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Best Blenders with Glass Jar | Plastic-Free Alternative to a Typical Blender

Updat­ed 06/14/2022

There are health-con­scious and aller­gic to plas­tic con­sumers who search for blenders with a non-plas­tic jar, like glass or stain­less steel. Some peo­ple even go entire­ly free of plas­tic in their kitchens. Is there a rea­son behind this? I will not dis­cuss this ques­tion here; how­ev­er, I per­son­al­ly agree with them to the most extent. Oth­er­wise, I would not con­duct com­pre­hen­sive research on this sub­ject and test most of the avail­able non-plas­tic blenders on the mar­ket. I am aware of an inves­ti­ga­tion made by health-aware enthu­si­asts who claim that plas­tic con­tain­ers are not entire­ly BPA-free; even the pro­duc­ers claim this.

oster bladehamilton beach bladesHow­ev­er, con­sumers who look for a blender with a glass or stain­less steel jar will face two sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenges. First, most blender jugs are not gen­uine­ly non-plas­tic. The gen­uine blender with a glass or met­al con­tain­er must also have the all-met­al blades mount­ing to guar­an­tee no food con­tact with the plas­tic dur­ing blend­ing tasks. How­ev­er, most man­u­fac­tur­ers who offer such blenders, like Kitchenaid, Oster, Hamil­ton Beach, Cuisi­nart, and War­ing, do not care for the blade mount­ing when design­ing the con­tain­ers. At the same time, these machines are adver­tised as glass jar blenders.

The sec­ond chal­lenge is find­ing a tru­ly pow­er­ful and ver­sa­tile blender with a glass con­tain­er is almost impos­si­ble. The glass mate­r­i­al is frag­ile, and there is cur­rent­ly no proven tech­nol­o­gy to pro­duce shat­ter­proof glass that can endure the high-end blenders’ high loads. As a result, most of the blenders with glass con­tain­ers are equipped with a motor pow­er below 450 watts, which is rather low for mod­ern lifestyle con­sumers. Thus, when choos­ing a glass blender, the con­sumer must make a tough choice between the gad­get’s pow­er and the glass jar’s ecology.

So, the only option for tar­get cus­tomers is to go for stain­less steel con­tain­er machines. How­ev­er, even such an indus­try vet­er­an as Vita­mix, which used to pro­duce all its devices with the met­al pitch­er in the past, has opt­ed out of the prac­tice. Nowa­days, most high-pow­er blenders have an East­man Tri­tan copoly­ester pitch­er, which is pre­mi­um poly­car­bon­ate, since the copoly­ester mate­r­i­al can with­stand high-end blenders’ high loads and look trans­par­ent as glass.

As a result, I came out with this arti­cle, which aims to solve this chal­leng­ing task and offer a list of the blenders that can deliv­er a rel­a­tive­ly heavy-duty job and, at the same time, com­ply with the require­ments of hav­ing all-met­al blade mount­ing.

P.S. In July 2020, Vita­mix released a new Stain­less Steel Con­tain­er com­pat­i­ble with all full-size Vita­mix Models.

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How Research Was Done, and the Ratings Were Attributed

In our hunt for the cor­rect type of gad­get, we select­ed a list of 14 blenders with glass or stain­less steel (War­ing) jars and a pow­er of 700 watts and over. Our list includ­ed Cuisi­nart, Kitchenaid, Elec­trolux, Oster, Black & Deck­er, Frigidaire, Omega, and War­ing machines.

To short­list the best nom­i­nees, we applied a list of the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria to the gad­gets — blade assem­bly, motor pow­er and RPMs, func­tion­al­i­ty and per­for­mance, price, con­trol pan­el and speeds, war­ran­ty and cus­tomer ser­vice, con­sumer rat­ings, and many reviews.

