Are you thinking of adding a blender to your kitchen appliances? One of the factors to consider is whether to choose a glass jar or a plastic jar. Here is an informational guide on best blenders with glass jars that I reviewed.

Great family bonding moments take place in the kitchen! And what better way than to whip up a nutritious and healthy smoothie, chunky soup, icy-drink or pancake batter while enjoying the company?

The choice of blenders available can become confusing and frustrating. There are so many options when it comes to power, size, speeds, settings, jar types, and more.

In this post, I will simplify the options and review some of the best blenders with a glass jar, to help you make an informed choice.

Glass vs. Plastic Blending Jars

For my family, I always think of health first! When deciding to buy a blender, deciding on glass or a plastic container is the first issue. It does come down to your individual choice, but I prefer glass.

For me, real glass always gives a cleaner vibe. It does not scratch and creates crevices where germs and other nasties can lurk.

Glass does not discolor and looks good for years with a vintage-style sparkly clarity. I enjoy the heavy feel-good weight in hand.

On the con side, glass is more prone to breaking, so it is advisable to look for tempered glass or Boroglass, which is shatterproof and stronger.

If you struggle with hand pain or weak hands, a massive glass container will probably not suit you, but buying a blender with a smaller glass jar could solve the problem.

When Do you Need Blenders With Glass Jar?

If you are seriously concerned about health issues, a blender with a glass jar will put your mind at ease.

Glass is BPA-free and will never leach harmful chemicals into your food. Some plastics are advertised as BPA-free, so you can check that out to make sure before buying.

If you enjoy a good old-fashioned feel in your kitchen, glass wins hands-over plastic. It is classic, clean, and sparkly and stands the test of time.

I have two small toddlers, and I choose glass. I know it is stain resistant, does not retain odors, will not discolor, washes perfectly and will not scratch.

I don’t enjoy the thought of unhealthy germs lurking in the crevices of old plastic containers.

What Factors to Consider When Choosing a Blender with Glass Jar?

  • How much do you want to spend? Well priced blenders range from $40 to more expensive models at $100. Buying the most expensive does not always offer value for money. A cheap model may not last and end up costing more if you have to buy more than one!
  • What size do you need? A blender with a larger capacity makes life easier if you have a large family or are entertaining. For a single person, a blender with a smaller container and a drip-proof lid offer a great on-the-go option to have healthy drinks at your fingertips.
  • Extra cups are a perk, allowing you to change from a large to a smaller cup. You can also blend up a smoothie for two people to take to work or on-the-go.
  • When considering a glass jar, keep in mind that glass can break. It is also heavier than plastic. Glass, however, always looks clean and fresh and will not scratch, wear, or discolor over time.

Best Blenders with a Glass Jar

Oster Blender Pro 1200 with Glass Jar

The first blender I reviewed was the Oster Pro with a 1200 watt motor. It is super sturdy and also offers 900 watts of ice-crushing power, perfect for smoothies and health drinks.

This Oster machine has seven speeds and pre-programmed settings to help you with the most common blender requirements. It also has a handy pulse function, giving you extra control as you blend.

The blades are strong and pulled in the ingredients very efficiently to cut, chop, mix, crush, and blend.

It features Dual Direction Blade Technology, and you can see the ingredients flowing downwards at rapid speed as it blends in both forward and reverses the motion.

The Oster Pro has a 6-cup Boroglass glass jar that is dishwasher safe and withstands thermal shock.

It also comes with an additional 24oz smoothie cup, ideal for a quick blend-and-go drink.

The blender comes with a 10-Year DURALAST All Metal Drive Limited Warranty. The size is 14.25 x 7.25 x 8 inches, and it weighs 7 pounds.

Why we like it – This machine works well and produces an excellent blend. It has an extra on-the-go jar which is a real perk.

Key Features

  • 1200 watt motor
  • 900-watt ice-crushing power
  • Glass jar holds 6 cups
  • Four powerful Stainless Steel blades
  • Seven speeds and three pre-programmed settings

Pros

  • Well priced at around $60
  • An all-purpose blender that will do everything you need
  • 48oz glass jar that is large enough for a family
  • Comes with an additional 24oz on-the-go smoothie cup

Cons

  • No special soundproofing, so it is a bit noisy

Verdict – This is a slightly more expensive machine with super powerful blades. It has all the functions I need and looks good on my kitchen island. Great for a family and also ideal for one person to mix up a quick smoothie.

