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Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Side-by-Side Comparison

Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro comparison. We rigorously tested these two personal blenders and revealed which one is better.

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Bella Rocket Blender 12 Piece Set

Ninja Nutri Pro Compact

Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro

Overall Verdict

The Ninja BN401 boasts superior features that the Bella Rocket simply can't match. From its features to its motor power to its build quality, the Ninja is a clear winner. Admittedly, its operation isn’t as straightforward, but it more than makes up for that with intelligent programs designed to take the guesswork out of blending.

In our tests, we found this blender particularly effective at turning oats and frozen ingredients into a smooth liquid, and it was able to fully shred leafy vegetables like kale and spinach in just 20 seconds. The blender's 1000-watt motor and fast-spinning blade make it capable of grinding even solid ingredients like ice cubes into a snow-like consistency with ease, too. 

In contrast, the Bella Rocket Blender is a fundamental blender with limited capabilities. While it achieved comparably smooth outcomes for protein shakes and frozen fruit smoothies, it faced challenges while breaking down leafy greens and whole ice cubes. Despite that, the decision to choose between these two blenders ultimately comes down to your budget, as the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro appears to cost twice as much as the Bella Rocket.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityNinja Nutri Pro Com...Bella Rocket Blende...9.59.49.69.76.75.77.88.7
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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.
  • This blender is an all-arounder that works without a fuss. 
  • Nearly all of its capability is outstanding—it’s very well equipped to crush ice and make smoothies. 
  • The 1000-watt motor provides heavy-duty blending performance. 
  • Smart preset programs are designed to deliver excellent consistency. 
  • There are solid design details throughout the blender.
  • 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 motor base is roughly the same size as a standard full-sized blender. 
  • It’s relatively noisy.

Key Specs

Dimension
H11.8 x W4.5 inches
H14.2 x W6.4 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)
Number of speeds
1
4
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
Two extra blending cup, two storage lids, an extra blade assemblies, two lip rings, two shaker lids
An extra blending cup, two spout lids

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$26.59
$84.93

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.7
9.4

Protein Shake

7.5
8.8
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.
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Protein Shake Test
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro 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 minute) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 30 secs
1 min 01 sec
Result
Smooth
Slightly Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
10
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.
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Frozen Fruit Smoothie Test
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by theNinja BN401 Nutri Pro blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 59 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
Blending Time
1 min 10 seconds
1 min
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Fibrous Greens

0.0
9.5
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the BELLA Single-Serve Blender.
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water and fibrous greens pulp produced by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Failed
Very Fine

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
10
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.
Ninja BN401 Personal Blender Crushed Ice Test
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Personal Blender being on a table.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
79% of 6 oz
0% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.8
9.6

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 Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender lying on a white table with the accessories by its side, including a blending cup with lid, a spout lid, a paper carton box, a recipe book, and owner’s manuals.

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 Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.2 inches and 6.4 inches, respectively.
Height
11.8" (30.0 cm)
14.2" (36.1 cm)
Width
4.5" (11.4 cm)
6.4" (16.3 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)

Build Quality

7.5
9.5
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 of the Ninja Bn401 Nutri Pro single-serve blender lying side by side on a table.

Blades

6.5
9.5
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 sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro single-serve blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross and Flat
Cross
Blade Count
4
4 blades
Removable
No
Yes
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 Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Motor Base
The Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro Motor Base
Rated Voltage
120V
120 V
Rated Power
240 Watt
1000 W
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
No
Yes
Weight
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
4.5 lbs (2.0 kg)
Cord Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
Extra Feature
Silicone feet
Rubber grips on the bottom, cooling fan.

Blending Cup

10
10
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
Illustrated dimensions of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender’s cups showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender’s cups showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The Ninja BN 401 Nutri Pro spout lid
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
13.5 oz, 13.5 oz, and 6 oz
24 oz
Weight
0.27 lb, 0.27 lb, and 0.18 lb
1 lb
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and Medium batches
Accessories
Two storage lid, two lip rings, two shaker Lid
Spout Lids

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 Ninja BN401 Nutri Pro personal blender with the noise meter (101.2 dB).
Activation
Twist
Twist
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
24,206 RPM
18,996 RPM
Presets
No
Yes
Noise Level
96 (db)
101 (db)
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
9.7

Hands-Free Operation

8.6
10

Assembly

9.0
9.5

Cleanability

8.5
9.0

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