Whether you are shopping for a gift, or are looking to optimize your own blending experience, here is a list of recommended blending accessories. I keep these items in my kitchen and enjoy using them. I’ve mentioned most of them on the blog before, but here they are, all in one place.
If you’re shopping for a Vitamix, check out my Vitamix comparison page. Otherwise, here are my recommended accessories. (This page contains affiliate links, which means that if you buy something after following one of these links, Joy of Blending may receive a percentage of the sale. Thanks for your support!)
Extremely useful for scraping the last bits out of the container from thick blends. This one is just the right combination of stiff, soft, long, and narrow.
If you or others in your house are irritated by loud noise, these are handy to pop on and cut the noise. I keep two pairs in the kitchen.
Sometimes it’s nice to sip from a straw, but it seems wasteful to use disposable ones. I was weirded out by the possibility of the glass ones breaking, so I went with stainless steel. (The main glass straw sellers will replace straws for free if they break, but you pay to ship them back.)
If you want to take your smoothie on the go, it’s nice to have an insulated container that seals well and is easy to clean.
Turn your smoothie (or leftover sorbet/ice cream) into popsicles!
I use it for scrubbing things like carrots and beets.
Having a nice, sharp knife makes preparing things more pleasant. I sometimes break out the 8″ knife for cutting pineapple.
I like ~8×10 for blending prep—not too big, not too small. You can add things to the blender container as you cut them.
I use it on carrots for when I want a sweeter/less bitter taste.
A bit of a specialty item, but nice to have if you want to get through a lot of cherries. (Don’t try blending cherry pits!)
Grind your own flour.
A more compact Vitamix jar is handy for small blends. It is particularly useful if you have a G-Series model with the wide 4″ blade, because it will allow you to blend smaller amounts.
If you have a Blendtec, the Twister Jar is a great improvement for ice cream and nut butters.
Did I miss any of your favorite blending accessories? If so, please comment below.