Looking for the best portable blender to take on your next excursion?
Portable blenders are ideal for travelling, camping, or other excursions where space is limited. There are times when you just want something small, light, and easy to pack away.
We’ve previously gone over the top 5 picks for blenders to take camping (i.e. blenders that do not need to be plugged in) – so if you’re looking for a portable blender for a camping trip specifically, check that post out.
In this post, we will be covering the best blenders for transporting anywhere – whether you’re staying in a tent, RV, hotel, etc. We’re talking blenders that are small and simple, but actually work well.
…Let’s get into it!
5 Best Portable Blenders
There are two kinds of portable blenders in this list: cordless and corded.
Cordless blenders are great portable blenders because you can use them anywhere as long as you have charged up the battery (charging does unfortunately require a cord of some sort).
Corded blenders can also be great portable blenders; while they do have to be plugged in, certain small and compact corded blenders are ideal for easily transporting from place to place while travelling (i.e. blenders that you can put in your luggage, use in an RV, etc.).
In addition to cordless vs. corded, other factors to consider when choosing the best portable blender for you, include:
- Price (All the portable blenders in this list are fortunately pretty affordable options, but some are still much cheaper than others.)
- Power/Versatility (What do you intend to blend in it? Ex: do you need a blender than can blend through any ingredient? Or just simple drinks?)
- Durability (Especially if you’re going to be moving around a lot and packing it in a bag.)
- Features/Controls (Most of these blenders have a very simple operation, but some have more controls than others.)
With those considerations in mind, here are some of the best portable blender options out there:
1. BlendJet 2 Cordless Portable Blender
The BlendJet 2 is by far one of the most popular portable blenders out there.
In a nutshell, it’s affordable, it’s small, it’s easy to use, it’s convenient (you can drink your blended drink right out of it!), and it gets the job done – everything you want in a portable blender.
This cordless blender is charged fairly quickly via USB and is low voltage enough to be easily charged from almost any power source. This means you can take it camping, use it in your RV, pack it in your luggage, and take it (and use it) pretty much anywhere. After all, it’s only the size of a water bottle!
There are however, some limitations to the BlendJet 2. Its simplicity and compact design means that it doesn’t have many settings and won’t be able to handle every ingredient. Small blender also means small portion sizes.
BlendJet 2 Specifications:
|Power||USB-rechargeable 4000 mAh battery (lasts for 15+ blends, ~1.5 hrs to fully charge), 7.4V electric motor, 275 rpm.|
|Parts||-16-oz blending cup|
-Leak-proof lid with carrying strap
-6-point stainless steel blades
-Rechargeable base with one water-resistant USB-C charging port and one power button with light ring (press once for 20-second blending cycle, press twice for pulse mode)
-USB charging cable
|Material||BPA-free plastic base and cup. Stainless steel blades.|
|Dimensions||9 x 3 in.|
|Warranty||60 days (can purchase an extended warranty though).|
BlendJet 2 Pros and Cons:
2. BlenderX Cordless Portable Blender
Another popular cordless portable blender is Modern Comfort’s BlenderX. This blender is quite powerful and can handle almost any ingredient (in appropriate amounts).
However, while this blender is cordless and portable (it even comes with a carrying case!), is a little on the heavier size and can be a bit bulky to pack. So if you’re really tight on space and weight, this one might not be the best option. It’s also more expensive than some other options.
|Power||24V lithium ion rechargeable battery, 260 W motor|
-Blade assembly with protective blade cover
-Motor base with one button operation (press and hold to blend, press to pulse) and charge status light
-Water-resistant storage and transport bag
|Material||BPA-free Tritan plastic cup. Stainless steel motor base. Food-grade stainless steel blades.|
|Dimensions||5.75 x 5.75 x 13 in.|
BlenderX Pros and Cons:
3. Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Compact Blender
This portable blender is great for blending just about any ingredient. It’s definitely on the expensive side, but it has great power and versatility while still being highly portable. The battery can easily be recharged on the go via USB, and the blender is quite sleek and compact and easy to store.
|Power||7.4V lithium ion rechargeable batteries (~20 minutes of blending per charge, ~2 hrs to fully charge), 15000 rpm, Quick-Charge feature.|
-Base with one power button, charging port, and LED charging indicator
-USB charging cord and adaptor
|Material||BPA-free plastic cup. Stainless steel blades.|
|Dimensions||3.9 x 3.5 x 11.7 in.|
EvolutionX Pros and Cons:
4. PopBabies Cordless Portable Blender
This blender is ideal for when tight on space. The entire blender is basically the size and shape of a water bottle, and you can detach the cup or just take the entire blender on-the-go! Its super small, simple, and compact design makes it easy to take with you anywhere. It can even be charged from a laptop!