Aicook Smoothie Blender 700W

This is an excellent blender at a reasonable price. For around $40 it offers all you need to blend, mix, crush and chop.

It features five speeds, including Low, Medium, and High settings. For those people who don’t enjoy LED displays, you can program the blender easily with one-touch button settings – a great perk!

The blender has four durable Stainless Steel blades that rotate at high speed, driven by a 700-watt motor.

The jar is made of glass, which is BPA-free and holds a large 48oz. It’s perfect for a family or when entertaining. The container is also scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and dishwasher safe.

I found that this blender allows you to detach the blades, a great feature that I always look for. Put them into the dishwasher for perfect cleaning.

The blender will only operate when the jar is correctly locked in, offering peace of mind knowing that the kids are safe when using it.

It comes with a 2-Year warranty that covers parts and performance. Size is 10.9 x 8.4 x 13.5 inches, and it weighs 8.3 pounds.

Why we like it – This blender did everything I needed. The large glass jar made it easy to serve up the family and friends with one blend. I could easily take out the blades for cleaning.

Key Features

  • 700-watt motor
  • Glass jar holds 48oz
  • Four powerful Stainless Steel blades
  • Five speeds

Pros

  • Well priced at around $40
  • An all-purpose blender that will do everything you need
  • 48oz glass jar that is large enough for a family
  • Blades detach for easy cleaning

Cons

  • No special soundproofing, so it is a bit noisy
  • Only comes with the one large jar

Verdict – This is a good buy and a versatile machine that does all you need. The large glass jar and removable blades are a win. I would undoubtedly have this blender on my kitchen island.

Hamilton Beach Power Elite 58149

This neat blender is also well-priced at around $40. It has a 700-watt peak power motor. The blades work with a Wave Action System that pulls the ingredients down, giving a very smooth consistency.

I was happy to see that the jar is glass and holds a large 40oz. The jar has a hinged cap and a no-mess spout, great for the kids to use and not spill on the kitchen counter. The blender comes with a separate 3-cup chopping bowl.

This blender offers four blending buttons that are easy to understand. It has 12 blending functions which I used to make milkshakes, crush ice and make some healthy chunky soups.

The Hamilton Beach Power Elite 58149 carries a 3-Year Limited warranty. If you have any questions about operating the machine, they offer a Toll-Free call center, located in the US.

The blender has a size of 8.7 x 8.5 x 14.7 inches and a weight of 7 pounds. I was able to keep it standing out on my kitchen countertop.

Why we like it – The blender worked well and has a glass cup. It is simple to operate with push-buttons, and the no-mess-spout made pouring easy.

Key Features

  • 700-watt motor
  • Glass jar holds 40oz
  • Wave Action System to pull ingredients down into the blades
  • Four blending buttons and 12 blending functions

Pros

  • Well priced at around $40
  • An all-purpose blender that will do everything you need
  • 40oz glass jar that is large enough for a family

Cons

  • No special noise-dampening technology
  • You need to change the attachment to chop

Verdict – I would prefer a blender that includes the chopping function all-in-one. It is a bit of a bind to change the attachment specifically for chopping. The machine did what it had to but was noisier than others I reviewed.

Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender

This blender has a powerful 1000 watt motor that makes light work of crushing ice, blending, chopping, grinding and making smoothies. It also looks super stylish in a Stainless Steel and black finish.

There is a robust 6-point blade that works with Dual Direction Blade Technology. This system allows the blades to reverse to loosen any jam-ups or stuck ingredients automatically. A convenient feature!

The machine is easy to operate and comes with one-touch controls and pre-programmed settings for your everyday requirements.

It has seven speeds ranging from low to high, as well as a pulse option. The machine was reasonably noisy when running, much like the others, I reviewed.

The jar is a sizeable 6-cup size and is made of Boroglass, which is BPA-free, shatterproof, and dishwasher safe.

