Aldi’s USB Portable Blender vs Kmart’s Mini Blender

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A detailed comparison between Aldi portable blender and Kmart mini blender.

After using these two blenders for more than a year I think it is a good time to write a comparison between the two.

We have been using Kmart’s 22 dollars mini blender as the primary blender in our small home for more than two years now. While I bought the portable blender from Aldi for 19.99 dollars last summer, which makes around a year now.

Aldi and Kmart – two popular stores in Australia are best known for having affordable yet great products.

Before diving into the main part of the comparison, let’s start knowing these two great products a little.

Aldi Ambiano USB portable blender & user guide

product nameAmbiano USB Portable Blender
available atAldi stores – special buys
price19.99 AUD
capacity400ml
power4000mAh Lithium-ion
rechargeable hence portable
3 hours charge time
20+ use with one charge
good for– smoothies, shakes
– mixing drinks
– crushing soft small-sized fruit chunks

The Ambiano portable blender from Aldi is reasonably priced at 19.99 Australian dollars and is available for purchase only during special dates.

With the 400ml capacity of the container, it is enough to make a glass of regular smoothie or a shake.
Since it is portable, you can take it anywhere you want. It is light, small and attractive as well.

You can also drink straight from the portable blender without the need to pour to the next glass. This is going to be very handy if you are going out for a walk or want to take this cute machine during the workout or even maybe to your office or school? who knows!

As a single charge is enough to give more than dozen of blends, you really don’t need to worry about charging every time after use. And in case if you need to charge when you are at your friend’s house, you can plug any compatible USB cable you can find t your friend’s house.

Since I get a lot of comments on the YouTube video I made about this portable blender from Aldi, I think it is smarter to write a simple guide here below.

Here below I have written a simple user guide for you to use this blender. Of course, you can always refer to the official manual but still.

charging

  • Aldi’s portable blender can be recharged via a USB cable (provided) and it takes around 3 hours to fully charge
  • while charging the light indicator at blender’s base is red
  • once the blender is fully charged the blender’s indicator goes consistent blue

blending

  • ensure you have connected all the parts to bases before turning the machine on
  • fill in the food item below the maximum level
  • double click to turn on the blender
  • they bledning cycle goes for about 20 seconds and automatically stops
  • you can stop the blender by pressing the power button
  • keep around 10 seconds gap before next blend
  • blue light flashes during normal blending operation
  • red light flashes if battery level is low

cleaning

  • add water into the blender to rinse and wash the blender
  • detach to separate parts
  • as base has got physical battery, better not to merge the base in water

How to use Aldi’s portable blender

Kmart’s 600ml mini blender

product name600ml Mini Blender
available atKmart (stores & online), regular buy
price22.00 AUD
capacity600ml
input power300W AC
220V – 240V, 50Hz
good for– blending vegetables, fruits, spices
– smoothies, shakes
– crushing small-sized fruits
– pickles and spicy sauce

The big boy in this comparison (just by size 😉 ) – Kmart’s mini blender is slightly bigger and is a bit more powerful than Aldi’s portable blender.

Before I take you into the actual comparison, let me share with you a little bit about this blender from Kmart.

This AC powered mini blender from Kmart has a capacity of 600ml. With this capacity of you can fit almost two serves of drinks at once.
At 22 dollars, this blender is good value for the money you pay. This blender can do lots of blending jobs in your home, and may even remove the need for a larger blender if you don’t need to blend bigger objects outside the scope of this blender.

It has a detachable jar with transparent glass. You can use this blender for many uses like to crush your vegetables, fruits, spices, make smoothies and shakes and many more.

After all of the basics and we know how these two blenders are, it is now time to have a close looker and compare.

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Aldi’s portable blender vs Kmart’s mini blender

Even though I have mentioned almost most of the important things above, I will do a brief comparison among these two budget blenders. Segmented into six specific categories of comparison, I will try to cover as many details as possible.

In case if you find anything missing, the comment section is already waiting for you. 🙂

First, we will talk about the cost and appearances, then have a look at the power and performances and finally go to use cases and find out how portable these blenders can be.

Cost

Aldi’s Ambiano USB portable blender comes at the special buy price of 19.99 Australian dollars across its Australian stores, whereas the mini blender from Kmart is marked at the retail price of 22 Australian dollars.
In terms of price, there is only a difference of few dollars between these two budget blenders.

Appearance and build

While talking about the appearance, Aldi’s blender is rich as it comes in a choice of four colours: pink, aqua, lime and grey. On the other hand, there is no choice for colours as Kmart’s blender is available in black only.

Both of the blenders are built well. Relatively the Kmart’s blender seems to be stronger and sturdier than the portable blender. It might be because of its size and also the multiple smaller parts in the portable blender.

Power

Ambiano Portable blender from Aldi uses a 4000mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable battery to power itself and takes around three (3) hours to fully charge. Unlike Aldi’s blender Kmart’s mini blender is 300 W, AC powered and comes with a power chord to connect to a power outlet.

Since it is connected to the direct power supply Kmart’s blender can do numerous blends, unlike Aldi’s blender which will need to be recharged after some blends. But the advantage here for the portable blender is that it doesn’t need to be connected to the power supply to operate.

Performance and usability

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Both blenders perform well according to their specification and limitations. Aldi portable blender is best for blending soft fruits, small chunks of fruits, making smoothies and mixing drinks. We’ve also tried to make a spicy sauce with this blender and it didn’t go bad.

Kmart’s blender has got the plus side of being able to blend a few more stuff and slightly harder objects than the portable blender. It can easily crush vegetables, spices, chillies, fruit pieces which at times might be harder or impossible for the small portable blender. This limitation is because of the blade size and the operating power of the blender.

Portability

Even though both of the blenders can be technically ported, Aldi’s rechargeable blender is the clear winner in this section. It can be charged and taken anywhere and used. Kmart’s blender is primarily meant for indoor uses as it needs to be plugged into the power supply.

Conclusion

To sum up, among Aldi’s portable blender and Kmart’s mini blender it might be harder to take one as a winner as these two are good at their own areas. Since these two blenders are meant for slightly different use cases. In terms of portability, Aldi’s Ambiano blender clearly takes the lead while on other hand, Kmart’s mini blender is ahead when we talk about the use cases and blending capabilities.

Which blender is better to make a glass of smoothie at home?
let me know what you think in the comment section. 🙂

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Lakshman Basnet
Digital Media Marketer from Nepal currently based in Adelaide, South Australia who apart from playing with his cat - Eleven, also enjoys developing web content, publishing blogs and YouTube videos in his free time.

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