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. You can then drink directly from a bullet blender's jar, thanks to the generally included lip ring or to-go lid. 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 so you can 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 no problem. 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.
If you're looking to spend less and don't mind a slightly less convenient design, you may prefer the Ninja Fit. This compact personal blender can make smoothies without leaving leafy bits and grains leftover in the final mix. However, you have to press down on the jar constantly for the blender to run. It also takes longer to process ingredients, so overall it's a bit less user-friendly. The two jars also have a smaller 16-ounce capacity. That said, it's smaller and lighter than the NutriBullet Pro+. It's decently well-built and has resealable lids for each jar.
The blender is easier 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. If a 16-ounce jar is too small or you want more jars, the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus is more expensive but has a similar design and performance and comes with three 20-ounce jars. However, the Fit's jars seem sturdier and don't feel as prone to opening accidentally.
The best mid-range bullet blender we've tested is the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101. This mid-range option isn't as well-built as the Ninja Fit, and it's also a bit less versatile since it can't crush ice without liquid in the jar. However, it's similarly fantastic at processing fibrous ingredients and produces silky, well-blended smoothies with additions like kale or blueberries. There are 13 and 15-ounce jars included for smoothies and shakes, plus a 4-ounce short cup for small batches of salsa or salad dressing.
There are cup rings for the smoothie jars, so you can easily use them as drinking cups at home. There's also one to-go lid included. It's not recommended to use it to crush ice without liquid in the jar, like most Magic Bullet and NutriBullet blenders. It's not as easy to clean as the Ninja Fit, and while its jars and lids are dishwasher-safe, you need to clean the blade assembly by hand. However, you might find it easier to use since the jar locks into place, meaning you don't need to push down on it constantly to blend.
If you're looking for a cheap, small blender, the Magic Bullet Mini is a great option. It's usually a little cheaper than the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101 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 push down on the jar constantly to blend.
It comes with one jar suitable for smoothies, with a relatively small 13-ounce capacity. There aren't any to-go lids included, but it comes with 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. It's not meant for crushing ice without liquid in the jar. Although it can ultimately produce good nut butter, it's hard to use to process hard ingredients and thick mixtures. The jars and lids are dishwasher-safe, but the blades are not.
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.
Jul 29, 2022: Reorganized the picks and added the NutriBullet Pro+ as the 'Best Upper Mid-Range Bullet Blender'.
May 27, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best bullet-style 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.