I enjoyed the convenience of the 2oz filler cap which has handy built-in markings to measure and pour ingredients.

It is offered with a 10-Year DURALAST All-Metal Drive Limited Warranty. The size of the blender is 10.2 x 8.5 x 13.8 inches, and it weighs 9.15 pounds. The price is around $70.

Why we like it – I enjoyed the handy 2oz filler cap which has markings to measure while I blend. No need to look for measuring spoons!

Key Features

  • 1000 watt motor / 600 blending watts
  • Boroglass jar holds 48oz
  • 6-point design Stainless Steel Steel blades
  • Wave Action System to pull ingredients down into the blades
  • Four blending buttons and 12 blending functions

Pros

  • Dual Direction Blade Technology puts the blades into reverse
  • 48oz glass jar that is large enough for a family
  • 2oz filler cap with measurements

Cons

  • Sightly higher price at around $70
  • No special noise-dampening technology

Verdict – If you are happy to spend a little more, this is a very stylish blender that will do all you need. The pre-programmed settings make it easy to use for your everyday requirements. The 2oz filler cap with measurement markings is a perk.

Aicook Smoothie Blender 1200W

Although this machine does not have a glass jar, I decided to review it as it looked competent. It has a powerful 1200 watt motor that pulverized veggies in seconds.

It comes with 2 Tritan cups sized at 35oz and 28oz. Tritan is a shatterproof BPA-free plastic and dishwasher proof.

It is also lighter than glass, ideal for people who don’t want a heavy jar.

The machine works with an LED display that offers intelligent programs for crushing, pulsing, and blending. It has six blades that operate at high-speed and can break the ice easily. The machine comes with a 2-Year warranty. The size is 12.5 x 15.8 x 8.2 inches.

Some people complained that the machine leaked mixture out under the silicone gasket, making it hard to clean and unhealthy.

Although I didn’t experience this, I would not be happy to have to struggle with an issue of this type. I did find that the motor was very noisy.

Why we like it – The powerful motor was able to deal easily with frozen ingredients. The two different cup sizes are versatile and handy.

Key Features

  • 1200 watt motor
  • 2 Tritan jars, 28oz and 35oz
  • Six strong blades
  • LED display with Intelligent Programs

Pros

  • LED Smart Controls with one-touch programs
  • 2 Tritan jars of different sizes

Cons

  • Sightly higher price at around $75
  • One of the more noisy blenders

Verdict – For those people who prefer touch buttons, the LED display may not suit them. I would have preferred a glass jar as this is what I was looking for. At this higher price, I would instead go for the Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender.

Hamilton Beach 54221 Wave Crusher

When I read that the manufacturer tested this blender for up to 8000 frozen drinks, I had to add it to my list for a review!

At a low price of $30, it certainly is a whiz of a machine. The motor is a powerful 700 watt which is excellent for crushing ice.

This blender is very simple to operate with touch buttons offering 14 different functions.

The jar is made of glass and holds 40oz, ideal for a family. The jar has a drip-free spout for easy pouring with minimum spills and mess.

Powerful Ice Sabre blades operate with a patented Wave Action System, which pulls the ingredients down into the blades for a smooth mixture.

The jar, lid, and blades are all dishwasher safe. The blender looked very stylish on my kitchen counter-top. It has a size of 11 x 9 x 13.8 inches and weighs 7.5 pounds.

Why we like it – For a powerful 700-watt machine with a 40oz glass jar, the price is excellent.

Key Features

  • 700-watt motor
  • Glass jar holds 40oz
  • Ice Sabre Blades with Wave Action System

Pros

  • Low price at around $30
  • Button press offers 14 functions

Cons

  • Somewhat noisy with no special noise-dampening features
  • Warranty is only 1-Year

Verdict – For those people who prefer touch buttons, this is easy to operate the blender. It comes at a low price – very attractive! I hope it does last to mix the 8000 frozen drinks that the manufacturer claims it will do.

Russell Hobbs BL3100RDR

The Russell Hobbs brand is always at the top end of the scale, and this blender does come in at a slightly higher price of around $100.

