Review Date: January 2002
In the early days of inkjet technology, it was rare to find any third-party papers that worked (nearly) as well as the printer maker's own "house" products. The specialized coatings required to control the absorption and drying of ink on the paper's surface were keyed to the specific chemical formula of each manufacturer's ink. One early exception to this was the Pictorico brand of paper, which I reviewed some while back. Pictorico uses a proprietary ceramic technology to control ink absorption, an approach that works very well, but that also appears to entail higher production costs, resulting in higher retail prices for that paper.
Lately, inkjet manufacturers have moved toward paper-coating technology based on "swellable polymers", an approach that offers improved fade resistance, and that also seems to have reduced some of the compatibility problems between different coating formulations and ink chemistries.
Recently, a friend of mine who runs a well-known internet/mailorder photo products business asked me to evaluate a range of inkjet papers made by MediaStreet.com. He was interested in carrying the papers himself, but wanted an objective third-party test of them first. He needed to know how compatible they were with different printers, and how well they worked overall. Ever helpful, I said "Sure, I'll get right on it", completely ignoring the typically absurd backlog of other projects I had burning my toes at the time. It's thus now several months later, but I finally did have a look at the MediaStreet papers, and ended up quite impressed. Figuring that something approaching 100% of our readers are inkjet users, I thought I'd write up the results of my testing to show on the IR site.
This article is a brief digest of several weeks of off-and-on testing of a variety of MediaStreet's papers. The bottom line? I was so impressed with MediaStreet's papers that I invited them to become a site sponsor of the Imaging Resource: I'm very comfortable recommending them to all and sundry as an excellent line of third-party papers, offering both a wider range of surfaces and better prices than most manufacturer's proprietary formulations.
I'll be the first to admit that my testing here wasn't by any means exhaustive: A really in-depth test of multiple paper types across multiple printer models and brands would have been way beyond the time and effort I had available to devote to the project. What I did do though, was perform "spot checks" of a wide variety of MediaStreet's paper types in several different printers from three different manufacturers. I ran quite a number of sheets of MediaStreet paper through a Canon S800, and Epson 780, 785, and 1280 printers. Not having ready access to an HP photo printer, I don't have much detail available on the MediaStreet papers' performance in that brand of printer. I did run a few sheets through the HP printers at a local computer store with salutary results, but it's hard to tell anything of substance from the over-saturated photos on those little in-store "print actuators."
For the sake of consistency, I used the same image for all the prints, an outdoor family portrait shot that had a variety of skin tones (well, a slight variety, we're all Caucasian) as well as a broad tonal range and a nice assortment of colors. I compared the prints on MediaStreet's paper against prints of the same shot run out on the manufacturers' own premium photo papers.
Where the printer manufacturer had a paper-type setting that corresponded to one of the MediaStreet papers, I used that. (Eg, manufacturer's "photo glossy" paper setting used with MediaStreet's Aspen Extreme Photo Glossy, "heavyweight matte" used with the heavy matte papers, etc.) Following MediaStreet's recommendations, if there didn't seem to be a manufacturer paper type corresponding to a MediaStreet one, I used the default for photo-quality printing on "plain" coated bond paper. (Not to be confused with the "plain paper" settings, the settings I'm referring to here are those for the premium extra-white coated bond papers commonly sold as "photo quality" inkjet paper by the various manufacturers.) In many cases, the plain "photo quality" paper setting worked the best anyway.
I didn't spend much time experimenting with printer settings to obtain optimum results. There were just too many papers and printers involved to allow this, even though I'm pretty certain I could have improved on shadow or highlight detail in many instances, or removed slight color casts had I done so.
The question I was trying to answer in my testing was simply whether the papers in question offered a viable alternative to the manufacturer's own formulations. Put more bluntly, would I be satisfied if I bought these papers myself for use in my own inkjet printers?Results in a Nutshell
Pros printing their work for commercial sale will likely want to spend some time tweaking printer settings, and might even want to invest in a custom ICC profile for a paper they plan to use for significant work. The payoff for investing the time in developing a custom set of printing settings for MediaStreet's specialty papers could be pretty significant though, as they let you offer your clients with something a little different than what they might see elsewhere. (Whether from another pro's inkjet prints, or from any photographic process.) Some of the paper types (Royal Plush, Royal Weave, and Royal Jazz in particular) really put the inkjet prints into the "fine art" category, IMHO.
