Looking for a great kitchen gadget to make a smoothie or blend up something quick and simple? You've probably discovered that NutriBullet is a popular choice thanks to its unique bullet-shaped design and affordable price.
Since the company launched the original NutriBullet, a personal blender with a 600-watt motor, it's become a go-to small appliance for those looking for an easy-to-use blending device for single-serve recipes.
After years of testing a wide array of NurtriBullet-branded appliances, our favorite, is the NutriBullet Select(available at Amazon), a 1,000-watt personal blender, which creates a near-perfect smoothie.
But we've found a lot to love about many of the brand's other products.
Here are the best NutriBullet models we tested and reviewed:
Best Overall: NutriBullet Select
Best for Juice: NutriBullet Juicer Pro
Best for Baby Food: NutriBullet Baby
NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender
NutriBullet Pro 1000
Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.
If you’re looking for the best personal blender for everyday use, look no further than the NutriBullet Select. In our testing, it aced all the blending tasks we threw at it. It also includes advanced features like soup-making and crushing ice that are reserved for full-sized blenders, meaning this personal blender can tackle basic kitchen tasks beyond making a smoothie.
This 1,000-watt blender has four settings—Extract, High, Low, and Pulse—located on a responsive control pad located on the front of the motor base. When users press Extract, the blender will start a pre-programmed blending cycle that shuts off after one minute. The Pulse feature lets you dice and chop vegetables with ease.
The NutriBullet Select excelled in the smoothie test when we used the Extract setting—the resulting smoothie was perfectly smooth. Plus, the measurement markings on the pitcher come in handy when following a recipe or otherwise measuring ingredients.
Its accessories include a 32-ounce pitcher with lid, a 24-ounce handled cup, a tamper, and to-go lids. The tamper is useful when making thin batter, gravies, and marinades. It can also be used to scramble eggs and process both cooked foods and uncooked fruits. The to-go lids, cups, and pitcher are top-rack dishwasher-safe.
The only thing we don’t like about the Select is that it’s slightly bigger than our previous winner, which makes it a bit less storage-friendly. However, its slim body still makes it relatively easy to move around and be put away.
As high-end juicers don’t come cheap, this NutriBullet’s Juicer Pro is a much more affordable alternative to other juicers we’ve tested. Juicing felt easy and quick. While the yields weren’t as impressive as the masticating models that we’ve tested, this juicer outperformed the other centrifugal models in the testing.
Whether it was spinach, or kale and apple, or grapefruit, the cups of juice it made were free of pulp, smooth, and delicious. The plunger is dual-sized which is useful, as it allows you to push down both large and small ingredients with ease. This one is also easy to clean. You can easily lift up the pulp basin and clean the components either in the sink or in the dishwasher, as they’re dishwasher-safe. The included brush is also very useful for getting rid of the residual pulp that’s stuck on the sieve.
It’s loud but you probably won’t be dealing with the noise for too long, as its powerful motor can get the work done within seconds, much faster than my Vitamix pro-style blender. Like many juicers, this NutriBullet is bulky. Before purchasing one for yourself, you may want to make sure you have enough cabinet storage space or that you’re willing to dedicate a permanent spot for a juicer on your countertop.
The NutriBullet Baby scored our Best Value award for best baby food makers even though it's not an all-in-one food maker. It doesn’t steam your food, it just purees it. That said, it’s still a terrific value thanks to all of the parts and pieces.
It includes a freezer tray with a lid, six storage cups, a short cup, and a recipe book. The compact design makes for easy storage, doesn't take up a lot of counter space, and the extra containers are very helpful when it comes to putting away the food you just made.
Using it is very simple: you put the blender bowl on the power base, press down, and it blends. It’s fairly easy to clean and blends quickly. The purees from the NutriBullet certainly weren’t bad, but they weren’t very consistent: some were perfectly smooth, while others had some chunks of food in them, especially at the bottom under the blades due to the shape of the bowl. It holds a decent amount of food, the manual and recipe book were very helpful, and the containers made it easy to pack everything up.
Comes with a lot of containers to store the finished food
Blender makes consistently smooth purees
Very easy to use
Food got stuck under the blades due to the shape of the bowl
Valerie Li Stack, Reviewed's senior cooking writer and Cassidy Olsen, Reviewed's former Kitchen and Cooking editor, as well as other Reviewed experts used a mix of scientific procedures and real-world usable to test NutriBullet models, comparing them against other like products.
We focused our testing on how easy and powerfully these devices could do what they're designed to do.
For personal blenders we mixed up brightly colored yogurt to determine a device's speed, mixing capabilities, and how far the blades’ could reach within the container. We also whipped up strawberry-banana smoothies taking note of its speed, noise level, ease of use, lid tightness, and of course, the overall quality of the smoothie. We prioritized portability, design, accessories, and wattage, throughout the testing.
