A Review of the Best Battery Operated Blenders

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Taking my battery powered blender with me is super important. After all, I consider myself to be something of a gym rat. I always make it a point to go at least five days a week for one hour a day. I engage in all kinds of activities-rowing, running, aerobics, weight training, and cardio like running and spinning.

The healthy feeling, I get after a tough workout and a great shower should not be ruined with a sugary snack after or a fast food meal.  That’s why I just need a great battery-operated blender!

I want to refuel with good, wholesome stuff that’s going to keep me feeling full and happy as I make my way to work and complete my day’s tasks. It just feels good when you eat the right things. It is really easy to do when you have the right tool for the job.

The great news is that these blenders fit easily into your purse, briefcase or backpack, so you can take them with you to work, the gym or even camping. Have a look at our favorite picks and decide for yourself which blender you will take with you for your daily grind!

Why a 12 Volt Blender?

If you are just one single person, you will really love having a blender that uses less power. If you live alone, or if you are the only person in your house that enjoys smoothies, there is no need to clog up the counter space you share with others with a huge blender. Another great thing is that these are just so nice and easy to take with you on the go.

If you are a busy parent, you can tuck one of these into your diaper bag so that your baby has access to his or her food at the touch of a button. Plus, they don’t require a lot of power to charge up.

You can charge them with a laptop, wall charger or even your car charger. They are nice and quiet and make for a great way to get your nutrients without having to spend lots of money on a store-bought drink.

Why Buy a Cordless Blender?

For starters, you can have some serious travel fun with these little cordless blenders. For example, they fit easily into a travel backpack or luggage, so you can take them with you. If you have friends or family in a foreign country and you wish to make them a smoothie from home, you can just carry this with you instead of having to buy a blender and a power transformer to use it.

You can just take your own personal blender with you wherever you may wander in the world, without worry that you will be without the nutritious shakes and smoothies you have come to love and savor each day. No cord means that you don’t have to roll up the cord and tuck it into a bag everywhere you go.

Plus, these blenders are so cute and come in a variety of nice colors that will show off your personality-unlike commercial or kitchen grade blenders that are usually black and sometimes metal.

* Ordergo Portable Blender

This is such a cute little green blender with a neat little carry strap on it. How handy and cool! The color of it is positive and makes me happy just by looking at it.

Filling it with colorful fruits and fresh yoghurts for blending would make me even happier. And the product picture shows three tasty smoothies in cups next to it…. I already have a great impression!

This is such a nice way to get your nutrition in a fast and convenient manner. It is lightweight for easy carry. It is miniature, so it will go into any backpack or average size purse or briefcase with relative ease. You can even use it as a water bottle if you are not in the mood to make a smoothie.

The power is very strong for such a small appliance! You get 6 ultra-strong 304 stainless steel blades that are moved by a powerful motor that moves at a high rate of speed. It blends fruits, vegetables, and powders with ease-your smoothie will come out smooth and consistent in a matter of seconds. It’s a little bit of magic in a small package.

The worry surrounding leaks will vanish also. The cup is manufactured with silicone so that you don’t have to worry about leaks coming out from the cup. The machine will not power on and blend if you open up the lid.

Here are the specs of this great little blender!

The cup holds 1.42 liters or about 48 ounces of liquid. This is a pretty nice amount and will surely fill you up. The wattage of the motor is rather small at 2 watts, but don’t let it fool you. You can use this blender 20 times with a full charge. You will have enough power to make smoothies for the family and any friends you are with.

Some great purposes for this blender are listed. Exercise, for example, is a great purpose for this little machine. After you work out, just throw in your ingredients, press the button and get ready to enjoy your post-workout drink. Or throw in your pre-workout and blend and enjoy the perfect pumps courtesy of this great blender! Protein powder blends up so easily and gets you a nice, smooth drink that you don’t have to dread drinking!

For those of us that work in an office, we are tempted every day with cookies, takeout foods, and greasy cafeteria foods. Don’t give in to those temptations! Get this little blender, keep some fruits in your office fridge, and get blending your very own tasty meals. Stop spending money on smoothies from a coffee shop or smoothie bar. Save money and make healthy meals that will keep you powered up through the workday.

Outdoor fun is another great reason to get this camping blender. On the weekend, we are with our friends and family, sometimes hiking through the woods or walking around the city. Just get some fruit and blend it up. You can even buy some fruit from a stand and enjoy it on the go. Even if you are camping with the gang, you will be able to make smoothies out of items you stow in a cooler.

