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iCucina Portable Bullet vs. Oster My Blend Side-by-Side Comparison

iCucina Portable Bullet vs. Oster My Blend. Our team rigorously tested both personal blenders to provide a comprehensive comparison of their actual practicality.

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iCucina Portable Bullet

Oster My Blend

iCucina Portable Bullet vs. Oster My Blend

Overall Verdict

These two personal blender models share several similarities as they are both considered to be average in terms of their features and suitability for simple blends. Performance testing revealed that they performed comparably in preparing protein shakes and smoothies. It should be noted that the results of neither blender were entirely smooth, though, as they both produced somewhat grainy blends.

When blending high-fiber foods like kale and spinach, the Oster left a slightly larger amount of fibrous pulp behind, which compromised the nutritional values in the final product. Considering this, the iCucina seems to be a better choice for those who want to focus on green smoothies.

In terms of design, both blenders feature straightforward operation that makes them as simple to use as any basic personal blender. However, you’ll need to lock their cups into the bases for hands-free operation, which may be slightly confusing and requires a bit of trial and error to master.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityiCucina Portable Bu...Oster My Blend6.14.77.79.35.03.96.67.0
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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 affordable but better than its competitors at blending frozen fruits.
  • The light-duty motor works consistently for basic tasks like making smoothies, protein shakes, whole-food sauces, and more. 
  • Its usability allows for an enjoyable blending experience. 
  • There is a built-in, resettable fuse, which will revive the motor in 15 minutes if it overheats.
  • The lack of versatility. 
  • Short power cord.
  • The blending jar is somewhat difficult to clean due to its narrow design.
  • The small circumference of the jar’s opening makes adding powders and fruits quite messy. 
  • This blender is not ideal for quick fibrous meals.

Key Specs

Dimension
H13.6 x W5 inches
H14.5 x W5.5 inches
Weight
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 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
A to-go lid

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$40.41
$33.17

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
4.7
3.9

Protein Shake

6.0
5.2
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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake prepared by the Oster Myblend Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 50 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the Oster Single-Serving Blender.
Blending Time
1 mins 50 secs
2 mins 50 secs
Result
Very Coarse
Coarse

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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Frozen Fruit Smoothie Video
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Oster Myblend personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Oster portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
Blending Time
1 min 50 seconds
1 min 40 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Fibrous Greens

4.0
0.0
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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Oster Single-Serve Blender.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Very 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.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL Crushed Ice Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Oster Smoothie Maker Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (3.91 oz) of the Oster Myblend single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Chunky
Unblended Ice
73.5% of 6 oz
65% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.7
6.6

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 Oster Myblend personal blender lying on a table with its additional accessories, including a to-go lid, user guide, and paper carton box.

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 Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 7.5 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)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)

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 with blade assembly attached of the Oster single-serve blender.

Blades

6.0
7.0
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the iCucina blender
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring 4 stainless steel prongs of the Oster small blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 blades
4 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 Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
The motor base of the Oster personal blender standing on a white table.
A close-up of the Oster personal blender motor base.
A close-up of the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
A close-up of the power cord sporing a 2-plug in the underside of the Oster’s motor base.
Rated Voltage
120 V
120 V
Rated Power
300 Watts
250 Watts
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
No
Yes
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Extra Feature
Silicon feet, a cooling fan
Handle

Blending Cup

10
5.0
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.
The blender cup of the Oster Myblend personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (4x9x3.2 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
28.0 fl oz (828.1 ml)
20 oz
Weight
0.4 oz (11 g)
0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small and Medium batches
Small batches
Accessories
To-go lids
To-go lid

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 Oster personal blender with the noise meter (86.1 dB).
Activation
Button
Twist
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
19,814 RPM
22,216 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
97 dB
86 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
7.0

Hands-Free Operation

10
6.5

Assembly

8.0
7.5

Cleanability

8.5
8.0

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