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NutriBullet Pro Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Oct 05, 2020 at 08:12 am
NutriBullet Pro Picture
5.1
Multi-Purpose
7.2
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
3.1
Ice Crushing
6.7
Soups
5.7
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
900 W

The NutriBullet Pro is a personal blender with two 32-ounce main jars that are ideal for making single-serve smoothies. It can make a silky, well-blended smoothie, and it doesn't have any issues incorporating fibrous ingredients like kale into the blend. There are even two to-go lids so you can bring your drink on-the-go. It comes in lots of different colors, so you can easily find a style that matches your kitchen decor. However, it isn't very versatile, as it can't hot blend or crush ice. Only the to-go lids and the jars are top-rack dishwasher-safe, so you have to hand wash the lid with the blade assembly.

Our Verdict

5.1 Multi-Purpose

The NutriBullet Pro is disappointing for multi-purpose use. It can't crush ice or hot blend ingredients, and it takes a bit of time to make sticky, spreadable almond butter. It's decently easy to wash by hand, but stickier ingredients like nut butter tend to get stuck in the lid. The jars and the to-go lids are top-rack dishwasher-safe, but you'll need to hand wash the lid with the blade assembly. On the upside, it's exceptional for making smoothies.

Pros
  • Easily blends leafy greens like kale.
  • Decently easy to clean.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Not the most durable build.
7.2 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The NutriBullet Pro is decent for smoothies and protein shakes. It can easily make a well-blended, silky smoothie, and it doesn't have any trouble incorporating leafy greens like kale. The 32-ounce jars are ideal for single serves, and it even comes with two to-go lids that make it easy to bring your smoothie on the go. It's easy to clean up by hand, and you can even put the jar in the top rack of your dishwasher. Unfortunately, this blender doesn't crush ice, which may be disappointing if you like to put ice in your smoothies.

Pros
  • Easily blends leafy greens like kale.
  • Decently easy to clean.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not the most durable build.
3.1 Ice Crushing

The NutriBullet Pro isn't meant to crush ice, according to its manual.

6.7 Soups

The NutriBullet Pro can't hot blend, so it isn't suitable for making soups.

5.7 Professional Use

The NutriBullet Pro is sub-par for professional use. This blender doesn't have the most durable build, and its 32-ounce jars aren't ideal for making large batches to feed multiple people. It can't crush ice or hot blend, either. However, it's outstanding at making smoothies, and it's pretty easy to clean. You can even wash the jars and the to-go lids in the top rack of your dishwasher.

Pros
  • Decently easy to clean.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Not the most durable build.
  • 5.1 Multi-Purpose
  • 7.2 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 3.1 Ice Crushing
  • 6.7 Soups
  • 5.7 Professional Use
  1. Update 10/8/2020: Changed Pulse/Turbo Mode score from 'No' to 'Yes'.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
14.4" (36.7 cm)
Width 5.2" (13.2 cm)
Depth 5.6" (14.2 cm)
Weight
4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The NutriBullet Pro is a compact personal blender. While it's slightly larger than the BELLA Rocket Blender, it can still be stored on your kitchen counter or in a cupboard without taking up a lot of space. You can even remove the jar from the motor base to make it easier to store.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The NutriBullet Pro has a decent build quality. The jar and lid are made of plastic, which feels solid, but it isn't very thick and may not be able to withstand a lot of accidental drops. The motor base is made of aluminum and sits on a plastic base, and these materials also don't feel the most durable.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Jar Capacity
32.0 oz (946.4 ml)
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The NutriBullet Pro's main jar has a 32-ounce capacity that's suitable for personal use. The jar and the to-go lids can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher, but according to the manual, you should never wash them using the 'Sanitize' cycle.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Capacity
32.0 oz (946.4 ml)
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

This blender has an additional 32-ounce personal jar that's identical to the main jar. It's also top-rack dishwasher-safe, but according to the manual, you should never wash it using the 'Sanitize' cycle.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Dull
Blade Count
6
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender has six dull blades. They aren't removable, and they should only be hand-washed.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

The blades are attached to the lid, which screws on the jar for a tight seal. It needs to be hand-washed. This blender also comes with two to-go lids with a covered spout, which screw on the jar. The to-go lids are top-rack dishwasher-safe, but according to the manual, you should never wash them using the 'Sanitize' cycle.