If you are a parent, you can blend up baby food on the go. Parents traveling or walking with kids don’t have to worry about getting the right nutrients for their baby. Just throw in the organic or special foods for your little one and blend it up. No need to worry about how to do food on the go!

Be sure to cut your fruit into little pieces for the best results. You can even shake it to make sure things get evenly blended as you go along.

Pros:

  • Comes with a portable charging cable that is USB. You can charge it on a computer or power bank!
  • Functions as both juicer and blender.
  • Easy to clean after use.

Cons:

  • Can’t fill the blender with more than two-thirds of material. Otherwise, it may not blend properly.
  • The manufacturer indicates that you must use only small items that are rather soft. Meat that is hard, or frozen fruits, may not fare so well in this blender.
  • Blender is pretty loud. You will need to be considerate of co-workers and friends while using.

* PopBabies Portable Blender

OMG! What a cute little portable smoothie blender this is!

It is just so darn adorable when you first see it. It comes in a nice pink color, perfect for all you pink lovers. If you don’t like pink it also comes in white, but who cares about the color? This performs so well and does so at a very competitive price.

This nice little PopBabies blender was manufactured by a team of artists in the United States, in a factory with over 30 years of manufacturing experience. The focus of the maker is evidenced in the quality, details, and customer service of this blender. It will slowly but surely become your favorite item to take with you to work, the gym, or a family camping trip.

Bear in mind that you cannot make bulletproof coffee with this machine. Anything over 50 degrees will result in leakage-so don’t use it for that purpose. We warn you now so that no spills happen in the future.

This product features a large volume jar. It is 17 ounces, much larger than other competitors’ jars (usually 8 to 10 ounces). You can simply recharge it with the USB charger included, right on your computer, power bank or outlet.

Travel will be a breeze!

This will certainly save space too. It is a lot smaller than a countertop blender. We don’t necessarily recommend replacing your home blender with this, but it sure does make a nice space-saver for those of us with small kitchens. It’s easier to wash and very quiet, too! It is dishwasher safe for a simple cleanup.

The blender itself is made of FDA approved materials, and is BPA free, making it absolutely is suitable for your baby if you wish to make your little one some homemade foods while on the go.

It’s great for everybody-athletes, students, office workers and active people in general. You just blend and drink all in one cup. It even comes with a mini ice cube tray. This will help you make nice little ice cubes that won’t impede your blender’s ability to make smoothies and drinks that are icy, refreshing and sweet.

Pros:

  • Comes with free ingredients funnel and a mini ice cube tray for easy prep.
  • The rotating blades are very sharp for easy processing of foods.
  • It is very easy to clean, and user-friendly.

Cons:

  • Fruits must be cut into small pieces-1.5 inches is the maximum per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Cannot blend while it is charging.
  • Rather heavy according to some users may be hard to carry in a purse.

* TOPQSC Portable Blender

Coming in two lovely colors of blue and pink, this is another great little blender that will serve you and your busy lifestyle with ease. It just may be “the perfect personal blender to go!”

Maximum power on this little powerhouse of a blender is 150 watts for the motor. It requires 7.4 volts of DC power. It turns fast at the rate of 20,000 RPM! That’s the same as some countertop blenders.

For powering up this bad boy, you will use the rechargeable lithium ion batteries contained within. You can recharge the batteries with the included USB cable. The battery capacity comes in at 4000 mAh. It holds 17 ounces of liquid or 500 mL.

The blades are 304 stainless steel, and there are four of them in total for good, portable blending power. The blades are built into the bottle, which is a nice feature. Safety is really the number one priority when it comes to this bottle. The blades are fixed right to the bottle, and so you will avoid getting cut by accident.

You can use the detachable bottle to drink your smoothie or shake directly from the cup-no need to pour and risk making a mess. The blender is a joy to clean, all you have to do is fill it up with water in the bottle and press the power button to swish the water around 1-2 times.

Your bottle will be clean, sanitary and ready for the next tasty drink.

The blender features a BPA free, ABS resin cup. The material of the blender is of great quality ABS resin. There are also other nice little details like the silicone washer in the cup lid, a notch on the base, and a cover for the USB port as well as an air vent at the bottom of the cup.

