July 10, 2014 at 1:41 PM ET
If your heart is stuck in your throat over the NutriBullet Pro 900 getting rated a "Don't Buy: Safety Hazard" by Consumer Reports, fret not. There are other recommended blenders out there to try to get your smoothie and puree fix that haven't been dinged for broken and cracked blades.
$90. 900-watt motor. Consumer Reports said it "made a very good icy drink" and "a superb puree." It also passed their durability test.
Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender
$20. 175-watt motor. WIRED praised this model for its compact size but noted its drinks came out slightly thicker.
$460. 790 watts. Coming with both a 20 and 40 oz. container, the Vitamix is a sort of "two for one deal," said Dan Di Clerico, Consumer Reports Senior Home Editor. However, he noted the Nutri Ninja made a better smoothie. It also does it at about a fifth of the price.
Blendtec Designer Series WildSide
$449.95. 1,560 watts. For when you're willing to bump up to a larger size category, and you need to be able to blend an iPhone 5 into dust: