Blenders come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some blenders are bulky and substantial, taking up a great deal of kitchen space. This is unnecessary if you’re looking for a one-cup blender. This guide reviews and profiles the best single serve blenders.
A single serve blender is ideal for anybody looking to blend and run. These appliances will allow you to make a smoothie to go, without any waste. They’re invariably small, but rest assured – compact blenders still pack a punch!
Single Serving Blender Reviews
As promised, let’s take a look at nine of the best single serve blenders on the market today. These appliances are perfect for anybody looking to avoid blending in bulk. They won’t replace a food processor, but they’re great for smoothies and small dishes.
Top Pick – NutriBullet NB9-1301S Pro
The Nutribullet is arguably the most famous one cup blender of them all. It certainly captured the imagination like nothing before it. In many respects, it’s also the best single blender out there.
This device is available in eleven different colors, so you can choose one that suits your kitchen aesthetic. It comes packaged with to-go cups of two sizes, alongside a recipe book for smoothie inspiration.
The Nutribullet Pro is a powerful compact blender, capable of turning any ingredient fed into it into liquid within a minute. The Pro model makes use of 900 watts of power, as opposed to 600w in the standard.
It can also be relied upon. I often use mine for leafy ingredients such as spinach and kale, and never experience any issues with clogging. This reliability makes up for the limited warranty of just one year.
Perhaps most importantly of all, the Nutribullet lives up to its name. It manages to maintain the vitamins and minerals found within fresh fruits and vegetables, despite working at pace and working up a high heat.
The Nutribullet Pro is a great addition to any kitchen, even if you already have a larger blender If you’re looking to blend and run, it’s tough to look past this appliance. It’s celebrated for a reason.
- Non-nonsense blending in a hurry.
- Obtaining Spare parts.
Budget Pick – Ninja BL450 BL456 Blender
Of course, the Nutribullet famously has a rival. Ninja launched a line of products almost alongside Nutribullet, and have managed to find a devoted audience of their own. This is understandable. The Ninja Pro, in particular, is a great one-cup blender.
The package is identical to almost every appliance on this list. You’ll find two cups and recipes, alongside a 900-watt motor for the blender. Where the Ninja primarily differs from the Nutribullet is in the functionality. Rather than the plug-and-go nature of the Nutribullet, Ninja blenders offer a handful of settings. It also only comes in one color – classic black.
You can choose set times and control speed for your blending, as well as making use of pre-programmed pulsing and crushing cycles. The end result is always impactful and tasty. In addition, the Ninja has razor-sharp blades that never struggle with tough ingredients.
The cups of the Ninja are dishwasher safe, which makes cleaning easy. Provided your careful while washing those sharp blades, you’ll enjoy years of great service from this appliance. It’s sturdy and solid, ensuring it will last long beyond it’s one-year warranty.
- Multiple settings.
- Easy cleaning.
- No pulp or waste.
Upgrade Pick – Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
One of the biggest selling points of compact blenders is that they are typically much cheaper than larger blenders.
Let’s be clear – that does not apply to this model from Blendtec. This is a costly piece of kit, with a price tag comparable to a major appliance. Happily, it boasts a seven-year warranty for peace of mind.
Blendtec are not trying to pull as fast one over potential customers, either. You get what you pay for with this model. For a start, the blades are much thicker and stronger than most competitors. The motor is also stronger, making use of over 1,500 watts of power.
This blender can be used for a great many purposes. Obviously smoothies are still a specialty. You can grind down tough and stubborn ingredients like coffee beans too, though. This is why you’ll see this model in use at countless reputable chain cafes and restaurants.
Consider this compact blender to be an upgrade on an existing model. It’s maybe not the first appliance that you should look at if you’re new to world of blending. Once you have used this blender, however, you’ll really understand the difference in performance.
- Professional-level performance.
- Handling any ingredient.
- Multi-purpose functionality.
Think of this blender from Aicok as a step up from the Pro models of Nutribullet or Ninja. The appearance is remarkably similar, and so are the features. The difference, however, comes in the performance.
I mentioned before that these models are great for smoothies. If you’re keen on using your compact blender for fresh juice, however, this is the way to go. The Aicok has a slightly stronger motor and more blades. This means that ingredients are chopped finer than ever before.
Other than this, the Aicok single serve blender is business as usual. It’s packaged with two cups and a recipe book. The warranty is for two years, but expect it to last longer than that. This blender does not reinvent the wheel, but it does what it sets out to a chief very well.
- Smooth, pulp- and grain-free juices.
