Top 10 Best Rated Cricut Machines 2023

If you are an expert crafter or scrapbooker you will find a cricut very useful. Because hand cutting shapes is both stressful and time-consuming. Also, for a beginner crafter or scrapbooker, hand cutting shapes might be inaccurate and despicable.

A cricut machine uses cartridges with pre-downloaded designs to make excellent lettering, shapes, and decorations. However, finding “your right machine” can be a difficult task. This is because there are many things to consider before buying one. First, the kind of materials the cricut work on. Second, operation and setup ease. Third, wireless capability and cutting speed. The list is unending.

But be informed we had considered all of that before bringing you this pick. I mean, we picked for you, the best cricut machines in the market. We also appraised them to help your search. Below is our pick.

Best Cricut Machine 2023

  1. Cricut Mini Cutting Machine

This machine cuts a maximum of 8.5 by 12-inch paper with other materials. Also, it affords you fonts ranging from ¼ inch to 11.5Inch. Although it requires constant internet connection, it is also precise in cutting. Tit for tat!

However, it is silent and smartphone/PC compatible.

Price: $230.00


  • Very quiet in operation
  • Compact, portable and lightweight


  • Requires internet connection
  1. Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint

This is a high quality and versatile cricut cutting machine. Although pricey, its quality and features equals the price. First, it has a Bluetooth function and can work with almost 100 materials. Card stock, Paper Vinyl, thin leather pieces, etc. are but a few of them.

More, its high quality blades and precision technology is fast and efficient. Say nothing of its smartphone, PC and tablet compatibility. Overall, this machine is a good buy and will deliver value for its price.

Price: $227.00


  • Versatile and functional
  • Beginner-friendly interface
  • Can upload your designs into cricut database
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Smartphone and PC compatibility


  • Paid software
  • Noisy in operation
  1. Cricut Maker

More money for more value! That’s the simplest way to describe this machine. To start, it is Bluetooth enabled, smartphone/PC compatible and has a USB port. Furthermore, you can upload your designs or choose from the cricut database.

However, the design software requires a monthly subscription. This highly functional machine also comes with a 12 x 12inch pad. Additionally, there is a 12 x 24inch pad option. Most importantly, this machine has quality blades that can cut even balsa wood.

Price: $492.52


  • Excellent for quilting
  • Excellent, high-quality blades
  • Works with over 100 materials
  • Bluetooth enabled, smartphone/PC compatible, USB port


  • Pricey
  • Knives are sold differently
  1. Cricut Cuttlebug Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Although budget-friendly, you get a 6x8B and 6x8A plate when you but this machine. You also get two metal dies, an embossing A2 folder and rubber mat.

Furthermore, this portable piece has a collapsible handle and compact fold-and-store profile. It can cut acetate ribbon, thin leather, and foils, however, not for complex cuts.

Price: $112.08


  • Compact and relatively functional
  • Comes with free accessories


  • Will not make complex cuts
  • Does not come with a C plate
  1. Cricut Explore Air

For beginner craftsmen, we recommend this product. Although slower than the Air 2, it is yet efficient in operation. It further comes with an integrated storage compartment, it is Bluetooth enabled and has a design software.

In addition, the precision of its blade and smart dial feature is worthy of note. This smart dial feature allows you to choose the material setting. All in all, this product is a good pick, especially if you are a novice. Not to mention that it is affordable.

Price: $290.00


  • Excellent blades that can cut simultaneously
  • Ergonomic interface
  • Affordable
  • Bluetooth enabled


  • Slow blades
  • Not smartphone compatible
  1. Cricut Explore Air One

This is your best pick if you want a basic cricut machine. By basic, I mean, ergonomic and less advanced. Although less advanced, it has a standout feature. Namely, you can design from anywhere with its free cloud based app for Android and Pc. Then upload your design to its database for excellent cuts.

Albeit affordable, this machine comes with a spatula, cutting mat and scraper.

Price: $180.00


  • Easy to use interface
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Compatible with old cartridges


  • No Bluetooth compatibility
  • Does not have dual carriage
  1. Cricut Easy Cut press 2 Machine

Although pricey, this is the best machine for shirts. It is, however, excellent for large blankets, banners, sweatshirts, etc. A few features make this machine outstanding. First, its advanced heat plate design with ceramic-coated finish. Second, it offers excellent iron-on results in only 60 seconds. Third, it affords heat of up to 400degrree Fahrenheit.

Altogether, this machine is excellent. Except that it is not recommended for use in North America.

Price: $189.00


  • Comes with advanced features
  • Ergonomic interface
  • Durable and high performing


  • Pricey
  • Not recommended in North America
  1. Cricut Bright Pad

This machine is the best for weeding, tracing and quilting. For a start, this machine illuminates your projects to reduce eye strain. Also, it has a non-slip base that is suitable for any table. To say nothing of its compact and portable design.

Ease of use and convenience was put all in one into this piece.  It also comes with a USB port.

Price: $96.13


  • Easy to operate
  • Excellent for weeding, tracing, and quilting
  • Compact, portable and versatile
  • Comes with five different light settings


  • Will only run when plugged to power source
  1. Cricut EasyPress Machine

This is the most portable cricut machine in the market. If small size is your priority, then buy this one. Although small, it is highly functional. It’s auto-shutdown feature and ceramic-coated heat plate stand out. It is ergonomic, easy to store and easy to transport.

All in all, you can always count on its performance.

Price: $109.99


  • Portable, compact and powerful
  • Auto-shutdown feature
  • Easy to operate’


  • Limited cutting area
  • No automatic temperature and timer setting
  1. Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine

This machine works with over 60 materials. It also allows you to upload designs into its database. Furthermore, it has dual carriage, smart dial, and its smartphone/PC compatible.

It ticks many boxes for you, therefore, a good buy.

Price: $379.99


  • Equipped with dual carriage and smart dial
  • Suitable with all cricut cartridges


  • Noisy in operation
  • Adjusting blades can be difficult

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