If you're keen to try a NutriBullet but aren't sure which model to choose, our expert buying guide can help. On this page, you'll find the essential information you need to choose the best NutriBullet blender for your lifestyle and budget.
To help you choose wisely, we've compared the key features of each NutriBullet model, including the premium NutriBullet Balance and the lower-priced NutriBullet 600. For each model in the range, we give the capacity, weight and power, plus an overview of the pros and cons.
Keep scrolling for more advice on picking the best NutriBullet for you.
To see how rival models – including lower-priced NutriBullet alternatives – compare, head to our expert blender reviews.
What is a NutriBullet?
NutriBullets are essentially blenders – they blend foods such as fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts into liquids or pastes.
Unlike traditional blenders, NutriBullets have bullet-shaped blending cups instead of jugs. You fill the cup, screw on the blade unit and flip it on to the base to blend. Most models come with sports lids that allow you to store and transport a single-portion smoothie.
The cups vary in size between 0.6 litres and 1.3 litres, and some pricier models come with a jug unit for making larger batches. You can get two different blades with the NutriBullet – one for blending liquids and one for milling hard foods – as well as a comprehensive recipe book.
Are NutriBullets juicers?
No, they are not juicers. The job of a juicer is to extract the liquid from fruits and vegetables, leaving the pulp behind.
They are blenders. Blenders liquidise all of the fruit 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 yoghurt, as well as making soups. Juicers can only make drinks.
There are six models, ranging from the original NutriBullet 600, which we've found for as little as £45, to the top-of-the-range NutriBullet Balance, which costs around £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 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, 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 to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. You can then use the NutriBullet Balance app to access recipes and blending advice and, uniquely for the Balance, monitor the nutritional composition of your smoothie creations.
Below, you can learn more about each NutriBullet model, including capacity, features and how much to pay. If the recommended retail price is the same as the listed deal price, then now's not a good time to buy. So hold off unless you really have to buy now
This is the entry-level NutriBullet, best suited to those just starting out with smoothie making.
Capacity: 0.5 litres (measured capacity)
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
Dishwasher safe: Everything except the 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 ideal.
Find out whether the original NutriBullet blender lives up to the hype – get our full verdict in our NutriBullet 600 review.
A lower-cost, cordless NutriBullet that's designed for use on the go.
Capacity: 0.37 litres (stated capacity)
Features: 70W motor base, leakproof Tritan cup with to-go lid, blade protector, charges in 'under five hours' via USB
Dishwasher safe: Handwash the cup and lid with warm, soapy water
The NutriBullet GO is a portable blender with a 70W motor base and a detachable Tritan cup. According to the manufacturer, you'll get 'up to 20 blending cycles' from this model before it needs charging.
Designed for parents and carers who want to make fresh food suitable for babies.
Capacity: 0.9 litres (stated capacity)
Features: Motor base, extractor blade, batch bowl, Easy Pop freezer tray with lid, six storage cups with tray, baby food recipe book
Dishwasher safe: Dishwasher safe cups
The NutriBullet Baby is designed to help you make fresh, nutritious baby food without fuss. You chuck your ingredients into the cup or batch bowl, place it on the power base and press the button. You can choose to create a purée, or use less power to make a chunkier mixture.
NutriBullet Pro 900
A level up from the NutriBullet 600. This model is more powerful, but it's also more expensive.
Capacity: 0.7 litres (measured capacity)
Features: 900W motor, two blades (wet/dry), two tall plastic blending cups, one smaller blending cup, various lids and several lips with handles, large hardback book filled with recipes and information about health and wellbeing
Dishwasher safe: Everything except the blades
Compared with the cheaper NutriBullet 600, the Pro 900 is said to create less aeration and therefore give a purer consistency. If that appeals, and you like the idea of more power behind the blades, this blender could be tempting.
A premium, high-powered version of the NutriBullet 600 with bigger cups, one of which is made out of insulated stainless steel.
Capacity: 0.9 litres (stated capacity)
Features: 1,000W motor, 'smart technology' designed to adapt automatically to the type of ingredients being blended, two blending cups (0.9 litre plastic cup and an 0.8 litre insulated stainless steel cup), one lid with flip top for drinking on the move
Dishwasher safe: The blade and Colossal Cup are dishwasher safe
The NutriBullet 1000 Series was 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 might 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 a handle.
The biggest, most powerful NutriBullet with the added ability to heat up soup.
Capacity: 1.2 litres (measured capacity)
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, hardback recipe book and blade-cleaning brush
Dishwasher safe: Everything is dishwasher safe except the blade
Much more powerful than its siblings, the NutriBullet Rx also has a built-in heating element that lets you cook hot soup from scratch in seven minutes.