- High vitamin content.
- Quick cleaning.
Vitamix S30 Blender
If you’re a regular reader of my reviews, you’ll know that Vitamix hold a special place in my heart. Naturally, this means that I had to profile the S30 in this list.
This model has now been discontinued, so it’s harder to come by. If you can find one, however – even if refurbished – I cannot recommend this blender highly enough.
It comes with ten operational speeds, so you can retain complete control over the consistency and thickness of your smoothie. Two cups are packaged with the engine, a portable to-go cup of 20oz and a larger, family jug of 40oz.
The motor only runs at 790 watts, but it still packs a punch. This blender can be used for more than just smoothies, being capable of making ice cream and milks. Naturally, it can also deal with any ingredient that you may want to throw at it.
Vitamix appliances belong in any kitchen, and this model is ideal for smaller spaces. As I said, it may not be immediately available in a department store. It’s worth searching out, though.
- Variety of performance.
- Professional use at home.
- Multiple speed settings.
Tribest PBG-5050-A Blender
This appliance from Tribest is another single use blender from the upper end of the price spectrum. As always with this manufacturer, however, you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck.
If you’re prepared to spend even more you can utilize vacuum technology, which means your smoothie will last up to five days in the fridge.
At a glance, this model looks a little more basic than some competitors. Rather than an LCD display, this blender makes use of a dial. This means you can vary the speed at which your appliance works though, even while in use. It is also packaged with two cups and a five-year warranty.
You can also use this blender to vary your ingredient use. Between making smoothies, you can also create nut milks and flours. While not quite as powerful as a conventional blender, this is a perfect compromise between portable and countertop appliances.
- Long-lasting smoothies.
- Variable speeds.
- Different recipes, including milks and flours.
Cuisinart CPB-300 Blender
This sleek, modern compact blender is available in two colors – stainless steel or pure white. Personally I recommend the former. White goods can be tricky to clean if you have a spillage!
Beyond looks, this is a basic and user-friendly appliance that comes in a highly appealing price point. It’s small enough to fit anywhere and can be packed in your luggage while traveling if necessary as it weighs just 4 pounds.
The motor is a little weaker than some, operating at 350 watts, but this results in quieter performance. It will take longer to grind up tough or frozen ingredients, but it gets there eventually.
This blender is packaged with four travel cups, so that’s ideal if you’re blending up multiple smoothies for different people. The warranty lasts for three years too, which is a plus.
- Low spending outlay.
- Multiple cups.
- Longer warranty.
Willsence Intelligent Blender
Willsence market this as an Intelligent Blender. Don’t get too excited – this isn’t a Smart appliance that pairs with your cell phone. The name refers to the use of NUTRI-IQ. That’s reason enough to give this appliance a shot, though.
NUTRI-IQ means that this blender has a range of automated settings. These include pre-programmed time settings, blending ingredients for 35, 50 and 60 seconds. The technology also ensures that the blender can start and stop itself, without any need for you to get involved.
With blades that work at 30,000 rotations per minute coupled with a 1,500 watt motor, you can crush ice and tough ingredients in a matter of seconds. This makes the ideal blender for anybody keen to save time. Cleaning is just as rapid.
If all of that technology sounds like more that could go wrong, you can sleep easily. This blender also comes with a longer warranty than some competitors, lasting two years. I enjoyed using this blender and will be keeping my eye on futureWillsenceproducts.
- Pre-programmed settings.
- Powerful engine.
- Hands-off operation.
CHULUX Bullet Blender
This single use blender from Chulux is ideal for anybody with limited mobility or cognition of technology. It could not be simpler to use. You feed your ingredients, attach the cup, and push a single button – holding it down until you’re done. Nothing more and nothing less.
This blender is also a powerful beast, making use of over a thousand watts of power. This means that you’ll be enjoying a smoothie within 30 seconds of pushing the start button. Just make sure you stop before a minute expires. The blender has safety features designed to prevent overheating, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
As you’ll do not expect by now, this compact blender is packed with a pair of cups (slightly larger than the norm) and a recipe book. Another way this blender stands apart is in the use of dual blades. This blender has an extractor blade with six leaves attached, and a grinding blade with a further two. This makes it impactful on all ingredients, especially leafy greens.
- One-button operation.
- Powerful, fast blending.
- Leafy ingredients.
As you’ll see, you have plenty of options when it comes to single-serve blenders. Any of these models will be ideal for your needs. Give these blenders a try and see how you get along. If you take to the blending lifestyle, you can always later upgrade to a larger model!