It’s always a great day when we get to test out anything that’ll make drinking even more fun and more convenient for us. This week, the latest trendy we’re covering in our beloved series is around portable blenders for personal use…on the go. Drinking while hiking? Yes please!
We’ve reviewed blenders in the past, but that was more for your kitchen counter and a giant piece of appliance machinery. Ok, not as dramatic as that, but still. With folks working from home, working out from home, and spending more time outdoors (hiking, jogging, running, walking and drinking) everyone seems to be taking their favorite blended beverages on the go. And since you’re not going to lug a big kitchen appliance around with you, portable blenders are the way to go.
They’ve been reviewed by experts for a few years now, but recently they’ve really come a long way. One of the up-and-coming brands in this space that’s crushing it on Amazon is Supkitdin (and it’s our personal favorite – see below).
When it comes to portable there are really a couple of different things to keep in mind.
- Fully Portable
- Travel Style
Fully portable means you can basically blend on-the-go and you don’t have to plug it in – they’re usually rechargeable via USB. Travel style typically plugs in to use, but the size is just for you (personal-size) and comes with a travel cup so you can take it with you when you’re out and about.
Just keep in mind that since they’re not a full-sized blender they may not be able to do everything your original can. But don’t worry they can still make some great things like:
- Milk Shakes
- Baby Formula
- Vegetable Juices
- Mixed Adult Beverages (We’re Talking Margaritas!)
Besides how convenient these are (and easy to use) most are really easy to clean. Just make sure the one you choose can be cleaned the way you want to be. Some are dishwasher safe and others must be cleaned by hand. We’re kind of lazy so we really needed ours to be dishwasher safe.
On a personal level, we use ours for personal smoothies (protein added) for pre and post workouts. It’s really way easier and so much more convenient then lugging out our kitchen appliance, plus it’s good for when we go for a run. We’re not huge campers, but our friends who are avid campers are now swearing by these.
This was an easy one for us. We use ours regularly and are kind of hooked on it. Plus, if you end up not using it after a while it’s not a huge deal as most of these will only run you (on average) anywhere between $18 – $25. So, do we recommend going with a personal portable blender? We say, do it!
If you’re looking to give this a go, check out our picks for some of the best portable blenders (so far) in 2021.
Supkitdin Portable Rechargeable Blender
Amazon Ratings: +4,200
For Smoothies + Shakes
This one is our fave and the one we own. Overall you can make some really decent smoothies in just about a minute. It’s also rechargeable via USB and when full charged you’ll be able to get up to 20 cups of smoothie, juice, etc before you need to recharge. It comes in a variety of different color options too. Learn more here!
Hamilton Beach Personal Travel Blender
Amazon Ratings: +13,600
For the Traveler
A current top seller on Amazon (and one of the best priced options), this pick from Hamilton Beach is travel friendly, dishwasher safe, and can blend things with just a one-touch button. It’s also powerful enough to crush ice so if you’re looking for an on-the-go margarita, this is the one for you. Check it out in a few cool colors too. Learn more here!
The Tenswall Personal Sized
Amazon Ratings: +6,200
$16.88 (23% Off!)
For the Rechargeable Fans
Another great rechargeable option, upon full charge you’ll get anywhere between 10 – 12 uses out of it, which is really good. We love how cleaning it is a breeze. Just pour in some water and hit the button for easy automatic cleaning. The blades are strong enough to prevent it from leaving chunks of fruit or ice behind. Plus, it comes with two reusable straws and a straw cleaner. Learn more here!
Oster “My Blend”
Amazon Ratings: +9,000
$19.99 (20% Off!)
For the Budget Seekers
You can never go wrong with Oster when it comes to quality and price. This one comes with a travel sports bottle to it’s easy to bring with you on your walk/jog or even to the gym. This is a corded option, but the container portion is totally dishwasher safe. Learn more here!
Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set
Amazon Ratings: +46,000
$21.85 (45% Off!)
For the Multi-Tasker
A top seller, Magic Bullet is perfect for those of us who really want it to do a lot. This 11 piece set comes with additional cups, blades, a recipe book and so much more. It can chop, blend, whip, grind, and more. It’s for more than just smoothies and drinks, however, so you can use it for so many different things that can range from appetizers to meals and everything in between. Learn more here!
Cuisinart Touch-Pad Blender
Amazon Ratings: +2,800
For the High-End
If you’re looking for a higher-end option, check out the latest from Cuisinart. It comes as stainless steel so it’ll look great right on your kitchen counter next to some of your other appliances, it has a crazy powerful 350 watt motor, electronic touchpad for easy use, and comes with 5 different travel cups. Learn more here!