- Performance (60%)2.3
- Design (25%)6.1
- Usability (15%)4.6
- Performance (60%)6.1
- Design (25%)7.4
- Usability (15%)7.0
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.
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Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.
Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.