- Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.5 x 6.5 inches
- 200-watt motor
- 16-ounce blending jar
- Model No: PB-100
- Blends well and consistently
- Blends hard foods like ice and coffee beans
- Air-tight jar doesn’t incorporate air into mixture
- Variety of available cups and lids
- Replacement parts available
- Some owners report compromised longevity from frequent use
Value: 6/10 (4)
Performance/Ease of Use: 8/10 (3)
Quality: 8.5/10 (2)
Size/weight: 9.5/10 (1)
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 (2)
The Tribest Personal Blender is a small-size blender designed for high quality blending performance, effective design, and convenient storage and cleaning. It comes with a wide array of available blending cups and lids, for both storage and travel purposes, and is widely credited for being one of the few mini blenders that effectively blends ice.
The base of the Tribest mini blender features a single-speed, 200-watt blending motor that can be pulsed manually or locked into place for continual blending. Its standard 16-ounce cups come with lids and can be put directly into storage without transferring containers. The blending cups are not dishwasher-safe and must be hand-washed. The cups also feature measuring markings, which are helpful but can be hard to read.
This mini blender is largely effective in blending ice cubes into smoothies and shakes. With the correct blade, it can also be used to grind coffee beans, nuts, and other hard items. Users report very consistent and effective blending of fruits and liquids into shakes and smoothies.
It also excels at effectively incorporating numerous health powders and oils, with minimal pockets of stickage along the sides of the container. Adding ingredients in the right order (liquids first, powders last) helps things blend better. Because of the Tribest Personal Blender’s air-tight lid and small blending cup size, it incorporates significantly less air into the mixture than do some other blenders.
Some users report that despite the blenders effectiveness, it has a tendency to need repair or replacement in under two years of ownership with frequent use. The Tribest owners manual recommends using the blender for up to 60 seconds at a time (with 45 second intervals in between) for optimum performance and longevity.
The Tribest Personal Mini Blender comes with different accessory packages. The most popular, the PB-100 set, includes the blender itself, two 16-ounce blending jars, two storage lids for those jars, and a four prong blender blade.
Additional add-on accessories include larger (24 oz.) blending containers, smaller (8 oz.) grinding containers, a two-prong blender blade, Mason jar attachments, spill-free sip-friendly travel lids, a mini blender carrying case, as well as a variety of replacement parts (such as the o-ring seal).
Bottom line: The Tribest Personal Blender is one of the strongest mini blenders on the market. Its 200-watt motor effectively crushes ice and frozen fruits, grinds coffee beans and nuts, and blends mixtures into a uniform consistency. Plastic blending jars come with lids for storage and double as travel cups.