Blenders sold on the market today come with either plastic, glass or stainless steel containers. The vast majority of blenders come with plastic containers; only about 35% of blenders feature glass containers.
Glass jars are available on midsized blenders, with capacities in the 36-56oz range. Larger, professional-grade blenders typically come with plastic containers, as glass is heavier and more difficult to handle with larger capacities. In addition, glass jar blenders are usually in the low-mid price range, with an average price of around $70.
Many users prefer glass over plastic, as glass jars are more likely to be dishwasher safe. Glass containers are also rated higher for their ice crushing capabilities, as they don’t scratch easily, making them a better choice for making frozen drinks.
Oster, the brand that offers the most glass-jar models, receives great cumulative scores by users.