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NutriBullet PRO 1000 Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Sep 15, 2020 at 08:00 am
NutriBullet PRO 1000 Picture
5.5
Multi-Purpose
8.0
Smoothies (Single Serving)
6.5
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
2.1
Ice Crushing
3.7
Soups
5.0
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
1,000 W
Hot Blending
No

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is a straightforward personal blender that comes with only one speed setting. Its 32-ounce and 24-ounce jars are ideal for making small servings, and the blender comes with two to-go lids so you can bring your smoothies on the go. On the downside, this blender struggles to fully blend leafy greens like kale, and it isn't ideal for making almond butter. That said, the lid and the blades are easy to clean by hand, and the jars are top-rack dishwasher-safe for a quick clean-up.

Our Verdict

5.5 Multi-Purpose

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is mediocre for multi-purpose use. It has a good build quality, and the jars can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher for an easy clean-up. It does a good job making smoothies and crushing ice, but it can push ingredients to the side of the jar, resulting in a not fully-blended final product. It can make spreadable almond butter, but it takes a long time and you need to stop the blender often to shake the jar and stir the ingredients.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Only one speed.
  • Ingredients can get pushed to the side of the jar.
8.0 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is good for smoothies and protein shakes. It creates a thick, foamy smoothie in around three minutes, but it struggles to blend leafy greens like kale. It's easy to clean and has a good build quality. On the downside, it doesn't feel as durable or premium as some of the other blenders we've tested.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
  • Good build quality.
  • Creates a well-blended smoothie.
Cons
  • Ingredients can get pushed to the side of the jar.
6.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
2.1 Ice Crushing

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is adequate for crushing ice. It makes bar-quality crushed ice in around six minutes, but you can only put in a few ice cubes at a time, or else they don't get fully blended. You also may have to shake the blender to get all the ice cubes incorporated into the vortex.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Ingredients can get pushed to the side of the jar.
3.7 Soups

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 can't hot blend, so it isn't suitable for making soups.

Pros
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
5.0 Professional Use

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is okay for professional use. It's intended for personal use, and its small-capacity jars aren't ideal for making large batches. It takes a long time to make almond butter, and you may need to shake the jar to get ingredients fully blended. On the upside, it's easy to clean.

Pros
  • Easy to clean.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Small capacity jars.
  • 5.5 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.0 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 6.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 2.1 Ice Crushing
  • 3.7 Soups
  • 5.0 Professional Use
  1. Updated Aug 25, 2022: The result for 'Blades - Removable' changed from 'No' to 'Yes' because the blade assembly lid is removable from the jar.
  2. Updated Aug 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  3. Updated Feb 16, 2022: Retested 'Almond ฮ’utter'. The score was updated from 3.5 to 6.0.
  4. Updated Sep 15, 2020: Review published.
  5. Updated Sep 08, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
14.8" (37.6 cm)
Width 5.5" (14.0 cm)
Depth 5.8" (14.8 cm)
Weight
5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is a personal blender that's pretty small and compact. It can be stored on your kitchen counter or in a cupboard without taking up a lot of space. You can also remove the jar from the base for easier storage. If you're looking for an even smaller blender, take a look at the Ninja Fit.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 has a decent build quality. This blender is mostly made of metal and plastic, which feels sturdy and solid. The jars feel durable, too. However, the lids are made of a brittle-feeling plastic, so they seem like they could break easily if dropped, and the aluminum-looking finish on the base feels a bit cheap. It also seems like there could be a lot of wear on the transmission.

4.5
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
32.0 oz (946 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (710 ml)
Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Dull
Blade Count
4
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No

The blade assembly has four dull blades, and you should only wash it by hand. If you're looking for a personal jar with dishwasher-safe blades and jars, try the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus.

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

The blades are attached to the lid, which screws on the jar for a tight seal. The lid isn't dishwasher-safe, and the dishwasher could damage the gasket, so it needs to be hand-washed. This blender also comes with two to-go lids, which get their seal using friction.

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

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 comes with a cord that's long enough to reach most outlets. There isn't a stowaway compartment to hide the cord when it's not in use, which is a little inconvenient.

Design
In The Box

  • Personal jar (32 oz)
  • Personal jar (24 oz)
  • Motor base
  • Personal to go lids (2x)
  • Recipe guide/manual
  • Extractor blades

Performance
9.5
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is good for making smoothies. It blends a fairly thick, foamy smoothie. However, unlike the NutriBullet Pro, it struggles to blend leafy greens like kale, so you may need to shake the jar to get the kale incorporated into the vortex.

8.4
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.0

This blender comes with an additional 24-ounce jar. It's the same jar, but with a smaller size, so we expect it to perform similarly.

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

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is good at crushing ice. It makes bar-quality ice. However, you may need to put in only a few ice cubes at a time to make sure everything gets blended. Also, you may need to stop and shake the jar to get the cubes blended properly. If you're looking for a personal blender that does a better job of crushing ice in less time, check out the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ.

6.4
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
4.0
Nut Butter Texture
8.0

Update 02/16/2022: This blender's almond butter score has been updated after retesting it. The original score was 3.5, but better performance was achieved by stopping the blender at regular intervals and shaking the jar. The results have been updated to reflect this.