Design
Power Cord
Stow Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
3.3 ft (1.0 m)

The power cord is long enough to reach most outlets. Unfortunately, there isn't a stowaway compartment to store the cord when it isn't in use.

Design
In The Box

  • 900-watt motor base
  • Extractor blade
  • 2x to-go lids
  • 2x 32-oz cups
  • 2x cup rings
  • 2x lip rings
  • Recipe book and user guide

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
20400 RPM
Max Speed
20400 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Noise @ Max Speed
98.2 dB
On/Off Toggle
No

Update 10/08/2020: We updated the Pulse/Turbo Mode score to Yes. Though it's not mentioned in the manual or on the manufacturer's website, pushing down on the jar and twisting in short bursts simulates a pulse mode.

This blender doesn't have a control panel as there's only one speed. Like the NutriBullet PRO 1000, you have to twist the jar into place to start the blender. Note that the manufacturer recommends that you run the blender for one minute at a time, then let it cool down for another minute before starting it up again. For three consecutive cycles, you should let the blender cool down for two to three minutes before starting it up again to prevent overheating. For a blender with a dedicated and easy-to-use pulse mode, check out the Magic Bullet Mini.

7.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 6 min
Texture
Sticky
Spreadability
Good
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
No

It's decent for almond butter. It makes sticky, spreadable butter without any unprocessed chunks. Per the manufacturer's recommendation, you should stop the blender after a minute and let it cool down for a minute before starting it back up again. While the blender's stopped, you may need to use a spatula to mix in unprocessed chunks so they incorporate into the blend. It can get a little messy when you have to unscrew the lid and blade assembly from the jar and some of the contents call fall out, which is inconvenient. If you're looking for a personal blender that makes even better almond butter, consider the Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO.

9.0
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Preparation Time
< 2 min
Texture
Smooth

The NutriBullet Pro is outstanding for smoothies. It doesn't perform quite as well as the NutriBullet Pro+, but it still blends a fairly thick, well-blended smoothie. It can successfully incorporate leafy greens like kale, but like the NutriBullet PRO 1000, you may need to shake the jar to get the kale fully blended.

0
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
No Other Jar
Preparation Time
N/A
Texture
No Other Jar

This blender comes with a 32-ounce additional jar. As it's identical to the main jar, we expect similar results.

0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
0 min
Ice Quality
Not Intended Use

The NutriBullet Pro isn't intended for crushing ice according to its manual. If you want a personal blender that can crush ice, consider the Oster MyBlend or the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro instead.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No

The NutriBullet Pro is very straightforward, and it doesn't have any additional programs or modes.

7.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Difficult

This blender is decently easy to clean. Liquid messes like smoothies can be easily cleaned with soap and warm water. However, stickier messes like nut butter tend to get stuck in the grooves on the bottom of the lid, so you may need to use a sponge and a brush to clean them properly. The cups and the lids are also top-rack dishwasher-safe. However, it's not as easy to clean by hand as the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
No
Additional Jugs
1 Personal Jug
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 Pro doesn't come with a lot of extra features. It comes with an additional 32-ounce personal jar so you can bring smoothies on-the-go. However, you can't use this blender to hot blend soups or sauces.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The NutriBullet Pro comes in a variety of different colors. You can buy a 9-piece set or a 13-piece set, which comes with additional lids and lip rings. Note that some vendors sell the 9-piece set without a recipe book and with a slightly smaller additional jar. We tested the 13-piece Silver model, but we expect the other variants to perform similarly. If you come across a different variant, let us know in the discussion section below so that we can update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The NutriBullet Pro is a straightforward personal blender. It's outstanding for making smoothies, and its 32-ounce main jar and to-go lids make it a solid choice for blending single serves of your favorite drinks to bring on-the-go. It comes in many different color variants, too. However, this blender isn't very versatile, as it can't hot blend or crush ice.

