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BELLA Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Hamilton Beach 51101AV Side-by-Side Comparison

BELLA Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Hamilton Beach 51101AV comparison. Get the inside scoop on how these blenders stack up against each other.

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BELLA Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Hamilton Beach 51101AV

Overall Verdict

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While both blenders share similar motor power, our testing revealed that the BELLA could produce a far quicker and smoother protein shake. In contrast, the Hamilton Beach required more than double the time but still left chunks of unblended blueberries and almonds in the final drink.

The smoothie test further cemented the BELLA's advantage over the Hamilton Beach, with its ability to achieve a velvety smooth texture comparable to that of more high-powered models.Unfortunately, neither the BELLA nor the Hamilton Beach was able to break down ice or handle high-fiber ingredients like kale, spinach, and celery efficiently.

In conclusion, if you're looking for a personal blender that can handle your everyday basic blending needs with acceptable results, the BELLA Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set appears to be the better choice overall.

Pros & Cons

  • Adequate build quality allows for reliable performance.
  • The motor is less likely to overheat like some of its rivals.
  • It’s pretty good at processing frozen fruits and raw nuts. 
  • Its ease of use provides a satisfying blending experience.
  • Inexpensive and easy to use with one-touch blending. 
  • Blending cup features measuring lines. 
  • Compact design makes it perfect for use in small spaces. 
  • It is adequate for light blending performance.
  • It may not add any aesthetic interest to your kitchen due to its inspired design.
  • The ability to liquify fibrous greens is compromised by the low price. 
  • The resting period between blending intervals is longer than average, taking up to 3 minutes.
  • The low-powered motor limits its capabilities. 
  • Poorly-built quality impairs the machine’s overall performance and durability. 
  • It works inconsistently 
  • The blades are too short, which affects the blending time and final results.

Key Specs

Dimension
H11.8 x W4.5 inches
H12 x W3.8 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
Two extra blending cup, two storage lids, an extra blade assemblies, two lip rings, two shaker lids
A to-go lid

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$26.59
$20.48

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.7
1.4

Protein Shake

7.5
3.4
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Protein Shake Test
A batch of protein shake prepared by the BELLA Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minutes and 30 seconds) next toit.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of food chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the BELLA personal blender.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 45 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Hamilton Beach blender.
Blending Time
1 min 30 secs
3 mins 46 secs
Result
Smooth
Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
0.0
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Frozen Fruit Smoothie Test
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the BELLA portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 10 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the BELLA personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Hamilton Beach portable blender is spread throughout a white paper.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Hamilton Beach small blender.
Blending Time
1 min 10 seconds
2 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Failed
Suction

Fibrous Greens

0.0
0.0
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the BELLA Single-Serve Blender.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Failed
Failed

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
0.0
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Crushed Ice Test
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the BELLA being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.73 oz) of the BELLA single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Hamilton Beach 51101AV Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Hamilton Beach Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.48 oz) of the Hamilton Beach single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Faild
Unblended Ice
79% of 6 oz
75% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.8
5.0

In the Box

The BELLA personal blender lying on a table with its additional accessories, including two blending cups, two storage lids, two shaker lids, a blade assembly, two lip rings, a user guide, and a paper carton box.
The Hamilton Beach personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box and user guide by its sides.

Dimensions

The BELLA The PopBabies portable blender standing on a table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 6.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 11.8 inches and 4.5 inches, respectively.
The Hamilton Beach 51101AV Personal Blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 5.8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 12 inches and 3.8 inches, respectively.
Height
11.8" (30.0 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Width
4.5" (11.4 cm)
3.8" (9.7 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

7.5
5.0
The motor and blending cup with the blade assembly attached of the BELLA personal blender lying on a table.
The motor base and blending cup with blade assembly permanently attached of the Hamilton Beach blender.

Blades

6.5
5.0
The BELLA Cross Blade and Flat Blade
The BELLA Cross Blade and Flat Blade
The BELLA Cross Blade
The BELLA Flat Blade
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs inside the blending cup of the Hamilton Beach personal blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross and Flat
Cross
Guard Material
(Cross) 4 blades, (Flat) 2 blades
Blade Count
4
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

The BELLA Motor Base
The BELLA Motor Base
A close-up of the BELLA’s motor base and power cord
A close-up of the power cord of the BELLA personal blender
The Hamilton Beach motor base standing on a white table.
The Hamilton Beach motor base standing on a white table.
A close-up of the front interface of the Hamilton Beach motor base.
A close-up of the power cord featuring a 2-plug in the underside of the Hamilton Beach motor base.
Rated Voltage
120V
120
Rated Power
240 Watt
175
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
No
No
Weight
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.2 lbs (0.5 kg)
Cord Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Extra Feature
Silicone feet
Ventilation holes

Blending Cup

10
5.0
Three blending cups of the BELLA Rocket blender on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.3x3.9x2.6 inches, second cup is 3.3x6.1x2.6 inches, third cup is 3.3x6.1x2.6 inches.
Three blending cups of the BELLA Rocket blender on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.3x3.9x2.6 inches, second cup is 3.3x6.1x2.6 inches, third cup is 3.3x6.1x2.6 inches.
The blending cup of the BELLA personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side ( 3.3x3.9x2.6 inches)
The blending cup of the BELLA personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side ( 3.3x6.1x2.6 inches).
The BELLA’s Lids
The Hamilton Beach blender cup standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x8.2x2.4 inches).The Hamilton Beach blender cup standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x8.2x2.4 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
13.5 oz, 13.5 oz, and 6 oz
14 Oz
Weight
0.27 lb, 0.27 lb, and 0.18 lb
0.4 oz (11 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
Two storage lid, two lip rings, two shaker Lid
No

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the BELLA personal blender with the noise meter (96 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Hamilton Beach personal blender with the noise meter (98.8 dB).
Activation
Twist
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
24,206 RPM
23,341 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
96 (db)
98 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
5.7

Hands-Free Operation

8.6
4.6

Assembly

9.0
6.0

Cleanability

8.5
8.5