NutriBullet GO Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Mar 15, 2021 at 07:19 am
NutriBullet GO Picture
3.1
Multi-Purpose
4.8
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
3.1
Ice Crushing
3.9
Soups
3.0
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
60 W

The NutriBullet GO is a battery-powered personal blender intended to be used on-the-go, like after a gym workout or during your lunch break at work. It's very light, quiet, and small enough to fit in most bags or backpacks. Unfortunately, it makes disappointing smoothies, and while it comes with a 13-ounce jar, it's only supposed to be filled to 10 ounces, which some may find limiting. This blender also really struggles to process almonds and isn't intended for ice crushing or hot blending. On the plus side, it has a good build quality and is available in a few different colors.

Our Verdict

3.1 Multi-Purpose

The NutriBullet GO is bad for multi-purpose use. It makes a disappointing, leafy smoothie and can't crush almonds into a smooth, spreadable butter. It's also not intended for ice crushing or blending hot ingredients, but on the plus side, it has a good build quality.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Quiet and portable.
Cons
  • Struggles to blend almonds.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Makes poor smoothies.
4.8 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The NutriBullet GO is poor for making smoothies and protein shakes. While it has a good build quality, it produces leafy, foamy smoothies and isn't intended for ice crushing. However, it's small and portable, which is nice if you like to bring your smoothies with you on-the-go, and it's usually quite easy to clean.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Quiet and portable.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Makes poor smoothies.
  • Not intended for ice-crushing.
3.1 Ice Crushing

The NutriBullet GO isn't intended for crushing ice, according to the manufacturer.

3.9 Soups

The NutriBullet GO can't be used to blend hot ingredients.

3.0 Professional Use

The NutriBullet GO is a bad choice for professional use. It has a good build quality but can't make crushed ice or smooth almond butter, and its jar has a very small capacity. It also makes disappointing, leafy smoothies, but on the plus side, it's usually quite easy to clean.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Quiet and portable.
Cons
  • Struggles to blend almonds.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Makes poor smoothies.
  • 3.1 Multi-Purpose
  • 4.8 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 3.1 Ice Crushing
  • 3.9 Soups
  • 3.0 Professional Use

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Width 3.2" (8.2 cm)
Depth 3.2" (8.2 cm)
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The Nutribullet GO is a very compact personal blender. It's intended to be portable and is much smaller than the NutriBullet Pro. It can fit into a purse or a bag, and you can also easily store it on your kitchen counter or in a drawer.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The NutriBullet GO has a good build quality. The plastic it's made out of doesn't look very premium, but it has anti-slip pads under its motor base and the blades feel sturdily attached. The rim of the base has a safety feature built-in which ensures the blender can't start unless the jar is screwed into place. However, the cover to the USB charging port feels flimsy and as if it could tear after a while.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
13.0 oz (384.5 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
0.2 lbs (0.1 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender comes with a 13-ounce main jar, but it has a max fill line at 10 ounces. It's not dishwasher-safe, so it should be washed by hand with soap and water.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
No Additional Jar
Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender has four blades, two horizontal ones and two that point slightly upwards. They can't be removed from the motor base and should be hand-washed.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

This blender comes with a screw-on lid for its jar that has a built-in nylon carrying strap.

Design
Power Cord
Stow Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
1.6 ft (0.5 m)

This blender is battery-operated. It comes with a USB-C to USB-A charging cable. According to the manufacturer, it takes less than three hours to fully charge and provides up to 20 30-second blending cycles before the battery dies, but we don't currently test this. The blender can't be used while it's charging.

Design
In The Box

  • NutriBullet GO motor base
  • 13 oz jar
  • To-go lid
  • Blade cover
  • USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Manual

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
18,000 RPM
Max Speed
18,000 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
67.3 dB
On/Off Toggle
No

This blender has one speed setting. It's quiet and about as fast as the BlendJet 2. Push the power button twice to start a blending cycle, which lasts for 30 seconds before the blender automatically shuts off. You can simulate a pulse mode by pressing the power button twice to start it and then once to turn it off again, but you need to do it repeatedly.

