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Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Jan 03, 2024 at 09:13 am
Latest change: Writing modified Feb 26, 2024 at 10:07 am
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8.4
Multi-Purpose
8.4
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.8
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
6.6
Ice Crushing
8.5
Soups
7.8
Professional Use

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar is a budget-friendly blender with a glass jar. As its name suggests, it's quiet for a full-size blender. In addition to a 48oz main jar, it comes with a 24oz personal jar that you can use as a travel cup with the included to-go lid. There's a two-part lid for the jar with a pouring spout. However, aside from the solid-feeling glass jar, it feels quite flimsy, especially the main jar's lid.

Our Verdict

8.4 Multi-Purpose

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender is great for multi-purpose use. It's quieter than most full-size blenders and comes with a 48oz main jar for big batches and a 24oz personal jar for single-serves. It's best for processing recipes like smoothies and soups since it smoothly blends fibrous ingredients. It can also make smooth, spreadable nut butter, although you must stop the machine and scrape the jar walls. It makes bar-quality ice but can only handle about six ice cubes at once. Some parts of the blender feel flimsy, but on the plus side, its removable blades make it very easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Sturdy glass jar.
Cons
  • Can't crush a lot of ice at once.
  • Flimsy plastic components.
8.4 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender is impressive for single-serve smoothies. It comes with a 24oz personal jar that makes blending smaller batches of fibrous ingredients easy. It makes a very smooth blend, with just a few tiny specks left over. However, it would be more convenient with a different blade design since you have to attach the blades and blade collar separately, which can be messy. You'll also have to use multiple 'Smoothie' programs for the best results.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Single-serve jar included.
  • Quiet for a blender.
Cons
  • Flimsy plastic components.
7.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender is good for multiple servings of smoothies. The 48oz jar isn't as big as some full-size blenders', but you can still use it to blend several smoothies at once. It can quickly blend big batches of fibrous ingredients like kale with only a few tiny specks left over. However, it's not ideal for icy drinks like slushies since it can only handle about six ice cubes at once. It's also not very well-built since some of its parts, like the lid, feel flimsy.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Quiet for a blender.
Cons
  • Flimsy plastic components.
6.6 Ice Crushing

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender is alright for ice-crushing. A good full-size blender can crush about 12 ice cubes at once, but it can only handle about six at a time in its 48oz jar. It makes bar-quality ice with its 'Pulse' mode but still leaves behind some unprocessed chunks. Also, while the glass jar feels well-made, the plastic components aren't particularly premium.

Pros
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Sturdy glass jar.
Cons
  • Can't crush a lot of ice at once.
  • Flimsy plastic components.
8.5 Soups

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender is excellent for soups. Its 48oz jar can fit a full recipe in one batch and smoothly blends fibrous ingredients like leafy greens or broccoli. However, while you can use it to blend hot food like cooked vegetables, it doesn't have a vented lid, so the manufacturer recommends leaving the ingredient slot opening and covering it with a cloth so steam can escape. This is less convenient than a vented lid, and the manual says not to put hot liquid in the jar.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Sturdy glass jar.
Cons
  • Flimsy plastic components.
  • Can blend hot food, but not hot liquid.
7.8 Professional Use

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender is good for professional use. It's fantastic for smoothly blending fibrous ingredients like leafy greens and fruit, and you can use it to blend hot ingredients like cooked vegetables. However, it's not meant for blending hot liquids, though you can still blend hot food, and its fast minimum blending speed makes it somewhat difficult to use for recipes like nut butter and hummus. Also, while the glass jar feels sturdy, some of the blender's components, such as the lid, feel flimsy.

Pros
  • Smoothly blends fibrous ingredients.
  • Quiet for a blender.
  • Sturdy glass jar.
Cons
  • Can't crush a lot of ice at once.
  • Flimsy plastic components.
  • 8.4 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.4 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 6.6 Ice Crushing
  • 8.5 Soups
  • 7.8 Professional Use
  1. Updated Feb 26, 2024: Compared the build quality to the Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings'.
  2. Updated Jan 03, 2024: Review published.
  3. Updated Dec 20, 2023: Early access published.
  4. Updated Dec 13, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Nov 30, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Nov 14, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar comes in one 'Black/Silver' variant. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

If you encounter another variant, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review. 