(A few of) The Paper Types
MediaStreet manufacturers an incredible variety of paper types and surfaces, ranging from lightweight bond paper to "Royal Plush", a very heavy matte-finish paper. (It weighs in at 310 g/sm (grams/square meter), heavier than any other inkjet paper I've seen personally.) There's even a canvas based "paper", with MediaStreet' inkjet coating on it, if you want to try for an oil-painting character in your inkjet prints. Here's what I thought of the few different paper types I looked at in this brief test, arranged according to paper surface and in approximate order of paper weight:
Gloss & Semi-Gloss Papers
Aspen Photo-Realistic Semi Gloss (Double-Sided)
This was a very interesting paper, one of several "double-sided" papers MediaStreet makes. True to its name, it has a semi-glossy finish, on both sides of the sheet, letting you make double-sided inkjet prints. - Very handy for situations where you need double-sided pages, but don't want the hassle of trying to line up two sheets of paper in a laminating press. (I imagine there are other double-sided papers out there, but the double-sided products from MediaStreet are the first that I've personally come across.) The finish is tough to describe, for lack of a common standard for what constitutes "semi gloss". The best analog I can think of for it is the sort of slightly opalescent surfaces many laptop computer screens have on them. - There's a slight sheen if you hold it such that it reflects a light source directly, but it's quite a bit more subdued than the gloss of typical "glossy" photo paper. (I'd rate it as slightly less lossy than many "satin finish" photo papers as well.) The paper substance is slightly warm-toned, making for nice portraits, with healthy-looking skin tones.
Aspen Extreme Photo Glossy (9 mil)
This is MediaStreet's entry in the "photo glossy" market segment, a nice, heavyweight (9 mil thickness) paper with a high gloss finish. The paper is a slightly cooler shade of white than the Photo-Realistic Semi Gloss, and so tends to produce slightly cooler skin tones. Its surface compares well with Epson's Glossy Photo Paper, although both it and the Epson paper don't attain quite the glasslike sheen of Canon's Photo Paper Pro. This paper worked extremely well on the Canon S800, while on the Epson printers, it had a tendency to magnify very slight color and tonal variations, making image noise more apparent than with Epson's own papers. Highly recommended for the Canon printer, on the Epsons it tends to emphasize the image noise, unless you have "squeaky clean" original images.
Artist Grade Canvas
Yes, this does qualify as a "glossy" paper, even though it's a sheet of real artist canvas. - The coating on it has a glossy sheen, perhaps intended to match the sheen of artist's oils applied to canvas. This definitely qualified as the most interesting paper I looked at, as there's no question it's a canvas substrate. With an appropriate paint-effects software program, you could produce very convincing-looking "oil paintings" from your digital files. The substrate is rather warm-toned, with an almost ivory hue. It took the ink very well, with both the Epson and Canon printers, although deep shadows tended to plug up a bit. Feeding was pretty problematic with it though: The canvas substrate tended to curl a bit as it entered the throat of the printer, leading to frequent jams. It pretty well refused to feed reliably at all in the Canon S800 (I could get it to go, but it took endless fiddling and several ruined sheets), and required some care to use with the Epson 780 and 1280. One trick that helped was to roll the canvas over a table edge or other hard edge to apply a little reverse-curl before inserting it into the printer. Recommended (with appropriate care and pampering) for the Epson printers, but not for the Canon S800. (Unknown behavior in the HP printers, as I wasn't willing to risk the wrath of the store personnel if I jammed their display printers.)
Some of these papers had significant surface textures to them: Despairing of describing them verbally, I've included small sidelit macro shots of their surfaces, to supply some visual idea of what the textures look like.
Aspen 31-lb Bond
This is a good, inexpensive, moderately heavyweight, smooth-surfaced bond paper, probably about half again to twice as heavy as a sheet of standard copier paper. A fairly bright white matte surface, with a pretty neutral overall tone. (Neither cool nor warm in hue.) This looks like a great, inexpensive paper to use for routine printing where a gloss finish isn't called for: Good for high-quality photo prints for the family, or high-volume printing where you'd like to economize a bit without compromising image quality. This paper had a slight tendency to emphasize image noise with the Epson printers, and a slight tendency to plug shadows with the Canon unit. Very nice results overall though. (This would be a good, heavier-weight substitute for the typical matte-finish "photo paper" sold by most manufacturers.)
Aspen Mogul, 150 g/sm
This is one of my favorite matte-finish papers. It's a bit heavier than the 31-lb Bond, and has a slight texture to it, a sort of an "orange peel" effect, although the texture is both broader and softer than that description would suggest. Its printing characteristics were very similar to those of the 31-lb Bond, but it produced warmer, more natural looking skin tones. (Even though the background color of the paper itself was no warmer than the Bond.) Overall, a very pleasing, medium-weight matte-surface paper.
Aspen Dual-Sided Matte
This is another of MediaStreet's dual-sided papers, with the ink-receiver coating applied to both sides of the sheet. Like the bond paper, it has no significant surface texture, just a very smooth, matte finish. This paper was interesting in that it produced cooler tones on the Canon than it did on the Epson. Skin tones on the Epson had a pleasant warmth to them, while those from the Canon were a little cool for my tastes. (The Canon also had a bit of a tendency to plug the shadows with this paper, although that no doubt could be handled with a little curves work in Photoshop, or a little tweaking in the printer drivers.) The paper itself is about the same weight as the Mogul, what I'd call a "medium weight" paper. Good image quality in a medium-weight, dual-sided stock.
