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7 Best Commercial Blenders of 2020

Best Commercial Blender

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As the name suggests, commercial blenders are designed for large scale use in juice bars, restaurants, bars and other types of businesses.

Some business owners might be tempted to buy residential blenders because they are cheaper than commercial ones, but these are not designed to handle the heavy workload and constant use.

The main difference between the two is that commercial units are more powerful, faster and more durable.

However, with such a wide variety of them in the market, it is important to pick the best commercial blender and this article looks at a number of them so as to help you choose the perfect one for your business.

7 Best Commercial Blenders – Review

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Juschef Professional Blender

1. Juschef Professional Blender (Best for the Money)

  • Affordable
  • 8 presets and a 360° heating system
  • 56-ounce glass pitcher with 6 stainless-steel blades
  • 900-watt motor
Waring MX1000XTX

2. Waring MX1000XTX (Best Professional)

  • 3.5 HP (2610-watt) motor
  • Shatterproof, BPA-free and dishwasher safe 64-ounce jar
  • Aggressive stainless steel blades
Argus Le 6000

3. Argus Le 6000 (Best for Smoothies)

  • 6 variable speeds and 6 presets and an LCD display
  • 75-ounce pitcher with 6 thick stainless steel blades
  • Built-in timer
  • 1100-watt motor
New Age Living BL1800

4. New Age Living BL1800 (Best Heavy-duty)

  • 3.5 HP motor (2610 watts) with a pure copper core
  • Top speed of 35,000 RPM
  • Shatterproof and BPA-free 85-ounce jar
  • 6 blade assembly with 2 serrated blades
Hamilton Beach 58870

5. Hamilton Beach 58870 (Quiet Professional)

  • Removable noise shield
  • 10 variable speeds and 4 presets
  • Shatterproof and BPA-free 32-ounce jar
  • 1500-watt motor
Vitamix 5086

6. Vitamix 5086 (With Auto Shut-Off)

  • 6 variable speeds with automatic shut off
  • Hardened stainless steel blades
  • 1500-watt motor
  • 32-ounce BPA-free container
Aicook NY-8188MKB

7. Aicook NY-8188MKB (Versatile)

  • 8 presets and 7 variable speeds
  • 800-watt heating function
  • 60-ounce glass jar with 6 Tin-coated blades
  • 1400-watt motor

PRODUCT

1. Juschef Professional Blender

(Best for the Money)

Juschef Professional Blender
  • Affordable
  • 8 presets and a 360° heating system
  • 56-ounce glass pitcher with 6 stainless-steel blades
  • 900-watt motor

2. Waring MX1000XTX

(Best Professional)

Waring MX1000XTX
  • 3.5 HP (2610-watt) motor
  • Shatterproof, BPA-free and dishwasher safe 64-ounce jar
  • Aggressive stainless steel blades

3. Argus Le 6000

(Best for Smoothies)

Argus Le 6000
  • 6 variable speeds and 6 presets and an LCD display
  • 75-ounce pitcher with 6 thick stainless steel blades
  • Built-in timer
  • 1100-watt motor

4. New Age Living BL1800

(Best Heavy-duty)

New Age Living BL1800
  • 3.5 HP motor (2610 watts) with a pure copper core
  • Top speed of 35,000 RPM
  • Shatterproof and BPA-free 85-ounce jar
  • 6 blade assembly with 2 serrated blades

5. Hamilton Beach 58870

(Quiet Professional)

Hamilton Beach 58870
  • Removable noise shield
  • 10 variable speeds and 4 presets
  • Shatterproof and BPA-free 32-ounce jar
  • 1500-watt motor

6. Vitamix 5086

(With Auto Shut-Off)

Vitamix 5086
  • 6 variable speeds with automatic shut off
  • Hardened stainless steel blades
  • 1500-watt motor
  • 32-ounce BPA-free container

7. Aicook NY-8188MKB

(Versatile)

Aicook NY-8188MKB
  • 8 presets and 7 variable speeds
  • 800-watt heating function
  • 60-ounce glass jar with 6 Tin-coated blades
  • 1400-watt motor

1. Juschef Professional BlenderBest Commercial Blender for the Money

Juschef Professional High-Speed Commercial Blender

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  • Power: 900 watts
  • Speed: 9 speeds
  • Capacity: 56 ounces
  • Material: Glass

Rounding up the list is this affordable Juschef’s high-speed blender, which is ideal if you are tight on cash. Despite this, the unit is not a low-quality product.

