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Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender

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Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender
 
3.7

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I love this little blender, but it does have some flaws

I bought this on a whim during a Black Friday sale with a rebate, so it was quite a good deal. I have started using it to make smoothies almost every single day....Read complete review

I bought this on a whim during a Black Friday sale with a rebate, so it was quite a good deal. I have started using it to make smoothies almost every single day. I really like it because it is so compact and easy to use. However, it doesn't feel very durable, so I'm not sure how long it will last. I don't really bother using the screw-on lips, since i just use a spoon to eat my smoothies. It is super fast, and makes an awesome smoothie. I usually just put in some milk, a banana and some slightly defrosted frozen strawberries. Sometimes I add protein powder as well. At first I added ice, but no matter how long I let it blend, there would be a large chunk of ice leftover. So, I stopped bothering to put any in, since the blender doesn't seem to be able to handle it. The other thing I don't like is that there are only two large cups included. For my purposes the smaller cups are pretty much useless, but that's ok. Overall I'm happy.

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The rocket is NOT good with ice cubes

what i think is that this rocket is a copy of the magic bullet which i have never tried so i dont know if the bullet is good with icecubes or not. for all...Read complete review

what i think is that this rocket is a copy of the magic bullet which i have never tried so i dont know if the bullet is good with icecubes or not. for all i know the rocket could be better than the bullet but i think i heard about the bullet first. This rocket blender doesnt take icecubes very well. It starts to smell funny after a bit when blending i suppose its the motor burning or something weird like that. I like to make smoothies with it and it works well but DOES NOT make the icecubes disappear and turn into shaved ice like i think blenders should. It does like half of the icecubes at the most and that takes a while. I am really impressed with how easy it is to put together and stuff but i am not impressed with how hard it is to clean. Theres like crevices which food gets stuck to and stuff which is more than a hassal but overall the thing worlds to blend soft food items. I am going to use it again eventually and I will have to keep pressing the thing down to get it to blend the ice!

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4.0

Great little blender!

Comments about Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender:

Very compact, easy to store and gets the job done (within reason).

Blending Power
I use this for making baby food and for the most part it does the job. Certain foods tend to get "stuck" and it just takes me opening it up and scraping a little. Such foods are chick peas (hummus) and food that isn't cut up small enough. Usually adding a little olive oil or water will do the trick.

Versatility
Even though I bought this to make baby food, I also use it for adult beverages, smoothies, etc. It is a smaller blender so if I'm doing pureed soup for the family I may have to do it in a couple of batches.

Ease of Cleaning
SUPER EASY to clean. Just unscrew lid and clean. I have also put this in the dishwasher with no issues.

Ease of Use
Very simple. You don't even need to read the instructions. Just pop some food in, screw on the top and go.

Design
Very sleek and compact. I love how it fits on the counter without taking up hardly any room.

Durability
I have had this for 2 years and haven't had any cracks, breaks or issues

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4.0

Perfect Blender for a good price

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from USA

Comments about Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender:

I bought this blender for my college apartment and it works great! Perfect size and does a good job blending though it doesn't handle large ice cubes well. However, it is less expensive than the Magic Bullet which is nice plus. My only issue is I found that the lid would occasionally gets stuck. Overall worth a buy!

Blending Power
The blender works well overall, but it doesn't handle large ice cubes well.

Versatility
I've used this blender to make everything from smoothies, salsa, margaritas. It works great for all the different mixtures. The two sizes of containers is nice to have depending on how much you want to make.

Ease of Use
This blender is super easy to use. The single serve size of the container makes it is really convenient for breakfast smoothies on the go.

Design
The design is nothing special, but it's pretty streamline. It would be nice if there was an easier way to store all the lids and a retractable cord would be a nice touch.

Durability
I have had this product for a couple years now and still works great.

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3.0

Great for smoothies, but that's about it

Comments about Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender:

If you are looking for a blender to make smoothies then this is the blender for you! It allows for several people to make their own, unique smoothie without having to re-wash the blender after each one. Although this is an easy way to make smoothies, I would not recommend it for any other purpose. It does a pretty poor job at blending anything that doesn't have a liquid in it so don't plan on using this to chop up vegetables. It also only makes individual drinks, which can be kind of irritating when trying to serve a large group of people. The type of people who this type of blender would be most useful to would have to be college students. It is very handy if you are only making one drink. Overall, this is not the best blender in the world, but it is sufficient for smoothies if that is all you are using it for. It is also very easy cleaning process.

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Only good for smoothies

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5.0

Great Breakfast Blender

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from Columbus, OH

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I have had this blender for two years. I use it every day to make my morning breakfast shake. I love it. It works great!

Ease of Cleaning
I put all pieces in the dishwasher. It couldn't get any easier than that!

Durability
I have dropped the cups on the driveway a couple of times. They either chipped or cracked. I'm glad they didn't shatter into pieces.

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5.0

Top Notch blender for great low price

Comments about Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender:

The Bella Cucina works amazing, it works just as good as the magic bullet. Its unique blades and design chop of large pieces of fruit frozen or fresh and crushes ice in seconds. Its great for people running behind in the mornings to just throw some fruits and vegetables in the blender with a handful of ice blend for a few seconds and pop a lid on and go. You don't have to dirty up a blender all the parts and a cup anymore its classy easy accessories just blend and drink out of the same top. Its also very ease to clean, you just simply rinse it with warm water and pop the dishwasher safe top in the dishwasher and boom its clean. Its also very small and space cautious good for small first apartments, tight homes or even small dorm rooms. Its also at rock bottom prices the magic bullet could cost you and arm and a leg you can get the same machine for less money but same great quality. Its great for home on the go people and is a great present. I would highly recommend the Bella Cucina Rocket blender for any age and any person.

