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OBERLY Portable Blender vs iCucina Portable Bullet Side-by-Side Comparison

OBERLY Portable Blender vs iCucina Portable Bullet comparison. We break down their quality, efficiency, and more to help you find the best suited personal blender.

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OBERLY Portable Blender vs. iCucina Portable Bullet

Overall Verdict

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Despite the claims from many brands, including OBERLY, that their cordless personal blenders can handle a wide range of textures, we have yet to find a model that can truly live up to those claims. In our testing, the OBERLY's performance was lackluster, producing mediocre results across a variety of blends, from protein shakes to frozen fruit smoothies to fibrous mixtures.

Similarly, the iCucina Portable Bullet delivered only moderate results in our trials, failing to meet our expectations from testing some of its peers. Nevertheless, in comparison to the OBERLY, the iCucina model was able to produce more evenly blended drinks, which had an acceptable level of smoothness that should please the majority of home cooks.

Pros & Cons

  • Cordless design provides excellent mobility. 
  • Quite convenient for small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
  • It’s very easy to charge the battery.
  • 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.
  • The 175-watt motor is too weak to ensure quick, smooth blends.
  • In exchange to its cheap price is a relatively flimsy construction. 
  • For a thorough blending process, it requires cutting the food into tiny particles. 
  • Some may find it annoying to shake the blender while it is blending.
  • The lack of versatility. 
  • Short power cord.

Key Specs

Dimension
H9.2 x W3.2 inches
H13.6 x W5 inches
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
Cup Filter
An extra blending cup, two to-go lids

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$35.35
$40.41

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
0.0
4.7

Protein Shake

0.0
6.0
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
N/A
1 mins 50 secs
Result
Failed
Very Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
5.0
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the OBERLY portable blender 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 OBERLY portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the OBERLY 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
2 mins
1 min 50 seconds
Result
Failed
Silky Smooth
Suction

Fibrous Greens

0.0
4.0
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
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
100% of 6 oz
73.5% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.9
7.7

In the Box

The OBERLY personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box, user guide, and warranty card 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 OBERLY 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 9.2 inches and 3.2 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
9.2" (23.4 cm)
13.6" (34.5 cm)
Width
3.2" (8.1 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

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

Blades

5.0
6.0
The blade assembly features 6 stainless steel prongs attached to the OBERLY’s motor body.
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the iCucina blender
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
6 blades
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Motor Base

The OBERLY motor base standing on a white table
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 Watts
300 Watts
Working Time
90 seconds
≤ 1 minute
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Extra Feature
Silicone feet
Silicon feet, a cooling fan

Blending Cup

5.0
10
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s filter
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
380 ml
28.0 fl oz (828.1 ml)
Weight
1.0 oz (28 g)
0.4 oz (11 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
Yes
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and Medium batches
Accessories
Lid, filter
To-go lids

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Oberly personal blender with the noise meter (65.2 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
9,802 RPM
19,814 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
65 (db)
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.9
9.3

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
10

Assembly

7.5
8.0

Cleanability

8.0
8.5