NutriBullet Pro+

The NutriBullet Pro+ is a better personal blender for making smoothies than the NutriBullet Pro. While both blenders have similar overall performance, the Pro+ has a more powerful motor, and it makes a better smoothie. It's also easier to clean by hand. That said, the Pro comes in more color variants, which some users may prefer.

NutriBullet PRO 1000

The NutriBullet Pro is a better personal blender for making smoothies than the NutriBullet PRO 1000, as it does a better job incorporating leafy greens like kale into the blend. It also makes a smoother, spreadable almond butter than the 1000. However, the 1000 can crush ice, and it's also easier to clean.

Magic Bullet Mini

The NutriBullet Pro is a better overall blender than the Magic Bullet Mini. the NutriBullet is much more powerful, is better built, and makes a better nut butter and a silkier smoothie. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet has a dedicated pulse button, and it has a small 8oz jar for smaller mixes.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a better personal blender than the NutriBullet Pro. The Ninja feels better built and comes with two 24-ounce jars as well as one unique 14-ounce jar that has manually rotating arms that help push food into the blade's path. It makes better almond butter as well as smoothies, and it can make snow-like crushed ice. It's also easier to clean.

KitchenAid K150

The NutriBullet Pro is a better blender for making smoothies than the KitchenAid K150. The NutriBullet is a personal-sized blender that can make a better-blended smoothie and doesn't struggle to incorporate fibrous ingredients in the mix, unlike the KitchenAid. However, the full-size KitchenAid is a lot more versatile, as it can crush ice and hot blend ingredients. The KitchenAid is also better-built, and some users may prefer that it can be used to make larger batches.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is a more versatile personal blender than the NutriBullet Pro. The Ninja can crush ice and it comes with a timer and a dedicated Pulse button, unlike the NutriBullet. The Ninja is also easier to clean by hand. That said, the NutriBullet comes with a larger sized main jar, and it makes a better-blended, silkier smoothie.

Oster MyBlend

The NutriBullet Pro is a better overall personal blender than the Oster MyBlend. The NutriBullet makes a smoother almond butter and a better-blended smoothie. It also comes with an additional jar. However, the Oster can crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet.

Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

The NutriBullet Pro is a better personal blender than the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express. The NutriBullet is better-built, and it's more versatile. It makes a smoother, more spreadable almond butter and a better-blended smoothie. However, the Magic Bullet comes with a food processing attachment.

Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender

The NutriBullet Pro is a better personal blender than the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender. The NutriBullet is better-built, and it can make almond butter, unlike the Hamilton Beach. It also comes with an additional jar, and it makes a better smoothie. However, the Hamilton Beach is easier to clean by hand.

BELLA Rocket Blender

The NutriBullet Pro is a significantly better personal blender for making smoothies than the BELLA Rocket Blender. The NutriBullet can make an outstandingly silky smoothie in under two minutes. It also has a better build quality, it can make decent almond butter, and it's easier to clean, too. However, the BELLA comes with two personal jars and a flat blade assembly for its small grinding cup.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The NutriBullet Pro and the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro are both personal blenders, and depending on your usage habits, you may prefer one over the other. The Ninja comes with more jars, and it's easier to clean. It can also crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet. However, the NutriBullet makes a smoother almond butter and a better-blended smoothie.

Breville Boss To Go Sport

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better, more versatile personal blender than the NutriBullet Pro. The Breville is better-built, and unlike the NutriBullet, it can crush ice. The Breville is also better for making smooth, spreadable almond butter. That said, the NutriBullet comes with a slightly larger personal jar, which some users may prefer.

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