10 best portable blenders

“Why would I need a portable blender?” I thought to myself a few years ago as I looked at the range of funnily-shaped devices. You may have heard it called a mini blender, smoothie blender and, most exciting and quite accurately, a bullet blender.

After trying one, though, I had a whole list of answers to my question.

Who needs a portable blender?

Are you from one of these groups of people who would love to have a mini blender in their lives?

  • Parents – Need a puree of fresh fruit and veggies for the little one when you are out or overseas? A mini blender is compact enough for your baby bag and gets the job done quickly.
  • Fitness enthusiasts – That all-important dose of pre- or post-workout protein is right there waiting for you, or whipped up in a minute with a personal smoothie blender.
  • Travellers – Kicking back on holiday with all the ingredients of the perfect cocktail? Dump them in your bullet blender and give the concoction a quick whirl.
  • Space savers – No place on the kitchen counter for a full-size blender? You should use a mini blender with its tiny footprint that works just as well.
  • Time savers – Especially with USB-powered wireless mini blenders, you save all the time and hassle involved in assembling and setting up a full-size blender.

What to look for in a mini blender

Right, so you fall into one of those 5 groups (or just think that these gadgets are incredibly practical and look cool). Here is what you should compare between different models before buying one:

  • Size – Perhaps the biggest advantage of a mini blender is its portability. Look for one that fits easily inside your gym bag, baby accessories bag or carry-on luggage compartments.
  • Power – The higher the wattage of the motor, the easier it is to shred ingredients like ice cubes into the slush you want. Stainless steel blades help, too.
  • Capacity – Little baby may be happy with 300ml but you probably need a much larger protein shake after a workout. Look for a portable blender with a larger container, or one that allows you to swap them.
  • Ease of use – You need it for one simple job so why should it have more than 1 simple button? It doesn’t – look for a personal blender with one-touch operation.
  • Versatility – The best portable blenders come with a host of attachments that allow them to do a variety of things like chop, shred and puree effectively.

The best portable blenders

Here is my list of the portable blenders that I believe do the job well and at a price compatible with their performance.

1. Mayer Blender MMNB1000

With its monster 1,000W motor and easy-drink lid, this buttonless portable blender is for health junkies who want their protein shakes and veggie juices on the double.

Mini blender Mayer MMNB1000 NutriBlend Blender
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 1,000
  • Blades: 6 Stainless steel
  • Container: 1,000ml and 800ml BPA-free plastic
  • Weight (kg): 3
  • Features: Button-free operation, easy-drink lid included

Buy now from S$83  Lazada Amazon 

2. Russell Taylors HB-6

Effortless meal prep with this versatile dual-speed device with simple twist-and-click interchangeable attachments.

Mini blender Russell Taylors HB 6
Credit – Russel Taylors
  • Power (W): 600
  • Blades: Stainless steel
  • Container: 500ml plastic chopper, 600ml plastic beaker
  • Weight (kg):
  • Features: Adjustable speed control, interchangeable blade, whisk and masher included

Buy now from S$32  Lazada Amazon 

3. Panasonic MX-SS1 Hand Blender

3-in-1 blending, chopping and whisking hand blender that makes everyday cooking a breeze.

Mini blender Panasonic MX SS1 Hand Blender
Credit – Panasonic
  • Power (W): 600
  • Blades: 4 Stainless steel
  • Container: 700ml plastic
  • Features: 3-in-1 design, blending breaker for blend consistency, wall bracket to save space, slip-proof mat, dishwasher safe

Buy now from S$55  Lazada Amazon 

4. Mayer MMPB1078 Personal Power Blender

With its quick-swap lid, this detachable personal blender goes instantly from 0 to 100 when your body is craving protein.

Mini blender - Mayer MMPB1078 Personal Power Blender
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 800
  • Blades: 6 Stainless steel
  • Container: 600ml Tritan BPA-free plastic
  • Weight (kg): 1.3
  • Features: Powerful pure copper motor, button to blend soft or hard food, Intelligent control

Buy now from S$69  Lazada Amazon 

5. Ninja Blast  

One of the most stylish and well-made portable blenders on our list, the Ninja Blast blew us away with its speed, versatility and convenience-centred design.

Mini blender Ninja Blast
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 1,000
  • Blades: 6 Stainless steel
  • Container: 530ml BPA-free plastic
  • Weight (kg): 0.785
  • Features: Dishwasher safe, leak-proof sip lid, USB-C charging

Buy now from S$82  Lazada Amazon 

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6. Tefal HB8338 Optitouch Hand Blender

Choose from 16 different speeds to make everything from baby food to cocktails to smoothies using one small, versatile device.

Mini blender - Tefal HB8338 Optitouch Hand Blender
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 600
  • Blades: 4 Stainless steel
  • Container: 500ml plastic chopper, 800ml plastic beaker
  • Weight (kg): 1.2
  • Features: 16 speeds, pulse function, anti-splash guard, ergonomic soft handle

Buy now from S$81  Lazada Amazon 

7. KENWOOD Mini Chopper 180B

A novel design and a relatively low price for the convenience it delivers make this a stand-out.

Mini blender Kenwood Mini Chopper CH180B a
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 300
  • Blades: 2 Stainless steel
  • Container: 350ml plastic
  • Weight (kg): 0.95
  • Features: Dual speed, oil drip lid

Buy now from S$45  Lazada

8. PowerPac USB Blender PPBL339

The king of budget home gadgets brings us another incredibly-priced tech wonder that gets all the basics right.

Mini blender PowerPac PPBL339
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 600
  • Blades: 2 Stainless steel
  • Container: 300ml plastic
  • Weight (kg):
  • Features:

Buy now from S$20  Lazada FairPrice 

9. Philips Daily Collection HR2059/90

Mini blender - Philips Daily Collection HR2059-90
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 450
  • Blades: 4 Stainless steel
  • Container: 1000ml plastic
  • Features: Includes mill for grinding and additional jar, dishwasher safe, break-resistant jars

Buy now from S$59 Lazada

10. Morphy Richards MR9600 Rechargeable Blender 

The convenience of USB charging in a petite blender available in 3 striking colours.

Mini blender Morphy Richards MR9600
Credit – Amazon
  • Power (W): 50
  • Blades: 2 Stainless steel
  • Container: 300ml Tritan plastic
  • Weight (kg): 0.56
  • Features: Personal juicer and fruit blender with hand carry, magnetic USB cable

Buy now from S$50  Lazada Amazon 

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