Today I decided to write to you in order to answer the many questions that were put to me to know which machine to use to make smoothies? I gathered my product tests and I present to you today the result of my ranking of the 10 best smoothie machines.

To achieve this ranking I first chose the 5 best blenders that I tested and then I did a comparison of the 5 best multifunction machines (extractors and centrifuges) that also make good smoothies.

What is a smoothie?
Before introducing the best smoothie devices available today, it’s all about understanding what makes a smoothie from an ordinary fruit juice. The word smoothie comes from the word ‘smooth’ which means unctuous in English.

This type of preparation differs from ordinary fruit juice in that it is much more consistent. Indeed in a classic fruit juice the fibers of the food used are not contained in the liquid while with the smoothie, they are integral. It can be added according to recipes ice and especially yoghurt or milk.

Another particularity with respect to fruit juice, the smoothie can be composed of fruits and / or vegetables not having a great capacity to produce juice, such as dried fruits for example. The smoothie will indeed be composed of the entire food concerned which can be mixed liquid to make it more enjoyable to drink.

Thanks to this distinction between fruit juice and smoothie, we realize that there are then two types of juice machines that exist, each having a very different rendering, even if today new multifunction machines make it possible to realize smoothies but also fruit juice.

Which smoothie device to choose?
Different smoothie machines currently exist on the market. Even if the most used smoothie machine remains the blender , it is also possible to use a juicer or even some juicers with the smoothie option.

The advantage of the blender is that it is cheap and it is intended for this purpose, while the other two types of smoothie machine that are the extractor and the centrifuge allow the base to make fruit juice, but they were given an option to turn them into a smoothie machine .

However, the blender, if it is very smoothies, remains only for this type of preparation. It may therefore be advantageous to prefer to buy a juice extractor or a centrifuge with smoothie machine option if it is also desired to be able to prepare fruit juice.

If you want a quick solution to make your juices in the morning, I will advise you to buy a blender, otherwise you can consult below in this article the best devices to smoothie multifunction or directly to look at the side of the best centrifuges .

Best Smoothie Blenders – Smoothie Device
Model

Characteristics

Info & Prices

Blender Philips HR3655 / 00

1400 watts
multifunction
Application with
3D problem 6
Easy cleaning
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Blender Kenwood BL680

2 speeds
500 Watts
Easy cleaning
4 blades
See price
Heating Blender Moulinex LM841110

1000 watts
5 programs
4 blades
30 recipes with
Auto cleaning clean
Keep warm
See price
Blender Kitchenaid

550 watts
multifunction
1.5 liter carafe
Glass bowl
Easy cleaning
See price
Blender Russel Hobbs Desire

750 watts
Carafe 1,5 liters
2 speeds
Cheap
Easy cleaning
See price
1. Blender Smoothie Philips HR3655 / 00

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Blender recognized for years in the world of food processors, the blender Philips HR3655 / 00 is a device that allows to produce excellent smoothies.

Thanks to its large juice recovery capacity (more than 2 liters) this blender is family-friendly and allows you to prepare recipes of juices and smoothies to keep for a long time.

What I like about this blender are its 3 pre-recorded modes that allow you to quickly prepare the 3 main types of juice that you seek by buying a blender: with pulse, crushed ice and smoothie, this device smoothie can be complete in its possibilities of juice extraction.

The HR3655 smoothie blender is also delivered with two 600ml bottles that allow you to take your smoothies with you while keeping them all day long.

Specifically, after trying this smoothie blender , I was very satisfied in terms of rendering. Not making much noise despite its power of 1400W, I was able to recover my finished smoothie in less than 30 seconds. Note that the blender can be used with the application of Philips ‘Healthy Drinks’ which offers a wide selection of smoothies recipe but also cocktails and cold soups.

It is a very good device for making smoothies that I highly recommend.

Philips HR3655 / 00
Smoothie Blender

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Advantages :

Power ;
Easy to clean;
3 pre-recorded functions;
Delivered with two gourdes;
Quiet.
Disadvantages:

Have a minimum of height
2. Blender Kenwood BL680

Kenwood-bl680

More compact than the Philips HR3655, this smoothie blender makes it possible to prepare juices with a maximum capacity of 1.2 l. Very easy to assemble and therefore clean, this blender can prepare smoothies but also other types of juice.

Much lower power than the HR3655 we do not find the same quality of juice, although on my different tests the smoothies and soups that I could prepare were still very successful with this device smoothie .

