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NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Mar 25, 2021 at 09:23 am
NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo Picture
7.2
Multi-Purpose
8.1
Smoothies (Single Serving)
8.5
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
3.5
Ice Crushing
9.5
Soups
7.1
Professional Use
Blender Type
Full Size Blender
Power
1,500 W
Hot Blending
Yes

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is a well-built full-size blender that comes with a 64-ounce main jar, and a pair of differently-sized personal jars. It's available primarily through the NutriBullet website. Unlike the previous model, the NutriBullet Blender Combo, all of its controls are on a touchscreen, giving it a sleek look and making it easier to wipe clean. You can use the personal jars to make amazing smoothies and the main jar to make decent almond butter and to blend hot ingredients. Unfortunately, it's not intended for crushing ice, although according to the manufacturer, you can add a couple of ice cubes into your smoothie. Also, it can be a bit harder to clean it after making sticky foods.

Our Verdict

7.2 Multi-Purpose

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is decent for multi-purpose use. It's very well-built and has a 64-ounce capacity. It's great for making smoothies, since it has no problem making a silky-smooth puree with fibrous ingredients like kale. It can hot blend, so it's fantastic for soup. Unfortunately, it's not meant for crushing ice and isn't well-suited for tough tasks like making nut butter. It has a narrow range of speed settings, so you don't have a lot of options for fine-tuning the speed to suit different recipes.

Pros
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Can hot blend in main jar.
Cons
  • Not intended for crushing ice.
  • Can be hard to clean.
8.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is great for making single-serve smoothies. It comes with a 32-ounce and a 24-ounce jar meant for making single-serves, and you can use them to make very smooth blends with fibrous ingredients like kale. There's a to-go lid included for each personal jar. The jars and lids are dishwasher-safe, but the blade assembly for the personal jars is not.

Pros
  • Makes excellent smoothies in smaller jars.
  • Impressive build quality.
Cons
  • May need to shake jar while making smoothies.
  • Not intended for crushing ice.
8.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is excellent for multiple servings of smoothies. The 64-ounce jar can fit enough to serve a crowd, and it produces an extremely smooth blend, even if your recipe includes fibrous ingredients like kale. Unfortunately, it can't crush ice on its own, but you can add ice cubes to the jar if you add liquid. It's decently easy to clean by hand, and the main jar and lid are dishwasher-safe.

3.5 Ice Crushing

According to the manufacturer, you shouldn't use the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo to crush ice without liquid in the jar.

9.5 Soups

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is fantastic for making soup. The main jar has a big, 64-ounce capacity and can be used to blend hot ingredients like roasted vegetables into soups and stews. It's very well-built and can incorporate fibrous greens like kale into a silky blend. It's decently easy to clean, and the main jar and lid are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Can hot blend in main jar.
  • Main jar has a large capacity.
Cons
  • You can't use the personal jars for hot blending.
7.1 Professional Use

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is decent for professional use. It has a great build quality, and its main jar has a big, 64-ounce capacity. It can hot blend and produces a very smooth puree with fibrous ingredients like kale, so it's well-suited for smoothies or soup. Unfortunately, it's not intended for crushing ice, and while it can process hard ingredients like nuts, it's not ideal for that.

Pros
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Main jar has a large capacity.
Cons
  • Not intended for crushing ice.
  • Can be hard to clean.
  • 7.2 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.1 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 8.5 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 3.5 Ice Crushing
  • 9.5 Soups
  • 7.1 Professional Use
  1. Updated Sep 28, 2022: Revised text due to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Reviewed the Ninja TWISTi and mentioned it as a better option for making nut butter.
  3. Updated Aug 17, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated Mar 25, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated Mar 22, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
17.1" (43.5 cm)
Width 10.8" (27.5 cm)
Depth 8.1" (20.5 cm)
Weight
8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

The NutriBullet Smart Touch is a fairly bulky full-size blender. It's a bit taller than the NutriBullet Blender Combo, and its motor base is fairly wide. You can store it in a spacious cupboard or on your kitchen counter.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The NutriBullet Smart Touch has great build quality. The plastic used for the jars feels high-quality, and the gear on the motor base is sturdy, as it's made of rubberized plastic and encased in metal. The motor base's touch-sensitive surface is easy to clean and has vents to dissipate heat from the motor. The underside has two grippy feet and two suction cups, which help keep it from slipping around while blending but don't prevent you from easily moving the blender. The main jar comes with a two-part lid with a pouring spout and a safety pin that you need to fit with the jar for the blender to run.