In fact, it has some of the best features that include 8 in-built presets for making smoothies, shakes, soups, soymilk, baby food, butter, and sauces. These are all easy to select on a very intuitive touch panel and LCD screen, which is backlit for easy to use even in dark rooms.

The blender also has a 360° heating system that enables you to warm soymilk, baby food, soups and the like so that they can be consumed hot straight out of the jar, instead of having to warm them again after blending.

In terms of capacity, this professional unit features a 56-ounce high borosilicate glass pitcher, which is healthier to use than a plastic jar, and it has 6 pro-stainless-steel blades that give it superior crushing power.

Pros:

  • Very affordable
  • 8 built-in presets
  • Easy to use touch panel and LCD screen
  • 360° heating system
  • 6 pro-stainless-steel blades

Cons:

  • Delicate glass pitcher
  • Less powerful 900-watt motor

2. Waring MX1000XTXBest Professional Blender

Waring MX1000XTX Commercial Blender

Photo: Waring

  • Power: 2610 watts
  • Speed: 2 speeds
  • Capacity: 64 ounces
  • Material: Plastic

Waring’s MX1000XTX stands out as one of the best commercial blenders because it has a very powerful 3.5 horsepower motor, which is roughly 2610 watts of power. This gives you a lot of ice and frozen fruit crushing torque at your disposal, making it very ideal for business.

In addition to this, the unit has a shatterproof, BPA-free and dishwasher safe pitcher, which means that it can withstand a lot of impact from the spinning ice and fruits inside. It also means that it is safe to use, and very easy to clean after use.

This pitcher is quite big, with a capacity of 64 ounces and this makes it suitable for making a large batch of food for multiple customers.

In terms of use, the MX1000XTX features very simple controls, which include a high and low speed, plus a pulse setting to give you some manual control over the blending process. Although it lacks any preset, this simple setup makes it very easy to use.

Other features include an ultra-aggressive stainless-steel blade and a removable container lid with a removable clear cap for adding more ingredients inside as the blender is running.

On the downside, this product is relatively expensive, but it has a lot of power to show for it.

More Detailed: Waring MX1000XTX Review

Pros:

  • Very powerful motor.
  • Large 64-ounce pitcher
  • Shatterproof, BPA-free and dishwasher-safe pitcher
  • Easy to use
  • Strong and durable ultra-aggressive stainless-steel blades

Cons:

  • No presets
  • Relatively expensive

3. Argus Le 6000Best Commercial Blender for Smoothies

Isun Aimores Commercial Blender

Photo: Argus Le

  • Power: 1100 watts
  • Speed: 6 speeds
  • Capacity: 75 ounces
  • Material: Plastic

Argus Le’s 6000 (previously Isun Aimores) is quite loaded, featuring 6 variable speeds and 6 pre-programmed settings, which include a smoothie setting for easy preparation of this popular drink. With these, you get a backlit LED display for easy navigation through the settings.

The blender is also relatively affordable and this is mostly due to its less powerful 1100-watt motor. However, what it lacks in terms of power, makes up for it in the pitcher design.

For starters, the jar is quite large in capacity, measuring in at 75 ounces, and it is designed to create 4 vortices that bring all the food down to the blades through the middle for even blending. This results in a very fine and smooth texture in your smoothies.

Additionally, 6 thickened stainless-steel blades are used to do the crushing, with 2 of them being horn sharp blades, another 2 are serrated with a downward end and the last 2 being prolonged blades with an upward end, resulting in superior crushing power.

Other features include a built-in timer and a pulse function that gives you total control over the blending process. However, no sound shield is included. 

