Best Kitchen Tools for Making Smoothies

Smoothie people: There is no more important tool than a good blender for your smoothie needs, and you've probably heard that Vitamix makes some of the best blenders. Well, they still do. And Blendtec is tearing it up right there next to Vitamix when it comes to gold-standard pulverizing. Consider this a serious, long-term investment, like a KitchenAid stand mixer. If you're team Blendtec, go with one of the machines in the designer series, which are prettier and quieter than those in the classic series. At 15.5 inches, it should fit under most kitchen cabinets. This version has a 3.8-peak horsepower motor, illuminated-touch interface, and five pre-programmed cycles: smoothie, frozen treats, whole juice, hot soup, and clean. And then there's the eight-speed touch slider plus the pulse function. The display indicates your remaining blend time and the total blend cycle count. And lastly, a feature adds 10-second intervals to your blend cycles for completely customized blends. You can use it as stand-alone 10-second cycle too. Try making some of our 7 Slay All Day Smoothies in this top-of-the-line blender. Price: $579.93. (Don't worry: All our selections go down in price from here.)

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