Revealing the 5 Best Blenders For Making Hot Sauces
Not a great number of people fancy Hot Sauce during meals, due to its very spicy nature. If you’re one of the selected few who does, you probably already know that good flavor and perfect temperature level complement your hot sauce. Besides, to get that perfect combo, it is more advisable for cooking enthusiasts to make your sauce yourself.
Although, almost any blender can be used to make hot sauce. However, the kind you use is a huge determining factor in the quality of your sauce in terms of taste and consistency. Thanks to technological advancements in the world today, blenders invented to make hot sauce instantly banished the use of stove cookers.
Going forward, I’ll take you on the “eight” best blenders for making hot sauce, five of them to be precise. The contents of this article, as the result of extensive search and analysis into the best hot sauce blenders, are based on factors like budget, flexibility, design, and value, so there’s something in here for everyone, no matter what kind of blender you had in mind.
The Hot Sauce Blender Top Picks
- Best Overall:Ninja BL770 Black Mega Kitchen System Blender
- Best Value: Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Countertop Blender
- Best Affordable: Ninja BL660 Professional Countertop Blender
- Best Immersion: Mueller Austria MU-HB-02 Handheld Immersion Blender
- Best Personal: 5. NutriBullet NBR-0601 Personal Blender
The 5 Best Blenders For Making Hot Sauce
1. Ninja (BL770) Black Mega Kitchen System Blender
Simple yet reliable, this blender is not only reasonably priced but also includes everything necessarily needed for making hot sauces from scratch. With a blending output of 1500 watts, a single-speed single-spend a carrying capacity of 72 ounces, the system consists of a food processor unit, single-serve blending cups, and a full-size blending unit. So, you can make about any amount of hot sauce you desire.
Even better, they have very sharp blades, with which you can chop your peppers more evenly before fermentation. All of this with its strong motor and a pulse button designated for more control easily puts it on top of the list. However, the single speed setting earlier mentioned could be inconvenient sometimes in preparing certain mixtures.
- Pros: Reasonable, affordable pricing, many accessories, easy-to-use interface, and bottom suction cups for steady and voluminous blending.
- Cons: Single speed setting which disables it from blending at slower speeds and the near inability of the stacked blades to refine smaller seeds are the blender’s most notable faults.
2. Vitamix 5200 Professional-Grade Countertop Blender
As long as you don’t mind its heavy price tag, the Vitamix 5200 is the overall best blender for sauces with no seeds or tiny grains. Being a high-speed machine, with a wattage of 1380, a 10-speed setting, and a container capacity of 64 ounces, it has a solid and powerful motor, which it uses to pulverize the ingredients. Quite unlike the other blenders like the Ninja that rely on its blades, the Vitamix 5200 relies on its powerful motor.
Now, onto blades, the Vitamix container has four of them made of hardened stainless steel that processes the ingredients with the proprietary vortex (tornado style) to ensure it has everything fully broken down. The 5200 is crafted with a characteristically classic tall jar that can handle medium to large amounts of content, allowing for greater output. The container lid on its own is another marvel as it sports a removable plug so you can use the tamper to push ingredients into the blades while still blending.
- Pros: Well-made and very durable design, quick cooling capacity, super-smooth and consistent blends, and finally, extended full warranty support.
- Cons: This model is noted for having a bad reputation for being noisy during blending, lacking the soft-start feature of the Vitamix, and ultimately being expensive.
3. Ninja (BL660) Professional Countertop Blender
Known as a simple, yet solid blender, the BL660, another wonderful model in the Ninja series is a great mid-range blender that features extra cups, a 3-speed setting, 1000 power wattage, and a 72-ounce pitcher ideal for turning out large quantities. This is easily among the best blenders for chili because it can perform all the basic functions with little effort and with accuracy.
Also featuring two ring lids to keep pressure without cracking, this blender is ideal for holding food in the place. It also comes with a guidebook, despite its seemingly easy-to-use interface. And the recipe book it comes with adds to the blender’s lure. The motor and blades of this blender can be separated to facilitate washing, as the safety of the customer is a priority.
