NutriBullet Blender reviews [2020]

It’s hard enough to get going in the morning, even harder to fit a nutritious breakfast in while making it to work on time. If you are someone who is always on the go, yet mindful of your nutrition and taking care of your body, you need an easy, nutritious breakfast. If you enjoy smoothies or other quick, blended foods, one of NutriBullet’s personal blenders might be for you!

NutriBullet’s sleek, compact design allows you to easily make personal servings of your favorite smoothies, then throw on a lid and walk right out the door. Each model includes cups that are perfect to take to the gym or office. Not only do bullet blenders offer convenience, but they also give busy people the opportunity to enjoy nutritious meals on-the-go.

They offer a variety of options for different personal needs, such as power and smart technology. Most bullet blenders are useful for creating smoothies, but certain models are also helpful for blending tough ingredients, such as ice, nuts, and seeds. Their high-speed technology fully breaks down these ingredients so that your digestive system can fully benefit from the nutrients that they offer. Although the many model choices may start to become overwhelming, we are happy to help you discover which model will work best for you and help you reach your nutritional goals.

NutriBullet Model overview

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NutriBullet Rx

The most powerful product in this line is the NutriBullet Rx, which includes a 1700-watt motor. This motor is capable of blending tough, stalked veggies like celery, carrots, turmeric, and kale. Additionally, this model is the only NutriBullet product with a 7-minute heat cycle that can heat up soups and sauces after they have been blended.

The included oversized cup makes this model useful for a family who frequently consumes soups or smoothies, or for a small restaurant who needs to produce larger quantities than just for personal use.

The NutriBullet Rx is similar to the Balance in price, but has the power to blend virtually anything. Just fill the cup, screw it into the base, and it will automatically blend your food until it is ready. To read reviews, click here.

Magic Bullet

The Magic Bullet blender is perfect for those who want to make quick, easy creations. It is not the most powerful option for tough ingredients with 250 watts, but is capable of blending frozen fruit, soups, smoothies, sauces and more. The pulse feature of this model is particularly useful for whipping up chunky party dips.

Because most functions can be complete in 10 to 20 seconds, the Magic Bullet is a quick, easy, multifunctional blender. It’s perfect if you have less-than-ideal storage space and you want an affordable option. The Magic Bullet is so compact that it can actually fit in the refrigerator immediately after blending.

This blender is accompanied by a flip-top lid that makes on-the-go breakfast or other meals a very easy reality. Out of over 20,000 reviews online, 69% of those are given 5 stars. Specifically, users enjoy how easy it is to use and clean, as well as how compact this model is. Alternatively, other customers had issues blending through frozen ingredients.

The Magic Bullet seems to work best for basic creations with softer ingredients. If you are just getting started in the smoothie world and this interests you, you can find more reviews and pricing information here.

NutriBullet 600

The NutriBullet 600 watt blender is the original model. It is a compact unit that is easy to store and is great for making basic smoothies including ingredients such as frozen fruit, mixed greens, and liquid ingredients. This model is perfect for small spaces like dorm rooms or offices. For beginners interested primarily in making smoothies, this is a great option.

To use, just add your ingredients to the fill line of the cup, press it down onto the base, and the blender will do all of the work for you. The best part is that that most blends can be completed in less than 30 seconds.

This model is a fairly basic but reliable and affordable option for beginners. However, it is not the most effective blender for tougher ingredients.  

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Pros
  • Reliable
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Not the best product for tougher ingredients

NutriBullet Pro 900

NutriBullet Pro 900 is a step up in power with 900 watts. It has enough strength to make shakes and smoothies, but also can incorporate tougher ingredients as well. It can blend hard veggies and nuts like cashews, almonds, and walnuts.

This model, like the last, does not have manual speed settings. The blending process is automatically activated when you press down on the base, but you still have control over how long to blend and whether or not to pulse the ingredients.

The NutriBullet Pro is best for busy people who drink smoothies with tough ingredients frequently. According to online reviews, this model has both positive and negative aspects, listed below.

With these in consideration, the NutriBullet Pro 900 is a relatively affordable option for the convenience and power that it offers. When comparing this model to the 600-watt blender, the Pro model includes cups for larger smoothies. Specifically, 32 oz. cups compared to the 600’s 24 oz. large cup.

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Pros
  • Easy to clean (For more cleaning instructions, see FAQ)
  • Blends frozen foods well
  • Helps maintain healthy eating
  • Customers reported eating far more greens and fresh produce since their purchase.
Cons
  • Loud motor bugs many customers
  • Leaks into the power base if blade isn’t screwed on extremely tight

NutriBullet Balance

The NutriBullet Balance is one of the more powerful models at 1200 watts. It also is equipped with Bluetooth SMART technology and comes with the Balance app, which includes recipes to help you reach your health and nutritional goals. The blender itself has a built-in scale to weigh your ingredients. When connected to the app, you will be able to track the nutritional intake from your culinary creations as well as make grocery lists to keep you on track.

This models powerful motor can blend just about anything, including greens, nuts, seeds, and roots like ginger. Because of this feature, it is great for making smoothies, but also sauces, salad dressings, soups to heat up later, and dips. The NutriBullet Balance would be useful for busy, on-the-go smartphone users who are invested in their health and nutrition goals.

Because of the extra features, this is one of the more expensive options. Some buyers report a good value for the price, while others report the opposite.