This blender has 4 stainless steel blades and works rather well with crushed ice, especially using the 2 speeds offered. Very good smoothie device, this BL680 can find the flavors of food in a successful way, without offering as many options as the HR3655 for a price almost similar. Nevertheless it remains a very good machine for making smoothies .

Advantages :

Easy to assemble / clean;
Make good smoothies;
Short.
Disadvantages:

Lack of options;
A little noisy.

Kenwood BL680
Kenwood brand blender for smoothies

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3. Moulinex LM841110

Another type of device for making smoothies, the heating blender. Among the best heating blenders that currently exist, this Moulinex LM841110 Easy Soup remains a safe bet.

Special feature of the heated blender is that it allows both to be used as a normal blender, but can also be used to prepare hot recipes directly. So it serves as a blender while heating the crushed food. Very useful for preparing soups or compotes, for example, this type of blender also makes smoothies very smooth.

Thanks to the presence of 5 pre-programmed programs (including one dedicated to smoothies), this blender is complete and very easy to use thanks to the presence of an explicit menu. Another advantage of this blender heater is that it has the option keeping warm.

As for the quality of the juice, nothing to complain about, with its 1000 Watts, this Easy Soup does its job very well. For size, this smoothie machine is very affordable, it is very compact and each corner is useful, which avoids losing space in his kitchen.

I used it to make smoothies but also hot soups and I must say that I was surprised at the quality for such a small price. There is no risk of burns due to the double wall inside and the keep warm function works perfectly.

If you are looking for a Swiss knife for your kitchen to make smoothies but you also want to enjoy making hot preparations, this blender is for you.

Advantages :

Easy to assemble / clean;
Multifunction (heated blender);
Compact blender;
Power (1000W);
Very good quality of juice.
Disadvantages:

A little noisy.

Moulinex Easy Soup Blender
Heated Blender with 5 programs to make smoothies – Moulinex

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4. Kitchenaid Blender 5KSB555EWH

Blender very high-end, this Kitchenaid makes very good juices. I could try it at a friend’s house and I was really amazed at the quality of the juice produced by this blender.

Different options are available on the menu that allow you to make smoothies, cold soups, soups and other liquid or semi-liquid preparations of very high quality.

If you want to use it as a machine to make smoothies , this blender will fulfill your most cherished wishes. No risk of being disappointed even if you have to put the price. The metal base and the glass bowl are very strong and can easily last several years for a very simple use.

With a size of 39cm and a capacity of 1.5L, this blender can be used to prepare recipes with large quantities of juice, although it will take place in his kitchen. If you have the budget and are looking for a blender to make smoothies, this smoothie machine is for you.

Advantages :

Very resistant;
Make very good smoothies;
Large capacity;
Immersion mixer;
Disadvantages:

A little expensive;
Not easy to disassemble.
Blender Kitchenaid 5KSB555EWH
Premium blender to make smoothies

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5. Blender Russel Hobbs Desire

Last device to make smoothies of my classification, this blender Russell Hobbs allows to realize good recipes for a really very reduced price.

More fragile than the other blenders that I have been able to present so far, it remains one of the best if not the best of its price range (witness the many positive reviews on the internet).

With a good power of 750Watts and a capacity of 1.5L, this blender allows you to make good smoothies in no time. A little noisy in use, it remains easy to dismantle and therefore clean.

Another plus point, this smoothie blender provides two speeds to adjust depending on the food you want to use and the desired result. To have more dense juice, leave your blender on the first speed, but if your food is hard and you want to have a juice more liquid I advise you to use the second speed.

Even if this blender remains of good quality, it is mainly aimed at small purses wishing to achieve simple and fast recipes. Very good cheap smoothie machine, this Kitchenaid can be useful for every day.

Advantages :

Cheap;
Powerful (750Watts);
Big capacity;
Easy to disassemble.
Disadvantages:

Not very resistant;
A little noisy.
Russell Hobbs Blender Desire
Cheap Blender from Russell Hobbs to make smoothies, crushed ice etc …

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The best multifunction smoothie machines
Model name

Characteristics

Info & Prices

Kuvings Smoothie Extractor

60t / min
multifunction
No noisy
Very good extraction quality
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Magimix Duo Plus XL

Anti-drip system
Security system
Mix smoothie mode
Asynchronous motor
Fashion press / citrus
400W
filtered
Silent mode
60 recipe ideas
See price
Fitinjuice extractor

Ultra slow rotation (37rpm)
Very quiet
Cold pressure
Reverse function
Easy to assemble / clean
See price
Omega VRT402 Extractor

Compact (small size)
15 years warranty
Slow rotation (80 rpm)
Self cleaning system
See price
Urom HH smoothie extractor

Double helical worm gear
Slow rotation (43rpm)
2 picking pitchers
Easy cleaning
Juice cap
See price
1. Kuvings Smoothie Extractor

Blender recognized for years in the world of food processors, the blender Philips HR3655 / 00 is a device that allows to produce excellent smoothies.

