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Blenders

Magic Bullet Express 17-Piece High-Speed Blender Mixing System

The popular Magic Bullet blender system makes a lot of promises about what it can do, but does it deliver? We blended, ground, and chopped to see if it's worth keeping track of its many parts. READ MORE

Blenders

Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender (CSB-79)

Immersion blenders have gotten a whole lot more sophisticated in the past decade. This late-generation model from Cuisinart is supposed to be able to replace three small appliances in your kitchen, but can it hack it? We plugged it in and rolled our sleeves up to find out. READ MORE

Blenders

Ninja Professional Blender

The design and packaging make the Ninja Professional Blender look like a killer, but can it deliver? We made this sleek black machine crush, chop, grind, and purée to see if it's as badass as it looks. READ MORE

Blenders

Vitamix 5200 Standard

Vitamix is the new standard for smoothies and juice drinks—it's put commercial-grade power on the kitchen counters of ordinary home cooks able to pay top dollar. We wanted to see if this top-of-the-line blender could be useful for more than making that daily kale health shake. READ MORE

Blenders

KitchenAid 5-Speed Custom Metallic Blender KSB580

The KitchenAid KSB580 chrome blender looks great on the counter, but is it actually worthy of a place of honor in your kitchen? We put this high-style blender through its paces to see if the performance matches the price. READ MORE