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The Best Quiet Blender of 2021

The average blender has a noise level of 88 decibels–about the same as a lawn mower. Given that you are 2 feet away from it when you push the go button, it can be quite rude at 5 AM. For you and the rest of your household. The following 6 blenders are significantly quieter than your lawnmower, along with being very efficient.

Some manufacturers are beginning to incorporate serious sound suppression into their products. 

  • Insulated Base. Reduces excessive noise and vibration.
  • Energy Star Motors. Saves energy of course. But also have less friction; equaling less noise.
  • Sound Dampening Jars. Made of noise reducing polymers.
  • Double Containers. Jar-within-a-jar design to reduce noise. 
Why It's BestRating
Hamilton Beach 58870 Professional Quiet Shield BlenderQuiet 67 decibel blender. 1500 watt 2.0 HP motor. Shatterproof jar. USA company. 5 year warranty.★★★★★
CRANNDI Soundproof Countertop K-90 BlenderQuiet blender with 80 ounce blending jar. 2200 watt motor/38,000 RPM. 1 year warranty.★★★★★
Vitamix 36019 Quiet One Blender Very quiet 64 decibels. 2200 watt 3 HP motor. 93 variable speeds. Made in the USA. 3 year warranty.★★★★★
Blendtec Professional 800 BlenderVery quiet 65 decibels. 1800 watt 3 HP motor. 90 oz. blender jar. Engineered & assembled in USA. 10 year warranty.★★★★★
WantJoin Quiet Professional Grade BlenderQuiet blender. Anti vibration technology. 80 oz. jar doubles as a pitcher. 1 year warranty. ★★★★★
Weston 58918 Sound Shield 1.6hp Blender Quiet compact blender. Reasonably priced. 2 mixing jars - one with 'Go Cup' top. 5 year warranty.★★★★★

 

6 Best Quiet Blenders of 2021

All of the following blenders are quiet–some producing as little as 64 decibels of noise. The price range is fairly wide, and the blender control options vary quite a bit, as do the warranties. My hope is that you can find the best quiet blender that suits your needs and budget on this list.

 

1) Hamilton Beach 58870 Quiet Shield Blender

Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Shield Blender, 1500W, 32oz BPA Free Jar, 4 Programs & Variable Speed Dial for Puree, Ice Crush, Shakes and Smoothies, Silver (58870)

The Hamilton Beach 58870 Quiet Shield Blender is a reasonably priced blender that only produces 67 decibels of noise while efficiently preparing food and drinks. The quiet powerful 1500 watt motor has a 2.0 peak horsepower with a speed control range from 3000 RPM to 18,000 RPM (up to 105 MPH). Rubber mounted components and air flow design around the motor along with the Quiet Shield Cover all work together to make this a very quiet blender.

Four preset programs include settings for puree, ice crush, smoothie, and clean. The pulse function can be used at any time with the preset programs or during blending with any speed setting on the variable speed dial. Hardened stainless steel cutting blades take care of hard ingredients quickly and efficiently.

A shatterproof 32 ounce BPA-free blender jar can be covered with the Quiet Shield Cover for low noise use. The Quiet Shield Cover also doubles as a pitcher to get product to the blender, or it can be used as a serving pitcher. The included tamper is helpful when blending frozen ingredients. As far as cleaning, just add warm water, dish detergent, and set to ‘Clean’. Jar, lid, and tamper are also dishwasher safe.

Hamilton Beach is an American company based outside of Richmond, Virginia that has been manufacturing user friendly appliances for over 100 years.

Note: One part of the Amazon write-up says it has 20 HP; everything else is 2.0 HP. I assumed that  2.0 is correct. A 20 HP blender might be a little hard to control.

 

The Good

  • Quiet blender producing only 67 decibels of sound – a little quieter than a dishwasher
  • 1500 watt motor operating at 2.0 HP
  • 4 preset programs c/w pulse option and variable speed control dial
  • Quiet Shield Cover doubles as pitcher
  • Shatterproof blender jar
  • USA company
  • 5 year limited warranty

 

The Not so Good

  • Some suggestions that the jar is not quite ‘shatterproof’

 

2) CRANDDI Soundproof Countertop K90 Blender

CRANDDI Countertop Blender, 2200 Watt Powerful Professional Kitchen Blender, Soundproof Blender with BPA-FREE 80oz Pitcher and Self-Cleaning, smoothie blender for Commercial and Home

The CRANDDI Soundproof Countertop K90 Blender is designed with a thickened jar and shield cover to reduce noise. Although the CRANDDI name is not as familiar as some others, they manufacture a very quiet, powerful and efficient blender. The powerful 2200 watt motor spins a 6 point stainless steel blade at up to 38,000 RPM crushing ice in as little as 5 seconds. 

