The Best Blenders To Crush Ice
During the time that we spend reviewing and testing various blenders we have come across many questions which our readers ask us, like what is the blender for money? What is the best blender for milkshakes? We try to answer every question professionally and with a lengthy post which gives you all the details you need to know about whatever it is you are asking us.
Today we are going to be talking about the best blenders which crush ice. It is great to have a powerful blender anyway to get through those hard carrots or cabbage heads but ice seems to be a popular thing to blend. We have even got some some great recipes for cocktails with crushed ice, milkshakes and blended smoothies with ice for those hot summer months. You can check those out on our previous posts. It might sound a little strange that we actually want to help you choose the right products but that is why we are here and we want to provide you with valuable information which is actually of use to you. Today we have looked into various blenders which claim to blend ice, but here comes the million dollar question. Do they? Find out more below.
Come and check out the top blenders to choose from as listed below:
How Do I choose The Blender which I know Will Crush Ice?
This is an important question and one which we have asked ourselves. It all boils down to the fact that the blender in question has to be strong and have durable blades to crush its way through ice. Basically it needs to withstand the pressure – out of all the blenders we reviewed we only found two which beat the ice crushing test and those are the Vitamix and the Ninja Master Prep Professional QB1004. Sadly to say we actually tried one that claimed to blend ice but it all just fell apart at our hands. We will show you that model so you can avoid it! Let’s begin by explaining to you how we tested our blenders and the results we got.
Ninja Master Prep Professional (QB1004)
When we talk about Ninja Master Prep we are talking about something amazingly affordable at around $40 and something amazingly awesome which actually gets the job done. We weren’t too sure how reliable this blender would be when it came to crushing ice because of the price but it exceeded our expectations.
We decided to try blending frozen food first and it did so with speed and less noise than others we have tried. We gave the first test a thumbs up. Our team then decided we would make some cocktails (don’t tell the boss) in which we added a lot of ice and huge hard chunks of them. Needless to say everyone on the team was a bit sceptic. We had this small, compact blender which is great for money and we had just overloaded it with ice. It actually worked and we all enjoyed a round on the boss. We love this blender for so many reasons apart from the fact that it got through ice and several times at that.
There is so many great features that we just can’t fault it. All the parts are dishwasher safe and with the purchase of the blender you get three different sized jars. It has an anti-spill splashguard, easy flip pour spouts and is designed with a super modern blade technology. It has actually never been easier to chop, blend and store all those yummy ingredients. It has a unique design which looks great in any kitchen and is compact enough that you can store in under the counter when you don’t need it.
Customer reviews are all top reviews and many say that this is a professional gem hidden amongst household appliances. We totally agree and we will be using ours for all our ‘work’ drinks, milkshakes, smoothies and soups. If you want something practical, something sturdy, something safe, something well designed, something that crushes ice with ease and something super affordable then grab the Ninja.
Vitamix 1782 TurboBlend, 2-Speed
The Vitamix turboblend is another blender that gets the job done but is more bulky and more expensive that the Ninja Master Prep. If you want a blender that you are going to use every day and keep it in one place – on the countertop – then the Vitamix is probably the right choice. This model comes with a 2 peak horsepower motor so depending on what you are blending or mixing you have two options to choose from. It has a locking lid design, a massive 64 ounce container, a patented tamper tool for mixing thick or hard ingredients and a cool recipe book.
Again all the parts are dishwasher safe and it comes with a five year warranty. The blades are stainless steel which make them super durable but the design itself could be a little more sleek. Some people like this style, black and tall. This is great if you are blending, crushing and mixing for a family of five but is probably a little too big if you are doing the solo blending thing.
Our team enjoyed testing out this blender and probably because we got more cocktails out of it but besides the point it did what we set it out to do and that was crush ice, a lot of it.
The Blender That Didn’t Work
As it goes we always fail in our review and don’t always choose the best ones to write about and this was one of those moments. The Bon Appetit Dual Action Power Blender with Metal Drive 1.3HP 8 Blade was a disaster and there was just too much wrong with it. We thought this would come out tops when it came to crushing ice but looks can fool my friends. This is one of those mid-range priced blenders which claims to do more than what your normal blender would do. This blender was a huge failure and left us with massive chunks of our ice in our smoothies. They couldn’t really be called smoothies though as they were full of chunks of fruit and veg as well. The cleaning up process on this model was even more difficult and it had a lot of nooks and crannies that you could probably only get into with a cotton bud.
For what we paid out on this model we were really disappointed with what it gave us and we were really surprised that the blender priced beneath this was a hundred times better. We have come to the conclusion that Bon Appetit do some great stuff for the kitchen but they lack in their blenders. Either way we say don’t go for this model because you will end up having a huge headache. We called the company and explained our situation, they were polite and friendly and did apologise but sadly they couldn’t do anything about it. They couldn’t return our money or swap it for another product so we now have a blender which is gathering dust in our cupboard at work. Anyway, we shall just move on to bigger and better things.
At Least We Had Fun!
Our team had great fun reviewing these blenders and every one of us came up with something to chuck in the blender. Some of the mixed cocktails tasted a bit funny though. We had a weird mix of kiwi, whiskey, vodka, ice, spinach and blueberry as one of them. We even thought that we could do this on a more regular basis – have everyone bring in one blending product, blend it all together and enjoy the effects of it after! Please do take note though, we don’t actually recommend using that recipe as it need cause an alcohol fueled debate between two colleagues!
Have fun and enjoy blending, but make sure you buy the right one!