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NutriBullet Pro 900 W Personal Blender In-depth Review
NutriBullet Pro 900 W Specifications
The NutriBullet Pro is our top-rated personal blender that will help those short on time and space enjoy the most nutrient-dense meals. A well-rounded model, it offers all the advantages that full-sized countertop blenders promise — heavy-duty power, consistent outcomes, and effortless performance — in a smaller, more compact footprint. Its high quality of built materials and overall construction also give it the edge over the competition.
Regarding testing results, it was the only one that got a maximum point in three out of four tests, outperforming all the competitors in preparing protein shakes, frozen fruit smoothies, and like-snow crushed ice. The mixture of fibrous greens it produced wasn’t perfect, but it was smoother than most, if not the second best.
There’s also plenty of other things that we love about the NutriBullet so all things considered, we can say this blender is an excellent choice for value.
Things We Like
- It is very easy to assemble and use.
- Stainless steel extractor blades are tough enough to power through even solid ingredients like ice cubes.
- BPA-free plastic cups are durable and dishwasher safe.
- Hands-free operation offers superior convenience
- Motor base is very stable.
Things We Don’t Like
- It's difficult to clean the blades’ undersides.
- Updated Aug 1, 2022:
Plenty of us have argued about what constitutes a good personal blender. Blending efficiency alone is not enough. But after a series of hands-on tests on the NutriBullet Pro, we have drawn our own conclusions and are happy to report on its excellent performance.
NutriBullet Pro 900 Personal Blender Performance: Top of Our Rankings
The NutriBullet Pro sports a 900-watt motor. It is more powerful than most personal blenders, passing all of our tests with outstanding results. Given its impressive testing performance, we’re confident that hardly anything will offer this blender a challenge. It will be your quick and convenient way to transform any whole foods into nutrient-dense treats.
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.
10Frozen Fruit Smoothie
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, including even the pricey Ninja Nutri Pro. 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.
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, such as the Magic Bullet.
10Crushed Ice Cubes
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.
NutriBullet 900W Personal Blender Design: There’s Plenty to Like
The NutriBullet Pro is not revolutionary, but we love its simplicity and sturdiness. It delivers decent quality at an affordable price so you can blend with peace of mind for years. It also comes with several handy features that may interest you.
In the Box of the NutriBullet Pro 900 Watts Personal Blender
- Motor base
- Extractor blade
- Two blending cups
- Two to-go lids
- Two cup rings
- Two handled cup rings
- Recipe book & user guide
Dimensions Nutribullet Pro
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.
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.
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.
NutriBullet 900-Watt Personal Blender Motor Base
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.
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 Controlsof the NutriBullet Pro 900 Watts
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.
NutriBullet Pro 900 Personal Blender Usability Review
The NutriBullet Pro perfectly fits our definition of a blender with good usability. Its straightforward working mechanism is a breeze to learn and use. It is also among the simplest to clean and assemble. So far, we don’t have any complaints about this little workhorse.
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.
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.
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.
The NutriBullet Pro 900W Compared to Other Personal Blenders
The Ninja QB3001SS Fit was close in performance to the NutriBullet Pro 900. Its overall score wasn’t as high simply because of its longer blending time and slightly less-quality build. Nonetheless, as efficient as it was in our testing, we confidently concluded that this blender is good value for money. If you cannot afford the higher cost of the NutriBullet Pro 900, the Ninja QB3001SS Fit should be at the top of your consideration list.
The Ninja BL480D Nutri is more than enough to earn a spot on our Best Personal Blenders list this year but it certainly hasn’t been developed for everyone, given its steeper price and larger-than-average footprint. The blender comes with more high-tech features but its only real advantage over the NutriBullet Pro 900 is a slightly sturdier overall design. The higher-powered motor, combined with preset programs, weren’t enough to make it a winner in our performance tests.
As a mid-range personal blender, the KOIOS Bullet couldn’t compete with the NutriBullet Pro 900 in any test but it was surprisingly the best in its segment, offering a level of efficiency and convenience that most of its similarly-priced rivals couldn’t match.
Read more about other models we’ve tested in our list of the Best Blenders in 2022.
About your guide
Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.
Lap Vo is head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (the RTR) at Healthy Kitchen 101. He is responsible for designing and overseeing the testing of kitchen tools and appliances.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.