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is mediocre for making almond butter. It can make decent, spreadable almond butter that's a bit dry but has no unprocessed chunks. Unfortunately, it takes about 10 minutes, and you need to help it by stopping the blender frequently to shake the jar and stir the ingredients. The manufacturer recommends running the blender for no longer than a minute continuously. Even if you follow that guideline, the gear under the blade assembly can get very hot during the process of making almond butter. The blender is likely to overheat and stop working if you run it for longer than a minute without stopping, which can permanently damage it.

8.0
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
87.8 dB
Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
21,200 RPM
Max Speed
21,200 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

This blender doesn't have a control panel. It only has one speed, and you simply twist the jar to start the blender.

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

This straightforward personal blender doesn't come with any additional modes or programs. You have to watch the blender and manually stop it when it's done blending.

7.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is very easy to clean. Liquid messes like smoothies can be easily cleaned by running the blender with soap and water. For stickier messes like almond butter, you may need to use a brush to clean the grooves and the screw-on lid, but the butter comes off easily. The jar is also top-rack dishwasher-safe, but you can't put the lid in the dishwasher.

Compared To Other Blenders

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is a straightforward personal blender that comes with a 32-ounce and a 24-ounce main jar. It only has one speed setting, and it doesn't have a lot of extra features or settings. It makes a good smoothie and spreadable almond butter, although you need to shake the jar often for all the ingredients to be incorporated.

NutriBullet Pro

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.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is better than the NutriBullet Pro 1000. It comes with a greater number of personal jars with to-go lids and makes better-blended smoothies. It also produces more spreadable almond butter, makes crushed ice with a better texture, and is much easier to clean when you're working with sticky ingredients.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is a better personal blender for making smoothies than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. The NutriBullet produces a better overall smoothie, and it comes with larger main and additional jars for you to take your blends with you on the go. The NutriBullet also feels better-built. However, the Ninja is a bit more versatile, can make bar-quality ice in around two minutes, and can produce crunchy, spreadable almond butter. The Ninja's blades are dishwasher-safe, and it has a control panel that allows you to pulse blend or set a timer.

Ninja Fit

The Ninja Fit is better than the NutriΒullet PRO 1000 for most purposes. The Ninja makes slightly silkier blends with ingredients like kale, can crush ice, and does a better job with tough ingredients like nuts. On the other hand, the NutriBullet comes with bigger 32-ounce jars that are better for crushing ice. It's also easier to clean by hand.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the NutriBullet PRO 1000. The Ninja has a much better build quality and comes with a greater number of jars. It's much better at processing fibrous ingredients, making nut butter, and crushing ice.  it's also easier to clean by hand. It makes crushed ice with a better texture.

NutriBullet Pro+

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is a more versatile personal blender than the NutriBullet Pro+, as it can crush ice, unlike the Pro+. However, the Pro+ makes a smooth, spreadable almond butter, and it also makes a better-blended smoothie.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The NutriBullet Blender Combo and the NutriBullet PRO 1000 aren't the most versatile blenders so you may prefer one over the other. The Blender Combo is a full-size blender with a 32-oz additional jar, while the PRO 1000 is a personal blender with a 32-oz main jar and a 24-oz additional jar. The Blender Combo can hot blend, so it's better for making soups and sauces, and it comes with different speed settings and a pulse mode. However, unlike the PRO 1000, it can't crush ice.

BlendJet 2

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is better than the BlendJet 2 for most purposes. The NutriBullet makes a silkier puree of fibrous ingredients, which is nice if your smoothie recipe includes ingredients like kale. It's also easier to clean by hand and comes with two personal jars with to-go lids. On the other hand, the BlendJet is battery-powered, so it's much more portable.

NutriBullet Immersion Blender

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 also 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.

Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is better than the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101. The NutriBullet has a significantly better build quality and its jars have bigger capacities. It can crush ice, make better-blended smoothies, and it's also easier to clean by hand. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet does a much better job of making almond butter. There are also three jars included instead of two, and they come with more accessories, including lip rings and a resealable lid. 

Ninja DUO

The Ninja DUO is a better overall blender than the NutriBullet PRO 1000. The Ninja is a full-size blender with a 20-oz personal jar, so it's a better choice for larger batches. It's better-built, and it comes with more features, including preset modes, a pulse mode, a timer, and a juicer attachment. The Ninja can make smooth, spreadable almond butter and a more drinkable smoothie, and it crushes ice in less time. That said, the personal-size NutriBullet is easier to hand wash.

Magic Bullet Mini

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is a better blender than the Magic Bullet. The NutriBullet feels slightly better-built and is more powerful. It can crush ice, which the Magic Bullet can't do, make better almond butter, and is much easier to clean. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet has a very easy-to-use pulse function.

Breville Boss To Go Sport

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better overall personal blender than the NutriBullet PRO 1000. The Breville has a better build quality. While the NutriBullet struggles to make almond butter, the Breville produces sticky, spreadable butter. It also does a better job incorporating fibrous greens like kale into the mix, making it a better option for smoothies. While the Breville's parts are entirely dishwasher-safe, unlike the NutriBullet, the NutriBullet is easier to hand wash after making stickier messes like nut butter.

BELLA Rocket Blender

The NutriBullet PRO 1000 is a significantly better blender for making smoothies than the BELLA Rocket Blender. Although the NutriBullet takes a little longer to make a smoothie, its texture is less grainy. It can also make bar-quality ice. It has a better build quality, and it's easier to clean. However, the BELLA comes with two personal jars and a flat blade assembly for its small grinding cup.

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