Are expensive blenders better than cheaper ones?

Tis the season for blending. So, Todd at Project Farm put 10 different blenders to the test, from one costing $25 to one selling for $630. The brands he compared were Vitamix, Nutribullet, Ninja, Syvio, WantJoin, BioChef, Yabano, Cuisinart, Brentwood, and Hamilton Beach.

Todd tested the blenders on crushing ice, making smoothies, breaking down seeds, and making peanut butter.

In the end, the expensive Vitamix ($630 at time of testing, now $509) did perform the best. But the Nutribullet ($105 at time of testing, now $120) and the Syvio ($60) also performed well and sure beat a $500-600 pricetag.