Looking for the best quiet blender options? In this guide, you'll find 8 of the quiet blender options on the market that you can make smoothies with quickly and easily.
Let's check them out.
What Makes a Good Quiet Blender
- Removable noise shield that will dampen the noise from the quiet blender, but also can be easily taken off and cleaned
- A jar that is designed to help muffle the sounds of ice being crushed and hitting the inside of the jar
- Powerful motor that quickly gets to speed to decrease the amount of time that the quiet blender is running
- Strong blades that will chop through ice quickly so that the quiet blender can be used for shorter periods of time
- Quiet fan design will help to decrease noise created by the quiet blender
- Motor enclosure prevents the loud sound of the motor running from bothering you
What Can I Do With These?
These options can handle a wide range of tasks, but it depends on how powerful they are. Let's talk about some of the options.
- Blending Nut Butter - Not all of these options will be able to handle nut butter, but some of them will handle it perfectly. Namely the more powerful options like Vitamix or Blendtec can do this no problem, but the options with the weaker motor will struggle. Be sure to read the product's description on the retailer to see if it's designed for this purpose.
- Blending Smoothies - All of these options can do smoothies, but the power will determine if it can handle ingredients that are frozen solid. I like to make mine thick with frozen strawberries, blueberries and bananas so that it's kind of like a milkshake. But if you're going to do that, I'd recommend getting a model that's at least 900 watts.
- Hot Soup - Some of these quiet blenders can make hot soup right into the containers, but not all of them. Vitamix and Blendtec are by far the best at this so if you have the budget and want to do this then be sure to consider the Quiet One or Pro 800.
Top Quiet Blender Reviews
1. Hamilton Beach Shield Blender
Complete with both pre programmed settings, as well as a variable control to adjust the speed of your quiet blender, it’s easy to see why this quiet blender can quickly power through anything that you want to blend for your smoothie.The lid is designed so that you can fit the tamper through it in case anything gets stuck while trying to use the blender, and the removable quiet shield has been specifically designed to decrease the amount of noise that you hear when you are using this quiet blender.
Thanks to the hardened stainless steel blades, you don’t have to run the quiet blender very long to power through ingredients.
See how quiet it is in this sound test video...
- Quiet shield is easy to remove and replace
- The 32-ounce jar is BPA free and shatterproof
- Enjoy one touch cleaning or put the parts in the dishwasher
- There are reports of some users experiencing cracks in the quiet blender jar when blending drinks
- Some users report that the higher speed settings result in very loud operation
2. Jamba Shield Blender
The sound enclosure on this quiet blender from Jamba will not only serve to greatly dampen the amount of noise that is created when you are making a smoothie, but is also incredibly easy to clean, which prevents food from drying on the inside of the jar.The powerful motor isn’t as strong as others on the option, but is able to quickly blend ice cubes, frozen fruits, and even tough and fibrous vegetables without many problems.
Unlike some quiet blenders that have a sound enclosure, this quiet blender is designed so that it will fit easily underneath your cupboards, which prevents you from devoting too much space on your countertop to the appliance.
- The shatterproof jar is designed to withstand not only ice in smoothies, but also being dropped or hit on the counter
- Strong enough to crush ice
- The noise shield has a handle, making it easy to lift and remove
- Some users report that it is very difficult to get a completely smooth smoothie with this quiet blender
- There are reports of users finding it difficult to lift the actual blending jar, as it does not come with a handle, which makes it harder to control
3. Vitamix Quiet One
If you make a lot of smoothies and want to be able to replicate the velvety feel of smoothies that you buy in restaurants or cafes, then you will want to opt for this commercial quiet blender, as it can easily blend anything that you want, produce a quality smoothie quickly, and will do it all without waking anyone else in the house.
Thanks to the six presets, the speed control, and the ability to pulse, you can easily create the smoothest and most delicious smoothies you’ve ever made at home without having to worry about how loud it will be or whether or not you will be able to completely blend your ingredients.
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- One of the most powerful quiet blenders on the market, but is still incredibly quiet
- The sound shield prevents the quiet blender from being a nuisance when it is running
- Has multiple functions, allowing it to replace other equipment in your kitchen
- There are some users who struggle with paying this much money for a quiet blender
- Some reports state that the blade assembly will shed Teflon when the quiet blender is running
4. Hamilton Beach SoundShield
The three speed controls, pulse function, and sensor included in the motor will all work together to allow you to quickly and easily customize the blending that you do with this quiet blender.
There are a few ways that Hamilton Beach has worked hard to make this quiet blender one of the quietest on the market.
Not only does it have a sound shield to reduce the noise made by ice and other frozen ingredients getting blended, but it also has muffled chambers in the quiet blender to help cut down on sound transfer.This means that you can be certain that you will be able to run this quiet blender without bothering everyone in your home.
- The hinged sound shield is very easy to open, allowing you fast access to the blender jar
- Stainless steel blades are designed specifically to cut through hard ingredients without wearing out or being damaged
- Sound shield can be removed if you need to blend in batches and aren’t worried about the noise level
- Some users report that the quiet blender struggles to incorporate all food, causing them to have to use a tamper
- There are reports of powerful fumes being emitted when the quiet blender is in use
5. Breville Hemisphere 800BLXL
Unlike other quiet blenders that rely on a sound shield to help to decrease the level of noise that is created when you are blending a smoothie, this quiet blender from Breville is specifically designed to be quieter, thanks to changes to the motor.
The motor itself has reduced friction, which is what helps to create a much quieter blending experience and prevents the quiet blender from being too loud.
