The price range for blenders is quite large, with some costing as low as $15 and others topping the charts at $500 or more. Blenders are considered inexpensive when they are priced at $100 or less, and low-budget if priced under $50. Personal and countertop blenders are the cheapest by definition.
User opinions indicate that higher price tags (above $100) are strongly linked to durability and high quality, though cheaper blenders have significantly higher value scores. Opinions also show that low-budget models (under $50) perform as well as $50-$100 models, if not better. It is absolutely not necessary to spend big bucks to get a great blender.
Popular inexpensive brands include Oster and several Ninja models. Despite their low cost, Black & Decker products receive low customer satisfaction ratings.