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Last updated: May 08, 2021
The simplicity of selecting the best battery-operated blenders can sometimes be overestimated, leading you to make an unworthy purchase. Countless others before you have made this mistake and lost their money as a result. You, on the other hand, want to avoid this outcome. You could thus benefit from knowing what to look for and how to go about selecting the ideal blender.
We have picked 12 samples for our review that show you what top-tier battery-operated blenders should look like. Since these machines have been selected on merit, their features are something to write home about. The battery type and life are two essential parts of our selection criteria. The latter gives you data on how long your home machine can run on a full charge. Conversely, information on battery-type can be useful in gauging the dependability of the tool. You as well want to know how much food the blender can process and whether the device is easily damaged. For these, you check out the cup capacity and machine construction. Last you check dimensions and weight. Also, before committing to a purchase, remember that selecting the best battery-operated blenders starts with identifying your needs and what you hope to achieve with the purchase.
The first machine to feature on this list is the BlenderX Portable & Travel Blender. Compared to other travel blenders that you may be interested in, this pick is available at a higher price point. It may be too highly-priced for some people, but for everyone who can afford it, you quickly realize it’s worth your money.
A Li-ion battery is fitted into this compact blender, and if you charge it fully, you can get between 20-30 uses out of it. Nevertheless, charging it to completion requires that you leave it plugged in for at least 3.5 hours.
Also, if you’re planning a camping trip, this travel blender should be an asset. It is petite enough to fit in a suitcase or travel bag, not to mention that it comes with a waterproof bag. There is even extra storage space in the bag for some supplies. Additionally, the blender is weightless enough that you can carry it over your shoulder for the whole day.
On the lower side of the blender, there is stainless steel construction in addition to non-slip rubber feet. Conversely, on the upper side, there is a Tritan plastic cup and a stainless steel blade. The blade is a food-grade component, which makes sense since it will be processing fruits and other edibles.
While other such blenders may struggle with breaking down ice or crushing frozen fruits and vegetables, this isn’t the case with this purchase. This is a testament to the motor’s power.
What are our favorite features? We liked that this portable blender comes with a powerful motor. Also, getting 20-30 uses out of every single charge is quite impressive. Construction components should be durable. The tool is lightweight, comes with a bag, and is easy to carry. Buyers of the blender get a two-year warranty for all components.
What could be better? The price of the blender is relatively high. Getting replacement parts in case yours gets damaged is quite a hassle.
The Cuisinart CSB-300 Rechargeable Hand Blender with Electric Knife is even more expensive than the BlenderX Portable & Travel Blender. However, we would still 100% recommend this blender if you have the money for it. The battery, for instance, is an 8.0-volt lithium-ion option and deserves praise.
As for the battery life, it may seem unimpressive but finding blending projects that will take more than 20 minutes is quite rare. As such, you can probably get a few uses out of it before you run out of power.
Also, once you have fruits and other types of food in the blender, you can choose from the different speed settings to see which is more effective. Depending on the kind of food, you may have to raise or lower the speed to get the best out of the blender.
Except for the cup being plastic, most other components of the blender are made from stainless steel. This bodes well for anyone looking for a durable blender. Also, you have a dependable 3-year warranty just in case there are any mishaps.
Having multiple blender accessories is another thing that bodes well for users. They include an electric knife attachment, a measuring cup, whisk, and a pouch. You even get a power lock/unlock feature for added security and safety.
Why did it make our list? The motor on this battery-operated hand blender is quite powerful. You get variable blending speed options. A 3-year guarantee is part of the package. Construction seems like it would be able to hold its own against impacts and heavy use. There are multiple accessories.
What is not ideal about it? The battery life, while enough for some jobs, isn’t awe-inspiring. The blender is highly-priced.
Another battery-operated travel blender that we recommend you look into is the PopBabies Personal Blender. While the blue exterior shown above is quite attractive, you can still get the purchase in black, princess-pink, or white.
You can’t use regular size ice cubes with this blender. Instead, you’re provided with a mini ice tray, which will serve the purposes of this blender quite fine.
Full frozen fruits from the supermarket are also not ideal. If you must use them, try and cut them into 1.5in pieces that the blender can handle. Another thing that’s bad for your blender is hot beverages.
