NutriBullet Immersion Blender Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Apr 27, 2021 at 10:01 am
NutriBullet Immersion Blender Picture
7.4
Multi-Purpose
7.3
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
6.7
Ice Crushing
8.4
Soups
7.3
Professional Use
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Power
350 W

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a decently well-built 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, and it also makes good smoothies. It can even crush ice and make passable almond butter, but it's not ideal for those purposes. There's no jar included, but it does come with a whisk attachment, although we don't test it currently. The blade assembly isn't dishwasher safe, but it's still very easy to clean in most cases.

Our Verdict

7.4 Multi-Purpose

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is decent for multi-purpose use. You can use it to blend hot ingredients for soups, sauces, and purees. It also produces a good smoothie and crushed ice with an okay texture. While it doesn't come with a jar you can use for blending, there's a whisk attachment advertised for making foods like whipped cream, although we don't currently test it. The blade shaft isn't dishwasher-safe, but it's really easy to clean in most cases.

Pros
  • Makes good smoothies.
  • Adjustable blending speed.
Cons
  • Doesn't come with a jar.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
7.3 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a decent choice for making smoothies and shakes. It does a better job of processing raw leafy greens like kale than many of the immersion blenders we've tested and produces a good, although somewhat airy and grainy, smoothie. It also makes crushed ice with an okay texture, which is nice if you like to add it to your smoothies or make frozen drinks. It's really easy to clean, too, especially if you've been working with liquid ingredients.

Pros
  • Makes good smoothies.
  • Easy to clean by hand.
Cons
  • Doesn't come with a jar.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
6.7 Ice Crushing

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is alright for ice crushing. It's decently well-built and can process ice cubes reasonably quickly. It makes crushed ice with an okay texture, but you may need to rinse the blades under warm water to remove any ice build-up.

Pros
  • Makes okay crushed ice.
Cons
  • Ice can build up under blades.
8.4 Soups

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a great choice for making soups. You can use it for blending hot ingredients, like cooked vegetables, into soups and purees, and it can process raw leafy greens like kale into a good smoothie. The blade shaft is long enough to reach the bottom of most pots and dutch ovens, and the variable speed dial allows you to adjust the blending speed to suit your recipe.

Pros
  • Makes good smoothies.
  • Can hot blend.
Cons
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
7.3 Professional Use

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a decent choice for professional use. It has a fairly versatile performance since you can use it to make good smoothies as well as for hot blending. It's okay at crushing ice and even makes passable almond butter, although it doesn't fully process all the nuts. It's mostly made of plastic and feels decently solid but not particularly premium. While no part of it is dishwasher-safe, it's usually very easy to clean.

Pros
  • Makes good smoothies.
  • Decent build quality.
Cons
  • Doesn't make smooth almond butter.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • 7.4 Multi-Purpose
  • 7.3 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 6.7 Ice Crushing
  • 8.4 Soups
  • 7.3 Professional Use
  1. Updated Apr 27, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Apr 23, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
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 should 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.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
No Jar Included
Jar Capacity
N/A
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
No
Design
Additional Jar
Material
No Additional Jar
Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
No
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
2
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

The NutriBullet NBI50100 has two very sharp blades fixed to the blending shaft. They can't be removed and aren't dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
2 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 should easily reach an outlet near your kitchen counter. There's no way to stow the cable when it's not in use, which is typical for immersion blenders.

Design
In The Box

  • NutriBullet Immersion Blender motor body
  • Blending shaft
  • Whisk
  • Whisk holder
  • Manual

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
9,900 RPM
Max Speed
14,800 RPM
Speed Dial
Yes
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
69.7 dB
On/Off Toggle
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, but when you're holding it down, you can't use the speed dial. The blender's maximum speed is faster than most immersion blenders that we've tested, and it's not overly loud.

6.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 8 min
Texture
Crunchy
Spreadability
Good
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
Yes

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender makes passable almond butter. The manual recommends that you don't run the blender for more than one minute at a time, so our prep time includes 30-second breaks between each cycle. With the speed dial at the lowest setting, we alternated between using the low and high-speed buttons, pausing every 60 seconds. During the breaks, we cleaned under the blades with a small spoon to help prevent build-up that could interfere with the blending process. After roughly eight minutes, the result is crunchy, spreadable, but slightly dry almond butter.

7.5
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Standard 1000 ml Beaker
Preparation Time
< 3 min
Texture
Grainy

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender makes a good smoothie. We began by using the low-power button with the speed dial set to the lowest setting, then switched to the high-power button once the ingredients were incorporated. After every minute of blending, we stopped for a few seconds to let the blender rest, per the manufacturer's instructions. After roughly three minutes in total, the result is a cold, somewhat airy smoothie. It's a bit grainy but uniform, with no chunks of unprocessed frozen banana or kale. You may want to hold it at an angle every once in a while to help all the ingredients get caught by the blades.

