We recently did an in-depth review of the best blenders under $200. After numerous tests, we found Cuisinart's Hurricane blender to be the clear winner for blasting through ice, emulsifying mayo, puréeing soup, and producing the smoothest smoothies. Today, that blender isn't just under $200, it's under $100.
Along with its excellent blending power, the Hurricane blender is intuitive to use. There's a dashboard with preset tasks, like smoothie and ice-crush, plus high-speed and low-speed buttons. There's also a timer that can count up as you blend or count down and shut off after a set amount of time.