Compared To Other Blenders

The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar is a budget-friendly blender that comes with a glass main jar and a smaller personal jar for smoothies. It's best suited for recipes like smoothies and soups since it can make a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients. It's also much quieter than the Oster Pro 1200, which has a similar design. However, it's not as good for crushing ice as some other budget-friendly options, like the Ninja Professional Blender 1000.

If you're looking for a recommendation, check out the best blenders for smoothies, the best budget blenders, and the best blenders under $100.

Ninja Professional Plus Blender DUO with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Professional Plus Blender DUO with Auto-iQ and the Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar are two glass blenders with different strengths. The Ninja is a sturdier blender and is much better for ice crushing in its main jar, so it's more suitable for big batches of slushies or blended cocktails. The Black+Decker is much better for big batches of smoothies since it does a much better job of blending fibrous ingredients in its main jar.

Oster Pro 1200

The Oster Pro 1200 and the Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar are similar blenders, and you may prefer either. They each come with a glass main jar and a smaller personal jar for single-serves, and neither model is very well-built. The Oster makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients and does a better job of crushing ice. On the other hand, the Black+Decker is significantly quieter.

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function

The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar is better than the Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function. It has a sturdier build and a better performance for most uses. It makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients for recipes like soups and smoothies and does a better job of crushing ice and processing thicker recipes like nut butter. It also comes with a 24oz personal jar for making single-serve recipes like smoothies and protein shakes.

Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function

The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar is better than the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Multi-Function for most purposes. Both come with glass main jars, but the Black+Decker has a better build quality and offers a more versatile performance since it can crush ice and make smooth, spreadable nut butter. It's also significantly quieter.

Calphalon ActiveSense

You might prefer either the Calphalon ActiveSense or the Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar. The Calphalon has a bigger capacity in its main jar. It's much better for ice crushing and makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients for recipes like smoothies and soups. It has more options for automatic blending. However, the Black+Decker is significantly quieter and easier to clean by hand. It comes with a main jar made of glass, which is less prone to scratches and discoloration than plastic.

Brentwood 12-Speed Pulse Blender with Glass Jar

The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar is better than the Brentwood 12-Speed Pulse Blender with Glass Jar. The Black+Decker is sturdier and quieter and has a better overall blending performance. It can make a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, and you can use it to make crushed ice and nut butter. It also comes with a personal jar for blending single serves.

Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings

The Black+Decker Quiet Blender with Cyclone Glass Jar and the Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings are similar blenders. Each comes with a 48oz glass jar and a 24oz personal jar. However, the Black+Decker makes a smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables. It's also quieter. On the other hand, the Oster is better built because it uses metal gears on its jar and base.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Height
16.1" (41.0 cm)
Width 7.9" (20.0 cm)
Depth 7.5" (19.0 cm)
Weight
7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Black and Decker Quiet Blender is quite bulky, so it's best stored on your counter versus in a cupboard, like most full-size blenders.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The components of the blender have varying levels of quality and durability. The main jar is made of thick glass and feels sturdy. The motor base has four feet to help it stay in place on your counter. However, the rest of the blender doesn't feel as well-made. The collar that holds the blades onto the jar is thin, and the main jar's lid feels flimsy. The additional jar is also made of thin plastic. In addition, there's some oily lubricant present under the blade assembly after blending. There's also a squeaking sound from the blade assembly when processing thicker recipes like nut butter. The Oster Master Series Blender with Texture Select Settings is a similar blender that uses more durable metal gears and has a better build quality overall.

