Smoothie fanatics need look no further: no matter what you’re into, Breville can provide. The brand offers heaps of different blenders, and we’ve got the cream of the crop here for you to peruse – so no matter what your priorities are for kitchenware, there’s bound to be something here to suit. Their models tend to have a range of affordability, but the good news is that all of these Breville blenders are functional and reliable resulting in an option for any budget.
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Breville is a known and much-loved brand, especially for their mixers and beaters. These tend to be the best on the market, and are known for their attractive designs, great color options, and impressive usability. The brand’s ventures into the blender market have so far been very much in keeping with this ethos – their blenders range across a whole lot of different styles and strengths, to make sure you can find exactly what you’re after.
If you’re after a product with a long legacy for great kitchenware, a Breville blender is a great choice.
All of these models are similar in some ways. They all have tall containers, which are less useful when it comes to fitting under the kitchen cabinet than other models of blender – they all tend to be slightly bulky. None of them have noise-reducing technology, and none have particularly attractive designs (in our opinion), but you can decide that for yourself and your kitchen.
When it comes to differences, however, there are still quite a few. Some of these models have dishwasher-safe components, so if you’re always in a rush it’s a good idea to look out for them. Some of them have tampers, for easier blending with thicker ingredients or particularly icy drinks like this frozen daiquiri. Some have pre-programmed settings, so that if you make the same thing over and over – like smoothies or soups – you can just push a button and let the blender run itself for a while.
All of these blenders’ motor strengths are different; the Boss is the highest, at 2-peak horsepower, while the handheld immersion blender is the lowest at 225W. Typically, the stronger the motor the more effective the blender is, but the Hemisphere range claims to have increased performance for its wattage thanks to its patented blending action, so those models might be stronger performers than their motor strength alone would imply.
There’s a wide range of speeds to choose from, with blenders that have only two speeds and blenders that have 12.
Finally, there are extra benefits to each model – like the juicer attachment for the Hemisphere Twist or the illuminated buttons on the Hemisphere Control. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find a blender on this list that fits your criteria. Given that power and function are going to vary, you have the option of sacrificing power for a more budget friendly unit.
The Breville Boss is a classic Breville offering, and one of the brand’s top-sellers. It has 2-peak horsepower, the highest on the list, and this is likely to make it the best at blending up hard objects and creating the smoothest blends. It has 12 different possible speeds to make using it a breeze, and even comes with five pre-programmed settings – smoothie, green smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, and ice crush – that mean it’s even easier to blend up any of your favorite things.
It also has an inbuilt cleaning cycle to make clean-up easy, and comes with a tamper to make it easier to blend thick objects.
Overall, this is the best blender on this list for a couple of reasons: it’s the most powerful, has pre-programmed settings, and has the most speeds. Its only flaws are unattractive design and the fact that it’s probably the most noisy on this list – but if these aren’t issues for you, this is a great model to go for.
Overall, this model is very comparable to a Vitamix or Blendtec and even has a 7-year limited warranty - according to the manufacturer's website.
The Die-Cast Hemisphere is the third-best blender on this list for a couple of reasons. It’s the second-most powerful, at 1000W, which makes it slightly weaker than a Vitamix model but about equivalent to most other blenders on the market. As a result, it’s going to be good at blending most things, although probably not ideal for crushing ice or blending nuts or any of the harder blending jobs.
Its container is small, and unlike the Boss it doesn’t come with any pre-programmed settings (besides blend, smoothie, and ice pulse), including no inbuilt cleaning cycle. While none of the later models in this lineup have inbuilt cleaning cycles either, a couple of them do have pre-programmed settings; so if you’re interested in those, the Die-Cast Hemisphere probably isn’t for you.
The massive 67-oz container is the biggest on this list, and it’s also dishwasher-safe – so if you’re planning on creating big smoothies, or soups for the family, it’s a good bet for bulk blending.
The Breville Hemisphere Control is a good, effective blender that’s supposed to be excellent at what it does – and it’s been designed with this in mind. It features “hemisphere blades”, which Breville claims sweep around and down to keep ingredients moving smoothly within the container, thus preventing over- and under-blending and ensuring that your result is perfect every time.
It also has an attractive design, with an illuminated button interface and a sturdy stainless steel base. It also has two pre-programmed settings, ice crush and smoothie, and the choice of five variable speeds.
The motor power isn’t the best on the list. It’s only 750W, so it’s less powerful than many of the top-tier blenders, but about the same as most on the market.
The Breville Hemisphere Twist is a standard enough blender. It comes with five different speeds that you can choose from and one pre-programmed setting, which allows you to create smoothies with the touch of a button. The motor is only 400W, so it’s lower than all of the countertop blenders on this list and below the average motor strength of most blenders on the market.
The thing that sets it apart is the citrus cone lid, which allows you to juice lemons or oranges or other citrus fruits directly into the blender container. It means you don’t have to invest in a separate juicer – and if you’re planning on making a smoothie or whole juice with freshly-squeezed juice, like this fresh orange-carrot juice, this is a great addition.
The Control Grip Immersion Blender is Breville’s top immersion blender. It’s got an average-strength motor compared to most immersion blenders, but it has a bunch of great features that make it a really great pick: it’s corded, which gives it greater power; it’s small, so it can fit into smaller containers and be used to blend smaller amounts of food; it’s got click-on attachments, that make it easier to use; it comes with two different speed settings, a whisk attachment, and two-cup food processor that is dishwasher-safe.
However, its design is average-looking, and it doesn’t come with a container (aside for the food processor portion) – so you’ll need to use your own containers to blend in. This probably won’t be an issue, if you have anything large enough to blend in. If you’d like portability in your machine, and the ability to blend up piping hot objects like soups without leading to pressure issues, go for this immersion blender over the others on this list.
If you're looking for an immersion blender be sure to check out our immersion blender comparison post.
The Boss is the top model on this list because of its superior processing power, its pre-programmed settings, and the choice of 12 different settings. It also has an inbuilt cleaning cycle and a tamper to help you use it, especially with more difficult blends. If you’re after a great Breville product that’s powerful enough to do it all, this is a great pick. However, if it so happens that your needs or budget aren’t aligned for the boss, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of the other units as well!
Hey! I’m Michelle and I write product reviews for ThriveCuisine.com. I’m always preparing healthy / plant based foods and I’ve developed a knack for helping people get the best bang for their buck.