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NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

While the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z easily handles a wide range of ingredients, the Black+Decker is restricted to simpler blending tasks, along with concerns about its durability.

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Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

Overall Verdict

The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z and the Black+Decker Crush Master offer contrasting experiences in our tests. With its 1200-watt motor, the NutriBullet tackles a range of ingredients, from frozen fruits to tough leafy greens, without breaking a sweat.

In comparison, the Black+Decker Crush Master, while affordable, trades off some versatility. It’s more suited for simpler tasks such as making green smoothies, nut butter, and protein shakes. However, it might underperform in heavy-duty tasks like preparing frozen fruit smoothies and fluffy crushed ice. 

In terms of design aesthetics, the NutriBullet appeals to the modern kitchen with its sleek lines and contemporary look, whereas the Black+Decker offers a more traditional appeal.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design20% Usability20% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 20%Design 20%UsabilityNutriBullet Blender...Black and Decker 10...8.68.69.38.06.56.46.37.0
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Pros & Cons

  • Exceptional performance in creating smoothies from fresh or frozen fruits, protein shakes, and crushed ice
  • User-friendly, thanks to its minimalist design
  • Strikes a pleasing balance between price, functionality, and build quality
  • Comes with a generous amount of additional accessories
  • Removal blade assembly for thorough cleaning 
  • Priced affordably, while still providing sufficient power for basic tasks
  • Compact and portable footprint
  • Falls short in its performance when making butter
  • The blending container tends to detach from the motor during use, causing interruptions
  • The cleaning can be frustrating
  • Difficulty in removing the lid 
  • Stiff control buttons 
  • Noticeable smell of burning plastic

Key Specs

Dimensions
H16.9 x L6.8 x W6.8 inches
H15.8 x L8.3 x W6.3 inches
Weight
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Capacity
64 oz
48 oz
Motor Power
1200 wattages
550 watts
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$124.28
$33.47

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
6.4

Smoothie

9.7
7.8
The NutriBullet motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features two distinct smoothies spread while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 59 seconds.
The NutriBullet Smoothie Test
The NutriBullet motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features two distinct smoothies spread while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 59 seconds.
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of a NutriBullet smoothie blended for 30 seconds and another blended for a full minute.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Smoothie Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Blender Smoothie Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Black+Decker smoothies blended for 2 minutes 30 seconds, three minutes, 3 minute 30 seconds, and four minutes.
Blending Time
1 min
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
4.5
The NutriBullet motor base stands beside the container, which holds a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a glass bowl contains the remaining smoothie, while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute and 49 seconds.
The NutriBullet Frozen Fruits Smoothie Test
The NutriBullet motor base stands beside the container, which holds a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a glass bowl contains the remaining smoothie, while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute and 49 seconds.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on a white paper.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Frozen Smoothie Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
The Black+Decker Frozen Fruit Smoothie
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min 50 seconds
5 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky

Protein Shake

9.1
8.2
The NutriBullet motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a metal mesh strainer filtered its protein shake while a smartphone displayed a blending time of 1 minute 30 second.
The NutriBullet Protein Shake Test
The NutriBullet motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a metal mesh strainer filtered its protein shake while a smartphone displayed a blending time of 1 minute 30 second.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the NutriBullet, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Protein Shake Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Black+Decker Crush Master, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min 30 seconds
2 mins 30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Slightly smooth

Almond Butter

5.5
7.8
The NutriBullet is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula nestled inside, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
The NutriBullet Almond Butter Test
The NutriBullet is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula nestled inside, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on a white paper.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt Almond Butter Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
The Black+Decker Crush Master Almond Butter Test
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
A sample of almond butter created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
6 mins
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Coarse
Smooth

Crushed Ice

10
0.0
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Ice Crushing Test
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER Ice Crushing Test
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ice Fineness
Very Fine
Coarse
Unblended Ice
0% of 12 oz
79% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
6.3

In the Box

A display of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender and its accessories, including the tamper, carton box, recipe booklet, user manual, extra blending pitcher, and handled cup, on a table.
Unboxing the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A display of theBlack+Decker Crush Master blender and its packaging box on a table.
Unboxing theBlack+Decker Crush MasterBlender

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z showing the height, length, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Height
16.9" (42.9 cm)
15.8" (40.1 cm)
Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Weight
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Length
6.8" (17.1 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
6.0
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z motor base and container
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base and Container
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z motor base and container
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A closeup of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender’s motor base and container
The Black+Decker Crush Master Motor Base and Container

Blades

10
7.0
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender blades
A close up of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender easy-twist extractor blade assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
The Black+Decker Blade Assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
(1) 6 sharp blades, (2) 4 sharp blades
4 sharp blades
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Motor Base
A close up of the underside of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z’s motor base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
The Black+Decker Motor Base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 Volts
Rated Power
1200 Wattages
550 Wattages
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
5.1 oz (145 g)
2.5 pounds
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
NaN ft (NaN m)

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blending cups showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blending cups showing their heights and diameters in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 64-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 32-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
llustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z 24-oz container showing the height, length, and width across in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Blending Container
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The blending container, blade assembly, lid, and lid-plug of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender on a table.
Material
Plastic
Glass
Capacity
64 oz, 32 oz, and 24 oz
48 oz
Weight
(1) 2 lbs, (2) 0.6 lbs, and (3) 0.56 lbs
3,5 pounds
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small, Medium, and Large batches
Small to medium batches

Lid

A close-up of the Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
The Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close-up of the Two-Part Lid of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close up of the main lid and vented lip cap of the  NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z
A close-up of the Black+Decker two-part lid
The Black+Decker Two-Part Lid
Material
Plastic
 Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid-plug
Lid-plug

Control Panel

9.5
6.0
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender control panel
A close up of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender control panel
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Min Speed
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Max Speed
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
The Black+Decker Control Panel
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
14,479 RPM
13,003 RPM
Max Speed
21,169 RPM
18,373 RPM
Presets
No
No
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z’s tamper is on a table
Material
Plastic
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
7.0

Ease of Blend

8.5
7.0

Noise Level

7.0
6.5
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200w Noise Level Test
The Black+Decker blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
Max Level
100.2 dB
102.5 dB

Assembly

8.0
6.0

Cleanability

8.0
8.0

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