The cool retro-style caught my eye in a fun, bold red color. It features a powerful 700-watt motor and 4 Stainless Steel blades. For a fun vintage look, the front of the machine sports a gauge that indicates the speed as it operates.

The top numbers indicate RPM when the jar is half full, and the bottom numbers show RPM when the jar is full.

The container is a heavy-duty glass jar that holds a large 48oz, ideal for a family or for entertaining.

The blades unscrew for easy cleaning, and both the jar, lid, and blades are dishwasher safe.

The blender offers 3-speeds, a reverse spin, and also has a pulse function for stop-start manual operating.

Size is 4.8 x 3.9 x 5.6 inches and weight is slightly heavier than the others at 9.48 pounds.

Why we like it – The heavy glass jar gives the machine a stable feel. It also makes the blending process much quieter than the others I reviewed.

Key Features

  • 700-watt motor
  • Heavy-duty Glass jar holds 48oz
  • Retro Style

Pros

  • Easy to operate with three speeds, reverse function and pulse function
  • Heavy-duty glass jar

Cons

  • Higher price at around $100

Verdict – If you want your blender to be a feature in your entertainment area, the vintage-retro style certainly will attract attention when friends come over. The blender is slightly costly but offers a high-performance, no-frills option that works well.

Tribest DB-950 Dynablend Clean Blender

This was the most expensive blender I reviewed at a high $180. It features a tempered glass heavy-duty container that holds a large 60oz.

Tempered glass has been put through a unique chemical process, making it stronger than regular glass. The jar is dishwasher-safe and shatterproof.

The machine has a powerful 820-watt motor and offers a sleek and modern design with an eye-catching red dial in the front.

I found that this blender works well with strong Stainless Steel blades. It has convenient pre-set blending modes and a variable speed dial.

For those people who don’t enjoy LED displays, the manual dial makes the blender easy to use.

An extra perk in the form of a multi-purpose stainless-steel scoop was a winner. The scoop fits into the jar, but there is no chance of it touching the blades.

I used the scoop to measure ingredients. I also used it as a damper to push the mixture down while blending.

It was super useful to scoop food out from around the blades. The machine was noisy and tended to shake around a bit on the counter-top.

The Tribest DB-950 Dynablend Clean Blender comes with an extended 10-Year warranty. Size is 6 x 6 x 16 inches, and it weighs 8.4 pounds.

Why we like it – This is a durable and robust machine. It has a versatile scoop that I have not found on any other model.

Key Features

  • 820-watt motor
  • Heavy-duty tempered glass jar holds 60oz
  • Pre-set bending modes and manual variable speed dial

Pros

  • Easy to operate with pre-set bending modes and manual variable speed dial
  • Large, heavy-duty tempered glass jar
  • Handy multi-purpose Stainless Steel scoop

Cons

  • High price at around $180

Verdict – At this high price, I feel that one could get the same value out of a cheaper machine. Nice to have but not a must-have.

What are the Key Features to Consider When Buying a Blender with a Glass Jar?

Read on for the key features I considered when looking for the best blender with a glass jar.

