2021 at 12:44 am


  22. BC Green on March 4, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Okay, that sounds good!

  23. Carol Davison on March 4, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Sadly this is unavailable. I had a Kenmore kitchen machine, made by Oster. Lasted 50 (yes) years. Wanted to check out what you suggest, but unavailable. PLEASE do another review to update

  24. Spice Master II on March 4, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Can’t find the winning blender in stock any where. Is this still being made?

  25. Chris Spencer on March 4, 2021 at 12:45 am

    I have a 1960s 800 watt 11 speed Sears blender. The cup looks very close to your winner in size and shape except mine is thick glass. Prechilled for cold or preheated for hots it not only makes the smoothest (beats my daughter’s $115 Ninja) smoothies and the creamiest soups it’s also easy to clean with the base of the cup with blade unscrewing for easy clean up.

  26. Honeycombe88 on March 4, 2021 at 12:46 am

    I did a lot of research a while back, to replace my old Oster. I decided on a couple and bought one. Tried it at home, then returned it…it was too powerful and beaker too wide. I tried a different one and found the same thing. I think the new blenders are made with motors that are just too much. They throw the substance against the sides, or create pockets. Those motors are also super loud. So I decided to keep my old Oster. It actually did better with smoothies & such. I do have to stop & scrape sides a couple of times, but less often than for one of the new ones. I don’t need super horsepower in a blender. It’s interesting he found the same issue with too powerful a motor, too fast, and the shape of the beaker. I, too, found that my old slimmer beaker is better than the wider ones that many new blenders have.

  27. Mike L. on March 4, 2021 at 12:46 am

    They didn’t even test them.

  28. James Barron on March 4, 2021 at 12:48 am

    I wish you would do the best manual citrus presses under $200. Sure would come in handy for all my pomegranates.

  29. Lois Miller on March 4, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I so appreciate this review on inexpensive blenders. Thank you!!!

  30. Eric Nowak on March 4, 2021 at 12:53 am

    ATK- we need to revisit this, all of your winners or runner ups are now discontinued. Thanks!

  31. TheRulleskoejten on March 4, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Comming in like 0:10 owning the show

  32. Spice Master II on March 4, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Ninja sucks!!

  33. Cindy on March 4, 2021 at 12:55 am

    do you have any suggestions on a blender that does NOT have a California Prop 65 warning?

  34. Raeanne Bedard on March 4, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Of course that’s the one not in Canada

  35. V. 1954 on March 4, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Thanks so much for the update. Living in an apartment building makes the noise factor important-thanks for including! Another great Adam review.

  36. mad thumbs on March 4, 2021 at 12:56 am

    He didn’t say it was the ‘only’ blender that didn’t retain odor. I’d rather use my $6 immersion blender to make mayonnaise in a minute. Sound in a blender isn’t a factor for me; they’re all gonna make a lot of noise crushing ice rather than just air.

  37. SevenDeMagnus on March 4, 2021 at 12:57 am


  38. Langor on March 4, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Annnd its gone…oh replacement one, lets se…annnnnd that ones gone too

  39. Horse Run on March 4, 2021 at 12:58 am

    The best for that price range is the Aicook, 1450W, costing a fraction of the Vitamix Pro.

  40. Akompliss Akompliss on March 4, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Why is the “mayonnaise test” the be-all end all? I’ve never made mayonnaise, I don’t plan on making mayonnaise. I just want to be able to make solid/powdered things drinkable…

  41. Cj Smart on March 4, 2021 at 1:03 am

    I wonder if ATK will recommend a new Breville Fresh & Furious Blender.

  42. Ringo Star on March 4, 2021 at 1:03 am

    I would like to see a review after using the blender a while, there are several negative comments about the blender

  43. dskwared2u on March 4, 2021 at 1:05 am

    I don’t make mayo. In fact, I don’t know anyone who makes their own mayo but chefs on television. Anyways, I can stand a little noise but it has to make a good smoothie, be easy to clean, and it would be nice if if lasted more than about 6 months. You don’t test long-term reliability so I’ll have to look to other sources for that.

  44. D. G. on March 4, 2021 at 1:05 am

    i bought the classic waring bar blender about 25 years ago. It still works fine. It has a narrow glass pitcher so it creates the vortex they are talking about and the glass doesn’t retain odors. It was $100, which at the time, was a ridiculous price for a blender.

  45. more jello please on March 4, 2021 at 1:05 am

    soooo the new winner is also discontinued

  46. Joshua on March 4, 2021 at 1:06 am

    0:37 that is WAAAY too much ice

  47. okan elkin on March 4, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Do microwaves

  48. Gertrudes Tuazon on March 4, 2021 at 1:08 am

    I tried a lot of brand, my winning brand is ninja portable small blender, very handy and using it for years!

  49. Lee Welch on March 4, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Your substitute "cheap blender" sub 100$ blender costs over 150$ now….time to redo

  50. kostas kopelos on March 4, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Something is wrong here. The link goes to KitchenAid !!!!!!!!