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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
NutriBullet Blender
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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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 ⋅ Senior 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 offers more motor power than other contenders to produce smooth purees and pitcher capacity to create large baby food batches. It has a user-friendly interface, multiple blending settings to select from, and reasonably easy to clean. The machine is tall, and it has a larger footprint, so you will need to sacrifice some space in your kitchen to house this unit. Also, it does not cook food like an all-in-one machine; but, the upside of not having that feature is that you can forget about cleaning a steam tank and descaling. We think the NutriBullet Blender is an excellent match for families with multiples or those who intend to prepare large batches of baby food to freeze and store.

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Pros Easy to use blender that creates excellent purees, can make large batches, and is easy to cleanQuality puree, easy to clean, inexpensiveBowl scraper accessory, large quantityMinimal, small in size, compact, lid included, easy to clean, inexpensive, portablePortable, fairly easy to clean, low-cost, free from BPA and PVC
Cons No cooking feature, takes up counter or storage space, and not portableDoes not cookBowl scraper accessory scratches bowl, plastic doesn't feel high quality, larger footprint on countertopBelow-average puree quality, small amounts, requires effort, lid may pop-off, stainingDoes not grind all foods, blade is dull, liquid can leak, and grinds small quantities of food
Bottom Line Excellent blender that creates smooth purees, can make large batches, but can take up kitchen spaceSimple, inexpensive, and versatile, this unit makes baby food in a snapA food processor that we don't recommend as the removable bowl scraper leaves fine scratches on the plastic bowl, an issue that hurt its puree quality scoreA muscle-powered food maker that mashes food and is portable, but does not produce puree quality like machinesA portable, no-frills baby food maker with a low price-tag
Rating Categories NutriBullet Blender 5 Puree and Blend Hamilton Beach... OXO Tot Food Masher Fresh Baby Food Mill
Puree Quality (35%)
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Ease Of Use (30%)
8
8
6
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Health Safety (20%)
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9
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Ease Of Cleaning (15%)
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Durability (0%)
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Portability (0%)
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Specs NutriBullet Blender 5 Puree and Blend Hamilton Beach... OXO Tot Food Masher Fresh Baby Food Mill
Capacity 8 cups Not Listed for Food Processor, N/A for Immersion Blender 10 cups
Manual states: 2 to 3 cup max for fruits and vegetables, .7 lb for meats
Not Listed 1 Cup
Footprint Large Small Large Small Small
Steam No No No No No
Settings Blend, Puree Blend, Puree Chop, Blend, Puree, Slice Blend, Mash Blend, Puree
Special Features None None None None None
Included Accessories Tamper, Recipe Booklet HomeMade Essentials Package Available with 1 Recipe Book, 6 Glass 4oz Storage Jars, 60 Labels, Immersion Blender with Food Processor Attachment and Pocket Guide Reversible Slicing/Shredding Disc Lid None
Available Accessories Yes Sage Baby Eco Steamer, Sage Spoonfuls - Simple Recipes, Healthy Meals, Happy Babies; Sage Spoonfuls Pocket Guide, Assorted Storage Jars, Pouches, Snackie and Munchie Bag Sets Crinkle Cut/Fine Shred Disc None None

Our Analysis and Test Results

NutriBullet products are owned and made by Homeland Housewares, a company manufacturing 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...
Puree quality is an important metric to consider if you have a baby ready to begin solids.
Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

Puree Quality


The NutriBullet outshines most of the competition with one of the highest scores in this metric. To assess performance, we tested various foods to examine 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 Blender creates supreme purees. Of all the foods we tested, kale was the most challenging for this machine as it left behind tiny pieces, which is not ideal when striving for a smooth puree. However, most contenders struggled to blend kale, and the NutriBullet produced a puree better than most. So compared to the competition, it scored higher.

Kale
Peaches
Blueberries

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

Peas
Rice
Pasta

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

Ease of Use


The NutriBullet has one of the highest scores 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 does not steam and process food, but it is easy to use. Out of the box, it is quick to assemble. The motor base has 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...
The NutriBullet's lid is easy to lift thanks to its design and will keep liquid from spitting out.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The perks don't stop there. The NutriBullet's control panel is minimal and easy to use without needing the manual. It has a power button and multiple settings - low, medium, high, and pulse.

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

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's pitcher 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...
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.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


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


For stubborn mess, 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...
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.
Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

Besides the motor base and tamper, the unit has dishwasher safe parts. However, we think it is better to hand wash all of the components, plus it can prolong 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 think...
Even though the NutriBullet is dishwasher safe, we think hand-washing and air drying is easy, plus we believe it prolongs the product's longevity.
Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

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