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PopBabies Portable Blender vs Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set Side-by-Side Comparison

PopBabies Portable Blender vs Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set. Our recent testing and comparison between the two blenders leave us with a clear winner.

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PopBabies Portable Blender

Bella Rocket Blender 12 Piece Set

PopBabies Portable Blender vs Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set

Overall Verdict

Our testing has revealed several drawbacks of the PopBabies, specifically in its practicality, despite its cordless convenience. Blends produced by this blender were chunky and inconsistent, failing to achieve the desired smoothness for protein shakes, frozen fruit smoothies, and fibrous mixtures.

Nonetheless, the PopBabies can still be useful for simpler blends, such as purees, as long as the ingredients are chopped and the blender is charged.

In comparison, the BELLA is corded and well capable of preparing protein shakes and frozen fruit smoothies but comes up short in liquifying leafy greens and pulverizing ice cues. For those that can manage with such compromises, this blender is the easy choice considering its price and long list of extra accessories. 

Additionally, the corded design of the BELLA ensures consistent power supply throughout the blending process, eliminating the risk of the battery running dry mid-blend, as with the PopBabies.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityBella Rocket Blende...PopBabies Portable...6.75.77.88.73.62.36.14.6
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Pros & Cons

  • The cordless design allows for blending on-the-go. 
  • It is pretty useful when it comes to making small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
  • The battery is easy to charge.
  • 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.
  • It’s inadequate for blending tough ingredients like frozen fruits and raw nuts. 
  • The cup’s small capacity limits the quantity of ingredients.
  • Food must be cut into very small pieces before blending.
  • The low cost of the blender is reflected in its flimsy construction.
  • The cup’s small opening makes it messy to add ingredients.
  • The need to shake the blender during operation
  • 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.

Key Specs

Dimension
H10.2 x W3.3 inches
H11.8 x W4.5 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
a rubber funnel, ice cube tray
Two extra blending cup, two storage lids, an extra blade assemblies, two lip rings, two shaker lids

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.11
$26.59

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
2.3
5.7

Protein Shake

2.8
7.5
A batch of protein shake prepared by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 20 seconds) next to it.
A batch of protein shake prepared by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 20 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 PopBabies blender.
PopBabies Portable Blender Protein Shake Test
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.
Blending Time
3 mins 21 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Very Coarse
Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

4.0
9.0
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the PopBabies  portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 2 minutes and 01 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the PopBabies  portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 2 minutes and 01 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the PopBabies personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
PopBabies Portable Blender Frozen Fruit Smoothie Test
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.
Blending Time
2 mins
1 min 10 seconds
Result
Smooth
Silky Smooth

Fibrous Greens

0.0
0.0
A glass of water and with fibrous greens pulp produced by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water and with fibrous greens pulp produced by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender.
PopBabies Portable Blender Fibrous Greens Test
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the BELLA Single-Serve Blender.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Failed

Crushed Ice

0.0
0.0
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.
Ice Fineness
Failed
Coarse
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
79% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
7.8

In the Box

The PopBabies  personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box, user guide, charging cable, funnel, and ice cube tray by its sides.
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.

Dimensions

The PopBabies portable blender standing on a table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 4.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 10.2 inches and 3.3 inches, respectively.
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.
Height
10.2" (25.9 cm)
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Width
3.3" (8.4 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)

Build Quality

6.5
7.5
The motor base and blending cup of the PopBabies blender.
The motor and blending cup with the blade assembly attached of the BELLA personal blender lying on a table.

Blades

6.0
6.5
A close-up of the PopBabies’s blade
The BELLA Cross Blade and Flat Blade
The BELLA Cross Blade and Flat Blade
The BELLA Cross Blade
The BELLA Flat Blade
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross and Flat
Blade Count
4 blades
4
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Motor Base

The PopBabies’s Motor Base
The PopBabies’s Motor Base
A close-up of the PopBabies’s motor base
The underside of the PopBabies’s 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
Rated Voltage
N/A
120V
Rated Power
175 Watt
240 Watt
Working Time
N/A
≤ 1 minute
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
0.8 lb
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
Extra Feature
No
Silicone feet

Blending Cup

5.0
10
The PopBabies’s cup standing on a table, with its dimension being noted to the side as 2.3x8.6x3.2 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.
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
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
13.5 oz, 13.5 oz, and 6 oz
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
0.27 lb, 0.27 lb, and 0.18 lb
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
A funnel
Two storage lid, two lip rings, two shaker Lid

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the power button on the motor base of the PopBabies
A close-up of the power button on the motor base of the PopBabies
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Popbabies personal blender with the noise meter (86.4 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the BELLA personal blender with the noise meter (96 dB).
Activation
Button
Twist
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
17,234 RPM
24,206 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
96 (db)
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
8.7

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
8.6

Assembly

7.0
9.0

Cleanability

7.0
8.5

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