Royal Jazz, 190 g/sm
As the 190 g/sm weight designation would suggest, this is a heavier weight paper. It's apparently also an "archival" paper, with neutral pH so it won't yellow or get brittle over time. It has a grainy, random texture on its surface that makes me think of "soft sandpaper". (Hard to explain, I just don't have the vocabulary to describe surface textures adequately, but see the inset photo above for an idea of what it looks like.) Overall, I think I like Royal Jazz about the best of the MediaStreet matte finishes I looked. (The Aspen Mogul above is my second-favorite, although it's very different in its character.) Similar color rendering to the Aspen Mogul, perhaps just a tad warmer.
This paper has a fabric-like texture to it, although it's entirely paper. Not a strong impression of woven threads as with the Canvas, but rather a texture that the paper picked up from the screen used to make it. Somewhat suggestive of canvas, without the strong texture of the Canvas "paper" itself. Slightly warmer-toned still than the Royal Jazz, also slightly more contrasty. (Shadows look a little deeper.)
The "Super Heavyweight" of the MediaStreet lineup, with a substance of 310 g/sm. It's also an "archival" paper, with neutral pH so it won't yellow or get brittle over time. About the heaviest-weight inkjet paper I've seen, with a very rich, soft look and feel. Surface texture is somewhere between the Jazz and Weave surfaces, overall looking a lot like conventional "watercolor paper." Slightly cooler-toned than the Royal Weave. Probably the least emphasis of image noise with the Epson printers of any of the papers that I looked at. Very nice for special projects that you want to look more expensive than they really are. ;-)
So there you have it: Actually only a very small sampling of the broad range of papers MediaStreet offers. All took the ink very well from both Epson and Canon printers, and (as far as I could tell from very limited testing), HP as well. I noted a range of minor differences in image color and tonality when printing on the different papers, but for the most part these differences would only be evident in side-by-side comparisons. All were excellent, among the best third-party inkjet papers I've seen to date.
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This method uses a heat gun, which we’ve seen repair PCBs in the past. The goal here is to be much less destructive and that’s why the first step is to test out how well your heat gun will melt the solder. Place a chunk of solder on a penny, hold the heat gun one inch above it and record how long it takes the solder to flow. Once you have the timing right, mask off the motherboard (already removed from the case) so that just the chip in question is accessible. Reflow with the same spacing and timing as you did during the penny test. Hopefully once things cool down you’ll have a working laptop or gaming console again.
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Market Analysis and Insights: Global Digital Accessories Market
A subordinate or supplementary part utilized fundamentally for convenience, attractiveness, security, and so on, as a focus on any consumer electronics such as DVD players, iPods, video games, remote control cars, cell phones, desktop computers, etc., are called digital accessories.
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Segment by Type● Mobile Phone Accessories ● Camera Accessories ● Computer Accessories ● Others
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Detailed TOC of Global Digital Accessories Market Research Report 2022
1 Digital Accessories Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope
1.2 Segment by Type
1.2.1 Global Market Size Growth Rate Analysis by Type 2022 VS 2028
1.3 Digital Accessories Segment by Application
1.3.1 Global Consumption Comparison by Application: 2022 VS 2028
1.4 Global Market Growth Prospects
1.4.1 Global Revenue Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2028)
1.4.2 Global Production Capacity Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2028)
1.4.3 Global Production Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2028)
1.5 Global Market Size by Region
1.5.1 Global Market Size Estimates and Forecasts by Region: 2017 VS 2021 VS 2028
1.5.2 North America Digital Accessories Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2028)
1.5.3 Europe Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2028)
1.5.4 China Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2028)
1.5.5 Japan Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2028)
2 Digital Accessories Market Competition by Manufacturers
2.1 Global Production Capacity Market Share by Manufacturers (2017-2022)
2.2 Global Revenue Market Share by Manufacturers (2017-2022)
2.3 Market Share by Company Type (Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3)
2.4 Global Average Price by Manufacturers (2017-2022)
2.5 Manufacturers Production Sites, Area Served, Product Types
2.6 Market Competitive Situation and Trends
2.6.1 Market Concentration Rate
2.6.2 Global 5 and 10 Largest Digital Accessories Players Market Share by Revenue
2.6.3 Mergers and Acquisitions, Expansion
3 Digital Accessories Production Capacity by Region
3.1 Global Production Capacity of Digital Accessories Market Share by Region (2017-2022)
