Rocket Blender Review

Rocket Blender Review

I have been doing great on Medifast and pretty much 100% on program since getting back from vacation. However, I have been getting pretty burned out on the shakes. I have been in the process of putting together a bunch of delicious Medifast shake recipes and several of them require a blender. Unfortunately, I didn’t have one. So, in an effort to spice up my Medifast life, I bought a Rocket Blender at Target.

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the Magic Bullet blender, and that’s actually what I was looking for. Target didn’t have one, and even if they did, it would have probably been out of my price range. The Rocket Blender (made by Bella Cucina) looked like it was probably a Magic Bullet knock-off, but the price was right ($29.99) and they had it in stock. I was ready to start making smoothies right away. So I bought it.

The Rocket Blender bills itself as a 17-piece set. You can see what you get in the photo above. Basically it’s a blending unit with a large and small blending cup and then 4 drinking cups and some lids, some of which have holes and are presumably designed for straining.

I’m not sure why it was necessary to make this a 17-piece set because the extra cups seem a little redundant. I suspect it is to compete with the Magic Bullet blender which is an infomercial product and comes with all kinds of extra bonus features. However, if you’re on Medifast you’ll primarily need to concentrate on these three pieces:

Rocket Blender Review

On the left is the motor unit. It’s very simple. It doesn’t even have any buttons. On the right is the tall blending cup. The round black piece is the cup support with the blending blade. This is all you need to blend a smoothie.

Using Rocket Blender for Medifast Smoothies

I bought the Rocket Blender pretty much for the sole purpose of making Medifast Smoothies. I’ve experimented with a lot of different smoothie variations, but for this review, I am going to stick to a simple Dutch Chocolate Smoothie.
Rocket Blender Smoothie Instructions

  1. I add a little bit of water, the packet of Medifast Shake mix and then I fill it up to the line with crushed ice. I’ve used regular ice cubes as well and the Rocket Blender grinds them up pretty well. But it takes a little bit longer. Since my refrigerator makes crushed ice, I normally use crushed ice.
  2. Set the mixing cup on the Rocket Blender and press down. The motor will spin to life and you are suddenly making a smoothie. You can twist the cup clockwise and it will lock into place so you don’t have to keep it manually depressed.
  3. Blend for a minute or two depending on how thick you like your smoothie. Keep in mind that the manual warns you not to exceed three minutes of blending at a time.

Rocket Blender Medifast SmoothieThen you just turn the cup over and unscrew the base plate. Stick on one of the drinking rims and you are good to go. I like my smoothies really thick and I use a straw because it really makes it feel like I’m drinking a milk shake.

If you’ve only been drinking Medifast shakes made with the mixing cup, you are totally missing out. This is a million times better. I was getting burned out on the shakes. Now I really look forward to them .

Cleanup is Super Simple

Ease-of-cleanup is highly important to me when it comes to kitchen equipment. I am happy to report that the Rocket Blender does not disappoint. Everything except for the motorized base is dishwasher safe. However, if you’re making multiple smoothies per day, here’s a simple cleanup tip might come in handy.

Rocket Blender Simple Cleanup

  1. Fill the mixing cup with warm water and a little soap.
  2. Snap it into the base and press down for blending action.
  3. Give it a quick rinse and dry it. It’s now ready for more smoothie-making action.

Summary

I‘ve been using my Rocket Blender for a little over a week. It sees some pretty heavy action as I use it to make several smoothies a day. I can’t vouch for how well it will hold up several months of this kind of abuse, but it seems well-constructed and I really love the way it works. It has really enhanced my Medifast experience as it makes the shakes taste soooooooo much better.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, simple, easy-to-clean blending solution, I would definitely recommend the Rocket Blender.

Buy a Rocket Blender at Amazon.com.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Kaz Hutton February 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

I need a replacement part. My four blade attachment seized. Please help.

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carol January 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I emailed address below and was told to call Sensio @866-8324843; however have not done this as yet. I am in need of the white gasket inside of where blade is. Luckily an extra gasket came with the kit. found above info by emailing customerassistance@bellacucina.com hope you find what you need

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Sonia March 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Thanks Carol. I called the number and it was correct. FYI, the blender blade parts are currently out of stock and are not expected to be in until mid-April 2011.

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Debbi Widener October 19, 2010 at 4:32 am

I bought this same one over the weekend….my husband and I both are on Medifast…..I have been making the chocolate smoothies and they are GREAT…………….one thing I was missing was ice cream and milk shakes and boy did this fit the craving!!!! I was thinking this morning about adding a little decaf to it to make a mocha frape’!!!

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Trish Samples November 6, 2010 at 11:06 am

I need to replace the tall mixing cup, mine cracked. Where can I buy one?

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nicktumi January 25, 2011 at 11:02 am

Too Bad its made from plastic #7. Is there anything safer to drink out of like this unit? I have this product and love it, just the plastic #7 really sucks for my health.

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Jan du Plessis October 3, 2011 at 5:15 am

I need both blades, dit not last. Verimark, were i bought it throghs hands in the air and cannot help.Please help !! I live in South Africa

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Mrs Loretta Terblanche October 13, 2011 at 12:55 am

Good day,
I purchase a rocket blender and it worked wonderfull. but the crossblade worn through. I would like to purchase another or similar one.

I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa,

Please can you help me find one.

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Debbie May 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

Buy a magic bullet…have had ours 3 yrs, use all the time and all parts still intact.

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sandra wood June 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

The plastic blade in the bottom of the mixer is to worn-out to work. Can I get a replacement part?

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Rachel B July 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

You can turn any of your regular old blenders into a magic bullet very easily. The blades from the bottom of a blender will fit onto a masjor jar. So one really cheap way to create your own magic bullet is to pick up a cheap blender at dollar tree or a thrift store and a few masor jars and you’re all set. You can even buy lids online that will turn the mason jar into a travel mug.

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Pat Wallen July 31, 2012 at 11:01 am

Hello, I just called the customer service about the Rocket Blender. I feel like I was cut off, I had eather a dud machine or It was broken at the time of my daughters purchase of this for Christmas. I am very aware that this is not a very expensice grinder, but should it not be able to stand behind the information ads give. I am not happy. I feel that I should be allowed to be given a new blender.
Due to me being dubed with a bad machine.

Thank You Pat

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bionic bunny August 11, 2012 at 2:32 am

I went through all the reviews on each of the personal blenders on amazon. I don’t WANT all those parts! I’v got a professional bar blender ,had a submersible blender(until it decided to add some kind of special ingredient of it’s own), the margaritaville machine, a kitchen-aid pro, and I even bought the blender from m/f the first time I went on the program. I’m STILL finding bits and pieces of it here and there! I didn’t like it, and eventually tossed it. I bought a personal $29 one on amazon, because the reviews said yes, it WOULD crush ice. No, it didn’t, just as stated in the instructions. What ever happened to the jars that you could buy for your osterizer?

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Elena September 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

oster.com to purchase replacement parts for oster. Also find parts for osterizer at householdappliance.com they also sell parts for other brands and many diffrent replacement parts.

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Kristie September 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thank you so much for posting this info. My mom got this a few years ago and never used it and unfortunately it did not come with an instruction manual and they no longer make the product. I just spent an hour searching how to turn thing on and was almost in tears! Thanks again!!!

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ABWGram October 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

Why not use an immersion blender, always works well for me and not a lot of equipment.

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