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iCucina Portable Bullet vs. BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Side-by-Side Comparison

iCucina Portable Bullet vs. BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade. Detailed product reviews are available, but this comparison provides all the main differences.

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iCucina Portable Bullet

BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade

iCucina Portable Bullet vs. BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability iCucina Portable Bu...BLACK+DECKER Fusion...6.14.77.79.36.66.17.47.0
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With the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade demonstrating slightly better performance compared to the iCucina Portable Bullet, both offer affordable and efficient blending solutions.

In the protein shake test, the iCucina performed quite poorly and left a mass of partially blended food chunks. It also failed to produce a smooth mixture of fibrous greens. On the other hand, the BLACK+DECKER provided satisfactory blending performance, producing an impressive consistency when blending challenging ingredients such as frozen fruits and raw nuts. It also outperformed the iCucina in our third test, delivering a better texture when blending leafy vegetables. 

However, due to their low power outputs, both blenders may have slower blending times and may require manual shaking for optimal results. Still, these tradeoffs are acceptable at this price point and do not significantly detract from the overall performance of the blenders.

In terms of design, both blenders feature standard plastic components, but the BLACK+DECKER's sporty design gives it a visually appealing aesthetic, whereas the iCucina's unpretentious design fails to draw attention to itself.

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 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.
  • The lack of versatility. 
  • Short power cord.
  • It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation
  • A better blade assembly could make blending more efficient.

Key Specs

Dimension
H13.6 x W5 inches
H14.5 x W5.5 inches
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 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
Two to-go lid, an extra blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$40.41
$28.47

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
4.7
6.1

Protein Shake

6.0
7.2
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.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Black and Decker PB1002 blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes) next to it.
A tiny piece of dried blueberries scooped from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced by the Black+Decker single-serve blender by a stainless steel spoon.
Blending Time
1 mins 50 secs
2 mins 01 sec
Result
Very Coarse
Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.0
6.0
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.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Black+Decker Fusionblade Personal Blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
 A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Black+Decker Fusionblade 12-Speed  Blender.
Blending Time
1 min 50 seconds
1 min 40 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

4.0
7.0
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.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Black+Decker Fusionblade Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Black+Decker Fusionblade Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Coarse

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
0.0
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.
BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Black+Decker Fusionblade 12-Speed Personal Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.76 oz) of the Black+Decker Fusionblade single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Chunky
Unblended Ice
73.5% of 6 oz
79% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.7
7.4

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 Black+Decker Fusionblade lying on a table with its additional accessories, including an extra blending cup with lid, a to-go lid, a paper carton box, 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 Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 14.5 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively.
Height
13.6" (34.5 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
5.0" (12.7 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

7.5
7.0
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 Black+Decker Fusionblade single-serve blender lying side by side on a gray table.

Blades

6.0
6.0
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the iCucina blender
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 2 prongs of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Flat
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 blades
2 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
A close-up of the iCucina Motor Base
The motor base of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a white table.
The motor base of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a white table.
A close-up of the motor base of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender.
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker Fusionblade motor base.
A close-up of the power plug in the underside of the Black+Decker Fusionblade motor base.
Rated Voltage
120 V
120V
Rated Power
300 Watts
275 Watt
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
No
No
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, a cooling fan
rubber feets

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 cups of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4 inches and 3, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9 inches.
Two blending cups of the Black+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a table, with the width of their top and bottom being noted to the side as 4 inches and 3, respectively, and the total length of the unit as 9 inches.
The blending cup of theBlack+Decker Fusionblade personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x9x3 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
28.0 fl oz (828.1 ml)
20 oz
Weight
0.4 oz (11 g)
0.3 lb
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small and Medium batches
Small batches
Accessories
To-go lids
Travel lids

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 Black+Decker personal blender with the noise meter (89 dB).
Activation
Button
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
19,814 RPM
21,386 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
97 dB
88 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
7.0

Hands-Free Operation

10
5.3

Assembly

8.0
10

Cleanability

8.5
9.0

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