Blenders and Smoothie Makers Price & Reviews

Blenders and smoothies makers are more or less the same. The key difference is that smoothies maker has a tap attached to the jug you use to pour smoothie. Blenders do much more than smoothies. You are better off buying a quality blender that a smoothie because it does much more than what a smoothie maker does.

Check our top 5 best blender UK 2017 reviews .

Why Blenders

Blenders are great at helping you achieve ’10 a day’ equivalent to 800g a day of fruits and vegetables.

As you might be aware United Kingdom is one of the countries that promote a ‘World Health Organisation (WHO)’ campaign of eating at least 10 portions a day of fruits and vegetables each day. Previously it was ‘5 a day’ .

Studies indicate that eating ’10 a day’ helps reducing diet related chronic diseases and gives longer lives.

Types of Blenders

There are 2 main types of blenders:

An immersion blender also called a handheld or a stick blender

An immersion blender also called handheld or a stick blender is a kitchen appliance in which using it involves immersing it into the food mixture, turning it on and let it do its job. It can be used for making soups, mayonnaise, whipped cream and even making baby food. It is handheld, easy to use and very cheap in price compared to the jug blenders.

The immersion blender is quite handy as it allows you to blend even hot food in its own pot. To make sure everything is blended properly; make sure to whirl the blender around the pot.

Countertop blender also called jar or jug blender

Countertop blender also called jar or jug blender is a kitchen appliance with a blending container.

Compared to the stick blenders where you have to insert a blender in the food mixture; with the jug blenders, you have to add the food mixture into the jar to be mixed.

The Countertop blending container can be of glass, plastic or stainless steel materials with the one with glass materials being more expensive compared to others e.g. Vitamix.

Jug blenders are more versatile, featuring various speed control settings and many more add-ons like cups .

You can use the jug blender to make smoothies, soups, sauces, frozen desserts and more.


Blenders’ prices range from £15 to £800 with the type of blender, materials used, accompanied attachments, the brand and your personal needs and budget determines the blender you end up buying.

 Best Brands

The best blender brands in the market today include Ninja, Nutribullet, Brevile, Vitamix and Magimix to mention but are few. 

Juicers vs. Blenders

The difference between blenders and juicers is that while blenders can mix fruits with their pulp/roughage into fine pieces to make it easier for the body to digest or simply to make a smoothie.

The juicer on the other hand removes the roughage/pulp or fibre that is not easily digestible and only squeezes out the nutrients to give you a clear drink (juice) without fibre.

Check the top 5 best juicers reviews here.

Apart from blenders and juicers; we also have impressive best food mixers and food processors reviews to help you make more tasty food quicker and efficient than ever before. 

Nutri Pro 1000 Extra Deluxe Blender Reviews

Salter Nutri Pro 1000 Extra Deluxe is powered y a 1000 watt motor that pumps out 25000 rotations per minute for fine and consistent mixture. It features extraction blades that attain 100% extraction.

  • Nutri Pro 1000 Extra Deluxe Blender comes with 1 1000ml and 2 800 ml cups. These are essentially drinking cups.
  • It has a flip lid that enables you to add ingredients on the go, while the Salter Nutri Pro 1000 Extra Deluxe runs. This gives you control in case you want to top up some ingredients for the perfect texture and blend. The flip lid also makes it easy to drink the finished product.
  • A recipe book is included in the package.
  • The Nutri Pro 1000 Extra Deluxe Blender weighs 4 kgs and has a safety ON/OFF control.

The Salter Nutri Pro 1000 Extra Deluxe is a powerful blender that can not only chop crush and mix but also extracts juices from skin peelings, stem and even seeds.