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PopBabies Portable Blender vs. BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Personal Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Personal Blender. A side-by-side comparison, tested and evaluated for practicality and performance.

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PopBabies Portable Blender

BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade Personal Blender

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability BLACK+DECKER Fusion...PopBabies Portable...6.66.17.47.03.62.36.14.6
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While neither the PopBabies nor the BLACK+DECKER FusionBlade is suitable for crushing ice, our testing has shown that the BLACK+DECKER is a more efficient and reliable option for those seeking an affordable personal blender that can handle a range of simple recipes. 

In our testing, this corded personal blender proved to be moderately adept at blending hard ingredients such as frozen fruits and raw nuts. While it didn't outperform all other personal blenders in our protein shake and smoothie tests, it still managed to hold its own. We found one standout feature of the BLACK+DECKER was its superior ability to process high-fiber foods. This was particularly noteworthy given that it was the best-performing blender in its price range. Despite the fact that there was always some amount of unblended food left over, the texture of everything it produced was noticeably smoother than that of the PopBabies blender.

In conclusion, if cordless operation is a must-have feature for you, the PopBabies could be an option for simpler recipes with softer ingredients. Nonetheless, we would highly recommend the BLACK+DECKER due to its affordability and adequate blending capabilities.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 doesn’t allow for hands-free operation
  • A better blade assembly could make blending more efficient.

Key Specs

Dimension
H10.2 x W3.3 inches
H14.5 x W5.5 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 to-go lid, an extra blending cup

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.11
$28.47

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
2.3
6.1

Protein Shake

2.8
7.2
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
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
3 mins 21 secs
2 mins 01 sec
Result
Very Coarse
Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

4.0
6.0
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
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
2 mins
1 min 40 seconds
Result
Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

0.0
7.0
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
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
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
Failed
Chunky
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
79% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
7.4

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 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 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 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
10.2" (25.9 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
3.3" (8.4 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

6.5
7.0
The motor base and blending cup of the PopBabies blender.
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 PopBabies’s blade
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
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 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
N/A
120V
Rated Power
175 Watt
275 Watt
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
0.8 lb
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Extra Feature
No
rubber feets

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
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
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
20 oz
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
0.3 lb
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
A funnel
Travel lids

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 Black+Decker personal blender with the noise meter (89 dB).
Activation
Button
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
17,234 RPM
21,386 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
88 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
7.0

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
5.3

Assembly

7.0
10

Cleanability

7.0
9.0

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