Juicing is an increasingly popular way to get more nutrients onboard.
Whether you struggle to eat enough fruit and veg and you want a helping hand, or you simply love fruit and want as much of it as possible, you’ll need a decent juicer or blender.
In coming weeks, we’ll be focusing on some of these dedicated machines, but for the purposes of today, we’ll be exploring the best blenders on the market.
Now, when you use a blender to make juice, the outcome will be slightly different to when you’re using a juicer. Effectively, a blender is a high-speed grinder. The blades will carve up anything they come into contact with. Juicers, by contrast, act more like giant squeezers. The juice from your fruit and veggies is extracted by applying pressure to it.
Also, blenders don’t come equipped with pulp strainers, and they don’t have peeling features either. This means your finished juice will still contain everything you threw in down to the seeds and stalks. Good blenders will pulverize these. The finished consistency will be heavy and less clear than juice generated in a juicer. You should as a result enjoy even more nutrients since none of the goodness has been filtered out.
Today, then, we’ll be highlighting the best 11 blenders for juicing. We’ve chosen appliances at a variety of price points and sizes, so there should be something for everyone.
Once we’ve got our reviews in place, you should easily determine which of these deserves a place on your shortlist. To round out, we’ll throw in a brief blender buying guide, and we’ll outline how to make juice in a blender the easy way.
Let’s jump in now with the best blenders up for grabs.
The 11 Best Blenders For Juicing
1. Our #1 Pick:: Vitamix 5200 Pro-Grade Blender
- Variable speed
- Stainless steel blades
- 7-year warranty
- 75 x 7.25x 20.5 inches
Our overall favorite blender comes from Vitamix in the form of the 5200. This is a commercial-grade unit, but it’s equally at home in a residential kitchen.
Choose from a trio of colorways to suit then benefit from outstanding power on tap with a high-performance motor built to keep going for years.
Laser-cut stainless steel blades create friction heat, but what does this mean? Well, in as little as 6 minutes, enough heat is generated to bring ice cold ingredients to steaming hot. This is ideal if you’re looking to rack up some soup as well as juices in your new blender.
With variable speed, you can easily mix up the texture to suit the ingredients giving you enormous flexibility. You can twist the dial and manipulate speed at any stage during blending, too.
Self-cleaning sees the blender spruced up in less than a minute with nothing but mild soap and water.
The 64oz container allows you to make up medium or large batches for the whole family.
The intelligent design of the tamper integrated allows you to work confidently with stubborn ingredients. You won’t need to stop the blender either if you want to scrape the sides. The container itself is also neatly designed so the ingredients fold back onto the blades.
Welcome extras include a cooling fan and a thermal protection system baked in.
As you’d expect from a rugged commercial-rated unit, you’ll get superb warranty coverage extending a full 7 years. What more can you ask for?
2. Runner-Up:: Ninja BL770 Mega Kitchen System and Blender
- Comprehensive set
- Travel containers
- 5 x 8.25 x 17.75 inches
Ninja are perhaps best known for their Dyson-rivaling vacuums, and you can expect the same precision engineering and thoughtful design with this blender. It’s also remarkably affordable considering the functionality on offer. What do you get for your money, then?
Well, this unit gives you the freedom to make everything from juices and smoothies through to frozen dips and cookie dough.
The oversized 72oz pitcher is ideal for juicing and it’s also great if you need to whip up large batches of ice for cocktails.
Once you’ve pulverized your produce, you can pour directly into the lidded cups provided so you can enjoy your juice on the go.
This blender makes a smart choice if you plan to process food when you’re not juicing. The 8-cup bowl gives you huge latitude for mixing up larger batches of ingredients. Thanks to a pair of super-efficient blades, you can create 2 pounds of dough in 20 seconds flat. Whether you want pizzas or cookies, you’re in safe hands.
Many people new to juicing are immediately stuck for inspiration, and that’s perfectly understandable. Ninja addresses this by bundling a handy recipe guide so you can get going right out the box even if you’re a complete beginner.
All parts are safe to slip in the dishwasher so you won’t be faced with any burdensome clean-up once you have your juice ready to roll.
The only real complaint we could unearth concerns customer service, so pack plenty of patience if you need to call for assistance. With a blender this good, though, it’s highly unlikely you’ll need to call for help.
3. Best Budget: NutriBullet Pro Plus
- 1200 watts
- Hands-free auto shut-off
- 12 x 11.8 x 13 inches
When it comes to kitchen blenders, NutriBullet is a dominant force. Their deep bench of products delivers something for everyone, and the Pro Plus sits comfortably at the upper end of the line.
