Blender Noise: How loud is too loud?

Blender Noise: How loud is too loud?
“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 helpful 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 the 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 like 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. Good insulation of the blender and a corresponding good engine can contribute to a lowering of the loudness.

Blender Noise

On the other hand, we have the Optimum 9400X blender. Optimum managed to reduce the average loudness of this high-speed blender by designing a sound cover for it. The optional sound cover can reduce the noise generated by the blender to as low as 60 decibels, which is equivalent to the sound made by an air conditioning unit.    Compared to the usual 80+ dB level of most high-speed blenders, the Optimum 9400X is considerably quieter while also being one of the most powerful and most efficient blenders on the market today.  

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.

Blender Noise

Blender Noise

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. One other option to reduce the noise made by your blender is to swap your current model with a new and quieter option like the Optimum 9400X. It comes with an optional sound cover that reduces noise levels to 60 dB, significantly lower than any other high-speed blender available today. 

How to make DIY 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 omelet. 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. However, while power and high-speed do equal noise, if you choose the Optimum 9400X with its optional sound cover, you won’t have to make any compromises and still enjoy velvety smooth drinks while also protecting your hearing and the hearing of those around you.   Cheers to your health… and hearing!