NutriBullet Blender Review
Is It Really The World’s Best Blender?
NutriBullet is one of the most popular blenders on the market today. It promises to blend foods like they’ve never been blended before and pulverize fruits and vegetables into healthy, delicious smoothies.
NutriBullet Blender User Review
All of those promises sound good. But does Nutribullet really live up to the hype? Or is it just another mediocre, overpriced blender you don’t need?
Top 5 Things I Love About My NutriBullet
After much deliberation, I’ve condensed all the things I love about the NutriBullet into 5 simple points:
1) It’s Conveniently-Sized and Portable
For years, I used one of those big Osterizer blenders in my kitchen. It did a great job of mashing together ingredients and making smoothies, but it was also inconveniently large. I didn’t like leaving it on my kitchen counter, but it only fit in one of my cupboards. Plus, my older blender was difficult to clean.
Sure, you could say these are “first world problems”, but the NutriBullet solved all of them. The NutriBullet itself is about six inches tall, and the cups are about that size as well. The machine is small enough to keep on your counter, but easy enough to store in any cabinet or shelf.
It’s also super light. The only real heavy part is the motor inside. Despite its lightness, it still feels fairly durable. I haven’t noticeably scratched or chipped any part of the product yet – and I’m a really clumsy person.
2) It’s Ridiculously Easy to Blend Fruits and Vegetables
If you’ve seen NutriBullet commercials on TV, then you’ve probably heard some weird salesman rave about how NutriBullet “pulverizes” the cell walls of fruits and vegetables, unlocking the vitamins and nutrients within.
Well, that salesman has a point: conventional blenders leave a lot of stuff unblended. Your body can still digest these unblended components, but it has to work harder to do it.
With NutriBullet, you can blend all different types of fruits and vegetables together and literally liquefy them. This increases their bioavailability, making it easier for your body to absorb the vitamins and nutrients.
To make a long story short, I find myself making a lot more protein shakes, fruit smoothies, and even vegetable smoothies – something I rarely did before I purchased my NutriBullet.
3) It Has a 600 Watt Motor
This may be my favorite advantage of the NutriBullet. It may look small, but it packs a serious punch in the form of a 600 watt motor which spins the blades at 10,000rpm (rotations per minute). To put that number in perspective, the NutriBullet’s biggest competitor, the Magic Bullet, has a 250 watt motor.
Those 600 watts give the NutriBullet a huge advantage. Hard frozen fruit doesn’t stand a chance against the NutriBullet’s motor. No matter which types of fruits, vegetables, or other foods I’m blending, I’m left with no chunks or unblended parts.
Of course, the NutriBullet isn’t the world’s most powerful blender. You know those “Will It Blend” YouTube videos? That blender, called the BlendTec, features a 1560 watt motor, which is why it can blend everything from iPhones to golf balls.
I don’t recommend trying that with a NutriBullet.
4) Easy-to-Use Design
Most blenders are easy to use. I mean, we’re blending foods, not landing spacecraft on comets. That being said, NutriBullet is wonderfully easy to use.
You just put your ingredients into a plastic cup, tighten the lid, plug the NutriBullet in, and push the cup down into the NutriBullet for a few seconds. It’s a safe and convenient design that anyone – even kids – will be able to use.
One of the best parts about the design is the rotating blades. NutriBullet has actually filed a patent for its “Extractor Blade” technology which pushes foods up and down the plastic cup to ensure they’re evenly blended.
With some other blenders, you have to take the lid off the cup and shake the ingredients or stir them so they hit the blades. I rarely have to do that with the NutriBullet.
You can spend as little as $30 on a blender or as much as $1500. The NutriBullet is not the cheaper blender on the market, nor is it the most expensive. You’ll typically find it for around $100 online and in-store.
For that price, you get a full 12-piece NutriBullet set which includes the “power base”, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade, 1 emulsifying blade, 2 resealable lids, 2 lip rings, 1 “pocket nutritionist” book, and 1 “user manual & recipe book”.
I don’t use the recipe book very often, but it’s there if you need it. In any case, I expected to pay a lot more for the NutriBullet and its accessories, but priced at around $100 (including shipping), it’s a good deal.
The NutriBullet isn’t a perfect blender. I’ve never used a perfect blender. To be honest, I don’t think a perfect blender exists – especially at this price range.
Here are some of the minor things I dislike about NutriBullet:
One Year Warranty: NutriBullet offers a one year warranty. That may sound like a good thing, but it’s not quite as good as other blenders on the market, some of which offer 7 or 10 year warranties.
Noise: The NutriBullet can be a bit loud, which is what you should expect from a 600 watt motor. If you’re watching a TV show, you’ll want to pause it before hitting the “blend” button.
Plastic Cups: The NutriBullet comes with BPA-free plastic cups. Most users will have no problem with these cups. However, I wouldn’t recommend heating foods in the plastic cups or storing hot foods within the cups, just to be safe.
Honestly, these are the only problems I have with the NutriBullet. It’s a versatile, powerful blender which does exactly what I need it to do.
Magic Bullet versus NutriBullet
The marketing team behind NutriBullet didn’t choose that name randomly: they wanted to go head-to-head against the world’s other most popular mini blender: the Magic Bullet.
So what’s the difference between the NutriBullet and the Magic Bullet? Well, the two products kind of look the same: they both feature similar-looking blades and plastic cups.
But once you look beneath the hood, it’s pretty obvious which blender comes out on top: the NutriBullet has a 600 watt motor, while the Magic Bullet uses a 250 watt motor.
That creates a huge difference in terms of blending power. If you’re making dense smoothies or salad dressings, your Magic Bullet simply won’t have the power to chew through some of that frozen fruit or thick liquid.
NutriBullet, on the other hand, will blend just about any type of food you throw at it.
Based on most customer reports online, the NutriBullet is also far more durable than its primary competitor. Some customers say their Magic Bullet breaks in just months – especially if you use it on a regular basis or try to blend heavy foods.
The Magic Bullet’s primary advantage is its price: NutriBullet costs around $100 for the entire system, while Magic Bullet can typically be found for much cheaper. However, if you can afford to spend an extra $40 to $50 on NutriBullet, then I highly recommend doing so. It’s just a way better blender.
Should NutriBullet Be Your Next Blender?
Ultimately, NutriBullet is one of the world’s best blenders. I love using it in my kitchen to blend fruits and vegetables or make salad dressings.
Yes, the NutriBullet infomercials are cheesy and lame. But that doesn’t change the fact that the NutriBullet is a really good product that has had a beneficial impact on my life. I find myself eating healthier foods and snacking on fruit smoothies because they’re just so easy to make with this thing.
Whether you want to make a “NutriBlast” smoothie every day, or you just want a conveniently sized mixer, blender, and juicer on your kitchen counter, I strongly recommend the NutriBullet.