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8 of the best blenders in the UK: Smoothies, soups, and more

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In today's cooking as an adult lesson: Blenders can be used for more than just frozen margaritas.

Hot soup without a hob, coffee without a coffee maker, and whipped cream without a hand mixer are just a few of the tasks these multitasking appliances can tackle. Just like how the Instant Pot can replace a pan or slow cooker, blenders can expand your meal possibilities tenfold, without the clutter of multiple machines.

SEE ALSO: The 8 best air fryers in the UK: Fried food without all the guilt

This isn't the only reason to invest in a blender. These devices can also help you to establish healthy habits. Blenders simplify meeting your nutrient goal by squeezing everything into a 30-second meal replacement. With thousands of recipes online, you're bound to find a balanced combo of greens and fruits that — surprise — you actually look forward to drinking. Read more...

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BEST FOR PERFORMANCE

Vitamix Explorian

This classic Vitamix annihilates fruits and nuts and has presets to make just about anything.

£349 from Amazon
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BEST FOR DOUGH

Ninja BL682UK2

Expand to pizza or cookie dough with this food processor — just ignore the noise.

£199.99 from Amazon
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BEST FOR SMOOTHIES

NutriBullet Balance

Track fitness goals and nutrition facts with the Bluetooth smart scale and Balance app.

£149.99 from Amazon
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BEST FOR SMART FEATURES

Vitamix Ascent

Convenience and touchscreen are life-changing.

£675 from Amazon
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BEST FOR HAND BLENDING

Breville VHB067

Use the blender attachment to make soups, baby food, and smoothies.

£29.99 from Amazon
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BEST FOR TRAVELLING

PopBabies Portable

USB charging makes this great for going off the grid or for work.

£13.99 from Amazon
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BEST FOR THE CAR

Homgeek GS-627

With two slim sports bottles, this compact blender is a solid choice.

£25.99 from Amazon
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BEST FOR VALUE

Magic Bullet

A cheap and reliable blender that isn't too feature-heavy.

£39.99 from Amazon