Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet – Best Bullet Blender Comparison

Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet – Best Bullet Blender Comparison

 

I created this Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet comparison to help readers determine which bullet blender reigns supreme as the best bullet blender to make nutritious and healthy smoothies and shakes, natural home-made baby food, sauces without all the unnatural ingredients in store bought sauces, and more.

While there are several similarities between Magic Bullet Nutribullet and The Magic Bullet, which are both made by Homeland Housewares, there are equally notable differences in features, capabilities and price that distinguishes these two products.

 

 

This article offers a  Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet blender comparison, so you can learn:

  • the advantages and disadvantages features of each single serve blender
  • the best place to buy your new bullet blender.

 

As a stay at home dad, I try to steer my kids away from junky, sugary after school snacks, and towards healthy alternatives, like fruit and vegetable smoothies.  A bullet blender helps us do that, and it is so easy to use that both of our kids are able to make their own healthy drink snacks with our Magic Bullet Blender, with some help chopping fruit.

Once they learned to be creative this is now their favorite small kitchen appliance in our house, and I am their go-to test subject when they want to try a new smoothie…yeah me!

 

Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet

It can be difficult to decide which bullet blender to purchase,  Nutri bullet  or Magic Bullet Blender. These bullet blenders are made by the same company, Homeland Housewares, but they each target a different market segment and price point, so you need to do a bit of work to determine which bullet blender is right for you.

What’s most important to you when deciding on which bullet blender to buy:

  • Price
  • Motor speed
  • Features
  • Number of blades
  • Accessories

That is why we at the-cookingpot.com have done the work for you with our Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet comparison to help you make the right decision.

Unlike a regular blender that spins at a relatively low RPM to mix liquid ingredients, a bullet blender spins at high speed up to 24,000 RPM, to crush and pulverize fruit and vegetable flesh, seeds, pits and stems to extract the fruit or veg’s vital hidden vitamins and nutrients.  A high speed bullet blender, like the Nutribullet or Magic Bullet Blender, includes unique shaped steel blades, one designed to emulsify the pits, stems and seeds by crushing them into a tasty and nutritious emulsification, and a milling blade to grind coffee, beans, seeds and nuts.

The Magic Bullet Blender 26 Pc Set available at Amazon.com also includes a special ice shaver blade that turns ice into snow for specialty treats.

The Nutribullet and Magic Bullet Blender, available a Amazon.com, both do an excellent job at the following tasks:

 

  • making healthy juices and smoothie
  • make sauces without unhealthy ingredients, such as partially hydrogenated oil, sugar and excess salt
  • blend ingredients for delicious desserts
  • mix ingredients
  • grinding coffee, nuts, seeds
  • make healthy natural baby food
  • make delicious adult drinks
  • even crush ice and more.

 

The biggest difference between The Magic Bullet and Nutribullet blender is the motor speed.  The Nutribullet has a larger and more powerful 600 watt motor vs Magic Bullet Blender 250 watt motor, but the Magic Bullet Blender comes with more accessories, which is convenient over purchasing mixing cups separately.

There are differences in speed, accessories and cost, which you should know about before making your purchasing decision. Determining which is the best bullet blender for snoothies should be based on which bullet blender best fits your needs, not specifically which one has a faster motor, more accessories or cost.  The Nutribullet and Magic Bullet Blender each have their pluses and minuses to be considered, which you will learn about.

This article will offer a side-by-side comparison of the Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet to help you decide which is the best high speed bullet blender for your needs.

 

To Learn more About the Nutri Bullet and Magic Bullet Click Here

 

What Bullet Blender Models are Available?

Both the Nutribullet and Magic Bullet blender have several models of their popular bullet blender to choose from.  You can learn about the various models of each bullet blender below.

 

NutriBullet Blender

 

 

Nutribullet 12-pc Set

Nutribullet Pro 900 15-pc Set

 

Magic Bullet Blender

 

Magic Bullet 17-pc Set

Magic Bullet 26-pc Set (incl Ice Shaver Blade)

 

 

What’s Your Motor Speed

 

The Magic Bullet NutriBullet has a 600 watt motor vs. a 250 watt motor for the Magic Bullet Blender.

The NutriBullet may be the perfect choice for superior blending capability when making smoothies or grinding coffee, but you also have to consider that higher RPMs can also result in mushy over processed ingredients, especially when making foods like salsa, home-made baby food, or shaved ice, where a chunky consistency may be more desirable.

