5 Best Quiet Blenders : How to Choose The Right One?

For those in a hurry, we designated the Weston Sound Shield Pro as the best value for money quiet blender (see review below).

Blender has become a very popular tool in our kitchens. Early in the morning, while preparing our daily smoothie, the least we want is to wake up the rest of the house.

I won’t linger on all the situations where blender and heavy noise rhyme together.

Looking for the perfect quiet smoothie blender requires to understand what makes it quiet. That’s how I built this guide. Let’s jump into it.

Best Overall
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Blendtec Pro 800
  • Power 1800W
  • Jar Capacity 90 oz.
Quietness
4.5/5
Price
3/5
Quietest Choice
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Vitamix Quiet-One
  • Power 2200W
  • Jar Capacity 48 oz.
Quietness
5/5
Price
2.5/5
Best Budget
Quiet blender weston sound shield pro
Weston Sound Shield Pro
  • Power 1200W
  • Jar Capacity 32 oz.
Quietness
3.5/5
Price
4.7/5

What Makes a Blender Quiet?

To look into what makes a blender quiet, we have to look into the features embarked. The construction of the blender includes design features to reduce sound.

  • Dampener under the blender. The foot or the base of the blender are equipped with dampening materials such as rubber pads. This added material dampens vibration and sound caused by the motor operation.
  • Sound shield or enclosure. A cover made of plastic encapsulates the blender, blocking and absorbing some sound waves. Some shields cover only the jar. While others cover the whole machine (including the motor), making it more efficient.

A blender without a dampener on its base and a sound shield have almost no chance to be quiet. But as a consumer, the best way to assess the noise performance is by looking at noise ratings (in dB).

How Quiet is a Quiet Blender?

I might disappoint you but this is important we are on the same page. Quiet blenders are not quiet. Even with the above features, they remain loud.

What’s the difference between a traditional blender and a quiet blender? Quiet blenders try to offer bearable sound to the human ear.

For reference, human conversations have a noise level of 60 dB, while a noisy restaurant’s level is around 90 dB. A Traditional blender’s noise rating gravitates around 90 dB.

This is where the sound shield enters the stage. Its role is to reduce down the original 90 dB rating towards 60 dB. Bear in mind, a reduction of 10 dB corresponds to a sound perceived twice less loud.

So manufacturers’ aim is to bring noise level closer to that of a conversation (rather than that of a restaurant).

Talking about restaurants, or café, those are the kind of places where the use of quiet commercial blenders comes handy. Their use allows to improve sound comfort to customers, by reducing noise pollution. That’s why blenders with sound enclosure were developed for the first place. However, some more accessible household models appeared on the market.

Professional Blender is it Worth it?

A professional blender is designed to withstand more cycles of use. In a café, a commercial blender can perform 200 cycles per day. On the other hand, a home use covers around 1-5 cycles a day. More cycles increases how fast the mechanical components will deteriorate over time. This deterioration pace directly translates onto the length of warranty of the blender.

  • Pick a commercial blender and you can expect your warranty to last from 1-3 years.
  • Pick a home use blender and you can expect a 5-10 years warranty.

Commercial blenders offer timers and programmable controls to optimize labor time for repetitive tasks. While, home blenders focus on the essentials in terms of customization.

A commercial blender is more reliable, powerful, durable, and versatile. Thus, they are more expensive.

Is your usage limited to residential use? Then, you can skip the commercial models and focus on the key features available on quiet personal blender.

Top 5 Best Quiet Blenders

I reviewed the following blenders based on noise levels. Between all the advertisements, and the product description, it is not easy to identify what is true and what is not. The blenders are ranked per noise level emitted, from the most to the least quiet blender.

Quiet Commercial Blender

Vitamix Quiet One (ref.36019)

  • Motor Power: 2200 W
  • Jar (BPA free) Capacity: 48 oz. (1420 mL)
  • Speed settings: 93
  • Pre-registered programs: 34
  • Warranty: 3 years (see conditions here)
  • Noise level: ~64dB

The Vitamix Quiet One Blender is a commercial blender, thus the 3 years warranty. Nonetheless, its users acquired this model for both commercial and house use. This blender has no concessions.

  • It’s powerful and versatile. With the Quiet One blender, you won’t struggle with hard elements like nuts or ice cubes. It’s also effective to blend fibrous ingredients such as spinach or kale. Soups, sauces, cocktails, frappes, and smoothies become a piece of cake.
  • The interface is user-friendly. The pre-registered programs and the speed settings (93 settings available) are welcome. It’s as easy to play with the variable speed as using a pre-registered program. 
  • It’s a silent blender. The blender comes with a thick plastic sound enclosure. It’s the quietest blender I reviewed, nothing less. Users reported how satisfied they are with the noise level. Noise level reaches 64 dB with max speed triggered. This level allows users to keep a conversation going without feeling overwhelmed.

