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Breville Boss To Go Sport Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 09, 2020 at 08:27 am
Breville Boss To Go Sport Picture
7.5
Multi-Purpose
8.8
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.8
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
6.9
Ice Crushing
3.6
Soups
6.7
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
1,000 W
Hot Blending
No

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a fairly compact personal blender that's very easy to clean and is quite versatile. It can make smooth smoothies with a nice consistency and can also be used to make great nut butter. Its blade can crush ice fairly quickly too, which is great for cocktails. Unfortunately, it isn't recommended for hot blending, so it shouldn't be used for hot mixes like soup. Overall, it's extremely well-built and feels like a premium blender that's well-suited for personal servings.

Our Verdict

7.5 Multi-Purpose

The Breville Boss To Go is a decent overall multi-purpose blender. It does a very good job for smoothies and almond butter and is also good for crushing ice for your favorite cocktails. However, it's aimed to be more of a personal blender and doesn't have a very high capacity. It can't do hot blends and isn't suitable for soups.

Pros
  • Can blend fibrous ingredients very well.
  • Creates bar-quality ice.
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Parts are dishwasher-safe on the top rack.
Cons
  • No hot blending.
  • Small capacity.
  • No real dedicated pulse mode.
  • One single speed setting.
8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Breville Boss To Go is excellent at making smoothies and protein shakes. This extremely well-built blender processes ingredients very well down to a smooth consistency. It's also quite easy to handwash after smoothies and its parts are dishwasher-safe if you place them on the top rack.

Pros
  • Can blend fibrous ingredients very well.
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Comes with drinking-ready lids.
  • Parts are dishwasher-safe on the top rack.
Cons
  • No real dedicated pulse mode.
  • One single speed setting.
7.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

Pros
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Parts are dishwasher-safe on the top rack.
Cons
  • No real dedicated pulse mode.
  • One single speed setting.
6.9 Ice Crushing

The Breville Boss To Go is good at crushing ice. The result is of very good quality, although it takes a tiny bit of time to do as you need to crush a limited amount of ice cubes at the same time so the blades don't jam.

Pros
  • Creates bar-quality ice.
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Parts are dishwasher-safe on the top rack.
Cons
  • No real dedicated pulse mode.
  • One single speed setting.
3.6 Soups

The Breville Boss To Go isn't recommended for hot blends and isn't suitable for soups.

Pros
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Parts are dishwasher-safe on the top rack.
Cons
  • No hot blending.
  • Small capacity.
  • No real dedicated pulse mode.
  • One single speed setting.
6.7 Professional Use

The Breville Boss To Go has great overall performance across the board but is more geared for individual servings as its largest jar is only 23 ounces. On the upside, it's very sturdy and can easily be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.

Pros
  • Outstanding build quality.
  • Parts are dishwasher-safe on the top rack.
Cons
  • No hot blending.
  • Small capacity.
  • No real dedicated pulse mode.
  • One single speed setting.
  • 7.5 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.8 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 6.9 Ice Crushing
  • 3.6 Soups
  • 6.7 Professional Use
  1. Updated Aug 30, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Sep 23, 2020: We've tested the additional jar for the Smoothies test.
  3. Updated Sep 09, 2020: Review published.
  4. Updated Sep 08, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
15.9" (40.5 cm)
Width 6.0" (15.2 cm)
Depth 6.0" (15.2 cm)
Weight
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Breville Boss To Go isn't too big and can easily be stored in a cupboard, or stay on a kitchen counter. You can also detach the jar to make it easier to store.

9.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of this blender is amazing. Unlike the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ, this personal blender has a metal base that feels very durable and sturdy. The transmission is also made out of metal and even the jars feel quite premium.

2.8
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
23.0 oz (680 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
15.0 oz (444 ml)
Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The blades of the Breville Boss To Go are quite sharp, although not as sharp as other blenders coming from brands like Ninja. While you can't remove the blade to clean under it, you can safely put them on a dishwasher's top rack for cleaning.

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

The lid is attached to the blade, so you can't add anything while you're mixing. It screws on the jar and then needs to be attached to the blender's base. After you blend, you can put the blade lid in the dishwasher and put a drinking lid on the same jar and bring it on-the-go.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
3.7 ft (1.1 m)

While this blender has a circular track underneath its base to store the cable, it's quite hard to fully push it in, so you might have trouble stowing it away. On the upside, the cable should be long enough for you to reach your power outlets.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • Dual-walled 15 oz jar
  • 23 oz jar
  • 2x To-Go lids
  • Blade
  • Manual and recipe guide

Performance
9.6
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
10
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

The Breville Boss To Go Sport can produce very smooth and fresh smoothies. The manual recommends using smaller chunks of banana than what we use, but our result is still quite enjoyable. The mix doesn't have any foam and has a nice color. It's very quick to prepare and it does a good job processing fibrous ingredients like kale.

9.9
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

Update 09/23/2020: We've tested the additional jar. The review has been updated to reflect those changes.

If you use the smaller 15-ounce jar for a smoothie, the result is great but significantly foamier than the 23-ounce jar. On the upside, it's still very good, there are no unprocessed chunks or grains of any ingredients and it's very fast to make.

8.6
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
7.5
Crushed Ice Texture
9.0

This blender has a good overall performance when it comes to crushing ice. It doesn't take too long for the blender to give you bar-quality ice, although you might want to use fewer cubes at a time to make sure they can be properly crushed.