3.2 Global Revenue Market Share by Region (2017-2022)
3.3 Global Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
3.4 North America Production
3.4.1 North America Production Growth Rate (2017-2022)
3.4.2 North America Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
3.5 Europe Production
3.5.1 Europe Production Growth Rate (2017-2022)
3.5.2 Europe Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
3.6 China Production
3.6.1 China Production Growth Rate (2017-2022)
3.6.2 China Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
3.7 Japan Production
3.7.1 Japan Production Growth Rate (2017-2022)
3.7.2 Japan Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
4 Global Digital Accessories Market Consumption by Region
4.1 Global Consumption by Region
4.1.1 Global Consumption by Region
4.1.2 Global Consumption Market Share by Region
4.2 North America
4.2.1 North America Consumption by Country
4.2.2 United States
4.3.1 Europe Consumption by Country
4.4 Asia Pacific
4.4.1 Asia Pacific Consumption by Region
4.4.4 South Korea
4.4.5 China Taiwan
4.4.6 Southeast Asia
4.5 Latin America
4.5.1 Latin America Consumption by Country
5 Digital Accessories Market Segment by Type
5.1 Global Production Market Share by Type (2017-2022)
5.2 Global Revenue Market Share by Type (2017-2022)
5.3 Global Price by Type (2017-2022)
6 Digital Accessories Market Segment by Application
6.1 Global Production Market Share by Application (2017-2022)
6.2 Global Revenue Market Share by Application (2017-2022)
6.3 Global Price by Application (2017-2022)
7 Digital Accessories Market Key Companies Profiled
7.1 Manufacture 1
7.1.1 Manufacture 1 Corporation Information
7.1.2 Manufacture 1 Product Portfolio
7.1.3 Manufacture 1 Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
7.1.4 Manufacture 1 Main Business and Markets Served
7.1.5 Manufacture 1 recent Developments/Updates
7.2 Manufacture 2
7.2.1 Manufacture 2 Corporation Information
7.2.2 Manufacture 2 Product Portfolio
7.2.3 Manufacture 2 Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
7.2.4 Manufacture 2 Main Business and Markets Served
7.2.5 Manufacture 2 recent Developments/Updates
7.3 Manufacture 3
7.3.1 Manufacture 3 Corporation Information
7.3.2 Manufacture 3 Product Portfolio
7.3.3 Manufacture 3 Production Capacity, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2017-2022)
7.3.4 Manufacture 3 Main Business and Markets Served
7.3.5 Manufacture 3 recent Developments/Updates
8 Digital Accessories Manufacturing Cost Analysis
8.1 Key Raw Materials Analysis
8.1.1 Key Raw Materials
8.1.2 Key Suppliers of Raw Materials
8.2 Proportion of Manufacturing Cost Structure
8.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Digital Accessories
8.4 Digital Accessories Industrial Chain Analysis
9 Marketing Channel, Distributors and Customers
9.1 Marketing Channel
9.2 Digital Accessories Distributors List
9.3 Digital Accessories Customers
10 Market Dynamics
10.1 Digital Accessories Industry Trends
10.2 Digital Accessories Market Drivers
10.3 Digital Accessories Market Challenges
10.4 Digital Accessories Market Restraints
11 Production and Supply Forecast
11.1 Global Forecasted Production of Digital Accessories by Region (2023-2028)
11.2 North America Digital Accessories Production, Revenue Forecast (2023-2028)
11.3 Europe Digital Accessories Production, Revenue Forecast (2023-2028)
11.4 China Digital Accessories Production, Revenue Forecast (2023-2028)
11.5 Japan Digital Accessories Production, Revenue Forecast (2023-2028)
12 Consumption and Demand Forecast
12.1 Global Forecasted Demand Analysis of Digital Accessories
12.2 North America Forecasted Consumption of Digital Accessories by Country
12.3 Europe Market Forecasted Consumption of Digital Accessories by Country
12.4 Asia Pacific Market Forecasted Consumption of Digital Accessories by Region
12.5 Latin America Forecasted Consumption of Digital Accessories by Country
13 Forecast by Type and by Application (2023-2028)
13.1 Global Production, Revenue and Price Forecast by Type (2023-2028)
13.1.1 Global Forecasted Production of Digital Accessories by Type (2023-2028)
13.1.2 Global Forecasted Revenue of Digital Accessories by Type (2023-2028)
13.1.3 Global Forecasted Price of Digital Accessories by Type (2023-2028)
13.2 Global Forecasted Consumption of Digital Accessories by Application (2023-2028)
13.2.1 Global Forecasted Production of Digital Accessories by Application (2023-2028)
13.2.2 Global Forecasted Revenue of Digital Accessories by Application (2023-2028)
13.2.3 Global Forecasted Price of Digital Accessories by Application (2023-2028)
14 Research Finding and Conclusion
15 Methodology and Data Source
15.1 Methodology/Research Approach
15.1.1 Research Programs/Design
15.1.2 Market Size Estimation
15.1.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
15.2 Data Source
15.2.1 Secondary Sources
15.2.2 Primary Sources
15.3 Author List
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That’s a question criminals and speeders will soon have to ask themselves as Chevrolet announced a new police vehicle based on the Blazer EV SS. The civilian model accelerates from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than four seconds, thanks to its dual-motor all-wheel drive system that produces up to 557 hp (415 kW / 565 PS) and 648 lb-ft (878 Nm) of torque.