As shown in the features list above, you get 7.4V batteries to power your blender. When these batteries are full and performing at their best, the tool can blend more than 20 times without running out of steam. Also, even if it runs out of steam, the option to blend while charging may prove to be a lifesaver.
The construction of the blender includes an ABS plastic cup, which also happens to be a food-grade material. Additionally, a steel blade is there to slice and dice anything you’re blending.
This blender is ideal for smoothies, and after you use it cleaning should be a piece of cake. After all, the cup is dishwasher friendly. Notably, this cup is also detachable. As such, you can separate it from the motor and carry your beverage with you as you go along.
What are our favorite features? You can get this blender in multiple colors. This blender can handle mini ice cubes and sliced up frozen fruits. Getting more than 20 uses from the blender per charge is quite impressive. The blender can be used while still charging. Food grade materials have been used to make this machine. The cup is detachable, light, and easy to carry with a beverage in it. The cup is also dishwasher friendly.
What could be better? The blender can’t handle full-size ice cubes and frozen fruits. The charge time is relatively long.
Another pick where you’ll have your choice of colors is the Zulay Portable Blender. At the heart of its operation is a 2000mAh battery, which charges in a maximum of two hours. Also, depending on the blending projects you have in mind, the tool can last between 10 and 12 uses before it needs to be plugged in again.
This portable battery-operated blender uses 304 stainless steel blades to slice and dice any fruits and veggies that you throw at it. The blades can rotate at speeds of 22000 rpm, and admittedly the risk of overheating at this speed is relatively high. However, since overheating protection has been added to the blender’s design, you needn’t worry about it.
The detachable design will make it easier to clean the parts of the blender that are used the most. Also, this blender is one of the single-button options in the market.
Another easy-use feature is the built-in strainer. However, there is a requirement to cut fruits into 2cm pieces or smaller before putting them in the machine. This is necessary if you want your Zulay Portable Blender to last long. Crushed ice is also preferable over traditional ice blocks.
What makes it stand out? Lots of color options available. Easy-to-use since there is only one button for operation. Overheat protection is included. The blender comes with a built-in strainer. This blender also comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Which disadvantages must you keep in mind? You need to do lots of prep work, so the machine doesn’t struggle to blend your fruits. Gunk tends to stick to the strainer and is hard to remove.
This pick features some similarities with the Zulay Portable Blender. As you can see, both selections feature 2000mAh batteries. This is in addition to both having ABS plastic cups and six 304 stainless steel blades. Lastly, they both have 22000 RPM speeds.
However, when you get to charge time and capacity, the differences start to show up. For one, the charge time for this Tenswall Portable Blender is between 3-4 hours, which is relatively longer than the 1-2 hour time frame of the Zulay. Also, this pick seems to get one over the Zulay where battery life is concerned. That said, the difference is not much.
The tool being made of food-grade material is another minor positive as you don’t want to ingest any poisons as you drink your processed beverages. Additionally, this blender will stop working the minute you detach the body from the bottom of the tool. This protects users and the machine.
Buyers even get a self-cleaning feature. You fill the blender with water, then turn it on, and it will clean itself. Repeat this a few times to ensure no gunk is left behind.
What makes it special? This blender seems easy-to-clean. There’s a 12-month warranty for buyers. The tool has an automatic stop mechanism which kicks in when you detach the top and bottom pieces. This blender is made of food-grade materials.
What cons did we find? This blender doesn’t work with hot liquids. The tool can’t handle blocks of ice or large pieces of fruit.
With the purchase of the BZseed Personal Portable Blender, you get an additional 480ml glass travel cup. This provides you with a means to carry your smoothie after processing. Additionally, you have enough cup capacity in the blender to fill the glass cup.
This 2-pound package will also feature a BPA-free plastic base alongside 304 stainless steel blades. Furthermore, the 3000mAh battery plays such a significant role in the effectiveness of the blender.
The 2-3 hour charge time will remain the same whether you’re using a power bank, your car, laptop, or socket to charge the device. This, of course, allows you to charge and use the blender anywhere you need a smoothie or milkshake. As for the rotation speed of the blades, it isn’t the best on this list, but it’s nothing to scoff at either.
