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NutriBullet Blender Review

A top-notch blender that consistently creates smooth purees and offers enough capacity to produce large batches of baby food but takes up kitchen counter real estate
NutriBullet Blender
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Editors' Choice Award
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Price:   $100 List | $99.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Easy to use, excellent purees, large batches, easy to clean
Cons:  No cooking feature, not portable, takes up space
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
  • Durability - 0% 8
  • Portability - 0% 2

The Skinny

Holding the Editors' Choice award, the NutriBullet Blender (model ZNBF30400Z) is a top-performing machine that produces smooth purees and offers the capacity to create large batches of baby food if you prefer to prep and store food in your freezer. It has a user-friendly interface with multiple blending speeds, and it is reasonably easy to clean. Given the NutriBullet's size, you will need to sacrifice some space in your kitchen to house this unit, and it does not come with any extras (storage containers or to-go cups) like other contenders. But, we appreciate the blender's simplicity in design and performance. If you agree that the NutriBullet Blender meets your needs, we highly recommend it.

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Pros Easy to use, excellent purees, large batches, easy to cleanGlass, easier cleaning, above-average performance, and user-friendlyQuality puree, easy to clean, inexpensiveMinimal, 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, not portable, takes up spaceLoud on highest setting, trapped food chunks under bladeDoes not cookBelow-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 A top-notch blender that consistently creates smooth purees and offers enough capacity to produce large batches of baby food but takes up kitchen counter real estateA blender that performs decently and features a Boroclass pitcher that is durable and healthier for babiesSimple, inexpensive, and versatile, this unit makes baby food in a snapA travel-friendly, manual food maker that mashes, but does not puree like machinesA no-frills baby food maker that is good for those seeking portability at a low-cost
Rating Categories NutriBullet Blender Oster Pro 1200 Blender Sage Spoonfuls Pure... OXO Tot Food Masher Green Sprouts Fresh...
Puree Quality (35%)
9.0
8.0
7.0
3.0
4.0
Ease Of Use (30%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
6.0
6.0
Health Safety (20%)
8.0
10.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
Ease Of Cleaning (15%)
8.0
10.0
7.0
9.0
7.0
Durability (0%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
Portability (0%)
2.0
2.0
9.0
10.0
10.0
Specs NutriBullet Blender Oster Pro 1200 Blender Sage Spoonfuls Pure... OXO Tot Food Masher Green Sprouts Fresh...
Capacity 8 cups 6 cups Not Listed for Food Processor, N/A for Immersion Blender Not Listed 1 Cup
Footprint Large Large Small Small Small
Steam No No No No No
Settings Blend, Puree Blend, Puree Blend, Puree Blend, Mash Blend, Puree
Special Features None None None None
Included Accessories Tamper, Recipe Booklet (1) 6 cup Pitcher, 24 oz. Smoothie Cup with Lid HomeMade Essentials Package Available with (1) Recipe Book, (6) Glass 4oz Storage Jars, (60) Labels, (1) Immersion Blender with Food Processor Attachment and Pocket Guide (1) Lid None
Available Accessories Yes None 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 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 from soft to raw 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.


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 better puree than most.

Kale
Peaches
Blueberries

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

Peas
Rice
Pasta

We appreciate that the NutriBullet Blender accommodates warm ingredients, unlike some of the competition, because it can be time-consuming to wait for food items to cool down to room temperature. Plus, it has the power and capacity to create large batches of baby food to freeze and store.

Ease of Use


The NutriBullet has one of the highest scores in this metric. We assess how intuitive a product is to use without the manual and the amount of prep time required before creating baby food for ease of use.


Out of the box, the NutriBullet is quick to assemble. The motor base has suction cup feet, which keep it stationary when blending. The labels on the control panel are easy to follow, thanks to simple buttons: On/Off, Low, Medium, High, and Pulse. Besides the pitcher (64 oz. capacity) and lid, it includes a tamper to help push ingredients closer to the blade. The pitcher has a wide mouth and an easy-pour spout, and the lid has a vented cap to release heat. Additionally, the top fits snugly into the pitcher, keeping liquid from spitting out while 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 the manual. It has a power button and multiple settings.

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. Therefore, 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, resulting in mold, bacteria, or rust. We also assessed moving blades and the potential for 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. Again, the NutriBullet's score was on the higher end.


For stubborn mess, fill the NutriBullet with some water, a dot 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 extend the product's longevity and durability. 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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