Chevrolet didn’t say much about the electric crossover, but noted it will be “pursuit-rated” and feature the largest Ultium battery in the Blazer lineup. Rear- and all-wheel drive variants will be available and the PPV will come equipped with Brembo front brakes as well as a unique interior, designed specifically for police use. The company didn’t elaborate much, but promised officers will find “ample room to accommodate emergency equipment and gear.”
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The Blazer EV PPV is slated to arrive in early 2024 and GM Fleet Vice President Ed Peper said, “The possibilities for the Blazer EV’s commercial and law enforcement applications are almost endless.” He went on to note that besides being zero emissions, the police crossover will reduce the “number and frequency of certain maintenance requirements typically associated with fleet vehicles.”
The introduction of the Blazer EV PPV is an interesting development as Ford has been toying around with the idea of a Mustang Mach-E police vehicle. As part of that effort, a test vehicle was subjected to the Michigan State Police evaluation process which examined its acceleration, top speed, braking, and high-speed pursuit characteristics.
Thus far, Ford hasn’t announced plans for a Mach-E based Police Interceptor Utility but that hasn’t stopped police departments from buying them. Last December, New York City announced plans to purchase 184 Mustang Mach-Es for law enforcement and emergency response use. They’ll be used by several offices and departments including the New York Police Department, the New York City Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The best blenders will produce a fine and even consistency no matter what you throw in them. Gone are the days of rogue chunks in your smoothie or uneven ice for your margarita — a good blender will power through your favorite ingredients and produce nothing but delicious results. On top of performance, you’ll want a blender which is easy to operate as well, with enough speeds and settings to suit different recipes. While a blender can’t help being noisy, you’ll want it to remain stable as it blends too — in case it ‘walks’ straight off the counter.
All of this sounds like a lot to ask for from a blender. And with there being so many brands on the market, it can be overwhelming to find one which ticks every box. Luckily, we’ve put a range of models to the test to find those that are worthy of your kitchen counter. We tested everything from performance, to design, to ease of use to find the best options available. These are the best blenders.
After extensive testing, we found Breville’s Super Q to be the best blender overall. It produces consistently creamy smoothies, crushes ice into fluffy snow, makes hummus on par with store bought brands and is not as loud as other models we tested. At nearly $550, Breville’s Super Q Blender is not the cheapest, but its all-around performance warrants serious consideration if you’re shopping for a blender capable of making more than smoothies. If you're looking for a similarly equipped blender with the option to juice, the Breville 3x Bluicer is a capable option too.
Shopping on a budget? Then we recommend the Hamilton Beach Professional 1800W Blender, which is less than half the price of our top pick. This jack-of-all-trades blender’s versatility is cheaper, but not cheaply made, and produced some of the best tasting and textured recipes.
And if you’re someone who likes the latest and greatest in technology, the app-connectivity and touch interface controls of the Vitamix A3500 is sure to impress. This gives you access to over 500 recipes, and with an extensive 10-year warranty that covers any failure, you can rest assured that you’re getting a quality piece of kit.
The Breville Super Q Blender is aimed at home chefs looking for a commercial grade performance, and it certainly delivers as a multi-purpose machine ready for a wide variety of recipes. Equipped with twelve speed settings paired with a 1,800-watt motor, the Super Q whipped chickpeas into hummus similar to what you might buy at the market. It continued to impress in other tests too, crushing ice cubes into fluffy snow in a minute and turning rolled oats and water into sweet creamy non-dairy milk with ease. The vortex effect it creates also resulted in very tasty fruit, vegetable and protein powder smoothies.
The size and weight of this blender warrants a permanent space in the kitchen, but its hefty dimensions also means you’ll never worry about it tipping over or shuffling about like cheaper, lighter models. Cleaning is easy with a programmed 1-minute clean cycle. The wide-mouthed large 68-ounce BPA-free jug and blade arrangement also reduces the chances of cutting yourself if you need to reach in to clean any remaining lodged ingredients.
The built-in blade assembly eliminates the task of taking apart and then reassembling all of the components. As you would expect the Breville comes at a premium price, but your investment is protected with an exceptionally long ten-year warranty. That’s why it’s the best blender overall and why it took home the Tom's Guide 2022 Award for Best blender.
The Hamilton Beach Professional 1800W Blender is a great deal when comparing price versus performance. It comes equipped with four program settings for making smoothies, crushing ice, pureeing and self-cleaning, tasks it performs with above-average reliability.
Large pulse and start/stop buttons make for uncomplicated control, and Hamilton Beach simplifies additional options by dividing its control dial into two halves: the left half dedicated to the aforementioned programmed modes and the right half for adjusting variable speeds. A large red LED display takes the guesswork out of keeping tabs on elapsed time or time remaining, depending on selected setting. There’s a measuring cap for incorporating ingredients while mixing at lower speeds, and the lid includes an ergonomic grip that improves the chances you’ll remove it smoothly without splatter.
