For people leading an active lifestyle, cordless blenders make it easy to whip up protein shakes and fruit smoothies. And because they’re lightweight, you can take them on the go and drink straight from the jar. The NutriBullet Go lives up to this billing with its wireless design and portable form. While it’s not as powerful as the NutriBullet or Magic Bullet, it’s more affordable and travel-friendly. The same can be said with the BlendJet 2. Available in a wide array of colors, the compact unit boasts a smart design and a low price. So, which cordless blender should you get?
NutriBullet Go vs BlendJet 2 Comparison Chart
Design and Controls
The BlendJet 2 works as one unit, while the NutriBullet Go’s cup can be detached from its base.
Next to family-sized blenders, the NutriBullet Go and BlendJet 2 are impressively compact. Both are made from BPA-free plastic and weigh less than two pounds. NutriBullet’s Go uses a smaller, 13-oz. Tritan cup that narrows at one end. On the other hand, the BlendJet 2 comes with a 16-oz. jar that’s perfectly cylindrical.
The difference lies in the setup of these two blenders. With the NutriBullet Go, you can remove the cup from the motor base. The cup can then be used as a regular container outside the blender. For safety, NutriBullet includes a blade cover when the base is not in use.
In contrast, BlendJet 2’s jar is permanently attached to its base. A magnetic sensor helps keep the two components aligned. However, BlendJet’s advantage is that its jar comes with convenient measurement markings. This is useful if you’re whipping up a drink of less than 16 oz.
Controls are minimal on these appliances. You only get one button to operate them. At their base, you’ll also find the charging port. Like its blades, the NutriBullet Go’s port comes with a cover.
Power and Speed
The BlendJet 2 wins over the NutriBullet Go when it comes to performance.
Inside, the NutriBullet Go has four blades — two horizontal and two pointing upwards. You also get a 70-watt motor that delivers 18,000 RPM. The blender only comes with one speed setting, and its blend cycle lasts for 30 seconds before shutting off automatically. There is no pulse mode here, although you can simulate it by pressing the power button twice repeatedly.
As the larger blender, the BlendJet 2 has a more powerful 200-watt motor. In terms of speed, its blades spin 275 times per minute. That translates to 16,500 RPM. At the base, you’ll find a six-point blade, two of which are serrated. They’re also slightly off-center, which the company says blends better.
The BlendJet 2 does win in performance. Thanks to its power and serrated motors, it’s capable of crushing ice — something you can’t do with the NutriBullet Go. Moreover, the BlendJet 2’s pulse mode activates by simply double pressing the power button once. Its standard blending cycle lasts 20 seconds.
Another advantage of the BlendJet 2 is charging. You can power up the blender in just an hour for over 15 blend cycles. In contrast, the NutriBullet Go takes 3 hours for a full charge that delivers 20 blend cycles.
Ease of Use and Care
Both the NutriBullet Go and BlendJet 2 are easy to use.
Operating the NutriBullet Go and BlendJet 2 is pretty straightforward. As mentioned in the previous sections, you only need to press one button to start the blenders. However, switching to pulse mode is more convenient with the BlendJet 2.
Cleaning is trickier. Neither of the blenders has dishwasher-safe components. Because their blades are attached to the base, you can’t submerge them in water.
Nonetheless, NutriBullet Go’s detachable cup allows more room to wash and wipe the nooks and crevices of the unit. Since the BlendJet 2 is larger, you’ll need a bottle brush for cleaning. This is especially true when taking out bits and pieces of ingredients that stick on the blades.
Though more expensive, the BlendJet 2 is a better portable blender than the NutriBullet Go.
In terms of performance, the BlendJet 2 is a better blender than the NutriBullet Go. BlendJet’s latest iteration of its compact travel blender can do more than just mix ingredients. It can crush ice, too, thanks to a six-pointed blade with serrations and a powerful 200-watt motor. If that’s not enough, the unit also boasts a larger capacity and faster charging time.
The BlendJet 2 also comes with pulse mode, while the NutriBullet Go only simulates the process. NutriBullet’s edge is that you can at least detach the cup from the base. This makes the container more versatile and easier to clean. It’s also less awkward to drink from the NutriBullet Go compared to the BlendJet 2.
No, you cannot blend hot drinks using the Nutribullet Go and BlendJet 2.
Yes. Users can simply add soap and water and blend the mixture to clean the BlendJet 2.
The BlendJet 2 comes in 26 colors, including patterned variants.
The NutriBullet Go blender uses a 2200mAh battery.