How to Reduce Blender Noise: 10 Different Ways
Today, blenders are a part of a healthy everyday life. Most of us love to drink delicious smoothies, natural juices, fruit yogurts, and thick vegetable soups.
You are probably wondering why someone would need to reduce blender noise. Well, that question has not crossed my mind before I bought my new, ultra loud blender!
I wasn’t the only one who didn’t like our new artillery machine. A few months before we bought the blender, we got a new baby girl and all of you who have toddlers know that babies plus loud noise equal chaos in the house.
And if you add my teenage son who was often practicing his drums in the basement to all of that, our house often resembled a madhouse.
I decided to do something, at least with the blender, if not with the kids. My husband wanted to replace the blender with a quieter blender.
On the other side, I was satisfied with blender’s quality. Also, I didn’t want to buy a new blender and spend more money on something that I already had, but truth be told, that blender was really loud.
I decided to do a little research on this topic and find a solution, or at least reduce the noise that the blender was making to a tolerable level.
Here are some of the things you can do if you have this problem and at the end of this article I will tell you what I chose.
How to Reduce Blender Noise
There are a few things that you can do to reduce your blender’s noise. Some of them are cheap and affordable and some of them… well, not so cheap, or better say - expensive.
- Move your blender to another spot
- Put a soft towel underneath your blender
- Place a silicone or rubber mat
- Make or buy a sound enclosure box for your blender
- Soundproof nearby surroundings
- Combine soundproof enclosure and sound decoupler
- Go real high or real low
- Blend your meal night before
- Buy some noise-reducing earmuffs
- Buy a silent blender
As you may assume, probably the best solution is if you mix some of the methods above. In that way, you will get better results.
1. Move your blender to another spot
First of all, it is very important to know where to place your blender. If it’s too close to the wall or in the corner of the kitchen, the noise will be amplifying.
In cases like this, you can simply move it to some other place in the kitchen. When it is close to the wall, the sound that blender makes bounces off the walls and may sound louder than it really is.
Moving it on someplace further from a wall, for example, in the center of the kitchen, will certainly drop the noise level. And if you don’t like to have a blender in the middle of the kitchen, you can simply move it back after you finish blending.
So, re-positioning your blender is the first thing that you should try.
2. Put a soft towel underneath your blender
This is also one of the simple solutions that came to my mind. It doesn’t require much time, money or resources.
Best of all is that you certainly already have one extra towel for this experiment lying somewhere near your kitchen.
You probably assume that the point is to put a towel, mat, trivet or pot-holder under the blender and you are right. A soft towel will probably dampen at least part of the noise.
Blenders are mostly used on hard surfaces made of wood or granite, which will cause additional noise from vibration on it.
So using something soft between the blender and the kitchen countertop is something you should definitely try.
3. Place a silicone or rubber mat
If you don’t want to use a towel, you can buy the silicone or rubber mat. Similar to a towel, the rubber will reduce vibration and with that achieve the noise reduction.
This option requires a small investment, which is, I think, acceptable.
4. Make or buy a sound enclosure box for your blender
Here, you have two options:
Make a sound enclosure box
Do you have some skills, patience, and materials? If it is so, you can make your own enclosure box.
So, you will need some wood, plastic or cardboard to make a box and line it with some thick material. The box should be slightly bigger than the blender.
One side of the box should stay open. That way you could operate with the blender.
Best thing of all is – this is usually a cheaper version than purchasing a sound enclosure box.
Buy a sound enclosure box
On the other hand, if you don’t have the time or you don’t want to risk and make your own soundproof enclosure box, there is always the option to buy one. In this case, you should know to pay attention about characteristics of the enclosure box, especially dimensions and blender brand.
You don’t want to buy a box smaller than your blender. Some blenders have enclosure box especially made for them, so be careful when you choose the enclosure box.
The process is simple: when you enclose your blender, you will prevent sound from escaping or, at least, reduce it to some acceptable level!
5. Soundproof nearby surroundings
Do you have a small kitchen and there is not enough space where you can put your blender so you must put it next to the wall or in corner of the kitchen? In that case, the solution might be to soundproof the nearby surroundings.
You can achieve this by placing soundproof foam to the nearest wall to your blender. The soundproof foam will reduce the echo produced by blender’s motor.
Best of all is that you can install this foam very easily, with the help of a double-sided tape.
6. Combine soundproof enclosure and surface decoupler
Something like this probably crossed your mind. Combine silicone mat or a towel and a soundproof enclosure. It doesn’t matter if the enclosure box is home-made or you bought it.
This way you address the noise on two different fronts. Enclosure box makes our blender less loud because sound bounces inside the box and towel or mat additionally reduce the vibration.
7. Go really high or really low
When I say “go really high or really low” that means that you can buy either:
- A low-powered and low-cost blender or
- A higher quality one, which means a more expensive blender – like this one
Low-cost but high-power blenders represent, we can say, a danger zone; you should definitely avoid them.
8. Blend your meal a night before
You don’t want to wake up your loved ones (or neighbors) early in the morning?
You can make your smoothie a night before and pour it in an airtight container after the blending. But don’t forget to shake it before use.
This is not an ideal solution since you smoothie won’t be fresh, but if nothing else helps this could be an acceptable option
9. Buy some noise-reducing earmuffs
If you tried everything, this may be your last hope. Something like these noise-reducing earmuffs can solve your problem.
You should buy something like those earmuffs only if your blender is that loud that your ears hurt.
Or simply think about replacing it… After all, you will need your ears in future, much more than a smoothie.
10. Buy a silent blender
Power and speed of blenders are constantly increasing over the years. It is very hard to find a quiet blender that won’t wake up your family or neighbors (if you use it early in the morning).
I think that buying a silent blender is the most expensive solution. So, this option didn’t solve my problem since I didn’t want to spend too much money on a blender.
You should also know that a quiet blender doesn’t mean noiseless. Silent blender will buzz, but it will be acceptable and it won’t disturb a sleeping baby or a tired husband.
Here are some of the quite blenders, take a look:
- Vita – Mix Quite One blender – this blender is one of the most expensive but best quiet blender as far as I know
- Blendtec Pro 800 with WildSide Jar - known as the world's quietest blender
- Hamilton Beach Professional Quiet Shield blender
- Optimum Vacuum Sealed Auto High-Speed Blender
- Vava 500W Blender For Smoothies and Shakes
Click here to read our detailed review of the best quiet blenders.
Final Verdict: On Reducing Blender Noise
As far as I know, there is not an absolutely silent blender, so you have two options if your blender is too loud:
- Not using the blender at all (which is not an option, if you ask me),
- Try some of the possible solutions above, maybe something will help you.
Few of those solutions that I wrote about probably crossed your mind; maybe you have even tried them. You can also use these tips for reducing juicer noise. For some of them you need some investment and more money spent, but sometimes silence has no price.
I personally choose a cheaper version. I move my blender in the center of the kitchen when I use it and I always put some towel underneath it.
Until someone invents a real silent blender, those are the options you have. Cheers!