The Hamilton Beach blender produced delicious tasting oat milk with a dairy-like consistency, alongside great tasting smoothies. Only a few pieces of frozen fruit escaped the blades resulting in a slightly chunkier chug, but the taste didn’t suffer. Skip this blender if homemade hummus or nut butters are on your favorites list; the blender’s blade assembly does a sub-optimal job of incorporating ingredients like garlic or chickpeas into a satisfactory texture and you might be left fishing out chunks of ingredients.
A handy included tamper is a welcome addition for coaxing ingredients into its stainless steel blades capable of ramping up to a dizzying 140mph velocity, as is the surprisingly robust 5-year warranty.
If smoothies are your thing, then the Blendtec Total Blender Classic is the best blender for you. The Blendtec’s upturned helicopter blade configuration is exceptionally proficient at chopping down frozen berries, bananas, protein powder and ice downward into a vortex, completely incorporating ingredients into deliciously smooth-textured concoctions that had us scraping the jar for more. The 1,560-watt motor is powerful, capable of mixing chickpeas with olive oil into satisfyingly creamy hummus in under a minute.
The design is a bit utilitarian, but very stable and yet lightweight enough to pick up and move around without a struggle. The inclusion of 10-speed controls with pulse mode as well as six programmed settings for mixing batters, whipping up hot soup, blending whole juice, making ice cream, and crushing ice means you’ll never be left wanting for options. The illuminated LCD timer display is also bright and easy to read from a distance.
The Total Blender Classic only falters when crushing ice, prone to leave a few chunks and shards in the bottom corners of its ample plastic pitcher. These irregularities can sometimes be found hidden amongst the otherwise powdery soft snow.
Vitamix is the brand synonymous with serious blenders for serious cooks, and the A3500 excels at almost any recipe you toss into its large 65 oz/6-cup container. With its four-blade design – two flat, two angled – it can produce creamy smoothies with satisfying mouthfeel in less than a minute, or crushed ice so consistent in shape you might mistake it for soda machine made. It struggled when blending oat milk however; producing a milk-like texture that was affected by a noticeable amount of fine chalkiness per sip.
The five pre-programmed controls are touchscreen-style, complemented with a tactile variable speed dial, allowing for precise control. Vitamix throws in a large plastic tamper to help keep things moving along when ingredients need a nudge in the right direction. This Vitamix model also connects wirelessly to the Perfect Blend app via Bluetooth for iOS, iPadOS and Android, unlocking seventeen preset programs, 500+ step-by-step recipe instructions, and nutritional information.
Cleaning the A3500 pitcher jar after preparing smoothies usually requires only a quick 10-second rinse. An auto clean mode uses a pulse-to-full speed cadence to effectively dislodge stubborn ingredients from nooks and crannies, pushing soapy water from top to bottom, leaving the container completely clean after. Vitamix’s premium reputation and price are matched by an impressive ten-year warranty.
If smoothies, juices, slushies and cocktails play prominently in your daily diet, the Breville 3x Bluicer is a great space-saving blender juicer in one. Five aggressively angled blades sit above a contoured curved bowl perpetually scooping up ingredients to prevent them from getting stuck at the bottom. It shreds even the most fibrous greens into pleasingly digestible juice and disintegrates frozen fruits into a soft pour after just 45-seconds. With the add-on juicing chute accessory installed, the gaping 3.5 inch opening up top allows for fresh produce as large as small apples to be dropped in whole.
Of the four onetouch program buttons, two are dedicated to smoothies; one for dairy-based drinks and the other for green smoothies, with five additional speed buttons underneath, with “1” set for incorporating delicate ingredients in a folding motion, all the way to “5”, the fastest speed and best for whipping up sauces and emulsifying salad dressings. The latter demands a bit of extra oomph to break down fibrous greens into a palatable concoction. A small control dial gives users an additional way to fine tune control across the blender’s 12-speed range. Sharing the same sleek stainless steel design as the Breville Super Q, the 3X Bluicer looks great on any countertop and is easy to clean. Add a splash of liquid soap and warm water and the 1-minute intermittent pulsing auto clean mode does all the rest. That’s why it makes the list as one of the best blenders.
Just because the Vitamix E310 is the brand’s entry level model doesn’t mean it’s lacking in features and performance. In fact, for most people we’d recommend it over higher priced Vitamix models because it blends everything nearly as well, and the smaller capacity is easier to handle and clean. Yes, you supply up programmed buttons and will have to solely rely upon its 10-speed dial control, but it produces splendidly frothy, rich smoothies without any remaining bits or chalky texture with only a little experimentation.
