Blenders are great kitchen aids. They make light work of pulverizing fruit and vegetables and speed up the overall cooking time, but they also tend to be noisy. For those who would like a little more peace and quiet when they are cooking, we wanted to look at the quiet blenders to see if they were as good as the manufacturers claim.

This article is the result of this search. It provides our our review of eight of the best quiet blenders so that you can make easy work of finding the next blender for your home.

  • 950 watts of power
  • 3 speed controls for the perfect blending process
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • Balanced and buffered sound with a sound shield and innovative motor
  • 52 oz capacity glass jar
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 16.1 x 10.2
  • Weight: 8.42 lbs

  • 6 program buttons make selecting the correct setting easy
  • Magnetic back plate for easy removal and cleaning
  • It’s called “The Quiet One”
  • Fantastic blender for home or commercial use
  • 48 oz capacity
  • Dimensions: 12.8 x 13.8 x 22
  • Weight: 12 lbs

  • 1875 watts of power (3.8 peak horsepower)
  • A USB port for programmable blending
  • 42 pre-programmed cycles mean selecting the correct one is simple
  • Great for commercial and home use
  • 76 oz capacity for large families
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 9 x 17.3
  • Weight: 15.8 lbs

  • 2.25 peak horsepower motor tackles the hardest ingredients
  • Automatic load sensing technology takes the guesswork out of blending
  • Quiet double housing reduces the noise of the motor considerably
  • An LCD display with programmable timer
  • 60 oz capacity for more substantial batch blending
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 11.2 x 16.2
  • Weight: 10.8 lbs

  • 1500 watts of power (2.0 peak horsepower)
  • A removable quiet shield that reduces the loudness considerably
  • 4 program settings for ease and convenience
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • 32 oz capacity
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 17.2 x 11.4
  • Weight: 10.55 lbs

  • 3.5 horsepower motor crushes the most robust ingredients
  • Built-in sound shield for noise reduction
  • A 5-minute timer means you can set it and walk away
  • BPA free Tritan unbreakable blending jar
  • 68 oz capacity for large batch blending
  • Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 20
  • Weight: 14 lbs

  • Auto-clean facility: Pop in some detergent and water and switch it on
  • One-touch operation for ease and convenience
  • The blade design means that it’s quiet and efficient
  • An LCD display for easy to read functions
  • 50 oz capacity
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 8.1 x 16.4
  • Weight: 12.6 lbs

  • Extremely quiet 300-watt motor
  • Comes with a 6-in-1 food preparation kit
  • Removable parts are dishwasher safe, including the blending arm
  • BPA free plastics
  • Ergonomic design makes this hand-held comfortable for gripping
  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 9.5 x 6
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs

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1. Hamilton Beach Sound Shield 53600

This Hamilton Beach Sound Shield model has 950-watts of power, so it should crush whatever you throw at it. It also has a motor that is designed to buffer sound as well as a sound shield, so this is one extremely quiet blender.

Pros

  • 950 watts of power
  • 3 speed controls for perfect blending
  • Buffered sound plus a sound shield
  • 52 oz capacity for larger families

Cons

  • The sound shield can be a pain to clean
  • The glass jar is extremely heavy

This Vitamix, even by the brand’s standards, is expensive, but it is also remarkably quiet. It has 6 program buttons to make blending more convenient and a magnetic back plate that is easy to remove for cleaning. This blender would be great in a commercial situation as well as the home.

Pros

  • It’s called “The Quiet One”
  • A removable magnetic back plate
  • 48 oz capacity
  • Great for commercial use or at home

Cons

  • Teflon coated blades shed particles into the blender
  • The price is incredibly high

Given that this Blendtec model has an 1875-watt motor that generates 3.8 peak horsepower, this machine will pulverize even the hardest ingredients. It has a USB port to enable you to program the blender with your favorite recipes. The “Stealth” aspect comes from the shield as well as innovative sound dampening of the motor. It also has a massive 76 oz capacity, making this blender great for commercial and home use.

Pros

  • Very powerful motor
  • Programmable for personalized blending
  • Sound reduction technology
  • 42 pre-programmed cycles

Cons

  • The price (over $1000)
  • Hard to clean parts
  • Cheap plastic shield construction

Though its named the “Hurricane,” this Cuisinart blender is actually a quiet blender with the motor mounted in a double housing base. The capacity is an impressive 60 oz, and the motor generates 2.25 peak horsepower. A more powerful model is available, but that increase in force might make the unit louder still.

Pros

  • Quiet double housing for the motor
  • Programmable timer
  • 60 oz capacity
  • Auto load sensing technology

Cons

  • Not as quiet as others in its class
  • The lid is difficult to remove
  • Feels cheaply made

Hamilton Beach makes a second appearance in the list with this Pro Quiet Shield design. It comes with a 32 oz shatterproof jug that sits beneath a quiet shield to dampen the sound. It has 1500-watts of power and 4 program settings to make blending more convenient.