After thor­ough­ly research­ing the man­u­fac­tur­er’s prod­uct man­u­als on select­ed machines, it became clear that only five (5) blenders passed the all-met­al blade assem­bly cri­te­ria. This list includes three Oster mod­els, Tribest, Mag­im­ixa (a Euro­pean brand that is not avail­able in the USA), and Tribest Glass Per­son­al Blender with Vac­u­um Jar. This cri­te­ri­on is the most impor­tant one in our research as it ensures the food placed in the blender will not con­tact the plas­tic mate­r­i­al while pro­cess­ing. At the same time, the major­i­ty of glass jar machines come with plas­tic blade couplings.

We also do not include oth­er pop­u­lar glass jar blenders with heat­ing ele­ments in our list — Instant Ace Nova /Ace plus Cook­ing Blender and Nin­ja Foo­di Cold & Hot Blender (HB152). These blenders both do not com­ply with the no food–plastic con­tact requirement.

The Instant Ace Nova/Ace Plus Cook­ing Blender looks per­fect at first sight; how­ev­er, we found the plas­tic coat­ing around the blade shaft after care­ful obser­va­tion. And this plas­tic coat­ing may even melt from the heat it is exposed to (accord­ing to the cus­tomer’s report).

While Nin­ja Foo­di Cold & Hot Blender (HB152) has plas­tic details inside the jar, they are even more appar­ent than the Instant Ace models.

Assess­ing the rest of our cri­te­ria against our short­list turned out to be easy, as we had a chance to test all of the blenders in our short­list. How­ev­er, it must also be men­tioned that the War­ing 700S and the War­ing Com­mer­cial BB900G mod­els with the metal/glass jars and all-met­al blade assem­bly were exclud­ed from our “Best Glass Blenders” short­list because they have a very low motor wattage and such a low pow­er does not allow them to crush ice or pul­ver­iz­ing hard or leafy veg­eta­bles properly.
Here are the short reviews on the best pow­er­ful blenders with a glass jar after apply­ing the rest of our cri­te­ria. And we believe our selec­tion below is the most com­pre­hen­sive that exists on the market.

#1 Oster Pro 1200 Blender — Number One Glass Jar Blender

Oster Pro 1200 blenderThis pop­u­lar glass jar blender is the most pow­er­ful, with the best per­for­mance against most of the select­ed criteria/parameters.

Motor: The machine comes with an impres­sive 1200-watt (1.6HP) at-peak motor that deliv­ers the effec­tive pow­er of 900 watts and 19,000 rpm. With an all-met­al dri­ve con­nec­tion, this gad­get is durable and like­ly to serve its cus­tomers for many years. It has a heavy, sta­ble base and a sleek, mod­ern look.

Con­trol pan­el: The gad­get con­trol pan­el is equipped with sev­en (7) speeds – the low, medi­um, and high speeds, puls­ing mode, and 3 pre-set pro­grams for a smooth­ie, crush­ing ice, and chop­ping – and this allows good con­trol over the blend­ing job.

Con­tain­er, blades: It comes with a stress and tem­per­a­ture-resis­tant sil­i­cate glass 6 cups (48 ounces) pitch­er. The glass pitch­er and the all-met­al blade mount­ing ensure that the food has no con­tact with plas­tic when blend­ing and thus will sat­is­fy most of the strict require­ments of health-con­scious peo­ple look­ing for a non-plas­tic jar blender. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this machine does not include a tam­per to help push the food down to the vor­tex, which is prob­a­bly the only down­side of this blender.

Func­tion­al­i­ty: This device is quite ver­sa­tile and per­forms many tasks very well. It makes an almost per­fect­ly smooth drink from soft fruits, decent frozen and green smooth­ies, chops food, and makes many dif­fer­ent sal­sas, mix­es, and sal­ad dress­ing recipes. It is also able to make decent frozen desserts. And most impor­tant­ly, although with great effort, it can make nut but­ter. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this machine does not have enough pow­er to heat liq­uid or mill qual­i­ty flour. But it will grind herbs, nuts, and oth­er soft­er ingredients.

War­ran­ty: The gad­get comes with an excel­lent 3‑year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty for blender parts and a 10-year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty for the all-met­al motor and dri­ve connections.

Sum­ma­ry: No doubt, Oster Pro 1200, is the num­ber one blender with a glass jar and pow­er­ful motor. It has decent func­tion­al­i­ty and, most impor­tant­ly, comes at a very rea­son­able price.

