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iCucina Portable Bullet vs. NutriBullet Pro 900W Side-by-Side Comparison

iCucina Portable Bullet vs. NutriBullet Pro 900W comparison. When it comes to serious blending, the NutriBullet Pro 900W is a force to be reckoned with.

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iCucina Portable Bullet

NutriBullet Pro 900W

iCucina Portable Bullet vs. NutriBullet Pro 900W

Overall Verdict

The choice between the iCucina Portable Bullet and the NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro will come down to your needs and budget. If you have the budget for a heavy-duty blender, the NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro is a no brainer.

Upon thorough performance testing, The NutriBullet performed far better than the iCucina, winning hands-down in most of the tests, if not very well at the forefront of the segment. On the other hand, the iCucina Portable Bullet blended very coarsely, suggesting that it is only suited for light tasks. That’s the compromise if you prefer the blender’s affordable price tag.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityNutriBullet Pro 900WiCucina Portable Bu...9.89.89.79.76.14.77.79.3
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Pros & Cons

  • It’s good for simple plant-based blends.
  • Built quality is mediocre but fine for the price.
  • Simple design allows for straightforward use, cleaning, and storage. 
  • It stands stably, rather than jumping around, while working.
  • It is very easy to assemble and use. 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are tough enough to power through even solid ingredients like ice cubes.
  • BPA-free plastic cups are durable and dishwasher safe. 
  • Hands-free operation offers superior convenience 
  • Motor base is very stable.
  • The lack of versatility. 
  • Short power cord.
  • It's difficult to clean the blades’ undersides.

Key Specs

Dimension
H13.6 x W5 inches
H14.7 x W5.4 inches
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
An extra blending cup, two to-go lids
2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled cup rings, an extra 32-ounce blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$40.41
$87.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
4.7
9.8

Protein Shake

6.0
10
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Protein Shake Test
A batch of protein shake packed with dried blueberries, oatmeal, and almonds prepared by the iCucina Personal Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 49 seconds) next to it.
Scooping a spoon of solid chunks including dried blueberries and almonds that the iCucina personal blender was unable to pulverize in the test of preparing protein shake from a stainless steel mesh strainer.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Nutri Ninja Blender Pro is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (39 seconds) next to its.
Blending Time
1 mins 50 secs
40 secs
Result
Very Coarse
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.0
10
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Frozen Fruit Smoothie Test
Scoping a spoon of fruity smoothie from a plastic cup that is standing between the iCucina personal blender and a smartphone displaying the blending time (1 minute and 50 seconds)
After finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the iCucina personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Frozen Fruits Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Nutribullet Pro Nutrient Extractor being spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (50 seconds) next to its.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 50 seconds
50 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Fibrous Greens

4.0
9.0
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the iCucina Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the iCucina Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Fine

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
10
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Crushed Ice Test
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the iCucina Single-Serve Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.41 oz) of the iCucina single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Crushed Ice Cubes Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (0.17 oz) of the NutriBullet single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
73.5% of 6 oz
3% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.7
9.7

In the Box

The iCucina Personal Blender with a motor base and blending cup attached lying on a table with a to-go lid, a blending cup with lid, a paper carton box, and a user guide by its sides.
The NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender lying on a gray table with its accessories by its side, including two blending cups, two to-go lids, two handled cup rings, two cup rings, a paper carton box, a recipe book, and owner’s manuals.

Dimensions

The iCucina personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 5.7 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 13.6 inches and 5.0 inches, respectively.
The NutriBullet Pro 900-watt 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 14.7 inches and 5.4 inches, respectively.
Height
13.6" (34.5 cm)
14.7" (37.3 cm)
Width
5.0" (12.7 cm)
5.4" (13.7 cm)
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)

Build Quality

7.5
9.5
The motor base and cup assembly of the iCucina single-serve blender lying side by side on a table.
The motor base and blending cup of the NutriBullet Pro single-serve blender lying side by side on a gray table.

Blades

6.0
10
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the iCucina blender
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
The blade assembly featuring 6 prongs of the NutriBullet Pro personal blender being on a gray table.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 blades
6 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Motor Base

iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
A close-up of the iCucina Motor Base
A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the motor base of the 900-watt NutriBullet Pro personal blender.
A close-up of the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
A close-up of the power plug, silicone feet, and cooling fan in the underside of the NutriBullet’s motor base.
Rated Voltage
120 V
110 - 120 V
Rated Power
300 Watts
900 Watt
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
≤ 1 minute
Protection
No
No
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.5 ft (0.8 m)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, a cooling fan
Silicon feet

Blending Cup

10
10
Two blending cups of the iCucina personal blender standing on a table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 2.8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 8.6 inches.
Two blending cup of the NutriBullet Pro 900-watt personal blender standing on a gray table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4.5 inches and 2.9, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9.4 inches.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
28.0 fl oz (828.1 ml)
32.0 fl oz (946.4 ml)
Weight
0.4 oz (11 g)
0.8 oz (23 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small and Medium batches
Small and medium batches
Accessories
To-go lids
2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled rings

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Icucina personal blender with the noise meter (97 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the NutriBullet personal blender with the noise meter (97.4 dB).
Activation
Button
Twist and Push
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
19,814 RPM
20,807 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
97 dB
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
9.7

Hands-Free Operation

10
10

Assembly

8.0
9.5

Cleanability

8.5
9.0

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