This is particularly true of starchy foods, like rice or potato. Foods with a chunky consistency can be over processed into a liquid mushy concoction with the higher RPM of the NutriBullet.

 

 

This is also why the Magic Bullet Blender comes with an ice shaver blade and the nutribullet does not.  The higher speed of the Nutribullet will tend to liquefy the ice, due to the faster RPM of the motor.  In this case slower RPM of the Magic Bullet Blender is the superior option. You need to consider the uses before deciding which is the best hi speed bullet blender for you, and not assume the 600 watt motor of the Nutribullet will always be the superior choice.

If you are looking for an even more powerful bullet blender, then you may want to consider the NutriBullet 900, which has a more powerful 900-watt motor than the standard 600-watt motor and 15 accessories, including:

 NutriBullet 900 15-Piece Includes:

 

Nutribullet 900

 

  • 1 High-torque Power Base
  • 2 Extractor Blade
  • 1 Colossal Cup
  • 2 Tall Cups
  • 1 Short Cup
  • 1 Handled Lip Ring
  • 1 Regular Lip Ring
  • 1 Flip-Top To-Go Lid
  • 2 Stay-fresh Resealable Lids
  • 1 User Manual & Cookbook
  • 1 Pocket Nutritionist
  • 1 Bonus Life Changing Recipes Book

To purchase a Nutribullet 900 at Amazon.com, CLICK HERE NOW

 

Number of Blades

 

The Magic Bullet Blender and NutriBullet come standard with two stainless steel blades.

 

Magic Bullet Extractor Blade

An Extractor Blade for chopping, grating and blending, including onions, cheeses, meats and crushing seeds and pits for nutritious smoothies.

 

Magic Bullet Milling Blade

Milling Flat Blade, which comes standard with the Magic Bullet and Nutribullet is designed for making whipping cream and grinding hard foods like coffee beans, nuts and spices.  Both blades are are made of stainless steel, so they are dishwasher safe and never need sharpening.

 

 

Magic Bullet Ice Shaver Blade

The Magic Bullet Blender 26 Pc Set also includes an Ice Shaver Blade, which turns ice into snow, which is perfect when adding crushed or shaved ice to your smoothie, making snow cones for kid’s treats or for adult drinks.

The Ice Shaver Blade does not come standard with the Nutribullet blender.

How Many Mixing Cups Do You Get?

 

Magic Bullet Mixing Cups

 

Nutribullet and Mixing Cups

 

 

I have to admit, for the higher price I was a bit surprised that the NutriBullet skimps on mixing and drinking cups.  The Nutribullet only comes with one tall cup and two mugs, while the Magic Bullet 26 piece set comes with a large and small mixing cup, two large drinking cups and three mugs.

If you want to make two large drinks with the NutriBullet you need to transfer the smoothie to another cup, then clean out the mixing cup before making the next drink, which can sometimes be a hassle,especially if you are in a hurry.

With the Magic Bullet Blender you can prepare ingredients in both tall cups, and once the first one is mixed just rinse the blade, screw it on to the other cup and pop it into the base to mix, and walla, two drinks in less than 30 seconds with no fuss or muss. You also get a pitcher to make fruit punch or fresh lemonade for the kids or for a party, or for adults you can make a delicious pitcher of margaritas.  The NutriBullet definitely falls down in the accessory category compared to the Magic Bullet Blender.

 

NutriBullet vs Magic Bullet Comparison

 
 Model Magic Bullet NutriBullet   Magic Bullet Blender
   

 

 

Motor speed  600 Watts  250 Watts 
Number of blades  2 3
Tall Blending Cup  2 2
Small Blending Cup  0 1
Tall Drinking Cups  1 2
Mugs  1 3
Lids  2 4
Steamer Lid 0 1
Shaker Lid 0 1
Color coded party rings for cups 4 5
Pitcher 0 1
Dishwasher safe cups Yes Yes
Warranty 1 yr, and can be extended an additional 4 yrs.  1 yr, and can be extended an additional 4 yrs.
Money Back Guarantee  30 days  30 days
Power base color options  5 – Black, Blue, Green,Orange, Grey  1 – Silver
Manual  Yes  Yes
Recipe Book  Yes  Yes
Average Price  $105.09 $48 – $55(inc. shipping)
Click to Read Review NutriBullet Review  Magic Bullet Reviews

 

Warranty

Both the Nutribullet and Magic Bullet Blender come with a standard 30 day money back guarantee and 1 year warranty, which can be extended to an additional four years.