6.5
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
48.0 oz (1,420 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (710 ml)

The main glass jar has a 48oz capacity, which is on the small side for a full-size blender. There's also a 24oz personal jar with a maximum fill line at 20oz.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
Glass
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The main jar is made of glass, which is less prone to scratching and discoloration than plastic. On the other hand, the personal jar is made of thin plastic. The manual indicates that the jar can be placed on the dishwasher's bottom rack, and that the blades and lids can go on the top rack. This seems to refer to the glass jar, but the manual doesn't specify.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

Unlike most blenders, the blades are removable from the jars. You attach the blades to the jar you're using, whether the main or personal jar. The blades are top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The lid for the main jar has two openings with hinged covers. One is a pouring spout, so you can serve drinks from the pitcher without removing the lid, and the other bigger opening is meant for adding ingredients mid-blend. There's also a to-go lid for the personal jar included, which has a resealable drinking spout so you can use the jar as a travel cup.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
2.0 ft (0.6 m)

The fairly short power cord can be wrapped up under the motor base when not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • 48oz main jar
  • 24oz personal jar
  • Two-part main jar lid
  • Resealable to-go lid
  • Blade assembly
  • Main jar collar and blade assembly holder
  • Manuals

Performance
9.0
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.0

The Black & Decker Quiet Blender is fantastic for processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. Using the personal jar, blending something like a kale smoothie doesn't take long. The 'Smoothie' program lasts for just 35 seconds, and you have to follow it with a few minutes of manual blending with the highest speed (setting 3) for the best results. The result is a very smooth blend, although it has just a few tiny specks left over. The process is very easy, except that you have to attach the blades and blade collar separately onto the jar, which can be a bit messy and inconvenient.

8.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
8.5

It's excellent for processing fibrous ingredients at full capacity. Using the 48oz main jar and the 'Smoothie' program followed by a few minutes of manual blending on high (setting 3), it quickly processes ingredients like kale without stirring. There are a few tiny bits and specks left over, but overall, it makes an amazingly smooth blend.

6.7
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
6.0
Crushed Ice Texture
7.0

To get the best results, you need to work with a smaller batch of ice cubes compared to most full-size blenders. With six ice cubes in the jar, it can make bar-quality crushed ice, although it leaves behind some unprocessed pieces because ice build-up around the blades makes it hard for all of the cubes to reach the blades. If you use a 'full' batch of 12 cubes, more than half are unprocessed at the end.

8.4
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
6.0
Nut Butter Texture
10

It's great for making nut butter. You can use pulse mode to break up the nuts, followed by blending at low speed (setting 1). However, even the lowest speed setting is quite fast, and the ingredients get flung to the sides of the jar, so you have to use a spatula to scrape the walls a few times. The process is long and not the most convenient, but in the end, it makes very smooth, spreadable nut butter.

8.1
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
87.4 dB

As the name suggests, it's quiet for a blender. It's still not exactly pleasant to stand near for long periods of time, but it makes noticeably less noise than blenders like the Oster Pro 1200.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
12,300 RPM
Max Speed
20,500 RPM
Power
900 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has limited speed settings. Even the minimum speed is quite fast, which contributes to making it more difficult to use for thick recipes like nut butter because ingredients tend to get flung to the sides of the jar and away from the blades. On the other hand, the faster blending speeds help with liquifying fibrous fruits and vegetables.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
Yes
Speed Presets
3
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
3
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

This blender has three manual speed settings, a button for pulse mode, and three automatic blending programs:

  • Smoothie (35 seconds)
  • Icy Drink (30 seconds)
  • Shake (35 seconds)

The pulse button runs the blender for as long as you hold the button down. Pressing any of the manual blending buttons runs the blender for 2 minutes and 30 seconds before it switches off automatically. Strangely though, the manual says that you shouldn't run the blender for more than 1 minute 30 seconds at once, so it seems that you're meant to switch the blender off manually.

You can also use the blender for hot ingredients, according to the manual, but not hot liquids. To blend hot ingredients like cooked vegetables for soup, you have to keep the ingredient slot open to allow steam to escape. The manufacturer recommends placing a cloth over the opening, which still allows steam to escape but prevents splashing. This is unlike blenders like the KitchenAid K150, which have vented lids, so you don't have to remove the lid's centerpiece for steam to escape. There's more risk of splashing with the ingredient slot open, which may be why the manufacturer says you shouldn't put hot liquids in the jar.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's very easy to clean. The blades are removable from the jar, which gives you easy access to the jar and blades. All you need to do is wipe the blades, jar, and lid with a sponge after making something sticky, and there aren't any parts that are difficult to reach or clean.