When NutriBullet first launched its button-free, compact bullet blender - the - it was a move away from traditional blender design. But now the brand has come full circle and launched a full-sized jug blender with manual controls.
With a 1.6-litre container and 1,000W motor, it's a mid-range product aimed squarely at those looking to whip up larger portions of smoothies, ice creams, soups, dips and other blended treats.
The vented lid means it can safely handle hot liquids too, something that the smaller bullet-style models can't do.
It's currently only available at highstreettv.com and amazon.co.uk but will be more widely available in the coming months. At just under £100, it's quite an investment, even for a big blender. So is it worth it?
This is new territory for NutriBullet, which look to be responding to the trend towards larger capacity jug blenders after years of mini blenders ruling the roost.
NutriBullet has previously prided itself on its button-free 'push-and-go' design, but this model has a simple control panel where you can select low, high, and pulse settings - giving you more control over the blending process.
The NutriBullet Blender can also crush ice and blend hot liquids, adding to its versatility.
The jug is dishwasher safe too, which may be handy as the blades are built-in, which can make cleaning underneath tricky.
For less liquidy mixes, such as dips, the included tamper will help to push any rogue ingredients towards the blades safely, so you (hopefully) don't get any unmixed lumps.
Head to the NutriBullet Blender first look review to see if it's effective.
There are loads of jug blenders to choose from these days, with prices ranging from £30 to more than £500 and an array of special features, from vacuum blending to tilted jug designs and extra juicing or food processing accessories.
Here are three slightly pricier rivals and a quick rundown of their features:
The new NutriBullet Blender is a bit cheaper and sticks to the essentials. It doesn't have extra attachments, but it does have a large capacity and can handle a range of everyday blending jobs.
Here are the key things you'll need to think about to narrow down your search:
Luckily, there's a lot of choice around, although you may find some popular models out of stock due to supply problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prices and availability correct as of 24 June 2020.
The NutriBullet Blender is currently temporarily out of stock but we checked with Nutribullet who told us it should be back in stock and more widely available in high street retailers by August. Keep an eye on the for up to date information.
NutriBullet have also announced the for £150 which comes out in August. This comes with some extra features, including a medium speed button and a pre-programmed “extraction” cycle button to make smoothies in a minute. In addition to the large jug, the Combo comes with 900ml, 700ml, and 500ml cups to provide bullet blending for smaller portions you can take on the go. Finally, it's a 1,200W machine, so it packs a bit more of a punch.