With a flip-up front section CRANDDI’s soundproofing shield does not have to be removed for access to the blending jar. It also has an opening on top of the shield, giving you the option of adding ingredients or using the included tamper without removing the jar.

An extra large 80 ounce BPA-free blender jar makes it ideal for parties, commercial use, or making smoothies for whole family at one time. Total Crushing Technology combined with the multi-point blade deliver the power to crush ice and pulverize fruits and nuts in seconds. 

The controls are easy to use with a 15 speed setting dial, on/off switch, and pulse control. There are no preset programs. The jar and blade are easily cleaned by adding water, and a little dish detergent, and turning on the machine–either normal or pulse. The jar can also be put in your dishwasher. 

 

The Good

  • Quiet blender with sound reducing shield
  • Powerful 2200 watt motor produces 38,000 RPM
  • Large 80 ounce blender jar
  • 15 setting speed dial
  • Pulse control button
  • 1 year limited warranty

 

The Not so Good

  • Very tall at almost 20″ – may not fit under upper kitchen cabinets
  • No preset programs

 

3) Vitamix 36019 36019-1 Quiet One Blender

Vitamix 36019 36019-1 Vita-Mix Quiet One Blender 48 oz, Black

At 64 decibels–a noise level somewhere between normal conversation and your dishwasher–the Vitamix 36019 36019-1 Quiet One Blender is rated as the quietest blender available. Equipped with a 2200 watt 3 HP motor that will get the blades moving at up to 240 MPH, the Quiet One makes short work of all of your blending chores. The 48 ounce polycarbonate mixing container is covered by a plastic Secure Sound noise dampener. It also uses vibration dampening and air management technology to reduce machine noise.

Although the Secure Sound cover is easily removable for cleaning, the front flips up to provide access to the mixing container. A pitcher-like design c/w handle makes removing and pouring simple and clean. 

The Quiet One blender provides great versatility with 6 program buttons, 34 optimized blending programs, and 93 variable speeds–ensuring that all users will get the exact product they are looking for. There are also 2 pulse speed options. A push button control panel with a digital display makes operation simple and convenient. 

 

 

The Good

  • Very quiet blender lives up to its name producing only 64 decibels of sound–quieter than a dishwasher
  • Powerful 2200 watt 3 HP motor
  • Large convenient 48 ounce mixing container/pitcher with handle
  • 6 preset program buttons/34 blending programs/93 variable speeds
  • 2 different pulse speeds
  • Made in the USA
  • 3 year warranty on motor base/1 year warranty on mixing container and blades

 

The Not so Good

  • Some suggestions that the warranty is shorter if the blender is not used in a commercial setting. This does not appear to be true according to the Vitamix website.
  • A little pricey

 

 

4) Blendtec Professional 800 Blender 

Blendtec Professional 800 Blender with WildSide+ Jar (90 oz), Sealed Sound Enclosure, Industries Strongest and Quietest Professional-Grade Power, 11-Speed Touch Slider, Self-Cleaning, Black

The Blendtec Professional 800 Blender is a powerful, quiet blender producing only 65 decibels of noise when operating–quieter than you dishwasher. An 1800 watt motor produces up to 3.8 peak horsepower spinning the blades at up to 300 MPH. The blunt cold forged hardened steel blades are up to 10 times stronger than competitors blades, safer to clean, and will pulverize virtually any ingredient. A fifth side on a large 90 ounce impact resistant jar (dubbed Wildside+ by Blendtec) feeds everything down into the blades and eliminates the need for a tamper.

The mixing jar doubles as a pitcher c/w handle for easy removal from the front of the flip up sound enclosure.

The Pro 800 has 6 preprogrammed blend cycles along with a pulse button to handle most types of blender recipes. It operates at 11 speeds with a finger touch slide control for precision settings. An LCD display provides a countdown timer for consistent results.

Blendtec is a family owned American company. Their blenders are engineered and assembled in the USA. They have recently upgraded the Professional 800 series comprehensive blender warranty from 8 years to 10 years.

Note: Size on Amazon is stated as 25″ wide x 38″ deep x 44″ high (making it significantly larger than an undercounter dishwasher). Actual size is 8.5″ wide x 13″ deep x 24.5″ high with the sound enclosure lid open.

 

The Good

  • Very quiet blender producing only 65 decibels of noise – just a little louder than normal conversation
  • Powerful 1800 watt motor with 3.8 HP – blade speed up to 300 MPH
  • Extra large 90 ounce blender jar doubles as a pitcher
  • 6 preset blending programs and pulse option
  • 11 speed finger tip control
  • Engineered and assembled in USA
  • 10 year comprehensive warranty

 

The Not so Good

  • A little pricey – but may be worth it considering longevity and warranty

 

5) Wantjoin Quiet Professional Grade Blender

WantJoin Professional Commercial Blender With Shield Quiet Sound Enclosure 2200W Industries Strong and Quiet Professional-Grade Power, Self-Cleaning, Black (black)

The Wantjoin Quiet Professional Grade Blender is designed to operate quietly with a sound shield, a shock proof pad under the mixing jar, a buffered platform, and a stabilizing anti vibration base. Not only does the sound shield reduce noise, it eliminates blender splatter and leaking while in operation. The shield is front opening and has an opening on top (with its own lid) to allow you to add ingredients during blending and/or use the included tamper as required.

