Next-gen Portable Blender
Portable, Packable, and Powerful. The new BlendJet 2 provides 15+ blend cycles per 1.5-hour USB-C charge. Enjoy a waterproof plastic shell with graduated markings, easy to screw on/off the lid, and an easy-to-access function button. The BlendJet 2 can blend ice, frozen fruits, leafy greens, and nuts. With 27 color options and fun insulated accessory bags, there should be a version of the BlendJet 2 for everyone.
- EASE OF USE
- BATTERY CAPACITY
BlendJet 2 creates a healthier you with the portable, packable, powerful blender.
Growing up in Southern California in the ’80s-’90s, my family regularly attended the local county fair in Delmar, California (The Delmar Fair). My sister and I would marvel at the animals, the carnival food/rides, and then walk through the numerous tents/booths to peruse the vendor’s wares. They seemed to have everything from scroll saws, to knives, to cooking equipment, to bags, artwork, toys, etc. It seemed each year we brought home some new cool thing from the fair salespeople.
One year we bought the Miracle Blade Knife set, and another year an entire VitaMix kit. With both of those tools available, my family began to make smoothies from local vegetables/fruits. Yes, I did say vegetables. We would add kale, carrot, and spinach to frozen strawberries and oranges. We would add ice and would enjoy a lovely blended drink. Unfortunately, the VitaMix required a powered outlet and quite a bit of storage space; it was not designed to blend on the go.
If you are interested in a portable, battery-powered, rechargeable, waterproof blender for travel, work, school, dorm room, or your kitchen, Blendjet may be just the device for you. Instead of setting up a full blender, perhaps you just want to add some fruit/nuts/vegetables and a bit of liquid to blend a morning treat quickly. Maybe you are looking to enhance your bar and want to have a way to blend mixed cocktails.
Perhaps you are looking to hit the gym and want a way to blend a workout protein shake quickly. Or, perhaps you are a home chef or run a business and want to make your own sauces. If any of the above options meet a need in your life, you may have found a helpful beverage companion.
The BlendJet arrived in a 12 inches square by 5 3/8 inches tall white cardboard box with a blue spiral design atop the cover. I lifted the outer lid and found a calming blue inner surface flap with a white BlendJet name and logo along the center plus #blendjet, @blendjet, blendjet.com. Within the main compartment of the box, I found a “Next-Gen Blending” recipe book with “50 easy & delicious BlendJet Recipes.”
The book provided a helpful table of contents that listed the breakdown of the chapters: Introductions, BlendJet Basics, Smoothie Smitten, Protein Fix, Happy Hour, Instant Café, Milkshake Mastery, and Perfect Salad Dressings & Dips. Each section provided a picture of the mix, a list of ingredients, the directions, an estimated mixing time, and serving sizes. My wife loved the cookbook and the variety of recipes. Unfortunately, as someone who has a banana allergy, all of the smoothie recipes and 7/9 of the protein shakes required frozen banana as an ingredient. My kids did not mind my dietary limitations once they realized that it meant more for them.
The BlendJet 2 blender arrived in a 3 1/4 inches wide by 9 5/8 inches tall by 3 1/8 inches thick sea-foam green box. The cover panel displayed the product name along the top of the panel and a vibrant, slightly raised, glossy image of the BlendJet “Original Portable Blender” full of fruit. The right side panel displayed a white-colored, labeled ink-outline image of the BlendJet.
The diagram provided information about the leakproof lid with carrying strap, measurement jar (16oz/475ml), 6-point stainless steel blade, rechargeable base with “patented turbojet technology,” single button operation (power blend, pulse, lock modes), and the USB-C charging port.
The opposite side panel defined four features of the device: 1. Portable. 2. Powerful. 3. USB-Rechargeable. 4. Self-Cleaning. The panel noted that the device was perfect for travel thanks to the lightweight, durable construction, compact size, and powerful blend strength. Each USB-C charge promised 15+ blend cycles (~20-second cycles) to puree leafy greens, frozen fruits, ice, and nuts.
To clean the device, simply add soapy water, blend, and then rinse. Lastly, the rear panel provided an image of a blended drink and information about the cordless, water-resistant, quiet, BPA-free machine. The blender should get the job done whether you want to make smoothies, protein shakes, mixed drinks, baby food, milkshakes, sauces, dressings, etc.
