We’ve put half a dozen top-of-the-range jug blenders to the test to see which ones can make lump-free smoothies, delicious soup and also make a decent job of crushing ice. Among the latest batch is the much publicised Nutribullet blender.
The Nutribullet has been put through our tough tests alongside five other blenders from big brands including Kenwood, Sage and Vitamix.
Our test results reveal which models can blitz fruit and veg to a smooth consistency in seconds, and which will leave you with lumpy soup.
To see the results of the latest tests and all the best models we’ve reviewed go to our blender reviews or Nutribullet-style blender reviews.
We wanted to know if the Nutribullet could live up to the marketing hype. Coming in at £100, the Nutribullet 600 blender is cheaper than the rest on test.
However, it’s a small model, designed to make just a couple of portions of soup or smoothie at a time.
It’s also a relatively simple little blender, offering just one speed of blending, unlike the pricier more complex models in these latest tests.
Read our full Nutribullet 600 review.
How much do you need to pay for a decent blender? Which? blender expert Jane Darling says: ‘While you might be willing to pay £500 for an oven, most people’s budget for a blender won’t be so generous. Fortunately, you can pick up a Which? Best Buy for as little as £20. However, if you want one with extras, such as the ability to heat as well as blend soup, you’ll need to invest more.’
While we can’t reveal the best blenders here, if you like the sound of the Nutribullet or any of the other models tested, you can find out all the test results at Nutribullet-style blender reviews.
Below is a list of the six jug blenders in our latest group test. Click on the links to read the full reviews (prices typical as of 18 December 2014).
Kenwood Blend X Pro BLM800WH £200
KitchenAid Artisan 5KSB5553BER £144
Ninja Ultima BL810UK 30 £280
Nutribullet 600 £100
Sage The Boss BBL910UK £500
Vitamix Professional Series 300 £500