First off, Blending and Juicing are 2 completely different things. True “Juicing” is a longer process, performed by a JUICER rather than a BLENDER, that extracts the liquid and nutrients from fruits, vegetables, herbs and other ingredients and disposes the solid remains. “Blending”, takes a shorter time and crushes ALL of the content of the fruits, vegetables herbs and other ingredients including the fiber. Blenders produce Smoothies, which are thicker, heavier drinks. Drinking either natural juices or blended smoothies gives your body a food source that is capable of absorbing higher levels of nutrients more easily. So, one might say that the best device for Juicing IS NOT a BLENDER, but rather a JUICER. Drinking juice from a Juicer and a Smoothie from a Blender are both very healthy and nutritious. The biggest difference is that with a smoothie, you get fiber, and with a juice, you do not.Some of, if not the most popular blenders for making Smoothies are as follows:Blendtec(TM) Total Blender, Review Specs & Purchase – $280 (“Best of the Best”)Vitamix 1723 Professional, Review Specs & Purchase, Series 200 – $440Oster VERSA, Review Specs & Purchase BLSTVB-RVO – $200KitchenAid, Review Specs & Purchase KSB1570ER – $100Nutri Ninja Pro, Review Specs & Purchase BL450 – $92 ( has been called the “Best Bang for your Buck”)There seems to be an ongoing argument between the Blendtec Total Blender and the Vitamix 1723 regarding which is the best blender for juicing. They are both such good products that, for all intents and purposes, they are about equal. That said, it’s awfully hard to argue with Blendtec’s 7 Year Warranty!