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NutriBullet GO Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Feb 09, 2023 at 09:42 am
Latest change: Writing modified Jul 05, 2023 at 11:27 am
NutriBullet GO Picture
4.4
Multi-Purpose
6.1
Smoothies (Single Serving)
4.5
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
1.1
Ice Crushing
2.3
Soups
3.6
Professional Use

The NutriBullet GO is a battery-powered personal blender meant for blending drinks like smoothies wherever you are, like after a workout or during your lunch break at work. It's a budget-friendly option, and its design is light and small enough to fit in most bags or backpacks. It comes with a small 13-ounce jar and a lid with a carrying strap. It's well-built, but none of its components are dishwasher-safe.

Our Verdict

4.4 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 crushing ice or blending hot ingredients, but on the plus side, it has a good build quality.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Quiet and portable.
Cons
  • Not very versatile.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Can't crush ice.
6.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The NutriBullet GO isn't bad for single-serve smoothies. It's a battery-powered blender meant for making drinks like smoothies on the go but doesn't perform as well as many plug-in blenders when blending fibrous ingredients like kale and fruit. Still, it's easy to use and has a light, compact design.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Quiet and portable.
Cons
  • Makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Can't crush ice.
4.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The NutriBullet GO isn't designed for making multiple servings of smoothies since its blending jar has a small 13-ounce capacity, so it can only blend one serving at a time. It also struggles to fully blend fibrous ingredients, so smoothies with kale or pineapple have unprocessed bits left over.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Quiet and portable.
Cons
  • Makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Can't crush ice.
1.1 Ice Crushing

This blender isn't intended for crushing ice, according to the manufacturer.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Not very versatile.
  • Can't crush ice.
2.3 Soups

You can't use the NutriBullet GO blender to blend hot ingredients, so it's not really suitable for soup. It has a small capacity and can't make a smooth blend with fibrous ingredients, so even if you're working with small batches of cool ingredients, it makes a grainy broccoli or kale soup.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients.
  • Can't crush ice.
3.6 Professional Use

The NutriBullet GO isn't intended for professional use. It's battery-powered, limiting how often you can use it, has a small capacity, and isn't very powerful. It's not bad at making smoothies with fibrous ingredients but doesn't completely process fibrous ingredients like kale.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Not very versatile.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • Can't crush ice.
  • 4.4 Multi-Purpose
  • 6.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 4.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 1.1 Ice Crushing
  • 2.3 Soups
  • 3.6 Professional Use
  1. Updated Jul 05, 2023: Compared its lid design with the Xibonol Portable Blender's.
  2. Updated Jun 01, 2023: Added a note that the Fresh Juice Portable Blender has a slightly bigger capacity.
  3. Updated Feb 09, 2023: Checked that the text is up to date.
  4. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  5. Updated Feb 22, 2022: Retested 'Almond ฮ’utter'. The score was updated from 0 to 5.
  6. Updated Mar 15, 2021: Review published.
  7. Updated Mar 11, 2021: Early access published.
  8. Updated Mar 05, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  9. Updated Mar 05, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  10. Updated Feb 14, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This blender is available in a few different color variants: 'Black', 'Red', 'Silver', and 'Gray'. We tested the 'Black' variant, but our results will be valid for the other colors. 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, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The NutriBullet GO cordless blender is a portable, cordless personal blender. It's very small and light and makes a smoothie a little quicker than the BlendJet 2, a similar battery-powered blender. It's also very quiet. It comes with a 13-ounce jar that you can only fill to about 10 ounces, which some may find is on the small side for drinks.

If you want to see other blender options, look at our lists of the best personal blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best NutriBullet and Magic Bullet blenders.

BlendJet 2

The NutriBullet GO is a bit better than the BlendJet 2. Both models are battery-powered blenders that don't perform the best when blending fibrous ingredients, but the GO takes less time to blend a smoothie with kale or blueberries. On the other hand, the BlendJet is easier to clean by hand and comes in a huge variety of different colors and patterns.

Magic Bullet Mini

The Magic Bullet Mini is a better blender than the NutriBullet GO for most purposes. It makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale, meaning it can produce silkier smoothies. It's also more capable of processing hard ingredients like nuts. On the other hand, the NutriBullet is a battery-powered blender, so you may prefer it if you're looking for something portable.

