BlendJet is a compact and portable blender that can be recharged using a USB connection. Does it really work? Here is my BlendJet review.
Note: I reviewed the newer BlendJet 2 in late 2020. You can view that review here.
Where to Purchase
BlendJet costs around $40. It is available online from the product website (discussed below) or QVC. There are six available colors: purple, black, blue, red, pink, or green. I have never seen it sold on Amazon, although there are some similar competitors, discussed in the “Alternatives” section below.
BlendJet is a wireless blender that can be charged and recharged by plugging it into a USB port. The official product website is blendjet.com, which was registered in October 2017.
Claims & Features
- 12 ounce capacity
- 6 stainless steel blades (22,000 RPM motor)
- Battery can be charged via USB (each charge makes 8-12 cups)
- Extra pulp filtered by built-in strainer
- Safety feature prevents overheating and usage without base
The BlendJet is a portable blender that can be used to make smoothies and shakes anywhere.
One of my first observations while opening the packaging is that the BlendJet is not very big. After fully charging the unit, I performed the recommended cleaning using only water.
For my first test, I attempted to blend ice without the use of any liquid as depicted in commercials seen on social media. It did not work as well as I expected, so added a bit of water to help the process along. Next, I tried blending crushed ice from my freezer along with some water, which worked a bit better.
For my next test, I made my typical protein shake after taking my daily morning walk. I used the BlendJet to make one shake, and my regular blender (Ninja Professional) to make another for comparison sake. These protein shakes contained almond milk, egg whites, baby spinach, blueberries, banana, protein powder, cinnamon, and water. The protein shake made in the Ninja took about 13 seconds to make and was well blended. The freshly-charged BlendJet stalled several times even though I cut the recipe to accommodate the smaller capacity, but it did eventually blend the ingredients over a total of 71 seconds. It was not as well blended as the shake made with the Ninja, however. I attempted to drink the shake using the BlendJet’s built in strainer to strain out any remaining chunks, yet not much passed through the strainer.
My personal trainer, Kyle, helped me with the next set of tests. We made another protein shake, and as with the first shake, the fully-charged BlendJet stopped after several seconds. It eventually finished blending, and we drank the shake through the built-in strainer, but there was still some chunks remaining. In fact, there were so many chunks that they clogged the strainer. With the next shake, we put in less ingredients, and it turned out better than the first shake.
I made one of BlendJet’s recipes from their website (Tropical Sunset Smoothie) for my third test. The unit was fully charged and I used a fairly soft banana. Even using their recipe, I could not fit the entire banana into the container. The recipe required blending before adding more ingredients. While blending, the unit struggled and eventually turned off. Once again, there were chunks that did not fully blend and I concluded that the motor is powerful enough for some blending tasks.
For my final test, I made mixed drinks in my backyard, and I was happy to see that the BlendJet actually made a pretty good margarita.
In the end, I had two issues with BlendJet. My main complaint was that the motor lacks power. The other issue is that the small capacity of the container limits what can be made. It did work well for making frozen mixed drinks in my backyard, but this was my only test in which the BlendJet performed well.
Be sure to watch my full BlendJet review below.
The blender I used to compare against the BlendJet, which I still find to be superior, is the Ninja Professional, which is only about $10 more than the BlendJet and has double the capacity. If you’re set on a compact blender around the side of BlendJet, you may want to consider this Hamilton Beach offering, which is highly rated and about half the cost.
Your BlendJet Reviews
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Updated July 2020.