9.3
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
9.0
Nut Butter Texture
9.5

This blender produces a great almond butter. You can quickly process the nuts in about a minute, but we experienced a layer of unmixed crushed almonds above the butter, so we needed to open the jar and mix it so that the top layer of uncrushed nuts would blend into the butter. The result is fairly smooth with a nice stickiness. It's a bit grainier than the butter you can make with the Vitamix A2300 but still has good spreadability.

5.4
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
98.8 dB
Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
25,000 RPM
Max Speed
25,000 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The Breville Boss To Go has a single speed, which is very fast and quite loud. You need to twist the cup to the 'Liquify' notch to make it blend. While the manufacturer advertises a pulse mode, it's more like turning the blender on and off than an actual dedicated pulse function. You need to twist the cup to 'Liquify' and back to the off state to pulse.

If you want a personal blender with an easier-to-use pulse mode, check out the Magic Bullet Mini or the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ, which has buttons for pulse mode and a few other presets.

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

This blender doesn't have any specific programs or modes.

7.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

Cleaning the Breville Boss To Go is quite easy as its jars and blade assembly are dishwasher-safe if you put them on the top rack. If you want to handwash it, you can use warm water with soap, but if you want to use its blending mechanism to wash the interior of the jar, the manufacturer recommends using cool water due to pressurization. Almond butter is a bit harder to clean, as you need to let the leftovers soak for a few minutes. If you're looking for a personal blender that's easier to hand wash, check out the NutriBullet PRO 1000 or the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Breville Boss To Go comes in two different variants. We reviewed the Sport model, but there's also a Boss To Go Plus, which comes with an extra Mill & Grind stainless steel container and lid. We expect the performance of these models to be fairly similar, but if you have a Breville Boss To Go blender that differs from ours, let us know in a discussion thread below and we'll adjust our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a good personal blender, especially for smoothies and shakes. As its name indicates, it's great if you want to bring your mixes on the go thanks to their drinking lids that fit its jars. It's also quite good at making nut butter or even crushing ice. Unfortunately, if you need a blender with a high-capacity jar, you may need to look elsewhere.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better personal blender than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The Breville is better-built, and it makes a better smoothie and better almond butter. However, the Ninja is the best choice for crushing ice, and it's easier to clean.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better personal blender than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. The Breville has a better build quality, and it produces almond butter with a better texture with no unprocessed nuts. The Breville makes better, silky-feeling smoothies. However, the Ninja is easier to clean, and it can produce bar-quality ice in less time.

NutriBullet Pro

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better, more versatile personal blender than the NutriBullet Pro. The Breville is better-built, and unlike the NutriBullet, it can crush ice. The Breville is also better for making smooth, spreadable almond butter. That said, the NutriBullet comes with a slightly larger personal jar, which some users may prefer.

NutriBullet PRO 1000

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better overall personal blender than the NutriBullet PRO 1000. The Breville has a better build quality. While the NutriBullet struggles to make almond butter, the Breville produces sticky, spreadable butter. It also does a better job incorporating fibrous greens like kale into the mix, making it a better option for smoothies. While the Breville's parts are entirely dishwasher-safe, unlike the NutriBullet, the NutriBullet is easier to hand wash after making stickier messes like nut butter.

Magic Bullet Mini

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better blender than the Magic Βullet Mini. It's better built and offers a more versatile performance since it can crush ice without liquid in the jar and processes hard ingredients like nuts quite easily. On the other hand, the Magic Βullet is also very well-suited for single-serve smoothies and has a significantly smaller, lighter design. 

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a better personal blender than the Breville Boss To Go Sport. The Ninja makes better almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice. It's also easier to clean and comes with two personal jars. However, the Breville has a better build quality. 

Vitamix 5200

The Vitamix 5200 is a better overall blender than the Breville Boss To Go Sport. The Vitamix is more powerful and does a better job of crushing ice, and is easier to clean. It's also a full-size blender with a much higher jar capacity, but it doesn't oxygenate smoothies, which is good. On the other hand, if you're making smoothies, the Boss To Go's smaller personal jars and to-go drinking lids might be a better option for you.

Bamix Mono M133

The Breville Boss To Go Sport and the Bamix Mono M133 are two very different blenders. The Breville is better if you're looking to mix your daily smoothie and bring it around with you afterward. On the other hand, the Bamix is an immersion blender that's better suited for soups or professional use.

Oster MyBlend

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better overall blender than the Oster MyBlend. The Breville is better-built, and it comes with an additional jar. It also does a better job making almond butter, smoothies, and crushed ice.

Smeg HBF02

The Smeg HBF02 and the Breville Boss To Go Sport are very different, and you may prefer either depending on what you're looking for. The Smeg is an immersion blender that you can use to process hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan. It's also much easier to clean by hand. Ηowever, the Breville is a personal blender that comes with a couple of jars with to-go lids and makes much better, silkier smoothies. It also has a significantly better build quality. 

NutriBullet Pro+

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better, more versatile personal blender than the NutriBullet Pro+. The Breville is better-built, and it makes smoother almond butter. It can also crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet. However, the NutriBullet makes a better-blended smoothie.

Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better personal blender than the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender. The Breville is better-built, and unlike the Hamilton Beach, it can crush ice and make spreadable almond butter. It also comes with an additional jar, and it makes a better smoothie. That said, the Hamilton Beach is easier to clean by hand.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is better for most purposes than the Nutri Blender Pro with Auto-iQ. The Breville has a much better build quality and makes better-blended smoothies and much smoother, more spreadable almond butter. On the other hand, the Ninja takes less time to make bar-quality crushed ice. It's easier to clean by hand and comes with slightly bigger jars.

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