Compact, portable but perfectly powerful, the BlendJet 2 is a good option if your main aim is to whizz up a post-workout shake…
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- Compact and portable
- Makes light work of protein shakes
- Comes in a range of designs
- Not the most powerful
- Can struggle with bulkier foods
Battery tech has improved so much that the latest crop of portable blenders can, if you’re smashing out a protein shake or smoothie, easily keep up with plugged in personal designs. At its current price, the BlendJet 2 is extremely good value, offering on-the-go blitzing power for less than half the price of many designs.
BlendJet 2 features
It’s a compact, 16oz (454ml), reassuringly solid affair, with USB-C charging, a built-in chopping blade and small control button. There’s also a screw-top and handle attachment. A full charge of the 4000mAh rechargeable battery takes an hour, and for that you can expect to produce around 15 shakes or smoothies, although tougher ingredients will dent that figure.
It’s more than enough though, especially as the blade spins 275 times per second and does a good job with soft fruit smoothies, and protein shakes. It’s not very happy with frozen fruits though, taking many cycles to break down a rolled oat, milk and frozen strawberry smoothie for instance.
From a design point of view, it’s basic, but you can choose from 38 different colour options, including prints, patterns and celebrity collaborations. It certainly sets the brand apart, and gives you a chance to be a bit zany, if that’s your thing.
Perfect for protein shakes
What the BlendJet 2 does really well, however, is smash out a post-workout protein shake or meal replacement drink. Compared to traditional shaking, the results are smoother and significantly more enjoyable, but at only 16oz, the thirstiest/hungriest amongst us may need a second helping.
Whatever you use the BlendJet 2 for, remember to press the button for three seconds once your smoothie is blended as this turns the safety lock on and eliminates the potential accidental button press disaster as you take your first sip.