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PopBabies Portable Blender vs. Oster My Blend Personal Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. Oster My Blend Personal Blender. Get the inside scoop on these two personal blenders with our comprehensive testing and evaluation.

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PopBabies Portable Blender

Oster My Blend

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. Oster My Blend Personal Blender

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability Oster My BlendPopBabies Portable...5.03.96.67.03.62.36.14.6
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The Oster blender produced protein shakes with a consistency comparable to other low-powered blenders. It left a somewhat gritty texture due to partially intact dried berries, but it mostly blended oatmeal and almonds into a smooth liquid form. In contrast, the PopBabies blender resulted in disappointing outcomes with chunky and inconsistent shakes, even after blending for 30 seconds longer. 

For processing frozen ingredients, the Oster blender is a better choice than the PopBabies, which has a lower-powered motor and mediocre blade design, making it only suitable for blending fresh and soft fruits. However, neither blender performed well in blending leafy greens, leaving behind significant amounts of coarse pulp that indicated a lack of complete nutrient extraction.

It's also important to note that neither blender is designed for heavy-duty tasks like crushing ice. For better results, consider opting for a more powerful blender designed specifically for these tasks.

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 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.
  • 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 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
H10.2 x W3.3 inches
H14.5 x W5.5 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
a rubber funnel, ice cube tray
A to-go lid

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.11
$33.17

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
2.3
3.9

Protein Shake

2.8
5.2
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
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
3 mins 21 secs
2 mins 50 secs
Result
Very Coarse
Coarse

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
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
2 mins
1 min 40 seconds
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction

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
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
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
Failed
Chunky
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
65% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
6.6

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 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 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 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
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)
2.6 lbs (1.2 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 with blade assembly attached of the Oster single-serve blender.

Blades

6.0
7.0
A close-up of the PopBabies’s blade
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
Guard Material
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
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
N/A
120 V
Rated Power
175 Watt
250 Watts
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.8 lb
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.1 ft (0.6 m)
Extra Feature
No
Handle

Blending Cup

5.0
5.0
The PopBabies’s cup standing on a table, with its dimension being noted to the side as 2.3x8.6x3.2 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
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
20 oz
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
0.3 lbs (0.1 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
A funnel
To-go 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 Oster personal blender with the noise meter (86.1 dB).
Activation
Button
Twist
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
17,234 RPM
22,216 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
86 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
7.0

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
6.5

Assembly

7.0
7.5

Cleanability

7.0
8.0

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