Nutribullet: the Real Low-Down on This Glorified Blender

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When the company first sent me a Nutribullet for review, I unpacked it with excitement and immediately started loading the tall, bullet-like plastic cup with kale, carrots, ginger, berries, and a bunch of other produce I had in the crisper. Instead of reading the instructions, I followed the lead of the brightly colored pictures on the box and the handbook, dumping in chunky vegetables and fruits until the contents reached the top of the extractor cup.

My failure to read turned out to be a mistake. I figured out how to screw the blade-equipped cover onto the tall cup and lock the vessel onto the base, allowing the blending process to start. But the contents barely shifted, let alone liquified, and I started to detect the scent of burning plastic as I continued to watch the frustrated blades whirring inside the cup. This is because I neglected to add any water, I discovered when I became confused enough to crack open the instructions booklet. When I did add the liquid and blended again, I ended up with a concoction that was about as tasty as you might imagine. The Nutribullet, it turns out, does not have the power to make liquified ginger, berries, and carrots taste very good.

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Camille Lamb
The Nutribullet and its many parts and blades.
When I deigned to read a little more, the booklet gave specific instructions on how to create a "Nutriblast." Too specific for my tastes, in fact. It suggested one fill the base of the container with two cups of leafy greens, adding an equal-sized layer of fruit on top of that, and then topping it off with a "boost," like walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds before adding water to the fill line of the cup. Spoiled by the flexibility of my traditional single-serve blender, I lacked the patience to read more about the ins and outs of this new machine, so I put it back on the shelf until the breakdown of my standard blender forced me to resurrect it.

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Camille Lamb
A Nutribullet blend with bok choy, frozen organic strawberries, raw vegan protein powder, spirulina, and chia. We topped it with unsweetened almond milk for a delicious drink.

With a renewed curiosity, I did a YouTube search and found a video in which a woman compares the blending capacity of the Nutribullet to the popular Ninja blender. Impressed by her results (the Nutribullet blend was noticeably creamier, more consistent, and more appetizing-looking), I started reading the Nutribullet handbook a bit more closely, to find that it made a compelling argument for the device.



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28 comments
letsbehonest
letsbehonest

I love my nutribullet, it sounds like the author of this article was just angry that the nutribullet didn't make his blended fruits and veggies taste like pizza.

ellebean
ellebean

it doesn't sound like the NutriBullet is a substitute for a Juicer.

cancer75
cancer75

I love the honesty of this review. I am a reformed "try first, read later" guy and after letting my Nutribullet sit on a shelf (because I'm used to my blender) I'll finally give it a try. 

dosbama
dosbama

We have had a Nutribullet for 3 or 4 years with great success and easy to use. Not sure why there are so many negative comments...we use it every morning and have been for the 4 or 4 years we've had it. For the money it is a deal. We have a Vitamix and love it for big jobs or cooking etc., but the Nutribullet is great for what it is..not expensive, easy to use, dependable and very durable. 

lucigene
lucigene

Mine is also sitting on the shelf. I went back to my blender. I followed directions but if I don't add enough water the mix is grainy and thick and if I add enough water the "juice" is tasteless. 

timothyg2
timothyg2

the Nutribullet is not worth the money.  from the beginnin it leaked and when I called the company I ws told it ws my fault. so I continue to work with it and try.  finally I understand that iall the plastic containers are made poorly and cheaply. The small knobs that connect to the porew base break very earsily  and fit one breaks it effect all the rest and you cannot get a tifht seal,

this man professes his concerns for our health, He claims to hav physicaias as parents and so you want to trust him.  He is a fortune seeker, especially with the most vulerable....the poor, the sick, those stiving to live a more nautral life.

Nutribullte, is a fake and not woth, even tow of them for the price of one. 

DO NOT GET DUPPED INTO THIS SCAM.  I am older and have see thee types of things come and go.  He is one th will go, living off money we paid hime for this piece of shirt.  Mayber one day her will figure out a way to make ammends to those he has hurt.

Peace, 

Timothy Gallagher

Ps now I am looking carefully at Ninja Product 

bernie1664
bernie1664

Thanks for the heads up. I am about to buy a Nutribullet and as a "none instruction reader" myself, I would have no doubt fallen into the same trap as you did.

dar4him2
dar4him2

There is a NutriBullet Recipe's page on Facebook. On that site, I found Shop/Store..there are lots of accessories listed there with prices! The recipe book was there and I believe it was $29.95. Hope this helps! I also Liked the NutriBullet page..found helpful hints there from consumers.

brown7538
brown7538

brown7538 does any one know where to get the recipe book? Pls let me know thks

cecilsali
cecilsali

I just tried to purchase this in Australia but it costs almost $300.00, do you think it is worth the money?


DougV
DougV

This Nutribullet review seems to be more complete than this one,I just love this nutrition extractor and I agree with the previous commenter that you can create a lot of delicious smoothies with this machine.

