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The 4 Best NutriBullet And Magic Bullet Blenders of 2023 Reviews

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NutriBullet and Magic Bullet are blender brands specializing in bullet or personal blenders. While they're marketed as separate brands, both are owned by the same parent company, Capital Brands. They're mainly intended for smoothies, protein shakes, and other blended beverages. Magic Bullet's claim to fame is releasing the first bullet-style blender in 2003, and NutriBullet was released later as a more powerful version. When it comes to personal blenders, Magic Bullets are usually cheaper but similarly designed overall, so if you're considering a NutriBullet personal blender but want something cheaper, check out Magic Bullet.

Most blenders from these brands don't stand out from other multi-purpose blenders, but they generally perform very well when processing fibrous ingredients, which is important for smooth fruit smoothies and well-blended sauces and soups. Most come with cup rings or to-go lids, so you can drink directly from the jar or take your smoothie on the go.

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Compared to other brands


  • Smooth smoothies. Most NutriBullet and Magic Bullet blenders are fantastic for processing smoothie ingredients like leafy greens and fruits, meaning you can blend a blueberry smoothie with virtually no unprocessed bits left over.
  • Great for single-serves. Most models come with blending jars that double as cups. There are usually cup rings included, which are plastic rings that screw onto the jars and make them more pleasant to drink from. Some models come with to-go lids, meaning you can bring your smoothie on the go.
  • Easy to use. Their bullet design means you don't need to worry about modes and blending programs. Most personal models are operated by docking the jar on the motor base with the blades attached, then pushing down to pulse or twisting it into place for a longer blend. Similar personal blenders from other brands, like the Ninja Fit, require you to push down on the jar constantly to blend, which is a less convenient design.
  • No ice crushing. With a few exceptions, NutriBullet and Magic Bullet blenders can't crush ice unless there's liquid in the jar. It isn't a big deal for recipes like smoothies since you can still blend ice cubes with other ingredients. Still, it limits the blenders' versatility compared to other personal blenders.
  • Blade assembly not dishwasher-safe. It's a small detail, but if you want to clean your blender in the dishwasher, you might find it annoying that NutriBullet and Magic Bullet blenders usually have dishwasher-safe jars and lids but come with blade assemblies that have to be hand-washed.

NutriBullet vs Ninja

Ninja makes a variety of personal blenders that are in the same price range as NutriBullet's. The brand dominates our best personal blenders list, partly because Ninja blenders don't have NutriBullet's downsides: they can crush ice and come with dishwasher-safe blades. They also tend to be better built. However, most Ninja models have very sharp blades that require careful handling. You may prefer a NutriBullet if you mostly make smoothies and protein shakes or if you're looking for a quieter blender.

NutriBullet vs Vitamix

Some NutriBullet and Magic Bullet models rival more expensive Vitamix models when processing fibrous ingredients, meaning they can produce an equally silky smoothie with fruit or leafy greens. However, Vitamix blenders are generally significantly better-built and more versatile than NutriBullet models, even full-size ones.

NutriBullet and Magic Bullet primarily make personal blenders intended for drinks like smoothies. They have a straightforward design, a simple dock-and-push control scheme and are generally well-suited for processing fruits and veggies into a smooth puree. However, most can't crush ice and aren't particularly well-built or premium-feeling blenders.

Best NutriBullet Blenders


  1. Best NutriBullet Blender

    The best NutriBullet that we've tested is the NutriBullet Pro 900. Like you'd expect from a good bullet blender, this model really shines when it comes to making single-serve drinks like smoothies. It comes with a pair of 32-ounce jars, along with matching to-go lids, cup rings, and another set of cup rings with handles. It can make an extremely smooth blend with all kinds of smoothie recipes, since it does a better job of pureeing fibrous ingredients like kale and fruit skin than other similarly priced NutriBullets like the NutriBullet Pro+. The blender is operated by pushing down on the jar, but you don't need to push down constantly to blend.

    It's a great choice for making smaller batches of nut butter or hummus, as it's very easy to use and produces a smooth, spreadable blend. Like all bullet blenders from NutriBullet that we've tested, it's not meant for crushing ice without liquid in its jar though. While the jar and lids are dishwasher-safe, the blade assembly isn't, which is typical for NutriBullet and Magic Bullet blenders. On the upside, it's decently easy to clean by hand, although you need to use a sponge to clean some parts, like the grooves around the lip of the jar. 

