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1 October 2020

Nutribullet blenders compared

Which Nutribullet blender is right for you? We explain what you get with each model and which Nutribullet did best in our tough tests.
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If you're keen to jump on the Nutribullet bandwagon, but aren't sure which Nutribullet blender to buy, we have the essential information you need to choose the right blender for your lifestyle and budget.

On this page you can compare the key features of each Nutribullet, including capacity, weight and power, and get an overview of the pros and cons of each model.

Alternatively, you can head straight to our Nutribullet blender reviews to see how the Nutribullets compare when we put them to the test, including which is quietest, quickest and which makes the best smoothies.

To see how rival models - including cheap Nutribullet alternatives - compare, head to our blender reviews.

Nutribullet blenders - what's the difference?

There are five models to choose from, ranging from the original Nutribullet 600, which we've found for as little as £40, up to the top-of-the-range Nutribullet Balance, which costs more like £150. 

Each blender comes with an assortment of different-sized blending cups with sports lids to convert them into travel mugs, and a recipe book. The Nutribullet 600 and 900 are both available with different-sized accessory packs, so if you want additional beakers or lids, you can opt for a bumper pack at a slightly higher price.

As you go up the range you get more features and extra blending capacity. The Nutribullet Rx, 1000 series and 1200 series, and Balance can make several portions in one go. The Rx can also make hot soup from scratch in less than 10 minutes, while the 1000 and 1200 series include an insulated stainless-steel travel cup designed to keep your smoothies ice-cold when you're out and about.

The Balance can also connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet. You can then use the Nutribullet Balance app to access recipes, blending advice and, uniquely for the Balance, monitor the nutritional composition of your smoothie creations.

Nutribullet 600, £50

  • In short: the entry-level Nutribullet, best if you just want to try smoothie-making
  • Capacity: 0.6 litres
  • Features: 600W motor, two blades (wet/dry), one large plastic blending cup, two 0.3-litre blending cups,  two comfort rings (for drinking), two lids. Available in grey, black, white or red. All dishwasher safe except blades

The Nutribullet 600 is the smallest and quietest of the Nutribullet family. If you don't want to spend too much, but want the convenience of a personal blender, this popular little model might be just the ticket. But does the less powerful motor mean that it can't handle hard or fibrous ingredients? Or is it the original and the best?

Find out whether the original Nutribullet blender lives up to the hype - get the official verdict in the full Nutribullet 600 review.

Nutribullet Pro 900, £79

  • In short: a level-up from the 600, more powerful but also costs more
  • Capacity: 0.7 litres (measured. Stated capacity a little over 0.9 litres)
  • Features: 900W motor, two blades (wet/dry), two tall plastic blending cups, one smaller blending cup, various lids and several lips with handles. All dishwasher safe except blades. Large hardback book filled with recipes and information about health and wellbeing

The Nutribullet 900 is a step up in terms of power and capacity from its little brother, the 600. However, it's also a step up in terms of price. It's claimed to create less aeration and therefore give its blends a purer consistency. If you want a bit more room to play with, and are comforted by the idea of more power behind the blades, this blender could be tempting.

We've found that more power doesn't always equal a better blend. Before you splash out, discover whether this Nutribullet is worth the extra investment by reading our detailed Nutribullet Pro 900 review.

Nutribullet Rx, £128

  • In short: the biggest, most powerful Nutribullet with the added ability to also heat up soup
  • Capacity: 1.3 litres
  • Features: 1,700W motor, one blade (plus blade remover), one tall plastic blending cup ('souperblast pitcher'), two additional blending/drinking cups, comfort lip ring (for drinking), travel lids, heating element for making hot soup from scratch. Everything dishwasher safe except blade. A hardback recipe book and blade-cleaning brush also supplied

Much more powerful than its siblings, the Nutribullet Rx could be a great choice if you want to get on board with the recent 'souping' trend. It has a built-in heating element that lets you cook hot soup from scratch in seven minutes. 

It's a weighty blender - not far off 4kg - and is tall, too, at 47cm when the biggest blending cup is in position. Moving it around is cumbersome, so you'd probably want to make room for it on your kitchen worktop. The extra accessories mean you'll need some spare cupboard space, too.

It's a premium price for a blender, so is it worth it? Find out in the full Nutribullet Rx review.

Nutribullet 1000 Series, £100

  • In short: a premium, high-powered version of the original Nutribullet 600 that comes with bigger cups, one of which is made out of insulated stainless-steel
  • Capacity: 0.9 litres
  • Features: 1,000W motor, features 'Smart Technology', designed to adapt automatically to the type of ingredients being blended, two blending cups: 930ml plastic cup and an 820ml insulated stainless-steel cup, one lid with flip-top for drinking on the move

The Nutribullet 1000 Series launched towards the end of 2016, along with the 1200 series blender. It's the first Nutribullet to offer an insulated blending cup as part of the deal. The double-wall stainless steel cup is designed to keep your drinks cool on-the-go. The 1000 series has a bigger motor than the original Nutribullet 600, but you may find the larger cups a bit oversized for carrying around. 

The Nutribullet 1200 Series is a more premium version of the 1000 series, with a more powerful 1,200W motor and an extra blending cup with handle.

Find out how we rated these new additions to the Nutribullet line up in the Nutribullet 1000 Series and Nutribullet 1200 series reviews.