9.0
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
64.0 oz (1,893 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
32.0 oz (946 ml)

The main jar has a 64-ounce capacity. There's also a 32-ounce personal jar included for single-serve drinks like smoothies or protein shakes.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Design
Blades
Blade Type
Dull
Blade Count
6
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender's main jar has six blades fixed inside of it that you can't remove. They aren't very sharp but still have an edge, like a dull knife. Also included is an "Easy Twist" blade assembly for the additional jars. The main jar can go in your dishwasher, but you should wash the "Easy Twist" assembly by hand.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
Yes
Lid Closing Type
Friction

The NutriBullet Smart Touch's main jar has a lid that uses friction to stay in place. It also has two clips to help secure it, an improvement over the lid for the NutriBullet Blender Combo, which tends to pop out of place. It has a safety pin that has to fit onto the main jar for the blender to turn on. There are a pouring spout and a center piece that you can remove to use the tamper or add ingredients. It also doubles as a two-ounce measuring cup. You can use your thumb to push up on the back of the lid, so it pops off, making it easy to remove.

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

This NutriBullet Smart Touch power cord will be long enough to reach most outlets. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a stowaway compartment to store the cable when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Motor base
  • 64oz pitcher with integrated blades
  • Pitcher lid with pour spout
  • 32 oz 'Cup'
  • 20z 'Travel Cup'
  • 2x to-go lids
  • 'Easy Twist' blade assembly
  • Tamper

Performance
9.8
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
9.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

The NutriBullet Smart Touch is superb for small batches of fibrous ingredients. Using the 32-ounce personal jar, it makes an extremely smooth puree of fibrous ingredients like kale. Some blenders, like the Nutriฮ’ullet blender Combo, can produce the same result a bit faster.

10
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
10
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
10

It does an outstanding job with big batches of fibrous ingredients. It quickly and easily processes tough ingredients like kale into a nearly perfectly smooth blend.

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

According to the manufacturer, you shouldn't use the NutriBullet Smart Touch to crush ice without adding liquid to the jar.

5.5
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
4.0
Nut Butter Texture
6.5

The NutriBullet Smart Touch isn't well-suited for making nut butter. You need to use the tamper almost constantly to keep the ingredients moving. The manufacturer also says that after every minute of blending, you should stop the blender, undock the jar, and let it rest for one minute. It's important to scrape the sides of the jar during these breaks to get the best results, so it's a long and very hands-on process. The Ninja TWISTi's main jar makes the process of making nut butter much easier, although it has a smaller capacity.

7.2
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
92.8 dB

It's not too loud for a full-size blender. Many blenders we've tested are louder, like the Calphalon ActiveSense and the Oster Pro 1200. Like virtually all blenders, though, it's annoying to stand next to for long.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
12,400 RPM
Max Speed
18,100 RPM
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
Yes

The NutriBullet Smart Touch doesn't offer a huge range of speed settings. You don't have a lot of options for fine-tuning the blending speed, and it's not really possible to start at a low speed.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
Yes
Speed Presets
3
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
Yes
Programs
4
Blending Time Indicator
Yes
Programmable Timer
No

The NutriBullet Smart Touch has three speed presets and a button for pulse mode. There's a digital display that counts up as you blend, so you know how long the blender has been running. There are also four automatic blending programs. Most of the programs are available regardless of which jar you use, but the length of the blend changes depending on the jar size.

  • Smoothie: 50 seconds using main jar, 1 minute using personal jars
  • Frozen drinks: 23 seconds using main jar, 40 seconds using personal jars
  • Purees: 1 minute using main jar, 30 seconds using personal jars
  • Soups: 55 seconds using main jar, not available for personal jars

Note: 'Soup' mode can only be used with the main jar because the personal jars cannot be used for hot blending.

