What Is a Personal Blender?
If you like preparing smoothies or protein drinks to enjoy on the go, then a Personal Blender is something you might need.
Personal Blenders have a powerful motor and blade that pulverize fruit, vegetables, green leaves, protein shakes as well as crush ice to create nutrient drinks in no time. The great thing about Personal Blenders is that they blend directly into a to-go tumbler. So you’re preparing a personal sized drink that you can enjoy right out of the cup it was blended in. Your smoothies can’t get fresher than this!
Battle Of the Personal Blenders – Comparisons
There are many brands out there and many choices to go for. But which one should you go for? Below, we’ll look at the top rated brands and compare them.
Products in this comparison:
- Breville Boss To Go.
- Magic NutriBullet Blender
- Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ Technology.
Features of the Breville Boss To Go Personal Blender
- Powerful 1000 watts peak motor.
- Heavy Duty Die-cast base.
- Stainless steel blades and bowl design.
- Single speed.
- Kinetix® blade and bowl system has serrated central blades that pull ingredients down, and large curved sweeping blades that turn ingredients into tiny particles
- Smooth Edge Tumblers have no sharp edges, threads or notches which gives you a pleasant drinking experience right out of the tumbler even without a lid.
- Includes a Mega 23 oz tumbler and a Large 16 oz tumbler with travel lids.
- Tumblers are BPA-FREE plastic.
Features of Magic NutriBullet Blender
- Pulverizes fruits, vegetables, superfoods and protein shakes
- 600-watts power.
- Single speed.
- Includes two blades: Extractor blade and Milling blade.
- Includes 2 short cups, 1 tall cup and 2 resealable lids.
- Largest capacity is 24 oz.
Features of Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ
- 1000-watts motor power.
- Auto-iQ Technology features intelligent programs that combine unique timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns
- Includes one 32 oz tumbler and two 24 oz tumblers with 3 Sip & Seal lids.
- Choose from Blend, Ultra Blend or Pulse settings to achieve different consistencies depending on your ingredients. The blender will automatically start a timer and stop at the right consistency.
Breville Boss To Go vs. NutriBullet vs. Nutri Ninja – What Is The Difference?
These three picks for a personal blender seem to vary in features and prices. Although, ultimately, they perform the same task of creating smoothies and drinks in personal tumblers. Yet, each model includes different amount of accessories, has different motor power and blade styles that could lead to a variety of consistencies.
- The Breville To Go is the most expensive out of the bunch. It has a solid heavy duty die-cast base that the other blenders don’t have. The blades and bowls (the fittings that hold the cups into the blender) are all stainless steel, so they’re really durable and unlikely to break. It also has a uniquely designed cups with smooth edge rims (kind of similar to any of your regular cups), so you can drink right out of the cup without the need to place a lid, and you won’t feel any threads or notches around the rim. The Boss To Go includes two tumblers, 23 oz and 16 oz capacity, both come with a travel lid.
- The NutriBullet is the most popular out of the three, and it does pack the most value. Although it has less power, 600-watts, in comes packed with accessories that makes it more than just a blender. It has two different blade styles, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade. It includes a total of 3 cups, 2 short cups and 1 tall cup, but it packs only 2 lids. The largest cup capacity is 24 oz.
- The Nutri-Ninja has the same power as the Breville Boss To Go, 1000-watts. Also, it is the only one out of the three blenders that has speed options. With its iQ Technology, which combines timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns to create the best consistency, you can choose to Blend, which is best for fruit based smoothies, Ultra Blend, which is best for green leaves and gives you a juice like consistency and you can Pulse. These iQ options start an automatic timer that stops when the right consistency has been reached, so you don’t have to figure out how long to blend your ingredients, it’s done for you. It includes a total of 3 tumblers, one 32 oz and two 24 oz. So it has the largest cups out of the bunch.
Can You Buy Extra Tumblers For These Personal Blenders?
If you think you might need additional tumblers than the ones included with your purchase, you can buy them separately for the NutriBullet and for the Nutri Ninja. As of the time of writing this post, Breville Boss to Go doesn’t have tumblers to buy separately.
Since the Nutri Ninja only includes large 24 oz and 32 oz tumblers, you can buy smaller cups separately, available in sizes 18 oz and 16 oz.
Can I Crush Ice With These Blenders?
Yes, with all the blenders listed above, you can include ice to your ingredients. However, for a more flavorful cup, we recommend that you use frozen fruits instead of ice when possible. Ice dilutes your drink while frozen fruit will cool your drink while adding more flavor.
Can Personal Blenders Be Used For Tasks Other Than Blending Smoothies?
This is a great question, and the answer depends on what model you go for. Overall, it is not recommended that you use your Personal Blender for anything other than preparing drinks and smoothies. This is because many of them can’t run for a long time without overheating. So if whatever food you want to blend only needs a quick blend (less than a minute), you can use it for that task, if you need to run it longer, then it is not recommended.
Anyway, you have to always check with your manual first as every appliance is different and you don’t want to do anything that could potentially ruin your blend or void your warranty.
Review of the Breville Boss To Go:
Review of the Nutri Ninja with iQ Technology: