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NutriBullet 600 Watts Blender Review

Magic Bullet NutriBullet

NutriBul­let 600 Watts Blender comes in 3 dif­fer­ent pack­ages 8 — pieces, 12-pieces, and 14- pieces which dif­fer by the num­ber of con­tain­ers, lids, and pro­mo­tion­al mate­r­i­al includ­ed in the set. It is one of the most pop­u­lar portable blenders on the mar­ket that makes quick and easy fresh fruit, veg­gie smooth­ies and sports shakes and fits into the dai­ly rou­tine of a busy per­son or a healthy lifestyle begin­ner. The adver­tis­ing cam­paign not only mar­kets this blender as a unique blend­ing tool with a ready to go con­tain­er, but it also deliv­ers a strong mes­sage to the con­sumer to remem­ber to drink his or her dai­ly por­tion of a healthy smoothie.

If you have not decid­ed yet if this machine is what you are look­ing for, read the rest of the Mag­ic Bul­let NutriBul­let Review.

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Functionality and Versatility

Smooth­ie: It is pow­er­ful enough to blend com­mon fruits like bananas, apples, and leafy veg­eta­bles into a good qual­i­ty smooth­ie (a bit coarse) in a few sec­onds. The hard­er fruits and veg­eta­bles like car­rots and cel­ery will come out rather clumpy. This machine is not able to han­dle seed­ed fruits prop­er­ly, as it will not dis­in­te­grate seeds com­plete­ly and this makes the taste of smooth­ies unpleas­ant. How­ev­er, you can add some nuts or sun­flow­ers seeds to the blend­ed ingre­di­ents because they taste nice when part­ly broken.

Juic­ing: This machine is not able to make text­book juice that means sep­a­rat­ing the liq­uid from the fiber. It makes only smooth­ies that are not always smooth. How­ev­er, if you mean “whole juice” aka smooth smooth­ie with liq­uid added. Then it should be noticed that this machine hard­ly will blend silky smooth con­sis­ten­cy drinks, espe­cial­ly from tough and leafy vegetables.

Ice crush­ing, frozen desserts: NutriBul­let can han­dle frozen ingre­di­ents but only with enough liq­uid added (accord­ing to the User Man­u­al) and pieces that go into the cup must be no big­ger than two to three inch­es. This machine is not able to make frozen desserts, snow cones, and shave ice as it is not able to process frozen ingre­di­ents with­out liquids.

Grind­ing and milling:  This blender will pow­der cof­fee or seeds like pep­per or cumin with sep­a­rate, dry blades, and It will crush almonds and oth­er nuts, but not to per­fect powder.

Puree­ing, chop­ping, and mix­ing: This blender will not be able to chop veg­eta­bles because it does not have a low-speed range. This machine oper­ates at a sin­gle speed. This per­son­al blender can­not han­dle some­thing like pesto. How­ev­er, it can per­form some light cook­ing tasks, like mak­ing sal­ad dress­ing or salsas.

Hot food: This machine is not designed to be used with hot liq­uids. So if going to use this blender for mak­ing bul­let­proof cof­fee or process hot ingre­di­ents for soup then it is not a good choice for you.

Nut milk and nut but­ter: This gad­get is not pow­er­ful enough to pro­duce nut milk or pro­cess­ing nut butter.

This machine is quite good for peo­ple who intend to use it for quick morn­ing smooth­ies or sports shakes. It serves well as a portable blender with a ready to go con­tain­er for stu­dents, young pro­fes­sion­als, sports enthu­si­asts, and busy peo­ple. If you need a small blender to make baby food, NutriBul­let can do it but puree will not be of per­fect smooth con­sis­ten­cy. For those who are look­ing for a blender with some food pro­cess­ing func­tions, you have to con­sid­er more pow­er­ful alternatives.

Ease of Using and Cleaning

Oper­at­ing: This machine is very easy to set up and to run. An easy-to-read book­let pro­vides detailed instruc­tions on how to use it and tells you which blades to use for dif­fer­ent purposes.

It is also very easy to oper­ate and is designed like a cof­fee grinder. Even chil­dren can use it dai­ly. You put ingre­di­ents into a cup, screw blades into it, con­nect the base and then push down a bit clock­wise to lock it into the run mode. The run time is less than one minute.

Clean­ing: It is easy to clean, just dis­man­tle parts and rinse with soap and water. The con­tain­ers are dish­wash­er safe while the blades must be hand cleaned only.

It should be men­tioned, NutriBul­let is not the stur­di­est machine. Some cus­tomers com­plain that the rub­ber ring around the blade comes loose and you have to fit it back every time or the juice gets behind the plas­tic lin­ing of the base and that makes it dif­fi­cult to clean.

Speed Settings and Programs

This machine has no speed con­trol. You push a but­ton to get it to run. It has two dif­fer­ent blades that allow a lit­tle flex­i­bil­i­ty. So the pro­cess­ing func­tions like pul­ver­iz­ing, rough chop­ping, and grind­ing are con­trolled by the amount of time you let the motor run and by how you change the blades.

Motor and Power

It is equipped with a 600-watt motor and runs at 10,000 rev­o­lu­tions per minute (RPM). It is pow­er­ful for a portable blender, but not very stur­dy. The motor dri­ve’s main cog is made of plas­tic and the con­struc­tion is rel­a­tive­ly frag­ile. If it breaks, you will have to buy a new NutriBul­let motor.

Containers

It comes with two or three plas­tic cups depend­ing on the pack­age. The big cup is 32 oz. (946mL) and the small cups are 24 oz. (709mL). The max­i­mum fill lines are 26 oz. and 18 oz., respectively.

All cups are made of poly­car­bon­ate, but the exact poly­car­bon­ate mate­r­i­al is not spec­i­fied in the man­u­al. It claims that it is BPA-free but does not say any­thing about BPS (often sub­sti­tute for BPA) con­tent. So, it is prob­a­bly advis­able to store the con­tain­ers out of direct sun­light and to clean and dry them soon after using them.

Blades

nutribullet blades

The 12-piece and 14-piece pack­ages come with two remov­able blades, one for blend­ing liq­uid and anoth­er for chop­ping nuts, grind­ing cof­fee, and herbs. The 8‑piece set comes with only one blade assem­bly for liq­uid ingre­di­ents. Both blades are designed with cyclonic action, which means they swirl around like a tor­na­do and sep­a­rate the larg­er bits from the small­er ones. The larg­er bits fall to the bot­tom and the blades take them into the cyclone again. While the small­er parts move to the walls of the con­tain­er. This design adds extra pow­er to processing.

Some cus­tomers com­plain that the blades become dull after a few months of use. The only solu­tion for a dull blade is to buy a new one for around ten dol­lars. There is anoth­er prob­lem report­ed by some cus­tomers about the NutriBul­let blade. They may chip some­times leav­ing the met­al frag­ments in the drink. So, the NutriBul­let blades are not only low qual­i­ty and have a short lifes­pan but could be dan­ger­ous to human health if the chipped met­al is swallowed.

Special Features

Col­ors: The NutriBul­let comes in three col­ors – Blue, Grey, and Red. Red is more expen­sive than the oth­er two colors.

 Use out­side USA/Canada: It is wide­ly avail­able in the Unit­ed States, the UK, and in more than fifty coun­tries. The units sold in the USA are equipped with a 110–120 volt­age sys­tem only. It is pos­si­ble to use this gad­get with a volt­age trans­former. How­ev­er, it is advis­able to buy it in the coun­tries with appro­pri­ate volt­age as using the machine via the trans­former may void the warranty.

Noise

Noise is com­mon­ly not an issue with this portable blender because you are sup­posed to run it only up to one minute. And nor­mal­ly it only takes about twen­ty to thir­ty sec­onds to make a smooth­ie. In gen­er­al, it is quite loud because it has a very pow­er­ful motor.

