Every few months, I go on a weeks-long smoothie bender where I crave blended beverages at all hours. So, then, I need a killer blender. The Beast Blender, or more likely Instagram’s creepily on-point algorithm, seemed to know that my prized Nutribullet from high school was on its last leg when it began sending me targeted ads. I had my sights set on a pricey Vitamix, but the Beast Blender’s small frame, reasonable price, and overall beauty made me think twice. After checking out the brand’s Instagram profile, it seemed like the only person in the wellness world who didn’t know about it…was me.
After a little bit more research into the Beast (which mostly involved DMs with a fellow wellness-loving pal who gushed about it), I was convinced. I reached out to the team, and they sent me a sleek Carbon Black model to test out firsthand so that I could hopefully make your blender search a little bit easier. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the buzzy, Instagram-famous blender. Spoiler alert: It might just reinspire you to hop on the smoothie bandwagon.
What are the Beast Blender’s standout features?
Okay sure, it’s pretty, but I wanted to know what really made it stand out from the rest. After unboxing the Beast and scoping it out, I noticed a handful of things that make it an especially good investment for an individual or couple. After testing the Beast Blender for six months, here is my full review.
Small countertop size
At about 5 inches wide, 5 inches long, and 15 inches tall, the Beast Blender doesn’t take up much room on my precious (and small) countertop compared to some other kitchen gadgets. It’s lightweight, too, so if I’m traveling somewhere for more than a week, I can easily tote it along and it won’t add a significant amount of weight or take up too much space in my travel bag. Despite the relatively small size, the 1,000-ml blending vessel itself has a capacity of 750 ml, so it can easily blend up a multi-serving smoothie, shake, or soup.
We’ve established that this blender is pretty. But what’s even cooler is that some of the features that make it look far more expensive than it is are the things that make it highly functional. First, the ridges on the blending vessel exist to create turbulence once the machine turns on. This helps to break up your ingredients and end up with a smoother blend. Yes, no more slimy clumps of banana on the bottom of your cup! What’s more, the smooth, silicone-esque Tritan over-mold makes the blender grippy, which is especially helpful if you have butter fingers like me.
The Beast is a “smart” blender, so it automatically stops when the internal temperature gets too high. That also means that the blender base has only one button, making it efficient and easy to use. What’s more, the vessel is dishwasher safe on the top rack, unlike some competitors that are hand-wash only.
Leaves out the guesswork
Like I said before, this is a smart blender. With six stainless steel blades that reach up to 18,000 rpm and a 1,000-watt motor, it senses the weight of the ingredients in the vessel and plans its one-minute cycle based on that. There are two modes: pulse and blend. To start your blend, all you need to do is attach the lid (it screws on like a camera lens) and press the power button. And if your blend isn’t as smooth as you’d like, there’s nothing stopping you from running another blend cycle.
I was honestly quite surprised to learn that the blender itself cost $155—or $185 with the hydration set (more on that later). Perhaps I was just jaded after seeing hoards of average “midcentury modern” (first of all, no) dining chairs that cost more than my biweekly paycheck, or constantly checking to see if Ninja and Vitamix blenders went on sale. But a $155 blender feels quite reasonable, and it’s comparable to models from Nutribullet and other high-quality blender brands.
Should you buy the Beast Blender?
In my latest smoothie phase, I found myself using this blender multiple times a week, and it has stayed just as powerful as the first time I used it. My “Kitchen Sink” smoothie, which consists of fruit, veggies, collagen, seeds, nut butter, coconut water, adaptogens, yogurt, and whatever else sparks my creative vision—is no match for the Beast Blender. Now when I’m working from home, I can have a delicious lunch with all of the nutrients I need in under five minutes.
However, I am a single person living with one roommate, so my recommendation comes with one caveat. It makes an excellent personal blender, but I wouldn’t recommend it for larger families or anyone trying to prepare smoothies and soups in bulk. If you’re like me and are just making a quick meal or only using it for you, add it to your cart ASAP.
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