3. PERSONAL BLENDER OR PORTABLE BLENDER
For smoothie lovers who are always on the go, a personal blender can be just the right choice. Although they’re typically not as powerful or versatile as traditional blenders, they are good for single-serving protein shakes, milkshakes and soft ingredients like bananas, fresh fruit and yogurt. Personal blenders are designed for those who appreciate a liquid breakfast or a blended afternoon pick-me-up.
KitchenAid brand now offers Personal Blending Jar and Small Batch Jar expansion packs for the K400 and K150 models. The Personal Blender Jar comes with a blade assembly that attaches to the countertop blender base for quick and easy single-serve blending. It also comes with a sealed, screw-on lid for smoothies, frappes or breakfast on the go. The Small Batch Jar is perfect for making sauces, dressings and even blending homemade baby food. A convenient sealed lid lets you blend and store contents in the same container.
These expansions are a great option if you frequently make small batches or smoothies for one, but still want to keep the versatility and larger capacity of a full-sized blender.
Some immersion blenders provide the same convenience and travel capabilities as a personal blender. The KitchenAid® 2-Speed Hand Blender and the new Cordless Hand Blender both include a 3-cup blending jar with a secure lid.
Making your morning smoothie to drink now or later is quick and simple with the advantage of an easy clean up. Add your ingredients to the cup, blend with your hand blender, rinse off the stick and blades and enjoy your smoothie or protein shake right away, or attach the lid to take it with you to the office or gym.