Oster Pro 1200 Blender, via Amazon

#2 Tribest DB-950 Dynablend Clean Blender — Second Best Option for the Glass Jar Blender

dynablend DB-950This mod­el is an upgrad­ed ver­sion of Tribest DB-850, the ini­tial brand attempt to pro­duce all non-plas­tic blenders. The new­er DB-950 mod­el has the same as the DB-850 ver­sion, a rea­son­ably pow­er­ful 1.1HP (820 watts) motor, and is able to attain a 23000rpm.

Motor: This machine has the same as the 850 ver­sion, a rea­son­ably pow­er­ful 1.1HP (820 watts) motor, and deliv­ers at the high­est speed, a siz­able 23000rpm.

Con­tain­er, blades: The Tribest DB-850 gad­get had the prob­lem that the major­i­ty of glass jar blenders have – it is equipped with a glass jar but has plas­tic blade mount­ing. This DB-950 Dyn­ablend Clean mod­el comes with a suc­cess­ful­ly resolved blade mount­ing issue, and it has a full glass con­tain­er with a sil­i­cone seal­ing gas­ket and all-met­al blade and cou­pling. In addi­tion, it comes with a (64 ounces) 1800ml thick heavy-duty glass pitch­er and includes a met­al scoop that has the role of tam­per and can be used for push­ing or stir­ring dense ingre­di­ents dur­ing blend­ing or as a mea­sur­ing scoop.

Con­trol pan­el: Its con­trol pan­el has five (5) vari­able speeds and two pre-set pro­grams — 30 sec­onds puls­ing mode and 60 sec­onds high-speed blend­ing mode. That allows enough con­trol for the user to per­form many blend­ing tasks.

Func­tion­al­i­ty: This gad­get usu­al­ly makes a very decent qual­i­ty smooth­ie, although some­times it is a lit­tle tex­tured. It han­dles frozen ingre­di­ents well, or ice cubes, when using blend­ing at the high-speed 60-sec­ond cycle. The machine will chop dif­fer­ent veg­eta­bles well and nuts using the pre-set pulse mode or vari­able speeds. It will do a decent herb grind­ing job, but milling grains is a bit chal­leng­ing for this gad­get. This machine does not deliv­er enough speed to heat soup from fric­tion. This machine can make nut but­ter with con­sid­er­able effort, but you will have to run 8–10 high-speed cycles to achieve a smooth con­sis­ten­cy. Over­all, it can per­form a wide range of blend­ing tasks with good quality.

War­ran­ty: Most impor­tant­ly, this blender is backed by the high­est 10-year war­ran­ty, which means that the man­u­fac­tur­er stands by the prod­uct and its durability.

Sum­ma­ry: In gen­er­al, this is a decent blender that is pow­er­ful enough to make decent smooth­ies, crush ice, and pro­duce oth­er qual­i­ty blend­ing tasks. How­ev­er, this machine has one draw­back: It is still a bit pricey.

Tribest DB-950 Dyn­ablend Clean Blender, via Amazon

#3 Magimix 11610 Blender- The Best Glass Jar Blender for Europe

(Only avail­able for Euro­pean consumers)

magimix blenderThis blender is pro­duced in France and is cur­rent­ly avail­able only to Euro­pean con­sumers. It comes with a pow­er­ful 1200-watt at-peak motor and oper­a­tional pow­er of around 600 watts.
Con­trol pan­el: This machine con­trol pan­el has four (4) vari­able speeds, four (4) pre-set pro­grams (ice, smooth­ie, soup, and desserts), and pulse mode. The vari­able speed deliv­ers ampli­tude rang­ing from 600 RPMs at the low­est to 15000 RPMs at the high­est speed.

Con­tain­er, blades: Mag­im­ix 11610 comes with 1800ml (64 oz.) heat and a cold-resis­tant borosil­i­cate glass jar. It includes a very con­ve­nient tam­per that allows for stir­ring stub­born ingre­di­ents dur­ing blend­ing for effort­less pro­cess­ing. Most impor­tant, it has an all-met­al blade assem­bly that ensures no food con­tacts plas­tic dur­ing blending.

