So, you know that the Vitamix is the best blender on the market. I understand that once you buy this, you will never buy another blender during your lifetime. I do have Vita,ix fantasies. I do. But, I am a grad student. And, while the blender that America’s Test Kitchen decides is a contender to the Vitamix is not cheap, I am willing to budget (and watch ebay) for it.
The Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender wins the #2 slot. Check out the video, below, for the full report. Also, see the full results chart on the Cooks Illustrated website. ALSO, and I cannot stress this more… check out the America’s Test Kitchen’s youtube channel for all types of kitchen equipment and ingredient reviews. They. Are. Amazing. Seriously.