Latest blenders: Nutribullet vs VitamixExpert Which? lab tests reveal the best blender
06 November 2015
The Nutribullet has dominated the blender market for most of 2015, but the number of rival models hitting the market is rapidly swelling. Whether you're looking for a cheap Nutribullet alternative or the best blender for a lump-free smoothie, our blender test results reveal the right model for you.
We've tested all the latest personal blenders on the market, including the pricey new Vitamix S30. To compare results for all the latest models, including Nutribullet, Nutri Ninja and Breville blenders, visit our personal blender reviews.
The S30 is super-blender brand Vitamix's answer to the success of the Nutribullet. It's much smaller than conventional Vitamix blenders, and comes with two personal blending cups. At £399, its significantly pricier than other bullet blenders though. So is it worth forking out the extra cash?
Nutribullet 900 and Vitamix S30 compared
The Vitamix has a compact 1.2 litre jug and two separate 600ml personal blending cups, whereas the Nutribullet's largest container is just 700ml. If you want the flexibility to blend bigger batches (of soup for example) as well as whizzing up a morning smoothie for one, then the Vitamix S30 has you covered.
And while the Nutribullet has just one speed, the Vitamix has 10 speeds to choose from. Insulated cups that double as portable drinks carriers should keep your smoothies cooler for longer, too.
Below, we compare the features of the Vitamix S30 to the Nutribullet 900 - the Nutribullet that's one up spec-wise from the Nutribullet 600. To get our verdict on how well each model blends, follow the link to the full review.
|Vitamix S30 vs Nutribullet 900|
|Vitamix S30||Nutribullet 900|
|Power||800-950 watts||900 watts|
|Size||37cm x 15cm x 21cm||37cm x 14cm x 16cm|
|Capacity||600ml (personal blending cup), 1.2l (compact jug)||946ml (large jug), 710ml (mid-size), 532ml (short cup)|
|No of jugs||3 (2 cups with sports lids, one compact jug with tamper)||3 (1 large, 2 medium, 1 short cup with sports lids and caps)|
|Speed settings||10 plus pulse||1|
|Warranty||7 years||1 year|
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Nutribullet: cheaper alternatives
The hype surrounding the Nutribullet shows no signs of dying down, but is investing in one a no-brainer?
Which? senior researcher Jane Darling says: 'The Nutribullet may have become the byword for all of this new generation of mini blenders, and it is indeed the one that most people consider first. But there are plenty of alternatives out there many of which are half the price.'
We've tested cheap blenders that come in at £50 or under from Breville, Philips, Morphy Richards and Salter. Find out how well they blitzed fruit and veg in our tough lab tests by heading to our blender reviews.
Which? blender reviews
If you regularly blend bigger batches, it's worth looking at our jug blender reviews to find a model that can feed a crowd.
We've tested five new jug blenders, and found one brilliant model that earned Best Buy status, but several that disappointed. Click on the individual links below to read the full reviews for each blender (prices correct at 5 November 2015).
- Morphy Richards Easy Blend 403021 £35
- Salter Nutri Pro 1000 £49
- Vitamix S30 £399
Blendtec 575 Classic £299
- Bosch MMB43G3BGB SilentMixx £89
- Braun JB5160BK £99
- Philips HR2161/91 £45
- Sage Kinetix Twist BBL405BAL £96