Nutribullet Balance, £150

  • In short: the smartest Nutribullet, but also the most expensive
  • Capacity: 0.9 litres
  • Features: 1,200W motor, features smart nutrition monitoring, so you can track your smoothies macro and micro nutrients of your smoothies via the Nutribullet Balance app, two 930ml plastic blending cups, one lid with flip-top for drinking on the move

The Balance might look almost identical to previous Nutribullet blenders, but its smart features set it apart from the pack. Using a built-in weighing scale and Bluetooth connectivity, it will take all the work out of tracking the nutritional information of your smoothies, which will be sent directly to the Nutribullet app.

All Nutribullets come with a wealth of blending advice and recipes, but the Balance takes this a few steps further. The app includes hundreds of recipes, and allows you to filter based on personal wellness goals such as weight-loss or heart health, as well as dairy-free, vegan, nuts and other allergens. In fact, whatever specialised diet you wish to follow, from low-carb to high-protein to lactose-free, the Balance aims to cater to your needs.

Is the most expensive Nutribullet worth the every penny, or will being drawn in by its smart features work out to be an unwise decision? Find out in the full Nutribullet Balance review.

Which Nutribullet is best?

Which Nutribullet is right for you depends on how much you want to spend, and whether you just want to make speedy single-portion smoothies or a wider range of drinks, snacks and soups. Nutribullet blenders are pricier than a lot of rivals, so you'll want to be sure your money is well spent, too. 

We've put all six Nutribullet blenders through our independent lab tests, so you can easily compare them using our Nutribullet blender reviews.

Your top Nutribullet questions answered

We've tested hundreds of blenders over the years, including all of the Nutribullet range, so we're well equipped to tackle your burning Nutribullet questions.

1. What is a Nutribullet?

Nutribullets are blenders; they blend foods, such as fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts, into liquids or pastes just like any other blending. 

Unlike traditional blenders, Nutribullets have a bullet-shaped blending cup instead of a jug. You fill the cup, screw on the blade unit, and flip it onto the base to blend. Most models come with 'sports lids' that allow you to store and transport a single-portion-size smoothie.

But there are actually many personal cup blenders available, from brands like Nutri Ninja, Sage, Breville and Morphy Richards. Take a look at all our personal cup blender reviews to compare models and find the best.

2. How to use a Nutribullet

Part of the reason Nutribullets are so popular is down to their simplicity. Entry-level models, such as like the Nutribullet 600, have no buttons or programs. You simply pop the blending cup on the base and lock it down to blend. 

The main thing to remember is to fill the jug as recommended in the instructions for best results, usually starting with the driest ingredients first and finishing with liquid. Never blend without liquid, unless you are using the milling blade (see question six for more on using this blade).

You should also never go above the maximum fill line. There a lots of recipes available, so it might be best to start with these and then adapt to suit your tastes.

Using the Nutribullet pulse technique

If you want to make chunky salsas or chop onions, you can 'pulse' the blender instead of continuously blending. This means that not all the ingredients will be completely liquidised.

To do this, simply push down and twist the cup, like before, but without locking it into position. This will allow you to blend for just a few seconds at a time until you get the desired effect.

3. Is a Nutribullet worth it?

Some Nutribullet models have impressed in our tests, but we've also found blenders from other brands which do better than the Nutribullet, and cost less.

See our list of the top five best mini blenders to find out which blender took the top spot.

4. How to clean a Nutribullet

Cleaning a Nutribullet blender is simple. The blending cup can be completely removed from the base to be cleaned. You can either wash it up yourself, or put it in the dishwasher (on the top shelf only).You'll need to wash the lid, which houses the blades, by hand. 

You can't put the blender base, where the motor is, into the dishwasher. If this gets dirty, use a cloth and warm water to wipe it clean.

5. Is the Nutribullet a juicer?

No, it's not a juicer. The job of a juicer is to extract the liquid from fruits and vegetables, leaving the pulp behind. 

Blenders, on the other hand, liquidise all of the fruits and vegetables, including the inner layers and outer skin. This means you'll be able to consume the nutrients from all parts of the food, as well as getting the benefits of the pulp and fibre. 

You can also blitz other foods in a blender, such as nuts, seeds and dairy products like yoghurt, and make soups, too, while juicers can only make drinks. Find out more about the differences in our guide to blenders vs juicers.

6. What is the Nutribullet milling blade used for?

Most Nutribullets come with the option of having two different blades – one for blending and one for milling. The blending blade, which Nutribullet calls the Extractor blade, has four prongs. The milling blade has just two, which are flatter in design. 

The milling blade is designed to grind and chop hard dry foods, such as nuts, seeds, grains and herbs. It doesn't come as standard with models, so you'll need to buy it with a package if you want that option.

7. Where can I buy a Nutribullet?

Whether you're shopping from the comfort of your own home on Amazon, or in Tesco getting your weekly groceries, you'll be able to buy a Nutribullet in most high street shops, online stores or supermarkets. 

You can also buy them directly from Nutribullet and via TV shopping channels. Keep in mind that there are different package options, depending on how many cups you want or whether you want to also buy a milling blade, so it's worth shopping around for the best deal. Black Friday (usually around 25 November) and the January sales are both good times to scout for a Nutribullet, as these are popular times of year to buy. 

You shouldn't need to pay more than £60 for the original Nutribullet 600. Anything less than this is a relatively good price. The cheapest we've seen it on sale for is £40, for a very short time in January 2017.

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