NessW
NessW

It must be nice to have the money to buy something for a hundred bucks and barely even try it before putting it away and forgetting about it until your blender broke.

jshall65
jshall65

What a horrible review.  The next time I want to read a review, I hope it is from someone who reads directions.  You did a disservice to the Nutribullet with this lame review.  I have had mine for a short while but took the time to read the directions. Easy breezy to use and it is a smooth as you want it by how long you choose to mix it up.  You can add almond milk but I like to add the water for less calories.     I also got a great recipe book with my order that gives directions to help different types of things such as the immune system, inflammation, etc.  It is easy to do and most recipe's say to add about half your jar with your green things (like spinach, kale, etc) and about 1/2 cup of two types of fruit and perhaps a banana and finish off with walnuts or other types of things like almonds.   I also got the SuperFood, SuperBoost mix made by Nutribullet that came with my order and I add about a tablespoon.  You can buy this SuperBoost at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  If you are watching your sugar, you may not want to do more than one drink a day but my energy level is really impacted by only one drink.   I did not want to spend a ton to try this out and the price at $99.00 was reasonable.  I like it better than an expensive extractor which separates out all the good pulp  which is what you really want in your drink not something to throw away.  

acrisafull
acrisafull

I would like to create 2 combo blasts to each address 2 different issues.  My wife has fibromyalgia.  The very first drink I made gave her almost instant relief.  However, she also has arthritis.  I would like to address both in one drink, if possible, without losing the efficacy of  one. 

I am been using a basic blast which has done wonders for my energy and digestion.  I would also like to create one drink to address diabetic issues.  Any suggestions?

Thanks 

Tony

juicingwizard
juicingwizard

NutriBullet is amazing.  Forget the Ninja Blender or VitaMix.  It's inexpensive and does an amazing job on tough smoothies.

chloe.evelyn
chloe.evelyn

Yea!! Just add water and the nutri bullet is a hit...thanks Camille I loved that juice great fuel before work for a long night ahead

dar4him2
dar4him2

@brown7538  There is a NutriBullet Recipe's page on Facebook. On that site, I found Shop/Store..there are lots of accessories listed there with prices! The recipe book was there and I believe it was $29.95. Hope this helps! I also Liked the NutriBullet page..found helpful hints there from consumers.

ron.d77
ron.d77

@cecilsali worth $300 i got one as im in australia too. My mate got one online and the american one has a diffrent voltage composition, blew his mains. The $300 price tag is because they make it just for us down under for a much smaller market. Recomended.

cupcakecows
cupcakecows

@cecilsali Can you order online?  They have a 2-for-1 special.  $300 is outrageous. But you have to compare the cost of the Nutribullet to doctor bills/medical expenses too.   It's much better than a juicer because nothing goes to waste.   Love it.

cupcakecows
cupcakecows

@cecilsali Can you order online?  They have a 2-for-1 deal now.    $300 is outrageous.  But you also have to compare the cost of the Nutribullet to doctor bills/medical expenses.

rwmalexandra
rwmalexandra

She didnt buy it, it was given to her to review.

Terrible review, you should take it down and rewrite, start with "I read the directions..." You wasted ten minutes of my time reading this and caused enough disgust to waste another minute telling you as much.

ajw76
ajw76

If you don't mind me asking, what is the name of the recipe book you bought.

Thanks!

cecilsali
cecilsali

@jshall65  I just tried to buy this, im in Australia and it costs nearly $300.00, so dont think I will bother now. If it was only $99 here, I would buy it in a heart beat.


kitchendoc1
kitchendoc1

$300 is outrageous.  If you have a Kohls store around and get their mailings (because of their credit card), you will often get coupons for

30% off.  Combine that 30% with their sale price $189 down to $149 for the 900 watt supper dupper model and it's a great deal! Does it work? You betcha! READ the directions! As with any appliance, there are right and wrong ways to use it besides just plugging it in and using the very obvious parts that only fit one way!  If you're a guy reading this - read the directions anyway, you'll be glad you did......

dar4him2
dar4him2

There is a NutriBullet Recipe's page on Facebook. On that site, I found Shop/Store..there are lots of accessories listed there with prices! The recipe book was there and I believe it was $29.95. Hope this helps! I also Liked the NutriBullet page..found helpful hints there from consumers.

rebecca.so.driven
rebecca.so.driven

@cecilsali I use Bongo personal shopper to buy stuff from the US..sometimes it helps save money. sometimes its about the same... it might be worth checking out


letsbehonest
letsbehonest

@rwmalexandra Well I disagree with you, because we're all taught in elementary school to read the directions first.  So, taking the first two paragraphs to just explain you're an idiot before a negative review, just makes me believe you have no credibility to be reviewing anything in the first place. 

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