As people are starting to turn to a healthier diet, more and more new innovative models of bullet blenders are being introduced. This simple, versatile kitchen gadget is normally compact and can fit into small spaces in the kitchen.
Bullet blenders not only allow you to create your healthy drinks within minutes but also save your time and effort doing your daily cooking tasks and making quick dishes in no time. There are 2 best-known lines of bullet blenders at the present– NutriBullet and Magic Bullet.
Although Magic Bullet may not be the most powerful blender, it is one of the cheapest, making it ideal for those on a tight budget to test the waters with. Meanwhile, NutriBullet, with its superior motor and performance, will offer you a smoother texture and satisfy your creativity for new recipes.
Here’s my 6 top picks of bullet blender models that truly stand out in the 2 lines along with some replacement parts for you to look up on just in case. Let’s begin.
1. Magic Bullet NutriBullet Rx N17-1001 Blender
Out of the Nutribullet series, this NutriBullet Rx 1700 can be considered the most powerful, which is twice the power compared to many products of its kind. It does a great job liquidating almost anything including ice, frozen fruits and breaking down the smallest seeds.
The bullet juicer comes with 2 cups that screw directly onto the base and the 1-liter pitcher is a great bonus if you have a small family or plan on creating large quantities. You’ll also get a special pitcher for making hot soup, which is a new extra feature separating the blender from its rivals.
Also, there’s a pouring lid, a to-go lid and rim as well as a cleaning brush to get under the blades. The set also includes a tool that helps to twist off the hot extractor blade after every use. There’s a rubber lining inside the base to prevent stains being stuck inside, making cleaning easier.
There’s no need for twisting or turning to get the cup right onto the base. All you have to do is to place the cup directly in the base and it will just drop in, which immediately activates the blending. To stop the machine, lift the cup off the base or press the power button.
Unlike some blenders with a pile of small parts that have to be individually cleaned and would end up with some hidden gunk somewhere, this Nutribullet Rx is incredibly easy to clean. Simply pour water into the container and turn on the machine for 10 seconds then use the blade brush for stubborn leftovers.
Despite the innovative features, one common issue is that the machine’s gasket ring has a tendency to come off and get sucked into the blender. The best way to solve this is to double check the ring before turning on the blender and avoid removing the ring after every use. Still, no need to worry should this happen since you can always get a pack of 4 replacement rings on Amazon.
Overall, although there’s still room for improvement regarding the design of this Nutribullet Rx, this is surely ideal for kick-starting a healthy diet.
2. Magic Bullet Blender, Small, Silver, 11 Piece Set
This is an affordable, convenient and quite effective blender that can be used for a fast smoothie on a daily basis.
The Magic Bullet juicer is claimed by its manufacturer to be BPA-free. Usage instruction is very simple with no buttons or complicated manual readings. The machine operates by either pushing down the top and let go to pulse, or push down, turn clockwise for automatically blending.
The machine is supposed to serve multiple purposes, including chopping, mixing, blending, whipping, grinding and mincing. However, it seems to have difficulty performing all of these tasks.
The item does a pretty nice job blending the fruits and crushing the ice, but it tends to take about 30 seconds for the texture to be completely smooth, which is longer than the 10-second guarantee. This is due to the fact that while the parts at the bottom are blended pretty nicely, the large chunks at the top were left virtually untouched.
This is also the case for making sorbets, salsa, butters, or mincing garlic. The machine does crush and blend, but the result is definitely not smooth and large chunks remain. As the result, you have to stop the blender and give it a hand shake to push the top part down. Still, such performance is understandable given the low power of only 250 watts.
What separates Magic Bullet from its competitors is no other than its size. Barely larger than a coffee cup when removing the blending jar, this model is one of the smallest, most compact blenders out there. There are also single-serving cups included which is great for small, individualized recipes.
The unit is dishwasher safe and produces 93dB – slightly louder than an average blender. One small notice is that the item is not for blending hot liquid. You can heat the taller cup in the microwave for a maximum of 2 minutes without the blade or lid.
Although this is a blender which is rather light-weight in terms of power, its simple design and usage as well as the price range makes it ideal for those wanting a workable bullet juicer but would rather not spend 2-3 times as much.
3. The Original Magic Bullet Special Edition 7-Piece Set Blender
This Original model of Magic Bullet can do almost anything without having the bulk and required storage of a full-sized blender.
