3. Magic Bullet by NutriBullet
The Magic Bullet is my back-up blender.
Because it's priced so low, I would recommend that everyone gets this to have in their kitchen.
The reason it's my back-up is because of its size.
I generally like to make a large smoothie for two people, or have some left overs, and that's just easier to do with a larger blender.
You also have to watch out with the power capacity. If you stuff this blender with ice and frozen fruit, it probably won't do a great job in creating a fruit puree for you. You need to watch your portions of liquid and frozen items.
But once you understand the limitations of the Magic Bullet, there's no easier way to make smoothies. It's ideal for single servings, and smoothies which contain a good ratio of frozen to fresh food. The container also acts as a mug which is handy if you're on the go.
Botton line, if you're OK with a smaller capacity, and understand you can't blend 2 cups of frozen blueberries into a liquid, you'll be impressed with this blender.
At the very least, get it as your back-up blender!