Nutribullet NBR-12 Blender
The popular Nutri Bullet NBR-12 blender comes with two different sized pitchers, and thats super handy. Plus its compact and doesn’t take up much counter space.
This 600 watt easy-to-clean machine can tear through your fruit, veggies, leafy greens and nuts to create a very good smoothie.
It’s also great at pulverizing flax and chia seeds and like so there’s no gritty bits left behind. Noise is non-issue with this machine, it’s a bit like a quiet vacuum cleaner say some.
Can Chop, Shred And Grind Too
For the design conscious the Nutribullet – which the manufacturers call a nutrition extractor rather than a blender or juicer – comes in a range of colors, from black, grey, blue, green through to orange. It measures 12 inches in height by 6 inches in width and depth.
Besides smoothies you can also use it to make:
It comes with a separate attachment for milling seeds and grains and can also chop, shred and grind. So for those foodies out there that like spending time in the kitchen a Nutribullet can also be used to do things like:
- Mill rice into rice flour
- Turn almonds into almond butter
Mid Priced Smoothie Blender
This machine pulls up in the mid price range around the $100 mark depending what specials are currently on. It’s a popular machine and a bestseller on Amazon, where it has over 2,300 reviews and rates at 4 stars.
The Nutri Bullet NBR-12 comes with 12 pieces:
- The power base
- 1 tall cup which can hold 24 ounces BPA free plastic
- 2 short cups that each hold 18 ounces BPA free plastic
- A flat blade
- Emulsifying bade
- 2 resealable lids
- 2 comfort lip rings m
- Manual/recipe book
The tall cup is a good size, and you can drink your smoothie straight from any of the mixing cups – so less mess and washing up. It’s a more heavy duty and powerful machine than its sister, the Magic Bullet.The complete machine which weighs 7.4 pounds, is also dishwasher safe – not the motor base and blades though of course.
On the downside some reviewers report problems with leakage and overheating. Some of those leakage problems seem to be related to not screwing on the cup to the bottom tight enough, while others said it leaked if it was tapped or shaken while mixing. Some also said if it did leak into the power base it was very difficult to clean.
Pros and Cons
Though not the cause of all the leakage issues reviewers mentioned, remember not to overfill the cup. There’s a max line marked on each cup, go above this and you might have leaking, and your drink is likely to be more chunky than smooth.
Some says it doesn’t have the beefiness needed for a serious green smoothie addict – but of course you can’t compare a machine in this price range with the high tech models that will set you back four or five times this price. A few reviewers too have gripes with the customer service.
Overall, weighting up all the pros and cons, it’s a popular and affordable machine that can do a lot more than make a smoothie. The Nutribullet has a one year warranty and you can find a user guide and recipe book online.
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