Budget supermarket Aldi has launched a cheap rival to the Nutribullet, but can this £30 budget blender do a decent job of blending without breaking the bank?
With the success of the Nutribullet not looking to fade any time soon, it hasn’t taken long for a range of lookalike products to hit the shelves from brands such as Breville, Kenwood and Russell Hobbs.
Now Aldi has muscled in on the bullet blender craze with its new Nutrient Blender, on sale from Thursday 18 February for just £29.99.
If you’re on a health kick – and a budget – then this cheap blender probably sounds like a tempting addition to your shopping trolley.
Aldi regularly promotes cheap deals on popular household gadgets in-store, but they don’t stick around for long. We got our hands on the Nutrient Blender early, so that we could try it out and bring you our first look verdict on whether it’s a good buy.
Read the full first look Aldi Nutrient Blender review to find out if it’s worth hotfooting it to your nearest Aldi to pick up a bargain blender.
You could be forgiven for mistaking this Aldi model for the original Nutribullet blender. The name sounds remarkably similar, and if you squint it looks almost identical too.
It has a 700w motor – comparable to the Nutribullet – and comes with a large blending cup, two smaller blending cups, two travel lids, handles and different blades for milling and blending. There’s a choice of three colours – red, champagne or grey – so you can coordinate your blender with your kitchen.
This is quite unusual for a blender at this price point, so on the face of it the Nutrient Blender looks promising. To see if the high specifications translate to perfectly-blended smoothies, head to the Nutrient Blender review for our first look verdict.
Cheap alternatives to the Nutribullet
You don’t need to fork out a massive amount to get a decent mini blender – we’ve tested a range of popular Nutribullet-style blenders, starting from as little as £23, and found some good models for less than £50.
We’ve also found that some pricier blenders don’t always do as good a job as you might expect.
Click on the links below to find out which of the cheaper blenders we’ve tested can tackle smoothies, ice crushing and more and which ones struggle to make a smooth blend.
- Kenwood Smoothie 2 Go Sport, £23
- Russell Hobbs Mix and Go, £25
- Breville Blend Active VBL096, £29
- The Magic Bullet, £40
- Salter Nutri Pro, £49
- Cooks Professional Nutriblend, £49
Should you buy the Aldi Nutrient Blender?
Jane Darling, Which? blender expert says: ‘It’s tempting to go for a cheap model when they all look alike, but we’ve found real differences in blending ability, and our tests have shown that the most powerful blenders aren’t always the best.
This isn’t something you can tell just by looking at them on the shelf, so check our independent reviews before buying to make sure you get the best blender for your budget.’