Magic Bullet 11 Piece Set vs NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Side-by-Side Comparison

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 7, 2022
Magic Bullet 250W Personal Blender Review
NutriBullet Pro 900W Personal Blender Review
Blender type
personal
personal
Power
250W
900W

Our Verdict

4.6
Overall Score
  • Performance (60%)
    2.8/10
  • Design (25%)
    7.5/10
  • Usability (15%)
    6.9/10
9.8
Overall Score
  • Performance (60%)
    9.8/10
  • Design (25%)
    9.7/10
  • Usability (15%)
    9.7/10

As expected, the NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro won over the Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set by superiority in our performance tests. 

With an exceptionally powerful motor, it was nearly devoid of compromises for the perfect consistency of protein shake, frozen fruit smoothie, and fibrous greens. It even  turned whole ice cubes into fluffy, snow-like form without any struggle. The Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set, by contrast, wasn’t able to crush ice. Its blending capabilities for frozen fruits, leafy veggies, or raw nuts weren’t comparable either. 

Design-wise, the NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro offers a level of style and user satisfaction that the Magic Bullet can't match. It appears to have combined better standard features and higher-quality materials in an exchange for its pricier cost. 

For the most part, we agree the NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro is a better buy than the Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set. But if you simply want something basic in accordance with your low budget, the Magic Bullet 11-Piece Set is adequate, just don’t expect it to wow you.

Performance

2.8
Performance Scores
  • Protein Shake (40%)
    3.9/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    0/10
  • Fibrous Greens (20%)
    6.0/10
  • Crushed Ice Cubes (10%)
    0/10
9.8
Performance Scores
  • Protein Shake (40%)
    10/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    10/10
  • Fibrous Greens (20%)
    9.0/10
  • Crushed Ice Cubes (10%)
    10/10
3.9

Protein Shake

10
The Magic Bullet Protein Shake 1
Magic Bullet 11 Piece Set Protein Shake
  • Blending Time: 2 mins 10 seconds
  • Result: Very Coarse

In this test, the two minutes and ten seconds we spent with the Magic Bullet produced an undrinkable result. While all the oatmeal was broken down pretty well, most of the blueberries and almonds came out completely intact. As a result, the drink was too chunky to sip on. It also lacked the fruity flavor that our recipe prides itself on. If you want to use this blender for a protein shake, we recommend just using soft ingredients.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Protein Shake
  • Blending Time: 40 seconds
  • Result: Silky Smooth

The NutriBullet Pro is amazingly capable when it comes to preparing protein shakes. In this test, it was the fastest contender, mixing a silky-smooth workout drink in only 40 seconds. It blended well enough that we didn't need to shake the cup to promote contact between the food and blades. The blade spined extremely fast and together with the mighty motor, it allowed the blender to draw everything toward the blades and tear apart each at the same time without any struggle. You might notice there even wasn’t a time that food clinged to the sides of the cup.

0.0

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

10
The Magic Bullet Frozen Fruits Smoothie 1
Magic Bullet 11 Piece Set Frozen Fruits Smoothie
  • Blending Time: 2 minutes
  • Result: Chunky

By our 2-minute cutoff point, the Magic Bullet hadn't fully processed all the ingredients so we considered it to have failed the test and awarded it no points. To be fair, though, the final result was not too bad. While this blender still left behind strawberry chunks, it blended through other ingredients pretty evenly. The smoothie came out smooth; our straw didn't get clogged with hard bits after we removed the two partially blended chunks. It was just quite thin since the blending process was so long that the frozen fruit had time to thaw thus diluting the overall consistency.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Frozen Fruits Smoothie 1
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Frozen Fruits Smoothie
  • Blending Time: 50 seconds
  • Result: Silky Smooth
  • Suction:

The NutriBullet completed our smoothie in less than a minute, and its results were unparalleled. Our smoothie came out exceptionally velvety. Although there were still tiny flecks of raspberry skin and strawberry seeds, this is a common occurrence when it comes to processing such ingredients. 

It’s worth noting here that no other personal blender we tested could produce such an ideal texture in the same time frame; some couldn’t even break down strawberries after a full minute. Again, this blender never demanded that we shake the cup or stir the contents, and we really couldn't be happier.