7.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

This NutriBullet Smart Touch is decently easy to clean. The main jar, additional jars, and lids are dishwasher-safe. If you've been making smoothies or something else liquidy, all of the jars and lids are easy to wash by hand. However, cleaning up after making almond butter is harder. You may need to run the blender with soap and water and then scrub it clean with a sponge. Unfortunately, food tends to get caught in the ridges inside the jar and the underside of the lid, making it a bit of a pain to get everything clean.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo comes in one color variant, 'Black'. We tested the Combo variant, which includes two personal jars, an 'Easy Twist' blade assembly, and to-go lids. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

It's sometimes sold with a different number of personal jars. There's a variant called the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo with Single-Serve Cups available at Costco (U.S). that comes with four personal jars instead of two. It's also sometimes sold as the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender, which comes with the same blender, main jar, and tamper, but no personal jars. We expect our results to be valid for these variants as well. 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 Smart Touch Blender Combo is a well-built full-size blender with two personal jars. While it looks like the previous model, the NutriBullet Blender Combo, it performs much better for most uses. Unlike most full-size models we've tested, like the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 or the Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ, it's not intended for crushing ice. However, unlike those models, you can use its main jar to blend hot ingredients.

To see more blenders, check out our lists of the best blenders for smoothies, the best blenders for crushing ice, and the best blenders.

NutriBullet Blender Combo

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is better than the NutriBullet Blender Combo. The blenders perform similarly and each come with personal jars for single-serves as well as a 64-ouce main pitcher. Ηowever, the Smart Touch has a better build quality. It has more automatic blending programs and a digital blending time indicator. On the other hand, the Combo is easier to clean by hand.

Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto-iQ and the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. The NutriBullet can hot blend and does a better job of processing fibrous ingredients, so it's better suited for making soup and smoothies with ingredients like kale. It comes with personal jars with to-go lids, so it's a better choice for single-serve smoothies as well as bigger batches. The Ninja can crush ice without liquid in the jar and does a better job of processing hard ingredients like nuts.

Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender

The Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender is better for most purposes than the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo. The Ninja is more versatile, since it can heat up ingredients, crush ice, and make smooth nut butter. It also has a better build quality. On the other hand, the NutriBullet makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale. It's much better for making single-serve smoothies, since it comes with personal jars with resealable lids. Its jar is dishwasher-safe, unlike the Ninja's, and it's easier to clean by hand. 

Vitamix Explorian E520

The Vitamix Explorian E520 is better than the NutriBullet Smart Touch blender. It has a better build quality and does a fantastic job of crushing ice and making nut butter. It offers a wider range of speed settings and it's easier to clean by hand. On the other hand, the NutriBullet is just as good at processing fibrous ingredients like kale and comes with a personal blending jar, so you may prefer it for single-serve smoothies.

Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Professional Plus Kitchen System with Auto-iQ  is better than the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo for most purposes. The Ninja can crush ice and makes much better, smoother nut butter. On the other hand, the Nutri is much better for processing big batches of fibrous ingredients in its main jar. It can hot blend, so it's more suitable for making soups and sauces.

KitchenAid Diamond

The KitchenAid Diamond is better for most uses than the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender. It does a much better job of tough tasks like making nut butter and crushing ice. It's easier to clean by hand and somewhat quieter when it's running. On the other hand, the NutriΒullet comes with personal jars for single-serves, so you may prefer it if you use your blender for smoothies or protein shakes.

Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770

The Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL770 and the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender have different strengths. Βoth blenders come with personal jars and are very well-suited for single-serve smoothies. Ηowever, the Nutribullet makes a much smoother puree with fibrous ingredients like kale in its main jar, so it's a better choice for big batches of smoothies or soup. On the other hand, the Ninja can make snow-like crushed ice and is more suitable for blending hard ingredients like nuts.

Calphalon ActiveSense

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo is better for smoothies than the Calphalon ActiveSense. The NutriBullet is better-built and makes a silkier smoothie with fibrous ingredients like kale. It also comes with two personal jars for single-serve smoothies, while the Calphalon only includes one. On the other hand, the Calphalon is more versatile, since it can crush ice and make smooth nut butter. 

NutriBullet Rx

The NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo and the NutriBullet Rx have different strengths. The Smart Touch is a better choice if you want a large-capacity main jar. It's also sturdiest. The Rx's biggest jar only has a 34-ounce capacity, but it offers a more versatile performance, since it can heat up room temperature ingredients and crush ice. It's also much more suitable for making nut butter.

Vitamix 7500

The Vitamix 7500 is better than the NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo. The Vitamix is more versatile, since it can crush ice and easily makes smooth nut butter. It's also better built and has a wider range of speed settings. On the other hand, the NutriBullet comes with personal jars for single-serve smoothies and has a few automatic blending programs.

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