 

In Closing

In closing, you won’t go wrong with either the Nutribullet  or Magic Bullet Blender, which are both available at Amazon.com. Deciding which is the best bullet blender for your needs should not be decided solely on speed or price, but rather on your needs, and then deciding which bullet blender will best meet your needs.

 

Happy Cooking!

Ken

 

Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.

41 Comments »

  1. Cathey Naish November 14, 2017 at 8:01 AM - Reply

    Hi there Ken!

    It’s a few years later, after your last comment and post. Today I watched on the news about how the NutriBullet builds up pressure when blending foods and has caused multiple injuries. Many people are suing the company over their gruesome injuries sustained while using the NutriBullet. What say you about anything like that? Have you ever noticed any type of pressure build up with the NutriBullet? I have a Magic Bullet and have never had this problem.

    • Ken Weiss November 14, 2017 at 10:37 AM - Reply

      Hey Cathey,

      Wow, that’s crazy. I have never heard of anything like that happening, either with our Magic Bullet or Ninja blender.

      I did read in the instructions if blending a hot liquid use the vented lid to prevent heat build up.

      I used the vented lid (per instructions) when making Alfredo sauce, since you blend hot liquids.

  2. anonymous July 25, 2017 at 10:33 AM - Reply

    I am not sure whether I should get a nutribullet, magic bullet or food processor.
    I want something that will last and will allow me to do these tasks:
    + make nut butter
    + make bliss balls (i.e. blend dates & nuts etc.)
    + chop onions/garlic/carrots etc.
    + make hummus
    + make smoothies/juices
    + make acai bowl
    + make vegetarian patties
    Thanks!

    • Ken Weiss July 25, 2017 at 2:43 PM - Reply

      Hey Anonymous,

      I have used all three. I have used a Nutribullet, and we owned a Magic Bullet that we used everyday until I literally wore the rubber gears to nubs that were smoking. I preferred the Magic Bullet as it made better salsa and crushed ice than a Nurtibullet.

      I replaced the gears but it just never worked the same, so we bought a Ninja System 1500 to replace it. It’s loud, but a workhorse in the kitchen. We make peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, smoothies, grind coffee, makes the best hummus and baba ganoush ever, egg salad, caulirice, whatever you want.

      Regards,

      Ken

  3. Mark Churchwell June 26, 2017 at 7:39 PM - Reply

    A friend of mine has the magic bullet and says the gears have worn out after a few months of regular use making smoothies. Said it really grinds his gears :()

    My NB is still going strong after 4 years.

    Thought you would want to know these facts, as they somewhat contradict your conclusion that you can’t go wrong with either. It seems like you can indeed go wrong by choosing the Magic Bullet.

    • Mark Churchwell June 26, 2017 at 7:43 PM - Reply

      My partner Sandy and I frequently enjoy “smoothies in bed” on Saturday mornings. He prefers strawberry with flaxseed. I’m more of a banana man ;)

    • Ken Weiss June 26, 2017 at 8:34 PM - Reply

      Any product that wears out after just a few months is defective.

      Our Magic Bullet lasted several years before the rubber gears wore out. All we had to do was replace the gears, which you can buy on Ebay for about $10, so you still can’t go wrong as by the time you have replace gears, you will have more than gotten your money’s worth.

      I think the manufacturer should not use rubber in gears, as the grinding at high RPM will cause them to wear out.

  4. Tanya Baszner June 20, 2017 at 8:01 AM - Reply

    If I want to be able to make a smoothie that includes ice cubes, is the magic bullet strong enough to turn the ice cubes into the smoothie? Or would I need to crush the ice separately, with the other blade? My roommate’s nutribullet was able to, but I can’t quite tell from this info if the magic bullet would be able to at the same time as blending everything else.

  5. Bill May 14, 2017 at 11:49 AM - Reply

    Which one would make spices, like salt or cumin as fine as possible, without burning them? Thanks

    • Ken Weiss May 15, 2017 at 10:44 AM - Reply

      Hi Bill,

      You can use either. The key is to use the milling blade.

      The Nutribullet has a faster motor than the Magic Bullt, so the milling blade spins at a faster RPM. If you’re concerned about the spices being burned, go with the Magic Bullet. Either way, check the milling frequently until the spices are at your desired consistency.

      Hope that helps.