A 2200 watt motor combined with dual direction blade technology creates high speed blending (up to 38,000 RPM) and crushes ice in 5 seconds. It comes with a 15 speed mechanical dial along with an on/off switch and pulse control switch. (Also available with a digital display.) The 80 ounce blender jar is big enough to make smoothies for the whole family at one time. Or more than one party drink at one time.

The Wantjoin provides overheat protection which shuts down the machine to protect it and auto clean at the flick of a switch.

 

The Good

  • Quiet blender with sound reducing shield and anti vibration technology
  • Powerful 2200 watt motor operates at up to 38,000 RPM
  • Large 80 ounce blender jar comes with handle and doubles as pitcher
  • 15 speed mechanical dial c/w pulse option
  • One button self cleaning mode
  • 30 day unconditional money back guarantee/1 year warranty

 

The Not so Good

  • No preset programs
  • Shorter warranty than some of its competitors

 

6) Weston 58918 Sound Shield 1.6hp Blender

Weston Sound Shield Pro Series 1.6hp Blender with 32oz + 20oz Blend-in Personal Jar, Variable Speed Dial for Puree, Ice Crush, Shakes and Smoothies, Black and Stainless Steel (58918)

The Weston 58918 Sound Shield 1.6hp Blender is a reasonably priced small blender ideal for apartments, condos, or dorms with limited space. Stainless steel and black plastic construction give it modern design look. It comes with 2 Tritan mixing jars–one 32 ounce and one 20 ounce. The smaller jar can be used for blending your drink; and a quick change of tops turns it into a ‘Go Cup’. The included tamper helps produce perfectly blended drinks.

This quiet efficient blender is a fairly stripped down model with on/off, pulse, and infinite speed all concentrated in one dial. The 1.6 HP has enough power to perform all of the same functions of bigger, more expensive machines and the sound shield keeps it quiet in the process.

This blender is covered by a 5 year limited warranty and a dedicated US based customer support team. The compact design allows it to be stored in a cabinet under your counter.

The Weston company was acquired by Hamilton Beach in 2015.

Note: The 58918 blender is also available with a 2.4 HP motor and a 64 ounce blending jar, 4 preset programs, and separate on/off and pulse buttons.

Note: This is the exact same model as the popular discontinued Jamba blender.

 

The Good

  • Quiet compact blender – reasonably priced
  • 1.6 HP motor
  • 2 mixing jars included – 32 oz. and 20 oz. Smaller jar with separate lid easily turns into a ‘Go Cup’
  • Single dial operation with infinite speed, pulse, and on/off
  • US based customer support
  • 5 year limited warranty

 

The Not so Good

  • Lacks versatility – no preset programs
  • Small volume blending jars

 

7) Philips HR3868/90 High Speed Power Blender

Philips High Speed Power Blender with ProBlend Extreme Technology -HR3868/90

The Philips HR3868/90 High Speed Power Blender has a powerful 1800 watt 2.4 HP motor that will spin the cutting blades at up to 35,000 RPM–getting your blending done quickly in the large 2 liter jar. The noise reducing dome makes this blender 2 times quieter than traditional blenders. It slips on and off the machine easily, and unlike some of the other sound shields, the front opening is completely rubber gasketed. No need to remove the dome to add ingredients or use the included tamper because it features an opening on top with its own lid.

It has 5 preprogrammed settings that handle everything from soup to nuts–and ice crushing, along with a variable speed manual dial and a pulse option providing finger tip control of your blending functions. A large digital screen completes the user friendly control panel. Philips claims this blender is powerful enough to crush an avocado seed. (Not sure why you would want to do that.)

The HR3868/90 has built in overload protection and auto stop after 4 minutes of continuous run time to protect your investment. It also has cord storage and non-slip feet for stability. Blender jar, lid, measuring cup, and tamper are all dishwasher safe.

Philips has been a trusted name for appliances for over 80 years.

 

The Good

  • Quiet powerful blender – 2 times quieter than traditional blenders
  • 1800 watt 2.4 HP motor – speeds up to 35,000 RPM
  • 5 preprogrammed settings c/w variable speed manual dial
  • Overload protection with auto stop after 4 minutes of run time
  • Dishwasher safe jar, cup, lid, and tamper
  • 1 year manufacturers warranty

 

The Not so Good

  • Warranty is shorter than some of its competitors

How We Chose the Best Quietest Blenders

As always on this site, ‘quiet’ is almost always the first criteria we look at when listing products. There are more powerful blenders available, but I wanted to keep the noise level under 70 decibels for all of the products. 70 decibels is about the noise made by the average dishwasher or your shower. Generally, that is acceptable to most people. At the same time, having a very quiet blender that does not perform the functions you require, is a waste of time and money. 