Func­tion­al­i­ty: This machine makes very good qual­i­ty smooth­ies from soft fruits and leafy veg­eta­bles. It process­es ice and frozen ingre­di­ents well, and its user man­u­al includes a few recipes for frozen desserts. This machine comes with an addi­tion­al grind­ing ball and blade assem­bly to grind herbs or chop nuts quite well. This Mag­im­ix blender will not heat liq­uid from fric­tion but will make pan­cake bat­ter. It is also pos­si­ble to expand its ver­sa­til­i­ty by buy­ing addi­tion­al food pro­cess­ing attach­ments com­pat­i­ble with this blender.

War­ran­ty: Mag­im­ix 11610 Blender comes with a rea­son­able three (3) years war­ran­ty. The pro­duc­er has a good rep­u­ta­tion as it is well-known in Europe for the pop­u­lar Food Proces­sors prod­uct lines.

Sum­ma­ry: Over­all, it is a very stur­dy and ver­sa­tile gad­get with all met­al and glass jar and blade assem­bly. It is priced and per­forms very sim­i­lar­ly to the Tribest blender. When choos­ing between those two blenders, Euro­pean health-aware con­sumers may base their deci­sion on brand loy­al­ty or design preferences.

Mag­im­ix 11610 Blender, via Amazon

#4 Oster Glass Jar 2‑Speed Toggle Beehive Blender — The Best Budget Option for Glass Jar Blender

oster beehive blenderThe Oster Glass Jar 2‑Speed Tog­gle Bee­hive Blender mod­el has a sim­i­lar look and func­tion­al­i­ty to the gad­get that was man­u­fac­tured when Oster­iz­er engi­neer­ing Com­pa­ny acquired the Stevens Elec­tric Co. and blender machine license in 1946 and start­ed to pro­duce elec­tric blenders.

Motor: The gad­get has a pow­er­ful 1000 watts at peak and 600 watts off-peak motor, and a plas­tic motor hous­ing. The base unit retro design copies the first Oster­iz­er blender that the com­pa­ny man­u­fac­tured over the 1940s and 1960s.

Con­trol pan­el: The con­trol pan­el fea­tures old fash­ion tog­gle, which runs at con­tin­u­ous speed in the top posi­tion runs, and the Pulse func­tion in the down posi­tion. Yes, it has only one speed, but who needs more speed? It does its job very well, though. You use puls­ing to break hard staff in the jug and switch to con­tin­u­ous speed to cre­ate a smooth drink.

Con­tain­er, blades: The machine comes with remov­able all-met­al 4‑prongs blades. The blades are very sharp, and their design is sim­i­lar to Oster 1200 pro blender blades. In addi­tion, the blade sys­tem is of good qual­i­ty; the blades are incred­i­bly sharp, which you can sharp­en with knife sharp­en­ers when they become dull.

The 6 cups (1400 ml) jar is made of durable heat-resis­tant borosil­i­cate glass and has grad­u­a­tions in cups. The good news is that Oster Bee­hive has a few com­pat­i­ble glass­es and met­al jug mod­els that are sold sep­a­rate­ly by Oster Com­pa­ny and cost very little.

Func­tion­al­i­ty: It makes impres­sive smooth­ies, turns ice into per­fect snow, and is able to blend ice cream and ice drinks like mar­gar­i­tas, daiquiris, and oth­ers. The machine can blend dress­ing, puree, dip/salsa, and chop vegetables.

War­ran­ty: The Oster Bee­hive Blender comes with a one-year war­ran­ty. How­ev­er, it is a durable blender and will like­ly last over ten (10) years.

Sum­ma­ry: Over­all, it is a good val­ue for mon­ey blenders. It pro­duces a good qual­i­ty drink and per­forms a range of oth­er func­tions. It has a strong motor equipped with heat pro­tec­tion tech­nol­o­gy but bare­ly warms up dur­ing use.