The Vitamix Quiet-One has almost no flaws, except its price tag and the warranty. The 3 years warranty only applies to the motor, whereas the stainless steel blades, the jar, and the rest of the assembly only have 1 year warranty.  I would advise to consult the warranty on Vitamix website if you’re interested in this model.

Put aside price and warranty, you get one of the best quiet blender on the market, as simple as that.


PROs
  • Very quiet in use
  • Powerful and versatile
  • Good finition
  • Easy to clean
  • Good interface ergonomy
CONs
  • High-end price
  • Short warranty (3 years)
    No home use warranty available
  • Heavy – 23.64 lbs (10.7kg)
  • No tamper included

Blendtec Professional 800 with WildSide 

  • Motor Power: 1800 W
  • Jar (BPA free) Capacity: Total 90 oz. (2660 mL)
  • Speed settings: 11
  • Pre-registered programs: 6
  • Warranty: 10 years (applicable to home use only)
  • Noise level: ~67 dB

The Blendtec Pro 800 inherited features from its cousin model the Stealth 875. The latter made its name in commercial use by integrating noise dampening features like their patented sound shield. Blendtec targeted a broader audience than only restoration. Thus, they transferred these same features on a home use dedicated model. That’s how the Pro 800 model was born.

The Pro 800 integrates a powerful motor of 1800W. You can expect to prepare any recipes including hard elements like nuts or ice cubes.

Compared to the Stealth 875, the display buttons got simplified for better user experience. It comes with 11 speed settings and 6 pre-registered programs : batter, ice crush, smoothie, ice cream, whole juice, and hot soup. With that, you should be all set for any recipe.

The Blendtec Pro 800 blender has been marketed as the “World’s quietest blender”. 

Is it true?

According to reviews and noise level measurement, the answer would be no.

But it’s definitely a performant quiet blender. With the sound shield on, the noise level reaches 67 dB. While, traditional powerful blenders are around 85 to 90 dB.

One downside is that it doesn’t come with a tamper. For some recipes like ice cream, some users reported it could be an issue.

A few users reported some reliability issues on the touchpad and the motor. Issues that were most of the time solved by the warranty.

The warranty only applies to home use applications. Therefore, I would suggest another model for commercial use.


PROs
  • Quiet in use
  • Powerful and versatile
  • Good finition
  • Good interface ergonomy
CONs
  • High-end price
  • A few reliability issues on the touchscreen
  • No tamper included

Quiet Home Use Blender

Weston Sound Shield Pro (58918)

The Weston 58919 blender is the same blender as the popular Jamba Quiet Shield blender.

  • Motor Power: 1200 W
  • Jar (BPA free) Capacity: 32 oz. (950 mL) & 20 oz. (600 mL)
  • Speed settings: Infinite
  • Pre-registered programs: None
  • Warranty: 5 years (home use)
  • Noise level: ~80 dB

The Weston sound shield Pro is equipped with a 1200 W power motor. The speed setting is controlled via a continuous speed setting knob, very much like a volume knob. Speed adjustments thus become very handy.

Crushing ice, or big chunks of fruit are easy tasks for this powerful motor. It comes with a tamper, the default jar (32 oz.) and a smaller jar (20 oz.) to take your drinks on the go.

The sound enclosure is effective in reducing the noise down to 80 dB. It’s still a high noise rating. BUT, the sound enclosure has the merit to bring noise level from a harmful level (above 89 dB) to a nuisance (under 87dB).

You can assess the effectiveness of the sound shield in this short clip.

The BPA free plastic jars, tamper and sound enclosure are dishwasher safe. Note that the stainless steel blades in the big jar (32 oz.) are not convenient to hand wash. Indeed the blades require tools to be disassembled. 

Also note that there is no handle on the bigger jar (32 oz.), making the handling sometimes difficult. Some reviewers also regretted it to be smaller than other blender models. However the smaller jar (20 oz.) was well welcomed. Its handling is easy and convenient to carry around as the day kicks off.

Overall, I really like this model. It performs well, is compact and versatile. The noise reduction provides the minimum we should expect from a quiet blender. It also comes with a 5 year warranty. At this price range (around 5 times cheaper than a commercial blender), I wouldn’t have expected that much.