      Regards,

      Ken

  6. Eva March 28, 2017 at 5:41 AM - Reply

    Just returned magic bullet as it did not mince ginger as indicated on the box. This was my main reason for buying the appliance as I cook curries nearly every day. Also my salsa did not look like the photo on the box, it was completely pulverised. It tasted fine. For my needs a very small food processor would be fine. Also it would be no good for baby food
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    • Ken Weiss March 28, 2017 at 1:32 PM - Reply

      Hello, I’m sorry the Magic Bullet didn’t work for you.

      I am not sure how your salsa was pulverized, unless you blended it for too long. My salsa has always come out perfectly.

      Hopefully a small food processor will work better for you.

      Ken

    • Ken Weiss March 28, 2017 at 1:35 PM - Reply

      I’m sorry the Magic Bullet did not work for you.I’m not sure how your salsa was pulverized. That has never happened to me.

      I hope you have better luck with a small food processor.

      Regards,

      Ken

  7. Donna March 24, 2017 at 3:26 AM - Reply

    Can the NutriBullet cups and blades be used with the Magic Bullet?

    • Ken Weiss March 28, 2017 at 1:47 PM - Reply

      Hi Donna,

      Unfortunately NutriBullet cups and blades can’t be used with the Magic Bullet.

      This is one of the most frequently asked questions.

      Regards,

      Ken

  8. Ashley March 19, 2017 at 6:54 PM - Reply

    Can the nutribullet lids be used on the magic bullet?

    • Ken Weiss March 20, 2017 at 4:35 PM - Reply

      Hi Ashley,

      Unfortunately no. The cups and blender on the NutriBullet have a different shape and thread design.

      Thanks,

      Ken

  9. jeric March 11, 2017 at 12:37 PM - Reply

    thank you.. it is very informative.. now i can decide what should i choose.

  10. magic bullet March 5, 2017 at 11:39 PM - Reply

    thank you.. very very nice

  11. Marshall February 3, 2017 at 12:13 PM - Reply

    I prefer the blender by Karmin ;)

  12. Jo Blair January 25, 2017 at 10:36 AM - Reply

    Magic Bullet and nutribullet both are good blender.
    Yes, every product has its pros and cons.
    However, This article titled magic bullet vs nutribullet comparison figures out many differences between those product.
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  13. Kat October 19, 2016 at 7:17 AM - Reply

    We have a Ninja right now, and it is big and clunky. (We have a tiny kitchen) We wanted to downgrade to something smaller. We generally use our Ninja to make pesto, hommus and smoothies. Which blender do you suggest?

    • Ken Weiss October 19, 2016 at 6:16 PM - Reply

      Hi Kat,

      Thanks for your question.

      We currently have a Ninja 1500 Kitchen System. It is big, clunky, and loud, but it is a workhorse.

      We used to have a Magic Bullet and I have used a nutribullet.

      If you have a small kitchen, I agree you probably need to downgrade your appliance to something smaller without losing features and functionality.

      If you want to make smoothies, the Nutribullet is a good solution, however if you plan to make pesto, hummus, or Alfredo sauce I recommend the Magic Bullet. The slightly smaller motor of the Magic Bullet produces a chunkier pesto sauce and hummus.

      The Magic Bullet 26 pc set also comes with several containers and a drink pitcher, and an ice crusher blade, which is not available with the Nutribullet. If you choose the smaller Magic Bullet Set you can purchase an ice crusher blade at Amazon or Ebay.

      If you plan to buy a Magic Bullet or Nutribullet, please consider using the link below. I will make a small commission if you purchase, which is used to help keep this blog running.

      Nutribullt vs Magic Bullet

      Thanks,

      Ken

  14. deb February 21, 2016 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    i am looking to mash cauliflower dice veggies , things of that nature , not to do smoothies is this the wrong products to be looking at ?

    • Ken Weiss March 1, 2016 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      Hi Deb, thanks for your comment. The Magic Bullet 26 pc set comes with a small pitcher/blender that will allow you to chop or dice vegetables in small quantity. The slower motor of the Magic Bullet allows you to chop veggies, and just a bit more time you can turn them into a smoothie. I would not try this with the Nutribullet though. The faster motor of the Nutribullet will turn your veggies straight into a smoothie.

      You can check out the Magic Bullet 26 Pc set Here.

      Hope that helps.

      Ken

  15. Mary Ann Indelicato January 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Reply

    I’m wondering about the noise level. My daughter has the Nutribullet rx… it’s like a jet engine. Which one is apartment acceptable: the Magic Bullet or Nutribullet 600 watts? Thanks.

