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NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) vs Oster Pro 1200 Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The NutriBullet Blender Combo ZNBF30500Z earns our recommendation for its consistent and high-quality results, a clear step above the Oster Pro.

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Oster Pro 1200 Blender

NutriBullet Blender Combo 1200 Watt (ZNBF30500Z) vs Oster Pro 1200 Blender

Overall Verdict

Sporting a 1200-watt motor, the Oster Pro offers value for basic to moderate blending tasks. It often performs well in tasks like ice crushing and making almond butter but shows limitations with frozen fruit blends.

In contrast, the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z, also powered by a 1200-watt motor, stands out as a more versatile and top-performing blender. It consistently handles a broader range of ingredients, including dense smoothies and whole ice cubes, with remarkable consistency and fineness.

It’s worth noting that the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z comes at a slightly higher price than the Oster Pro, this extra pays off in the long run. The investment not only brings greater blending capabilities but also a higher build quality for long-term reliability.

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OverallScore Performance60% Design20% Usability20% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 20%Design 20%UsabilityNutriBullet Blender...Oster Pro 1200 Blen...8.68.69.38.07.37.17.47.8
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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
  • Good value for the money
  • Well-organized control buttons 
  • A lot easier to clean and assemble than many of its rivals
  • Excels at preparing green smoothies, almond butter, and crushed ice
  • 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
  • Lackluster capability in making frozen fruit smoothies 
  • Gimmicky control panel

Key Specs

Dimensions
H16.9 x L6.8 x W6.8 inches
H14.5 x L7.3 x W7.6 inches
Weight
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Capacity
64 oz
48 ounces
Motor Power
1200 wattages
1200 wattages
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$124.28
$82.85

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
7.1

Smoothie

9.7
9.0
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 Oster Pro 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 smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute and 30 seconds
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Smoothie Test
The Oster Pro 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 smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute and 30 seconds
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Oster Pro smoothies blended for 30 seconds, a full minute, and 1 minute and a half.
Blending Time
1 min
1 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
0.0
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 Oster Pro 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 Oster Pro 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 a Oster Pro blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min 50 seconds
5 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky

Protein Shake

9.1
8.5
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 Oster Pro  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 1 minute 49 seconds.
The Oster Pro  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 1 minute 49 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Oster Pro, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min 30 seconds
1 min 50 seconds
Result
Smooth
Slightly Smooth

Almond Butter

5.5
8.3
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 Oster Pro is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
The Oster Pro is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 6 minutes.
A sample of almond butter created with a NutriBullet blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
6 mins
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Coarse
Silky Smooth

Crushed Ice

10
10
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z Ice Crushing Test
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The Oster Pro blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ice Fineness
Very Fine
Very Fine
Unblended Ice
0% of 12 oz
0% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
7.4

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 the Oster Pro blender and its accessories, including the user manual, 24 oz cup with lid, and carton box, on a table.
Unboxing the Oster Pro 1200 Watt Blender

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the NutriBullet ZNBF30500Z showing the height, length, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blender showing the height, length, and width in inches
Height
16.9" (42.9 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.6" (19.3 cm)
Weight
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
7.8 lbs (3.5 kg)
Length
6.8" (17.1 cm)
7.3" (18.4 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
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 close up of the Oster Pro motor base and container
The Oster Pro Motor Base and Container

Blades

10
8.0
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 Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
A close-up of the Oster Pro’s blades
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
(1) 6 sharp blades, (2) 4 sharp blades
6 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
The Oster Pro Motor Base
The Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the Oster Pro Motor Base
A close-up of the underside of the Oster Pro’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 V
Rated Power
1200 Wattages
1200 W
Working Time
≤ 1 minute
N/A
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
5.1 oz (145 g)
4.5 oz (128 g)
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)
2.9 ft (0.9 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 Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro blending containers showing their heights and diameters in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 48-oz container showing the height and diameter in inches.
Material
Plastic
Glass
Capacity
64 oz, 32 oz, and 24 oz
48.0 fl oz (1.4 L)
Weight
(1) 2 lbs, (2) 0.6 lbs, and (3) 0.56 lbs
3.2 oz (91 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small, Medium, and Large batches
Small to large 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
Oster Pro 1200 Blender Lid
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Closing Type
Friction
Friction
Features
Lid-plug
Lid plug

Control Panel

9.5
8.0
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 Oster Pro Control Panel
A close-up of the Oster Pro Control Panel
Oster Full-sized Blender Min Speed
Oster Full-sized Blender Max Speed
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
14,479 RPM
4,546 RPM
Max Speed
21,169 RPM
16,006 RPM
Presets
No
Yes
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
Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
7.8

Ease of Blend

8.5
7.5
Illustrated dimensions of the Oster Pro 24-oz cup showing the height and diameter in inches.

Noise Level

7.0
7.1
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 Oster Pro 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
99.7 dB

Assembly

8.0
8.5

Cleanability

8.0
8.5

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