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BlendJet 2 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Jan 19, 2024 at 11:28 am
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4.7
Multi-Purpose
6.3
Smoothies (Single Serving)
4.3
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
4.0
Ice Crushing
2.1
Soups
3.5
Professional Use

The BlendJet 2 is a battery-powered personal blender for making smoothies and other single-serve drinks on the go. It's primarily available on the manufacturer's website and comes in a variety of bright colors. It's meant to be portable, meaning you can drink directly from its 16-ounce jar with the blade assembly and motor base attached or screw the lid on and put the whole blender in your bag.

Note: BlendJet recalled many BlendJet 2 models in the U.S. and Canada because of safety concerns, including our unit. The recall affects units with the first four digits of the serial number between 5201 and 5542. You can read more details of the recall here and check if your blender is affected on BlendJet's website here. While BlendJet says models currently for sale are safe and not subject to recall, updated models may perform differently. We plan to request a replacement motor base and lid from the manufacturer and will retest that model. If you own a BlendJet 2, we recommend you stop using it and check if it's part of the recall on BlendJet's website.

Our Verdict

4.7 Multi-Purpose

The BlendJet 2 isn't intended for multi-purpose use. It makes okay smoothies and crushed ice in its 16-ounce jar, but you often need to shake the jar before the ingredients start blending. It's not good for making almond butter, and like most personal blenders, you can't use it for hot blending. It's also not dishwasher-safe. On the plus side, its jar design makes it very easy to clean by hand since it can open on both ends. It's also compact and quiet when running, making it well-suited for use as a portable blender.

Pros
  • Very light and small.
  • Quiet while blending.
  • Very easy to clean.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Struggles with leafy greens like kale.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Makes dry, barely spreadable nut butter.
6.3 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The BlendJet 2 isn't bad for single-serve smoothies. It's designed to be a portable single-serve drink blender and is light, quiet, and feels sturdy. If you want to blend on the go, its battery-powered design gives it an advantage over regular plug-in models. It can break up ice cubes in your smoothie or shake recipe. However, if you add fruit or leafy greens, smoothies have a grainy texture. While it's easy to clean by hand, none of its parts are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Very light and small.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
4.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The BlendJet 2 isn't suitable for blending multiple servings. It's meant to blend for one, and its total capacity is small. It makes a better smoothie if you work with small batches. It's also somewhat slow to process fibrous ingredients like kale, so blending several smoothies in a row isn't convenient.

Pros
  • Very light and small.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Jar capacity is designed for single servings.
4.0 Ice Crushing

The BlendJet 2 is bad for crushing ice. It can't process very many cubes at once, and you need to shake the machine almost constantly while it's running to avoid jams. It manages to break up the ice cubes but makes clumpy ice with unprocessed pieces. Even though it feels well-built, the motor can overheat if you run it several blending cycles without letting it rest in between.

Pros
  • Very light and small.
  • Quiet while blending.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
2.1 Soups

The BlendJet 2 isn't suitable for making soup. It can't hot blend and has a small capacity like most personal blenders. It also struggles to make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients, so even if you use room-temperature ingredients, recipes like pureed broccoli soup will have a grainy texture.

Pros
  • Very light and small.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Can't hot blend.
3.5 Professional Use

The BlendJet 2 isn't intended for professional use and isn't a good choice for heavy-duty blending. It's meant to be a portable smoothie blender and isn't very versatile. It struggles with fibrous ingredients like kale and tough tasks like blending nuts or ice.

Pros
  • Very light and small.
  • Very easy to clean.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Struggles with leafy greens like kale.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Makes dry, barely spreadable nut butter.
  • 4.7 Multi-Purpose
  • 6.3 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 4.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 4.0 Ice Crushing
  • 2.1 Soups
  • 3.5 Professional Use
  1. Updated Jan 19, 2024: Updated the review with information about the manufacturer's recall of many BlendJet 2 models, including our unit.
  2. Updated Sep 22, 2023: Made a note that the Ninja Blast makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients (small batches).
  3. Updated Jun 06, 2023: Added a note that its design makes cleaning easier than the Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender.
  4. Updated Jun 01, 2023: Compared the design of its blades and motor base with the Fresh Juice Portable Blender's.
  5. Updated Feb 07, 2023: Checked that the text is up to date.
  6. Updated Jan 19, 2023: Updated 'Variants' section to include new colors and remove variants that aren't available.
  7. Updated Sep 09, 2022: Revised text to match results updated to Test Bench 1.0.
  8. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  9. Updated Feb 21, 2022: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  10. Updated Jul 19, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  11. Updated Feb 04, 2021: Review published.
  12. Updated Feb 01, 2021: Early access published.
  13. Updated Jan 27, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  14. Updated Jan 26, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  15. Updated Jan 23, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This blender comes in dozens of colors and patterns, including 'Mint', 'Black', 'Hot Pink', 'Royal Blue', 'Lavender', 'Blush', 'White', 'Slate', 'Glacier', 'Emerald,' 'Sea Glass', 'Merlot', 'Cloud', 'Periwinkle', 'Galaxy Metallic', 'Rose Metallic', 'Geode', 'Walnut', and 'Urban Camo'.