  • Size and weight. When considering buying a new appliance for my kitchen, where to put it is always a challenge. If I cannot keep it out on a shelf, it has to be lightweight.I want to be able to easily pick it up and move it onto a shelf or store it in my pantry without feeling as though I have just done a work-out at the gym.
  • Motor Power. Motor power is measured in watts and determines the strength of your blender. Cheaper, smaller blenders can range from 200 watts upwards.Larger machines range from 700 to 1200 watts. Less powerful blenders may struggle with heavy-duty functions like crushing ice and frozen ingredients.
  • Jar Material. The choice of jar material comes in the form of glass or plastic. Like everything in life, there are choices. glass can be regular breakable glass.You also find tempered glass or Boroglass, which are both extra durable and shatterproof. glass is BPA-free, offering a clean and healthy choice. Plastic may not be BPA-free; you need to check the manufacturer’s specs to make sure.
  • Jar Capacity. The size of the container will depend on the size of your family or the number of people you are entertaining. For a single person, a small pitcher size of 14oz is ideal.When blending up delights for a family, you will need a larger container with a capacity of around 40-60oz. Some blenders come with additional cups in other sizes which is a perk.
  • Control Panel Settings. You need to decide whether you want a manual turn-dial knob, push-button setting, or whether you are tech-savvy enough to operate an LED display.Many blenders come with pre-set programs which makes life easy. Choose the one you want, and the machine does it perfectly, without you having to figure it out.
  • Various speeds. Having variable speeds is very handy. You can start slow and then increase the speed as the contents become emulsified. Some blenders come with a set number of speeds.Others have a dial that allows you to turn it up or down as you wish. For me, the pulse feature is a must-have.It will enable you to control the machine by pressing and releasing a button. Great for crushing or grinding.
  • Blade Design and Material. The best blades for blenders are made of Stainless Steel. It is a durable material that is strong and long-lasting.Stainless Steel is easy to clean and will not absorb odors nor encourage the growth of bacteria.
  • Versatility. Some machines claim to do everything! You need to decide on the features you want. A good all-round blender will blend, chop, crush, purée, liquefy, grind and mix. For me, it has to be easy to use.I don’t want dozens of features that I will never use because it is too complicated.
  • What will you be blending? Very often, less is more. Decide what you want to do with the blender. If you have a baby and want to make smooth baby food, having a blender that makes cocktails is probably an overkill.If you’re going to make icy drinks and crush frozen fruits, you will need a more powerful machine. For a single person on-the-go, a smaller blender that can whip up a smoothie is great.
  • Ease of cleaning and dishwasher safety. Keeping your blender clean is vital. Food particles get stuck between the blades and need washing out. Blenders that are easy to clean have removable blades (that don’t cut your fingers!).Always check that the container, lid, and blades are dishwasher safe as this ensures more thorough cleaning.
  • Power cord. The length of the power cord is a consideration. You want one that is long enough to reach your power plug without having to use unsightly extensions.Some blenders have a special housing at the base where the power cord retracts back in after use. This is a convenient and neat feature to look for.
  • Cost. Decide on your budget before buying and stay within that range. Very cheap is probably not the right choice. Keep in mind that many expensive machines do not always live up to expectations.You may get the same features in a middle-of-the-range priced model. The blenders I look at in this post range from around $30 to $180.
  • Warranty. I always look for a product that comes with a warranty. This puts my mind at ease, knowing that I will get support if something goes wrong.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is a glass blender better than plastic?

A. This is a matter of taste, and both have pros and cons. Glass is heavier than plastic and more prone to breaking.

Glass is healthier as it does not retain odors, does not discolor and won’t scratch. Glass offers a great feel-good vibe that fits into both traditional and modern décor themed kitchens.

If you are a seriously health-conscious, the glass will put your mind at ease as it is BPA-free and does not encourage the growth of bacteria.

Q. Does Vitamix have a glass jar?

A. Vitamix does not offer a blender with a glass jar. As a company policy, they have opted for BPA-free plastic containers made of Eastman Tritan Copolyester.

Q. Does Blendtec have a glass jar?

A. Blendtec does not make blenders with glass jars. Blendtec states that their machines are extra powerful and safety is a top priority. They claim that glass can shatter when dropped and may also shatter during high-speed blending.

Q. Is the Ninja blender glass or plastic?

A. Ninja Blender cups are not glass. They are made of Eastman Tritan, a strong, durable and shatterproof plastic material that is also BPA-free.

Q. How do you clean a glass blender?

A. If your blender jar is dishwasher safe, remove it carefully and place it onto the top rack. You can easily wash glass containers by using hot water.

To keep the glass looking sparkly and new, the old-fashioned tip of using lemon juice, white vinegar, and baking soda does the job. Run the blender for 30 seconds, remove the jar, rinse with hot water, and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Conclusion: Which Blender with a Glass Jar Is Right for You?

A blender is a fun and versatile machine to have in your kitchen. For a great value buy, I would recommend the Aicook Smoothie Blender 700W or the Hamilton Beach 54221 Wave Crusher.

Both have classic glass containers, are easy to use, versatile, and won’t break the bank. I hope this blog helps you make an informed choice when looking for the best blender with a glass jar. Try out some exciting exotic recipes and add variety to your breakfasts, work lunches, and dinners.