Oster Glass Jar Bee­hive Blender, via Amazon

#5 Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender — The Best Glass Jar Blender for Crushing Ice

oster reverse crush blenderThis machine is very pop­u­lar with fans of frozen ingre­di­ents smooth­ies as it is designed to crush ice well.

Motor: It comes with a pow­er­ful enough 1000-at-peak watt motor that out­puts effec­tive 600 watts when work­ing con­tin­u­ous­ly or crush­ing ice.

Con­tain­er, blades: Most impor­tant­ly, this Oster mod­el sat­is­fies no plas­tic inside pitch­er require­ments. It has an all-met­al blade and mount­ing assem­bly and has a very well-built, durable motor. In addi­tion, it comes with a sol­id and sta­ble unit base that does not trav­el over the counter when working.

Con­trol pan­el: This machine has low, medi­um, and high speeds, low pulse, and high pulse modes and two pre-set pro­grams for mak­ing frozen drinks and chop­ping ingre­di­ents that allow fair­ly decent con­trol over blending.

Con­tain­er, blades: It comes with a 6‑Cup (48 oz.) Boro­class sil­i­cate Glass jar. The glass is stress and tem­per­a­ture-resis­tant and shat­ters proof. This machine has no tam­per and will some­times require you to stop and stir.

Func­tion­al­i­ty: The Oster Reverse Crush blender has lim­it­ed func­tion­al­i­ty and is most­ly ded­i­cat­ed to pro­cess­ing frozen ingre­di­ents. Still, mak­ing a fair­ly smooth smooth­ie with some effort is pos­si­ble. Using hard ingre­di­ents will prob­a­bly have to be run on more than one cycle on pre-sets or 2–3 min­utes on high speed. It will chop veg­eta­bles rea­son­ably well and can pro­duce sal­sa or sal­ad dress­ings. How­ev­er, this machine has lim­it­ed grind­ing abil­i­ties and will not make nut butter.

War­ran­ty: As the major­i­ty of Oster blenders do, it comes with a 3‑year machine lim­it­ed war­ran­ty and a 10-year lim­it­ed war­ran­ty for its motor parts.

Sum­ma­ry: Gen­er­al­ly, this gad­get per­forms very well for lim­it­ed tasks such as mak­ing smooth­ies or crush­ing ice. It will also do oth­er jobs to var­i­ous degrees of per­fec­tion. Besides, this machine has an attrac­tive price that is very rea­son­able for such a qual­i­ty blender.

Read here the full Oster Reverse Crush BVCB07-Z00-000 Review.

Oster Reverse Crush Coun­ter­forms Blender, via Amazon

#6 Tribest Glass Personal Blender and Glass Vacuum Blender

Pribest Personal Glass Blender and Vacuum Glass blenderAnoth­er South Kore­an Tribest Glass Jar Blender per­fect­ly meets our cri­te­ria and has zero plas­tic parts in con­tact with food. This machine is avail­able in two pack­ages 1) PBG-5050, which includes a set of sin­gle-serve glass jars, and 2) PBG-5001‑A, which has sin­gle-serve glass jars and vac­u­um lid glass jars that allow blend­ing the drinks with min­i­mum food oxidizing.

Motor: The blender has a sleek design, a pow­er­ful enough 500 Watts/0.67 peak HP motor, a tur­bo cool­ing fan, and an auto­mat­ic over­heat pro­tec­tion system.

Con­trol pan­el: The gad­get is equipped with four (4) vari­able speeds dial knobs and the touch Pulse but­ton, allow­ing enough con­trol over the vari­ety of blend­ing taste addi­tion; the con­trol pan­el has a speed dis­play that shows if the con­tain­er is installed correctly.

Con­tain­er, blades: The mod­el with only per­son­al blender cups includes three (3) mason style tem­pered glass eight (8) con­tain­ers with the capac­i­ty of oz., 16 oz., and 24 oz.
The set with a vac­u­um jar includes one 16 oz. Mason-type glass jar and 42 oz tem­pered glass upright con­tain­er with vac­u­um lid.
The blender comes with remov­able 6‑prongs of all stain­less steel blades and a sil­i­cone seal­ing ring.

