10Rate announces its Top 10 Blenders for 2012 | Blendtec and KitchenAid Win Best Quality and Best Value Awards

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10Rate.com editors and reviewers rate and review the 2012 best Blenders on a scale of 1 to 10

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The Oster BCBG08-C was featured on 10rate's Top 10 Blenders list for 2012.

You’ll appreciate this personal blender from Hamilton Beach. The 14-ounce blending jar, big enough to hold a large drink, transforms into a convenient portable cup you can take with you on the go. It even fits in most car cup holders.

10Rate appliances editor Brittany Rowland, as well as other 10rate reviewers and staff, selected 10 of the best blenders for 2012, assigning each a numerical rating as well as awarding three models that stood out for quality, value, and budget. Testing and consideration for this Blenders Top 10 list were given based on motor power, blade quality, and this set of seven criteria:

1. Blending jar capacity and material
2. Sturdiness of construction
3. Ease of use and cleaning
4. Number of controls, pre-programmed settings, and pulse option
5. Noisiness
6. How easily it crushes ices and large food items
7. Resistance to leaks and spills

The annual Best Blender 2012 awards list was headed by the Blendtec TB-621-20, winning the Best Quality spot and a 9 out of 10 rating. The review noted several strengths of the blender as follows: “With a powerful 3 horsepower direct-drive motor, this Blendtec blender thoroughly blends and crushes food with stainless steel blades moving at 29,000 rpm. One of the most convenient features about this blender is that it automatically shuts off at the end of its pre-programmed cycles so you can leave the room while it’s running. An attractive black base and square polycarbonate jar make this a visually appealing model small enough to fit under most cabinets.”

10rate's editors also gave the Best Value Blender award to the KitchenAid KSB560 in the fifth place spot. With a rating of 8 out of 10, the review boasted, “Available in a variety of fun splashy colors, from tangerine orange to cinnamon to willow blue, this 5-speed blender from KitchenAid blends, purees, grinds, and crushes effectively with its 0.9 horsepower motor. The controls are clearly labeled and simple to operate, and the polycarbonate jar, shatterproof if it’s dropped, is lighter than glass and easy for even children to wield.”

Additionally, the Best Budget award from the Top 10 Best Blenders list went to the Hamilton Beach 51101B, for which 10rate noted, “If you enjoy your daily smoothie or power drink and don’t have the need for a heavy-duty, behemoth blender, then you’ll appreciate this personal blender from Hamilton Beach. The 14-ounce blending jar, big enough to hold a large drink, transforms into a convenient portable cup you can take with you on the go. It even fits in most car cup holders. The universal lid snaps tight into place to prevent spills and leaks. One of the simplest machines to use and clean, this blender has just one button that works best when you pulse it.”

Blendtec, Waring, and Vitamix were featured for two models each in 10rate's Blender Reviews. One such Vitamix Blender, the 1710 Professional Series Blender, earned third place in overall ranking and the review had this to say of its 8.5 out of 10 rating: “The durable copolyester container, a large-capacity jar of 64 ounces, withstands scratches and creates a vortex that pulls food down to the blades and back up again, getting an even mixture. With a convenient pulse feature and preset food options, the Vitamix 1710 is expensive at $598 but offers top-of-the-line performance.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company's web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

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