Bandleader and inventor Fred Waring introduced the first blender in 1936; more than 60 years later the Waring blender remains the standard for the field. With this stainless-steel, black bar blender, the company has captured perfectly the sleek, modern look of its first models. The perfect cocktail party appliance, it doesn't just look good but has a strong, efficient (though slightly noisy) motor that zips through ice and frozen strawberries. The metal keeps drinks cold longer, too. The blade is nondetachable, so you never need to worry about the seal deteriorating. The stainless-steel container is also perfect for a classic diner-style milkshake. --Maria Dolan
Editor's Choice:Waring's professional bar blender only has two speeds, high and low, and it doesn't need any more, which is why it's our choice for best blender over $100. This 350-watt blender is really for professional bartenders, but it's also a dream for the home user that plans on blending often, or on blending a lot of ice or frozen drinks. The blades are stainless steel, as is the 32-ounce jug.
This is the blender the professionals use%2C with its gleaming 32 oz%2E stainless steel carafe and heavy duty commercial grade motor%2E This Professional Bar Blender can crush ice fast%2C at both high and low speeds%2E Great for blending frozen fruits%2C slushes%2C drinks and a lot more%2E The top%2Dquality stainless steel blades cut swiftly through solids and liquids and will whip%2C mix%2C chop%2C pur%E9e or liquefy in seconds%2E The self%2Dcleaning blade assembly is just one more reason this premium blender is the professional%27s choice%2C and one more reason to blend with a Waring%21