The motor is both fast and durable enough to create friction at speeds for hot soups that literally steam upon opening the lid, something Vitamix blenders are famous for. But all that power also resulted in the loudest decibel recorded during testing, and it also disappointed while crushing ice, leaving large untouched pieces amongst powdery snow. The E310 also comes with its own small-sized tamper to help push ingredients into the maws of its 2.0 HP powered cutting blades.
If you work from a smaller kitchen, this is the best blender for you. You’ll appreciate the greater chance you can slide this blender under overhead kitchen cabinets. And years of blending are guaranteed with a 5-year warranty.
The brushed stainless steel finish, chunky red dial and squared-off stance all supply the Wolf High-Performance Blender the appearance of a professional-grade kitchen appliance. Weighing nearly 16-lbs, it’s best thought of as a “set it and forget it” appliance that’s also never going to shuffle or shake uncontrollably under normal circumstances.
And that heft is put to good use when the blender’s 2.4 peak HP motor blasts its blades to speeds normally associated with Ferraris (210mph, to be exact). Press the smoothie preset and it starts off the line slowly with a 15-second intermittent slow-then-go pulse before going all out for forty seconds at an impressive clip, obliterating rock hard frozen strawberries and liquifying frozen bananas into a drinkable consistency. Where the Wolf only does marginally well is while crushing ice. The one-minute ice crush function does a fine job of agitating ice and initially appears to break up ice into a fine even consistency. Upon inspection we found a good percentage of the ice was left untouched with other pieces merged into larger cubes.
Still worse, the flatter blade arrangement of the Wolf blender produced some of the most unpalatable hummus in our testing, an unpalatable paste reminiscent of wall spackling. So this isn’t the one to buy if you plan to make dips.
However, the Wolf especially shined when it was time to clean up, which is why it’s one of the best blenders. After running at its highest speed with a squirt of dishwashing detergent and warm water, only the most upper reaches of the jar lid retained the barest amount of residue that washed off in just a second under the tap. An especially clever feature is hidden in the cap design: the top pops off to reveal a spouted funnel to pour liquids slowly and safely while emulsifying ingredients.
If more is better, then the Cuisinart Hurricane Pro’s 6-prong stainless steel blade assembly should slice, dice, mix, and blend better than most. And indeed it’s an all-around performer. When put to the test, we found it was capable of making velvety smoothies as well as quickly eviscerating leafy vegetables and even turning root vegetables into silken hot soup given sufficient time. Although, it’s worth flagging that it’s not the best for crushing ice; producing very chunky results with the majority (60%) not crushed.
The commercial-grade 3.5 peak horsepower motor can be adjusted anywhere between 1,500 to 25,000 RPM using a large knurled dial. In instances when an extra bit of power is required, the Hurricane Pro offers the equivalent of turning the dial to “11” with a Turbo Boost button that jets the blades to an insane 30,000 RPM, an option we used to completely eviscerate large frozen strawberries in just three second increments (in turn splattering the top inside of the jar like a Rothko painting).
A memory function allows you to customize preset functions and save them for future use. And when you’re done, how convenient is it to have the option to put the pitcher with blades and lid into the dishwasher without worry?
Pressing the Ninja’s pre-programmed smoothie button unleashes a sharp and sudden calamity, initially in a span of intermittent stop-go action, before it unleashes all 1,400-watts of power into one last 10-second burst. Fortunately all of that dramatic fury produces smoothies reminiscent of a lip smackingly good thick and frothy milkshake. During our tests, we found it was equally adept at milling grains down to fine powder, and also transforming rolled oats and water into a full-bodied and thick oat milk.
A thoughtfully designed pour spout keeps pours precise, with a small flap to keep contents fresh-tasting between servings. The thick, rubberized pitcher grip running from top to bottom improves ergonomics and the turn-to-lock mechanism attaching the jar to the base offers confidence the blender is secure and ready for its next batch. There’s no dedicated clean cycle, but running the Ninja at its highest setting with a dollop of liquid soap and warm water is sufficient to remove all hints of ingredients..
The stacked blade assembly requires a little extra care while cleaning, as it has a tendency to slide out. And despite its name, the Ninja can be eardrum-piercing loud rather than stealthy, especially when breaking down ice. However, you’re paying a great price for a great performance, which is why it’s one of the best blenders.
The KitchenAid K150 is not advertised as a blender for one, but this petite and rather cute retro-style blender is probably best for a household of one or two users. The sub-$100 price is reflected in features pared down to the basics. There are no pre-programmed functions, nor a display or extra accessories included. All three speed functions and pulse action (ideal for crushing ice) is engaged by a single large dial.
Fortunately the upturned and angled blade assembly is more than capable of blending frozen fruits and leafy vegetables into a vortex, making it a very good option for someone who is primarily focusing on making smoothies. The lid seals securely and clean up is a cinch because of the jar's shape and small size. Just a 10-second rinse cycle at full blast is all it takes to wash away any residue left on the sides or the blades.