Pros:

  • 6 variable speeds, 6 presets and an LED display for easy use
  • Relatively affordable
  • Large 75-ounce pitcher
  • Pitcher design creates vortices that improve the blending quality
  • 6 thickened stainless-steel blades

Cons:

  • Less powerful 1100-watt motor
  • No sound-shield

4. New Age Living BL1800Best Heavy-duty Commercial Blender

New Age Living BL1800 Commercial Blender

Photo: New Age Living

  • Power: 2610 watts
  • Capacity: 85 ounces
  • Material: Plastic

If you are looking for a heavy-duty commercial blender, New Age Living’s BL1800 is one of the best options to consider.

This is because the unit has a very powerful 3.5 horsepower motor (approximately 2610 watts) with a pure copper core that makes it super-conductive and thus, very efficient, resulting in a very fast spin that can go up to 35000 RPM.

On the upper side, a large, shatterproof and BPA-free 85-ounce jar is used to contain the ingredients, and it features 6 stainless-steel blades at the base that are very effective at pulverizing ice and hard, frozen fruits.

Two of the 6 blades have serrated edges, and these just improve on the crushing power of this blender. Combined with the above features, this makes it the top-rated commercial blender in this review.

On the downside, you get no presets, but it has an unmarked variable speed dial that only shows the minimum and maximum speed settings.

This lets you select through a very wide array of speeds in between while the included pulse control gives you manual control.

Pros:

  • Very powerful 3.5 horsepower motor
  • A fast spin of up to 35000 RPM
  • Large shatterproof and BPA-free 85-ounce container
  • 6 stainless-steel blades, with 2 having serrated edges
  • Variable speed setting plus pulse control

Cons:

  • No presets
  • No automatic shut-off

5. Hamilton Beach 58870Quiet Professional Blender

Hamilton Beach 58870 Professional Blender

Photo: Hamilton Beach

  • Power: 1500 watts
  • Speed: 10 speeds
  • Capacity: 32 ounces
  • Material: Plastic

Though very powerful, Hamilton Beach’s 58870 operates very quietly because it has a removable noise shield that covers the whole blending jar. This dampens the noise caused by the spinning action inside as the food is being crushed by the blades.

That said, the blender is powered by a relatively strong 2 HP motor (1500 watts), which powers the blender through 10 variable speeds labeled from 1 to 10, with the fastest option (10) being over 105 mph.

You also get 4 presets for puree, crush, smoothie and self-cleaning, a pulse setting for manual control and a 32-ounce pitcher.

On the downside, this pitcher might be a bit small to make large batches of food in a restaurant. On the bright side, it is shatterproof and BPA-free for safe use.

Pros:

  • Sound shield for quiet running
  • 10 variable speeds
  • 4 presets, including a self-clean function
  • Pulse setting is included for manual control
  • Shatterproof and BPA-free pitcher

Cons:

  • Small 32-ounce jar

6. Vitamix 5086Commercial Blender with Auto Shut-Off

Vitamix 5086 Advanced Commercial Blender

Photo: Vitamix

  • Power: 1500 watts
  • Speed: 6 speeds
  • Capacity: 32 ounces
  • Material: Plastic

This commercial blender is controlled by 6 variable speed settings, which have an automatic shut-off feature that lets you power it on then leave it to power itself down after some time for consistent results on every blending cycle.

A 2 HP motor (1500 watts) runs the blender, supplying its torque to a set of hardened stainless-steel blades that have an enclosed casing with sealed ball bearings.

Such a setup ensures that all the kinetic energy from the motor is efficiently transferred to the blades for superior pulverizing power.

Other features include a BPA-free 32-ounce container and a pulse control that gives you manual control when blending your food.

Though quite expensive, the blender carries all the quality and durability features that signify any Vitamix blender.

Pros:

  • Automatic shut-off feature
  • Relatively powerful 1500-watt motor
  • Hardened stainless-steel blades in an enclosed casing with sealed ball bearings
  • 6 variable speeds plus pulse control
  • BPA-free blending container

Cons:

  • Very expensive
  • Small 32-ounce pitcher

7. Aicook NY-8188MKBVersatile Commercial Blender

Aicook Multifunctional Commercial Blender

Photo: Aicook

  • Power: 1400 watts
  • Speed: 7 speeds
  • Capacity: 60 ounces
  • Material: Glass

Aicook’s multifunctional blender is the most versatile commercial blender in this review because it has a lot of presets that automate the blending process when making sauces, juice, nut butter, smoothies, baby food, DIY milk, soup, and dips.

