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NutriBullet Immersion Blender Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 12, 2022 at 09:24 am
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6.9
Multi-Purpose
6.5
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.1
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
5.5
Ice Crushing
9.0
Soups
7.9
Professional Use

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a decently well-built immersion blender with a dial you can use to adjust the blending speed. It has a long blending shaft you can use to blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or dutch oven. There's no jar included, but it does come with a whisk attachment. The blade assembly isn't dishwasher safe, but it's still very easy to clean in most cases.

Our Verdict

6.9 Multi-Purpose

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is alright for multi-purpose use. You can use it to blend hot ingredients for soups, sauces, and purees. It takes a while to process fibrous vegetables and hard ingredients like nuts but can produce smooth nut butter and a decently well-blended kale smoothie. It has a whisk attachment for making whipped cream or stirring salad dressing. That said, it doesn't come with a jar for blending. It's not good for crushing ice, like most immersion blenders. It's easy to clean by hand but isn't dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Adjustable blending speed.
Cons
  • Doesn't come with a jar.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
6.5 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is okay for single-serve smoothies. There's no jar included for blending, but if you have your own, you can use it to make a decently well-blended smoothie. However, it doesn't completely process fibrous elements like leafy greens or fruit skin, so your smoothie will be a bit grainy if you add something like kale. Still, it's well-built and very easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to clean by hand.
Cons
  • Doesn't come with a jar.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
7.1 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is decent for making multiple servings of smoothies. It doesn't come with a jar, but if you blend in your own container, it can make an acceptably smooth puree with fibrous ingredients. However, if you add kale or fruit like blueberries, your smoothie will have unprocessed bits left over. It also takes a while to process fibrous ingredients.

5.5 Ice Crushing

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender isn't good for crushing ice. It struggles to crush more than a few ice cubes at once and isn't easy to use for this purpose.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
Cons
  • Ice can build up under blades.
9.0 Soups

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a fantastic choice for making soups. You can use it to process hot ingredients directly in the pot or pan. It can make a fairly smooth puree with fibrous ingredients. Recipes with tough ingredients like kale or broccoli may be slightly grainy, but it'll make a smoother blend with cooked vegetables or softer ingredients like carrots. This blender is also decently well-built and very easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Can hot blend.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
7.9 Professional Use

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is very good for professional use. It's meant for blending hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan and can make a fairly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like kale. It can also make fantastic, spreadable nut butter, although its immersion design means it's not the easiest to use for that purpose. It's also very easy to clean and decently well-built. However, it's not dishwasher-safe, and you may want a sturdier model for use in a professional setting.

Pros
  • Decent build quality.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • 6.9 Multi-Purpose
  • 6.5 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.1 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 5.5 Ice Crushing
  • 9.0 Soups
  • 7.9 Professional Use
  1. Updated Dec 12, 2022: Revised text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Aug 24, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Apr 27, 2021: Review published.
  4. Updated Apr 23, 2021: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is available in one color, 'Black', which we tested. 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 Immersion Blender is a versatile immersion blender. It makes a smoother puree with fibrous ingredients than many other immersion blenders we've tested, like the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender or the Braun MultiQuick 5. It's also easier to use for tough tasks like making nut butter. However, it doesn't come with a jar for blending. The blending arm isn't dishwasher-safe, but it's easy to clean by hand.

If you want to see other options, see our lists of the best immersion blenders, the best personal blenders, and the best blenders under $100.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender and the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender have different strengths. The NutriBullet is a more basic immersion blender that doesn't come with many accessories. It has a better build quality and makes a smoother puree with fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli, meaning you may prefer it for soups or smoothies. The KitchenAid comes with several jars and blades to help with different cooking tasks. There's a food processing bowl that makes it easier to use for nut butter and an additional blade assembly that helps it crush ice. It also comes with a whisk, a frother/beater attachment, and a jar you can use for blending.

KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender

The KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender is better than the NutriBullet Immersion Blender. It has a jar you can use for blending and a matching storage lid. It makes a smoother puree with fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli. It's also much quieter when it's running. The NutriBullet has a sturdier design and comes with a whisk attachment.

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better than the All-Clad KZ750DGT for most purposes. The NutriBullet is significantly better built and much quieter. It also comes with a whisk attachment. The All-Clad can make a smoother puree with ingredients like kale, meaning you may prefer it for recipes like smoothies.

Vitamix Immersion Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a better blender than the Vitamix Immersion Blender. The NutriBullet makes a smoother blend with ingredients like kale. It's quieter when it's running and comes with a whisk attachment.

Mueller Ultra-Stick Hand Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better than the Mueller Ultra-Stick Hand Blender. The NutriBullet has a much better build quality and can handle tough ingredients like nuts. The Mueller comes with a whisk and a milk frother, while the NutriBullet only comes with a whisk. Unfortunately, it's badly built and prone to breaking.