This unit comes with a torquey and powerful 1200-watt motor under the hood. This gives you ample firepower to deal with hard and stubborn ingredients without overworking the appliance. From juices and smoothies to salsas and dips, you’ll get a versatile ally in the kitchen.
This blender has been redesigned so you can achieve twice the power with no increase in overall dimensions, perfect for crowded or small kitchens. You’ll also benefit from improved nutrient extraction, so you’ll get even more goodness from anything you throw inside. Unlike a conventional blender, the NutriBullet is designed to break down the cellular walls of the food while smashing through stalks, seeds, and pulp.
The pulse button is ideal if you’re making salsa while the hands-free auto-off function makes your life a breeze.
The same ease of use extends to clean-up with dishwasher-safe components saving you from scrubbing the unit down by hand.
As well as a handy little recipe book, you’ll also get a pocket nutritionist thrown in so you can get the very most from your produce even if you’re just starting your juicing journey.
If you want a highly flexible blender from a brand you can trust, we can’t recommend the NutriBullet Pro Plus strongly enough. Let us know how you get on!
4. Breville The Fresh and Furious Blender
- Multiple presets
- LCD display
- 7 x 8.5 x 17 inches
Breville makes a wide variety of kitchenware that’s built to the highest standards while still remaining affordable.
The core of this appliance is a powerful blender that’s tailor-made for juicing. Alongside, you’ll also find some basic food processing functions so you have a multipurpose piece of kit at a price you’ll love.
As you’d fully expect from Breville, the motor has more than enough power to effortlessly break down harder fruits and veggies for your juices or other recipes.
The blades are made from surgical-grade stainless steel. This results in an enviable lifespan and blades that will stay sharper for longer. The Kinetix system combined these blades with a contoured bowl so your produce has nowhere to hide and will all be perfectly blended.
Despite such powerful performance, this machine runs pretty quietly for a blender. It’s one of the quietest in its class, in fact, so makes a wise bet if you live in an apartment with neighbors easily disturbed.
The thoughtful design extends to the unique lid. It’s remarkably easy to remove using the ring pull mechanism provided, yet it stays tightly sealed throughout blending so you can work with confidence.
Ergonomic push-button operation is combined with an LCD with everything you need displayed clearly. Speed settings and presets are all accessible from the control panel. The blender couldn’t be easier to use even if you typically dislike tech.
Auto-cleaning is another valuable feature considering how awkward it can be to clean out blenders by hand.
5. Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender
- 6 pre-programmed cycles
- 10 speeds
- 8-year warranty
- 7 x 8 x 15.5 inches
Blendtec make some tech-driven blenders that are super-simple to use, so how does this model shape up?
All blenders are only as good as their blades and Blendtec get this nailed. Made from extra-thick forged stainless steel, you’ll get 10 times the strength of a regular blender blade as well as dramatically improved lifespan. The blades isn’t so sharp you’ll run into any danger, while you won’t lose out on cutting power either.
Rated at 1560 watts, the powerplant has more than enough oomph to help you power through tough ingredients for your favorite juices.
How about if you fancy whipping up some food in the blender, though? Well, here you’ll appreciate the way this blender harnesses the heat of friction to raise the temperature of your soups. This also works well for other food you want warmed in your blender.
The blending container is more than spacious enough at 72oz. Blending capacity is 32oz, either wet or dry. To put this into perspective, you should generate enough of your favorite juice for 3 to 4 servings. If you have a larger family, be prepared to make multiple batches or look for a larger blender.
With 6 presets punched in, using this blender couldn’t be much easier. If you’re a more experienced practitioner, you can engage manual mode and take full control yourself. Whichever option you choose, operation is seamless.
As crowning glory, you’ll benefit from a class-leading 8-year warranty. This shows the confidence the manufacturer has in this blender and you can buy with total peace of mind.
6. Ninja Duo Blender
- 1400 watts
- Single-serving blender cup
- Removable filter
- 25 x 6.6 x 17.5 inches
Next up in our search for the best blenders for juicing comes a compact but potent appliance, again from Ninja. This particular model is flying off the shelves, so we’d recommend moving quickly if you want to pick up a bargain for the holiday season.
Under the hood comes a 1400-watt motor more than nimble enough to help you power through hard ingredients without overworking the machine. Whether you’re juicing, making smoothies, or crushing ice, the Ninja is a capable workhorse.
