If you plan to buy a new blender, the first thing you probably need to decide is whether you want a blender with a glass jar or a plastic jar.
Both types have advantages that give them a specific function and place of use. However, if a blender with a glass container is your top choice, read this buying guide to get an idea of the best option you can get in the market.
Glass Jar vs Plastic Jar?
The main advantage of glass jar blenders to their plastic counterparts is endurance. A glass jar retains its clarity despite multiple uses with tough ingredients like ice cubes or peanuts.
Since glass doesn’t scratch easily, you can have a 5-year old countertop blender with a seemingly new glass jar. It also does not retain odor, unlike plastic ones.
Usually, these jars are stress-resistant glass that makes them rigid despite the pressure. However, it would be best if you did not confuse rigidity with durability.
Blenders with plastic jars are more resilient to damage since they can flex, unlike glass. When dropped, a plastic one will most likely be still intact too.
Top 5 Blenders with Glass Container
Even though most of the top performance blenders like Blendtec or Vitamix are now using a plastic jar, we still can review some blenders using a glass jar.
So without further ado, here are the top 5 blenders with glass jar:
|Oster Pro 1200||1200||10-year limited drive only|
|Aicook Blender (NY-8668MKA)||1400||2-year|
|Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms||1000||10-year limited drive only|
|Cusinaid Professional Blender (TB-BL008)||1450||1-year|
|Hamilton Beach Power Elite Blender||750||3-year|
1. Oster Pro 1200
The Oster Pro 1200 is a versatile blender that can make you healthy green smoothies to hot red salsa dips. It has a 7-speed variable setting so you can crush many types of ingredients. Aside from the glass container for blending, it comes with a smoothie cup.
These speed settings are Green/Frozen Smoothies, Food Chop/Salsa, Milkshakes (these three are called Smart Settings), Low, Medium, High, and Pulse. The glass jar is a six-cup Boroclass jar, durable due to the silica material in the glass. It is also dishwasher-safe, which is great.
Its wide base allows more food to get into its dual-direction blades (circular rotation and downward pull). These blades pull down the food, so everything gets blended equally. Thus, you avoid accidents when you put in your spoon to mix the unblended food and accidentally press the blend button.
2. Aicook Blender NY-8668MKA
For sheer blending power, you cannot go wrong with the Aicook Blender NY-8668MKA.
Its main selling point is its six 3D titanium blades. The bottom pair of blades point downwards, the second (which is also serrated) the middle, and the third the top. This blade assembly makes sure everything is blended properly. The blades are powered by a 30,000 RPM motor, which can crush ice right out of the freezer in seconds.
For longevity, its base is made of metal and coated with ceramic. The glass pitcher is a 59-ounce, seven-mm thick, BPA-free(Bisphenol A) and food-grade container. It is virtually scratch-proof.
If you are craving hot soups or want to heat water for your warm bath, the blender comes with a 1400-watt motor that can heat any liquid. Usually, you can only find this feature on blenders way above its price range.
It comes with eight-speed options and four pre-programmed settings for various types of food.
After all these, pour water, press the clean button, and the whole container is cleaned inside within 30 seconds.
3. Oster Reverse Crush
Are you looking for a simple, entry-level blender for your home? The Oster Reverse Crush is a solid pick for home and casual usage.
It has a 1000-watt motor (600 watts for blending), which powers 7-speed settings: Food Drinks, Food Chop, Low, Medium, and High. Enough for basic operations but sophisticated enough to last the years to come.
The seven-cup Boroclass glass jar is a large capacity and stress-resistant glass pitcher. It is covered with a hard plastic sealing cover, which comes with a two-ounce measuring cup. The internal design of the container has no grooves or ridges, which makes it easier to clean.
Since this is an Oster Pro model (similar to the first entry on this list) with a reverse crush function, this high-speed blender can crush through anything without encountering jams and leaving bulks after.
The reversing blade technology of their Ice Crusher blade spins both sides back and forth to ensure a clean blend immediately. This blender is also equipped with the Duralast all-metal drive which is guaranteed to create at least 10,000 cups of smoothies and is backed by a 10-year warranty.
4. Cusinaid Professional Blender (TB-BL008)
Just by looking at it, you know that the Cusinaid Professional Countertop Blender (TB-BL008) is made with quality and will make quality food.
Underneath its sleek metallic chassis is a 1450-watt, 2100 RPM motor that powers six stainless steel blades. Whatever you put in the blender will surely come out crushed nice and smoothly.
Like other professional blenders, this one comes with pre-set programs. For instance, Pulse blends at its maximum speed in bits, Ice Crush performs 0.15 seconds of rotation followed by a 0.9 second resting time, and Smoothie is a soft start for 15 seconds followed by a gradual increase of acceleration.
The 30-ounce glass pitcher is paired with a personal travel bottle for drinking blended drinks on the go. The pitcher’s cover is rubberized, so you are safe from spills. Its parts can also be taken apart so you can clean every one of them.
5. Hamilton Beach Power Elite Blender
A blender with a glass jar usually comes at a higher price point. However, the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Blender is an affordable blender with some features not found on blenders with double (even triple) its price.
Its best feature is its patented Wave-Action blending system. The blades pull down the food continuously, so everything inside is blended properly. It comes with 12 blending options, with each having its intended ingredient and result.
Its 40-ounce dishwasher-safe and BPA-free glass pitcher has a rubber cover that has a no-spill spout. The cover is also attached directly to the blender via a hinge. Therefore, you don’t need to remove the cover when pouring out the content. Moreover, the spout allows for precise pouring.
The pitcher’s handle is also burly. It feels stable when held by one hand only. Everything about this blender intends to create a smooth blending process: from preparing to washing the machine itself.
The best thing about owning a blender is the possibility to create many types of foods and drinks that have long durability.
As mentioned above, a blender with a glass container is a perfect choice if you like the endurance over time.
Whichever blender you choose in the list, it should be a solid investment for your kitchen.
Andrew is a blending and juicing enthusiast for over 8 years. He believes that there is no perfect smoothie without a proper blender and the same applies too for a juice.