Thanks to its large juice recovery capacity (more than 2 liters) this blender is family-friendly and allows you to prepare recipes of juices and smoothies to keep for a long time.

What I like about this blender are its 3 pre-recorded modes that allow you to quickly prepare the 3 main types of juice that you seek by buying a blender: with pulse, crushed ice and smoothie, this device smoothie can be complete in its possibilities of juice extraction.

The HR3655 smoothie blender is also delivered with two 600ml bottles that allow you to take your smoothies with you while keeping them all day long.

Specifically, after trying this smoothie blender , I was very satisfied in terms of rendering. Not making much noise despite its power of 1400W, I was able to recover my finished smoothie in less than 30 seconds. Note that the blender can be used with the application of Philips ‘Healthy Drinks’ which offers a wide selection of smoothies recipe but also cocktails and cold soups.

It is a very good device for making smoothies that I highly recommend.

Advantages :

Large mouthpiece;
No fibers;
multifunction;
60t / min;
Disadvantages:

A little long to disassemble.
Kuvings Smoothie Extractor
Juice extractor with smoothies option

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2. Magimix Duo Plus XL

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The Magimix Duo Plus XL centrifuge is one of the best centrifuges of the moment, and thanks to the many options it offers including the possibility of using it as a smoothie machine.

True Swiss Army Knife it really offers a good juice quality and is close to some of the best juice extractors. Thanks to a simple but serious futuristic design, the Duo Plus XL fits easily into most kitchens. I use it regularly as a juicer and not as a smoothie device but to test it in this mode of preparation I put myself.

To do this simply add the smoothie filter delivered with the centrifuge and then run it as usual and you’re done. The reason I decided to keep this centrifuge is thanks to the presence of an asynchronous motor reducing by 70% the noise emitted by the machine.

In short if you are looking for a cheaper Swiss army knife than the Kuvings extractor, but also producing good juices and the possibility of making smoothies, I can only recommend the Duo Plus XL from Magimix .

Advantages :

Anti-drip system
Security system
Mix smoothie mode
Asynchronous motor
Fashion press / citrus

Disadvantages:

Low position of spout;
Stainless steel surface that leaves traces.
Magimix Duo Plus XL Centrifuge
Centrifuge with smoothie option

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3. Fitinjuice extractor

Juice extractor very high quality, the Fitinjuice offers an option to make smoothies , which gives me a good reason to be able to present it here.

Among the most resistant juice extractors I’ve been allowed to test, this Fitinjuice is still quite compact, which allows you to keep a maximum of space in your kitchen while having the opportunity to get a maximum of juice.

Very easy to use and to take in hand, it is on the other hand a little more complex to assemble, which does not always make it more practical especially to clean it, but it is one of the only weak point of this juice extractor. With this kitchen appliance you can prepare many recipes.

Indeed this juice extractor makes it possible to prepare any type of recipe with great precision thanks to a total absence of fibers. This juice extractor is one of those with the fastest rotation speed of the slowest worm on the market, which allows to obtain a very high quality juice.

What I appreciate using this device smoothie (I have it at home) is its wide opening that can insert many fruits and vegetables within it without the need to pre-cut.

This Fitinjuice Smoothie Juice Extractor comes with: 1 fine filter, 1 smoothie filter and 1 strainer which allows you to adapt to the type of juice you want to make. Note that in addition the brand offers us an ice cream machine that will make ice cream.

My opinion on this juicer is excellent you’ll understand. Although this device is not necessarily intended for making smoothies, it can be useful and turn into a smoothie machine very simply.

Advantages :

Ultra-slow rotation (37rpm)
Very quiet;
Cold pressure;
Reverse function;
Easy to assemble / clean.

Disadvantages:

A small capacity;
Fitinjuice extractor
Juice extractor with smoothies option

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4. Omega VRT402 Extractor

A vertical juicer offering a smoothie machine option , this Omega has many possibilities for making good juices without fibers.