The blades are engineered to make light work of anything from ice to hard fruits and veggies you’re looking to juice. Stainless steel, you’ll get a great lifespan from these blades, and they’ll last the distance, too.
Total liquid capacity is 64oz so you should have enough juice for all the family.
Auto-iQ onboard allows you to take advantage of a spread of 7 presets:
- Frozen drink
- Ice cream
As you can see at a glance, that gives you ample scope to create a range of recipes without lifting a finger or spending hours chained to the chopping board.
We found some isolated complaints from disgruntled users claiming some of the food gets stuck on. In all other respects, though, this is a durable, reliable, and powerful blender giving you a wide range of applications in a single squat, lightweight unit. You can’t ask for much more at this price point.
7. Nutri Ninja Personal Blender
- 18oz, 24oz, 32oz cups
- Twist-on lid
- Recipe book
- 6 x 6 x 15.5 inches
Another entry from the inimitable Ninja up next with this Nutri Ninja personal blender. Whether you live alone or you’re away at college, there’s no reason to go without your favorite juicers, and there’s no need to waste money on a family-sized appliance when you can find something much more compact like this.
As with all Ninja blenders, you’ll enjoy the Auto-iQ technology which renders operation as simple as punching a few buttons once you’ve thrown your produce inside.
The powerplant is rated at 1000 watts which is more than sufficient for a blender this size. You’ll get the power you need without drawing down too much electricity for the double win. Kiss goodbye to stalks, stems, and seeds, and usher in smoothly blended juices with absolutely no effort required.
Drinking cups thrown in (18ox, 24oz, and 32oz) makes sure you can take your juice or smoothie with you on the way to work on when you’re out in the car. All you need to do is twist on the lid and you’re good to go.
There’s a digital timer that counts down and enables you to track blending at a glance. There are 2 manual speeds to choose from depending on what ingredients you’re working with.
A guide packed with 30 tempting recipes should inspire you to start juicing like a pro almost straight out the box.
With all components free of BPA and safe to slide in the dishwasher, you’ll be left with only one question: how can Ninja sell this thing so cheaply?
8. Cuisinart Compact Juicing Blender
- 2 x 16oz travel cups
- Chopper cup
- BPA-free plastic
- 5 x 7.5 x 13.9 inches
Cuisinart makes a broad array of kitchenware and other hard-hitting appliances without extorting you. How does this space-saving blender stack up, then?
The small footprint is perhaps the first thing that strikes you. Measuring just 10.5 x 7.5 x 13.5 inches and weighing only 6.5 pounds, this blender is compact, portable, and a neat fit for small kitchens, apartments, or dorm rooms.
Now, as you would expect from any smaller blender priced firmly in budget territory, you’ll need to make some compromises in return for the keen price and scaled-down dimensions. While free of BPA, the plastic build seems slightly flimsy. For many consumers, though, this is a price well worth paying.
A corded appliance, the cable is a generous 36 inches so you shouldn’t be limited in terms of placement.
The entire blade assembly is removable which is fantastic when it’s time to clean up.
You get a nice assortment of cups with this unit. There’s a 32oz jar, a pair of 16oz travel cups, and an 8oz chopper cup. The travel cups come with lockable lids so you can liven up your commute with some of your favorite juice. Another nice touch is the way these accessories all lock into place on the base so you have everything close at hand and in one place.
If you’ve been searching for the convenience and versatility of a big blender, but you also need the ability to drink your juice on the go in handy single servings, we’d strongly recommend popping this Cuisinart on your shortlist.
9. Blendtec Classic 575 Blender
- 4 presets
- Blend wet or dry
- 8 x 7 x 15 inches
Blendtec delivers another home run with the 575, a classic blender giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t, albeit at a stiff price. If you’re looking for a bargain, explore some of the other blenders on our list. If, though, you have deep pockets and you’re looking for a pro-grade blender for home use, read on…
Speeds can be manipulated through 5 manual settings giving you total control and the ability to match the pace of the blades to the ingredients. Whatever you’re juicing will be processed at the speed to suit.
Anyone tired of the usual sea of black and gray that dominates kitchen appliances will appreciate the choice of bright colorways to introduce a pop of color to your surroundings.
You get 4 preset cycles programmed in streamlining operation and delivering push-button simplicity. That said, you’ll find this blender easy to use even if you loathe tech-driven appliances. All you need to do it hit the buttons front and center and let the Blendtec do all the work.
The blade is fashioned from thick forged stainless steel. You’ll get ten times the strength of a standard blender blade, but it’s designed to be dull to the touch and so safer for you to use. Lifespan is outstanding.
