Blenders now come in different sizes, prices, and uses, and I hope to be able to do a good blender comparison in each area, enabling you to choose the best blender for you.

Heavy Duty Smoothie Blenders
In this area there are quite a few to choose from, starting with the:

Oster 4093 Classic Beehive Blender with Chrome finish

  • 500 Watt motor, grinds, grates, chops, blends, and crushes ice
  • 2 speeds and low speed pulse
  • 40 oz tapered and ribbed glass pitcher
  • Great classic blender for smoothies and mixed drinks
Hamilton Beach 54615 Wavestation Express Dispensing Blender
  • Unique wave-action system creates great results by forcing the mixture to the bottom so you get a perfect smoothie
  • 48 oz Durablend jar, dishwasher safe
  • Patented Ice Sabre blades made of stainless steel
  • 4 speeds plus pulse
  • Powerful 500 watt motor
Blendtec Home TB-621-GHM
  • This is the choice by the Professionals
  • 1500 Watt Total Blender for counter-top
  • 3 HP direct-drive motor
  • Blending cycles programmed in, digital touchpad controls
  • Auto-shutoff
  • Stainless steel, 2 prong blades, spinning up to 29,000 RPM, guaranteed best ice-crusher
  • 32 oz square blending jar, square lid fits snugly, no leaking
  • Tons of recipes and a user guide included
  • You will be able to replace your grain mill, juicer, bread machine, milk-shake machine, smoothie maker, ice-cream maker, coffee grinder, and ice-crusher, with this machine, and that is not exaggerating anything.
  • You can also make soups, dressings, salsas, ans so much more, even make ice for now-cones.
Blender Comparison for Blenders that Crush Ice

BlendTech ( previously mentioned)

Cuisiart SB-5600 Supreme Super 600
  • Super 600 has a 60 oz container
  • 6 speed blender with brushed stainless steel housing
  • Push-button controls and LED indicators
  • Ice-Crushing function
  • Push-in cord for convenience
Portable Blenders
Hamilton Beach 5110B Single-Serve Blender with Travel Lid
  • Lets you blend up a single serving and take the jar and lid with you
  • Fits in most cup-holders
  • Perfect for smoothies to drink on the way to work
  • One touch blending
  • Easy to store
Coleman Rechargeable Portable Blender and L
  • You can take this on the road, camping, picnic, tailgate party, BBQ
  • Runs on a powerful high-RPM motor
  • Chops ice and blends ingredients beautifully
  • Easy to use, on/off push button
  • Pitcher locks into the base, making it safe and easy to transport
  • Can get 20 to 30 blended pitchers before recharging the battery
  • Includes 12V and 120V chargers that are stored in the base

This is a limited blender comparison, but I feel they are some of the best to choose from. Now you get to try and decide for yourself.