For juicers, we juiced spinach, carrots, grapefruit, a kale and apple combo, and created a cocktail of dense root vegetables. We took note of juice yield, and evaluated for things like design, speed, build quality, accessories, and how easy it was to clean.
How to Use a NutriBullet
As NutriBullet has expanded its line of products, not every blender may work the same. We recommend reading the manufacturer's instructions before using any of the products you purchase.
Generally, these devices are easy to use. After you plug it in, add your ingredients to the capsule or container. If you're making a smoothie or recipe that involves liquids, add those in last. Make sure the container is locked into the base and the blades are securely in place. Close the lid and make sure it's on tight.
Turn on the device and blend until you get your desired results.
Cleaning a NutriBullet is best by hand, although some of the containers are dishwasher safe if placed on the top rack. Again, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions that come with the appliance.
Other NutriBullet Blenders We Tested
NutriBullet Smart Touch
With its ultra-sleek touchscreen, this affordable blender is definitely easy on the eyes. However, the touchscreen’s limited feedback can make it difficult to know if you’ve actually pushed a button. This blender impressed us with its 1500 watts of power, intuitive controls, and consistent results.
Like other NutriBullet models we tested, it won’t operate unless the lid is fully secured, which seems like a helpful safety feature in theory, but also makes it somewhat frustrating to operate. The lid is relatively difficult to remove and reattach because there are three separate places for it to snap on, and there’s a sensor peg it must align with to function properly.
This wouldn’t be a bad blender to own, as it performed well during our mixing and chopping tests, and it’ll look nice on your countertop if storage is limited.
The NutriBullet Pro 1000 is the newer, more powerful version of the NutriBullet Pro. Its performance is a slight improvement compared to its predecessor, but not impressive enough to top our list.
Its main advantage is how easy it is to use this blender—just plug it into an electrical outlet and twist the blending cup to lock it in place. It’s powerful enough to make a smoothie with no visible chunks of fruit, but it also doesn’t have any additional settings.
It comes with two blending cups (one 32-ounce and one 24-ounce) and two to-go lids. Despite its relatively high wattage, it’s one of the quietest blenders we’ve tested.
Its size may be great for people with limited kitchen space—you can either store it in the cabinet or leave it on the counter. However, it’s difficult to hand wash with ease because the blending cup is small and the base is narrow. The good news is, the blending cup and to-go lids are dishwasher safe, just be sure to use the top rack.
The NutriBullet Pro has a powerful 900-watt motor and a cup capacity of 32 ounces. Whether you’re making a smoothie for yourself or for making enough to share with others, this blending cup certainly has enough room.
There’s no ON button—all you need to do is place the blending cup on top of the motor base, and twist it to lock. The texture of our testing results was smooth with no visible ingredient lumps.
It’s also exceptionally stable while doing its job. Some blenders shift around during blending, but I didn’t have to hold down this blender to keep it in one place.
The original NutriBullet is a great multi-purpose personal blender, with a 600-watt motor, that ran through our tests without an issue. Unfortunately, its wide containers, heavy base, and flimsy travel attachments kept us from awarding it with higher praise.
If you’re looking to make a lot of smoothie at once and drink it around the house, the NutriBullet is a good option—but if you plan to take the cups with you on the go day after day, you’d be better off with a more travel-friendly blender.
The NutriBullet Rx falls between a personal and a full-sized blender. It’s packed with features such as the Souperblast mode, which allows users to make soup and puree hard ingredients. This blender was stable during all our blending tests thanks to its sturdy build.
In our tests, we were impressed with how powerfully it blends ingredients. With a 1,700-watt motor, it crushes ice, frozen fruit, and roasted nuts with ease. We also like the soup feature because it expands the possible uses for this blender.
The Rx comes with more accessories than other NutriBullet blenders we’ve tested. In addition to the spare to-go cups and lids, it has a cleaning brush, a blade remover, and an oversized cup with pitcher lid. We like that the lids are designed to make pouring effortless with no spilling.
The blender can self-clean, thanks again to its powerful motor, which makes cleaning a breeze. However, it does have a downside. It fell slightly short on the smoothie test, as we found very tiny pieces of frozen pineapple in the smoothie. It wasn’t a deal breaker but it definitely knocked the Rx a couple spots down in ranking.
It wasn’t the fastest at mixing, which is partly due to the lack of a pulse feature. You can manually pulse the blender by turning it on and off using the Start button, but we don't recommend it.
The Reviewed staff is based in the heart of Cambridge, MA. Backed by our knowledgeable writers and rigorous test labs, we're working hard to make sure you can make the right decisions about what to buy.
Our team is here for one purpose: to help you buy the best stuff and love what you own. Our writers, editors, and lab technicians obsess over the products we cover to make sure you're confident and satisfied. Have a different opinion about something we recommend? Email us and we'll compare notes.