Func­tion­al­i­ty: The blender is very effec­tive and capa­ble of mak­ing good qual­i­ty smooth­ies from wet and dry ingre­di­ents; it crush­es ice fair­ly well, grinds cof­fee and herbs though not very fine, and can make even nut milk. And no doubt, it is more than capa­ble of being used for bul­let­proof coffee.

War­ran­ty: The Tribest Per­son­al and Vac­u­um mod­els are equipped with a good 5‑year war­ran­ty and polite and help­ful cus­tomer service.

Sum­ma­ry: The Tribest Glass Per­son­al Blender is a pricey machine and thus not for everyone.
Nev­er­the­less, it per­fect­ly sat­is­fies all the no-leach­ing chem­i­cals require­ments and capa­ble enough for the lit­tle 500 Watts machine. The blender is com­pact with a mod­er­ate foot­print and pro­files 5.7″ x 5.7″ x 15″ (147 mm x 143 mm x 384 mm), and weighs only 5.5 Ibs (2.5 kg).

Warn­ing: The Tribest Glass Jar Blender PBG-5050 and PBG-5001‑A blender is designed to be used only with con­tain­ers includ­ed in the set (replace­ments are avail­able) and NOT with the stan­dard Mason jars.

Tribest Glass Per­son­al Blender and Vac­u­um Blender, via Amazon

Summary

Accord­ing to our research and test­ing based on the fol­low­ing criteria:
1. All-met­al blade system,
2. Motor Power,
3. Performance,
4. Dura­bil­i­ty, and
5. Price

The Oster Pro 1200 Blender is the best blender with a glass jar. The Tribest DB-950 Dyn­ablend machine per­forms sim­i­lar­ly to the Oster Pro 1200. Both make good smooth­ies and han­dle frozen desserts well, though with effort but can make nut but­ter, but the Oster is almost 2.5 times less expen­sive than Tribest. Yet, Tribest DB-950 Dyn­ablend has a nicer design and comes with the tamper/measuring spoon.

Although the Oster Bee­hive machine per­forms sim­i­lar­ly to Oster Pro 1200 and Tribest DB-950 Dyn­ablend, it has only one speed and puls­ing function.

Apart from oth­er robust and “healthy” Oster Reverse Crush Coun­ter­forms, there are a cou­ple of oth­er Oster mod­els with a peak pow­er of around 1000 watts. Still, they have only two or three speeds, and thus the user has lim­it­ed con­trol over the blend­ing process.

The Tribest Per­son­al and Vac­u­um Blender is not as pow­er­ful as all machines above and has the high­est price tag com­pared to oth­er blenders on our list. But it is an option for those who are look­ing for the Per­son­al Glass or the Vac­u­um Glass Blender.

The cus­tomers who are look­ing for the best blender with a non-plas­tic jar have to decide among the Oster Pro 1200, Oster Bee­hive, Tribest DB-950 Dyn­ablend Clean, Tribest Per­son­al Glass, and Vac­u­um blender, and Oster Reverse Crush Coun­ter­forms blenders. The deci­sion may depend on such para­me­ters as bet­ter per­for­mance but not rep­utable man­u­fac­ture and ques­tion­able dura­bil­i­ty, more excel­lent appear­ance, and tam­per but more expen­sive. The Euro­pean cus­tomers will decide between the very sim­i­lar per­form­ing and iden­ti­cal­ly priced Tribest DB-950 Dyn­ablend and Mag­im­ix 11610 blenders.

P.S. It should be men­tioned while select­ing the best blender with the glass jar and our main cri­te­ri­on was the all-met­al blade sys­tem. The per­for­mance and func­tion­al­i­ty of the gad­get had the sec­ond-order pri­or­i­ty. Hence the blenders in our list are not high-end machines and have many issues with their per­for­mance, but they meet the health safe­ty criteria.