Warranty and Customer Service

This gad­get has a 1‑yr LIMITED war­ran­ty and a 30-day mon­ey-back guar­an­tee. LIMITED means you have to pay for ship­ping costs if your blender or parts need replacement.

NutriBul­let Cus­tomer Sup­port has the rep­u­ta­tion of being slow and inef­fi­cient. Many cus­tomers com­plain that they have been treat­ed poorly.

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Optional Accessories

The Com­pa­ny web­site sells a selec­tion of replace­ment parts and extra acces­sories – cups, blades, re-seal­able lids, etc.

Set Includes

Pack­ages8‑pieces12-pieces14-pieces
Pow­er Base Unityesyesyes
Pul­ver­iz­ing Bladeyesyesyes
Milling Bladenoyesyes
Cups(1) — 32 oz., (1) — 24 oz.(1) — 32 oz., (2) — 24 oz.(1) — 32 oz., (2) — 24 oz.
Han­dled Lip Rings111
Reg­u­lar Lip Rings111
Flip-Top To-Go Lids001
Reseal­able Lids022
Pock­et Nutri­tion­ist Guideyesyesyes
User Man­u­alyesyesyes
Heal­ing Booknoyesyes

Dimensions

With the assem­bled height of 13 inch­es, this machine eas­i­ly goes under stan­dard kitchen cab­i­nets and with the foot­print diam­e­ter of 5.4 inch­es, it could be stored in any even small kitchen. With the 3.6 lbs weight, it is light enough to be tak­en on travel.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • NutriBul­let makes rea­son­able qual­i­ty drinks, sport shakes, does a good grind­ing job, and includes a good recipe book. It could be the solu­tion for peo­ple who are look­ing for an afford­able and pow­er­ful per­son­al blender for their every­day morn­ing smoothie.
  • The set comes with a very moti­vat­ing nutri­tion­ist book that will force almost any­one to start tak­ing healthy drinks.

Cons:

  • The NutriBul­let has a rep­u­ta­tion for poor Cus­tomer Sup­port and high fail­ure rates.
  • The motor, which is part­ly made of plas­tic, is not durable. Some cus­tomers com­plain that the motor breaks with­in a year to a year and a half.
  • This machine is not able to han­dle ice with­out liq­uid added, so it will not suit the cus­tomer who plan­ning to use it for mak­ing snow cones or shav­ing ice for mar­gar­i­tas, etc.
  • The con­tain­ers are made of low-qual­i­ty poly­car­bon­ate and cracked or leak­ing con­tain­ers are not uncom­mon issues that cus­tomers encounter.
  • Some cus­tomers insist that they noticed a drop in the qual­i­ty of this machine, and the smooth­ies are not as good now as they used to be three to four years ago. Also, the ser­vice life of a unit notice­ably went down. It could eas­i­ly be the case as many of the “As seen on TV” prod­ucts are now out­sourced in Chi­na and they are cheap­ly made.

Nutri Bullet Consumer Reviews

The NutriBul­let is a very pop­u­lar per­son­al blender and it has over 1,500 reviews on Ama­zon. Cus­tomers like the idea of an afford­able portable blender with a ready to go con­tain­er in a package.

Rat­ing: 4.4

Nutri Bullet Price

The price of NutriBul­let dif­fers depend­ing on dif­fer­ent col­ors, and many retail­ers make com­pet­i­tive offers. Ama­zon is try­ing to keep prices attrac­tive, and now their prices are low­er than the NutriBul­let web­site offers. More­over, if NutriBul­let Cus­tomer Sup­port fails to respond, it is pos­si­ble to force Ama­zon to resolve your issue for you.

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Summary

In gen­er­al, this machine is a good per­son­al smooth­ie mak­er. But it is quite over­priced for a non-durable machine with lim­it­ed func­tion­al­i­ty. But the idea of an easy to use and easy to clean per­son­al blender with a very moti­vat­ing recipe book out­weighs the neg­a­tive side of this prod­uct. And NutriBul­let remains one of the most pop­u­lar per­son­al blenders on the market.

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