waring pro blender review

The Best Waring Pro Blender: A Comphrensive Review

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Waring is a well-established brand with a good history of providing effective machines, and Waring Pro is the model’s shift into an improved assortment of machines. If you’re looking for a Waring model, all of these are great bets; read on to discover which is the best for your particular needs and budget.

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When it comes to blenders, we highly recommend Vitamix or Blendtec based on our personal experiences. These companies are laser focused on building the best blenders and have rock solid lengthy warranties to back them.

However, if these two top-tier blenders are out of your price range or you simply want something different because it goes with your design style, a brand like Waring can also be a good choice which is why we wrote this guide!

What are the differences between the models?

Surprisingly, there are two delineations in the Waring Pro’s model list: three of these models (the Bar Blender, Food & Beverage Blender, and Kitchen Blender) are very similar, while the remaining two are very different in every way.

*The three similar models have identical designs, which according to the manufacturer are all ‘waterfall style’ and based on the classic original Waring from 1935. They only differ in their color options, which are all distinctly different: the Bar Blender comes in black, white, red, and metallic black; the Food & Beverage Blender comes in stainless steel and copper; and the Kitchen Blender comes in chrome, brushed chrome, and red. Since there are very few other differences between these three models, the color you’re after is an important consideration when choosing between them. (*Please note that colors may vary by retailer)

Have you been missing pesto? Make your own!

Have you been missing pesto? Make your own!

These three models also have similar motor strength, between 390W and 350W, and are all changed between low and high speed by use of a switch on the front of the model. None of them have pre-programmed settings and they all have tall glass containers that are dishwasher-safe. Two of the models have one-year warranties; the warranty of the other model is unknown (we were unable to locate it on the manufacturer website or elsewhere).

When it comes to the two remaining models, they are very different. The Blade is the top-ranked blender in this list; it has a much stronger 1500W motor, an inbuilt pulse function, and a variable 10-speed dial that helps you control your machine much more carefully. The Megamix has 1-peak horsepower but apart from that is very similar to the other three models. Both have unattractive, plastic-based designs, with plastic containers. The Megamix only comes in silver, while the Blade comes in black, red, and silver. Neither has pre-programmed settings.

What are your priorities?

When it comes to choosing which of these Waring models suits you best, you need to evaluate your priorities.

If you want a model with superior motor strength, say because you’re planning on crushing ice or making macadamia butters, you’re going to need the Blade – it’s the only model on this list that can do it for you.

Healthy vegetable soup is only the push of a button away with these models.

Healthy vegetable soup is only the push of a button away with these models.

If you want something with an attractive design, choose either the Bar Blender, the Food & Beverage Blender, or the Kitchen Blender; then choose which color you’d like best from the different colors on option for each model.

If you’d like variable speed control, to better control the speed of your blades, you’re going to need the Blade – the others only have the choice of two speeds, rather than a dial you can turn to choose between 10 different speeds.

The Waring Pro Blade is probably the best blender in the Waring Pro range because of its superior motor strength, its inbuilt pulse function, and the choice of ten different speeds to choose from.

Unlike the other blenders in this list, it has a motor that exceeds 1000W – substantially, in fact, since it’s 1500W – and this is comparable to some of the top blenders on the market. Because of this it’s going to be pretty good at blending up hard objects, including crushing ice, and its motor is going to be less stressed by hard work, meaning it should last longer.

It also has an inbuilt pulse function, something that isn’t shared by many of the other blenders in this lineup, and that makes it especially effective when it comes to blending things that need high levels of specificity. Its 10-speed dial also helps with this; you can control precisely how fast the blades are turning, rather than relying on just ‘low’ and ‘high’ settings like the other Waring Pro blenders.

Unfortunately, this design does have the most unattractive design of all of the blenders on this list. And despite its increased horsepower, it doesn’t have the pre-programmed settings that other top blenders have. It’s an ideal blender for if you want a lot of power and a fair amount of control, but you don’t care about how your blender looks or the presence of pre-programmed settings.