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Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
No Other Jar
Preparation Time
N/A
Texture
No Other Jar
6.5
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
3 min
Ice Quality
Okay

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender makes crushed ice with an okay texture. It can process most of the cubes quite quickly. However, you may need to rinse the blades with warm water to loosen any ice that builds up behind them, especially if you make more than one batch.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No
8.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Simple

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is very easy to clean. You can take care of most liquid messes by rinsing the blending shaft with soap and water. If you've been working with sticky ingredients like nut butter, you may need to use a sponge to clean around and under the blades, but there aren't any parts that are hard to reach or difficult to clean.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
Yes
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

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender has a few extra features. You can use it to blend hot ingredients, and it also comes with a whisk and a whisk holder. The whisk attaches to the holder, which twists onto the motor base in a similar way to the blade shaft. This attachment is marketed for making foods like whipped cream or homemade mayonnaise, but we don't test it currently. Conveniently, both the whisk attachment and the blending shaft can stand upright with the whisk or blades pointing up when they're not attached to the motor base, so you can set them down without making a mess on your counter.

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 so we can update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a versatile immersion blender. It performs better than many of the hand blenders we've tested when it comes to making smoothies and almond butter. It's also okay at crushing ice, although other models like the All-Clad KZ750DGT and the Bamix Mono M133 are better for that purpose. While it's not dishwasher-safe, it's very easy to clean.

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 Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender and the KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender have different strengths and which you may prefer depends on your preferences. Both models make good smoothies, but the NutriBullet is better for crushing ice and making almond butter. It also comes with a whisk attachment, although we don't currently test it. On the other hand, the KitchenAid comes with a jar you can use for blending, a storage lid, and a pan guard to protect pots and pans that have a non-stick coating.

Bamix Mono M133

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better for most purposes than the Bamix Mono M133. The NutriBullet makes significantly better smoothies and doesn't struggle as much to produce spreadable almond butter. On the other hand, the Bamix makes better-textured crushed ice. It's also easier to clean and has a better build quality.

NutriBullet PRO 1000

The NutriBullet Pro 1000 and the NutriBullet Immersion Blender have different strengths and which you may prefer depends on your needs. The Immersion Blender is for blending hot ingredients for soups, sauces, and purees. It's much better at making almond butter and comes with a whisk attachment, although we don't test it currently. On the other hand, the Pro 1000 is a personal blender with two jars and matching to-go lids. You can't use it to blend hot ingredients, but it makes crushed ice with a significantly better texture and is much easier to clean.

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender and the All-Clad KZ750DGT have different strengths and which you'll prefer depends on your needs. The NutriBullet makes a significantly better smoothie and has a much better build quality. It also comes with a whisk attachment, although we don't test it currently. On the other hand, the NutriBullet makes crushed ice with a better texture and is easier to clean.

Magic Bullet Mini

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender and the Magic Bullet Mini are different types of blenders, and you may prefer one or the other depending on your needs. The NutriBullet is an immersion blender that you can use to blend hot ingredients for soups and sauces. It can also make crushed ice with an okay texture. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet Mini is a compact personal blender that comes with a 13-ounce jar and matching to-go lid, so you can easily make a smoothie and take it with you to work or the gym.

NutriBullet Pro+

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender and the NutriBullet Pro+ are different types of blenders, and you may prefer one or the other depending on your needs. You can use the Immersion Blender to blend hot ingredients for soups and sauces. It can also crush ice, although it's not ideal for that purpose. On the other hand, while Pro+ is a personal blender you can't use to blend hot ingredients, it makes significantly better smoothies and almond butter. It also comes with two jars and matching to-go lids.

Vitamix Immersion Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is a better blender than the Vitamix Immersion Blender. The NutriBullet makes better smoothies and better-textured crushed ice. It's also significantly easier to clean, especially if you're working with sticky ingredients. The Vitamix has a slightly longer blade shaft, which could be helpful if you want to blend ingredients in deep pots, but it's not a very big difference.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better for soups than the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender. The NutriBullet has a significantly better build quality and does a much better job of incorporating kale into a well-blended smoothie. It's much easier to clean and has a faster maximum speed setting. On the other hand, the KitchenAid comes with more accessories. There's a 33-oz jar you can use for blending with a matching two-part lid. Also included are a pan guard, blade guards, and whisk and food processing attachments, although we don't test them currently. It also comes with a case to store all the parts.

Bamix The Original

The NutriBullet Immersion Blender is better than the Bamix The Original for most purposes. The NutriBullet makes a significantly better smoothie, more spreadable almond butter, and crushed ice with a better texture. However, the Bamix has a much better build quality and comes with beater and whisk attachments, while the NutriBullet only comes with a whisk.

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