Very compact and in vertical shape, this Omega extractor saves space in kitchens. I have tried it a few times and the rendering is actually of good quality even if its engine is slower than other extractors like the Fitinjuice which allows an almost perfect extraction with 100% of liquid juice. The main consequence is that very fibrous foods can clog the device and prevent the extraction from being done properly. It is rare but it happens, it will then remove yourself these fibers too much and restart the extraction.

I appreciated the opening by the cap that allows you to insert food during use or also liquids but also allows you to clean easily leaving it closed.

In addition to this possibility to clean it, this juice extractor has a self cleaning system allowing a very fast washing which avoids having to disassemble it.

As for smoothies we find a good rendering using the option dedicated to this use available on the menu. The rendering is very good but is a little slower than with a conventional blender the operation of the worm motor that runs slower than a blender at 1500 Watts.

Advantages :

Compact (small size)
15 years warranty
Slow rotation (80 rpm)
Compact (small size)
Self cleaning system

Disadvantages:

Difficulty of assembly;
Fitinjuice extractor
Juice extractor with smoothies option

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5. Urom HH smoothie extractor

Last of my ranking of the 5 best multifunction smoothie machines because of its price, this juicer is actually very high performance but I have already introduced the Fitinjuice in this product category so I did not put it in top 3.

Belonging to the second generation of juice extractors from the brand Urom, this device can be used as a smoothie machine in a very qualitative way thanks to its dedicated option placed on the menu.

Extractor of small size, it can fit into any type of kitchen but you will not have a lot of juice overflowing (0.5L capacity).

Very interesting option available on this model is the presence of a pulp regulation lever that will extract the device and even during use the extra fibers and residues that could eventually clog your extractor. juice and that will allow a quick cleaning of your smoothie device .

I have not tested this product but the returns are very positive. Composed of quality products, the worm and the sieve are composed in Ultem, first in this type of products. This component will allow to extract very qualitatively any type of food and all without denaturing the final taste.

Advantages :

Double helical worm gear
Slow rotation (43rpm)
2 picking pitchers
Easy cleaning
Juice cap

Disadvantages:

Expensive.
Urom HH extractor
Multifunction Juice Extractor by Urom

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Questions answers
Blender vs. other juice devices
If you do not really see the difference between the different devices available on the market to make smoothies or fruit juice, these few points might interest you.

Why choose a smoothie blender?
If the first choice I’m going to choose for a smoothie machine is the blender, it’s because it’s made for that. Most blenders today incorporate all the options you need to get a really good thick juice, be it a smoothie or a soup or cocktail. Thanks to the crushed ice options, the range of recipe possibilities can even be extended and blender a robot to make juices of very good quality.

Another main reason for choosing the blender is its price. Since power is the first choice of a blender, this “only” point of technology is now largely sufficient on all blenders on the market and does not cost as much as the engines and other options / features available on some centrifuges or some juice extractors.

Another option in terms of blender is to buy a heating blender allowing both to enjoy the characteristics of a blender classisue for smoothies, but also to enjoy to heat while grinding your food: allows to make soups and soups see sauces for your dishes.

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The juicer: smoothie machine
Unlike the blender, the juicer allows extraction of juice through the speed of rotation of its fruit and vegetable crusher. Displaying a power and a different extraction mode of the blender, the centrifuge will allow you to obtain a much more liquid juice than the result obtained with a classic blender.

The smoothie is considered a thick juice (this is the effect we are looking for), so the centrifuge does not directly present itself as a smoothie machine itself. On the other hand certain manufacturers allow thanks to certain menus and / or options to be able to transform the expected juice by filtering in a much less intense way the obtained juice.

Indeed a centrifuge, as an extractor, will separate the liquid from the solid through filters. By changing the filters, the centrifuge will accept thicker tips and fibers and thus increase the density of the juice obtained to get as close as possible to the ‘smoothie to the blender’, and the effect is very often at the rendezvous especially with the Magimix Duo Plus XL that I tested .

The extractor: smoothie machine
The extractor is close to the centrifuge in that it allows to obtain a very liquid juice through a separation of the thick elements of the pure juice obtained. Nevertheless the extractor will work thanks to a worm. The criterion here is no longer the power of the device but the speed of rotation of this worm.

