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Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ Side-by-Side Comparison

Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ comparison. We point out the pros and cons of each blender to help you make an informed decision.

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Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ

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The Ninja Nutri Auto-iQ is a top-of-the-line blender that delivers strong blending performance. If you love making smoothies with frozen fruits, raw nuts, or even ice cubes, this blender is your go-to choice. 

Our tests revealed that the Ninja outperformed the Bella Rocket in blending various plant-based foods, quickly producing smoothies and protein shakes with better consistency. It also excelled in high-fiber ingredients and crushing ice cubes, while the Bella Rocket Blender fell short in both areas with very subpar results.

Still, the BELLA Rocket is priced much lower and comes with a suite of extra accessories. For those after a blender that offers good value without breaking the bank, the BELLA Rocket is not a bad choice.

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.
  • A powerful motor allows for heavy-duty blending 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are exceptionally tough
  • Hands-free operation offers greater convenience 
  • Sturdy motor base ensures stable performance 
  • Blending cups are included with to-go lids
  • 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.
  • It’s heavy and quite bulky
  • The control panel is gimmicky 
  • The feets’ suction is so strong making it challenging to remove the base
  • The premium price tag might be a high barrier for many people

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
2 to-go lids, and an extra 18-ounce blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$26.59
$56.94

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.7
8.8

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 BL480D Nutri Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake packed with dried blueberries, oatmeal, and almonds prepared by the Ninja BL480D is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds) next to it.
Scooping a spoon of solid chunks including dried blueberries and almonds that the Nutri Ninja 1000-watt personal blender was unable to pulverize in the test of preparing protein shake from a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Blending Time
1 min 30 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
9.5
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 BL480D Nutri Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Nutri Ninja single-serve blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 5 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Nutri Ninja single blender with Auto-IQ.
Blending Time
1 min 10 seconds
1 min 5 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

0.0
8.0
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the BELLA Single-Serve Blender.
Ninja BL480D Nutri Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Ninja BL480D Nutri 1000-Watt.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal countertop blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Failed
Medium-FineMedium-Fine

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
8.0
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.
Ninja BL480D Nutri Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutri Ninja Personal Blender being on a table.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Coarse
Unblended Ice
79% of 6 oz
0% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.8
9.7

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 Nutri Auto-IQ 1000-Watt lying on a gray table with its accessories, including two to-go lids, an additional blending cup, a recipe book & user guide, and a paper carton box, 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 Ninja Nutri 1000-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 8.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14 inches and 6.5 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)
Length
Shaft Length

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 BL480D Nutri single-serve blender lying side by side on a white table.

Blades

6.5
10
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 of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender.
The blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Auto-IQ personal blender being on a gray table.
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
A close-up of the front interface of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the front interface of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the underside of the Ninja BL480D Nutri Motor Base.
A close-up of the power cord featuring a 2-plug of the Ninja BL480D Nutri countertop blender.
Rated Voltage
120V
110 - 120 V
Rated Power
240 Watt
1000 Watt
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
≤ 1 minute
Protection
No
No
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
Silicon feet, cooling fan, anti-slip pads

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
Two blending cups of the Ninja BL480D Nutri on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.7x9x2.5 inches, and the second cup is 3.7x7.3x2.5 inches.
Two blending cups of the Ninja BL480D Nutri on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.7x9x2.5 inches, and the second cup is 3.7x7.3x2.5 inches.
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.7x9x2.5 inches).
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.7x7.3x2.5 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
13.5 oz, 13.5 oz, and 6 oz
18- and 24-oz
Weight
0.27 lb, 0.27 lb, and 0.18 lb
0.5- and 0.58-lb
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and medium batches
Accessories
Two storage lid, two lip rings, two shaker Lid
2 to-go 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 BL480D Nutri personal blender with the noise meter (103.6 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Ninja BL480D Nutri personal blender with the noise meter (103.6 dB).
A close-up of the control panel of the Ninja BL480D Nutri which features the Start/Stop, Pulse, Auto-IQ Blend, and Auto-IQ Ultra Blend button.
Activation
Twist
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
24,206 RPM
18,637 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
96 (db)
103 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
9.7

Hands-Free Operation

8.6
10

Assembly

9.0
9.5

Cleanability

8.5
9.0