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Best Overall: Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender at Walmart
"How cool is it that you can blend your tomato soup and cook it at the same time, with no need for dirtying a pot?"
Best with Programs: Oster One Touch 6 Cup Blender With Pre-Programmed Settings at Walmart
"It doesn’t have a huge number of programs, but has two that users love the most: one for making smoothies and one for chopping foods."
Best Budget: Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric Blender at Walmart
"Even better, this blender is very affordable, so it’s a great fit for the counter and for the wallet."
Best Multi-Purpose: Ninja Auto-iQ Kitchen System at Walmart
"With this blender, cooks will get a standard blender jar, a single-serve cup, and also an 8-cup food processor bowl."
Best with Glass Jar: BLACK+DECKER Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar at Walmart
"It has a heavy-duty glass blender jar as well as 'quiet technology' that keeps the volume a little lower during blending."
Best Single-Serve Blender: Nutri Ninja Single Serve Blender at Walmart
"It includes two different cups (a 24-ounce and an 18-ounce) so everyone in the family can have their favorite blend."
Best with Heat: Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender at Walmart
"This really cooks, with a heating element that boils liquids in minutes—and can handle cold blending tasks."
Best Stick Blender: KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender at Walmart
"It includes a whisk attachment, a chopping jar attachment with its own lid for storage, and three separate removable blades."
Best Splurge: Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender at Walmart
"This is the ultimate blender for those who need their smoothies silky smooth, and who never want to buy another blender."
Blenders have been sitting on kitchen counters for generations, making everything from crepe batter to milkshakes, and they’re still quite popular. Some blenders today take the place of a food processor, and some use heat so you can make soups. Today, there are more choices than ever, with options that prove that blenders are here to stay.
Here, we rounded up the best blenders available at Walmart.
Best Overall: Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender
Strainer bag included for nut milks
Some users reported leaking blender jars
The Instant Pot brand has expanded past its niche of making electric pressure cookers and is now making a wide variety of innovative appliances, like this blender that can also heat foods. How cool is it that you can blend your tomato soup and cook it at the same time, with no need for dirtying a pot? And of course, it can also blend cold mixtures as well.
Fans of the Instant Pot will find the control layout familiar, with one-touch programs for smoothies, purees, frozen desserts, crushed ice, soy milk, rice milk, nut and oat milk, and soup. It also has low, medium, and high manual blending speeds and a pulse option for complete control of the process, whether you’re making a chunky salsa or a smooth nut butter.
The display shows the current food temperature in real-time when you’re cooking, so it’s easy to monitor the temperature while blending. For making nut, rice, or oat milks, this comes with a handy machine-washable strainer bag, so there’s no need to shop for extras.
Best with Programs: Oster One Touch 6 Cup Blender With Pre-Programmed Settings
Simple button operation
One-piece jar for no leaks
Not many settings
While this doesn’t have a huge number of programs, it does have two that users love the most: one for making smoothies and one for chopping foods. It also has three manual speeds for everything from blending salsas to making cocktails, and it boasts the power to crush ice for all your frozen drinks. The blender jar is made from shatter-resistant glass and is dishwasher safe for super-easy cleaning when all the smoothies have been served.
Best with Glass Jar: BLACK+DECKER Quiet Blender with Cyclone® Glass Jar
Some users prefer glass jars
Dishwasher-safe blender jar
Glass jar is heavy and breakable
Many blenders come with plastic blender jars since they’re virtually unbreakable, but there are many consumers who prefer glass over plastic, which makes this blender a must-have. It has a heavy-duty glass blender jar as well as “quiet technology” that keeps the volume a little lower during blending so the neighbors won’t know when it’s smoothie time.
Three blending speeds, along with a pulse feature that’s great to get the blending started or to make chunky salsas, give perfect manual control. Meanwhile, programs for smoothies, icy drinks, and shakes mean there’s no need to guess how long to blend for perfect results when making these favorites. For easy drinks on the go, a 24-ounce personal-sized blender jar is included. It has a travel lid for easy sipping on the road or even for drinks in the backyard. All of the removable parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup when all the drinks are gone.
Best Multi-Purpose: Ninja Auto-iQ Kitchen System
Multi use with extra containers
Large 72-ounce main jar
Food processor bowl for food chopping
Requires extra storage space
Ninja has been making innovative blenders of all kinds, in sizes from small to large. With this blender, dubbed a “kitchen system,” cooks will get a standard blender jar, a single-serve cup, and also an 8-cup food processor bowl for tasks like chopping vegetables for salsa or for making bread dough. The blender jar is a generous 72 ounces, so there’s plenty of room for making smoothies for the whole family, or for making tasty blended cocktails for a party.
Along with the variety of jars, this also has a variety of programs that start, stop, pause, and blend in different patterns that make sure the results are perfect every time. Meanwhile, low, medium, high, and pulse settings offer complete manual control for making the perfect smooth drinking or chunky sauces.
