Blenders have become an integral part of every kitchen and every household in today’s world. It is not one of those appliances that sits on the kitchen counter idly or in storage cabinets, for weeks, until you need it for some special recipe or occasion. With the passage of time, its versatility has evolved. Now we use it for much more than just mixing drinks and making shakes.
However, not everyone needs or has a permanent counter space for a full-fledged, high-power blender with all of its attachments and accessories. Or maybe you don’t want to go through the hassle of cleaning those big blender jugs, after making a single serving of a drink. These and quite a few other reasons make personal/single-serve blenders a much better fit for you. So our experts compiled a list of 10 best personal and portable blenders after analyzing dozens of blenders These are compact in size and the special blending containers turns into to-go cups/bottles by simply replacing the blade base with the drinking lids. You just quickly whip up your morning smoothies, shakes, and dips, and then be on your way.
Remember, a personal blender is compact, portable, convenient and efficient, but it is still a personal blender. Which means that you cannot make more than a single serving at a time and if you are making larger servings then it will be prudent to use a full-sized blender. The serving size is both its biggest feature and at the same time a big drawback.Table setup not completed.
What To Consider Before Buying A Personal/Single-Serve Blender:
- Your Budget: How much are you willing to spend on a personal blender?
- Motor Power and Blending Prowess: Higher watts mean more power but it does not mean that high-powered motors always perform better. The blending ability also depends on the shape of the blending cup and the blades.
- Cup Size and Design: What amount of single serving do you want? The options available range from 12 oz. to 32 oz. The design of the travel cup also affect the level of portability.
- Are Extra Cups Available?
- Quality and Design of Blender Blades: Always go for the stainless steel blades. Observe the positioning and design of the blades as well.
- How Much Noise Does The Blender Makes?
- Ease of Operation: The personal blenders are usually one-touch operated. But some brands give the users more options and functions.
- How Easy is it to Clean? Are the Parts Dishwasher Safe?
- Is it BPA-free?
- Quality and Durability of the Materials: This feature generally depends on the price of the personal blender but there are quite a few good quality models in the market with an affordable price.
- Safety Features: You should take note of the safety features like; over-heat protection, safety-lock, leak-proof etc.
Nutri Ninja Pro Personal Blender:
This amazing portable blender got our attention due to its slim and compatible look as well as its cheap price. It has comparatively less features to other personal blenders. But it has the ability to make any drink within a minute due to its 900 Watts electric power. Blending hard items like nuts is harder for this blender as it is least capable of blending ice or nuts. And sometimes you could see some undissolved ingredients as this product is only suitable for smoothies. This blender has no on/off switch, as it runs on pulse technology. And you can also take it to the gym as it is portable and it has a cleanup option after usage. So if you are in search of a personal blender to make smoothies then we will recommend this product.
NutriBullet is one the most famous and high selling brands of blenders and mixers. The NutriBullet Pro is one of my favorite models of this brand. It is one of the best personal blenders in the market. It features 900 watts of powerful blending and extracting capabilities that can transform the toughest ingredients into delicious smoothies, shakes and nut butters. This single serve blender boasts six high performance stainless steel extractor blades that creates cyclonic motion to break down the toughest ingredients. The package also include two BPA-free 32 oz. high quality plastic cups, two to-go lids, two lip rings, two lip rings with handles, a hard cover recipe book, a user manual and a pocket Nutritionist. It even comes with a membership to a recipe site that features over 700 smoothie recipes and direct access to Registered Dietitians. Cleaning it after use is simple and hassle-free as the blades detaches from the cup. It is dishwasher friendly. With the use of an 18 oz. cup (sold separately), you can make healthy delicious dips, dressings and sauces as well. It is available in 11 colors. It comes with a 1 year limited warranty. It must not be used for more than 60 seconds at a time, but do not worry; it pulverizes everything in mostly one 10 to 20 seconds. It is a bit pricey, but then again it has a lot to offer.
OYeet GoPower Personal Blender:
Aesthetically speaking, this single serve blender is a thing of beauty. It is the winner of IF Design Award. Its design is simple yet so intuitive and elegant. It will look stunning on any kitchen counter while taking up very little space. Available in two color variants; Coral Red and Prussian Blue. It really is a single person blender with an 18 oz. blender bottle with a maximum blending capacity of 15 oz. It comes with just the one bottle and you can order another separately. Once you put the travel lid on, it transforms into a sports shaker bottle. The bottle is wrapped in a thick high quality silicone sleeve, which adds to its rugged looks, and provides you with extra grip while on the go. The motor power is rated at 500 watts with customized 1000-watt max power (High-Speed 30000Rpm). This kind of power running through the refined nutrient extraction blades with Vortex Blending System pulverizes anything you throw its way. It literally turn any ingredient, frozen or not, into slush in 10-20 seconds. The operation is minimalistic where you just push down the bottle and the blending begins. All the materials are food grade and BPA free. 180 days money back guarantee and 2 Years Warranty are included. It comes with a free health recipe booklets and a cleaning brush.