The self-cleaning nature of this blender takes all the sting out of maintenance and lets you focus on your juicing instead of cleaning up.
The container has a 90z overall capacity with a blending capacity of 36oz, either wet or dry.
For a long-lasting and efficient blender that gives you huge scope to create all the juices you want and much more besides, we’d strongly advise checking out the Blendtec at your earliest convenience.
10. Cleanblend Commercial Blender
- 1800 watts
- 5-year warranty
- 18 x 15 x 13 inches
This Cleanblend commercial blender packs quite a punch and it’s priced very reasonably, so how does this unit stack up?
Off the bat, you get an 1800-watt motor much more powerful than most of the opposition. Even if you throw in challenging ingredients, you’ll find them blitzed in seconds flat.
Blades are hardened stainless steel and you also get a sealed ball bearing with 8 blades. All plastic components are BPA-free.
This is a truly multipurpose appliance giving you the following features:
You might think that with all that power on tap and such wide-ranging functionality, this blender would be a colossus, but it’s fairly compact with overall dimensions 18 x 15 x 13 inches. It weighs just 12 pounds.
The chassis is made from stainless steel giving you a lengthy lifespan.
If you’re looking for a rugged blender but you don’t want to spend a fortune, this is one of the best compromises you could make.
11. NutriBullet Blender
- 1700 watts
- Smart technology
- Single servings or family size
- 15 x 15 x 13 inches
Last but absolutely not least comes another NutriBullet. This is the original model in the bestselling line, and it’s the baby of the bunch. Is it true that good things come in small packages, or should you go large and opt for one of the beefier models?
As with any buying decision, that depends. Think closely about your needs before committing to purchase and explore the whole line to see which is the best fit in terms of both capacity and overall performance.
With this model, the Rx, the motor is rated at 1700 watts giving you excellent power reserves on tap to help you process even demanding ingredients that would bog lesser blenders down. From silky smooth juices and smoothies through to lip-smacking soups and salsas, you’ll soon find yourself widening your repertoire and delighting your friends and family.
If you plan to make hot meals and snacks in the blender, the blade friction technology serves to heat the ingredients as they are processed.
The technology baked into the NutriBullet ensures that you get the most nutrients out of your juices and smoothies, allowing you to put this blender’s strapline into practice: transform your health with no limitations.
Once you’re done, simply rinse the blades under hot running water then pop the cups in the dishwasher for a hassle-free clean-up every time.
OK then, with our collection of the best blenders for juicing reviews put to bed, we’re not quite done yet.
We appreciate many people are new to juicing, so we’ll round out today with a buying guide to simplify your decision, along with a simple guide to making great juice in a blender.
Things You Should Consider
Now, you might initially find the thought of sourcing a blender you can use for juicing to be overwhelming, but there’s no need for it to be that way.
To reduce your confusion, we’ve compiled a simple list of pointers to focus on when you’re shopping blenders so you can make the right decision the easy way.
Here’s how to proceed:
- Type of Blender
- Interface and Features
We don’t typically focus on price much when we’re comparing products as price plays a part in every buying decision.
When you’re looking for a blender for juicing, though, we’d suggest starting out by fixing a budget. This will help to streamline your options without you needing to do anything beyond settling on how much you can afford to spend.
As you would expect, the more you spend, the longer the blender is likely to last. So, look beyond the bottom line and consider price relative to expected lifespan.
The other element to consider is your intended use. If you think you’ll only make the occasional cup of juice, there’s no need to look beyond budget blenders. These should give you everything you need without costing you a fortune. If, on the other hand, you’re looking to juice several times a day, you should look at more capable blenders that will stand up to sustained use.
Get all these elements in place and you should have a handful of machines left that suit. The next order of business is deciding what type of blender you want, then.
Type of Blender
There are 2 main options at your disposal if you’re considering a blender for juicing:
- Juicer/blender combo
- Blendr with juicer attachment
Some of the better blenders give you a dedicated juicing setting.
We review several of these appliances, and you’ll also enjoy further functions like liquefying, chopping, and crushing. This is our preferred option, but not your only option.
Blender with juicer attachment
Some kitchen blenders come with extra attachments for extracting juice. These normally allow you to blend the pulp of your fruits and veggies into a container. The juice then seeps out and into another container.
The power of blender motors is rated in watts, and we’ve clearly drawn your attention to the power rating of each unit.