Aside from the high-speed rotation and powerful motor, we supposed the blade assembly is a factor creating this outstanding performance. Personal blenders typically feature a blade assembly with two or four prongs, but the NutriBullet is an exception. Made of first-grade stainless steel, its blade is a clear step above those of the competition. It isn’t super sharp, but looks thicker than most and has up to six prongs. More prongs allows for more food contact at the time so the final drink will come out faster and finer.

6.0

Fibrous Greens

9.0
The Magic Bullet Fibrous Greens
The Magic Bullet Fibrous Greens 1
  • Blending Time: 20 seconds
  • Result: Coarse

If you’re looking for a personal blender that can handle leafy vegetables along with other fiber-filled foods, the Magic Bullet is up to the challenge but will not wow you. 

In this test, its mission was to break down kale, spinach, and celery in 20 seconds. Perhaps, you will get a better result if you blend for longer than we did, but this time frame is adequate for us to evaluate this blender’s efficiency. To check the result, we drained the completed drink through a mesh strainer. As such, we noticed a vast number of leafy chunks remained unblended. The pulp also looked coarse and non-uniform. Still, this outcome is more impressive than those produced by its low-range counterparts.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Fibrous Greens
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Fibrous Greens 1
  • Blending Time: 20 seconds
  • Result: Fine

Liquifying high-fiber whole food like leafy veggies is always a challenging task for personal blenders, but the NutriBullet’s performance really made it stand out from the rest. 

It could break all the ingredients down into their finest state in only 20 seconds. We drained the completed drink through a mesh strainer and noticed it left behind very few leafy chunks. It could produce an even better result if we blended longer. 

Actually, we didn’t expect such good results so quickly. Most of the machines we tested turned out very coarse blends on this test.

0.0

Crushed Ice Cubes

10
The Magic Bullet Crushed Ice Cubes
The Magic Bullet Crushed Ice Cubes 1
  • Ice Fineness: Chunky
  • Unblended Ice: 83% of 6 oz

Our Magic Bullet couldn’t blend through 6 oz ice cubes thoroughly not only because of its weak motor power but also because its blending cup is too small to handle such an amount of ice. For the most part, the ice got stuck in the blade and prevented it from turning. Even when we undocked the cup and shook it, this still couldn’t help much.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Crushed Ice Cubes
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Crushed Ice Cubes 1
  • Ice Fineness: Very Fine
  • Unblended Ice: 3% of 6 oz

The NutriBullet Pro is not only capable of crushing ice cubes, it excels at it! We tested a myriad of personal blenders, and so far haven't found a single machine that can crush ice as fluffy as this one. 

It finished the test in about 40 seconds. A couple of ice chunks still remained solid, but it didn’t look like the blades would be able to grab them. Nevertheless, this NutriBullet performed wonderfully and is very deserving of the top score.

Design

7.5
design Scores
  • Blades (20%)
    6.5/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    7.0/10
  • Blending Cup (20%)
    10/10
9.7
design Scores
  • Blades (20%)
    10/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    9.5/10
  • Blending Cup (20%)
    10/10

In the Box

The Magic Bullet In the Box
  • Motor base 
  • Extractor blade
  • Two blending cups 
  • One to-go lid
  • One party mug
  • Two lip rings 
  • Two resealable lids 
  • Recipe guide
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro In the Box
  • Motor base 
  • Extractor blade
  • Two blending cups 
  • Two to-go lids
  • Two cup rings 
  • Two handled cup rings 
  • Recipe book & user guide

Dimensions

Magic Bullet 11 Piece Set Dimension
  • Height:
    12.0" (30.5 cm)
  • Width:
    4.5" (11.4 cm)
  • Weight:
    2.0 oz (57 g)
  • Shaft Length:

The Magic Bullet is half the size of traditional countertop blenders so it should fit easily into your cabinet. This compact structure also avoids overwhelming your counter space. That being said, the plastic construction means the blender itself is so lightweight that it wobbles while blending.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Dimension
  • Height:
    14.7" (37.3 cm)
  • Width:
    5.4" (13.7 cm)
  • Weight:
    4.6 oz (130 g)
  • Shaft Length:

This blender comes at an ideal size — small, portable, and easily storable. Although it’s bigger than some single-serving blenders such as the Ninja Fit, it won’t take up too much space on your counter or in your cabinet.