We still desire to unveil a high-end blender with a non-plas­tic jar and all-met­al blades. It must be a stain­less steel con­tain­er machine since the glass will not tol­er­ate such high loads. And we even believed we dis­closed the one — the War­ing Com­mer­cial MX1000XTS/ MX1200XTS Xtreme Hi-Pow­er. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, after our exam­i­na­tion, we found that the machine’s stain­less steel can­is­ter leaks the Teflon black specks and plas­tic flecks. We report­ed the prob­lem to the man­u­fac­tur­er and hope War­ing will resolve the future issue. Then the health-con­scious con­sumer will have their chance to obtain a per­fect healthy non-plas­tic con­tain­er high-end blender.

In fact, you can find a per­fect­ly healthy stain­less steel con­tain­er blender ‑Har­rex­co Mix­er — with no Teflon in blades assem­bly and 3000rpms–32000rpms blade speed (thus able to process ice and heat liq­uid with fric­tions); sad­ly, this per­fect­ly healthy blender is avail­able only from Ger­man Ama­zon and very expensive.

Mean­while, Vita­mix made a great sur­prise to its cus­tomers and oth­er health-aware con­sumers search­ing for a pow­er­ful high-end blender with a glass or stain­less steel con­tain­er. In July 2020, the long-wait­ing Vita­mix Stain­less Steel Con­tain­er was intro­duced to the mar­ket; that com­plies with no-plas­tic safe­ty require­ments and has not only stain­less steel jug but also all-met­al blade mounting. 

Check the Best Blender for Smooth­ies and More arti­cle for more options.

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24 Comments

  1. Mary B

    I pur­chased an Oster 1200 based on this review. It may sound fussy — indeed, I know it is — but the edge of the gas­ket ring (which is referred to as “rub­ber”, but which feels like plas­tic) at the bot­tom of the blender does actu­al­ly touch the food, and I did­n’t like the look of the met­al that the blades and bot­tom are made of. These also touch the food.

    I was look­ing for a blender to blend hot soups, so there being any plas­tic-like mate­r­i­al or alu­minum touch­ing the hot soup was a concern. 

    I will most like­ly inves­ti­gate immer­sion blenders next!

    • Maria F.

      Hi, I pur­chased this blender yes­ter­day and had the exact same obser­va­tions. It’s not fussy. I called the com­pa­ny and they told me that the base on which the blades are attached is made of unpol­ished steel and so it can rust, so the con­sumer should dry it imme­di­ate­ly after wash­ing it. I’ll prob­a­bly return the product.

  2. Gayleen Sinclair

    Very infor­ma­tive, thank you for this most com­pre­hen­sive and infor­ma­tive information .
    I was using a friends old met­al con­tain­er Vita­mix blender and liked it very much but gave it back a short while ago
    so now in the mar­ket for a good but not out­ra­geous­ly expen­sive blender. I was look­ing for one with a glass jar because
    I have noticed that my neigh­bour’s Vita­mix blender con­tain­ers stain. What do you rec­om­mend clean­ing the pitchers
    with. I would be inter­est in buy­ing a refur­bished 7500 G — series blender.
    Can you pro­vide any infor­ma­tion on the Nin­ja 1000 blender? Are their con­tain­er BPA free and made of East­man Tri­tan copoly­ester like the Vitamix?

    • lucy

      You are right, unfor­tu­nate­ly, East­man Tri­tan con­tain­ers stain. How­ev­er, if you dry it with the cloth imme­di­ate­ly after clean­ing the con­tain­er should not devel­op stains. If your con­tain­er already cloudy than you can soak it in the water with 8 ounces of white vine­gar, leave it for few hours and care­ful­ly clean after wet sponge.

      Nin­ja 1000 con­tain­ers are indeed PBA free but made from the rather cheap plas­tic and not Tri­tan copoly­ester. You can find our Nin­ja 1000 review here.

  3. Trish

    I would­n’t rec­om­mend the Oster 1200 as I had mine for a peri­od of 4 months and the pin on the so-called durable met­al con­struc­tion broke. I was mak­ing bread­crumbs when this occurred. Since Oster does have an excel­lent war­ran­ty I was able to exchange it for anoth­er one at my retail store. Upon set­ting it up and test­ing it, it sound­ed like an out board motor and was so loud my apart­ment neigh­bour could hear it, plus I had to hold it from mov­ing around my counter. I had read reviews of it being extreme­ly loud, but my first one was­n’t. So, I returned it and end­ed up get­ting the Hamil­ton Beach 950 that is much qui­eter and makes bet­ter smooth­ies. The qui­et shield they include is hyped and use­less, but to-date it suits my smooth­ie and home­made milk needs.