When you’re considering what power you need on tap, you should think about the type of produce you intend to use. If you’re looking to deal with mainly softer fruits, you could easily get away with a motor of 1000 watts or below. If you primarily plan to juice harder veggies like carrots, look for a motor rated at least 1500 watts.
Get this wrong and you’re likely to end up with a broken or unused blender.
How much juice are you looking to make at one time? If you live alone or you’re the only family member who juices, you should look for a single-serve blender with travel cups thrown in. If, however, you frequently juice for the whole family, look for a high-capacity pitcher so you won’t need to keep making separate batches.
All that counts here is matching capacity with your intended use.
The blades are the key feature on any blender. They’ll take care of all blending and juicing duties so you need to make certain the models you’re considering have stainless steel blades capable of lasting the distance.
Some blenders have multiple blade assemblies so you can also chop and extract ingredients.
When you’re looking to do a lot of juicing, it’s a good idea to look for a model with robust extractor blades. These should be made from non-rusting stainless steel.
For anyone planning to juice daily, you might need to replace the blade assembly at some point. Check whether the manufacturer offers a replacement blade at reasonable cost. Some will even offer free lifetime blade replacement.
Interface and Features
Many blenders come a simple dial, button, or switch interface. For many juicers, this is ideal and makes for a beginner-friendly entry point.
Other more feature-rich blenders come with a choice of speeds and presets. This doesn’t mean you need to suffer a complicated interface, though. Most of the machines we review today are pretty straightforward to navigate.
Smart programming gives you more flexibility, but you should ensure that you’re confident dealing with this kind of tech before committing to something you might not end up viewing as an advantage after all.
Washing up a dirty blender is enough to put many people off buying one in the first place. There’s no need to worry about that if you look for a blender boasting a self-cleaning setting. With these appliances, all you need to do is add some warm water, a little detergent, and then let the machine do the hard work for you.
The vast majority of blenders also come with dishwasher-safe parts, so there’s no reason to fear clean-up when you fancy some juice in a blender.
Safety locks, automatic overheating protection, and auto shut-off are all valuable safety features present on most of the best blenders.
If you are concerned about cleaning, a few models also come with dull blades to make the process safer without impacting the quality of the juice in your cup.
Think finally about what kind of warranty coverage you are offered with the blenders on your shortlist.
The way we look at it is that no manufacturer expects to lose out when they offer guarantees. We view the length of warranty as roughly the minimum expected lifespan of a unit. Try applying the same guide and see if that influences your decision.
Now you know how to find the best blender, how do you use one to make juice?
How To Make Juice in a Blender
We’ll hit you with the good news immediately: it couldn’t be easier to make juice in a blender.
You’ll need a blender, of course, and you should also use fresh and juicy produce. If you think you’ll get tasty juice from withered fruit and veggies, you’re in for a surprise. Instead, plump for the best seasonal produce you can find to get things off to a strong start.
Here’s all you need to do:
- Wash and peel your produce. Throw away the seeds and stems as well as the pellicles and streaks
- Chop your fruit so it’s easier for the machine to process
- Blend all the ingredients until they’re smooth and you can’t see any remaining lumps. If required, add a little water to the mixture
- Let the blended mixture sit for 10 minutes
- Strain using a sieve or a gauze so you can filter out any lumps and pulp and leave the tastiest juice you can imagine
1) Is a juicer better than a blender?
A juicer is generally the better option if you’re looking to juice fruits and vegetables. Juicers will filter out the pulp and improve the overall texture and flavor. This is not surprising as this is the core functionality of a juicer, indeed it’s only job. Juicers are also a little easier to maintain. Many of the best juicers are made from dishwasher-safe plastic that doesn’t stain and doesn’t leak.
2) Can I use a blender to juice?
Absolutely. All the models we review today will deliver serviceable juice, with many like the NutriBullet being designed to produce first-class juice. As mentioned above, though, blender-made juice is typically much thicker. You’ll have a mixture including all the pulp, seeds, and anything else you put inside. The other drawback of blender-made juices is that they don’t last as long due to the way the ingredients are chopped up leading them to spoil more rapidly.
3) Which is best if I am following a low-fiber diet, juice in a blender or in a juicer?
You should use a juicer since they will help you to eliminate fiber from the finished beverage.
Well, if you came here today with no real idea if you could juice using a blender, you should now be clear that you certainly can!
While a blender might not deliver such a light and clear juice as a dedicated juicer, you’ll enjoy a beverage with all the goodness and nutrients remaining. As an added kicker, you’ll also benefit from much broader functionality giving you better value and more options.