7.0

Build Quality

9.5
The Magic Bullet Build Quality

All the parts are mostly made of plastic, making the blender look flimsy both inside and outside. Apart from lacking the sturdiness we’re after, the Magic Bullet also has a low resistance to wear and tear. It feels like it could be easily scratched or even broken if accidentally dropped. The blade made of standard stainless steel may well grab your attention but unfortunately, it’s less solid than its competitors at the same price point—the KOIOS, to name but one. So again, the low cost shouldn’t be an excuse for this blender’s shortcomings.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Build Quality

This blender has a flawless finish. Its build quality is better than most rivals. It is also more pleasing to the eye and neither the motor base nor the blending cups scratch easily. For the most part, after a careful inspection, we all agreed the NutriBullet Pro was a better product than it looked at first glance.

6.5

Blades

10
The Magic Bullet Extractor Blade
  • Material:
    Stainless Steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
  • Blade Count:
    4
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The stainless steel blade has 4 prongs. It comes relatively sharp but looks a bit fragile so we would suggest that you shouldn’t use it for blending hard ingredients without liquid. Otherwise, it may dull or even get permanently damaged.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Extractor Blade
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Extractor Blade 1
  • Material:
    Stainless Steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
  • Blade Count:
    6
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    No

The blade is made of high-quality stainless steel and has 6 prongs. Solidly built, it is even more heavy-duty than it seems on paper. Still, the manufacturer recommends that it not be used for dry grinding or as a regular ice crusher since this may impair its efficiency and limit its lifespan.

Motor Base

The Magic Bullet  Motor Base
The Magic Bullet  Motor Base 1
The Magic Bullet  Motor Base 2
  • Rated Voltage:
    120
  • Rated Power:
    250
  • Working Time:
    ≤ 1 minute
  • Protection:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    1.6 oz (45 g)
  • Cord Length:
    2.2" (5.6 cm)
  • Extra Feature:
    Silicon feet

The motor peaks around 250 watts. It is too weak to be used for ice crushing or dry blending. To make icy drinks, we recommend only using chilled ingredients. Like other personal blenders, it cannot run for longer than 1 minute to avoid damage caused by overheating, though there is an internal thermal breaker that shuts off the unit when it overheats. 

The base has four silicone feet to help keep the whole blender in place while operating. However, we don’t think such add-ons are really helpful; our machine walked around on the counter in every test anyway.

NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Motor Base 1
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Motor Base
NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro Motor Base 2
  • Rated Voltage:
    110 - 120 V
  • Rated Power:
    900 Watt
  • Working Time:
    ≤ 1 minute
  • Protection:
    No
  • Weight:
    3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • Cord Length:
    2.5 ft
  • Extra Feature:
    Silicon feet

Peaking around 900 watts, the motor is powerful enough to handle just about any blending project. However, be aware that it cannot run longer than 1 minute at a stretch. If more time is needed, you should allow the motor to cool down for 20-30 seconds before continuing with the next 1-minute interval. This will help protect your machine from being permanently damaged. 

There are four silicone feet on the bottom of the base to keep it steady during operation. So far, ours hasn’t tried to bounce around on the counter even while tackling intensive tasks like crushing ice cubes. 

The rubber gasket built around the top is also very helpful. It’s meant to hold the cup tightly to the base, reducing the risk of leakage. On the other hand, we’re quite disappointed about the power cord. It is so short that it often got pulled from the outlet while we were using it.

10

Blending Cup

10
Magic Bullet 250W Blending Cup
Magic Bullet 250W Blending Cup 1
Magic Bullet 250W Blending Cup 2
Magic Bullet 250W Blending Cup 3
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    12-,16-, and 22-oz
  • Weight:
    0.18-, 0.33-, and 0.25-pound
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Measurement:
    No
  • Suitable For:
    Small and medium batches
  • Accessories:
    2 lid rings, 3 lids

The set consists of three blending cups. They work interchangeably with the extractor blade and two different types of lids. There are also two removable lip rings included so you may find it easier to sip your drink straight from the cup. 