Like the Tenswall Portable Blender, the moment you disconnect the base from the cup, the motor will automatically shut down. This keeps both you and the blender safe.
Also, the blender will not work for more than 20 seconds at a go. This prevents the machine from overheating. If you like simplicity, you will probably like the single-button operation of the blender as well.
Interestingly, the BZseed Personal Portable Blender also comes with a cleaning brush. If you find the blades hard to reach for cleaning, this should help. Lastly, if you get a defective blender, you are within your rights to ask for repair or replacement, thanks to the warranty. However, do note that the guarantee expires after 12 months.
Why did it make our list? We liked the 12-month warranty. The portable blender has safety features to prevent overheating and to keep your hands from being cut. Easy operation using a single button. You get a glass carry cup with your purchase and a brush for cleaning.
What is not ideal about it? Having a blade which could crush ice would definitely be an upgrade. Battery life hasn’t impressed many users.
Another potential purchase that got its safety features right is the XMX Portable Blender. One example is in the overcharge protection, which keeps your batteries working and in top shape for longer. Another is the intelligent shutdown, which kicks in as soon as you detach the cup from the bottom.
Even if you try to process large fruits with thick skins, the blender will shut down automatically as a protective measure. As such, try and cut fruits into smaller pieces and crush ice for the best results.
The construction of this blender is also toxin-free. Additionally, for an easier time cleaning, add water to the blender, add dish soap and press the on button. This will ensure every nook and cranny in the blender is spick and span.
This tool also has a 20-second timer. That said, you can press the “on” button as soon as it stops if you want to keep blending. Lastly, since any USB device can charge this blender, you have no excuses for having empty batteries.
What are its best features? The blender has overcharge protection. The fact that it shuts down after you detach the bottom from the cup means your fingers are safe. It also means the motor is safe. Toxin-free construction is ideal for a machine that deals with food.
What could be improved? The motor in this blender isn’t very powerful and will struggle in some cases.
Next is the Diwenhouse Portable Blender with great aesthetics and a powerful battery. While a four-hour charge time is a long time to wait, you get up to 20 uses out of a full charge, which can be a good thing.
Aside from that, a speed of between 15000 and 2500 RPM is one of the most impressive listed so far. That said, this purchase only comes with one button, which means even kids can use it.
For the best blending results, turn the blender upside down before pressing the on/blend button. Additionally, if any piece of fruit gets stuck in the blades and prevents it from moving, you can shake the device until it’s dislodged.
Why is it special? This battery-operated travel blender is affordable. Operating this tool isn’t very hard.
What are the flaws? The charge time leaves something to be desired.
From the looks of it, this Ordergo Portable Blender is made of food-grade plastic and stainless steel blades. However, this is a theme that has been repeated a couple of times on this list.
Next, you have a battery that can provide power for up to 25 uses. Notably, each time you press the “on” button, the blades in this tiny tool will rotate at 23000 RPM. This can make light work of those kiwi fruits, strawberries, bananas, veggies, and more.
Lastly, buyers of this Ordergo Portable Blender get a two-year warranty as well.
What are its best features? We liked the two-year warranty. The rotation speed of the blades is relatively high. The battery life of up to 25 uses is another impressive feature that we liked.
What could be improved? The blender may not be able to cut through thick pieces of fruit. This tool won’t work against ice and frozen fruits.
The Oberly Portable Blender is another pick that will come with a mini ice tray. As such, if you use standard ice cubes and end up damaging the purchase, you have yourself to blame.
For a charge time of 3-5 hours, the resulting battery life of 10-12 uses is somewhat underwhelming. However, the blender is so affordable that some of you won’t mind this.
Like a lot of other blenders listed, this option features single-button operation. There are also safety features put in by the manufacturer. Their job is to prevent overheating and to keep your fingers safe.
Finally, you have the BPA-free ABS cup that holds your fruits so the six blades in the machine can make light work of them.
What do we love it for? A single button for operation means an easy-to-use blender. Safety features are added to prevent overheating, damage to the blender, and injury to the user. The cup and blades are toxin-free. The blender is affordable.
What were we disappointed with? Like a lot of other picks in this list, this Oberly Portable Blender lacks power.
