Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System Review

NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray

  • Effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, and superfoods for nutritious protein shakes and green smoothies
  • High-torque power base and 600-watt motor
  • Power, patented stainless steel blade design with cyclonic action
  • Includes power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes
  • Includes 1-year warranty and access to hundreds of smoothie recipes
The Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer System by Magic Bullet is portable, safe for kids, easy to use and effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, superfoods and protein shakes into a delicious, smooth texture. The Nutri-Bullet's power, patented blade design and cyclonic action combine to extract all of the nutrients from your food helping you to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible today. To get the most out of your life, you need to get the most out of your food. •

List Price: $ 69.99 Price: $ 69.99

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  1. 9,718 of 10,002 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Unit – If you have sense enough to use it right….., June 14, 2012
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    David S. Henderson (Sandown, NH USA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (Kitchen)

    OK – I don’t usually write reviews, but I do read a ton of them and yes, some of them sound like they are written by manufacturers of the product while others sound like they may be from the competition. If you weed through enough of them though, you can basically get the down and dirty of what the product can and can’t do.

    I am here to tell you what I found out.

    I read a lot of reviews on numerous websites about this little product after seeing the infomercial on it. I never did the MagicBullet, but heard good things about it from some friends who owned one. After hitting the juice craze recently, I became quickly frustrated with the tossing out of all that good pulp which I was sure was being wasted and could be good nutrients for the body, just being tossed out. Prep time on top of that and the clean up was becoming quickly a chore. I am convinced on the benefits of fruits and veggies and to date have lost more than 50lbs since Jan incorporating juicing into my Weight Watchers routine.

    OK – so I read a lot of reviews – when it came right down to it – the only real gripe I saw that people were having was this “leak” issue. For those that say this is just a blender – I would beg to differ – my fancy Cuisinart blender doesn’t pulverize FLAX seeds and coffee beans the way this thing does. Just try putting some small flax seeds in your blender with some fruit and tell me you get the smooth consistency that this little work horse puts out. OK – so it is more than a blender – now the overall:

    Power: no problem – scared me a bit the first time I pushed down on it with it’s force, but was nice to know it does sound powerful. I have put carrots, ice, apples and FLAX seeds all at once in here and it comes out smooth as silk – no problem. Remember – this is not a “JUICER” this makes JUICE SMOOTHIES with PULP -

    Clean Up: A snap….a breeze – sooooooo much easier than my juicer. Love it. I can go into the kitchen, make a smoothie, clean up and be out in about 5 minutes. Juicing took 10-15 minutes of prep time alone, then another 5 minutes or so of cleanup. Took half my lunch hour to make a juice….

    Recipes: There are lots of good recipes and ideas in the book that came with it – don’t think I got the extras they talk about on the TV which is sad – but I am sure I can dig those up on line somewhere.

    Leak Issue: OK – Here is the deal….for all you people who cannot read the instructions in the manual that comes with the unit. DO NOT OVERFILL – SCREW BASE ON SECURELY. If you didn’t understand that, then here let me state it this way – HEY! SCREW THE BASE ON TIGHT AND DON’T PUT TOO MUCH STUFF IN IT. Still don’t understand – how about this – DO NOT FILL ABOVE THE LINE MARKED ON THE CONTAINER WHICH STATES – MAX FILL LINE

    I don’t know how much clearer I can be without demoralizing someone at this point. It’s simple folks – you need to leave enough room (airspace) in the container to allow blending to occur. If there is not airspace – liquid will push out at any seam it finds – consequently – it will leak. Follow the instructions, do not overfill and screw the base on securely and it will work beautifully. Here is another tip – because I have gone a little over on the fill once or twice. If while blending you keep an eye on the base where it meets the clear plastic container – you can see the leak working its way up through the threads of the base. If you see this happening, stop the unit and take some out and re-blend. Simple. Best practice is though to NOT OVERFILL – DO NOT FILL ABOUT MAX FILL LINE – TIGHTEN BASE SECURELY. Got it????

    Price: I purchased mine at Target for $99 as most customers were complaining about the leak issue and if I had to return it, better to do it at the store where I bought it. Most times, I would go through Amazon, but this one had me thinking with all the banter about the darn leak issue, so I played it safe. I hear they sell them at some Bed Bath and Beyond’s too if you are looking locally. And yes, far better than dropping hundreds on a Vitamix or Blendtec.

    Comparisons to other: I did look at the Ninja Pulse unit as well. I was on the fence right up till I went to the store on which one I was going to get. I looked at both of the displays and found the Nutribullet was far beefier than the Ninja. The Ninja was light and “plasticky” and took up a little more space than the Bullet. And then here was the kicker for me. I looked down and there were no Nutribullet’s on the shelf and 4 or 5 Ninjas. So – I was off to the next Target across town only to find they were sold out there as well. I asked the lady in the department when they expected more and she said – “We cannot keep them in stock, they sell out very quickly”. OK – so that cinched the deal with me with the decision on which one to get. I then went to Target’s online website, looked it up…

