Blenders are amazing appliances. They are so important it’s hard to live without one. Personal blenders are even more important due to the convenience they offer compared to large countertop blenders.
Personal blenders are also known as single-serve blenders, but don’t let the word “personal” confuse you. They can blend almost everything that countertop blenders can blend, they just come in smaller sizes.
They are really useful for making shakes and smoothies on the go, and you can even make small amounts of sauces, dips, and batters with them. They are portable, so you can carry them around easily, and they are easy to clean.
Having one in your possession means no more whipping out a large appliance to make a quick smoothie and having to go through the pain of cleaning it every single time. With personal models, the jar containing your ingredients is small enough to carry around, so it serves as a cup too.
A personal model is the perfect fit for you if you live in a small apartment, are a student, or you live alone. It’s also the right option if you have limited counter space in your kitchen, or you simply don’t have a need for a high-powered one.
There are many models on the market from different brands, and it can be difficult to choose one out of the hundreds of choices available to you. However, we’ve done the research for you so you don’t have to. Here are the 5 best options on the market today.
The Best 5 Personal Blenders
1. Magic Bullet 11-Piece Small Blender
With a staggering 28,000 ratings on Amazon, this product is one you absolutely have to check out. Even if you don’t intend to buy it or you don’t like it, just check it out. You might change your mind.
This model blends, grinds, whips, chops, and mixes. You can use it to prepare your favorite meals, tasty sauces, omelets, dips, and of course smoothies. There’s a total of 11 items included in the package, which consists of the blender, blades, recipe book, and extra cups.
The recipe book helps you get started on putting the powerful 250-watt power base to good use. The cups are made of high-impact BPA-free plastic, which means they won’t break easily even if you have the habit of dropping them.
Using this model is easy and only requires four steps. The first step is an obvious one – putting all the ingredients you wish to blend in the cup. The next step is to twist on the blade, after which you need to line up the tabs and place the cup on the base housing the motor, which then does the rest of the work.
The hallmarks of this model are speed and versatility. Make those milkshakes, frozen cocktails, or anything you want! You can even use it as a sort of food processor, although it won’t match the performance of a standard food processor.
After you’re done using it, cleaning up is a breeze. It only requires a quick rinse with soap and water. Since its parts are dishwasher-safe, you can also use that if you’re feeling lazy.
There’s a handy flip top to-go lid for when you’re in a rush and need to quickly make something and take it with you. Just blend, cover the cup, and be on your way. Just in case you’re wondering, this product also makes hummus, baby food, and chops nuts.
2. Ninja Nutri Pro Compact Personal Blender
If the Magic Bullet’s perfect balance between power and speed doesn’t cut it for you, then you may want to have a look at the Ninja Nutri Pro. This model is for those who need more power and are willing to shell out the extra cash to have it.
This product offers 900-watts of pure blending power, which is a lot more compared to the 250-watts offered by the Magic Bullet. It can break down veggies and fruits efficiently so you can have delicious and nutritious smoothies all day long if that’s what you want.
Thanks to its more powerful power base, this model is extremely good at extracting nutrients from ingredients. So, for example, when you load up your fruits to make a cup of juice, you’ll be getting the very best juice you can out of those fruits thanks to its excellent extraction ability.
The blades in this appliance do an awesome job of breaking down anything, including ice. Crushing ice and frozen ingredients is a breeze with this appliance. It also crushes seeds, nuts, skins, and stems, and the manual pulse function gives you complete control over the consistency of your blends. Want a smooth or granular result? Just keep pulsing until you get your desired results.
A product like this wouldn’t be complete without a nice lid for the cups. This one has spout ‘sip and seal’ lids so you can cover your drinks and take them with you easily. You have the option of using either the 18oz cup or the 24oz cup.
All the parts of this blender are dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. All in all, this product offers great value for the money and it’s one you won’t regret buying.
3. Hamilton Beach 51101AV
I’m not sure what Hamilton Beach aimed to achieve with this product, but they surely got many things right with this model. It’s a model that lets you customize it to truly make it yours. It’s available in two variants and multiple colors. You can opt for the 1-jar version or the version that comes with 2 jars. You can also choose from 6 different colors. The colors available are black, raspberry, red, blue, white, and a combination of white and gray.