Best Budget: Hamilton Beach Smoothie Electric Blender
Some users prefer glass jar
Built to be less noisy
Jar is heavy and breakable
The buttons on this blender might look old-school, but they’re easy to operate, easy to understand, and labeled for easy choices—whether you’re making an icy drink or a simple smoothie. There are a total of ten different speeds so it can handle everything from thin liquids to thick purees, and it also has a pulse option for chunky salsas or for starting the blending to break up large pieces.
The blender jar is a one-piece unit, so there’s no need to handle the blades separately or worry about whether the base is tight enough. It's also dishwasher safe. Even better, this blender is very affordable, so it’s a great fit for the counter and for the wallet.
Best Single-Serve Blender: Nutri Ninja Single Serve Blender
Intelligent blending programs
Two blender cups included
Heavy duty motor for easy blending
Relatively expensive for personal blender
The popularity of smoothies has made single-serve blenders much more popular, and that’s exactly what this blender was built for. There’s no need to pour from a large pitcher into a cup since the individual blender cups let you blend right in the cup. Simply attach a lid and you're ready to go! The Nutri Ninja includes two different cups (a 24-ounce and an 18-ounce) so everyone in the family can have their favorite blend and take it on the road. Additional cups are available for purchase separately. To make your morning even easier, you can refrigerate your ingredients in the jar and blend in the morning.
Reviewers love that this model has intelligent blending programs that do the blending for you, or you can choose a manual setting for your personalized blending needs.
Best with Heat: Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender
Heating element cooks foods
Programs make cooking and blending easy
Heavy duty motor
Blender jar is heavy
This blender really cooks, with a heating element that boils liquids in minutes—and of course, it can handle cold blending tasks as well. It has a large, 64-ounce glass blender jar that can handle the heat of cooking as well as icy cocktails. For easy blending and cooking, there are ten different programs so the blender can do the work without the cook having to check a recipe. The programs include smoothies, extractions, frozen drinks, sauces/dips, hearty soups, smooth soups, sauteing, pureeing, mixers, and cocktails. Of course there are also manual speed controls as well as a pulse button.
With the ability to heat, this can do a heated cleaning of the blender jar to easily get rid of sticky, messy foods, while the included brush can get under the blades for a very thorough cleaning when hand washing is preferred.
Best Stick Blender: KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender
Whisk attachment included
Chopping jar included
Stick blenders can do almost everything a standard blender can do, but since they’re so compact, they’re easier to store! One advantage to a stick blender is that it can blend and puree right in your saucepan or sauté pan. To make milkshakes, smoothies, dressings, or sauces, you can do the blending right in your serving cup or mug, so there’s no extra jar to wash.
This machine has five speeds, so you can control the blending for the best results every time. To make this even more versatile, it includes a whisk attachment, a chopping jar attachment with its own lid for storage, and three separate removable blades for blending, mincing, and frothing.
Best Splurge: Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender
Heats while it blends
Perfectly smooth smoothies
The ultimate blender for folks who need their smoothies silky smooth, and who never want to buy another blender, the Vitamix A3500 does everything—and a little more. The blender heats food through the friction of the blades, so you can make puddings, curds, and silky-smooth hot soups. It’s just as good at making chilly drinks, with chunk-free ice, and it can even whip cream and knead bread dough. Multiple programs make it easy to use, and the self-cleaning function ensures there’s no food stuck under the blades when all the cooking and blending is done.
What to Look for When Buying a Blender at Walmart
Blenders tend to be one of the tallest appliances in the kitchen, and sometimes they can be too tall to fit neatly under the top cabinets. It’s always a good idea to double-check the height of the blender to see if it will fit where you want to put it, whether on the kitchen counter or stored in a cabinet.
If your blender will be making milkshakes and protein drinks, you may not need the most powerful blender on the market. But if the blender will be used for making icy drinks, peanut butter, or grinding grains, a more powerful blender will do the job faster and better, and it will likely have a longer life as well.
Many blenders come with to-go drink cups, food processor attachments, or with other accessories. If you need those accessories, getting them along with the blender is a bonus. But if you’ll never use them, they’re just going to take up storage space and gather dust.
What do you use a blender for?
A blender is a perfect tool for such processes as blending smoothies, making milkshakes, mixing pancake batter, or whipping up cream. It can also be used to crush or chop up ice and nuts. There are high-powered blenders available now that even heat and boil liquids.
How easy is a blender to clean?
Nowadays, most blenders have jars and other parts that are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The size of the blender jar will determine how well it will fit in your dishwasher. Of course, they're fairly easy to be washed by hand; just be careful you don't get cut by the blades. Some blenders offer an extra cleaning tool to assist with cleaning under the blades, and others even have the capability to clean themselves.
Do you need both a blender and a food processor?
Blenders are tools designed to mix liquids, such as smoothies, milkshakes, or soups, and to crush ice or puree foods. A food processor does the tougher jobs such as chopping, shredding, grating, dicing veggies, meats, and more. Some models also mix and knead dough. Establish what your household needs are and then decide which one will work best for you. You might find out you want both appliances.
Why Trust The Spruce Eats?
Donna Currie had been using a blender since her mom allowed the first milkshake to happen, and she’s used a vast variety of blenders in her own kitchen. She knows her way around smoothies, that’s for sure.