It can blend up smoothies within seconds, it can also chop things like onions and garlic, as well as mix things like pancake and muffin batter. What is it? It’s the NutriBullet, a personal-sized blender designed for preparing single-serving healthy drinks.
There are 3 models of the NutriBullet:
These little blenders are really popular, they have been around for a long time and the customer reviews for all 3 models have always been highly positive. In this review I want to compare all of these models and lets figure out which one is the best for the individual person.
Just because the RX is the latest and greatest, doesn’t mean it would suit everyone. Your needs may be different and you could possibly not need so many of the special features of the RX, and so the original model which is a lot simpler may be more than enough for you.
Original Nutribullet vs Pro vs RX
Easy to Use
All the “bullet” blenders have jars that are designed just like it’s name, a bullet, this is because it uses a “cyclonic cutting process” that’s designed to circulate the ingredients back to the blades. Using the machine is simple, there are no buttons to press, and they run at a one speed setting.
After you load your ingredients into the jar, click it into the power base, then just push down and it’ll start blending. The RX is even easier to use, after you click your jar into the power base, it will start blending on it’s own using SMART technology, it’s impressive 1700 watt and 2.3 horsepower will churn your fruits and vegetables into a smooth juice-like consistency.
Unlike other similar blender competitors like the Nutri Ninja BL450, all the NutriBullet blenders can be used hands free operation. For the original NutriBullet and NutriBullet Pro, just push down and twist and it’ll activate the “lock on” mode, the blades will keep running until you let go. The RX is all hands-free, some people find this a con because they want more control over their blender.
Easy to Clean
Nobody likes it when you have to clean up, but cleaning up is easy for the NutriBullet blenders. Unlike large commercial grade blenders which are hard to clean, the NutriBullet is designed to be easy to use and clean.
Let’s start from the fact that it’s blending cups are small enough to be used as a drinking cup as well, this saves you one more utensil to be cleaned. All 3 blenders have cups and lids that can be washed in the dishwasher on the top rack, their blades have to be cleaned under warm tap water, and the power bases can be wiped clean with a wet cloth.
Can Make a Variety of Different Things
Smoothies aren’t the only things you can do with these blenders. They can whip up eggs, mix muffin batter, chop up onions and garlic, make dips, soups… There are recipe books that come in the box with your purchase as well, even if you only drink smoothies once in a while, you may find it’s other uses suitable for your lifestyle.
High Quality Material
All of the blenders are made with material that are non-toxic, and the plastics are made free from Bisphenol A (BPA.)
Size and Weight
Starting from the smallest sized NutriBullet is the original one, it’s biggest cup holds a maximum capacity of 24oz, while the next NutriBullet Pro has 32oz “colossal” cups, and the latest and biggest NutriBullet RX has 45oz multi-serving cups.
Motor Power & Performance
The main reason these blenders cost different from one another is because their level of power is different, and so some people may want a blender that can grind and crush through anything until it becomes the consistency of liquid or juice, or other people may be on a tighter budget and so they may not need all that stuff.
The original NutriBullet has 600 watts & 0.8 horsepower, then came it’s successor The NutriBullet Pro with 900 watts & 1.2 horsepower, then the latest one NutriBullet RX with a whopping 1700 watts and 2.3 horsepower.
Depending on what you’re looking for, you may not need all that power and other additional features that the NutriBullet RX brings. If you’re making fruit smoothies or protein shakes, all of these blenders are going to get the job done very well. But if you ‘re looking to liquefy the really dense ingredients like ice and coffee beans, the more power it has the more even your consistency will be.
The NutriBullet blenders’ predecessor, The Magic Bullet, is known for it’s many accessories that comes with it. It comes as a 17-set which includes lots of accessories such as different size and colored cup rings, shakers and lids. Well, The NutriBullet also comes with accessories, but not as many. All the NutriBullet blenders all come with at least 2 or 3 cups with cup rings and lids. Here are comparisons between models and what accessories they come with:
The Original NutriBullet Summary
What You’ll Love
- Can blend up your smoothies, chop up your vegetables, and grind your coffee in just seconds
- It does a good job blending basic fruit smoothies and protein shakes
- You’ll find it’s small single-serving jars useful if you wanna take your smoothies to your workout at the gym or to the office at work.
- The smaller size is also a plus when it comes to chopping small amounts of stuff like garlic, ginger, and onions.
- It’s cost the least out of all 3 blenders
- Although it costs less, that’s because it has only 600 watts, the least powerful of all 3 blenders.
- Since the 600 watts is not as powerful, it will not crush dense ingredients like ice very well, and therefore smoothies will lots of dense ingredients may have some small lumps here and there.
- It comes with a 1 year warranty which is kind of short, but if you’re buy on Amazon, there’s a place you can click to opt for a 4 year extension of your coverage.
NutriBullet Pro 900 Summary
What You’ll Love
- The Pro version of the NutriBullet comes with 50% more power than the original at 900 watts.
- More power means smoothies will be more evenly churned, less lumps, and a smoother drink.
- You get not 1, but 2 extractor blades. This means you can have 1 jar blending and another ready to go.
- It comes with lids called “flip-top to-go,” which are convenient lids that allow you to sip your drinks with you whether you’re in your car, or while working on the computer at the office.
- It comes with 2 jars, unfortunately they’re the same size at 32oz each. With the other blenders you get multiple jars of different sizes.
- It is loud like all the other blenders.
- It’s warranty is only for 1 year, but they give you the option to extend it 4 extra years on Amazon.
NutriBullet RX Summary
What You’ll Love
- You’ll love it’s power!
- It is the latest and most powerful model at 1700 watts with 2.3 horsepower
- Can churn your ingredients into a drink so smooth it’s more juice-like than smoothie
- No problem with any sort of lumps
- Can crush ice and grind coffee into a silk smooth even texture
- It operates on SMART technology – It blends automatically as soon as you put the jar on the power base, no buttons to press, it stops by itself when it’s finished blending.
- It has a heating element at the motor base that heats up the content inside your blender. After you’re done blending your ingredients, just press the “G” button on the front which will turn RED, in about 7 minutes you’ll have piping hot soup ready to serve.
- The power comes at a price, and it is the most expensive blender of all 3.
- Some people may not like the SMART features, you may be one of them if you rather be more “hands on” when you’re blending.
- Again like all the previous models, it has a short 1 year warranty (Although you can extend it by 4 years for a few extra dollars.)
Final Verdict: Which One Should You Buy?
I feel that all 3 blenders have their own pros and cons, and which one is good for you depends on what your situation is. If you’re a single person looking for something that’ll get the job done without paying too much, the original NutriBullet will do just fine for softer ingredients like fruit and protein shakes. But it’s not like the NutriBullet Pro costs that much more, and it has 50% more power at 900 watts, so that’s a good option as well.
For people who are looking for the best in terms of power and features, the NutriBullet RX offers this with it’s 1700 watts with 2.3 horsepower, SMART blending technology, and soup-heating function. It does cost a lot more than the other previous models, so just think about what you need.
Do you need all that power the RX gives you? If you’re only gonna be doing smoothies like bananas and hemp seeds, then either the NutriBullet 600 or 900 would more than suffice, these models are also powerful enough to mill oatmeal from rice and oats, as well as grind coffee beans. But for ultimate power which gives the most even and consistent textures, pick the RX.