A Personal Blender Offers A Single Serving
For Those On The Go
A personal blender, or single serving blender, has many advantages over standard jar blenders, such as a smaller size, lower cost, and easier clean-up.
Single-serving or personal blenders have become very popular over the last few years, as technology for blending has shrunk and as more and more people need quick and easy meals that are healthy for an on-the-go lifestyle. The concept behind this type of blender is that you can blend what you want in a small jar that also serves as your cup. When you are done blending, just take the cup off the blender base and carry it with you to drink out of. Many of these cups also fit conveniently in cup holders of most cars, and they come with a travel mug top to cut down on spills.
There are numerous advantages to these types of blenders. Clean up is relatively easy; you just have to wash the small cup/jar after you are done drinking your smoothie, just as you would any other cup that you use. Many of these cups are also dishwasher safe too. You also don't have to worry about storing what you blended because at most you'll get just one or two servings from these blenders. With most standard blenders you get 4 or 5 cups and you'll need store that in the fridge if you don't have a large family or group of friends over that will drink it all up right away.
In addition, many of these single serve blenders come with multiple cups so that if you want to immediately blend another smoothie with other ingredients for another person, you can do so right after you blend yours. There's no jar clean up like with a regular blender, you just use a new jar/cup. Everyone can have their own personal smoothie this way.
The only real negative to these types of blenders is that they sometimes lack engine power. They are designed to be small and compact so they can have a hard time with larger, tougher blending jobs. If you have a large family and will be blending things like dough or hard nuts, then you may want to look at a standard jar kitchen blender. But if you like the idea of a personalized, single serve blender for your smoothies served in a cup that you can take with you right away, then a personal blender is the way to go.
There are currently several manufacturers producing single serve blenders. You may have heard about many of these from infomercials on TV. They are all very popular.
Tribest Personal Blender
This was the first single serving blender sold in the US and has paved the way for personal blenders. Tribest has two models, the PB 100 which comes with two 16-oz cups and the PB 200 which has two 8-oz cups and two 16-oz cups. The PB 200 also comes with a blade attachment and a grinding blade for tougher ingredients like seeds and nuts.
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Magic Bullet Blender
The Magic Bullet comes with a variety of attachments, such as juicers, food processors, mixers, and blender jars that fit into the base unit where the engine lies. You have the option to purchase these attachments separately or in packages as you feel that you need them. This makes the Magic Bullet blender fully customizable and unique among most blenders on the market. It also has a variety of cups and Party Packs which have handles that further add to its personalization. The cups also have re-sealable lids so that you can stick them in the fridge for convenient storage.
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Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender
This is a great and popular little blender priced under $20 with most reviews from owners at 4 and 5 stars. It come with a travel lid and fits into cup holders easily. It has a cord that wraps around the base which makes for easy storage.
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The Hamilton Beach personal blender is small and convenient, yet powerful enough to blend your smoothies to perfection. Blend it up and take it with you.
Bella Cucina Rocket Blender
This single serve blender works very well and is an excellent alternative to the Magic Bullet blender. The Bella Cucina Rocket blender comes as a 12 piece or 17 piece set. The 17 piece set comes with a short and a tall cup, 4 party cups, 4 comfort lip rings, 2 shaker lids and 2 re-sealable lids. It has 2 stainless steel blades options for thorough blending depending on the type of ingredients.
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The Bella Cucina Rocket Blender is very popular and stacks up well to the Magic Bullet blender. It's a great personal blender that's convenient and quick.
Back to Basics Express Blender
The Back to Basics Express blender has a powerful 350 watt engine, and comes with 2 large 24 ounce mugs, as well as 18 and 12 ounce containers. It has two speed settings, low and high, that are set using a dial on the front of the machine, as well as a pulse setting.
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The Back to Basics Blender Express has a little more strength and blending speeds than you see with most personal blenders, but mechanical failures still plague this product.
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