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BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade vs Magic Bullet 11 Piece Set Side-by-Side Comparison

BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade vs. Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set comparison. Both of them have undergone our extensive testing and we found that one is better than the other.

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BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade vs. Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set:  Which is Better to Go With?

Specifications

Price at publication
$28.47$40.61
Dimension
H14.5 x W5.5 inchesH12 x W4.5 inches
Weight
2.3 pounds2.0 pounds
Number of speeds
11
Pulse/Turbo option
NoNo
Dishwasher-safe wand
YesYes
Accessories
Two to-go lid, an extra blending cupAn extra blending cup, a to-go lid, a party mug, two lip rings, two resealable lids
Max noise
88 dB97 dB

Design

Blades
Build Quality
Blending Cup
Overall Design Scoring

You may fall in love with this blender the moment you lay eyes on it. Compact and beautiful, the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade is decently made and equipped for the price. It’s refined and as simple to use as any personal blender out there.

The Magic Bullet has a straightforward design, and this is the only praise we can really give it. On paper, the blender is advertised to be made of high-impact plastic, but in fact, it only took us a glance to criticize its poor quality. There are also several other drawbacks and you may consider those acceptable trade-offs given its low price. However, in the end, we are sure you will eventually become uncomfortable with such limitations.

Usability

Hands-Free Operation
Assembly
Cleanability
Overall Usability Scoring

Given its simplicity, the BLACK+DECKER blender is easy to understand in the first few minutes. Cleaning it, on the other hand, isn’t as easy. The blending cup is too narrow for your hands to reach inside, but you can entirely remove food tailings from any hard-to-reach spots using a bottle brush.

We cannot deny the Magic Bullet’s user-friendly design, but after hours of experimenting with it, we realized this blender is actually quite frustrating to use. More often than not, though, cleaning and assembling are effortless.

Performance

Protein Shake
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Fibrous Greens
Crushed Ice Cubes
Overall Performance Scoring

The BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade performed acceptably in our tests, but didn’t blow our socks off. Although it wasn’t as quick as more robust blenders, its blended mixture, either packed with frozen fruits or raw nuts, was almost as smooth. We were disappointed when our leafy veggies couldn’t be blended to the finest consistency in the third test, but we still got better results than with other blenders in this price range.

The Magic Bullet sports a 250-watt motor, which we found to be less efficient than higher-priced blenders and this resulted in some limitations on its testing performance. However, it's important to consider that these limitations are a compromise for its affordable price point. On the bright side, the blender can still work adequately for preparing smoothies packed with fresh fruits or soaked nuts.

Overall Scores

Performance
Design
Usability
Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • It offers consistent performance.
  • There is an extra blending jar with twist-on travel lids included.
  • The motor is more than sufficient for light-duty tasks. 
  • It has a fetching, well-finished, and simple design.
  • Easy to use, assemble, and clean. 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are pretty solid. 
  • Three extra blending cups are included.
  • It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation
  • A better blade assembly could make blending more efficient.
  • It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation. 
  • It is not suitable for blending frozen fruits or raw nuts. 
  • Motor base jumps around while operating. 
  • Build quality is not good. 
  • Its performance is inconsistent.

Conclusion

These two personal blenders have a very different appearance. Their efficiency is also different from each other as well.

While the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade wasn’t the best in our test of smoothies, it did at least break down all the frozen fruits without as much struggle as did the Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set. Its milkshake-making performance was also  more thorough, leaving  behind  a consistency where  just a very tiny flake of almond remained solid. If you want a blender that is moderately capable of everything, except for crushing ice, then consider this blender.

You might want to choose the Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set if you're after an affordable solution only for simple blends or for a fiber-rich diet. In the fibrous greens test, the product it produced was comparable in smoothness to the BLACK+DECKER’s product, and was a little bit more impressive than those of other counterparts.

Behind the Comparison

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Tina PhamReviewer

Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.

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Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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