BlendJet 2 Review

Upgraded with more capacity and power

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BlendJet 2

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The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman

What We Like
  • Fun color choices

  • Powerful motor

  • Increased capacity

  • Measurement markings on blender cup

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t fit many solid ingredients

  • Short charging cord

The BlendJet 2 is the next generation of a battery-operated personal blending system with improvements that include a larger 16-ounce capacity, the addition of measurement markings, a more powerful motor, and a water-resistant design.

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BlendJet 2

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The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman

We purchased the BlendJet 2 so our reviewer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.

BlendJet makes cordless, battery-operated, personal-size blenders that are designed for convenience, power, and portability. The entire blender goes where you go, versus other personal-size blenders that just include to-go cups. 

BlendJet is made with travel, commuting, office life, dorm life, the gym, and anywhere else you don’t have access to electricity and a full-size blender in mind. We previously reviewed the first-generation BlendJet, the BlendJet One, and found it was surprisingly powerful for its compact and cordless design. 

Since then, BlendJet has redesigned and launched a new offering: the BlendJet 2. Some of the promised changes and improvements to the original design include 33 percent more capacity, a more powerful motor, and a water-resistant design.

I set out to see how the BlendJet 2 performs and compares to its predecessor and current competitors. BlendJet was also kind enough to send me a few samples of its powdered single-serving fruit, vegetable, and protein smoothies, called JetPacks.

I spent several weeks making smoothies, cocktails, and even a few snacks, like salsa, in the BlendJet 2. Here’s my full review.

Blendjet 2 review

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Design: Larger blending cup with new measurement markings

Perhaps the most obvious change to the BlendJet is an increased capacity. This is a welcome addition, since I found the capacity of the original BlendJet to be too small to make a significant smoothie for breakfast.

Interestingly, the increased capacity didn’t change the overall dimensions of the BlendJet 2. Like the first model, the BlendJet 2 measures 9 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter, which fit easily into my car cup holder. It doesn’t take up much space if you want to pack it in luggage or a gym bag, beach bag, or oversized tote.

The BlendJet 2 did feel heavier, but it weighs less than 2 pounds, so it’s not so heavy that it’s tough or uncomfortable to transport.

The blender cup can now hold up to 16 ounces, which is equivalent to 2 cups. This sounds plentiful, but it has its limitations. The tall and narrow shape of the blending jar is tough to fit much in the way of solid ingredients without overcrowding it. Plus, like the BlendJet One, you’ll get the best blends in recipes containing more liquid than solids.

In my opinion, the design of this blender is still best for whipping powdered ingredients, like protein powder, collagen, or the brand’s BlendJet packs, into liquids.

If you want to make a smoothie with milk, protein powder, fruit, leafy greens, and other add-ins, you’re still going to have to scale down your recipe and be prepared to use fewer solid ingredients. 

Another new and noteworthy feature on the BlendJet 2 is the addition of measurement markings, which the previous version lacked entirely. I found this extremely helpful so I could eyeball my ingredients right in the blender and skip having to dirty measuring cups when following a recipe.

One odd thing to note is that the measurement markings have been printed on the back of the blender cup. The blender cup has magnets that have to be lined up just so with the blender base, otherwise, the blender won’t turn on, so you can’t just turn the cup so the markings face front.

I had to turn the cup around to see how much milk or water I was pouring, and then turn the blender back around to power it on. This process just seemed clunky and could have been avoided by putting the markings on the front where the power button is located. I figure this must have been done for aesthetic reasons.

One design feature that didn’t carry over to this generation is an optional strainer that could be screwed onto the top of the blending cup. I never found much use for it and didn’t miss it on the BlendJet 2.

The BlendJet 2 is available in even more colors than the first generation. At the time of this writing, there are 15 solid colors, two camouflage prints, and one design in partnership with Bailey’s liquor from which to choose. The color options are bright and fun, and there’s something for everyone.

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Another new and noteworthy feature on the BlendJet 2 is the addition of measurement markings, which the previous version lacked entirely.

Performance: Faster and safer

The BlendJet 2 is operated by a single button, which serves to power the blender on and off and selects between three modes. BlendJet One only had blender mode, but the BlendJet 2 also has a pulse mode so you can use it to chop ingredients.

There’s also a lock mode, which is a smart safety feature to prevent accidental blending while your blender is packed in a bag or you’re sipping from it.

The blending mode is much faster than it used to be. The BlendJet One took about one minute to blend, but the BlendJet 2 blends for about 20 seconds and then turns itself off automatically. 

I had no problem blending frozen ingredients, including ice cubes and frozen cherries and strawberries. As long as you put liquid in first, the BlendJet 2 easily handles frozen items. I even packed it with just water and a 1/2 cup of ice to see what would happen. It crushed the ice into a perfect slushie, which is promising if you want to make frozen cocktails and slushie drinks.

It crushed the ice into a perfect slushie, which is promising if you want to make frozen cocktails and slushie drinks.

