Introduction

If you really want to wake sleeping housemates early in the morning, blending a smoothie is a surefire way to do it. So many great blenders are extremely loud and warrant a warning before you press “go”. Fortunately, many top appliance brands have cottoned on to this issue and have made blenders especially for the sound sensitive. Some have protective shields to smother the sound, while others have quietness built into the motors themselves.

We have studied the blender world to find the best quiet blenders on the market for different budgets and different needs.

What is the quiet blender for under $100?

These options are under $100 but could totally stand up next to more expensive models. They’re powerful and efficient yet very quiet (in blender standards, that is).

KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender  

A great blender from a very reputable brand. The thing is, it’s not advertised or marketed a quiet blender, but the customer reviews reveal that in fact, it is. It’s not quite as quiet as blenders which have built-in shields or muffling technology, but it’s much quieter than other popular blenders. I think this is a great blender if you want something that’s not piercingly loud, but you don’t mind a bit of reasonable sound.

The blender itself is powerful, with five different speeds and a pulse function too. It has a tough pitcher and tougher blades for durability and fast blending ability, but without you needing ear muffs to use it.

Top features

  • Quieter than other popular brands and models
  • Strong pitcher for durability
  • Strong blades for crushing and pureeing almost any ingredient (within reason for a blender…you get the gist)
  • Great price

Click here to see the Kitchenaid 5 speed on Amazon

Hamilton Beach 53600 SoundShield Blender 

Here we have a model which has been designed especially for sensitive ears. It has a built-in sound shield which sits over the blender to keep the noise nice and contained. The motor itself is noise-controlling too, as it has muffled chambers to keep the noise to a minimum. The blender itself has a 950 watt motor for easily blitzing ice drinks, green smoothies and any other wet food you can think of. Pretty great for under $100 I’d say.

Top features:

  • Built-in sound shield
  • The motor itself has been designed for quietness with muffled chambers
  • 950 watt motor for blending hard and tough ingredients
  • Great for ice drinks
  • Dishwasher-safe parts
  • 3 speed options and a pulse button

Click here to see the Hamilton Beach on Amazon

What is the best quiet personal (single serve) blender?

Personal blenders are the smoothie-lover’s best friend. They don’t clog up the bench with bulk, they have portable cups and they’re just all-around efficient. These two models are far easier on the hearing than other personal blenders out there.

Hamilton Beach Personal Blender 51101BA

This isn’t exactly the highest-rated personal blender on the market but it is super affordable and enough customers are thrilled with it to warrant you giving it a chance. In terms of noise, this is tricky. A few people have found it to be loud, but many more people have found it to be surprisingly quiet. They have found it so quiet that they felt compelled to comment especially about the lack of noise.

For this reason, I think it deserves a spot here. It’s awesome for simple smoothies and shakes, and the blender vessel is also a portable cup for taking your shakes out and about.

Top features

  • Super affordable
  • Blender cup doubles as portable drinking cup
  • Quieter than other personal blenders
  • Small and compact (you could travel with it, for sure)
  • Great for smoothies and shakes

Click here to see the Hamilton Beach on Amazon

Tribest Personal Blender PB-250 

This little blender comes with a great set of accessories and is comparably quiet when setting it against other more powerful personal blenders. It’s not silent by any means, but it’s quiet enough to be tolerable for most people. It’s especially quiet if you are making softer smoothies and shakes without too much ice or frozen goods.

The motor and blades are powerful enough to blitz and chop dry ingredients like nuts and grains too. For the size, price (pretty good for what you get) and noise-level, it’s a great little blender.

Top features

  • Comes with small and large cups
  • Small and compact
  • Can handle smoothies, shakes and dry foods like nuts and grains
  • Pretty good price (generally below $75 or much less if on special)
  • Quiet compared to other personal blenders

Click here to see the Tribest on Amazon

What is the best quiet smoothie blender?

Now we have the blenders which perform the best when making smoothies of all kinds. Whether they’re loaded with frozen fruits or packed with gristly greens, these blenders are efficient and most importantly, quiet.

Jamba Appliances Quiet Shield Blender 

This blender doesn’t mess around with sound or functionality. It has an in-built shield for muffling sounds so the 1200 watt motor can get to work. Because of the powerful motor, strong blades and various speeds you can make almost anything with this machine, including velvety smoothies. You can also make shakes, sauces, purees, nut butters…anything you want. It’s slightly more of a strain on the wallet than other blenders, but because of the functionality and noise control, you do get your money’s worth.

Top features

  • In-built shield for muffling sound
  • 5-year warranty
  • Durable, shatterproof 32 oz jar
  • Strong stainless-steel blades
  • 1200 watt motor for easily blending hard and tough ingredients for the smoothest smoothies
  • Knob with different speed settings and a pulse setting
  • Great for making both wet and dry foods (i.e. both smoothies and nut, grain or seed-based concoctions like nut butters)

Click here to see the Jamba on Amazon

Blendtec Pro 800  

Pulling out the big guns with this one. Yes, the price is up there. Way up there. But it makes sense once you consider the specs and features. It has an 1800 watt motor, (which is colossal in blender world). But what we’re interested in here is noise control, and it delivers. It has a sound cover which works to muffle and cancel-out the sound of the whopping motor and the sound of your smoothies being smashed to smithereens.

The strong blades, 11 speed options and overall quality of construction makes this a worthy blender if you’re serious about investing in a long-term, daily-use blender with the bonus of quietness.

Top features

  • 1800 watt motor for making the smoothest smoothies as well as anything else you want to make
  • Strong, thick blades
  • BPA-free, impact resistant jug
  • 11 speeds
  • Pulse button
  • Sound shield (also known as “Stealth” technology)
  • Touch control buttons

Click here to see the Blendtec on Amazon

My Blender Is Too Loud How Can I Make It Quiet?

There’s not a lot you can do to change the mechanics of the blender. If it’s loud, it’s going to stay loud. However, you can buy a shield to place over the blender to contain the sound. A great brand to look toward is Whisper Blend. They make a range of shields designed for blenders of different shapes and sizes (they’ve catered the shields to popular brands like Vitamix and Blendtec).

You just pop the shield over the blender and the sound is contained and muffled so you don’t go mad every time you make a smoothie. If you don’t want to buy a whole new product for your blender, you can go old-school and use a folded hand towel or thick tea towel. Just place it under the blender and it will absorb some of the sound.

Conclusion

There we have it. A range of blenders which won’t wake the neighbours or put you off making smoothies for good. Some are more quiet than others, with built-in muffling technology and shields. While others just happen to be blessed with a less obnoxious operating sound than others of their kind.

First, figure out what you need your blender to do. Do you need a simple blender for shakes and soft smoothies? Or do you need something with major force which can blend anything, no matter how tough. Decide on your budget then narrow down the options to find the best one for you.

Hopefully this list has cleared the fog from the path toward your next quiet blender.