I will also note that currently, this model seems to be out of stock, so keep that in mind when deciding to purchase. In summary, the blender itself seems to be capable of great things, but the associated technology may need improvement. In order to determine if it is worth the price, read more here.

Pros
  • Blends different foods to a very smooth consistency
  • Precise measurements and nutritional information
Cons
  • Technical difficulties with the app
  • Slow loading and infrequent app updates
  • Poor quality compared to older, less expensive models

NutriBullet Select

If high power isn’t your jam, the Select model offers enough power for different blending options, while maintaining affordability. It has 3 pre-programmed settings (Crush, Pulse, and Blend) and gives you more control with the ability to change blending speed. Crush ice for snow cones or cocktails. Pulse canned tomatoes or beans for soups. The Select model can take a simple home chef and expand their capabilities in the kitchen.

The NutriBullet Select is a good affordable option for making iced drinks. From reading reviews, it seems like the Select model is mid-range regarding price and power. The feature that customers like most is the aspect of control that this model gives you. The different speed settings allow for lots of types of blends, ranging from chunky guacamole to smoothie consistencies.

The only negatives that customers report are the lack of replacement blade options for this model and difficulty blending frozen foods. If these are important features for you, maybe consider a model with higher power. For more reviews and pricing information, click here.

Pros
  • Good price
  • Good for iced drinks
Cons
  • No replacement blade
  • Difficulty with blending frozen foods

NutriBullet Lean

The NutriBullet Lean is equipped with a powerful 1200-watt motor that has similar capabilities to the Balance model. However, the Lean model includes NutriBullet’s 7-day Transformation Plan, which is designed to help you eat the right foods in the right amount and help you achieve your health and nutrition goals. Additionally, portioned plates and utensils are included to help with portion control and managing nutrition intake.

Finally, the NutriBullet Lean comes with access to the LEAN app, which includes meal planning tips, fitness tracking, and the ability to create grocery lists. This model would work best for someone who is dedicated to reaching their nutritional goals, and gives you multiple tools to help you achieve. Reviews for this product are mixed, but summarized below.

Pros
  • Added recipes and nutrition guides
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Power issues – several users reported that their drink was not fully blended before the automatic shutoff happened

NutriBullet Max

The Max model is equipped with a 1200-watt motor, making it one of the more powerful NutriBullet blenders. The automatic pre-programmed cycle allows users to simply screw the lid onto the base and the blender will blitz the contents until fully blended. This model has no aspect of control, so if you like to customize the smoothness of your creations, this might not be the blender for you. However, if you like a quick, hands-off situation, this would be perfect for you.

The NutriBullet Max is reportedly the best NutriBullet model for making iced drinks like slushes or frozen cocktails. The machine can sense whether or not there are still chunks in your drink and will continue to blitz until the entire consistency is smooth. Accessories for this model include a 1-liter pitcher, so it works well for making large batches of drinks.

The main complaints for the Max were similar to those with the Lean, but this is a relatively affordable model for those interested in making larger-sized drinks for a crowd.

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Pros
    Cons

      NutriBullet Prime

      This model has been discontinued by NutriBullet, but it’s getting an honorable mention because users really like it and it is still available for purchasing online from third-party sellers. It’s equipped with 1000 watts of power and an automatic cycle for quick, easy smoothie preparation. The Prime is also capable of blending tough vegetable into a smooth consistency.

      The most appreciated aspect of this model is the included accessories. For example, it comes with a stainless steel cup to keep your smoothies or iced drinks cold on-the-go.

      As a replacement for this discontinued model we recommend the NutriBullet Rx.
      For customer reviews and pricing information, click here.

      Pros
      • Great included accessories
      Cons
      • Discontinued model

      FAQs

      How do I clean my NutriBullet blender?

      First, the blades should be removed soon after, if not immediately, after use and rinsed with warm water to remove any food bits. The cups and lids are top-shelf dishwasher safe. DO NOT wash the base in the dishwasher or submerge it in water. The method for cleaning the base is to spot-clean with a towel.

      Can I crush ice with my NutriBullet blender?

      Only the more powerful models are capable of fully crushing ice. The best model for iced drinks is the NutriBullet Max, but the Balance, Select, Rx, and Lean models can also crush ice.

      Can I put hot foods in my NutriBullet blender?

      It is not recommended to put hot items in the blender. However, for making soups, NutriBullet recommends starting with the cold ingredients, blend them together, then heat. The NutriBullet Rx contains a heat cycle, which heats up your cold ingredients during the blending process.

      Conclusion

      We hope that this article is helpful if you are trying to decide which NutriBullet personal blender would be perfect for you. From simple smoothies to more complicated soups and sauces, there is a NutriBullet model for every creation. Finally, here is a summary table for those who want a quick recommendation idea.

      ModelPower (watts)Automatic vs. Manual ControlBest Feature
      NutriBullet 600600AutomaticCompact
      NutriBullet Pro 900900AutomaticPower to blend tough ingredients
      NutriBullet Balance1200AutomaticSmart capabilities
      NutriBullet Select950ManualPre-programmed settings and affordability
      NutriBullet Rx1700AutomaticMost powerful and versatile
      Magic Bullet250AutomaticAffordable and multifunctional
      NutriBullet Max1200AutomaticBest for iced drinks
      NutriBullet Lean1200AutomaticApp including meal plans & fitness tracking