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NutriBullet Blender Review

A top-notch blender that creates smooth purees with capacity for large batches, but offers no cooking feature
Editors' Choice Award
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Price:   $100 List | $100 at Amazon
Pros:  Easy to use blender that creates excellent purees, can make large batches, and is easy to clean
Cons:  No cooking feature, takes up counter or storage space, and not portable
Manufacturer:   NutriBullet
By Molly Bradac ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  May 17, 2020
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  • Puree Quality - 35% 9
  • Ease of Use - 30% 8
  • Health/Safety - 20% 8
  • Ease of Cleaning - 15% 8

The Skinny

The NutriBullet Blender earns the Editors' Choice award as it offers more power to create smooth purees and capacity to make large batches of baby food. It also has a user-friendly interface and is easy to clean, with no nooks or crannies for yuck to grow or hide. With more container capacity comes a larger footprint, and you will need to sacrifice some space in your kitchen to house this unit. Also, it does not cook food like all-in-one machines. Despite those drawbacks, the NutriBullet Blender is an excellent match for families with multiples or if you intend to prepare large batches of baby food to freeze and store. We appreciate this product and think you will too.

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Our Analysis and Test Results

NutriBullet products are owned and made by a company called Homeland Housewares, which has been manufacturing high-performance blenders since 2003. Their mission is to inspire and empower transformational nutrition through their products, plus make nutrition simple, easy, and impactful.

Performance Comparison



Puree quality is an important metric to consider if you have a baby ready to begin solids.
Puree quality is an important metric to consider if you have a baby ready to begin solids.

Puree Quality


The NutriBullet outshines most of the competition with one of the highest scores in this metric. We tested a variety of foods to examine each puree quality, and how consistently a product renders ideal puree results. Since a baby's first foods need to be smooth, it is essential to know if a product can achieve this or not.


There is no doubt that the NutriBullet creates supreme purees. Of all the foods we tested, it did not thoroughly blend kale, leaving tiny pieces behind. Yet, most products in our review struggled with kale, and the NutriBullet still scored higher than others.

Kale
Peaches
Blueberries

It exceeds at pureeing peas, rice, and pasta, a few foods that other products in our review could not match.

Peas
Rice
Pasta

The NutriBullet has more power and capacity than any other product in our review, making it great for parents who are interested in preparing large batches of baby food to freeze and store.

Ease of Use


The NutriBullet has one of the highest scores among the others in this metric. For ease of use, we assess how immediate and intuitive a product is to use without the manual once unpackaged, and the amount of prep time required before creating baby food.


The NutriBullet has many features that boost its score and make it a delight to use. It is quick to assemble out of the box. The motor base sports suction cup feet, which keep it stationary when blending. It includes a tamper to help push ingredients closer to the blade. The pitcher has an easy-pour spout, and the lid has a vented cap to release heat-if needed. Additionally, the top fits securely, keeping liquid from spitting out when blending.

The NutriBullet's lid is easy to lift thanks to its design and will keep liquid from spitting out.
The NutriBullet's lid is easy to lift thanks to its design and will keep liquid from spitting out.

The perks don't stop there. The NutriBullet's control panel is minimal and extremely easy to use without needing the manual, offering a power button and three speeds - low, medium, high, plus a pulse setting.

The NutriBullet has a straightforward  user-friendly interface with four settings  which will get the job done.
The NutriBullet has a straightforward, user-friendly interface with four settings, which will get the job done.

The manufacturer suggests blending up to one minute. Beyond this timeframe, friction from the blades can cause ingredients to heat and generate internal pressure inside the vessel. Also, the NutriBullet requires some liquid when blending, which helps create its signature cyclonic action. Grinding dry ingredients, such as grains, should be avoided.

Health and Safety


For health and safety, we consider concerns over plastic and parts that are troublesome to see and clean, which may result in mold, bacteria, or rust. We also assessed moving blades and potential burns.


The NutriBullet is BPA-free, and we did not experience any non-food taste after first or succeeding use. Also, since it offers no cooking feature, we have no concerns over burns from steam escaping, and it does not have a steam tank for yuck to grow or hide. It does have sharp blades that you will need to mindful of when blending and cleaning. Overall, this unit should remain a healthy option.

The NutriBullet's blades are sharp and we strongly recommend a bottle brush to clean the nooks and crannies around the blades  instead of your hand.
The NutriBullet's blades are sharp and we strongly recommend a bottle brush to clean the nooks and crannies around the blades, instead of your hand.

Ease of Cleaning


This metric considers the amount of time and parts to clean appropriately. The NutriBullet's score was on the higher end.


We found it helpful to fill the NutriBullet with some water, a dash of soap, and run on low for a few seconds as this will loosen debris and make the cleaning process more manageable.

Fill the NutriBullet pitcher with some water and a drop of soap  then run it on low to loosen debris from blending. This simple step will help the cleaning process.
Fill the NutriBullet pitcher with some water and a drop of soap, then run it on low to loosen debris from blending. This simple step will help the cleaning process.

Besides the motor base and tamper, the unit has dishwasher safe parts. However, we think it is better and just as easy to hand wash all of the components, plus it prolongs the longevity of the product. For ongoing maintenance, the manual suggests inspecting all parts for damage or wear that may impair function or present a hazard.

Even though the NutriBullet is dishwasher safe  we found hand-washing and air drying just as easy  plus it prolongs the product's longevity.
Even though the NutriBullet is dishwasher safe, we found hand-washing and air drying just as easy, plus it prolongs the product's longevity.

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