“Will my blender be too loud?” This question is being raised again and again by clients who are looking to improve their lifestyle by investing in a high-speed blender. Some even hesitate with their purchase, thinking of their roommates and neighbors. Surely no one would love to wake up to the excruciating, broken lawnmower sounds some blenders make while on!
So the question is not “To blend or not to blend?” (we’re definitely sure we want a healthy fix in the morning!), but rather “Will this noise make my ears bleed or not?”
We at Froothie want to give you an overview, tell you our opinion and hand you some helping tips and tricks.
More Power = More Noise
Let’s clear one thing up from the start: high-speed, increased-power blenders are usually loud. Period. They boost a power of 1000W and more - take, for instance, our Optimum 9200A High Speed Vortex Blender, which reaches 2,611W, or the Vitamix 5200 Blender, with its 1,380W Motor. Such machines are never really quiet. Blending hard fruit, vegetables, nuts, ice, grains and leafy greens requires power, and increased power will mean increased noise.
Loudness is not the only aggravating aspect - there’s also the tone and the pitch of the blender noise to take in. Every person is different, but in general we can agree we all feel uncomfortable with high shrill tones. The reason is in human nature: on one hand, high tones like screams indicate an imminent danger, which triggers a panic signal in the brain and generates negative reactions such as goosebumps; on the other hand, deep tones are generally better, although a too-deep-sound can be felt as a roar.
Cheaper = Louder
Most low-cost blenders are loud even if their power is not that high. This is caused by bad insulation, low-class casings and cheap materials. A good insulation of the blender and a corresponding good engine can contribute to a lowering of the loudness.
Many producers took action and optimized their machines within the realms of possibility. For instance, in their “Professional Series”, Vitamix managed to noticeably reduce the average loudness of their high performance blenders through an optimized airflow. Optimum’s brand new G2.3 Platinum Series blender is backed by the first-of-its-kind brushless motor technology, the same currently used to power hybrid cars, which uses a Direct Current Brushless Motor. This is why the G2.3 delivers on an exceptional noise reduction, boosting 75db compared to the usual 88-100db you will meet in most high speed vortex blenders.
This is why you should read the product reviews carefully and switch to a product from a different, higher standard producer if necessary - you’ll feel the difference in your ears.
Can you reduce the noise made by your blender?
Yes, you can! The producer and distributor of the Revoblend Blender developed the Revo2pads, a special type of underlay pads made to be placed under the blender. One of the pads has a 6mm layer of rubber, which filters the vibration, and the other one has an 8mm layer of pure new wool for loudness absorption. The pads are available also separately but are best in combination.
As a result, the pads don’t really reduce the loudness much but filter certain annoying frequencies and the vibration from the blender motor, the container, the blades and the base on which the blender stands.
How to made self-made noise protection pads for your blender?
If you want to reduce the loudness of your blender, you have to remember one important aspect: every material that absorbs the vibration is suitable as a base. You can use a tower, cut to size, an old mouse pad or some anti-vibration-mats that you can easily buy online. Important: be careful that the blender always has a solid, safe position!
To conclude, whenever you are simply annoyed by the aggravating noise of a blender, you need to keep in mind that you have to break an egg to make an omelette. In other words, once you tasted the creaminess, silky-smooth texture of a smoothie made with a high-speed blender, you can never go back to that grainy drink your old, cheap blender used to make. So stick with the power, bear with your powerhouse machine and in only a few seconds the noise will cease and you’ll enjoy your creamy drink again.
Cheers to your health… and hearing!