This appliance is compact, like really compact, and therefore makes a great travel companion. It’s also the perfect office and home blender for those who prefer smaller appliances that won’t take up a huge chunk of space.
With its blend and go feature which is common among blenders of this size, you can blend your ingredients in the jar and simply cover it with the provided lid so you can carry it with you and drink from it whenever you want. The jar (which doubles as a travel mug) has a 14oz capacity, which is more than enough for most people.
This appliance is one of the best cheapest models you can get, and as a result of that, slightly lower performance is to be expected. It has a 175-watt motor which obviously isn’t terribly powerful, but is good enough to perform most of the tasks personal blenders are used for, and quite reliable too.
Its stainless steel blades can crush ice, and it can be used to prepare a host of foods and ingredients, including baby formula, salad dressing, marinades, smoothies, and shakes. All this is possible with a simple touch of its on/pulse button, giving you the best of one-touch blending.
This is a great little blender that will pay for itself over and over again because you’ll be saving money when you have the right tool to make your own smoothies, instead of buying overpriced ones that’ll never be as healthy as the ones you make yourself.
4. Black+Decker PB1002G FusionBlade
This is another single-serve blender that is worthy of the “best” title. It’s placed at #4, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t as good as the others above it. It’s a fantastic personal appliance that comes in two colors – gray and red, with two large (20oz) cups as standard.
The jars are made of quality plastic, and two lids are provided for both. When you’re done and ready to go, twist on the lids and take your jars with you. When you’re through with them, cleaning them is easy. They are also dishwasher-safe.
Black+Decker’s FusionBlade is the most important component of this appliance, second only to the 275-watt motor. It does all the crushing and blending, so you can make all the iced drinks you want. Your smoothies will be as ‘smooth’ as they can be because it has the ability to blend evenly. You can even make soups and purees with it.
There’s no learning curve to undergo with this product. You only have one button to press to start the appliance and to turn it off. This button also lets you decide how consistent you want your blends to be. For smoother results, just let it run until your smoothies (or anything you’re making) appears exactly the way you want it.
The jars are BPA-free, and you can use them without worrying about ingesting toxic chemicals. This blender powers through vegetables such as kale and spinach. It smoothly blends chia seeds, almonds, apples, and cashews. If you’re tired of cleaning a big blender each time you make a protein shake or smoothie, this product should definitely be among the list of models you’re considering for your next purchase.
5. HadinEEon Personal Blender
This is a special one. I’d also like to inform you that it’s the last but not the ‘least of the list’. It’s special because it has adjustable speeds, a feature you won’t find in the other products above. There are 3 speed options – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Pulse mode.
Speed 2 is the fastest mode and is designed for blending hard fruits and veggies, such as carrots or broccoli. Speed 1 is slower and suitable for softer ingredients such as tomatoes, bananas, and avocados. Pulse mode is exactly what its name implies. You keep pressing until you get the desired results. It’s the mode for large or very hard ingredients like ice.
The appliance is available in red and silver colors and looks beautiful in both. It’s powered by a 300-watt motor, and comes with two jars of varying capacities. One is a 10oz jar, and the other is a 20oz jar. Both are BPA-free and double as travel mugs with lids.
This blender has some extra features like overload and overheating protection, which basically protects it by stopping it from reaching high temperature levels while working. It also has a safety feature that prevents the motor from turning on and running until the cup is locked in place.
Using this appliance is as easy as putting the ingredients in the cup, placing and securing it to the base, and selecting a speed setting. All of its removable parts are dishwasher-safe, so cleaning is hassle-free. Overall, this is a well-made product that won’t disappoint you.
Over to You
So there you have them…the 5 best personal blenders you can buy today. They’re all great products and I can’t say one is better than the other. They’re all good in their own right. At this point, making a choice simply boils down to your budget and how much power you need. Appearance is also a factor. If you like the look of one over another, by all means go for it. I guess what I’m trying to say is you can’t go wrong with any of these five options.