Professional blenders are typically equipped with large jars that can hold at least 64oz of fluids. They also feature very powerful motors, with 1300 watts on average. Due to their massive size, they are suitable for commercial use. Professional blenders are significantly more expensive than the standard, countertop ones, with prices starting at around $200.
According to user opinions, these blenders are also far more suitable for food processing. The top professional models receive great ratings for key factors, such as quality and power, and are often recommended for smoothie making.
The leading professional brands are Blendtec and Vitamix. Oster also carries many great professional-grade units.