This means you get a total of 8 presets and in addition to this, the unit has an 800-watt heating function that lets you warm the baby food, DIY milk, soups and dips as you blend the ingredients.

The product also has 7 variable speeds that are easy to select using a turn dial, and an in-built timer that allows you to time the variable settings so as to achieve consistent results every time you blend.

Other features include a 60-ounce glass pitcher, a Tin-coated 6 blade system for corrosion resistance (up to 6000 blending cycles), a pulse function and a self-cleaning feature for easier maintenance.

Pros:

  • 8 pre-programmed settings
  • 800-watt heating function
  • 7 variable speeds plus pulse control
  • 6 Tin-coated blades that are very durable
  • Self-cleaning function

Cons:

  • Delicate glass pitcher

How to Buy the Best Commercial Blender

How to Buy the Best Commercial Blender

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1. Type of Commercial Blender

There are 3 main types of commercial blenders to consider. These are food blenders, bar blenders, and immersion blenders.

Food blenders are designed for more frequent use and have the ability to withstand continuous operation without breaking down. This is because they are used to blend thick foods and can also chop up hard ingredients like carrots or even ice.

For this reason, they usually have very powerful motors (1000 watts and above) and lots of presets to help simplify the food making process. A good example of this is Aicook's NY-8188MKB

On the other hand, bar blenders are not very heavy duty because they are mostly used to make light drinks and smoothies.

This means that they have less powerful motors, with a rating of fewer than 1000 watts. Some even feature glass jars for better visibility of the drinks inside and the perfect one to consider is Juschef's Professional Blender.

Immersion blenders are not commonly used but are very good at chopping up soft foods and creams. Their greatest advantage, however, is that they are not limited by jar size.

Their suspended spinning blades can be immersed in jars of different sizes and thus, all you have to do is to select a heavy-duty unit so that it can comfortably blend different quantities of food in differently-sized pitchers.

2. Power

More power is always good to have, but it doesn’t necessarily make the blender better. Remember that more power means more energy consumption and thus, higher energy bills. The best choice should depend on your business requirements.

With that in mind, 1 – 1.5 HP blenders (750 – 1000 watts) such as Juschef's Professional Blender are ideal for preparing light foods of about 75 servings per day.

On the other hand, 2 HP blenders (1500 watts) are good for medium-thick food preparation of up to 100 servings per day and the ideal product for the job is Hamilton Beach's 58870.

The very powerful 3.5 HP blenders such as New Age Living's BL1800 are at the top of the pack, with the ability to prepare heavy foods and beverages. Their output can exceed 100 servings per day.

This should guide you on the product to buy according to your business size.

3. Capacity

A blender’s jar capacity ultimately determines the number of servings that you can make per blending cycle. If you prefer making small servings per time, a small 32 to 48-ounce pitcher is ideal for that.

However, if you want to be preparing large batches of food at a time, you must select a blender with a large jar of about 80 ounces, going up. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender, which can prepare food in differently-sized pitchers.

4. Material

Commercial blender jars are either made up of glass or plastic. Glass is very delicate, but also very clear and does not discolor over time.

On the other hand, plastic can discolor over time, especially when exposed to hot food, but it is cheap and more durable because it does not break easily.

5. Noise Level

A quiet blender is certainly better than a noisy one. Therefore, if you want to keep the noise down in your bar or restaurant, buy a blender that has a noise shield and Hamilton Beach's 58870 is the perfect example.

6. Type of Control

Commercial and all other blenders, in general, must have controls for operating the unit. Some have toggle switches, which are simple to use but are very limited, featuring fewer functions and almost no automated features.

Dials, buttons, and touchpads give you a wider array of blending functions to choose from, including variable power levels and make the blender a better solution for business needs.

However, the best type of controls are the programmable and timed settings such as those in Vitamix's 5086, which give you automated functions over the blending process.

This makes such a blender ideal for high volume businesses where similar foods are made throughout. Such blenders though, come at a high price.

Conclusion

All in all, commercial blenders are equipped with enhanced features for high performance and Waring's MX1000XTX stands out as the best commercial blender because it has a little bit of everything and is reasonably priced. 

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