Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900
Love It » Big power in a small footprint; 700+ 5-star reviews on Amazon can’t be wrong
Hate It » Blade(s) may need replacing after long-term use; 1 year warranty
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The original Magic Bullet was a revolutionary appliance, able to replace the functions of several devices at once and do so all in “10 seconds or less.” But today’s users want to push the envelope further, and the personal blender market has become crowded. With the NutriBullet Pro, has Magic Bullet set the bar for the industry yet again? Let’s see.
- 900W, 1.2 HP motor
- Single speed
- 32 oz capacity
- 1 year warranty
- 3.6 lbs
- Bonus cookbooks and “pocket nutritionist”
What Makes It Great
Sometimes big things come in small packages; in this case we’re talking about over a full horsepower (900W) motor packed into a tiny, 3.6 lb NutriBullet. That places it squarely between a pair of other competitors, the Vitamix S30 (790W) and the Nutri Ninja (1000W). While numbers aren’t everything, the new Pro version has 1.5 times the power of the original NutriBullet (600W), which pretty much makes the older model obsolete.
If convenience is your thing, it doesn’t get much simpler than operating this blender. Just push, twist, and let it go to work. For clean up, you can throw the containers in the dishwasher, but you’ll have to clean the blades by hand. The steaming hot water in the dishwasher could break down the plastic seals in the blender, which also means you can’t blend hot liquids either (no hot soup for you!). Some better cooling in the base of the unit could’ve helped matters, but there’d be a size (and likely price) tradeoff if they had gone with bigger fans.
Isn’t Magic Bullet that “As Seen on TV” Brand?
It sure is, and for some people that’s a sign of quality while for others, that’s a sign to stay away. Don’t let the infomercials sway you one way or the other. Magic Bullet as a company is clearly a master of the hard sell, but frankly, this is one case where the product can back up the hype. The only real cause for concern is that a 1 year warranty is short for a product costing >$100, though the vast majority of users are pleased with their NutriBullets and their longevity.
What People Are Saying
I love this handy little blender, it’s lightweight, powerful, and easy to clean. This model has sharper blades than my old blender and it doesn’t take up too much space on my counter top. Since upgrading my old blender to the Nutribullet 900 watt I’ve been using it everyday to make dips, protein shakes and smoothies. The machine blends root veggies, frozen fruit, chia seeds, flax seeds, and ice cubes to a smooth consistency without any lumps.”
—MAC, Amazon Reviewer
…the NutriBullet 900 Series does a fine job of breaking down kale and other sturdy greens in a smoothie so the mixture is neither gritty nor lumpy. A green smoothie should not have the texture of a salsa, and I was impressed that the 900 Series with its relatively modest price tag of $125-$180 does almost as good a job as my much more expensive Vitamix and Blendtec blenders.“
—Sharon Basaraba, AboutHealth
Get It Now
The NutriBullet Pro 900 is equal parts “you get what you pay for” and “more bang for your buck.” While the 1 year warranty and eventual wearing out of the product is less than desirable (in fact, the manufacturer instructions suggest you should only run the unit for 1 minute at a time), you’re getting a blender that can compete with the likes of Vitamix and Blendtec for a fraction of the cost. Plus, while some users have had complaints dealing with Magic Bullet directly, buying from a reputable retailer (like Amazon, for example) seems to help get any (rare) issues resolved promptly and fairly. See more by clicking on the image or button below.