PROS

  • 1500W motor
  • Pulse function
  • Variable 10-speed dial
  • Three color options
  • 48-oz container

CONS

  • No pre-programmed settings

The Professional Bar Blender is one of three in Waring Pro’s range that are very similar, and the other two are listed below. All of them share very similar designs, very similar motor strengths, and very similar specs in other areas. The Professional Bar Blender is ranked higher than them for a few reasons: its superior color options (*color availability varies by retailer) and its increased usability.

It has four color options: red, black, metallic black, and white. This is the most color options of any of the blenders on this list, and it’s great if you have a specific vision of what kind of blender you’d like standing in your kitchen. Its design is a classic design, and like the other two similar blenders it’s based on the original Waring blender from 1935. It’s a classy, appealing blender.

It also has somewhat increased usability over the other similar blenders because of its lid, which has a stopper that can be pulled out so that you can add ingredients while the blender is going - like if you're making a plant-based aioli like this one. This stopper also doubles as a measuring device to make adding ingredients even easier.

However, this model only has a 390W motor, which is substantially less than the top blender and weaker than most of the blenders on the market. It also doesn’t have any pre-programmed settings, so it has to be used manually, but you can choose between low and high speed settings for greater control of your machine.

PROS

  • Classic design
  • Four color options
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • 40oz glass container

CONS

  • No pre-programmed settings
  • 390W motor

The Megamix is a mid-range blender with some good specs. It has a 1-peak horsepower motor, which is the second-strongest of the models on this list, and as a result it’s stronger than the following two models. It only comes in one color – silver – and on the whole its appearance is a little unappealing. However, whether this is important to you will depend on what you’re into. 

The container is 48-oz and made of plastic, but is also dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up. It doesn’t have any pre-programmed settings, like the other Waring Pro models, but you can choose between low and high speed settings.

PROS

  • 1-peak horsepower
  • Dishwasher-safe components
  • 48oz container

CONS

  • Unattractive design
  • No pre-programmed settings

The Food & Beverage Blender is one of the three Waring Pro models that is very similar, and it and the following Professional Kitchen Blender are almost indistinguishable. Both have the classic Waring design from 1935, complete with 40-oz glass containers that can hold five cups of liquid.

It has two color options – stainless steel and copper – so if you have a stylized, highly designed kitchen, these color options are probably the most attractive on the list. It has a one-year warranty, which is industry standard (aside from Vitamix and Blendtec), and you can choose between low and high speed settings.

However, it only has a 390W motor, and also doesn’t have any pre-programmed settings.

PROS

  • Classic design
  • Two color options
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • 40oz glass container

CONS

  • No pre-programmed settings
  • 390W motor

This model is very similar to the preceding one, with two differences: different color options, and a lower watt motor.

Both models have classic designs, inspired by the original Waring blender from 1935, and both come with tall 40-oz glass containers and one-year warranties. Both of them have dishwasher-safe components and both of them come with both high and low speed settings, which are switched between by use of a switch on the front of the blender body.

However, this model has three color options – chrome, brushed chrome, and red – which are different to the other model’s. It also has a somewhat weaker motor, at 350W compared to 390W. This isn’t much of a difference, but it could represent an actionable difference in each model’s blending ability. Neither is likely to be very effective at blending hard objects, so if you’re planning on making liquidy blends then either could be good for you.

PROS

  • Classic design
  • Three color options
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • 40oz glass container

CONS

  • No pre-programmed settings
  • 350W motor

So which is the best?

Because three of these five models are very similar, it’s easy to see that the frontrunner is the model with superior motor strength, improved ease of use, a pulse function, and a variable speed dial – and that’s the Waring Pro Blade Two-HP Blender. It’s miles above the others on this list in terms of effectiveness with blending, and the variable speed dial makes it much easier to control exactly how fast the blades move. It’s good enough to compete with many of the other better blenders on the market, so if you’re after a Waring Pro, it’s the model to go for.

About the Author Michelle B

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.

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