The blending cup is also a good quality product. It is only a half-pound in weight for an easy time carrying it around. The dimensions for the cup are 3x3x7. The entire blender is 3x3x10 and weighs only 1.2 pounds. It is a good idea to only use this blender with foods under 158 degrees Fahrenheit or 70 degrees Celsius.

Within the package, you get the following: a portable blender, a USB charging cable, and an instruction manual written entirely in English.

Some tips for safe operation include:

  1. No idling-only blend when stuff is in the blender.
  2. Do not use hot water in the blender.
  3. Cut your fruits into small pieces so they blend easier.
  4. Reverse and shake your blender at the start of the process to get it nice and even.

While you are charging this little gem, be sure to follow the following tips:

  1. Always turn it off before you begin charging. The red light on the blender indicates it is charging. The blue light indicates it is fully charged. If it flashes red and blue at the same time, the blender is failing to charge.
  2. Do not blend and charge your machine at the same time. When you use the blender only after it is fully charged, this will keep the battery life in good shape and extend its life.

The recipes you can make with this amazing blender are enough to make your mouth water! Take for example the cherry smoothie. You mix dark, sweet cherries, sweet or black cherry juice, banana chunks, sunflower seed butter, and chia seeds plus ground ginger. Imagining all those flavors are making me thirsty!

Another great one for the baby in your life is the Broccoli Puree. You blend up fresh cooked broccoli, beef or chicken, cheese sauce, potatoes and raisins, and carrots, lentils or carob. You chop them all up and add water. It won’t be hard for your little one to get big and strong with good homemade foods like these.

Pros:

  • Smoothies can be made in just 20 seconds.
  • The detachable cup is dishwasher and fridge safe!
  • A great space saver for those of us in small places like a dorm or apartment.

Cons:

  • You cannot use ice cubes in it-may impede its ability to blend.
  • Does not fit into car cup holder very well.
  • Must cut fruits into small pieces in order to blend it properly. This may be hard if you are away from your kitchen.

* SUNAVO BL-09 Portable Blender

Here is another nice little portable smoothie blender. It is also a portable mini juicer too and might just be the ticket to a healthier life for you! You can make tasty smoothies, protein shakes, salad dressings and even tasty marinades. It is a juicer that is great for extracting nutrients from your favorite veggies.

You can also use it to get baby food mixed up if traveling with your little one. It comes in pink and white, so it is perfect for gifting friends, family members or even co-workers during holiday gift exchange.

The blades are nice and sharp, and the cutting blades on this blender can cut, slice and blend fruit easily in a matter of seconds-fifteen to be exact. For safety, the blender will not start if the cup is removed, so you do not have to worry about injury while using this machine. If the mini blender is empty, it will not start.

You should also know that cleaning this little blender is a breeze. The parts are removable and have nice smooth edges which make it easy to clean with water. You won’t even hurt your hands when you clean this! The dual-use cup can be detached and carried with you when you head out to the gym or to work. There is even a nice little loop on top of the jar so that you can attach it to a backpack or briefcase when you are done drinking it.

The way to recharge this lovely blender is by using the USB cable that comes with the blender. You can charge it anywhere-in the car, on your desk, or in the wall. It’s a real winner when it comes to getting what you need out of a portable blender!

Pros:

  • 30 seconds shut off feature-it switches the blender off if it is not used for 30 seconds. It also stops the battery from overcharging if you leave it on the charger too long.
  • Made with food grade materials that are BPA free and safe for babies, too.
  • Powered by a strong, copper powered motor that endures high speeds and lasts a while.

Cons:

  • It can be hard to blend ice in this particular blender. Consider using small cubes or chips.
  • Does not come with wall charger-provide your own.
  • At 1.91 pounds, this is one of our heavier blenders on review.

Conclusion

Your battery-operated blender will serve you well as time goes on. Imagine all the great possibilities you have when you get hold of one of these little rechargeable blenders! You can get it in just about any adorable color you desire, and you can simply take it with you to work or school to blend up quick, fresh and healthy meals right at your desk.

You can buy bags of frozen fruits at the store and refrigerate them at the office, blending them easily during a lunch break or coffee break. Moms and dads who take their infants with them for travel, walks or gym visits don’t have to worry about rushing home to feed them.

Another great benefit is that these battery operated blenders all clean up easily, so you can keep them clean with just a little soap and water. So, don’t put off your desire to drink the best smoothies and shakes on the go. Pick up one of these today and get ready to sip your favorites. Happy blending!

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