I then used the blender to try the BlendJet packs and make my own smoothies. The BlendJet packs are surprisingly tasty for a powdered fruit, vegetable, and protein blend. My favorite flavor was the Banana Peanut Butter. I followed the instructions and added 9 ounces of milk, 1 ounce of ice, and the powdered packet, which filled the blender to the brim. Some of the BlendJet powder stuck to the top and sides of the blender, so I ran a second blending cycle to make sure it was well mixed.

For my own smoothie creations, I blended almond milk with banana, spinach, and frozen fruit. The spinach was finely processed, but I could still see bits of it when I poured some of the smoothie onto a plate. It wasn’t as pulverized as what I get with my countertop Vitamix blender, but it’s not really fair to compare the BlendJet 2 with such a powerful full-size blender. 

Cutting ingredients into smaller pieces helps them blend better, but that’s not always realistic if you’re blending away from home. I didn’t find the blender overly loud, but it would definitely disturb a quiet environment if you were blending at work or school.

I tried out the pulse mode with some fresh tomato, jalapeño, and onion for a quick salsa and found it gave me more control over the texture of my blends. It would work well for hummus or guacamole, but I don’t know why you’d use this in place of a food processor if you have one.

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Features: Battery-operated motor

BlendJet 2 has a battery-powered motor. The battery is recharged via a USB-C cable so you can charge it from a cell charger, computer, or car charger. A charging cable is included, but it’s only about a foot long, which didn’t always give me enough reach when using a wall outlet adapter. 

The blender needed to be fully charged right out of the box. A full charge takes about 60 to 90 minutes, but you’ll know it’s charged by the light indicator on the power button. The light changes from purple to blue when fully charged and back to purple when it’s losing power. 

The BlendJet 2 is supposed to last for 15 or more blends per each full charge. I lost count after a dozen, but I definitely got more than 15 uses out of each charge. It also seemed to maintain the same power as the charge decreased. This is another big improvement over the previous version’s battery, which became noticeably sluggish as it drained and lasted for only about eight blends.

I lost count after a dozen, but I definitely got more than 15 uses out of each charge.

Cleaning: As quick as blending

Like the previous version, the BlendJet 2 is self-cleaning. After each use, I added about 1 cup of water and a drop of dishwashing liquid to the blender, ran a blending cycle, and rinsed with clean water. 

Of course, the ease of cleaning will vary depending on what you’re blending. Milk and fruit smoothies washed away easily with a quick blend of water and soap. The BlendJet packs and sticky ingredients, like peanut butter, left some residue along the sides of the cup and in the lid that took more than once blend cycle, plus a rinse under hot water, to remove.

BlendJet recommends cleaning the blender immediately after using it, which might be tricky if you’re using this from anywhere, as advertised. I wouldn’t recommend letting food residue dry on the blender cup or you’ll have to disassemble it for deeper cleaning more often.

The blender cup detaches from the motor base for deep cleaning. There are also two O-rings located in the lid and near the blade that easily popped out with a utensil. Everything can be washed in warm, soapy water.

The BlendJet 2 is water-resistant so it’s no big deal if the USB port gets wet, but this model cannot be submerged in water or placed in the dishwasher.

Price: A slight increase from the previous version

The BlendJet 2 can usually be found for around $49,95, which is an increase from the previous model which retailed for closer to $40. BlendJet offers free express shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Other personal-size blenders, including both battery-operated and corded models, typically retail in the range of $50-$75. Most corded models include multiple to-go blending cups and accessory lids, which might be a draw for families. 

BlendJet 2 vs. Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender, which I also tested, is another new cordless personal size blender on the market. It’s more expensive than the BlendJet 2, retailing for around $80. 

The biggest difference between them is that the Cuisinart is styled similarly to other personal-size blenders. It includes a blending cup with a screw-on blade that attaches to the motorized base instead of a one-piece design like the BlendJet 2. A USB cable, outlet converter, and travel lid are also included.

At almost 12 inches tall and weighing close to 5 pounds, the Cuisinart is considerably larger and includes multiple pieces, which makes it less convenient to transport. The blender cup lacks measurement markings.

Both are powered by a single on/off button, feature battery life light indicators, and can be charged with any USB port.

The Cuisinart is a good choice if you prefer to blend at home and take a blender cup to go, but want the option of a transportable cordless blender for travel and other such occasions. The BlendJet 2 is for you if you want to blend on-the-go regularly.

Final Verdict

Buy it if you want to blend at the gym or while traveling.

Although the BlendJet 2 has a fun design and smart improvements over its predecessor, its capacity is still somewhat limited, making it best for blending fresh protein shakes at the gym or quick, limited-ingredient smoothies while away from home.

Specs

  • Product Name BlendJet 2
  • Product Brand BlendJet
  • Price $99.95
  • Weight 1.34 lbs.
  • Product Dimensions 3 x 9 in.
  • Color 20+ options
  • Capacity 16 oz.
  • Warranty 30 day money back guarantee
  • What's Included Blender, lid, carrying strap, USB charging cord