Looking for the best blender for sauces? I'm here to help! Having blended over 100 sauces over the years, I've figured out which blenders live up the task and which fall flat.
This guide was created to share that knowledge with you.
Keep reading to learn....
- My top 5 best blenders for sauces.
- What makes a good sauce blender in the first place?
- The two different blender options for the best sauces.
- A detailed analysis of all the blenders that were selected.
Let's do this!
Variable Speed Control
In my opinion, variable speed control is the most important attribute in a sauce blender.
Because it gives you the ability to finely control the texture of the final product.
Some sauces are more chunky while some should be a smooth puree. Some sauces are even a combination of both!
I will often make a smooth sauce using my Vitamix using the highest speed setting, then add ingredients for texture on the lowest setting.
For example, there's this vegan cheese sauce I particularly enjoy that is a pureed blend of cashews, white beans and nutritional yeast.
After I make the puree, I'll often times want to add a bit of texture to the mix.
So I'll turn the blender back to it's lowest speed and throw in some bell and spicy peppers. The lowest speed will chop the peppers, but still keep them chunky enough for a nice crunch.If you want to make multi-textured sauces, variable speed control is a must.
To learn more, you may check out our article on the Best Vitamix Alternative.
Technically speeding, any blender can "pulse" if you just switch it on and off really quickly.
But doing it this way is annoying and probably not ideal for the machine.Getting a blender with a dedicated pulse function comes in handy when you really want to do a light chopping on certain ingredients.
It adds another element of control to the variable speed settings for the most delicate of ingredients that you might accidentally liquefy instead of chop.
Heat-Resistant Containers and Venting
For small families and single folks, a counter-top blender is the way to go.
The ones selected for this list will have all of the important attributes that we touched on: heat resistance, pulsing and variable speed control.
This will be the preferred blender style for most because you can do so much more than sauces.
You can make things like smoothies, banana ice cream, nut butters and whatever other blended creations your heart desires.
Most immersion blenders lack some of the fine controls that we've touched like variable speed.
Most of them only have two preset speed settings.
An exception to this is the All-Clad immersion blender - which is what I put on this list.
If you're going to be making large batches of sauces, it's the only way to go.
Even the biggest blender containers are around 64 oz. You also won't be able to use the entire container without experiencing overflow issues.If you're feeding a large family or doing big-scale entertaining, you'll have to do multiple batches which can be annoying. With an immersion blender, you stick the blender into a sauce pot rather than the other way around. The blender will create a mini-vortex which will puree all the ingredients.
If you're looking for other options for hot soups and other hot liquids, check out this list for the best blender for hot liquids.
Best Sauce Blenders Reviewed and Analyzed
The Blendtec Total Blender is another blender that's perfect for sauces.
Of course, it has the basics like a heat-safe container a pulse function.
But beyond that, it also has a variable speed slider function (sort of like a touch screen) so that you can completely control your sauce thickness.
Here are some pros and cons worth considering...
You can read more info about this on my Blendtec Total Blender review.
The Ninja Chef 800-series is a lower-tiered alternative to all the fancy counter-top blenders on this list.
It still has all of the key attributes you need for sauces, along with some other cool stuff like pre-programmed blending cycles.
Oh - and it comes with a tamper!
The major downside is that it has a short warranty.
Check out our favorite Ninja models on our article about the best Ninja blender.
By now, you probably realize that you have a ton of options when it comes to sauce blenders.