NutriBullet Blender Review
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
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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.
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.
It exceeds at pureeing peas, rice, and pasta, a few foods that other products in our review could not match.
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 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 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.
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 think it is 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.
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.
— Molly Bradac