Blending Power
Quick fast and easy

Ease of Cleaning
Rinse with water and pop in the dishwasher! Easy as that.

Ease of Use
Simple easy and straight to the point.

Design
Fits with any décor and any home

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3.0

So So

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I got this as a gift and was very excited about it. I have found the motor is not very powerful. So it will not make smoothies if you add ice to it. If you are wanting something for some easy blending or very light chopping it is good for that. The contauners that come with it are great to use. Be sure the little seal ring is placed correctly otherwise there will be some leakage. I have noticed that after prolonged use that motor will start to smell a lityle like it is burning. All in all this product I find so so. Unfortunately it will probably end up in another forgotten appliance at the back of my cabinet. At least it was a gift and didn't waste any money on it. I still got some great containers out of it that make great salad dressing shakers. With their screw top lids the make transporting liquids a breeze.

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Motor does not provide enough power

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Only good for easy blending.

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4.0

Pretty good for the price

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from USA

Comments about Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender:

Over the years I have had a couple of these, both from Macy's. The first one lasted years, but finally broke, and the second one is still going. Overall they blend well, though they may have trouble with ice cubes or very hard frozen fruits. For my use (protein shakes and smoothies) it works well enough and you can’t beat the price. I have also used it to make date and nut bars (like Larabars), and it handled the dried fruit and nuts just fine as long as the fruit was soft. I love being able to drink straight from the container and not waste anything, and it is also way easier to clean then a regular blender. The small cup can be useful for just grinding nuts or making pesto, but I have only done that a couple of times.

The rubber part of the lid is a weakness, since it breaks or comes off after a year or two leading to a bit of leakage. It also does not handle even slightly warm liquid well since the cup expands, and then you can’t get the blade part off. I would recommend this product if you're looking for a cheap, single serving blender, but do not expect it to last forever.

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2.0

Got it as a gift, not so great.

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from USA

Comments about Bella Cucina 17-Piece Rocket Blender:

Well I got this as a gift from my grandmother. I don't think that this is the blender I'm looking for. I was expecting it to blend fruits and vegetables up quick and easy and it didn't. This process took a lot of holding down the blender, adding water and cutting up big pieces. It's also very very noisy (like most blenders). But Im not going to lie it is very easy to clean and is very portable. It was also a good idea to add these plastic blender cups you get with it. So what you do is you blend it with the blending cup, and after your done you can put the lid on it and take it to school or work or just walk with it around the house. That is one thing I like about this product. It's also very easy to use, all you have to do is press down on the bullet. And there is no spilling. Because of the way that it's designed. But I do wish that the thing that cuts everything up was sharper, even if that meant being extra careful cleaning because I don't like to stand and wait for the drinks to be ready I like having it take a minute or less and not having to keep adding and taking out and adding again. I would not recommend to anyone but if you want to buy it go ahead.

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4.0

Good for the price.

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I use this "bullet" blender every day. I use it to make protein shakes, smoothies and pre work out drinks mostly. I haven't fully put it to the test but it handles chunks of frozen fruit just fine. I wish mine had came with more parts though maybe more blender cups and blades for more use and more sizes. But still for the price you get what you get and this blender is affordable, portable and stylish. I would recommend this to others especially those who need a small blender for gym drinks for that it is great I can just blend it and screw the cap on the cup and take it with me to the gym and bring it home later to clean super easy not a lot of effort.

Blending Power
It has pretty great blending power for its size I am pretty impressed with it!

Versatility
From protein shakes to chopping up frozen fruit it gets the job done alright.

Ease of Cleaning
Really very easy to keep clean it takes no time at all no need to dig into the bottom of a blender as the parts detach for cleaning ease.

Ease of Use
Super easy to use anyone could work this blender.

Design
Very sleek but I would like to see more features added like more blades.

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The plastic of the cups has worn from usage.

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5.0

Cute little blender for shakes

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from Madison, WI

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I got this little guy for Christmas, mainly because I love making myself smoothies and milkshakes, and hated having to use a huge blender for it. This is perfect for that task. The blade is pretty good at mixing, and even with some ice cubes it makes it through them no problem. My favorite part is it comes in a variety of base colors (the one pictured is black, I got it in orange) so it matches the rest of my kitchen.

The only downside is sometimes when you're adding things to the cup, when you flip it over it doesn't fall to the bottom. This just means I have to make sure I add the ingredients in a certain order (like milk or yogurt first, then ice cream or fruit).

For its use, it works great. There's no speed control so that could be a problem for some. Overall I recommend this for people making things for one or two people, and mostly smoothies and shakes. Great little product!

Versatility
I don't really do much else other than smoothies or shakes, so I rated this good. I'm sure if I tried other smaller things, it would work well.

Ease of Cleaning
Everything can go in the dish washer. The blade is a little difficult to wash by hand, but that's the case for many blenders. It's great that it all comes apart so you can take care of it piece by piece (which was not the case with my previous blender).

Durability
This is all plastic parts, so I'm not sure how long it will last, but for the price and what I use it for, I'm very pleased with it.

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