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1 October 2020

Nutribullet - is it worth it?

Nutribullet blenders are a popular choice, but is a Nutribullet really the best option for you?
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Aaron West

Ever since the original Nutribullet 600 burst onto the scene in 2014, Nutribullets have become a popular choice for smoothie fans. But there are plenty of rival options now, so how does Nutribullet measure up?

Unlike traditional jug blenders, Nutribullets have a small 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 also come with 'sports lids' that allow you to convert the blending cup into a travel mug so you can take your smoothie on the go. 

The range varies from compact single-portion models to full-sized jug blenders, but as Nutribullet has expanded, so has its competition, so you may find an alternative brand suits your needs better.

Just want to get straight to our independent reviews and compare all the latest models side-by-side? Head to our blender reviews.

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How good are Nutribullet blenders?

We've tested all the Nutribullet blenders, so you can see how they fare against each other and the competition with our impartial reviews. Every blender goes through the same barrage of tough tests, including blending tricky ingredients such as frozen fruit, nuts and leafy greens.  

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Nutribullet Blenders

Nutribullet Balance

Nutribullet Balance

£149.99
Reviewed

The Balance is the first Nutribullet with smart features. With nutrition tracking, Nutribullet claims you can keep a close eye on how many calories, vitamins and minerals are in your smoothie creations. Find out whether this feature lives up to expectations, and whether the Balance justifies its hefty price tag.

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Nutribullet 1000 Series

Nutribullet 1000 Series

£99.99
Reviewed

The 1000 Series is another addition to the burgeoning Nutribullet family. It has a stainless steel travel cup which is designed to keep your smoothies ice-cold. Find out if this, combined with the 1000W motor, make for the perfect personal blender.

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Nutribullet 600

Nutribullet 600

£51.00
Reviewed

The original little blender with the huge claims - it 'literally pulverises everything' according to the makers. It's a great size if you're making a smoothie for one or two, but how smooth are they really?

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Nutribullet 1200 Series

Nutribullet 1200 Series

£219.00
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Yet another incarnation of the Nutribullet - this time with a bigger, 1200W motor, a couple of large cups and two automatic programmes. Find out if the extra investment makes for great quality blends.

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Nutribullet Rx

Nutribullet Rx

£119.00
Reviewed

Twice as heavy as the Nutribullet 600 and more than double the price, the Rx makes hot soup from scratch in seven minutes, but does the extra motor power translate to super-smooth results?

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Nutribullet Pro 900

Nutribullet Pro 900

£79.99
Reviewed

This is the bigger 'Pro' version of the original Nutribullet 600 - boasting a more powerful motor and larger cup sizes - but is bigger actually better in the world of mini-blending?

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Nutribullet vs Nutri Ninja, Sage, Breville and other brands

Rival brands, such as Nutri Ninja, Sage, Breville and Philips sell both personal blenders in the style of the original Nutribullets, as well as multi-tasking larger blenders with features such as vacuum blending, 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 do a more thorough job than other blenders of breaking down foods, but we've found some rivals that scored better in our tough blending tests, as well as some excellent cheap alternatives for less than £50.

Best Nutribullet alternatives

Our blender reviews reveal the best value options and the best blenders overall, but we've picked out some of our favourite Nutribullet alternatives here.

Logged-in members can see the products revealed below. Some of these cost less than £50, so you could make a real saving while still getting super smoothies and soup. 

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The best Nutribullet alternatives

Sage The Boss To Go BPB550BAL

Sage The Boss To Go BPB550BAL

£109.00
Reviewed

A compact power blender from the Sage range of premium kitchen gadgets. It's got a powerful 1,000W motor and comes with two 500ml high-grade plastic blending cups with travel lids. These and the blades are dishwasher-safe.

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Breville Blend Active Pro Food Prep Blender VBL212

Breville Blend Active Pro Food Prep Blender VBL212

£47.28
Reviewed

The Breville Blend Active Pro VBL212 is a mini blender with a difference; it comes with not just a blending cup, but also a food preparation cup and even a mini grinding mill for spices, nuts and coffee beans.

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Nutri Ninja FreshVac Personal Blender BL580UKV

Nutri Ninja FreshVac Personal Blender BL580UKV

£95.00
Reviewed

An innovative vacuum blender from big-name manufacturer Nutri Ninja. It has a regular personal cup blender design, but comes with a unique additional FreshVac pump that takes six AA batteries, which are included in the box.

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Philips HR2605/81 Daily Mini Blender

Philips HR2605/81 Daily Mini Blender

£59.83
Reviewed

A 350W blender from Philips that comes with a glass jug, a plastic blending cup and a mini chopper cup.

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Are cheap blenders worth considering?

In a word, yes. We've seen some budget blenders sail through our tests with high marks and become Best Buys. Some of the cheapest blenders on test have out-blended much pricier rivals whilst also being quiet and easy to use. However, not all cheap blenders are a good bet, we've also uncovered some real duds too.

Find the best blender for your budget, and compare the best cheap blenders, with our blender reviews.

For more on choosing the right blender, see our full blender buying guide.

Jug blenders, juicers, and soup makers

Mini blenders such as the Nutribullet have boomed in popularity over the last decade, but they won't be the best option for everyone. It's worth considering your needs before you buy, such as how much you want to make in one go, and whether you just want to make simple smoothies, or more elaborate creations.

Some alternatives include:

  • Jug blenders - able to whip up smoothies, sauces, dips, crushed ice and whatever other blended produce you desire. 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.
  • Juicers extract 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 which cooks the food that you blend in the jug. They're good for hands-off soup making and many can also make smoothies too.

For more on the pros and cons of each, and how to choose, see our guide to juicers, blenders and soup makers.

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