The juice obtained with an extractor, for a similar price order, will always be better than the result obtained by a centrifuge in terms of liquidity. It is a question of taste above all, for those who like thick juices I will advise you more a centrifuge if not a juice extractor.

The more the screw of the extractor slowly rotates, the more the extraction will be better. As with juicers, the juicer can have special filters that can be used for less strict separation of stored food and waste to produce a thicker juice to turn it into a smoothie machine .

How to use a smoothie machine?
Concretely if you make the choice to buy a blender, the use of this type of device is disconcerting ease. After simply mounting the motor to the container, often glass (for the best), just insert your food and let your blender run until juicing.

The blenders that I proposed on this page of the best smoothie machines allow in addition to being able to insert foods in use. With a cap that has an opening tab on the top you can continue to insert new forgotten ingredients for example or to add your preparation. It can be very practical in concrete case.

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As for juicers or juice extractors the use will depend on the choice of the manufacturer to arrive at the smoothie mode. Some use other filters from the menu options, but overall the use remains simplified, if you know how to use your juicer in normal mode you will have no trouble using it as a smoothie machine.

Nutritional contributions of the smoothie
The smoothie being a new form of consumption of fruits and vegetables, it allows in addition to being a real pleasure taste of being able to consume this type of food in a form other than solid.

Smoothie machines have been growing in popularity in recent years, and since it contributes to a better diet, that’s good, especially since it’s better to eat a homemade smoothie than a commercially available smoothie. because of the presence of preservatives harmful to health .

Nevertheless, it is not enough to consume only smoothies to satiate fruit because nothing replaces the chewing of such foods to enjoy the satiation brought by this phenomenon of administration. Finally, the foods often eaten in smoothies are fruits and are therefore rich in sugar intake, which does not contribute to a good diet if they are consumed every day. Keep the pleasure of making smoothies on weekends with your family.

What size of smoothie device to choose?
Choosing a machine for your kitchen can be an important choice at the level of the place that it will then take on our work table. If you already have different cooking robots, it may be preferable at first to buy a multifunction robot that can combine different features. I do not necessarily recommend this choice because I prefer to have a robot dedicated to each type of recipe, I find that the multifunction do not offer as much quality as specified robots.

As for the smoothie strictly speaking centrifuges and extractors still achieve good benefits, so on this single point of smoothie it may be interesting to choose a multifunction. If your first device should be a smoothie device however I will advise you more to take a blender. Accessible at lower prices than juicers and juice extractors, blenders make it possible to make a first acquaintance with the world of juice devices without having much to spend.

If you make the choice of a blender plan in any case the place higher in height than width. The vast majority of blenders work on a system from the bottom up with often elongated glass pitchers. It is not uncommon to have blenders over 40cm or 50cm. As for the centrifuges and extractors all depends on the model, but often it does not rarely exceed 35cm, apart from being able to have a device on the other hand can be quite wide.

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Mini blender Moulinex

The choice of the blender is also quite practical outside its small budget since it is often light, so can be easily transported to store in a cupboard for example. Something that is less true for centrifuges for example, which is expensive and are composed of many elements that make every trip difficult for fear of breaking a room.

Finally last point that can vary the size of your smoothie machine is the juice capacity you want to recover. Blenders offer a variety of container sizes (see the comparison table of the best smoothie machines above) ranging from 0.5L to 2.4L. The size will vary a lot on this point.

Which power to choose for its smoothie machine?
For the blender and the centrifuge , the power will be a major element to obtain a juice of very good quality. This is why these devices quickly become noisy and it is worth investing in a quiet smoothie, as is the case for example with the Duo Plus XL which is a juicer for making smoothies.

As an indication, the power of the blenders can vary from about 500 Watts for the lowest up to 1400 Watts thus varying the quality of the juice obtained but also the noise of the device during its use.

Juice extractors work on an inverted system because the faster the rotation speed is, the more successful the extraction of the juice will be. So for the lowest available on this comparison of the best machines to make smoothies, I found a speed of 30t / min, which is very qualitative.

What budget for a smoothie machine?
Last important point to choose your smoothie machine is the price. I think you’ve repeated it enough but better several times: the blender cost less than centrifuges and juice extractors, so I can recommend that you buy a blender see a heating blender if you also want to test dishes hot.

For those who already have a blender and who also want to be able to make real liquid fruit juices, you can turn to cheap solutions with good value for money. As above you can also choose a juice device to have a smoothie option to actually save space in your kitchen by avoiding having a blender and a centrifuge for example.

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