The lightweight and narrow base means sometimes, when set at the highest speed, the blender slightly shuffles with an R2-D2 wobble, moving maybe a half an inch during the first 15-seconds before settling in, so a steadying hand is best kept near. But if you love smoothies, care about aesthetics, and you’re shopping for one, there’s no better option.
Blenders are often marketed as multi-purpose kitchen appliances, and many are equipped to make sauces, emulsify salad dressings, juice green vegetables and fruits, whip up hot soups and a myriad of other recipes, with dedicated program buttons reflecting the jack-of-all-trades function of modern models. Even so, most people will probably dedicate blenders for combining fruits and vegetables with protein powder for a morning smoothie, or crush ice into refreshing drinks and cocktails, or maybe even for the occasional batch of homemade oat or nut milk. Thus we tested each blender in a battery of tests best suited for a blender versus a food processor or mixer.
We measured decibel readings with a digital sound level meter, crushed 2-cups of ice inspecting consistency, whipped up smoothies made with frozen strawberries, blueberries, banana, protein powder and oat milk, compared homemade hummus made from canned chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil and seasoning, and also combined sprouted rolled oats with water for a simple dairy-free oat milk. Each recipe was scored for taste and texture. Ease of clean-up, ergonomics and build quality were also factored in before tallying a final score for ranking.
When shopping for a new blender, you'll want to take several factors into account, from the type of blender and specific features you need to the size of the blender and the counterspace you have available.
First though, you need to make sure you're buying the right appliance. If you're looking to chop, slice and dice solid ingredients, you're going to want one of the best food processors instead. If you want more details on the difference, check out our guide on food processor vs blender.
The nest question is how much space you need for the blender. If you've got a small kitchen, the wrong blender could end up costing you valuable countertop real estate. Although immersion blenders can be easily tucked into a drawer, and personal blenders tend to be fairly compact, a high-performance blender is much more unwieldy. Don't buy a large, heavy machine if you don't have the space — it will end up collecting dust in a corner somewhere.
Pro tip: Measure the vertical space between your countertop and cabinets before purchasing a full-size blender; ideally, it should be able to slide under the cabinet when not in use. Eighteen inches of clearance is enough room for most models.
Finally, you'll want to note the specific features offered by the blenders you're considering. Some things to look for are the included accessories, the overall construction of the blender and the speed and power options each blender offers.
Accessories: Some models come with food-processor attachments, coffee grinders and drinkable to-go containers. Pick a blender with accessories that fit your lifestyle. For instance, I own a personal blender which only works with to-go cups. Want to know more? I test appliances for a living — here’s what you’ll find in my kitchen.
Plastic or glass containers: Plastic containers are more likely to absorb odors and stain but they're lighter in weight and less likely to break if dropped than than ones made of glass. Whichever style you choose, just make sure it's easy to clean, with clearly marked measurements on the side. If you like to chuck everything in the dishwasher, check to see if it’s dishwasher safe.
Speeds: The more speed settings available, the more user control a blender offers. Premium blenders may also offer preprogrammed options for tasks like smoothies, crushing ice, and pureeing that take the guesswork out of blending.
Power: You’ll see a range from 300 to 1,000 watts of power for most blenders, but 500 watts is enough juice (so to speak) for most blending tasks. Keep in mind that other factors influence the blenders performance, so more wattage doesn’t necessarily translate to better results.
Warranty: One year is good, but five is way better. The more expensive the blender, the more important it is to pick one that's backed by a solid warranty.
Warranties on blenders range anywhere from one to 10 years, and the most expensive machines cover at least five years. When you buy a new blender, pass on an extended warranty, it's unlikely it will cost less than the expense of any lifetime repairs. On average they’ll last about seven years.
The most common sign it’s time to replace your blender is that it stops working. You may also notice that your blender is slowing down, taking longer to blend or food is not coming out with as smoothly as they used to. If you bring it in for a repair and are quoted a price that’s more than 50% of the cost of a new unit, you’re better off buying a replacement.
Purchasing a new blender will supply your countertop an instant upgrade. Blenders have become much sleeker over the years, and few models still have the multitude of buttons that are hard to keep clean and tend to stick. Most now have touch pads or a dial or switch. They have far fewer settings, most of which are for things you will likely use, such as make smoothies, crushing ice, and pureeing. In some cases they have programs for functions like smoothies, frozen cocktails, and soup that automatically change speeds and incorporate pulse for the best results.
Regardless of price, blenders are now more powerful as manufacturers know their products need to be able to puree frozen fruit and ice cubes for smoothies. If you can afford to upgrade to a premium appliance, you’ll get the ability to heat your food to a serving temperature or puree them to the texture of ice cream. Plus more and more blenders are coming with high quality plastic jars that are lighter to lift and don’t have removable blades. Thus eliminating the hassle of taking them apart and reassembling them.
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