Bamix Mono M133

You may prefer either the Bamix Mono M133 or the NutriBullet Immersion Blender. The Bamix is much sturdier and quieter. It comes with a jar you can use for blending and has whisk and beater blades in addition to its regular blending assembly. However, the NutriBullet does a better job of processing fibrous elements, so you may prefer it if you want to make silky-smooth recipes with ingredients like kale smoothies or broccoli soup.

Bamix The Original

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better than the Bamix The Original for most purposes. The NutriBullet does a much better job processing fibrous ingredients, which is important when you want smooth broccoli soup or a well-blended fruit smoothie. It can produce better results with tough tasks like making nut butter. However, you might prefer the much sturdier Bamix if durability is a priority. It's also much quieter when it's running.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Height
15.9" (40.5 cm)
Width 2.4" (6.2 cm)
Depth 3.1" (7.8 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
7.9" (20.0 cm)

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender has a long shaft that will easily reach the bottom of most pots and dutch ovens. You can easily keep it in a kitchen drawer when it's not in use, and the shaft is removable for easier storage.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

It has a decent build quality. It's mostly plastic, with a stainless steel blending shaft and a slightly rubberized grip on the handle. The blade shaft twists onto the motor base and feels solidly attached, although the mechanism's grooves are plastic, which may be less durable over time than metal. The buttons are clicky and rubberized, and the speed dial is easy to reach. The materials used feel solid but not particularly premium, so it's not as well-built as models like the Braun MultiQuick 9 or the Bamix Mono M133.

10
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
N/A
Additional Jar Capacity
N/A

It doesn't come with a jar or beaker.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
No Jar Included
Dishwasher Safe
No
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
2
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

The two blades are very sharp and fixed to the blending shaft. You can't remove them from the blending arm, which isn't dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No Lid Included
Lid Closing Type
No Lid Included
Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
5.2 ft (1.6 m)

This blender's power cord is quite long and will easily reach an outlet near your kitchen counter.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor body
  • Blending shaft
  • Whisk
  • Whisk holder
  • Manual

Performance
6.7
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Standard 1000 mL Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
5.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
7.0

It's okay for processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. It's not the most convenient for something like a single-serve smoothie since you need to hold the power button down to blend, and it takes longer to process ingredients like kale compared to many personal blenders, like the Ninja Fit. It makes a decently smooth puree, but there are visible unprocessed bits and grains in the final result.

6.4
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Standard 1000 mL Beaker
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
6.5

It's passable for bigger batches of fibrous ingredients. After around 3 minutes, it makes a fairly grainy puree that doesn't get smoother with more blending. Like other immersion blenders we've tested, it's not extremely convenient to use since you need to hold the power button and move the blending arm up and down in the container to keep the mixture moving. That said, unlike personal or full-size blenders, it's designed to let you blend hot ingredients directly in a pot or pan.

3.0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
3.0
Crushed Ice Texture
3.0

It isn't good for ice crushing. If you need to crush more than a couple of ice cubes, you need to work in small batches. Ice can get trapped under the blades, so you have to shake it loose between batches. It doesn't consistently process every ice cube, and it's not well-suited for crushing ice.

7.6
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
5.5
Nut Butter Texture
9.0

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is good for making nut butter. It can't handle as many ingredients at once compared to a full-size blender, so you need to work in smaller batches. It's also more work to use since you need to hold the power button down to blend and move the blending arm up and down more or less constantly. That said, it doesn't take too long to make fantastic nut butter with a little bit of crunchiness. It's more suitable for making nut butter than many immersion blenders we've tested, like the Vitamix Immersion Blender and the Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender.

7.2
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
93.2 dB

It's not particularly loud for an immersion blender, but we've tested quieter models, like the KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender and the Bamix Mono M133.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
9,900 RPM
Max Speed
14,800 RPM
Power
350 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

This blender has quite a few speeds and controls for an immersion blender. There are two buttons and a dial you can use to control the blending speed. You need to hold down one of the buttons to start blending. When you're holding the low-speed button, which is the top button, you can use the dial to fine-tune the speed. The other button runs the blender at maximum speed.

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

The controls consist of two buttons and a speed dial. You need to hold down one of the buttons to blend. When the low setting (I) is activated, you can adjust the speed with the dial. The high setting (II) runs the blender at its maximum speed. Like most immersion blenders, it doesn't have a button for pulse mode or any automatic blending programs.

8.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is very easy to clean. Running the blender in a container with soap and water takes care of some residue on the blending arm. Afterward, you need to wipe the blades and arm with a sponge, but it's quick and easy.

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