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There is not many blenders that we would recommend above a Vitamix blender, but the Jamba Quiet Shield Blender is really the best bang for buck when it comes to the best quiet blender. It does what it needs to. It can make great smoothies while being silent. Users of this blender love how inexpensive it is and most of them are actually quite amazed by the blending quality.
Blenders are loud! It's the one thing most people hate about it. To help you out we have compiled a list of four of the quietest blenders currently on the market.
These blenders were assessed on their noise reducing features, blending quality, overall quality and price.
Two of the blenders are not cheap, but they are by far the most silent blenders on the market. The third and forth options are budget friendly options.
Quietest Blender Comparison:
How Is A Quiet Blender Different From Normal Blenders?
First off, the technology and features it uses are more sophisticated and complex which makes it more expensive than most other blenders.
The motor design of quiet blenders is normally more advanced than the ones in standard blenders. They are designed to have less friction. Friction is responsible for most of the mechanical noise in blenders.
The base of quiet blenders will usually be made of thicker material and many of them will have additional rubber or similar material on the inside to help with noise absorption.
A few of the newer quiet blenders have a new jar design that is made from a material called copolyester. The material is able to absorb and dampen noise that is created in the jug itself.
Not all quiet blenders have these jars, but the ones that do is in a different class when it comes to quietness.
And then there is the "quiet shield".
The quiet shield is a plastic container that fits over the jar of the blender to contain all the noise. The top end quiet blenders all have these shields and they do make a difference when it comes to noise level.
Understanding Blender Noise
If you want to understand how quiet a blender is you need to understand decibels (dB).
Sound doesn’t work on a linear scale. So it is not as simple as saying a blender at 120dB is twice as loud as a blender operating at 60dB.
It actually doubles with every 10dB. Which means a blender operating at 70dB will be twice as loud as a 60dB blender. Here is a great article explaining it.
The average noise level of a conversation between two people is 65dB. The average noise level of a standard blender is around 88dB.
Four times as loud as a conversation!
So if you want to have a conversation while using your blender you will need a quiet blender that is operating below 70dB.
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The Biggest Problem With Silent Blenders
All this quietness comes with a price. And this price can be a bit steep.
If you want to buy a quiet blender that is actually quiet enough so you can still have a conversation, you are going to have to spend a bit of money.
There are cheaper quiet blenders available, but they aren’t below 70dB.
So if you buy a cheaper quiet blender you won’t be able to have a conversation while you’re using your blender, but at least you won’t be waking the neighbors.
2017's Best Quiet Blender Reviews:
1. Jamba Quiet Shield Blender
The Jamba Quiet Shield Blender is at the top of our list for one simple reason. It's a quiet blender at a reasonable price. The other blenders on our list is superior, but they cost a lot more.
The Jamba Quiet Shield is powered by a 1190 watt motor capable of blending ice cubes, vegetables and tough fruits.
It doesn't come with any pre-progrmmed settings, but there is an infinite speed dial and pulse settings to help with blending. The Jamba delivers smoothie smoothies and most of the users love the results.
This blender is made to last as it is made from durable quality materials.The drive mechanism is made from metal instead of plastic and the stainless steel lades should never rust.
The best thing about this blender is the self cleaning feature. It's designed for minimal effort. Just fill the blender jug halfway with water, add some diswashhing liquid and blend for 30 seconds.
With a 5 year warranty this quiet blender is voted as the best value for moneyey in 2017.
Just a word of caution. The Jamba does work well, but it does not always blend as well as the other three blenders on the list. So if you want a blender that can make smooth store bought smoothies you will be better off with one of the other options.
2. Blendtec Pro800
The Blendtec Pro800 is on everyone’s list for the quietest blender. And it is there for a very good reason. It operates at a noise level that is as loud as a conversation (68dB).
The Blendtec Pro800 is powered by a 2800 watt motor that will cut, crush and pulverize any ingredients. So whether you want to make a smoothie, drink or soup you’ll get the blending texture you want.
It's a great versatile blender, you can make just about anything with the Blendtec Pro800.
It comes with pre-programmed cycles that can be selected with the touch of a button. It can make anything from whole fruit juices to green smoothies. If also have full control of the blending process with the 11 blending speeds.
The 36ounce Jar made from BPA-free Triton plastic is big for two smoothies. If you plan on using this blender for commercial use you might find the jug too small.
The design of the jar itself is quite clever. It is designed with a clever fifth side that helps to force the content down to ensure all the ingredients get pulverized.
The only bad thing about this blender is the price. It is a premium blender with a premium price.
3. Vita-Mix Blending Station Advance
The Vitamix Blending Station Advanced is on par with the Blendtec Pro800. It is a commercial blender that many people use in their homes.
The Vitamix Blending Station has a sound reducing cover that reduces the noise level to a level where you can still have a conversation in the kitchen without the need to scream.
The 2200 watt motor is capable of blending all the tougher ingredients like ice, frozen fruit, nuts and leafy greens.
It features a high-quality user interface with 6 optimized programs that will ensure you will get high-quality texture blends every time. It makes it hands off operation, so you can have the Vitamix to its job while you continue doing something else.
It comes with a 48-ounce advanced blending container. The container is designed for optimal blending. It is a round jug with a slight taper that helps to create smooth smoothies that are fully blended.
Clean up and usability of the Vitamix is quick and easy. You don’t need a degree to use this quiet blender.
The only negative thing about this blender is the same as with the Blendtec and that is the price. It is geared towards commercial so the material and components are of the best quality making it an expensive blender.
4. Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme Hi-Power Blender
The Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme Hi-Power Blender is the best quiet blender when it comes to price. As with the Vitamix and Blendtec, it’s also a commercial blender that you can use in your house.
Where it differs from most of the other best quiet blenders is that it has no bulky noise reducing shield. This means it is smaller in size, there are fewer parts that can break and that you will need to clean.
The noise levels of the standard model are around 70dB, but you have the option of buying rubber plate that helps to suppress the noise. This will bring the overall noise level down to almost 60dB.
The lower price doesn’t mean is of a lesser quality than that of the Vitamix and Blendtec. The 2600 watt motor will deliver high-quality blends, every time.
The base is made from high-quality stainless steel and foam which is designed to absorb all the motor noise. It is why it is such a quiet blender. The 64-ounce jar is made from BPA-free copolyester material to reduce the noise that is created in the jug itself.
This jug is a nice size and you will be able to make 4 servings at a time.
Because of its lower price the control features are limited. You only have a High, Low and Pulse setting. So if you want a quiet blender with fancy pre-programmed settings this is not the blender for you.
This is a simple blender that delivers great results at a reasonable price. That is why it is the best value for money when between the three quietest blenders of 2017.
Which One Of The 4 Quietest Blender Do We Recommend:
All four blenders have their strengths and weaknesses. If you are buying to have the best quietest blender then the Blendtec Professional 800 should be your choice.
The Vitamix Blending Station operates at a slightly louder noise level, but the user interface is better. If you want a blender that offers you great pre-programmed settings and an easy interface go with the Vitamix.
The Waring Commercial MX1200XTX is a nicer alternative to a shielded blender. If you are on a tight budget, but still looking for a commercial grade quiet blender then you will be happy with it.
But for the average user the Jamba Quiet Shield blender will be sufficient. It operates at quiet levels and the smoothies it blends are consistent and mostly smoothie.