PROs
  • Powerful & versatile for the price
  • Tamper, and personal jar included
  • Compact size
  • Price – best value for money for a quiet blender
  • Warranty service
CONs
  • The 32 oz. jar could be bigger
  • Lack of handle on the jar
  • Noise reduction is passable but not as good as quiet commercial blenders

Hamilton Beach Pro Quiet Shield Blender (58870)

  • Motor Power: 1500 W
  • Jar (BPA Free) Capacity: 32 oz. (950 mL)
  • Speed settings: Infinite
  • Pre-registered programs: 4
  • Warranty: 5 years (home use)
  • Noise level: ~82 dB

The Hamilton Beach Professional 1500W Blender offers a similar blending experience to the previous review, the Weston Sound Shield Pro.

Let’s review the minor differences it offers.

The Hamilton Beach is noisier than the Weston Sound Shield Pro. You can consider it being 1-2 dB louder. With the cover on, it will  stay in the range of 81-82 dB. This definitely remains an improvement compared to traditional blenders (around 90 dB).

Overall, the Hamilton Beach Quiet Shield blender shares the same price range as the Weston Sound Shield Pro. If your priority goes to quietness, I would personally prefer the Weston model.


PROs
  • Powerful & versatile for the price
  • Tamper included
  • Compact size
  • 4 programs settings : Smoothie, Ice Crush, Puree, and Clean
CONs
  • Small jar size & absence of handle
  • No personal jar
  • Noise reduction passable but not as good as high-end quiet blenders

Cranddi Quiet Shield (K-90B)

  • Motor Power: 2200 W
  • Jar (BPA free) Capacity: 80 oz. (2200 mL)
    20 oz. travel bottle
  • Speed settings: 15
  • Pre-registered programs: None
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Noise level: ~80 dB

The Cranddi K-90B is equipped with a powerful 2200 W motor and all the features required for a home blender. Although it is advertised as a professional blender, it is definitely not. It lacks all the preset programs for a commercial purpose. 

The noise reduction achieved with the sound enclosure is among the average for this price range. The noise rating at max speed is around 80 dB making it a good challenger against the other Weston Sound Shield Pro and Hamilton Beach Pro Quiet Shield. Users were satisfied with the quietness of this model. One even reported he could use it without waking up the rest of the house (of course noise depends on the hardness of what he blends).

Although a bit more expensive than its direct competitor, it shows off some very useful features.

The jar has been designed with care. As it comes with a handle and is graduated from bottom up to the 2, 2 L. Unlike most of other models which possess the graduated marks until halfway of the jar.

Moreover, no need to remove the sound shield to use the tamper.

And finally it comes with a travel bottle to take out your freshly prepared drink. This small detail makes the Cranddi K-90B a nice quiet blender for smoothies on the go.

If you need a more powerful alternative than the 2 previous models, I would recommend this model. For this price range, it’s hard to find a powerful, ergonomic and quiet model. However the warranty is the main shadow of the picture as it’s only 1-year long.


PROs
  • Good value for money regarding the specification sheets
  • High jar volume
  • Graduations on the jar
  • Jar equipped with a handle
  • Tamper can be used with sound shield on
CONs
  • Bulky
  • Noise reduction is in the average of the quiet blenders of its category
  • 1 year warranty…

Simple Methods to Reduce Noise

Here are a few methods to mitigate the noise with OR without a quiet blender :

Put dampener under the blender
To absorb even more vibration you could position a towel or a silicon mat under the blender. Just be wary for safe operations, it must leave the blender stable and balanced.
Add distance between the blender and the walls
The blender’s noise will bounce on the wall and reverberate. The further to the wall, the less amplitude at the bounce and the less noise perceived. Ideally, put some soft elements (like fabric or acoustic foam) on the wall to absorb sound at the bounce.
DIY sound enclosure
You could either build your own quiet shield or improve the one provided with your purchase.

  • Simply build a box made of OSB or MDF. You could also stick acoustic foam inside to dampen the noise soundwaves intensity. To learn more about sound absorption, check here.
  • On an already existing sound shield, you could stick OSB/MDF panels on the outside. And cover acoustic foams on the walls inside.
  • Buy a dedicated sound enclosure
    They are very effective. They provide promising results as they encase the whole blender (motor included). Those shields don’t come cheap. Count around 200$ for a Whisper Blend model.

    Summary

    Quiet blenders are available for almost any budget. If you are a heavy user, there’s a chance a commercial grade blender will fit. Along time, you might have a good return on investment as you wouldn’t need to buy smoothies everyday.

    It comes down to how much you are willing to invest. The more you invest, the more features and the better the noise reduction.

    My personal favorite goes to the Weston Sound Shield Pro. It’s the best value for money. With the price difference with high-end competitors, I would rather invest in a DIY sound enclosure or a pre-made one.

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    Ludovic
    Ludovic
    Ludovic uses his technical experience as a Mechanical Engineer to compile Soundproofing DIY guides. You’ll often find him breaking down complex topics to make it clearer for others. He also finds inspiration in sharing mindful habits.

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