    • Ken Weiss January 18, 2016 at 11:27 PM - Reply

      Hello Mary Ann,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The Magic Bullet has a smaller motor than the Nutribullet, approximately
      250 watts, vs 600 watts for the Nutribullet.

      Don’t let the smaller motor fool you, it is quite powerful, and can handle
      any kitchen blending job.

      I like the Magic Bullet, since it can crush ice, to make snow cones, or
      any type of drink that calls for ice.

      The Nutri Bullet motor turns ice into a slushy.

      Hope that helps.

      Regards,

      Ken

  16. Ana Laura Paterson January 3, 2016 at 6:06 PM - Reply

    Which one wouldo you recommend for iced drinks (or what we call in Mexico and South America “raspados”)?

  17. Coral Miller August 3, 2015 at 3:11 AM - Reply

    Ken,
    With the slower speed of the Majoc Bullet, can is be used for blending nuts into a smoothie?

    Coral

    • Ken Weiss August 3, 2015 at 8:23 PM - Reply

      Hi Coral,
      >
      > Thanks for your question.
      >
      > The Magic Bullet is plenty fast for most kitchen blending needs.
      > The Nutribullet just has a larger and faster motor.
      >
      > We’ve used our Magic Bullet for making smoothies, making natural healthy
      > Alfredo sauce, grinding nuts and even grinding whole coffee beans.
      >
      > All you need to do to grind nuts or coffee is use the milling blade. You
      > will be impressed how fast it grinds nuts and coffee beans.
      >
      > You can read more about the Magic Bullet here.
      > https://the-cookingpot.com/magic-bullet-blender/
      >
      > Hope that helps!
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Ken

  18. karla January 7, 2015 at 6:14 PM - Reply

    hola tengo una duda cual es mejor para hacer una papilla de bebe

    • Ken Weiss January 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM - Reply

      To make a slurry or slush, I would use the Magic Bullet. The NutriBullet I think spins at too high an RPM, and is better for smoothies. The slower RPM of the Magic Bullet produces chunkier pieces of ice.

  19. Lauren December 7, 2014 at 6:18 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the info! I stumbled upon this while researching which one to buy. It is a very helpful article!

    • Ken Weiss December 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM - Reply

      Hi Lauren,

      I am glad you found the article helpful.

      Regards,

      Ken

  20. Joy October 20, 2014 at 10:37 PM - Reply

    Hi Ken,

    Will the cups of the Nutribullet fit onto the Magic Bullet?

    • Ken October 21, 2014 at 10:43 AM - Reply

      Hi Joy,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, the cups for the Nutribullet will not fit onto the Magic Bullet. They are a different size and thread, due to the larger Nutribullet base and different blade design for each.

      Hope that helps,

      Ken

      • Joy October 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM - Reply

        Thanks that info helps!

  21. Dsoni July 6, 2014 at 10:05 AM - Reply

    Ken. Is the magic bullet able to extract the vitamin benefits or should you consider the nutri for that and have both?
    If money were not a factor.

    • Ken August 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM - Reply

      Hey Desoni, Thanks for your comment. Both the Magic Bullet and Nutribullet will extract the hidden vitamin benefits of fruits and vegetables, from the skin, seeds and stems. The main difference between the Nutribullet and Magic Bullet, is the Nutri Bullet has a larger and more powerful base. If money was a factor I would select the Magic Bullet, since this bullet blender comes with more accessories, such as a larger variety of cups that comes in the box.

  22. Paul Davies May 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM - Reply

    The Nutribullet is now being sold in the UK with the name Magic Bullet on it … What has happened and is it the same as the Nutribullet without Magic Bullet markings .. And why would Magic Bullet (the competition) allow Nutribullet to use their established name? Im confused.
    http://www.idealworld.tv/_302643.aspx?matchtype=_POD_Sat&tmcampid=2&tmad=c&tmplaceref=g&tmclickref=nutribullet&gclid=CPiLvNbIpL4CFZMQtAodYU8AQQ

    • Ken May 12, 2014 at 10:18 AM - Reply

      Hi Paul, great question. The Nutribullet and Magic Bullet are made by the same company. The Nutribullet has a larger and more powerful motor than the Magic Bullet. Even in the US, the Nutribullet references the name Magic Bullet on its base, so this may be a way to show that Nutribullet is not ripping off the Magic Bullet to sell it’s similar high speed blender.

      Hope that helps.

      Regards,
      Ken

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