Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet which blender do you choose?
Bullet style blenders have skyrocketed in popularity in the last five years. They take all of the work out of smoothie making, and make whipping up a batch of margaritas a breeze.
So, if you are trying to be more healthy and want to include some extra fruit and vegetables in your diet then having one of these blenders to hand in your kitchen will make it a lot easier to make that change.
The big names on the market for blenders are Nutribullet, Magic Bullet and the Nutri Ninja.
The Magic Bullet only has one model which has a 250 Watt. The Nutribullet has a few more options when it comes to power. The available options from Nutribullet are:
- Nutribullet - 600 Watt
- Nutribullet Pro - 900 Watt
- Nutribullet RX - 1700 Watt
In the interest of fairness we will be reviewing the Nutribullet 600 Watt model. The original bullet blender from Nutribullet it is commonly referred to as the classic model.
Here the battle of the bullet mixers falls between Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet.
The Nutribullet mixer has a high torque 600 Watt motor than can tackle almost anything. Whether it is ice straight from the freezer or hard vegetables like carrots the Nutribullet can handle them with ease.
Apples, carrots froze fruit and veg are not much of an issue for this little power house.
With a 600 Watt motor it can also double as a fairly capable grinder. If you are a coffee addict like me you agree nothing beats the smell of freshly ground coffee beans.
The Nutribullet can be used to get a pretty good ground from your favorite roast beans.
Note: because grinding coffee beans can leave an oily layer on the inside of your blender be sure to wash and dry it thoroughly after use.
Like a lot of bullet blenders the Nutribullet is a single speed machine so there are no external switches or dials to fiddle about with.
Simply fill the cup with your ingredients, add whatever liquids you like, screw on the blade bottom. The push down the cup, blade end first and twist to activate the motor, it couldn't be simpler!
Make sure not to run the blender continuously. It is best to use short burst of no more than 20 seconds.
Perfect for that morning smoothie you have a choice of different sized cups. One large cup of 24 ounces and two additional cups of 18 ounce cups.
To help seal in all that goodness you get two screw on tops. And if you are on the go and want to bring your favorite smoothie with you then there is also an over-sized flip top included.
If you want even more power than the original Nutribullet then the next generation model the Nutribullet pro has a 900 Watt motor.
- 600 Watt motor
- 1 tall, 2 short cups included
- 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade
- 1 year warranty
The Magic Bullet is a firm favorite with those people that enjoy a nutritous fruit smoothie whether it's as a treat on the weekend or every day of the week as a way to get more natural vitamins and minerals into their diet.
It is perfectly suited to soft fruits and leaves like spinach or some peppery rocket.
Of course you are not just limited to smoothies. How about easy guacamole, salsa or most other mouth watering party dips.
The lower power of the Magic Bullet will actually get you better results when it comes to softer foods or if you are trying to get a little extra bite in your salsa.
Just like the Nutribullet you add all your favorite ingredients screw on the blade, press it down with a twist and off it goes. No settings or buttons to press.
One of the best things about these bullet blenders is the clean up. Or. rather the lack of it! A quick simple rinse under a cold tap and these blenders are clean unlike a traditional blender that requires you to clean the blade and wipe out the container.
Included with the blender is 1 tall cup, a medium sized party mug and one short cup.
Just like the Nutribullet you also get to ordinary lids and one flip top included in the box.
It is also slightly smaller than the Nutribullet so if space is a premium in your kitchen then that might be a factor that helps push you in the direction of the Magic Bullet.
- 250 Watt motor
- Single blade
- 1 tall cup, 1 party mug and 1 short cup
- 2 solid lids and 1 flip top lid
Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet
Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet which one is right for you and what is the difference between the Nutribullet and Magic Bullet?
The two obvious differences between the Magic Bullet and the Nuribullet is price and power.
The Magic Bullet is the cheaper of the two models. And accordingly it is also less powerful than the more expensive Nutribullet.
The Nutribullet packs a mean 600 Watt motor versus the Magic Bullet's 250 Watt. That's not to say that the Magic Bullet is weak, just that there is a noticeable difference in performance when it comes to hard root vegetables and seeds.
However, some ingredient are better used with a slower RPM than at the much higher one that the Nutribullet has.
If you are looking to make crushed ice in a Nutribullet you may be in for a bit of a disappointment. The speed of the blade and the heat that the bigger motor generates tends to turn the ice back into water much too easy if left on for too long.
The Magic Bullet however comes with an ice shaver blade. The combination of the ice shaver blade and the lower speed motor will give you much better results at crushing ice for slushie type drinks.
Where the extra power of the Nutribullet really starts to shine is when you are tackling much harder ingredients.
Looking to grind some coffee beans without needing to purchase a separate coffee grinder? Then the Nutribullet is perfect for the job. Same result if you are looking to grind just about anything into a powder or flour like consistency.
The Nutribullet is perfect for grinding down rough oats if you are looking to make oatmeal flour.
If you are looking to keep a bit more chunkiness to your salsa or are looking to blend up some root vegetables to turn into baby food then the Magic Bullet may be the bet option.
You can get the same type of results with the more powerful Nutribullet you just have to be super careful with the timing of the blending.
The best approach is short bursts. Checking after every two to five second burst of power to see if you have attained the right consistency.
Who is the Magic Bullet for?
Anyone on a budget that only really intends to ever make simple fruit smoothies. For this task and for the price it is a solid performer and is more than sufficient.
It is perfectly capable of handling frozen berries, banana's and green leaves such as spinach.
Who is the Nutribullet for ?
Depending on where you buy you may be able to get the Nutribullet for about $30 more than the Magic Bullet.
If you are looking to really up the ante and be able to handle ice straight from the freezer, hard vegetables and seeds then the Nutribullet is the clear winner.
As mentioned early it also doubles as a grinder for coffee beans and making grains into flour. So the added expense might just be worth it of you don't want to buy two separate machines for you kitchen.