Note: According to the manufacturer, you shouldn't run more than two consecutive blending cycles without letting the blender rest in between.

0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 10 min
Texture
Failed To Process
Spreadability
Failed To Process
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
Yes

This blender is terrible for making almond butter. The blades can't process the nuts properly, and it can cause them to jam up, so you get a mix of dry powder and whole almonds.

5.0
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Preparation Time
< 5 min
Texture
Foamy and Leafy

This blender is poor for making smoothies. It incorporates frozen banana chunks without much of an issue but struggles with fibrous greens like kale and makes a foamy, leafy smoothie. You may need to shake it a few times while blending to help all of the ingredients get caught by the blades.

0
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
No Other Jar
Preparation Time
N/A
Texture
No Other Jar
0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
0 min
Ice Quality
Not Intended Use

This blender isn't intended for crushing ice, according to its manual.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No
7.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Difficult

This blender is decently easy to clean. You can't put any part in the dishwasher, but if you've been working with liquidy ingredients like for a smoothie, the blades and jar are pretty easy to clean after giving them a quick rinse in water. It's a bit more difficult with sticky ingredients, as you may need to use a sponge or a brush to clean around the blade assembly and gasket. Because the blades are attached to the motor base, they can't be submerged in water.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
No
Additional Jugs
No
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
No
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
No
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
No

This blender doesn't have any extra features and can't be used for hot blending.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The NutriBullet GO blender is available in a few different color variants: 'Black', 'Red', 'Silver', and 'Gray'. We tested the 'Black' variant but expect our results to be valid for the other colors too. You can see the label for the unit we tested here. If you come across another variant or your blender is different, please let us know in the discussions below so that we can update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The NutriBullet GO is a portable, cordless personal blender. It's very small and light, but performs poorly for most uses and makes a disappointing smoothie. It's not as versatile as the battery-powered BlendJet 2, which makes better-textured smoothies and can crush ice. Also, like the Magic Bullet Mini, the NutriBullet GO comes with a 13-ounce jar that can only be filled to about 10 ounces, which some may find is on the small side for drinks. If you want to see other blender options, take a look at our lists of the best personal blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best mini blenders.

BlendJet 2

The BlendJet 2 is a better blender than the NutriBullet GO. Both models are battery-powered personal blenders, but the BlendJet makes a much better smoothie, and its jar has a larger capacity. It can also crush ice, although it doesn't have the best texture. On the other hand, the NutriBullet's design allows you to drink out of the jar without it being attached to the motor base, which some may prefer.

Magic Bullet Mini

The Magic Bullet Mini is a better blender for most uses than the NutriBullet GO. The Magic Bullet makes significantly better smoothies and almond butter and comes with a small additional jar. On the other hand, the NutriBullet GO has a better build quality, and it's cordless, so you may prefer it if you're looking for a portable blender.

NutriBullet Pro

The NutriBullet Pro is a better blender for most uses than the NutriBullet GO. The Pro makes decent almond butter and incredible, silky smoothies. Its jar also has a much larger capacity of 32 ounces. However, the GO is a very small, portable, battery-powered blender, and it also feels more sturdy.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is better for most purposes than the NutriBullet GO. The Ninja can crush ice and comes with three differently-sized jars with to-go lids. It’s also much better at making smoothies and almond butter. It’s easier to clean when you’re working with sticky ingredients, and its blade assemblies, jars, and lids dishwasher-safe. However, the NutriBullet is a more compact blender with a much better build quality.

BELLA Rocket Blender

The BELLA Rocket Blender is a somewhat better blender than the NutriBullet GO. Neither blender can crush ice or make almond butter, and both have a small capacity, but the BELLA produces a much better smoothie. It also comes with two additional jars. However, the NutriBullet is a very lightweight, battery-powered blender, so you may prefer it if you're looking for something portable. It also has a better build quality.

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