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NutriBullet Pro+ Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Oct 21, 2020 at 08:53 am
NutriBullet Pro+ Picture
5.9
Multi-Purpose
7.8
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.1
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
2.1
Ice Crushing
3.9
Soups
5.6
Professional Use
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Power
1,200 W
Hot Blending
No

The NutriBullet Pro+ is a personal blender. Its 24-ounce and 32-ounce main jars are incredible for making smoothies, and it even comes with to-go lids so you can take your blends with you to work or school. You can easily clean it by hand, and you can wash most of its components in the top rack of your dishwasher. However, it can't hot blend, and it can't crush ice. That said, it can also process tougher ingredients like almonds decently well.

Our Verdict

5.9 Multi-Purpose

The NutriBullet Pro+ is middling for multi-purpose use. This personal blender is incredible for making smoothies, and it's very easy to clean. However, it can't crush ice, and it can't hot blend ingredients. It also doesn't have the most premium build, and you have to clean its blade assembly by hand.

Pros
  • Easy-to-clean and most parts are top-rack dishwasher safe.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Can't crush ice.
7.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The NutriBullet Pro+ is good for smoothies and protein shakes. With both its 32-ounce and 24-ounce jars, it's incredible for making smoothies, and it fully processes fibrous ingredients like kale, but it can't crush ice. On the upside, it even comes with two to-go lids so you can bring your blend with you on-the-go. You can easily rinse out liquid messes like smoothies, and you can even wash the jars in the top rack of your dishwasher.

Pros
  • Easy-to-clean and most parts are top-rack dishwasher safe.
  • Easily processes leafy greens like kale.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
7.1 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
2.1 Ice Crushing

The NutriBullet Pro+ is terrible for ice crushing. This blender isn't intended for crushing ice according to its manual, so you can't use it to crush ice cubes for frozen drinks.

Pros
  • Easy-to-clean and most parts are top-rack dishwasher safe.
Cons
  • Can't crush ice.
3.9 Soups

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

5.6 Professional Use

The NutriBullet Pro+ is sub-par for professional use. It doesn't have the most durable build, and its small capacity jars aren't ideal for making large batches of food. It can't hot blend, and it can't crush ice. On the upside, it does a decent job of crushing harder foods like almonds into nut butter. Also, it's fantastic for making smoothies, and it's easy to clean.

Pros
  • Easy-to-clean and most parts are top-rack dishwasher safe.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Can't crush ice.
  • 5.9 Multi-Purpose
  • 7.8 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.1 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 2.1 Ice Crushing
  • 3.9 Soups
  • 5.6 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 Oct 21, 2020: Review published.
  4. Updated Oct 09, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
14.8" (37.5 cm)
Width 5.3" (13.4 cm)
Depth 6.2" (15.8 cm)
Weight
5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The NutriBullet Pro Plus is a compact personal blender. While it's a little larger than the NutriBullet Pro, it should still be easy to store on your kitchen counter or in a cupboard. You can also remove the jar for easier storage.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The NutriBullet Pro+ is decently well-built. The body is made of brushed aluminum, and it sits on a plastic base. There are four suction-cup legs to help keep the blender in place while it's running. The jars, lip rings, and lids are made of plastic, which feels sturdy and durable. However, the motor base transmission is made of plastic, which may not be as durable as a metal 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
6
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender has six dull, fixed blades: two blades point upwards, two blades point downwards, and two are horizontal. According to the manual, the blades should only be hand-washed.

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

The blades are attached to the lid, which screws onto the jar. This lid can only be washed by hand. This blender also comes with two additional to-go lids that are top-rack dishwasher-safe.

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, but there isn't a stowaway compartment to hide it when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • Extractor blade
  • 2x lip rings
  • 2x flip-top lids
  • 32-oz cup
  • 24-oz cup
  • Recipe book and user guide

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

The NutriBullet Pro Plus makes an outstanding smoothie with its 32-ounce jar. It blends a silky, cold smoothie, and it fully incorporates leafy greens like kale into the mix.

