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5 Best Heavy-Duty Commercial Smoothie Blenders UK (2020)

Check out 5 of the best commercial smoothie blenders for juice bars & restaurants in the UK

If you are thinking about opening a juice bar, smoothie truck, restaurant or cafe then a commercial smoothie blender is an important bit of kitchen equipment.


It has to be both powerful and have industrial-grade parts to keep up with the demands of constant use.


So you may be wondering what are some of the best heavy-duty blenders on the market?


Well, to help you on your way I have done the hard part and reviewed the 5 best heavy-duty commercial smoothie blenders in the UK for 2020.


These are based on my own experience of using some of these products for my own mobile juice business and overall customer reviews.


Buyers guide:


There are a few things to look out for when choosing the best commercial smoothie blender for high-turnover use in a juice and smoothie bar or restaurant.


Motor power


You will potentially be making hundreds of smoothies per day so will, therefore, need a heavy-duty commercial blender that is up to the task of long periods of use.


This means choosing a professional smoothie blender with high wattage (a minimum of 1200 watts) and a commercial-grade motor and blades.


Capacity


Again you will be serving a high number of people you, therefore, need commercial smoothie jugs with a large enough capacity to keep up with demand.


In fact, you will most likely need more than the one jug that comes with commercial blenders and may need to buy additional jugs from the manufacturers.


Price


I'm a great believer in that you don't have to buy high-end commercial equipment to get the desired results.


And when it comes to commercial smoothie blenders there are many mid-range models out there for under £500, which are up to the job.

BERG 1500W 2HP Commercial Pro Specialist



Brand: Berg


Power: 1500 watts


Product features:

  • high grade, hardened stainless steel

  • 2-litre BPA-free polycarbonate container

  • Soup maker


Pros:

  • Additional soup-making capacity

  • 7 Year Limited Warranty

Cons:

  • No sound enclosure

  • The brand is not as well known


If you are on a budget then the Berg Commercial blender may be the one for you.


It's at the lower end of the budget but it also offers pretty much all you need from an industrial blender.


It has high-grade steel blades for crushing ice and has a very long 7-year commercial warranty.


It also has a useful soup-making function which can come in handy in the winter months.


The main downside to the Berg commercial blender is it doesn't have a sound enclosure which means it can get a bit noisy if using front of house and you want to speak to customers.



You can buy this commercial blender from Amazon at the latest price


Ninja 2-in-1 Blender with Auto-IQ BN750UK


Brand: Ninja


Power: 1200 watts


Product features:

  • Auto IQ technology

  • LCD display

  • Interchangeable stainless steel blades

  • Comes with 2.1-litre jug & 700 ml cup

  • Recipe guide book



Pros:

  • Sleek and modern design

  • Large jug capacity

  • Good for juice truck with a limited electrical capacity


Cons:

  • No sound enclosure

  • Relatively low power motor


A sleek and modern design, the Ninja 2-1 blender will look good in any commercial kitchen.


It has an LCD display and Auto IQ technology which mean you can tailor the time and speed according to what types of fruit and vegetable you are using.


It also comes with a relatively large serving jug and a handy recipe book to help you create a smoothie menu.


The two negatives for the Ninja blender, however, it that like the Berg it doesn't have a sound enclosure.


It also has a relatively low powered motor, compared to the other blenders, at 1200 watts.


However, the low powered motor can be a benefit if using in a mobile juice truck where you have to keep a close eye on electrical capacity.


You can buy this commercial blender from Ninja Kitchen at the latest price



Buffalo Bar Blender 2.5Ltr with Sound Enclosure


Brand: Buffalo


Power: 1680 watts


Product features:

  • Sound enclosure

  • 2.5-litre jug

  • Variable speed

  • Pulse function

  • Long-lasting metal clutch


Pros:

  • Sound enclosure

  • Very large jug capacity


Cons:

  • Short warranty (1 year)

  • Mid-range power motor


The Buffalo bar blender is a very good mid-range heavy-duty smoothie blender and offers some good features for the price.


It has a sound enclosure making it good for front of house, has the largest serving jug on the list at 2.5 litres and a long-lasting metal clutch for heavy-duty use.


This model is one of my favourites and the only downside with the Buffalo blender is that the manufacturer only offers a 1-year guarantee.



You can buy this commercial blender from Nisbets at the latest price



BERG 2200W 3HP Commercial Bar/Kitchen Blender


Brand: Berg


Power: 2200 watts


Product features:

  • Sound enclosure

  • 2-litre jug

  • Soup making function

  • 7 Year Limited Warranty

  • Simple Switch and Dial Operation

  • Auto temperature control for overheating


Pros:

  • Sound enclosure

  • High powered motor

  • Temperature control

  • Long warranty


Cons:

  • The brand is not as well known


The Berg commercial bar blender is an upgrade to the Berg Pro Specialist (first blender on the list) and another good mid-range all-rounder.


It has a soundproofing enclosure to minimize blending noise and a high powered motor at 2200 watts for crushing ice and making smoothies in large volumes.


It also has a useful temperature control function that switches off the blender when it gets too hot and a very long warranty of 7 years.


I always try to cover the negatives with any product I review, but I have to say I'm really struggling with this blender.


The one thing I would say is that the brand is maybe not as well known in the UK as say a Blendtec or Ninja blender.


You can buy this commercial blender from Amazon at the latest price



Blendtec Classic 575 High-Speed Blender


Brand: Blendtec


Power: 1560 watts


Product features:

  • Self-cleaning

  • 1 touch buttons

  • Patented blunt safety blade

  • 4 pre-programmed cycles

  • Pulse function

  • LCD display

  • 2.2-litre jug


Pros:

  • Well known brand

  • Sleek & modern design

  • Long warranty

  • Engineered and made in the USA

  • Large jug capacity


Cons:

  • No sound enclosure

  • Mid ranger power


The Blendtec Classic blender is a well-known brand, which is made in the US and is at the high end of the £500 budget.


Like the Ninja smoothie blender, it has a sleek and modern design with an LCD display making it look good in a commercial kitchen.


It also has a self-cleaning function which helps to save time, 4 preprogrammed cycles for different types of smoothies and a relatively large 2.2-litre serving jug.


However, for the higher price, it lacks some of the functions the other heavy-duty smoothie blenders offer.


For example, It doesn't come with a sound enclosure and has a mid-range powered motor of 1560 watts.


You can buy this commercial blender from Amazon at the latest price

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Key takeaway


After reviewing the 5 commercial smoothie blenders, for me, the Buffalo and Berg bar blenders come out top.


They offer all the functions you need, at an affordable price, from a heavy-duty smoothie blender for a juice bar or cafe/restaurant.


The main feature is that they both have sound enclosures to minimise noise so they can be used both back and front of house.


And they also have powerful motors for crushing ice and large serving jugs for making smoothies in large volumes.


And on that note, I'm off to make a strawberry, mango and banana smoothie!

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