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The 4 Best Personal Blenders - Spring 2022 Reviews

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Best Personal Blenders

A personal blender is a great way to make personal-sized blends that you can easily take with you on the go. They generally excel at making smoothies, and they tend to come with differently-sized single-serve jars. While they're not as versatile as full-size models, have very simple controls, and can't hot blend, they're a great choice for making smaller-portioned mixes.

We've tested over 15 personal blenders, and below are our recommendations for the best options to buy. Check out our picks for the best mini blenders, the best Vitamix blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best blenders for under $100.


  1. Best Personal Blender For Smoothies: Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

       
    Pros Cons
       
    • Easy to store.
    • Makes silky green smoothies.
    • Two personal jars with resealable lids.
    • Very loud.
    • Some parts feel cheaply made.

    The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is the best personal blender for smoothies that we've tested. This personal blender comes with a pair of 24-ounce jars with matching to-go lids that you can use to make single-serve drinks. Its motor base isn't very tall, so it's easy to store under a cabinet or in a kitchen cupboard.

    It has buttons for a few different present modes that act as timers, so you don't need to stand near the blender while it's running. It can incorporate ingredients like leafy greens into outstanding, silky smoothies in about a minute using its 'Extraction' preset mode. The blender also comes with a 'Power-Nutri Bowl' with rotating arms inside of it to help push ingredients towards the blades. It's intended for thicker mixtures like smoothie bowls, and you can use it to make very smooth and spreadable almond butter.

    Unfortunately, it's one of the loudest blenders we've tested, which might be disappointing, especially if you tend to make early-morning smoothies. While it's well-built, some parts of the motor base feel thin and plasticky, meaning it may not be ideal if you're looking for a very sturdy blender. Otherwise, it's the best single-serve blender that we've tested and offers exceptionally versatile performance for a personal blender.

    See our review

  2. Best Budget Personal Blender: Ninja Fit

       
    Pros Cons
       
    • Two personal jars with resealable lids.
    • Makes silky green smoothies.
    • Dishwasher-safe.
    • Mediocre for crushing ice.
    • Small capacity.

    The Ninja Fit is the best budget personal blender that we've tested. This bullet blender doesn't take up too much space on a kitchen counter. It comes with a pair of 16-ounce jars with to-go lids, so you can easily make a single-serve smoothie and bring it with you on the go.

    You have to press down on the jar to operate the blender, but it takes less than two minutes to make a fantastic, silky smoothie using either jar. It's also very easy to clean by hand when working with liquid ingredients, and you can also put the jars, lids, and blades on the top rack of your dishwasher.

    Unfortunately, unlike the top pick, it's mediocre for crushing ice. Its 16-ounce jars are also small compared to some similar personal blenders like the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus, which comes with three 20-ounce jars. This model has a much better build quality, and if you're looking for the best single-serve blender for a budget-friendly price, it's worth considering.

    See our review

  3. Best Cheap Personal Blender: Magic Bullet Mini

       
    Pros Cons
       
    • Makes well-blended smoothies.
    • Resealable lid and cup ring included for 13-oz jar.
    • Compact design.
    • Mediocre build quality.
    • Βlades aren't dishwasher-safe.

    The Magic Βullet Mini is the best cheap personal blender we've tested. This blender's small size makes it well-suited for cramped kitchens since you can easily store it in a cupboard or on a counter. It comes with a 13-ounce jar for recipes like smoothies and an 8-ounce jar better suited for making dressing or salsa.

    It can blend good smoothies with fibrous ingredients like leafy greens using the 13-ounce jar. There's a resealable lid to take your smoothie with you and a cup ring that makes it easier to drink directly from the jar at home. The jars and lids are dishwasher-safe as well. The blades have to be cleaned by hand, but it's easy to rinse them clean when working with liquidy ingredients.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't have the best build quality since the jars and motor base are made of plastic that feels a bit flimsy. It's not for crushing ice, according to the manufacturer, and it's not powerful enough to do a good job with tough tasks like making almond butter. If you're looking for a budget-friendly blender, it's one of the best small blenders we've tested.

    See our review

  4. Βetter-Βuilt Alternative: Oster MyBlend

       
    Pros Cons
       
    • Βottle-shaped jar with a resealable lid.
    • Dishwasher-safe.
    • Decent build quality.
    • Struggles with fibrous ingredients.
    • Only comes with one jar.

    If you want better build quality, you may prefer the Oster MyBlend. It makes foamier, leafier smoothies than the Magic Βullet Mini if you add ingredients like kale, but its motor base feels sturdier and more durable. Also, unlike the Magic Βullet, it does an okay job of crushing ice on its own, so you can use it to whip up small batches of ice for cocktails or frozen drinks. You may prefer the jar's bottle-shaped design, and it comes in a few different colors to suit your style. It's also dishwasher-safe and easy to clean by hand. Unfortunately, it struggles to incorporate fibrous ingredients like raw greens into a silky blend and doesn't come with any additional jars.

    If you like to make smoothies with fibrous ingredients like greens, go for the Magic Βullet, but try the Oster instead if you want a better-built blender or prefer its sporty design.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ: The Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is better for crushing ice and easier to clean by hand than the Ninja Fit, but it makes foamy, grainier smoothies. See our review
  • BlendJet 2: The BlendJet 2 is a battery-powered personal blender. It's very quiet and light, makes an okay smoothie, and can crush ice. While it doesn't perform as well as the Ninja Fit or the Magic Bullet Mini, if you want a portable blender that allows you to blend up a smoothie at work, it's a decent, affordable option. See our review
  • NutriBullet PRO 1000: The NutriBullet PRO 1000 makes good smoothies and bar quality crushed ice in its 32-ounce main jar, but it's a poor choice for making almond butter and has a worse build quality than the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO. See our review
  • NutriBullet Pro+: The NutriBullet Pro+ makes incredible smoothies in either its 24-ounce or 32-ounce jar. The jars come with matching lip rings and to-go lids, and everything is dishwasher-safe. However, unlike the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO, it can't crush ice. It's also not as good for making almond butter. See our review
  • Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro: The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is a budget-friendly personal blender that makes snow-like crushed ice, but it's not as good for making smoothies as the Ninja Fit or the Ninja Nutri-Βlender Plus. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 29, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

  2. Mar 01, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

  3. Jan 24, 2022: Replaced the Ninja Nutri-Βlender Plus with the Ninja Fit because of its less expensive price point and better build quality. Added the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro to Notable Mentions.

  4. Dec 21, 2021: Replaced the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro with the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus because its lower price makes it a better fit for the budget category. Also removed the Breville Boss To Go Sport as the 'Βetter-Βuilt Alternative' to the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO because it's not currently available.

  5. Oct 22, 2021: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock. There were no changes to product picks.

All Reviews

Our above recommendations are what we think are currently the best small blenders for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper blender wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no blenders that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you want to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our personal blender reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no blender is perfect, most blenders are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you look for them.

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