Note: There are many loud blenders that also will not do what you want. They just make more noise while failing at their jobs.

In addition to noise levels, here are some of the other factors we took into consideration.

  • Power. Although more powerful blenders (expressed in watts and/or horsepower) make more noise, they usually do a more thorough job of making smoothies, crushing ice, etc. I looked for machines that did not sacrifice performance for less noise.
  • Functions. A person should be able to have the blender do what is needed without having to guess the settings needed.
  • Ease of Operation. I am a simple person. Having to tape the instructions to the kitchen cabinets because I can’t remember how to run the thing is not an attractive option.
  • Reviews. Getting the opinions of people who have purchased the product is very informative. Some very good looking machines did not make the list. One-star reviews do not make me want to include them. Unless they are referring to packing or shipping, which I do not consider manufacturing issues.
  • Warranties. I always chase down the warranties while writing. I will almost never include anything on any list that does not have one–and I hesitate when it is only one year when the competition is providing longer and better warranties.
  • Price. I included different priced items in the list to provide options that could make sense for most people. 

 

Quiet Blenders – Best of the Best

Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Shield Blender, 1500W, 32oz BPA Free Jar, 4 Programs & Variable Speed Dial for Puree, Ice Crush, Shakes and Smoothies, Silver (58870)

Although it ended up being tough to choose from all of these very quiet, very good blenders; I finally decided on the Hamilton Beach 58870 Quiet Shield Blender. Although it is not the quietest–by 3 decibels, or the most powerful–by a few hundred watts, it is an excellent all round blender choice. It has sufficient power to crush ice and nuts quietly. The 58870 is easy to operate–with 4 preset programs including a self cleaning setting. It has virtually no ‘Not so Good’ issues. Here are the highlights of this quiet blender.

  • Quiet blender producing only 67 decibels of sound – a little quieter than a dishwasher
  • 1500 watt motor operating at 2.0 HP
  • 4 preset programs c/w pulse option and variable speed control dial
  • Quiet Shield Cover doubles as pitcher
  • Shatterproof blender jar
  • USA company
  • 5 year limited warranty

Realistically, you cannot go wrong with any of the quiet blenders on this list. You obviously know your needs, space limitations, and budget better than I do–so hopefully one of these will fit into your lifestyle.

 

Honorable Mention

Blendtec Stealth 885 Commercial Blender, WildSide+ Jar, Blendtec Stealth Sound Enclosure, Strongest Commercial-Grade Power, Self-Cleaning, 42 Pre-programmed Cycles, Black

The Blendtec Professional 800 Blender is also a great blender–very quiet, excellent warranty, huge blender jar, along with a few other user friendly features. I just could not quite convince myself that the extra cost was worth it–at least not for me–although it is a very popular machine. 

 

FAQs About Quiet Blenders

Is it really worth getting a quiet blender?

Yes. Especially if you have children, or a baby in the house, who sleep longer than you do. Or your spouse is sleeping in. Also, if you live in an apartment with less than optimal wall soundproofing; the blender noise will not disturb the neighbors.

 

Can I still get a Jamba Quiet Shield Blender?

Probably only at a garage sale under the Jamba name. But it looks like Weston bought them out because they are making the exact same blenders – just with a new name.

 

What do I need to know when looking for a quiet blender?

To some extent, a blender is only as quiet as the ingredients. Even the quietest blender is going to make quite a bit of noise grinding up a couple handfuls of ice. But if you get a powerful and quiet blender, the noise is fairly short lived because the job is done in seconds. Buy a blender with the lowest decibel rating possible–within your budget. That way you start quiet.

 

Can I make my old blender quieter?

Older blenders did not incorporate some of the anti vibration technology in use today. To cut down the noise, try setting the blender on a folded dish towel, a pot holder, even a computer mouse pad. And do not let it touch the wall. You can also cover it with a heavy towel if it is going to run for a while–or the noise will wake the house.

 

Do Quiet Shields on blenders really reduce noise?

Yes they do. Quiet Shields–to some extent–provide mass (fairly heavy thick plastic), decoupling, and isolation of the blending jar. Even the relatively light plastic shield makes a big difference to noise levels.

 


Terry Schutz

I have worked as a contractor, sales person, and business owner in the construction industry for over three decades--mostly in home renovations and also as a home builder. I have been married to the same wife for 46 years. We have 3 children and 4 granddaughters. I have also been writing semi-professionally for about 20 years--construction articles, personal stories, and politically incorrect social commentary.


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