9.5
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

The NutriBullet Pro Plus makes an incredible smoothie with its 24-ounce additional jar. It makes a silky smoothie that's a little airier than the smoothie made with the main jar. You may need to shake the jar to get the ingredients closer to the blades.

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

The NutriBullet Pro+ isn't intended for crushing ice according to its manual.

If you're looking for a personal blender that can crush ice, check out the Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ.

8.4
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
7.5
Nut Butter Texture
9.0

The NutriBullet Pro Plus is decent for almond butter. It makes a sticky, spreadable almond butter, but there are some small grains of unprocessed almonds in the mix. You may need to shake the jar to get the ingredients closer to the blades.

7.2
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
93.0 dB
Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
23,600 RPM
Max Speed
23,600 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

The NutriBullet Pro+ only has one speed, and it's quite loud. There's also a dedicated button for the pulse mode. The manufacturer advises that you run the blender for no more than one minute at a time, then let it rest before continuing to blend. We followed this recommendation during our tests.

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

This straightforward blender doesn't have any extra programs or modes.

7.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

This blender is very easy to clean. For liquid messes like smoothies, you can rinse out the blender using water. You can clean stickier messes like almond butter by running a water and soap blend for 60 seconds. While the cup, to-go lids, and lip rings are top-rack dishwasher-safe, you have to wash the blades by hand.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The NutriBullet Pro Plus comes in Gray, and you can see the label for the model we tested here.

If you come across any other variants of this blender, let us know in the discussions.

Compared To Other Blenders

The NutriBullet Pro Plus is a personal blender that's outstanding for making smoothies. It comes with both a 32-ounce and a 24-ounce jar, which can both be washed in the dishwasher. While it has a similar design to the NutriBullet Pro and the NutriBullet PRO 1000, it has a more powerful motor that helps it make a better-blended, silkier smoothie. If you're looking for more blenders, check out our recommendations for the best blenders, the best blenders for smoothies, and the best blenders for crushing 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 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.

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is better than the NutriBullet Pro+. The DUO is significantly better built and does a better job of making almond butter. It can also make snow-like crushed ice, comes with more jars, and is easier to clean. On the other hand, the Pro+ makes similarly fantastic smoothies and comes with bigger jars.

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, unlike the NutriBullet, and it comes with more preset modes. However, the NutriBullet makes a better-blended smoothie.

NutriBullet PRO 1000

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+ have different strengths, and you may prefer either depending on your needs. The Blender Combo is a full-size model that can blend hot ingredients. In addition to a pair of 20-ounce personal jars, it comes with a 64-ounce main pitcher. On the other hand, the Pro+ is a single-speed personal blender that makes much better smoothies and almond butter. It's also easier to clean by hand when you're working with sticky ingredients. 

NutriBullet Rx

The NutriBullet Rx and the NutriBullet Pro+ have different strengths, and you may prefer either depending on your preferences. The Pro+ makes significantly better-blended smoothies in both of its jars, and it's much easier to clean by hand. However, the better-built Rx can crush ice on its own, unlike the Pro+, and it has a preset for heating ingredients.

Magic Bullet Mini

The NutriBullet Pro+ is better than the Magic Bullet Mini. The NutriBullet has a significantly better build quality and comes with lip rings and to-go lids for both of its personal jars. It’s much better for making smoothies and almond butter, and it’s  easier to clean when you’re working with sticky ingredients. On the other hand, the Magic Bullet is a smaller, lighter blender.

Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus

The NutriBullet Pro+ is better for smoothies than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus. The NutriBullet makes better-blended, silkier smoothies in less time. It has a much better build quality, a button for pulse mode, and comes with lip rings and to-go lids for its two personal jars. On the other hand, the Ninja is a bit more versatile. It makes much smoother, more spreadable almond butter, and you can use it to crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet, although it's not ideal for that purpose. 

NutriBullet Immersion Blender

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.

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 it makes smoother almond butter. It can also crush ice, unlike the NutriBullet. However, the NutriBullet makes a better-blended smoothie.

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