Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of kitchen gadgets — including the best blenders, the best immersion blenders, and the best single-serve coffee makers — here, we’ve rounded up the best personal blenders, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated personal blender
“This thing is the BOMB, and it’s a workhorse,” says one of the 5,500 reviewers who gave this blender a five-star rating. “The first time I used it after blending for a couple seconds my husband was concerned that I had forgotten the ice, because he couldn’t hear it in the blender,” says another reviewer. “It had crushed the ice so quickly that he thought I left it out.” While many people praise the NutriBullet for its smoothie-making ability, that’s not all they say it can do, especially when you use the included grinder and milling attachments. “Get creative and use your NutriBullet to make your own pasta sauces, ice cream, almond milk, hummus, nut butter, and even guacamole,” encourages one reviewer. “It even grinds coffee beans,” says another. Other reviewers had good experiences grinding flax seeds, cashews, and oats.