The easily portable G-TING Personal Smoothies Blender is another mini machine that deserves a place on this list. It comes with two 1500mAh batteries; hence you get a total of 3000mAh capacity. Also, a USB charger and a travel lid are going to be included.
Depending on the power source you’re using, the charging time could be anywhere from two to five hours. Also, expect the blender to work between 15-20 times before the battery is depleted.
Notably, the cup in this blender is made of food-grade borosilicate glass. This is in addition to stainless steel construction where the blades are concerned. Speaking of the blades, they can rotate at speeds of 16500 rpm. However, this speed only applies when you haven’t put anything in the blender.
The mini food processing machine is also able to shut down the moment there’s some detachment between the cup and the motor below it. Finally, you’re advised not to use the blender continuously for more than one minute as it can result in overheating.
What makes it stand out? This machine has safety features to protect you from injury. The construction includes durable food-grade materials.
Which disadvantages must you keep in mind? Dedicated overheating protection may be more effective in keeping the machine safe. Also, cleaning this blender is relatively hard.
With the NutriChef NCBL100RC Portable Blender, you can have a smoothie done and ready to drink in a couple of seconds. Of course, this is the level of efficiency you want in any type of blender you buy. Notably, the stainless steel blades are a huge part of the capabilities of this tool. As seen above, the blades can even reach a speed of 13000+ rotations per minute.
Depending on your preferences in a blender, the one-button operation may be a good or a bad thing. That said, it certainly makes operation and use a lot easier. Other things that make the blender easier to own are the stain-resistant components and easy to clean body.
This blender takes after the PopBabies Personal Blender by incorporating 7.4V batteries. Additionally, if you leave this blender plugged in for a sufficient amount of time, the battery life should amount to 2.5 hrs. As such, this blender would work for a camping trip, travel, and other such activities.
One downside is you’ll have to deal with extra weight as compared to the rest of this list.
Why is it special? The battery life is one of the most impressive aspects of this hand blender. One-button operation is easy to figure out. The maintenance is easy since you have a stain-resistant and easy-to-clean body.
What are the flaws? This blender is slightly heavier than most of the competition. The NutriChef NCBL100RC Portable Blender also doesn’t do very well against frozen fruits and ice cubes.
Things to Consider
Having a battery-operated blender should allow you to make milkshakes, smoothies, and other beverages from almost anywhere. You could be in the gym, on a camping trip, or even in your car and still be able to make your favorite drink. That said, the quality of some of the battery-operated blenders in the market is wanting, which means you can’t just choose one and hope for the best. However, you can guarantee satisfactory results from your blender purchase if you use the buying guide collated below to help with your selection.
Benefits of battery-operated blenders
Battery-operated blenders, for one, are compact and lightweight. This makes putting them in a bag or carrying them in your hands a piece of cake. Also, a lot of these options come with USB charging options. Consequently, you can charge them in your car, with your power bank with solar power sources, and even with good old sockets at home. Of course, this makes them usable in many situations where a regular blender wouldn’t be of much use. Lastly, these devices are a cinch to use.
Features to consider when choosing the best battery-operated blender
Paying attention to blender features should provide you with enough information to determine the quality of the device. Some of you might not know what features to expect in a battery-operated blender, and thus the information below should prove useful. Use it as a data reference for when you are choosing the best battery-operated blender for your needs.
Battery-operated blenders seem to come in three main types: single-serve blenders, portable blenders, and, lastly, the immersion and stick blender. Notably, nothing is stopping the blenders above from fitting into two categories.
As their name portends, the portable blenders are lightweight, compact and will easily fit in your pockets or bag as you go about your day. Single-serve blenders are also small, and light and thus may be considered portable as well.
Except for not having a cable connection to a socket in your kitchen, these portable options are quite similar to a traditional blender. They have a base with a motor, blades, a cup attachment, and a lid. Since they are battery-operated and compact, they don’t have as much power as their larger kitchen blender counterparts.
The immersion and stick blender is unique even on the list above, and the Cuisinart CSB-300 Rechargeable Hand Blender with Electric Knife is one example of the same. This blender’s setup involves a ‘stick’ with a handle on one end while a chopping blade is on the other. Notably, the blade is surrounded by a safety guard.
Also, if you’re going to blend hot liquids or soup, the immersion and stick blender should be your weapon of choice.