Additionally, this quiet blender boasts a 67-ounce jar, which is one of the largest jars available. It can have such a large jar because there is no sound shield that has to fit over it, allowing you to make huge batches of smoothies if you want.
- The shape of the blade is designed to hug the bowl for fast and thorough blending
- The pitcher is made of polycarbonate and will resist cracking and fogging
- Streamlined buttons make it easy to operate without having to worry about learning a lot of preset functions
- Some users report that overfilling the jar can cause the lid to blow
- There are reports of the motor overheating if the jar is too full or the product to be blended is too thick
6. New Age Living Quiet Series
The built-in sound shield and powerful motor work together to allow you to quickly and quietly blend the best smoothies without hurting your ears.
Thanks to the safety breaker, you don’t have to worry about accidentally damaging your new quiet blender when it is in use, which is a problem that some people have when trying to blend very thick smoothies.
With a 5-year manufacturer warranty, you won’t have to worry about damage done to the quiet blender or whether or not it will last.
Additionally, rely on the 5-minute timer to set the quiet blender and forget it for a truly hands-off experience.
- Jar is made of unbreakable plastic
- Enjoy up to 40% less noise thanks to the quiet shield
- The stainless steel blades are designed to last without needing to be replaced
- Some users have struggled with frozen ingredients getting stuck under the blades when making smoothies
- There are reports of users being frustrated with the large size and space that it takes up on the counter
7. Blendtec Pro 800 with Sealed Sound Enclosure
Blendtec boasts that this quiet blender is the “world’s quietest blender,” thanks to its quiet shield. The sleek sound enclosure is easy to lift and drop and not only dampens sound, but also makes the quiet blender look sleek and professional.
Thanks to the illuminated display, you will be able to easily track how much more time you have to wait until your smoothie is finished, and with pre programmed settings, it’s easy to select the “smoothie” button and then walk away.
- Jar is designed to help keep smoothie ingredients moving towards the blade
- Cleanup is fast and easy
- Some users struggle with an air pocket forming above the blades when blending
- There are reports of users having problems with the touchpad responding to them
8. Black+Decker PowerCrush Blender
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Not only is this quiet blender significantly quieter than other quiet blenders that do not have a sound shield, but it is very easy to operate, the jar is high-quality and can withstand being dropped, and the pre programmed features make blending your next smoothie faster and easier than ever before.
The “smoothie” cycle on this quiet blender is able to produce near-perfect results thanks to the different speeds that it pulses through, while it perfectly blends your drink every time.
Here's a demo (if you're going for really quiet - get a sound shield model)...
- Incredibly easy to operate
- Pour spout on lid makes serving smoothies fast and easy
- There are some reports of the lid being difficult to clean
- Some users report problems with blending thicker smoothies
9. Black and Decker Personal Power Crush
Why We Picked This Quiet Blender: This quiet blender is small, has quiet technology, yet is still quite powerful. At 700 watts, it's more powerful than the basic Nutribullet which is usually a bit more expensive. Unlike most powerful quiet blenders, it also has some speed control and pulse which gives you some control over the final texture. Finally, it's perfect for morning commuters because you can blend and take the blending jar on the road.
Who It's For: Single folks, college students, morning commuters.
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- Easy to take on the go
- Not nearly as powerful as the biggest models on this list.
Frequently Asked Questions on Quiet Blenders
How Do You Make a Blender Make Less Noise?
There are a few different ways that you can make your current blender make less noise if you cannot afford one of the options on this list. These come in handy if relatives are sleeping or or if you live in an apartment where you need to keep quiet after certain hours.
- Blend on low - By not turning your machine up to full power, it's going to make a heck of a lot less noise. Depending on the job, it's not always necessary to crank it up to full blast. So if your unit has variable speed control let it go at the least setting you have to.
- Don't use frozen ingredients - The sound of ice cubes and frozen fruit being crushed can sometimes actually be louder than the motor on a blender. If you don't mind having a softer smoothie, consider using fresh fruit without many ice cubes to reduce the noise when you're blending.
- Get some noise-cancelling ear covers - This won't exactly help if you're keeping the noise down for other, but they can go a long way to protecting your own ears. High-powered motors can get pretty loud and it's definitely not good to expose yourself to them repeatedly. It's probably not the biggest deal if you blend once in a while, but you might not want to risk it if you blend a few times a day.
- Place it on a mat - By placing your blender on a silicon mat, you'll dampen the vibrations that the blender produces and thus reduce the sound.
- Use a dish towel - If you don't have a silicon mat, placing a dish towel under the blender can also work to dampen the noise. The only downside is that it doesn't have as much grip and traction as a mat will, so make sure that the vibrations don't cause the unit to move everywhere.
How Loud Are Blenders Normally?
According to this study by Purdue university a blender will produce around 70 dB. This starts getting into the annoyingly loud category where prolonged exposure can result in hearing damage. For comparison, it's about as loud as a propeller plane flying 100 feet above you in the air.
If you're at home, this probably isn't a big deal, but if you're a barista and Starbucks that's constantly blending drinks, could become an issue. Of course, it also depends on how far away you are from the noise.
Generally speaking, we tend to be pretty close to the things we're blending and there isn't much a buffer unless you have one of the units on this list or a self-made quiet shield.
Why Are They Loud?
Blenders are loud because of two main reasons.
- Food crushing - If you've ever blended something like chickpeas to make flour, then you'll know that the sound can be absolutely horrendous. The blades cutting into a hard object at high speeds is jarring and hurts your ears.
- Vibrations - The motor also produces loud vibrations outside of anything that the blades do. These vibrations echo off of other surfaces reflecting the sound and causing disturbance and harm to your ears. This is why you can use a towel and a mat to dampen the sound.