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Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Icucina Portable Bullet Side-by-Side Comparison

A comparison of the Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set and Icucina Portable Bullet, including a breakdown of their features, build quality, and performance.

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Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set vs. Icucina Portable Bullet

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The Bella Rocket Blender 12-Piece Set and Icucina Portable Bullet have a lot in common in regard to features, build quality, and performance, but there are some key differences between them that could determine which blender fits you best. 

The iCucina is good for preparing protein shakes with fresh plant-based foods, but it struggles to blend raw nuts and dried fruits. When we tested its ability to make protein shakes, the batch it churned out was somewhat gritty; the Bella, on the other hand, blended an acceptable batch, although there were some partially intact berries and almonds found after straining.

The iCucina also did not have the necessary strength to handle frozen fruits, which resulted in a diluted smoothie, while the Bella didn’t have much difficulty in grinding such ingredients. However, neither machine delivered a smooth blend of fibrous greens. They both fall short in the task of crushing ice cubes as well. 

In conclusion, if you have to choose between these blenders, we recommend going with the BELLA Rocket, considering its slightly better efficiency and a generous set of accessories.

Pros & Cons

  • 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 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 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.
  • The lack of versatility. 
  • Short power cord.

Key Specs

Dimension
H11.8 x W4.5 inches
H13.6 x W5 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
Two extra blending cup, two storage lids, an extra blade assemblies, two lip rings, two shaker lids
An extra blending cup, two to-go lids

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$26.59
$40.41

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.7
4.7

Protein Shake

7.5
6.0
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.
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
1 min 30 secs
1 mins 50 secs
Result
Smooth
Very Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
5.0
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.
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
1 min 10 seconds
1 min 50 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

0.0
4.0
Bella 12 Piece Rocket Blender Fibrous Greens Test
A glass of water with fibrous greens pulp produced by the BELLA Single-Serve Blender.
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
Failed
Very Coarse

Crushed Ice Cubes

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.
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
Coarse
Coarse
Unblended Ice
79% of 6 oz
73.5% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.8
7.7

In the Box

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.
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 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.
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
11.8" (30.0 cm)
13.6" (34.5 cm)
Width
4.5" (11.4 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Weight
2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

7.5
7.5
The motor and blending cup with the blade assembly attached of the BELLA personal blender lying on a table.
The motor base and cup assembly of the iCucina single-serve blender lying side by side on a table.

Blades

6.5
6.0
The BELLA Cross Blade and Flat Blade
The BELLA Cross Blade and Flat Blade
The BELLA Cross Blade
The BELLA Flat Blade
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the iCucina blender
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross and Flat
Cross
Guard Material
(Cross) 4 blades, (Flat) 2 blades
Blade Count
4
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

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
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
iCucina Portable Bullet Blender Motor Base
A close-up of the iCucina Motor Base
Rated Voltage
120V
120 V
Rated Power
240 Watt
300 Watts
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
≤ 1 minute
Protection
No
No
Weight
1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Cord Length
2.3 ft (0.7 m)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Extra Feature
Silicone feet
Silicon feet, a cooling fan

Blending Cup

10
10
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
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
13.5 oz, 13.5 oz, and 6 oz
28.0 fl oz (828.1 ml)
Weight
0.27 lb, 0.27 lb, and 0.18 lb
0.4 oz (11 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and Medium batches
Accessories
Two storage lid, two lip rings, two shaker Lid
To-go lids

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the BELLA personal blender with the noise meter (96 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Icucina personal blender with the noise meter (97 dB).
Activation
Twist
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
24,206 RPM
19,814 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
96 (db)
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
9.3

Hands-Free Operation

8.6
10

Assembly

9.0
8.0

Cleanability

8.5
8.5