Next, we have the battery type for these blenders. Often you find these blenders with a lithium-ion battery setup that is easily rechargeable. The power storage capacity in the various battery options in the market is likely to change from blender to blender.
We also included the battery lives for all the battery-operated travel and hand blenders we mentioned above. This could be in terms of the number of uses or in minutes and hour time frames.
Those that measure battery life in uses have a dedicated runtime once you press the on button. For some, like the BZseed Personal Portable Blender, it is twenty seconds at a time. If you want the machine to keep blending, you just press the “on” button again.
As we already mentioned, most battery-operated blenders have the advantage of being portable. As such, the weight and dimensions are an essential consideration before you make a purchase. Ideally, you’ll want a small machine that weighs as little as possible without infringing on the cup capacity you desire. This balance can sometimes be hard to achieve, depending on your needs.
Furthermore, it may be better to get a blender with a higher maximum power. This is because the blender will have an easier time cutting through fruits and ice if it has a more powerful motor. The BlenderX Portable & Travel Blender is a more impressive option in this area with its 260W output.
Speed also affects how quickly a blender gets its job done. A higher speed will mean faster processing, putting the Diwenhouse Portable Blender ahead of the pack. This is because the 25000 RPM maximum speed is one of the highest on the list.
The blade, being a critical component of the blender, should also help you decide which option to pick. Notably, some blades are designed to be removable, which can be useful every time you clean the machine. Also, the design of these blades should be optimized for cutting.
Cup capacity and material
It also seems the cup is a significant part of the blender’s construction. Consequently, its size and what it is made of are two crucial factors to consider pre-purchase.
A larger cup, for instance, the 20oz option in the BlenderX Portable & Travel Blender, takes up more space and is harder to carry. On the other hand, you can get multiple smoothies and juice servings from one blending session.
The materials used to make the cup should be top-tier. If you get your selection right, the cup should last you a long time without breaks, cracks, and other signs of damage. Additionally, if the cup is made of food-grade materials, you can avoid poisoning yourself every time you use the tool.
Safety of use
Some manufacturers will also try to make your blender as safe to use as possible. This protects you, your children, your house, and the machine from any damage resulting from use.
One of the protection measures used is overheat protection. Another one is that some blenders won’t start unless the cup and the base are well-fastened together. This keeps you and your family members from chopping off your fingers in a moment of carelessness. The more safety features a portable battery-operated blender has, the better for you.
Ease of cleaning
Additionally, you’ll only make your life harder by buying a blender that’s difficult to clean. Some of the options available will only need you to add water and soap before turning on the machine for cleaning. Others will require you to take your time and scrub off gunk from the hard to reach elements using a brush. The former saves you time and effort, which is a huge benefit.
Since you’ve previously dealt with warranties while purchasing other items for your household, you probably know that a longer warranty holds more value. Consequently, this makes the Zulay Portable Blender and other options with extended warranties more desirable. That said, warranty options are quite many, and you will have to choose one according to your needs.
It’s also refreshing to see that some blender manufacturers don’t limit their offerings to the features list above. Some go above and beyond to add extra functionality and accessories. The built-in strainer in the Zulay Portable Blender is one example.
Most battery-powered blenders struggle to crush normal-sized ice blocks from your fridge. It would thus be better to crush the ice yourself before putting it in the blender. Alternatively, some manufacturers ship their offerings with mini ice trays that you can use.
You don’t need an expensive blender. Instead, you need one whose features align with your needs, even in terms of the budget
The BlenderX Portable & Travel Blender still stands as our top pick. It has lots of positives, including the power, battery life, construction, and the carry bag. This makes it a worthy blender purchase despite the high price.
Our second pick, the Cuisinart CSB-300 Rechargeable Hand Blender with Electric Knife, is even more expensive. The construction is top-tier, you get five-speed settings to choose from, power output is unmatched, and you get a three-year warranty. To add to that, there is a power lock and unlock feature, which gives you more incentives to open your wallet.
As for the PopBabies Personal Blender, it screams portability and ease of use. Its ability to charge while in use sets it apart from others, and you can carry your beverages with you in the cup provided. These make it more desirable than some of the competition.
Our review team wishes you all the best as you choose the battery-operated blender to order from Amazon.