It's a heavy blender, weighing almost 4kg, and it's tall, too: 47cm when the biggest blending cup is in position. It's cumbersome to move around, so you'll probably want to make room for it on your kitchen worktop. The extra accessories mean you'll need some spare cupboard space, too.
This NutriBullet stands out for its smart features, but it's also the most expensive.
Capacity: 0.9 litres (measured capacity)
Features: 1,200W motor, features smart nutrition monitoring so you can track the nutrients in your smoothies via the NutriBullet Balance app, two 0.9 litre plastic blending cups, one lid with flip top for drinking on the move
Dishwasher safe: Lip ring, lid and cup can go in the dishwasher
The Balance might look almost identical to previous NutriBullet blenders, but its smart features set it apart. 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.
The NutriBullet app includes hundreds of recipes and allows you to filter based on personal wellness goals such as weight loss or heart health. You can also search for dairy-free, vegan and nut-free recipes, among other options. In fact, whatever specialised diet you want to follow, from low carb to high protein, the Balance aims to cater to your needs.
NutriBullets' popularity is partly down to their simplicity. Entry-level models, such as the NutriBullet 600, have no buttons or programs. You simply pop the blending cup on the base and lock it down to blend.
Make sure you fill the jug as recommended in the instructions for best results, usually starting with the driest ingredients first and finishing with liquid. Avoid blending without liquid, unless you're using the milling blade. It's also important not to go above the maximum fill line.
There are lots of recipes available, so it might be best to start with these and then adapt them 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.
Can you put ice in a NutriBullet?
Yes, a post on the NutriBullet blog explains that you can put ice in your blender if you're making a smoothie. However, ice should only take up about a quarter of the cup – don't overload your machine. Also, make sure the pieces you're using are no larger than 2cm cubed.
How do you clean a NutriBullet?
Cleaning a NutriBullet blender is simple: remove the blending cup from the base, then you can either wash it by hand or put it in the dishwasher (top shelf only). You'll need to handwash the lid, which houses the blades.
You can't wash the blender base, where the motor is. If this gets dirty, use a cloth and warm water to wipe it clean.
What is the NutriBullet milling blade used for?
Most NutriBullets work with 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 the blender, so you'll need to buy it with a package if you want that option.
How much is a NutriBullet?
NutriBullets range from £50 to around £150 depending on the model, putting them in the mid to upper price range for a blender, although some super-premium blenders from brands such as Blendtec and Vitamix can cost more than £500.
Like other more expensive blenders, you tend to feel the difference in the build quality, and you'll get BPA-free plastic cups. The more you pay, the more you'll get in terms of additional accessories, power and capacity. But you won't necessarily get a better blender, as we've found that a higher price doesn't always equal smoother results.
Find the best blender for your budget, and compare the best lower-priced blenders, with our blender reviews.
Where to buy a NutriBullet
You'll be able to buy a NutriBullet in most high street shops, online stores or supermarkets.
You shouldn't need to pay more than £60 for the original NutriBullet 600 – anything less than this is a relatively good price.
The following popular online retailers sell NutriBullets:
Amazon stocks a wide selection of NutriBullet models, including the entry-level NutriBullet 600 at around £50.
Argos sells NutriBullet blenders and smoothie makers. At the time of writing, its cheapest NutriBullet model is the 1000 Series at £100.
Currys has a selection of NutriBullet blenders available in various colours to suit your style.
Very stocks various NutriBullet models including the £70 NutriBullet Baby.
Find out which appliance retailers are rated highly by Which? members with our expert guide on the best and worst shops.
NutriBullet vs Breville, Nutri Ninja and Sage
The NutriBullet has become a popular choice for smoothie fans, but there are plenty of rival options.
Competing brands such as Breville, Nutri Ninja, Philips and Sage sell personal blenders in the style of the original NutriBullet, as well as larger blenders with vacuum blending, which is claimed to keep ingredients fresher and make smoothies smoother. Others focus on quiet blending, or include attachments for other jobs, making them more like a mini food processor.
NutriBullet claims its blenders are more thorough than others at breaking down food, but we've found some rivals that got higher scores in our tough blending tests, as well as some excellent cheaper alternatives for less than £50.
The popularity of mini blenders such as the NutriBullet has boomed over the past decade, but they won't be the best option for everyone. It's worth considering your needs before you buy, for example how much you want to make in one go, and whether you just want to make simple smoothies, or more elaborate creations.
There are several alternatives to consider:
Jug blenders can whip up smoothies, sauces, dips, crushed ice and more. Loaded from the top and operated using buttons on the base, they tend to have a larger capacity, so you can make a whole round of smoothies, rather than just one or two servings.
Juicersextract the liquid from fruit and veg to make a fresh drink. They can be good if you want to squeeze in more veg such as carrots into your drinks, but you do lose the fibre.
Soup makers have a heating element that cooks the food you blend in the jug. They're good for hands-off soup making, and many can make smoothies as well.