Which One DOMINATES The Personal Blender War?
Odds are you’re here because you’re tired of beating your head against a brick wall searching the internet and store isles for a strong, reliable and affordable blender. Or you’ve gone through more blenders than you care to count on two hands because of poor design and quality and you want an easy fix for your blending needs without the headache.
In this comparison review I’m going to share all of the benefits, as well as negatives, of owning a NutriBullet and a Magic Bullet. Also we are including two alternative single serve blender reviews of the Ninja BL660 Professional Style Blender with single serve and the Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watter Blender.
First we’re going to start with the most powerful blender according to raving customer reviews worldwide – the NutriBullet.
Our NutriBullet Single Serve Blender Review
Revolutionary Extractor Blade: This unique design combined with its exclusive Cyclonic Action generates enough power to penetrate rock-hard seeds, stems and skin to access all the nutrients inside your favorite fruits and veggies. Plus, the blade is made of stainless steel; eliminating virtually ANY need to replace it.
The Power Base: This is what makes the NutriBullet ‘tick’ with its 600-megawatts of horsepower. Simply plug into any outlet and place the Tall Cup on top of the base.
The Tall Cup: This is used to capture the nutrients you need to flush, cleanse and nourish every inch of your body to flawless health and vitality.
1 Handled Short Cup and 1 Comfort Lip Ring: Need a quick boost? Bring out the Short Cup for a single serving and enjoy your tasty nutrients all from the same cup. Just pull off the Power Base, seal and enjoy!
2 Stay Fresh Resealable Lids: If you’re always on the go simply use this portable resealable lid to take with you anywhere you want without a moment to spare.
1 User Guide, Recipe Book and Pocket Nutritionist: It comes with a basic instruction booklet, a recipe guide and a 6-week Transformation Plan that will give you the superhuman-like strength to live a happy fulfilling life.
Now that you know what comes with the NutriBullet, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty details on what you can expect out of using it for you and your family.
What Makes NutriBullet Stand Out And What Are Its Benefits To You?
Let’s face it. We’ve all seen the famous infomercials. And you’re probably asking yourself, “Is this real or hype?”
Well, after having put it to through rigorous testing I can confidently say this is one of the FEW affordable mega blenders that DOES what it claims on the infomercials. Personally, I don’t think the infomercial does this little powerhouse justice.
Let me explain:
First of all, this is NOT a juicer. This makes JUICE SMOOTHIES with PULP. Meaning, instead of getting rid of ALL the nutrients for a water-like texture without any of the benefits of juicing, with the NutriBullet you’re putting BACK into your body what you put in the blender to get a yogurt texture.
Think of your favorite ice cream, but healthier.
If you have a child who finds anything ‘green’ to look and taste nasty, simply throw a little of their favorite fruits in the mix to offset the taste. This will surely get them their essential vitamins and nutrients without a fuss.
The 600-watts of power easily tears through the hardest of all vegetables for easy consumption such as Carrots, Beets, and frozen fruits. It takes 30-seconds on average to blend coupled with 2 – 3 minutes for clean-up afterwards.
What Are Common Complaints About The NutriBullet?
Some people return the NutriBullet out of frustration because of leaks from the cups. However, when you dig deeper in these instances, what you’ll find are people who are overfilling the cup and not screwing on the base tightly enough.
In nutshell, if you put too much stuff in it you’re going to have problems. So my word of advice is to give the cup enough room for it to blend properly and if you have excess fruits and veggies, empty the cup first, re-fill and have another go.
Another issue customers have is ‘rust on the blades’. However, when you ask HOW they took care of their NutriBullet Power Base, they’ll tell you they wash it out with water and stick it up in the cupboard some place WITHOUT DRYING IT OUT!
If you let anything collect moisture on any kind of metal or steel you will see rust, even still it won’t pose to be a huge issue with a little tender loving care.
Other than that this machine runs like a dream and in spite of its perceived issues (all of which can easily be avoided) you will find yourself dropping pounds of belly fat faster than you can imagine.
How Does NutriBullet Compare To The Magic Bullet? Lets See…
Our Magic Bullet Blender Review
Well, “yes” and “no”. First, let’s talk about how they’re alike:
They’re BOTH BPA free.
They’re BOTH created by the same creative team.
And they’re BOTH easy to clean.
So what’s the difference?
The NutriBullet is sturdier, stronger, a bit heavier and has a longer shelf life than the Magic Bullet. It even looks and FEELS more expensive at only $40 more than the Magic Bullet. It wields 600+ watts of Cyclonic Power; doing a far better job blending than while providing for a tastier and healthy smoothie.
Those key differences alone, according to happy customers of the NutriBullet, make it worth every bit of the extra $40 investment.
With that said the Magic Bullet is a SOLID blender on its own. When it was first introduced it broke new ground and set the standard for high-quality, yet affordable blenders. But the NutriBullet set a new standard that has yet to be topped. Even blowing past the standard set by its cousin – the Magic Bullet.
Therefore, the only time I’d recommend a Magic Bullet is if you genuinely don’t have the extra $40 to get the upgraded and far better performing NutriBullet. I have a friend who ‘likes’ his Magic Bullet, and a friend who LOVES his NutriBullet. The difference is clearly more than enough to make it worth the extra investment.
So That Sums Up Our Magic Bullet Vs NutriBullet Breakdown.
Now that we gave you our opinion about the NutriBullet and Magic Bullet, let’s talk about our two other alternative blenders for people interested in a single serve machine.
Blender Recommended Choice #3: Ninja BL660 Professional Style Blender with Single Serve
Not quite a NutriBullet, yet not quite a Vitamix or Blendtac. It fits somewhere snuggly in-between the two brands.
Using Ninja BL660 you will easily be able to tell the difference between it and cheap $50 models that break, slow down and constantly need parts replaced. The Ninja BL660 is reliable, sturdy and up to par with the best of them.
Breaking down ice is a piece of cake; turning it into a snow texture in a matter of seconds. It pulverizes fruits and veggies with the pulp to give you a truly satisfying morning, afternoon or evening snack. Plus, every piece on this sturdy machine feels like quality.
Speaking of price, it is $139 at most retail stores. It doesn’t break the bank but compared to the power and effectiveness of the NutriBullet it isn’t exactly the most affordable ‘best’ option. Still you can expect to have a lasting energy boost from the fruit and veggie smoothies your Ninja BL660 creates.
Blender Recommended Choice #4: Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender
This makes it great to drink on the way to school or work and it is fast and easy to make.
It quickly makes frozen coffee drinks, smoothies, and milkshakes without breaking a sweat. The biggest drawback is that there needs to be extra bottles for it. It’s great for one person to use. Not so great when multiple people fall in love with this handy little blending machine.
It retails at most stores for $40, making it the cheapest blender option we recommend. It’s small, portable and perfect for the college student dorm room.
The negatives, outside of it being far less powerful and effective like the other blender recommendations above, are that it needs a tighter lid.
At this moment the flip cap has a weak tension closure with no rubber gasket around the sip hole. This means that if you’re carrying this around anywhere in the bag you may find a little smoothie surprise covered on your hand!
It is highly recommended you do NOT attempt to do anything else with this blender such as making homemade fresh salsa, nut butters, granitas, and soups. Leave that to mid to full sized blenders that were designed to handle it.
Overall, you can’t go wrong with either of the four blender recommendations we gave you above. They serve difference purposes for the individual buyer. For some people it comes down to a matter of personal preference. You are sure to find a blender here that fits your needs without spending your time looking for alternatives.
Thank you for reading and enjoy your new blender