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PopBabies Portable Blender vs. iCucina Portable Bullet Side-by-Side Comparison

Discover which personal blender is the better choice for you in our in-depth comparison of the PopBabies Portable Blender vs. the iCucina Portable Bullet.

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PopBabies Portable Blender

iCucina Portable Bullet

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. iCucina Portable Bullet

Overall Verdict

The PopBabies’s cordless design is fairly convenient but provides disappointing practicality. Specifically, we found that its performance in the tests was suboptimal, making unsatisfactory shakes and smoothies. Nonetheless, this blender can still be an asset in simpler blends, such as on-the-go purees, as long as the ingredients are well-chopped.

Like the PopBabies, the BELLA is unsuitable for complex blending tasks, but in our testing, it slightly outperformed the competitor with smoother and more consistent blends. Additionally, its corded design guarantees a consistent and reliable power supply throughout the operation, which removes the risk of the battery running out of charge mid-blend, as can happen with the PopBabies blender.

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OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityiCucina Portable Bu...PopBabies Portable...6.14.77.79.33.62.36.14.6
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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.
  • 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’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
  • The lack of versatility. 
  • Short power cord.

Key Specs

Dimension
H10.2 x W3.3 inches
H13.6 x W5 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
a rubber funnel, ice cube tray
An extra blending cup, two to-go lids

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.11
$40.41

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
2.3
4.7

Protein Shake

2.8
6.0
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
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.
Blending Time
3 mins 21 secs
1 mins 50 secs
Result
Very Coarse
Very Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

4.0
5.0
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
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.
Blending Time
2 mins
1 min 50 seconds
Result
Smooth
Silky Smooth

Fibrous Greens

0.0
4.0
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
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.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Very Coarse

Crushed Ice

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.
Ice Fineness
Failed
Coarse
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
73.5% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
7.7

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 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.

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 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.
Height
10.2" (25.9 cm)
13.6" (34.5 cm)
Width
3.3" (8.4 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)

Build Quality

6.5
7.5
The motor base and blending cup of the PopBabies blender.
The motor base and cup assembly of the iCucina single-serve blender lying side by side on a table.

Blades

6.0
6.0
A close-up of the PopBabies’s blade
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the iCucina blender
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 blades
4 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
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
A close-up of the iCucina Motor Base
Rated Voltage
N/A
120 V
Rated Power
175 Watt
300 Watts
Working Time
N/A
≤ 1 minute
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
0.8 lb
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Extra Feature
No
Silicon feet, a cooling fan

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 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.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
28.0 fl oz (828.1 ml)
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
0.4 oz (11 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and Medium batches
Accessories
A funnel
To-go 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 Icucina personal blender with the noise meter (97 dB).
Activation
Button
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
17,234 RPM
19,814 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
9.3

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
10

Assembly

7.0
8.0

Cleanability

7.0
8.5

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