BlendJet One Review

A battery-operated blender that lets you make single-serving smoothies anywhere

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4.5

BlendJet One

BlendJet One

The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman

What We Like
  • Fun color choices

  • Convenient carrying strap and built-in strainer

  • Powerful motor

  • Compact, travel-friendly size

  • Battery-operated for portability—no outlet needed

What We Don't Like
  • Limited capacity

  • Tricky to clean around blades and O-rings

  • Charging cord is on the short side

The battery-operated BlendJet One lets you whip up single-serving smoothies, protein shakes, and frozen cocktails in about 90 seconds from anywhere, no electrical outlet needed.

4.5

BlendJet One

BlendJet One

The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman

We purchased the BlendJet One so our reviewer could put it to the test in her kitchen. Keep reading for our full product review.

Personal-sized blenders let you whip up fresh smoothies and take them to-go right in the blender cup, helping cut down on time in the kitchen and the number of dirty dishes. The BlendJet One is sized for a single serving, but unlike other blenders in this category, it's battery-operated and therefore cordless and portable. You can take the entire blender—not just the cup—anywhere you want. We used the BlendJet One over several weeks to make smoothies, protein shakes, and green powder drinks. Keep reading to see if the BlendJet is a must-have or a miss.

BlendJet One
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Design: Colorful and compact

The standout design feature of the BlendJet One is the rainbow of color options. There are 14 shades to choose from, all of them eye-catching, fun, and Instagram-worthy.

The overall shape has been designed with portability in mind. It’s thin and compact enough to easily toss into gym bags, oversized purses, backpacks, and luggage. The base measures only about 3 inches in diameter so it won’t take up much real estate on your kitchen counter or work desk. It even fits into the cup holder in our car, which was great for days we didn’t have time to finish making a smoothie before leaving the house. 

It’s lightweight, too, so we wouldn’t mind carrying it on walks, hikes, or to the beach. The cup is too small to hold much, though, so don’t expect this to replace a water bottle. The cup doesn’t have measurement markings, but we measured its capacity at approximately 1 ¼ cups (about 10 ounces). Technically we could only fit about ¾ cup of almond milk or coconut water and still have room for a few strawberries or half a banana. 

The BlendJet One was designed with portability in mind. It’s thin and compact enough to easily toss into gym bags, oversized purses, backpacks, and luggage.

If you’re used to packing a full-sized blender with fruit, greens, yogurt, powders, and ice, be prepared to scale down your smoothies. The limited capacity makes the BlendJet best for freshly frothed protein shakes or mixing powdered collagen or greens powders into liquids. It’s also a good solution for travel or camping when access to a full-sized blender isn’t possible.

It's worth noting that parents could even make baby food on the go with this gadget: Pop whatever you’re eating into the blender, add water, broth, breastmilk, or formula, and blend up a quick baby food puree.

Performance: Surprisingly powerful for its size

The BlendJet is easy to use with a single on/off button. It’s not too noisy, and it makes freshly blended beverages in about one minute.

BlendJet One
 The Spruce Eats / Sharon Lehman

We weren’t sure if a battery-operated motor would have enough oomph to tackle some of our favorite smoothie ingredients. We blended frozen strawberries, banana, and spinach into almond milk and ice cubes with water and greens powder for an ice-cold green drink.

Cutting large fruits into small pieces helps them fit better and blend more easily, but that much ingredient prep isn’t always possible if you’re in a hurry or away from home. We stuck to frozen berries and bananas because they didn’t require prep. 

The BlendJet does not handle leafy greens well. We tried adding ¼ cup of frozen baby spinach to smoothies, but we ended up with chopped pieces of spinach in our drink and wrapped around the blade. That’s a bummer, but we were surprised how well the BlendJet handled ice cubes. It crushed them much more finely and evenly than the Magic Bullet, which we’ve used in the past. 

The BlendJet does not handle leafy greens well. We tried adding ¼ cup of frozen baby spinach to smoothies, but we ended up with chopped pieces of spinach in our drink and wrapped around the blade.

If you want the smoothest texture possible, you can use the strainer attachment to catch unblended bits. Straining our drinks into another cup seemed to defeat the purpose of a portable blender, so we never used it. We drank right out of the BlendJet, but you should know the cup is threaded for the lid, so some people might find that uncomfortable to drink from. The lid also lacks a spout or a place for a straw.

Features: Battery-operated motor

The BlendJet is cordless and equipped with a rechargeable battery and a USB port. You can charge it in your car, at work via a computer’s USB port, or through any charging station. The charging cord is on the short side, but it still gave us enough slack to reach our vehicle’s USB port. 

BlendJet One
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A light indicator near the power button lets you know when it’s time to charge. We found the unit seemed to lose power as the battery drained, so we got in the habit of charging the blender overnight so it was always ready to go with full power.

Cleaning: Takes a little work

Leftover pieces of fruit tend to stick beneath the blades. The jar is too narrow and long to reach the blades, so we often had to unscrew the jar from the base to dislodge stuck pieces of food. 

It’s recommended you occasionally remove the silicone O-rings found in the lid, jar, and base to clean. Keeping the o-rings clean and dry is key to avoiding mold and mildew growth. We found them a little hard to remove, but using a toothpick helped lift them out. 

Price: Beats the competition

 At $40, a BlendJet One costs less than most other personal blenders, which typically range between $50 and $75. You can find BlendJet knockoffs for about half the price, but they may lack the customer support BlendJet offers. BlendJet One is currently available only from the brand’s website. The brand offers free shipping, a 30-day money-back guarantee, and a 10 percent discount code for signing up for the email list. 

BlendJet One
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BlendJet One vs. Magic Bullet

How does the BlendJet compare to the Magic Bullet? Well, it’s not much of a competition.

They’re similarly priced, and both are designed to help you create single-serving smoothies, but the BlendJet wins for overall aesthetics, portability, and power. You’ll receive more blender cups and accessory lids with the Bullet, which might be better for families. Neither can compete with a full-sized blender, but the BlendJet’s six blades versus the Bullet’s four blades gave us slightly smoother blends and more finely crushed ice.

Final Verdict

Worth it if you make a lot of single-serving smoothies and protein shakes.

The BlendJet One is a fun, surprisingly powerful, and space-saving personal-sized blender that's designed to go where you go. The compact size and ability to charge via a USB port make it a great choice for travel; the only downside is its limited capacity, but if it were any bigger, it wouldn’t be as portable.

Specs

  • Product Name BlendJet One
  • Product Brand BlendJet
  • Price $40
  • Weight 1.19 lbs.
  • Product Dimensions 3.3 x 2.9 x 9.3 in.
  • Warranty 30 day money back guarantee
  • What’s included Blender with built-in strainer, lid, carrying strap and a USB charging cord