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  2. Best Mid-Range Magic Bullet Blender

    Since most NutriBullet-brand blenders are around the same price or more expensive than the NutriBullet 900, if you want something cheaper, it's a good idea to take a look at a Magic Bullet. The best mid-range option we've tested is the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101. This bullet blender isn't as powerful, but it weighs about half as much and takes up less space on your counter. While it's not quite as good at blending fibrous ingredients, it still makes an incredibly smooth blend with smoothie additions like fruit and leafy greens. It's also decently easy to use for purposes like making dips, spreads, and nut butter.

    It comes with a 15-ounce jar, a 13-ounce cup with a handle, and a 4-ounce container for smaller recipes like dip or salsa. There are storage lids and cup rings included for both bigger jars, plus one resealable to-go lid for the 15-ounce jar. If you don't plan to use the blending jar as a travel cup or worry that the cup rings will take up drawer space, you might prefer the Magic Bullet Essential, which is an identical blender that only comes with the motor base, one jar, and the blade assembly. As is usual for NutriBullet and Magic Bullet, the blades need to be cleaned by hand, and neither blender can crush ice without liquid in the jar.

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  3. Best Budget Magic Bullet Blender

    The best budget Magic Bullet blender we've tested is the Magic Bullet Mini. Depending on where you buy it, this model might not be much cheaper than the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101, but it's also worth considering if you're looking for a small option. True to its name, it's smaller and lighter than the previous picks on this list. It's also less powerful, and it's the first blender recommended here that isn't suitable for tough tasks like making nut butter. It can make superb fruit smoothies with very few bits of kale or fruit skin left over. It does take longer to process the ingredients, though.

    There's one 13-ounce jar included with a matching cup ring and storage lid. There's also an 8-ounce jar that's a little small for smoothies but can help with small batches of sauce or salad dressing. However, this model doesn't come with a to-go lid. Its build quality feels plasticky and not particularly durable.

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  4. Best NutriBullet Full-Size Blender

    The best NutriBullet blender with a full-size design that we've tested is the NutriBullet Rx. This blender looks like a bigger version of the NutriBullet 900, but the size isn't the only thing that sets it apart. You can use it to heat room-temperature ingredients as they blend, so it can help make a quick batch of warm recipes like tomato soup. However, it's not meant for processing already-hot ingredients directly from a pot or pan. You can use the 32-ounce main jar to crush ice (without liquid in the jar) to add to cocktails or for drinks like slushies. It can also easily blend thicker mixtures, like smoothie bowls or hummus.

    There are three jars included: the 32-ounce pitcher for heating ingredients, plus a 40-ounce and 24-ounce jar similar to what comes with NutriBullet's personal blenders. All the jars have handles, but there isn't a resealable to-go lid, which is disappointing if you want to take your blends out of the house. If you're looking for a more conventional full-size blender, you might prefer the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo. It has a bigger 64-ounce capacity in its main jar that you can use for hot blending. It also comes with a pair of personal jars for smoothies, along with to-go lids. However, it can't crush ice without liquid in the jar and has a hard time blending hard ingredients like nuts.

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Magic Bullet

Magic Bullet sells three models of personal blenders: the original Magic Bullet MBR-1101, the smaller Magic Bullet Mini, and the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express, which is a combo food processor/blender. The Kitchen Express variant we tested is sold with a blending jar, but sometimes it only comes with food processing accessories.

NutriBullet 

NutriBullet sells a range of personal blenders. Models like the NutriBullet Pro+ and NutriBullet 900 are like bigger, more powerful versions of Magic Bullet's personal blenders. Unlike Magic Bullet, NutriBullet offers a selection of full-size blenders that offer different features, like hot blending. They don't have a personal blender/food processor combo. However, they make a few 'Speciality' blenders, including the NutriBullet GO, a battery-powered personal blender, and the NutriBullet Immersion Blender, a hand blender meant for hot blending directly in a pot or pan.

Each brand also sells a variety of other kitchen appliances, including an air fryer from Magic Bullet and a juicer from NutriBullet.

Conclusion

NutriBullet and Magic Bullet make a variety of personal and full-size blenders that are very well-suited for making smoothies and other recipes with fibrous ingredients.

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