  4. Elizabeth Thomas

    Does any­body make a mini blender with a glass jar con­tain­er? I like to blend my hot cof­fee but I hate to have to get out the big blender for just a cup of coffee.

    • toto

      yup Krups/Moulinex make a small fair­ly inex­pen­sive glass jar blender. it’s only 300W and its jar is heavy and unwieldy so it is easy to drop.

  5. Christopher Mehelic

    Are use the KitchenAid old-school blender with a glass jar and an option­al Met­al Jar. I recent­ly bought a new KitchenAid blender that’s poly­car­bon­ate pitch­er. Call me crazy but my old school blender blends way bet­ter than the new one. The new one I have is an archi­tect series the old one I have is a ProS­eries like my old school Kitchenaid food proces­sor. These are made in France and built for a life­time not the new stuff it’s cheap

    • Eric Cumming

      Hi Christo­pher, what is the mod­el num­ber for your old school KitchenAid Pro blender? I am look­ing for one with a glass jar, but all I can find are the new Pro blenders with the poly jars. Thanks!

  6. Kim

    I had an Oster Blender that I used for smooth­ies, com­mon­ly crush­ing ice with frozen organ­ic berries–it last­ed 20 years!! I’m now shop­ping for a replace­ment. Any advice?

  7. Ema

    Hi, I am look­ing for a small blender for the same rea­son- most­ly for hot drink — Have you found any solu­tion? thanks 🙂

    • lucy

      Hi Ema,

      There are few per­son­al blenders that come with mason jars and han­dle hot drinks. The Tri­bets is a rep­utable brand but quite expen­sive and man­u­fac­tures a glass jars per­son­al blenders mod­el (now this arti­cle is updat­ed and the review of this mod­el is added).

      There is also Chi­nese knock off for cheap­er prices that come with Mason jar — ECX Per­son­al Blender for Shakes and Smoothies.

  8. Barbara Dooley

    I had a cuisi­nart blender for years…Had a prob­lem after twen­ty years and asked my hus­band to look at.…he told me throw it away just old…get a new one.…I bought two or three oth­er blenders…they are hor­ri­ble. I used to make frap­pi­cianas with cuisinart…tasted just like Starbucks.….where could I find a used one that is in good condiition.….I do not drink hot cof­fee in a.m.…drink frappiciana.…

    THANKS

    • lucy

      Hi Bar­bara,
      What Cuisi­nart mod­el are you talk­ing about? Try eBay, you often can find there some old school glass jar blenders there.

  9. Mel

    Thank you for this arti­cle, it’s very helpful 🙂

    Do you hap­pen to know if any oth­er Mag­im­ix blenders are plas­tic free?
    I’m in Aus­tralia and could pur­chase the Mag­im­ix Pow­er Blender but still haven’t man­aged to find out if it’s plas­tic free. The oth­er blenders you’ve men­tioned aren’t avail­able in Australia.

    • lucy

      There is no guar­an­tee that oth­er Mag­im­ix blenders are plas­tic free.… if you men­tion the mod­el that is avail­able in your region, I can prob­a­bly tell you.

      • Mel

        Hi Lucy, thank you for your reply 🙂

        I actu­al­ly end­ed up choos­ing a stain­less steel Luvelle blender after doing lots more research! I was wor­ried that the glass jug may be too heavy for my hands/arms. I’m soooooo pleased with it and the cus­tomer ser­vice was amaz­ing — here.

        Appar­ent­ly the stain­less jug for the Vita­mix won’t be avail­able in Aus­tralia for over a year so the Luvelle was my only option.

  10. Timothy Aldred

    We bought an Oster glass jar blender and with­in a month the plas­tic at the bot­tom of the jar cracked and broke. Oster is off our list of brand names to buy.

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