The mint green coloration paired nicely with the white accent font. The product name was easily visualized, and the outer packaging masterfully detailed the product features. I lifted the lid and removed the 1 pound 5.4 oz, 9 3/8 inches tall by 3 1/8 inches diameter BlendJet device. Before you dispose of the packaging, please remove the 20 inches long USB-A to USB-C cable and instruction manual hiding behind the included bubble wrap.
I plugged the USB C cable into the front port of the blended jet and then plugged the USB-A cable into a standard 5V/1.5A charging brick to charge for an hour. The colorful instruction manual proved quite helpful in describing the first use. Once the Blendjet was charging, the front LED display pulsed half purple and half blue, suggesting that the device was at 50% power. The blue LED continued to expand and replaced the purple segments. After the hour charge cycle, the front circle was solid blue. The manual promised ~15 blend cycles per 1.5-hour charge.
I removed the device from charge and followed the instruction manual recommendations to clean the device. I added water, and a single drop of dish soap, and then pressed the front button to blend the concoction. I was quite impressed with the quiet nature of the blades and the smooth transition between the off and on cycle. A single press of the button will activate blend mode, which will last for 20-seconds.
If desired, you can press the button again to end the cycle. Double pressing the power button will activate the blender’s pulse mode. The blue-colored front LED will flash left to right three times and then will swirl to denote the mode. The pulse mode will allow you to press/hold the button to puree/pulse foods like guacamole, salsa, and hummus.
Pressing the button for three seconds will lock the device to prevent accidental blending. The mode was designed for travel and when you wanted to drink the smoothie without an accidental explosion.
My kids and I settled on the Mixed Berry Smoothie to test the blender function. We added 1 cup of 2% milk, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1/2 sliced frozen banana, and used a tablespoon of honey. I screwed the lid onto the blender, pressed the button, ran through a blend cycle, and repeated a second cycle. Even though the manual stated that it served 1, I was able to split the mix between my four children.
After our first smoothie, we tried to make a second without bananas. We added 1/2 apple, 1 cup of frozen cranberries, 1 cup of cold water, a splash of key lime juice, and a packet of sweetener to create our blend. The kids felt it was too bitter, and we added another packet of sweetener to liven up the taste. My three and seven-year-olds could not get enough of the blend, but my older two boys did not like the taste.
For our final test, we blended some pistachios into a fine powder to add to our yogurt. I was impressed with the fine powder after three blend cycles. We look forward to testing the various drink concoctions and trying our own blends.
I was pretty impressed with the built-in features of the blender. The upper 5 3/4 inches tall graduated clear segment can be unscrewed from the lower 3 3/8 inches tall base to clean or access the blades. Along one of the side panels, you will find a small guide arrow and graded markings for milliliters and ounces. To reattach the top section, align the arrow on the clear plastic top with the arrow on the mint green bottom.
Screw the top onto the base until the arrows align again to ensure a waterproof seal. You can easily unscrew/reattach the mint-green top cap and use the 5/8 inches thick by 3 3/8 inches long mint silicone handle to carry the blender or attach it to the outside of your bag. The bottom panel of the blender provided three 3/8 inches diameter rubberized feet, the BlendJet 2 name, and a product plaque (5V 2.0A 14.8WH, Serial Number, and product manufacturing labels).
You can purchase a BlendJet 2 Jetsetter carry bag for ~$15 and extra protection as a bonus. The 3 3/3 inches diameter nylon bag measured 11 1/4 inches tall at the back of the pack and 9 1/2 inches at the front. The top rim had a 9-inches long water-resistant zipper with a single zipper pull. I liked the corded zipper pull with the rubberized finger grip. The grip easily accommodated my pointer finger and provided quick access to the bag’s inner lining.
The inner surface was lined with a light grey nylon material, similar to the material inside lunch boxes. I inserted the BlendJet into the bag, gripped the rubberized finger loop, and slid the zipper closed. I was pleased with the zipper mechanism and the smooth slide when opening/closing the zipper.
Other than the grey BlendJet logo along the lower front of the black nylon bag, and a small BlendJet tag, the surface remained unadorned. I appreciated the subtlety and the composure to not cover the surface with unnecessary markings. When ready grab the 5 1/8 inches long by 5/8 inches wide nylon handle, place it over your wrist, or attach it to a backpack for an on-the-go treat.
A quick search of the blendjet.com website showed 27 different color schemes for the BlendJet 2. I felt the sub $50 price to be fair for the monochromatic version and understood the ~$10 higher base price of the special edition colors (camo, geode, Lisa Frank Tye Die, etc).