PopBabies Portable Blender

The PopBabies Portable Blender is better than the NutriBullet GO for most purposes. It makes much better almond butter and smoothies and can crush mini ice cubes, while the NutriΒullet shouldn't be used to make crushed ice at all, according to the manufacturer. It's also dishwasher-safe. On the other hand, the NutriΒullet has removable blades, making it easier to clean by hand.

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.

Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender

The Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Rechargeable Personal Blender is better than the NutriBullet GO. The Cuisinart has a better blending performance since it makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients. It can handle crushing ice and making nut butter, although it's not easy or fun to use for that purpose. However, the NutriBullet is smaller, lighter, and quieter, so you may prefer if you want both the jar and the motor base to be very portable.

NutriBullet Pro 900

The NutriBullet GO is a battery-powered personal blender, and the NutriBullet Pro 900 is a conventional plug-in blender. The Pro 900 is more powerful and versatile since it can easily handle tough tasks like making nut butter and makes a silkier smoothie with fruit or greens. On the other hand, the GO is meant to be portable. It's small and light, and you can use it to make a fairly well-blended smoothie during your lunch break or when you're traveling.

Xibonol Portable Blender

The NutriBullet GO is better than the Xibonol Portable Blender. It's sturdier and blends ingredients more quickly. It can also make a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale and fruit, which is important for well-blended smoothies. It's marginally quieter. However, it has a smaller 13oz capacity than the Xibonol's 16oz capacity. The Xibonol is also easier to clean by hand.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Personal Blender
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

It's a small battery-powered blender. It's a little bit smaller and lighter than the BlendJet 2. It can fit into a purse or a bag, and you can easily store it on your kitchen counter or in a drawer.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

It has a good build quality. The plastic it's made 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, ensuring the blender can't start unless the jar is screwed into place. However, the cover for the USB charging port feels flimsy and as if it could tear after a while.

1.1
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
13.0 oz (384 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

The jar has an overall capacity of 13oz but a 'Max Fill' indication at 10 ounces. It's very small, even compared to other small portable personal blenders like the Fresh Juice Portable Blender, which has a 13oz blending capacity.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
No

The jar and lid are made of plastic and aren't dishwasher-safe.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
4
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender has four blades. You can't remove them from the motor base, and they must be hand-washed.

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

This blender comes with a screw-on lid for its jar. There's a built-in nylon carrying strap. It doesn't have a drinking spout or come with a straw, unlike the Xibonol Portable Blender.

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

It comes with a USB-C to USB-A charging cable. According to the manufacturer, it takes less than three hours to fully charge. A full charge provides up to 20 blending cycles that last for 30 seconds each. You can't use the blender while it's charging, unlike the PopBabies Portable Blender.

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
6.3
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.0

It's not bad for small batches of fibrous ingredients. Each blending cycle lasts for 30 seconds, and you need to run multiple cycles for the best results, but it doesn't overheat as quickly as the BlendJet 2 if you don't rest between cycles. For the best results, it's a good idea to shake the blender once or twice to encourage the unprocessed pieces toward the blades. However, even if you blend for several minutes, the result is a grainy, non-uniform puree with some stringy pieces of kale left over.

6.3
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.0

Since it has such a small 13-ounce capacity, you'll probably fill it to make a single-serve smoothie, so the result is the same.

0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
N/A
Crushed Ice Texture
N/A

This blender isn't intended for crushing ice without liquid in the jar, according to the manual.

4.4
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
5.0
Nut Butter Texture
4.0

It's not good for making nut butter. It can grind nuts into a paste after about five minutes of blending, and if you frequently and vigorously shake the jar. However, the final result is dry, grainy, and not very spreadable.

8.7
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
79.3 dB

Like most battery-powered blenders, it's very quiet compared to most conventional personal blenders, even relatively quiet ones like the Magic Bullet Mini.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
18,000 RPM
Max Speed
18,000 RPM
Power
60 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

Like most personal blenders, it has only one speed setting, so you can't fine-tune the speed for certain recipes.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
No
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

Double-pressing the button on the motor base starts a 30-second blending cycle. Unlike the BlendJet 2, it doesn't have a pulse mode, and it's a bit harder to manually pulse than with most blenders since you need to double-press to turn it on or off. The manufacturer says not to run more than two blending cycles in a row without letting the motor rest in between.

7.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

This blender is decently easy to clean. Running it with soap and water in the jar takes care of most residue, but you still need to use a brush to scrub around the blades and the inside of the jar. The jar is small and narrow, so you may need a brush with a handle if you can't reach the bottom by hand.