They also have several collaborations with other brands. Disney-branded options include 'Mickey Mouse', 'Minnie Mouse', 'Love Story', 'Polka Dots', 'Elsa', 'Olaf', 'Cinderella', 'Tiana', 'Belle', and 'Moana'. They also sell Pixar-branded blenders: 'Woody', 'Buzz Lightyear', and 'Aliens'. Although no longer available, 'Tie Dye', 'Rainbow Fade', and 'Lisa Frank Leopard' variants were part of a partnership with the brand Lisa Frank. Their most recent collaboration is with Happy Viking, Venus Williams' protein powder company. Those designs, 'Strawberry Blast', 'Plant Paradise', and 'Match Point', have her signature printed on the side of the jar.

We tested the 'Mint' variant; you can see its label here. The expectation is that the other color variants will perform similarly, including color variants that are no longer available on the company's website. The selection of colors and patterns changes quite often, so you may want to look at their website to see what's currently available. If you come across another variant, please let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The BlendJet 2 is a small battery-powered personal blender meant for smoothies and other single-serve drinks. Unlike regular plug-in personal blenders, you keep its motor base and blade assembly attached to the jar when you bring it with you, allowing you to blend up a smoothie or shake wherever you are. It's very easy to clean for a portable blender since you can open both ends of the jar, but models like the Ninja Blast and NutriBullet GO make smoother blends with common smoothie ingredients like fruit and leafy greens.

If you're looking for more options, check out our lists of the best personal blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best bullet blenders.

Ninja Blast

The Ninja Blast is a bit better than the BlendJet 2. It's sturdier and quieter and makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like leafy greens, which is important for well-blended smoothies. However, the BlendJet 2 is much easier to clean by hand.

Magic Bullet Portable Blender

The Magic Bullet Portable Blender is better than the BlendJet 2. The Magic Bullet has a better build quality and makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like leafy greens and fruits. On the other hand, the BlendJet is a bit quieter when it's running, and it's easier to clean by hand.

Magic Bullet Mini

The Magic Bullet Mini is a better blender for most uses than the BlendJet 2. The Magic Bullet makes a smoother puree of fibrous ingredients and more spreadable nut butter, and it comes with a small additional jar. On the other hand, the BlendJet can crush ice and feels more sturdy.

Magic Bullet Blender

The Magic Bullet Blender and the BlendJet 2 have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on your needs. The BlendJet is a portable, battery-powered blender. It's smaller and quieter, and its lid has a built-in carrying strap. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet is a conventional personal blender that comes with a greater number of jars. Unless you're looking for a portable blender, it's better for most uses.

NutriBullet Pro 900

The NutriBullet Pro 900 and the BlendJet 2 have different strengths. The NutriBullet is a more versatile machine since it can handle tougher tasks like making nut butter and liquifying fibrous ingredients like kale. On the other hand, the BlendJet is a portable, battery-powered blender, so you may prefer it if you want to blend on the go.

NutriBullet GO

The NutriBullet GO is a bit better than the BlendJet 2. Both models are battery-powered blenders that don't perform the best when blending fibrous ingredients, but the GO takes less time to blend a smoothie with kale or blueberries. On the other hand, the BlendJet is easier to clean by hand and comes in a huge variety of different colors and patterns.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better for most purposes than the BlendJet 2. The Ninja is much more suitable for processing fibrous ingredients and making nut butter. It's easier to clean by hand, has a much better build quality, and makes snow-like crushed ice. However, the BlendJet is a battery-powered blender that's intended to be portable, and it's a much better option if you're looking for a personal blender that's easy to carry around.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is better than the Blendjet 2 for most purposes. The Ninja comes with three differently sized jars with matching to-go lids, does a better job of crushing ice, and makes a smoother puree of fibrous ingredients. However, the Blendjet is a more compact battery-powered blender, so you may prefer it if you're looking for a portable model.

Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender

The BlendJet 2 is a better blender than the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender. The BlendJet makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients, can crush ice, and has significantly better build quality. On the other hand, the BlendJet is battery-powered, though some users may prefer the Hamilton Beach's corded design.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is a better blender than the BlendJet 2. The Ninja makes better crushed ice and more spreadable nut butter. It also does a better job of processing fibrous ingredients like kale and comes with an additional jar and lid. On the other hand, the BlendJet is much smaller and lighter, so you may prefer it if you're looking for something portable.

NutriBullet Pro 1000

The NutriBullet Pro 1000 is better than the BlendJet 2 for most purposes. The NutriBullet makes a silkier puree of fibrous ingredients, which is nice if your smoothie recipe includes ingredients like kale. It's also easier to clean by hand and comes with two personal jars with to-go lids. On the other hand, the BlendJet is battery-powered, so it's much more portable.

Oster MyBlend

The Oster MyBlend is better than the BlendJet 2 for most uses. The Oster makes silkier smoothies with fibrous ingredients like kale and comes with a sealable lid for its jar. It's also much better at processing thick mixtures like nut butter. On the other hand, the BlendJet 2 is a portable, battery-powered blender. It's easier to clean by hand and better built.

PopBabies Portable Blender

The BlendJet 2 is better than the PopBabies Portable Blender. It makes better-blended smoothies and can crush regular-sized ice cubes. It's also better built, quieter when it's running, and significantly easier to clean by hand. However, the PopBabies comes with a dishwasher-safe jar. You may also prefer its design, which allows you to take the jar on the go but leave the motor base at home or in your bag.

Ninja Fit

The BlendJet 2 is a battery-powered portable blender, and the Ninja Fit is a more typical plug-in personal blender. Both are meant for single-serve drinks like smoothies, but the Ninja Fit is more powerful and blends ingredients like leafy greens, fruit, and ice more smoothly. The BlendJet is lighter and its battery-powered design makes it more suitable for blending on the go. It's also quieter when it's running.

Fresh Juice Portable Blender

The BlendJet 2 is better than the Fresh Juice Portable Blender. They're both battery-powered blenders and perform similarly, but the BlendJet has a better build quality, and its design is easier to clean. However, you might like that you can carry the Fresh Juice blender around with the motor base attached or without, making it lighter.

Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender and the BlendJet 2 have different strengths. The BlendJet is more portable since it's lighter, and you can drink from the jar without detaching the motor base. It's sturdier, quieter, and much easier to clean by hand. However, the bulkier Cuisinart can make a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients and even produce smooth nut butter (with some time and effort on your part).

Xibonol Portable Blender

The BlendJet 2 is better than the Xibonol Portable Blender. The BlendJet is much sturdier, and its design is a little more convenient, as its motor base is always at the bottom of the jar, whether you're blending or using it as a bottle. It can also make a smoother blend with small batches of fibrous ingredients like kale.

Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

The Magic Bullet Kitchen Express and the BlendJet 2 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one, depending on your needs. The BlendJet is a more portable battery-powered blender. It has a much better build quality, and its lid has a built-in carrying strap. You can use it to crush ice, and it's much easier to clean by hand. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet can make a silkier smoothie with ingredients like kale. It comes with a greater number of jars as well as a food processing attachment.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Height
9.3" (23.7 cm)
Width 3.0" (7.7 cm)
Depth 3.4" (8.6 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The BlendJet 2 portable blender is intended to be portable, and while it's a bit heavier than the NutriBullet GO, it's still very easy to carry around. It can fit into backpacks and purses and doesn't take up much space in a kitchen cupboard. You can also remove the jar from the base to make it shorter and easier to store.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

Note: BlendJet has recalled many BlendJet 2 blenders sold in the United States and Canada, including our unit. We'll request a replacement model through BlendJet's website and update our review when we receive and test it. If you already own a BlendJet 2, you can check if it's included in the recall here. We didn't experience any issues with our BlendJet, so it's worth checking if your blender is recalled even if you haven't had any problems.