The package includes one tall cup with lip ring for making drinks and a shorter cup for other cooking purposes. Since there are fewer lesser-used parts and the base is quite compact, the blender will fit on your counter well and doesn’t take much storing space.
The blade is made from stainless steel, capable of chopping, grating or blending ingredients to your liking. Blending soups? Some small chopping up? Making whipping cream? Grinding spices? Feel free to be creative because this machine can do it all.
One small notice is that since the blade is quite small in size, it might not shred everything completely, in case you wish for a perfectly smooth texture and frozen fruits or hard nuts might not turn out well with this machine. However, the blender does a great job making smoothies and power drinks.
This Magic Bullet model can be used everyday for blending drinks, saving the overripening fruits from spoiling while maintaining a good health and stamina. Cleaning is as quick and not-messy as using it. The gadget is high-quality and can withstand impact from daily usage.
In short, this is a functional, convenient, easy to clean juicer that will become an indispensable part of your daily life.
4. NutriBullet Pro – 9 pc
After the introduction of the 600W version came a bigger and more powerful Nutribuller Pro 900W which is expected to outperform its predecessor. This Nutribullet Pro 9 pc is one of the products belonging to this series.
With a 900-watt motor, this Nutribullet Pro can process frozen fruits, veggies and seeds perfectly into an impressive smooth texture. It can even pulverize fibers of kale and ginger. The machine has the power to tackle the tough stuff with smoothies resulting without any lumps.
One of the item’s strengths lies in the ease of usage. The instruction is quite similar to that of Magic Bullet – push down to pulse or push and turn to lock in the “on” setting. This gives it a competitive edge over many other blenders where you have to keep holding the top from start to finish.
Another advantage is the extra-large 32-ounce and 24-ounce jars which allows for more cycling of packed ingredients. Plus, the cup is portable and can be taken on the go, which is a nice extra touch. The extra lids and pieces are also nice but come with the trade-off of taking up a little more storage space.
Cleaning time takes only about 10 seconds before it’s ready for the next use. The blade is not suitable for dishwashing so make sure to wash it immediately after using to avoid build-ups. Also, this Pro 900W model doesn’t have the heating function present in the Nutribullet RX so you should avoid hot liquid when using this item.
However, this Nutribullet pro is not a very durable machine that will last for years to come. To conclude, I can say this item is a great place to begin your blending journey and bring it to the next level.
5. NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray
What separates this NutriBullet NBR-12 from the items above is its 600-watt motor, which enable the machine to chop nuts or crush frozen fruits and small ice to a smooth consistency. The powerful motor also reduces your preparation time of making a drink. No need to worry about waking late and not being able to make your smoothie in time.
Besides the motor, this personal bullet juicer also comes with several useful parts. There are 2 mixing containers that can be plugged directly onto the base and pressed to start blending. The small cup can hold up to 1 and a half cups, while the larger one can hold 2,5 cups. But remember not to fill the cup above the fill line to avoid leakages.
What’s more, the set includes 2 blades which serve different purposes. One of the blades will chop down larger pieces while the other quickly shreds them to tackle both soft and hard food preparation. The machine will burst the seeds open, shred tough skins and crack through stems to bring out the vital nutrition.
There’s no power buttons for control and uses pulses for operating instead. This might be considered a setback by some users who wish to control the speed and power of the blending. One compensation for this is that the blender operates rather quietly, considering its powerful motor.
With such impressive performance, this blender deserves a place on the list as a wonderful small-scale smoothie blender.
6. NutriBullet Pro – 13-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (900 Watts)
After the 600W model of NutriBullet blender came a more powerful NutriBullet Pro 900 series.
The item has a powerful motor of 900W, which is stronger than its predecessor and more than triple the Magic Bullet motor. The 13-piece set also includes bigger cups of 32Oz and 2 extractor blades. Plus, the copper finish gives the machine a more eye-catching and attractive look to it.
With 4 different extra-wide cups, 2 blades and 3 lids, the blender will require considerable room in your cabinets. However, assembling and operating this item are a breeze, especially with the complementary cook book and nutrition guide.
The blade and motor are capable of tearing through frozen fruits, ice and protein powder with ease to create a delicious smoothie in record time – only about 12 seconds. The resulting yield mostly has a smooth texture without chunks of fruits or nuts left inside.
The multi-purpose blender does quite a good job blending, but is exceptional at grinding coffee beans and pureeing soup ingredients. Once you’ve done blending, the pitcher is easily removable and portable which can be taken right on the go. Cleaning is a cinch, too, as the cup is separated from the base.
