While much less expensive than many other blenders, Good Housekeeping ranks the Oster Beehive as excellent for making smoothies. As of 2015, this blender is available for under $70. It has a single button that allows the user to choose on, off or pulse settings.
Unlike many budget blenders, the Oster has an inert glass jar and stainless steel base. Owners need not worry about staining caused by brightly colored foods they add to their smoothies. The base unscrews from the jar to facilitate cleaning. While this blender receives a high overall rating from the magazine, it is quick to point out that the Oster is louder than other top choices.