Nutribullet Vs Blender: Comparison Of 2 Top Rated Blender Types

NutriBullet vs blender, which one is better?

If you are asking yourself this question, it means you are in the market for a new blending system. You have likely heard about the NutriBullet, either from friends, family, or one of their advertisements. The NutriBullet is arguably the most well-known blender on the planet.

But is it worth the hype? Should you buy a new NutriBullet or pick up a full-sized blender? The answer depends on your specific needs. The NutriBullet is great for making personal shakes and smoothies, while a blender is great for making everything. There are some serious pros and cons to each one.

Here I will give an unbiased and highly detailed breakdown of what the NutriBullet offers, what a blender can offer, and what the major differences are between the two machines.

NutriBullet Vs Blender: Comparison


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  • Small & Personal
  • Specifically Designed for Smoothies
  • Comes with Usable Accessories
  • Compact and Easy to Store
  • Trusted Brand New
  • Extremely Affordable


  • Small Serving Sizes Only
  • Known to Fail or Leak
  • Limited Features

Traditional Blender

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  • Large Capacity for Blending
  • Incredibly Powerful Motors
  • Durable and Long-Lasting
  • High-Tech Features, Variable Speeds
  • Many Brands to Choose From
  • Versatile with Many Uses


  • Can be Expensive
  • Often Heavy & Bulky
  • Budget Models can be Poor Quality

How Good is a NutriBullet?

The NutriBullet system works miracles in the kitchen. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle with no limitations while blending delicious smoothies packed full of nutrients and minerals, you definitely want to use the NutriBullet.

The NutriBullet comes in three main models, the original, the Pro, and the Rx. Each model is slightly tougher with a slightly larger capacity than the last, ending with a capacity of 45 ounces in the NutriBullet Rx. This is great because you can choose what size of Bullet best suits your lifestyle.

Each NutriBullet comes with special to-go containers that allow you to blend in the same cup you drink from.  That makes blending extremely easy since you don’t have to fuss with a pitcher and travel mug.

The Features of a NutriBullet

These small personalized blenders are designed to be efficient and quick. Just about any smoothie you want to make can be done in under a minute, from the time you pour the blueberries into the cup to the time you walk out the door with your chilled smoothie in your hand. Now that’s service!

NutriBullet machines are easy to clean because of their removable components, all of which can be placed in the dishwasher or quickly rinsed and washed in the sink. The NutriBullet is small enough that you can tuck the base of the machine out of the way after each blend. No more kitchen clutter.

Every NutriBullet has special nutrient-extracting technology that works to give you the full health benefits of all the fruits and veggies you blend. Thanks to the design of the blades, the NutriBullet blends seeds and grains so that all the nutrients within are released into the smoothie. You always get the best when using the NutriBullet.

How Good is a Blender?

It is a bit tricky to compare blenders to NutriBullets. There are simply too many different blender systems. You can get a small budget blender with a single speed and a pulse feature, or you can get an ultra-expensive blender with digital technology, variable speeds, and blades that could grind concrete into dust.

With a blender, you generally get a large 64 to 74-ounce blending container, a very powerful motor, hardened stainless-steel blades, recipe booklets, and other handy accessories like portable drinking tumblers and plastic tampers. Most blenders are slim enough to fit discreetly anywhere in your kitchen.

Most high-quality blenders come with a warranty of anywhere between 5 and 10 years. However, low-budget blenders are often unreliable with motors that overheat and blades that go dull. Always check the reviews when looking into a full-sized blender. Reliability is going to be key.

The Features of a Blender

The features will depend on the blender. It generally comes down to price. A $100 blender is not going to have the same features as a $500 blender. And blenders can get pretty expensive, especially top of the range models like the Vitamix 750.

That said, the key features you can expect from a blender include variable speed controls, pre-programmed blending cycles, self-cleaning, supercharged motor, smartly designed blades, touchscreen controls, plus nutrient and vitamin extraction.

The best blenders also work as food processors, kneading pizza dough, mixing pancake batter, preparing salsas and guacamole, and even grinding whole grains and dry products like coffee beans. Blenders are super versatile and have a lot of handy uses.

Which is Better, the NutriBullet or a Standard Blender?

You must decide the verdict for yourself. Personally, I prefer a standard blender. With a NutriBullet you can create quick personal shakes and smoothies, but it does not do much outside of that. The motor is not that strong for crushing ice, and some models have been known to leak.

With a quality blender, there is definitely no leakage. Because some motors output up to 1000 Watts, you can expect whatever you’re blending to be ground into a drinkable paste. Most large blenders have the ability to crush ice into flakes of snow in a few seconds. Even leafy greens will be ripped and torn into a yummy substance.

I also like having a blender because of its capacity. With a normal glass blender, I can make up to 90 ounces with one push of a button. I can then store them in the fridge. Some blenders even come with single-serve cups that attach directly to the motor. In that way, some blenders are full-sized and single serving, stealing the job of the NutriBullet.

In the end, it depends on what you want to do. If you only want shakes and smoothies for yourself, the NutriBullet is the best choice for you. If you want more options, more power, and a larger capacity for drinks, just buy a normal blender.

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Jessica Mason

Jessica is a clinical dietitian who believes in the power of healthy eating for controlling weight. When she is not working with patients, you'll find her coming up with meal and diet plans based on scientific evidence. Jessica likes the outdoors, socializing, and making delicious smoothies.