Like its predecessor, there’s no power button or different settings. Plus, one issue commonly occurred is the gasket ring, which is used to seal between the cup and the blade housing, have a tendency to fall out and be shreded by the blades.
One piece of advice from my experience would be to double check to see whether the ring is secured on the right spot before using it. In case such a problem occurs, you can always buy a replacement pack and return using right away.
If you’re looking for a personal bullet juicer and have a couple of bucks to spend, this item will make a worthy investment. This machine offers similar quality to blenders 2 or 3 times its cost and definitely much better than those in the $30 range. Definitely recommend!
II. Attachment + replacement:
1. Magic Bullet Blender Replacement Cross and Flat Blades – Replacement Parts With 4 Gaskets for 250W Magic Bullet Blender Juicer Mixer
The magic bullet juicer attachment set consists of 2 blades and 4 additional gasket rings specified for the Magic Bullet lines of NB-101S, MB 1001B, MBR-1101, MBR-1701.
The 2 blades have different designs to suit a range of purposes. The cross blade is used to chop, grate and blend foods like onions, cheese, meats and make tasty frozen drinks. Meanwhile, the flat blade is especially made for whipping cream and grinding coffee beans or spices. The blades are both dishwasher-safe.
Besides the 2 blender gaskets already attached to the blades, the package also comes with 4 spare rings which is a nice extra. The gasket rings ensure a tight seal on the blade and prevent a leakage mess when you use the blender.
When you do the cleaning, try to avoid removing the gasket ring out from the blade because this will loosen the part, making it less effective overtime. To keep the blender at top condition, my advice is to replace the ring every 6 months or whenever you find the item to loosen up.
I would highly recommend buying such replacement sets for specific parts instead of getting a completely new blender since these parts can perform just as well as a new one. Remember to check whether these pieces are compatible with your Magic Bullet model at home.
2. 2pack 16oz Replacement Cups for the Magic Bullet Blender Juicer (Not for the Nutribullet)
These replacement cups are those whose cups are broken or who would like to have multiple blending cups on hand for mixing wet ingredients and dry ones such as flour or spices without having to constantly clean and dry the cup.
The cups are claimed to be BPA-free and can be used in the micro-wave. Although they’re sized slightly differently from the original cups, the blade fits just right with no leaking. Plus, the 2 cups can be stacked to take up less space since there’s no handle on the side.
As I mentioned earlier, please remember to check the compatibility of the cups and your bullet juicer. These cups are not for the NutriBullet, the Magic Bullet 900 series or the Platinum Pro.
3. 32oz Replacement Mug Tall Large Cup for Nutri Bullet Blender Juicer Mixer Part Accessory
This 32 oz extra-large cup is BPA-free and micro-wave safe. There’s little to complain about the quality and durability of the cup – smooth threads, no bubbles or cracking. The up-sized helps you to prepare healthy food and drinks for the whole family.
The cup will work well with the NutriBullet 600W and Nutri Bullet Pro 900. I wouldn’t suggest this item to those with the NutriBullet RX, the Magic Bullet or Ninja bullet juicer since it might leak around the edge. What’s more, be sure to check whether your other replacements are compatible before purchasing.
One common problem to this product is the fitting, so double check with the manufacturer to avoid any undesirable results afterwards. Also, the price is a little on the expensive side for 1 replacement cup so make sure it will actually work should you decide to buy one.
4. Replacement Blades for Nutribullet 600W 900W Blenders Juicer Mixer Nutri Bullet Blender Cross Blades + 1 Gasket Replacement (1)
Although this replacement set is not an original NutriBullet, it works just as fine as the original product. The package includes one large cup, one cross blades with a gasket replacement and a take-out cap.
The cup is a large 32 oz blending cup which is made from high-quality plastic and is dishwasher-safe. What make this item truly wonderful are the measurements lines, enabling you to measure your portions within the cup and saving your precious time.
The blade attachment is stainless steel and includes a preinstalled gasket for a complete seal. Moreover, the take-out cap is a nice extra bonus which allows you to conveniently carry your drinks along to work or the gym.
This replacement set works best with the NutribBullet 600W and the NutriBullet Pro 900W but not the NutriBullet RX or Ninja Blenders.
I hope that you enjoy the bullet juicer review above and have had a grasp of which specific line and model will best suit your need. You can have my word that this little gadget will prove irreplaceable in your kitchen.