- Pros: High wattage, sturdy based 3-speed setting, 72-ounce container capacity as well as pulse and single-serve functions are the BL660’s biggest pros
- Cons: Some experts argue that given its relatively hefty price, it doesn’t sport as many settings as one would expect.
4. Mueller Austria MU-HB-02 Handheld Immersion Blender
Looking for the perfect blender to make hot sauce anywhere? I mean, anywhere? Then the Mueller Austria MU-HB-02 is no doubt the perfect choice. Whether at home or in your RV or on the go, wherever. You can blend in a bowl, in a cooking pot, or even in the jar that you used to ferment your chopped chilies, leaving you with fewer containers to clean.
The blending attachment of the immersion blender uses an almost fluid S-shaped stainless blade that can handle your hot sauce ingredients with ease. It also does come with a whisk attachment that can be used to stir your hot chili mixture with vinegar before fermentation.
Furthermore, it has a compact but very powerful motor with a maximum output of 500 watts and an 8-speed setting. While it might seem little, this power is adequately sufficient to process your chilies, albeit in not-so-large quantities, plus the other spices and seasonings you might want to have in your hot sauce.
- Pros: Affordability, easy attachment, and detachment of consisting parts, ability to blend and mix in any container, while achieving various sauce consistencies.
- Cons: Too many plastic connecting parts and its slowest speed is still pretty high which can be a disadvantage in certain cases.
5. NutriBullet NBR-0601 Personal Blender
The infamous Nutribullet is another choice of the blender. With a 600-watt output, single-speed setting, and a 24-ounce container capacity, it is the best overall recommendation by enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a small blender not for sauces alone, but also to blend them alongside dried spices and seasonings and still achieve a clean and smooth sauce paste, this is your best bet. Wanna know why?
Well, I’ll tell you. As earlier mentioned, this blender sports a 600-watt power output, which spins the tiny blades at a very high speed, catching all ingredients no matter how small in the quickest time possible.
Secondly, the said blades spin in a unique vortex style to pull the content on the top into the blades, ensuring your sauce paste has a consistent fineness throughout. More so, the Nutribullet doesn’t have physical buttons, therefore, you’ll have to rely on the cup to pause or blend continuously. Amazing, right? It’s almost like an automatic blender.
- Pros: It is affordable, doesn’t take up much space for usage and storage, has multiple blade attachments, and includes suction cups at the bottom for continuous blending.
- Cons: Low durability, inability to blend large amounts, and possible leakages which are usually caused by the O-Ring gasket sometimes coming off.
How we picked our blender recommendations
While looking for the ideal hot sauce blender, here are some very important factors that we took into consideration;
1. Motor: Make sure the blender is powerful enough to blend up everything, including the hard seeds and skins
2. Size and Capacity: This is one of the first things to take into consideration, depending on the number of people the blender is supposed to serve.
3. Blade: The blade should be able to work on all the content, including the tiniest seeds and skin fibers of the peppers.
4. Pulse: The pulse button can come in handy for better chopping of the peppers which is the first stage of making any hot sauce, before fermentation.
5. Removable Plug: This makes it easier to add ingredients as per required when blending. It can also come in handy when using a tamper during blending.
6. Tamper: This enables you to push the hard or stubborn peppers and spices into the blades, especially when making thick sauce paste.
7. Power: Usually, the higher a blender’s wattage, the more powerful and versatile it will be.
8. Cost: More expensive blenders tend to give higher output. However, this is dependent on the number of people the blender is supposed to serve and the shopping budget of whoever is paying.
To all hot sauce lovers; I’m sure it is now safe to say you know which blenders are ideal for making a killer hot sauce. Ultimately, the best blender for making hot sauce will depend on your personal preferences and needs.
However, the Vitamix 5200, NutriBullet NBR-0601, and the two Ninja Series Blenders are all excellent options to consider. Next time you’re enjoying your hot sauce, remember we had a hand in helping you make it right.