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  2. 2,655 of 2,806 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    LOVE the Nutri Bullet!!, April 29, 2012
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    This review is from: Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (Kitchen)
    I had not seen the infomercial when I purchased this. I was looking for a powerful smoothie maker after my smoothie blender died. The base is MUCH heavier/substantial and well made than the Magic Bullet. It also looks more expensive/nice. I know this because I was at Target examining them both closely. The 600 watts of power has been great to tear through kale, chard, frozen berries, almonds, chia seeds. I love the consistency of the smoothie when I am done. it is not a complete liquid, but really well blended. I love that you keep the nutrition of the pulp. It is not like my first old juicer that left the pulp out of the juice, but also the nutrition. It was a NIGHTMARE to clean. Then I bought the smoothie blender that is now kaput! The Nutri Bullet literally rinses clean in ten seconds. Obviously rinse it right after you are done using it. My daughter won’t touch anything green and we put kale, chard, broccoli and fruit,berries to make it NOT green and she likes it. Honestly we are NOT a family that likes kale, chard, broccoli, prunes, but feel so much better now that we are ingesting them. It took about two weeks for me to notice a difference and feel better. My husband and I have been having two a day and I have lost 4 lbs in 18 days without trying. They just keep you full and satisfied. It has taken the edge off my sweet tooth. They will keep you “regular.”
    I don’t know why they don’t just give you two large smoothie cups. We only use the big size. Do not fill past the max line with fruit or water. It will leak out of the seal and down into the blender and out the bottom. There is no way to clean out where the smoothie leaks through. We overcrammed it the first few times and learned our lesson. It doesn’t “liquify” or make it as smooth as when you use less.
    Also you save a fortune when buying greens and frozen fruit from the big box stores. The smoothie tastes SO much better really cold. Our first green smoothie was not a success because it was warm! I would recommend defrosting the frozen fruit just slightly. It just blends it up better. (I think part of the problem were the frozen strawberries. They were huge and rock solid/hard to “liquify” completely.) We had such a big container of spinach/greens we ended up freezing it and it works/tastes great! My daughter complained it wasn’t sweet enough, we tried honey, had to use too much, stevia, just didn’t taste that great and then read about the health benefits of prunes. We tried 2-3 per big smoothie, enough for two glasses and it is perfect. A little sweetness and no prune taste at all. We also purchased the almonds, chia seeds and prunes at a huge savings from the big box store.
    I highly recommend this Nutri-Bullet. It takes me about two-three minutes to make a smoothie and clean up. (I blend it for about thirty seconds.) We are trying/experimenting with foods we would NEVER eat. The directions and nutrition booklets are great to read through for health/diet info. I just love that this Bullet takes up less than half the space of my dead smoothie blender and 1/10 the space of my monster sized juicer that is going on Craigslist!

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  3. 2,013 of 2,193 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So Thrilled – One week, down 9.5 lbs., May 8, 2012
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    D. Johnson (FL) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (Kitchen)
    Love to read reviews but rarely do I take the time to write them. From the moment I saw the NutriBullet on TV, I was on a mission to find one locally. Target $99, $105 included tax. Mine came with the Quick Start booklet, the User guide and Recipe booklet, as well as all the mixing/drinking cups, lids, rims, etc. One reviewer mentioned how eating salads was becoming monotonous/bunny food. Agree. Even though I dressed them up with tilapia, salmon, etc., it still just got old.

    Now, on to my REVIEW: I started with the Phase I Toxin Cleansing Blast. I had one on Tuesday, May 1. OMGosh it was so good and was liquefied, no gritty bits, so no worries there. Day two, I had two of the same (Toxin Cleansing Blast) drinks. Both nights I saturated my sheets with sweat (TMI?). I lost three pounds but chalked it up to water loss. The remaining of the week I have been drinking three NutriBlasts a day, alternating between the Vita-Berry and Nutty Nectar blasts as I have still not used up all of my spinach. Today (Tuesday, May 8) has been one week and I am down 9.5 lbs. Still drinking water in between, but what is nice is besides all the nutrients via vegetables, fruits, etc., it is blended with water, so you get plenty of what your body needs and craves. Now, for you nay-sayers that will say “as soon as you start eating, the weight will come back on”, you are probably right, and I plan to start incorporating food back into my plan. Also, nowhere does the NutriBlast booklet tell you NOT to eat solid foods in week one or at anytime, but I don’t feel hungry. NutriBlasts are very filling, maybe the aeration helps. The only other thing I do is add Flax Seed to my Blasts since I had a complimentary jar of it from GNC and didn’t know what to do with it until I saw the recipe booklet.

    I was going to wait a month to see if this purchase was worth posting a review, but I am so thrilled that if this continues I will add to my post in one month. My Doctor suggested I lose 20 lbs as menopause and weight gain had snuck up on me so I hope I have finally found something to help out with that.

    The three flavored Blasts I mentioned above are delish. I have not tried Kale or Collard Greens yet as a base. Now that kind of scares me, but the spinach as a base is awesome.

    Oh, and besides my excitement of weight loss….the NutriBullet is compact enought to sit on your counter. Has awesome power and looks so nice out of the box, you almost don’t want to use it. However, it cleans right up with a good hot water rinsing and a paper towel dries it off nicely. I have not yet put mine in a dishwasher (so far, not necessary).

    Hope this helps.

    UPDATE June 12: A little late on my update. Busy with graduations, etc. Today I am down an additional eight lbs. I did go back on my salads, fish, broccoli/asparagus, etc. meals once a day. Still doing my nutriblasts at least once a day, maybe twice, depending on how hungry I feel. Still using Flax seed in the Blasts. On to the Nutribullet itself….I absolutely love this item and for the price it can’t be beat. Rarely do I use the Recipe book anymore. I toss in whatever fruits I have. Melon, grapes, pears, strawberries, apples, a banana (always)…whatever you have works. I am still using spinach as a base. I may not be as adventurous as others, I have not made a pure veggie blast nor have I tried Kale or Collards. Anyway, all is good with my NutriBullet, no leaks, no problems whatsoever. For me, it does what is advertised.

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