Magic Bullet Blender:
Magic Bullet blender is the most trending and famous blender nowadays, especially best for single serve and personal use. It is mainly developed for making smoothies and it can also blend dry ingredients as well in no time. The reviews we got is very encouraging as this product is durable and retains its strength after using it regularly for months. This blender is not suitable for hard ingredients like nuts or tough items. Some of the customers complained about jar leakage and motor burning so we recommend first reading it’s user guide carefully to avoid any issue. Its cleaning is comparatively very simple as you can wash it by putting some water and start blending for a minute or two. So if you are in need of a kind of blender that can blend hard ingredients then you should check our #1 pick as it is much expensive but came in many features and powerful motor comparatively.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Personal Blender:
If it is your first time buying a personal blender and you do not want to mess that up, then Black+Decker’s PB1002 is the right choice for you. It is reasonably priced and so reasonably good quality. The design is simple and so is its operation with just an on/off button. The motor provides 275 watts of power that is more than enough to crush ice and other ingredients for your smoothies and shakes. This single serve blender comes with stainless steel FusionBlade that ensures to give you a smooth chunks-free texture to your drinks. This blender comes with two 20 oz. BPA-free plastic jars with twist-on travel lids. You just take out the blade lid and put the travel lids on and you are ready to go without the fear of spilling. The blade, the jars, and the lids are all dishwasher-safe. The product comes with a 2 years limited warranty. It is available in 4 colors. You should use it with gentle hands and you must read the rather concise user manual. It will work like a charm if you are careful in operating it.
Hamilton Beach 51101av:
This product is a good option for making protein shakes, juices, milkshakes and smoothies as well. You can buy a normal quality product at a cheap price.You can bring it anywhere as it comes up in a lid form and you also have not to worry about the fluid coming out of the blender. We can call it a travel blender as we can take it anywhere as it is in a mug form. This product has the power to make shakes and blend different types of ingredients as well as it can blend ice as this model came up in 175W . It has a stainless steel jar but keep in mind to not put hot ingredients in it. To start you have to push the power button.
Sboly Personal Blender:
Consider this single serve blender a somewhat better version of the Black+Decker PB1002. It has a 300 watts motor, which comes with overheat protection and automatic recovery function. It has a one-touch operation and most drinks are ready in about 10 seconds using its 4 very sharp stainless steel blades. You can easily make shakes, smoothies, sauces, dips and juices from any ingredients you like. Its compact design takes up very little space on your counter. The electric motor base comes with a handle and a safety lock. A silicone O-ring in the blade assembly prevents leakage. The 20 oz. Tritan portable blender cup comes with a travel lid and is easy to clean with the use of the bottlebrush that comes with it. All parts are BPA-free to ensure healthy and safe usage. Except for the motor base, all parts are dishwasher friendly. A silicone ice cube tray and two extra silicone O-rings are also included. Sboly offers a 90-day quality assurance guarantee and a two-year overall warranty. You also have the choice of 1 or 2 blender cups.
Bella 13330 Rocket blender:
Bella Bullet Blender is not as famous as Nutri Ninja or magic bullet but it also has the potential to blend smoothies and crush ice. It also comes in 700W power so it is equal to Nutri ninja in Power. This product has the quality grinding blade so you can grind nuts and make shakes. Bella Rocket Blender also gives the option of buying extra cups by paying little price. Avoid grinding or blending hot liquids in a blender. In comparison with Magic Bullet our experts recommend Bella, as it performs well in grinding ice and nuts as well as blending smoothies.
We got some complaints about this blender and the major one we got is about blade housing. You could face issues about it’s body as its body is made of low quality material, so you might face issues as it’s drive socket is made up of low quality material. This machine comes with a one year warranty but in our opinion warranty does not count, so if you want to use a blender on a daily basis then we will recommend to buy Nutri Ninja Pro. Hence Nutri Ninja is little pricey but durable and comes in high features as well as more powerful.
Tenswall Portable Blender:
Tenwall portable blender is another quality option, you can blend smoothies and make shakes as well as it can blend ice. The reviews we got about this product is mostly 4 star but one customer pointed out that this portable blender reduced its strength and power especially when put something creamy in it. Tenswall portable blender is a little smaller as it is mainly developed for portable and single use. Its charging spot is made up of silicone so there is less chance of water entering its inner electronics place. Sometimes ingredients get stuck so you have to put some liquid and shake it and then restart it. In our experts’ view and the reviews we got, this quality and cheap product is best for single serving and you can take it to the office and gym as this is a portable blender.
Oster My Blend Personal Blender:
For my last pick, I chose a product by Oster. Oster has been in the market for a long time and is a reliable brand. Their My Blend single serve blender is an economical nifty little beastie with 250 watts of blending power and with a higher power option of 400 watts to crush ice and other tough ingredients. It is ideal for one serve shakes and smoothies. In its price range, it is the best in my opinion. It features a simple one touch blending operation. The blender cup attachment is a 20 oz. sports bottle with a carry hook travel-lid. The lid and the bottle are made of dishwasher safe, BPA-free plastic and are quite durable. This blender is compact in size, easy to store and portable. It is available in a variety of colors. It comes with just the one bottle but extra bottles and parts are available separately. The key to trouble free and prolonged usage of this blender is not overdoing and overloading it. Blend in small bursts, give a few shakes in between and you will have no problem with the result of your smoothies and shakes.