The entire blender is plastic, including the jar and motor base. The blade assembly is attached to the base with a thin shaft and is slightly offset from the center, which the manufacturer says helps it blend better. The base sits on three rubber anti-slip pads and has a power button, a battery life indicator light, and a USB-C charging port.

The jar has a magnetic sensor that helps align it with the motor base, and it screws tightly into place. There are measuring marks on it, and the lid has a built-in carrying strap.

1.4
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
16.0 oz (473 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

The jar is meant for single-serves and has a 16-ounce capacity.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
No

The jar and lid are made of plastic and aren't dishwasher-safe. The jar has no bottom unless it's on the motor base, so you have to keep it attached to drink from the jar.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

The blades are attached to the motor base, and you can't remove them. You also need to keep the blades and motor base screwed onto the jar to drink from it, which is unlike conventional personal blenders like the Ninja Fit. Some battery-powered blenders give you the option of detaching the motor base when you want to drink from the jar, like the Fresh Juice Portable Blender.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

It has a screw-on lid with a built-in carrying strap.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
1.6 ft (0.5 m)

The BlendJet 2 is battery-powered and has a fairly short USB-C to USB-A charging cable. The manufacturer says the battery takes about 90 minutes to fully charge, and one full charge provides about 15 blending cycles that last for 20 seconds each. Unlike the PopBabies Portable Blender, you can't use this blender while it's charging.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base with blades
  • Jar
  • Lid
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Quick Start guide

Performance
5.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
5.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.0

It's disappointing for small batches of fibrous ingredients. If you use it for a smoothie with kale, the result is a very grainy puree. Getting the smoothest possible blend is a long, hands-on process. Every press of the power button runs the blender for a 20-second cycle. You can press it immediately after every cycle to blend more continuously, but it's important to stop and shake the machine after every cycle. It helps get the ingredients into contact with the blades and prevents the motor from overheating. If it overheats, the light around the power button turns red, and the blender won't start until the motor cools down. When we tried the test without pausing between each 20-second cycle, it overheated after the fourth run.

If you're looking for a portable blender that makes a smoother blend with tough fibrous ingredients like leafy greens or fruit skin, try the Ninja Blast.

4.9
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
4.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
5.0

It's poor at processing big batches of fibrous ingredients. To get the best results, you need to run about five 20-second blending cycles, and again, it's important to pause between each run to shake the jar and let the motor rest. It struggles to process fibrous ingredients like kale and makes a grainier blend with more and bigger unprocessed bits than with a smaller batch.

4.7
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
4.0
Crushed Ice Texture
5.0

It's not good for crushing ice. It makes chunky crushed ice with some unprocessed pieces and can't handle many cubes at once. You must shake the jar while the blender runs to prevent jams. It can only fit four cubes at once if you add three first, run one 20-second cycle, and then add the fourth.

2.6
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
2.0
Nut Butter Texture
3.0

It's not suitable for making nut butter. It can't create any kind of vortex to pull the nuts toward the blades, so you need to shake the jar constantly for the ingredients to continue processing. You also need to use something like a knife to stir the ingredients between blending cycles. Unfortunately, all that effort isn't worth it since, at best, it makes very dry nut butter with many unprocessed pieces.

8.4
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
85.9 dB

Like other battery-powered blenders, like the NutriBullet GO, it's quiet for a blender. You don't want to stand next to it for hours, but the noise isn't too annoying if you just use it for a few minutes.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
18,000 RPM
Max Speed
18,000 RPM
Power
N/A
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The BlendJet 2 has one speed preset, so you can't adjust the speed to suit your recipe, which is typical for personal blenders.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

The controls consist of one button on the motor base. Pushing the button once starts a 20-second blending cycle. You can also double-press to activate pulse mode. Pressing and holding the button for five seconds locks the blender and prevents it from starting if the button is pushed accidentally, like if it's in your bag, or if the jar isn't mounted on the base. When you're ready to use the blender again, just hold the button for another five seconds to unlock it.

8.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's very easy to clean. A quick blend with soap and water takes care of most of the residue inside the jar. You can remove the lid and motor base to open the jar on both ends, making cleaning easier than with portable blenders like the Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender. However, the blades are fixed to the motor base, which you can't immerse in water.