The downside to the PopBabies Portable Blender is that its small size means the portion sizes are going to be very limited. You also need lots of liquid to blend properly and you can’t blend too big chunks. The blender does come with a complementary ice cube tray (with small cube sizes ideal for this blender), as well as a funnel to help get ingredients into the small cup opening.
Overall, a super affordable and portable blender, but not the most versatile.
PopBabies Portable Blender Specifications:
|Power||7.4 V, 175 watts. Charges in 3-5 hours via USB-C.|
|Parts||-14-oz cup with lid|
-Base with one power button and one USB charging port.
-USB charging cord and adaptor
-Silicone ice cube tray
|Material||BPA-free ABS plastic cup. Stainless steel blades.|
|Dimensions||3.2 x 3.2 x 10.2 in.|
PopBabies Portable Blender Pros and Cons:
5. Ninja QB3001SS Fit Compact Personal Blender
The Ninja QB3001SS Fit is a corded blender, but one with a slim and compact design that makes it great for packing, storing, and travelling.
This blender is quite powerful with 700 watts, and can blend through all sorts of ingredients, including frozen ingredients. It also has all the simplicity of a personal bullet blender, including a simple push-to-blend operation. Nothing fancy here, but it gets the job done! Oh, and it’s pretty affordable!
Ninja QB3001SS Fit Specifications:
|Power||110V, 700 watts.|
|Parts||-16-oz cups (2)|
-To-go spout lids (2)
-Base with push-to-blend activation
-50-recipe inspiration guide
|Material||BPA-free plastic base and cup. Stainless steel blades.|
|Dimensions||4 x 4 x 13 in.|
Ninja QB3001SS Fit Pros and Cons:
Is BlendJet The Best Portable Blender?
Many people claim that BlendJet, specifically BlendJet 2, is the best portable blender.
In terms of its pricetag and ability to meet basic blending needs, this portable blender delivers. It serves the purpose of being highly portable and successfully blending, without any bells and whistles. And at such an affordable price, no wonder people keep choosing and loving this blender.
However, it is definitely not the best in other regards. As mentioned in the pros and cons for this blender, it’s not all that powerful and it’s settings and uses are limited. Also, it’s simple components may not be the most durable.
If you are looking to invest in a solid portable blender that will last you years and years of travelling and taking it around with you to blend up all sorts of things, that is when you should really look into other more powerful options than the BlendJet 2.
The BlendJet 2 is certainly one of the best portable blender options, but it won’t be the best for everyone. As always, you have to weight the pros and cons and consider which factors are most important to you before making a decision.
Are Portable Blenders Worth It?
Portable blenders are excellent for so many situations and uses.
Most importantly, a portable blender lets you blend on the road or while travelling, which can be very effective in helping you make meals easier and quicker, and diversify your food options.
Secondly, even if you don’t travel around all that much, these blenders are still incredibly useful for home use. Many people are hesitant to buy blenders because they are often expensive and big and intimidating. Small, compact size is really a big bonus whether you are travelling or not. If your blender is too big and bulky, it might be hard to find a place to put it in your kitchen; you might never use it if it’s not within easy access on your kitchen counter and you have to pull it out every time you want to use it. But with portable blenders, especially cordless portable blenders, you can use them anywhere. Even if that just means your kitchen island or backyard patio. The convenience can really make it worth it.
Portable blenders also have the bonus of being easy and straighforward to use, so you probably won’t have a problem using a portable blender enough to make it worth it.
Some of the very best portable blender options out there include: BlendJet 2 Portable Blender, BlenderX Cordless Portable Blender, EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Compact Blender, PopBabies Portable Blender, and Ninja QB3001SS Fit Compact Personal Blender.
When picking the best portable blender for you, keep in mind your budget, intended usage, where you’re taking it, etc.
Let me know in the comments below what the best portable blender you’ve ever used is, and why. I’d love to hear from you!