Bullet blenders are blenders with a single-serving jar shaped like a bullet. This jar is flipped upside-down to connect with the motor base, and you usually need to push the jar down to blend. Thanks to the generally included lip ring or to-go lid, you can then drink directly from a bullet blender's jar. Although Magic Bullet and NutriBullet are the brands most associated with this design, several other manufacturers produce similarly shaped and sometimes even better-performing blenders.
We've tested over 85 blenders, and below are our recommendations for the best bullet blenders. The blenders listed here are the best NutriBullet and Magic Bullet models and options from other brands with similar designs. If you're not set on that style, you can find a few more options for compact, single-serve blenders on our list of the best personal blenders. You might also be interested in the best budget blenders and the best blenders for smoothies.
The NutriBullet Pro 900 is the best bullet blender that we've tested. This blender is worth considering if you make smoothies and shakes with ingredients like leafy greens, fruit, and seeds. Even if you use stubborn fibrous ingredients, your drink will have virtually no grains or unprocessed bits left over. It comes with a pair of 32-ounce jars with matching cup rings and to-go lids to drink your smoothie from the jar. It's also a great option for making small batches of recipes like nut butter, hummus, and other spreads and dips.
It's easy to operate since you simply push down on the jar and rotate it to blend. However, you can't use it to crush ice without liquid in the jar, so it's not suitable for making crushed ice for cocktails or slushies, but a few ice cubes in your smoothie or shake recipe are fine. The blender is easy to clean by hand, and the jars and lids are dishwasher-safe. You need to clean the blade assembly by hand, though.
The best upper mid-range bullet blender we've tested is the ZWILLING ENFINIGY Personal Blender. This blender is around the same size as the NutriBullet, and just a bit heavier. Its design makes it stand out from similarly-priced options from popular brands like NutriBullet and Ninja, and you may prefer it just for its sleeker design and premium-looking 24oz jar. While it won't completely liquify leafy greens and fruit like our top pick, it will still do great with most smoothie recipes, so your drink won't be grainy or have leafy pieces left over.
It's extremely easy to use for recipes like nut butter, which is rare for a bullet-style blender and might come in handy if you make small batches of almond or peanut butter for protein shakes. You could use it to crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet, but it's not very good at it. If you want an ice-crushing bullet blender, you might prefer one of Ninja's personal blenders. However, compared to similarly-priced options from that brand, like the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ or the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus, the ZWILLING is quieter and takes less time to blend a smoothie.
You might prefer the Ninja Fit if you want to spend less and are okay with a slightly less convenient design. This compact personal blender can make smoothies without leaving leafy bits and grains leftover in the final mix. However, you must constantly press down on the jar for the blender to run. It's louder than the previous two picks and takes longer to process ingredients, making it less user-friendly. Still, it can handle tough tasks like making nut butter and crushing ice in small batches without a huge amount of effort on your part.
It's smaller and lighter than the ZWILLING ENFINIGY Personal Blender, making it easier to store and bring in and out of a cupboard when needed. It's decently well-built and has resealable lids for each of its 16oz jars. It's also very easy to clean by hand, and unlike the other blenders on this list, you can put the blade assembly along with the jars and lids in your dishwasher.
The Magic Bullet Mini is a great option if you're looking for a cheap, small blender. It's usually significantly cheaper than the Ninja Fit and is shorter and lighter, so it's worth considering if you don't have a lot of space in your kitchen. Despite its lower price, it makes smooth blends with fibrous ingredients, meaning it can make fantastic smoothies and shakes with ingredients like kale. It takes longer to make a single-serve smoothie, but you don't need to constantly push down on the jar to blend.
However, it's hard to use for recipes like nut butter and isn't intended for ice-crushing. It only comes with one jar suitable for smoothies and has a relatively small 13-ounce capacity. Unlike every other blender listed here, it doesn't come with a to-go lid, but it has a cup ring, which helps with drinking directly from the jar. There's also an eight-ounce cup for small amounts of dip or salad dressing. If you want a budget-friendly blender with more jars for smoothies, you might prefer the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101. It's not as small or quiet but comes with a couple of jars for single-serves, plus one resealable lid.
May 31, 2023: Added the Beast Health Blender to Notable Mentions.
Apr 05, 2023: Added the ZWILLING ENFINIGY Personal Blender as the 'Best Upper Mid-Range' pick. Removed the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101 because it's close to the same price as the Magic Bullet Mini.
Jan 24, 2023: Reorganized picks and removed the NutriBullet Rx to focus on personal-type bullet blenders. Added the NutriBullet 900 and moved the NutriBullet Pro+ to Notable Mentions. Added the Magic Bullet MBR-1101 as the 'Best Mid-Range' pick.
Nov 25, 2022: Updated text to add more information about the products' performances and checked that they are available.
Sep 27, 2022: Updated text for accuracy and to help make it easier for users to find what they're looking for.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best bullet blenders for most people. We factor in the price, feedback from our visitors, and availability.
If you'd like to do the work of choosing yourself, here's the list of all our reviews for personal blenders. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no blender is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.