For individual smoothies you want a blender that is quick, efficient, with blades that stay sharp for continuous daily use and easy clean up. The type you choose also needs to be determined by what ingredients you put in it. Will you be using fresh or frozen fruits or vegetables and don’t forget the ice.
Blades and motors need to be stronger to handle the really hard ingredients. Do you want a removable take along cup or the pour type? How big is the cupholder in your vehicle? What size cup does your recipe call for? How easy is it to clean and is it dishwasher safe? Make sure you know what you want/need before you buy. The following are the top ones that made our list.
Best Blender with Travel Sport Bottle
The Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend Blender has a satisfaction guarantee of 3 years and a limited warranty of 1. It uses a 250 watt motor, so it can easily handle the frozen stuff. The sports bottle cup also has a handle for easy take along.
Performance, durability and versatility is the Oster promise. This seems to be one of the best on the market and also has the largest to go cup of any we have found. However, will the bigger cup meet your personal needs?
Top Rated Single-Serve Blender
The Single-Serve Blender by Hamilton Beach with 2 – 14 oz jars and 2 lids are great for smoothies and other icy drinks. It has one touch blending and stainless steel blades for making the perfect on the go drink. With the 2 jars it’s great for husband and wife out the door smoothies or quick blends for kids.
If it’s just you that likes these blended treats, there is one available if the other is in the dishwasher. It has a 175 watt motor that is powerful enough for about any ingredients you can throw in.
With its stainless steel blades ice and frozen fruit are no problem. You will also need to adjust your recipe accordingly with the smaller cup size.
Best Blender for Individual Smoothies
The Personal Blender With Travel Lid by Hamilton Beach has a 14 oz blending jar that makes it ideal for cup holders in most vehicles. It has a pour spout lid which allows you to easily sip and drive or walk. It does have 175 watt motor, so if you use ice and fruit you will need to add some type of liquid for it to blend well.
The Personal Blender has a one touch on pulse operation button. The cord is a wrap around which makes it easy for storage or to be kept on the counter. One thing to remember about this model is that it does have a smaller blending cup so you will need to adjust your recipe accordingly.
Taking good care of your product once you bring it home also factors into how well and how long that product will work for you.
Always read the instruction manual for any new products so you can get the best performance out of your new appliance. Happy blending.