Pros

  • 1500-watts of power (2.0 horsepower)
  • The quiet shield is removable
  • Dishwasher safe removable parts
  • 4 program settings

Cons

  • Hard to clean
  • Not great at making smoothies
  • Leaks oil from the base

This Quiet Series is another powerful blender with a 3.5 horsepower motor. It has a BPA free Tritan blending jug that’s unbreakable, and the timer feature means you can set the blender and walk away. With a 50 oz capacity, it’ll benefit larger families or people who blend substantial batches.

Pros

  • Powerful motor
  • 5-minute timer
  • 50 oz capacity
  • 5-year manufacturers warranty

Cons

  • Frozen food traps under the blades
  • Has a large footprint on the countertop

The Breville Fresh and Furious blender offers a high-torque motor that delivers quiet and efficient blending. The auto-clean feature makes light work of any mess, and its one-touch operation makes it easy to use. The 50 oz capacity blending jug means that large batch blending will keep the family happy.

Pros

  • Auto-clean function
  • One-touch operation
  • Quiet and efficient motor
  • LCD display

Cons

  • Not as quiet as others in its class
  • Hard to disassemble for thorough cleaning

This Chefman is the first immersion blender in this review and is our budget pick. It has an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable for gripping, and the 300-watt motor works quietly and efficiently. It isn’t as powerful as countertop models, and it won’t blend in large quantities, but for single people or couples an immersion blender may be all that is required.

Pros

  • Quiet 300-watt motor
  • 6-in-1 food prep kit
  • Removable parts are dishwasher safe
  • BPA free plastics

Cons

  • Only blends small quantities
  • Overheats quickly

Quiet Blender Buyer’s Guide


If you are an early riser, and want that healthy smoothie or shake before the long journey to work, you want a blender that won’t wake everyone in the house. With blenders that have features like sound shields and motors that are designed to muffle noise, you could still enjoy your nutritious breakfast shake without a house full of tired and grumpy people.

Beyond the quiet operation of your blender, you should also consider the following aspects:

Functions

Look for blenders that have pre-programmed settings like the Blendtec, which comes with 42. Other useful features are self-cleaning and one-touch operation. Look for anything that’s going to make your life easier.

Power

The top-of-the-range blenders have powerful motors that generate around 3 horsepower. In wattage terms, that’s somewhere between 1500 and 1800 watts. You might not need all this power, but it’s still good to know it’s there.

Styling

Some of these noise reducing models with their sound shields are not the most stylish. If quieter blending is what you want, though, then it seems that’s the price you pay. In addition, not all of the blenders have shields; the Cuisinart, for example, employs motor technology and double housing on the base to dampen the noise.

Clever Technology

If you want a programmable blender that learns what you like or an auto-detecting blender that recognizes what you want to blend and automatically adjusts the speed and time it takes to blend, you can find such features on modern models. These options, though usually come with a higher price tag.

Product Warranty

Manufacturers are quite generous with their warranties on countertop blenders compared to other designs. Expect a limited warranty between 3 to 5 years as a standard. Vitamix boasts though that they have a 10-year warranty on their blenders.

Brand Loyalty

The sales numbers on these quiet blenders are not in the same league as the standard blenders on the market, but names like Hamilton Beach and Vitamix show us that loyalty and reliability go hand in hand. If you make shoddy products, people will stop buying and tell the world in a review.

FAQ

Can you blend hot liquids in all blenders?

Not unless it specifically states you can. Most blenders don’t have that facility, and the few that do are usually top-of-the-range models like Vitamix. They will heat soups and sauces in a 5 to 7-minute cycle. If you place hot liquid in a blender that doesn’t have that facility, you’ll likely crack the blending jar.

What does “Peak Power” mean?

“Peak Power” is the maximum measurement of the motor’s power over a specific timescale. It’s a bit like the top speed of a car over a certain distance.

How quiet are “quiet” blenders really?

Some manufacturers claim that their sound shields will reduce the noise levels by fifty percent. The reality is more like twenty-five percent, but that’s still a lot quieter than a standard blender. Obviously, the things you blend will make a difference to the sound levels, but generally speaking these blenders are noticeably quieter.

Final Thoughts

While you can spend more than $1000 on a quiet blender, it doesn’t mean you are getting a product that’s any more effective at noise reduction than others at a far lower price point. The technology isn’t quite there yet to make these machines that quiet, so make sure you are spending your money wisely.

We don’t see any point breaking the bank, so we’ve picked the Hamilton Beach Sound Shield 53600 as our favorit buy. It dampens the sound levels sufficient to make a difference to the blend experience, and while the motor isn’t as powerful as the others, 950 watts is ample for the tasks in hand.