A mini blender packs a punch in a tiny package. These versatile little machines are ideal for small kitchens, dorm rooms and trailers. They’re capable of blending, whipping, chopping and grinding. Plus, their diminutive profile makes them a space-saving addition to your kitchen.
If you’re looking for a portable blender with more settings than the basic model, consider this set from NutriBullet. It includes a base with suction cups, plus two 10-ounce BPA-free Tritan blending bottles and drinking lids. Its simple control wheel has a smoothie mode and a pulse mode that worked well in our tests. Our green smoothies came out very smooth, with no berry seeds or chunks and the kale was completely pulverized. It’s also dishwasher-safe and comes with a recipe book.
Another great option is this blender from Vitamix, which offers more features than the typical model. Its 750-watt motor can crush ice and is powerful enough to handle most recipes, including thick dips like pesto. The sleek stainless steel design looks great and feels sturdy in the hand. And it’s easy to clean, with all the components except the blade assembly disassembled and easily accessible for washing.
This mini blender is more expensive than some of the others we tested, but it has a lot to offer for the price. Its sturdiness and durability are outstanding, and it’s less than a foot tall and just over five pounds with the cup attached. It’s also a great fit for car cup holders and can be stored in the fridge to keep your drinks cold.