Product Comparison Series: High Performance Blenders

Product Comparison Series: High Performance Blenders

If you are someone who loves to live a 'raw food' lifestyle, a blender would be indispensable in your kitchen. Most electric blenders on the market nowadays are good quality and high performance. They can grind coffee beans, chop onions, crush ice, make ice cream and some can even prepare hot soup. These small electric appliances are multi-functional and can make everything from frosty margaritas to healthy green smoothies.

There are many different brands and models on the market like Vitamix Blenders, Blendtec Blender, Omniblend, Oster, Kitchenaid, Ninja , BioChef, Sunbeam, Omega and much more.. There are a lot of comparisons like OmniBlend vs Breville, Ninja vs Hamilton and Vita-Mix and there's even a 'Blender Top 10' available online. Not everybody is looking for the same kind of blender; neither for the same reason to use it. Are you looking for a commercial blender or do you just need a smoothie machine? Do you like to use it every day or once in the two weeks? Are you looking for a small blender, so it fits under your kitchen cabinets? Do you need a cheap blender and just need to compare prices? Or do you like that heavy duty food processor for your whole family?

To avoid confusing by comparing too many different blenders, we've created a comparison table below. We compare professional blenders from BioChef, Omega and the Vitamix. We think these are the best blenders on the market in New Zealand and the models below vary in price, features and design, so there will always be one model that will satisfy your wishes. The table also shows you which food can be processed in your blender.

Bio Chef High Performance BlenderOmega 3 HP Commercial BlenderOmega 1 HP High Performance BlenderVitamix Total Nutrition Center
Motor3 HP3 HP1 HP2 HP
RPM max30,00027,50025,50020,000 Variable
Dimensions HxWxD59 x 20 x 2420 x 48 x 2017 x 41 x 1752 x 19 x 23
Colours availableBlackSilverSilverWhite / Black / Red
Frequency50-60 Hz50-60 Hz50 Hz50 Hz
Weight5 kg5.2 kg3.2 kg5 kg
Warranty10 years on motor 7 years on parts10 years domestic 1 year commercial2 years7 years on motor and parts
Jugs included1111
Jug size2 L1.8 L1.4L2 L
Jug MaterialFood Grade Polycarbonate, non leachingBPA-free unbreakable tritan copolyesterBPA-free unbreakable tritan copolyesterBPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester
Rubber insulator between base & Jug (reduces noise)YesYesYesYes
Stainless steel bladesYesYesYesYes
Blade design4 Prong2 Prong4 Prong, removable for cleaning4 prong, (removable with a specially-designed wrench not included with initial purchase)
Controls & settingsOn / Off Timer Variable Speed Pulse buttonOn / Off Timer Variable Speed Pulse button Infinity buttonOn / Off High / Low SpeedOn / Off Variable Speed
TimerYes, 35'' 60'' & 90''Yes, 30 '' – 6 minNoNo
Automatic shutoffYes, overheat & overloadYes, overloadNoYes, overheat
Speed variableYes, 3Yes, 10Yes, 2Yes, 10
High Speed pulse buttonYesYesNoNo
Computer controlledNoYesNoNo
Dishwasher proofHand wash recommendedHand wash recommendedHand wash recommendedHand wash recommended
ExtraVery low noise level 84 dB.Special blades to break cell-wall of food which releases phytonutrients, for easier digestion and better absorption Has ability to pulverise skins, seeds and peelsLarge metal cooling fan & Stainless Steel locking ring Computer controlled Variable controls for precision blending & touch padLarge metal cooling fan & Stainless Steel locking ring1L Wet Blade Jug designed to pull food through the blades during processing (not included with initial purchase)Dry Blade Jug with lid designed to push foods up and away, making it the better choice for dry grinding or kneading sticky dough (not included with initial purchase)
CertifiedEC food safety, FDA UL ListedNSF UL Listed ETL certifiedUL Listed ETL certifiedUL, CE and FDA approved jug
Optional Extras1,5 L jugN/AN/A1L Small Wet Blade Jug and Dry Blade Jug
RRP in AU$4791,0742791,295
Inclusive with Purchase
Tamper / Assistance StickYesYesYesYes
OtherBio Chef CookbookN/AN/AVitamix Cookbook
Compatible food
Makes hot soupsYesYesYesYes, with the Wet Blade Jug
Kneads doughYesYesNoYes, with the Dry Blade Jug (not included with initial purchase)
Ice crusherYesYesNoYes, with the Wet Blade jug
Ice cream makerYesYesNoYes, with the Wet Blade jug
Food processor & chopperYesYesYesYes, with the Wet Blade Jug
Fruits & VegetablesYesYesYesYes, with the Wet Blade Jug
NutsYesYesNoYes, with the Dry Blade Jug (not included with initial purchase)
GrainsYesYesNoYes, with the Dry Blade Jug (not included with initial purchase)