The drawback is that the lids do not seal tightly to the cup. In the smoothie test, we paused several times to give the cup a shake and eventually ended up with a mess.

NutriBullet Pro 900W Blending Cup
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    32 oz
  • Weight:
    0.8 lb
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Measurement:
    No
  • Suitable For:
    Small and medium batches
  • Accessories:
    2 to-go lids, 2 cup rings, 2 handled rings

There are two identical blending cups with lids included. They both have a capacity of 32 oz and can be used interchangeably with the extractor blade. The to-go lids feature flip-top spouts and screw on tightly to seal well; we got no leakage even when we turned the cups upside-down. As a nice bonus, this blender also comes with removable lip rings, which make the cups easier to sip from directly.

Speed and Controls

  • Control Type:
    Push
  • Min Speed:
  • Max Speed:
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

The Magic Bullet is a single-speed blender working without any physical buttons. To use, you simply place the blending cup and press it down onto the motor base. You can also simulate pulse mode by pressing and releasing the cup in short intervals.

  • Control Type:
    Twist and Push
  • Min Speed:
    RPM
  • Max Speed:
    RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

This blender has one speed and doesn’t need a control panel. Just attach the blending cup to the blade, place it onto the motor base, push it down to start the motor, and twist it to lock it in place. This makes this NutriBullet  a great choice for people who like simplicity and don’t care about advanced settings. You can also simulate pulse mode by pressing and releasing the cup in short intervals.

Usability

6.9
usability Scores
  • Hands-Free Operation (60%)
    5.8/10
  • Assembly (20%)
    10/10
  • Cleanability (20%)
    7.2/10
9.7
usability Scores
  • Hands-Free Operation (60%)
    10/10
  • Assembly (20%)
    9.5/10
  • Cleanability (20%)
    9.0/10
5.8

Hands-Free Operation

10

The Magic Bullet will blend for as long as you press the cup down onto the power base. To stop blending, simply release pressure on the cup, but with the Lock On Mode, your machine can also offer hands-free blending. However, we recommend not letting it out of your sight: Sometimes, solid ingredients like hard nuts and root veggies can stop the blade from turning so you will need to detect this obstruction and intervene as soon as possible. In the smoothie test, we had to shake to unblock the cross blade up to 6 times.

We awarded this blender maximum points for this category. It takes little effort on your part to get the job done. 

While several personal blenders demand that we hold the cup in place  throughout the operation in order to engage the motor, the NutriBullet Pro is more fun to use since you can take your hands off it once the cup is locked in place. 

And as mentioned earlier, it never needed extra shaking or stirring to dislodge chunks trapped under the blades; it created an even blend entirely on its own.

10

Assembly

9.5

There's a very shallow learning curve to getting accustomed to the assembly process. To blend, you simply line up the tabs on the sealed cup with the tabs on the power base, then press it down until the desired consistency is achieved. 

You can also press down and turn the cup clockwise until the tabs lock under the lip of the power base for hands-free operation. To turn it off, just twist the cup back counter-clockwise and release the cup.

Assembly is the easiest part of using the NutriBullet Pro. Just screw the blade section onto your blending cup, turn it upside-down, and push it down onto the motor base to start blending. Twist clockwise to lock it in if you wish. To remove it, just twist counterclockwise and lift.

7.2

Cleanability

9.0

Cleaning all the pieces is a snap, especially when the cups and lids are top-rack dishwasher safe, but that didn’t save us much cleanup time. Because of leakage, the motor base got dirty after nearly every blend, though we could easily wipe away the gunk with a damp cloth. Not only that, but the blade’s backsides also gave us a hard time for a thorough hand cleaning so we recommend using a straw-cleaning brush.

Cleaning this blender is easy. Simply place the pieces (except for the motor base and extractor blade) on the top rack of the dishwasher or hand wash with soapy water and rinse well. 

Regarding the motor base, you can use a non-abrasive sponge or dish cloth dampened with soapy water. Wipe down exposed surfaces until clean. You may occasionally need a small brush to remove sticky debris from the white actuator tabs.    

The extractor blade, on the other hand, is a little tricker to clean. We found it’s almost impossible to reach the blade’s underside unless you use a straw-cleaning brush.