Magic Bullet vs. Nutribullet – which blender is better?
These two personal blenders are both very popular and well-liked by blender-users everywhere. They are very similar in wany ways, and different in others…so how to choose one?
When comparing two blenders, there are many factors to take into account that can make one better for your personal wants and needs, than the other.
These factors can include:
- Ease of use
- Ease of cleaning
- Special features/controls/accessories
This article will take into account all these factors, and walk you through the comparison of Magic Bullet vs. Nutribullet blenders, so you can decide which one is best for you.
Let’s get into it…
Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet – Blender Comparison
When comparing the Magic Bullet blender and the Nutribullet blender, it is important to keep in mind that each one of these personal blenders comes in different models.
There is the Magic Bullet Original, and there is the Magic Bullet Mini.
Similarly, there is the Nutribullet Original, and there is the Nutribullet Pro, the Nutribullet Pro 1000, the Nutribullet Rx, and the Nutribullet Select.
Here is a breakdown of the details of the 4 most popular of these blender models (Magic Bullet, Magic Bullet Mini, Nutribullet, and Nutribullet Pro), including the major pros and cons of each one:
Cost: ~$50 USD
Motor wattage: 250 watts
Size: Blender dimensions: 4.01″ x 4.48″ x 11.61″; Weight: 4.14 lbs; Portion size: 12-oz short cup, 18-oz tall cup, and 18-oz party mug.
Components/Accessories: Motor base, cross blade, 1 tall cup, 2 resealable lids, 1 short cup with a comfort lip ring, 1 to-go lid, 1 party mug with comfort lip ring, and a recipe book.
Main pros: Affordable, compact, easy to use. Convenient and reliable.
Main cons: Motor isn’t strong enough to blend through all tough ingredients like ice.
Magic Bullet Mini
Cost: ~$30 USD
Motor wattage: 200 watts
Size: Blender dimensions: 5.4″ x 5.2″ x 11″; Weight: 1.7 lbs; Portion size: 10-oz short cup and 16-oz tall cup.
Components/Accessories: Motor base, cross blade, 1 party mug with comfort lip ring, 1 short cup, 1 resealable lid, and a recipe & user guide.
Main pros: Small size – can fit anywhere, great for travel. Affordable, compact, easy to use.
Main cons: Motor isn’t strong enough to consistently blend through tough ingredients. Small portion sizes.
Cost: ~$80 USD
Motor wattage: 600 watts
Size: Blender dimensions: 11.61″ x 6.85″ x 12.28″; Weight: 6.04 lbs; Portion size: 24-oz tall cup, 18-oz short cup.
Components/Accessories: Motor base, extractor blade, 1 tall cup with comfort lip ring, 1 short cup with handled comfort lip ring, and a mobile app.
Main pros: Durable and versatile – motor is strong enough to blend through even tough ingredients like ice. Still compact and easy to use. Larger portion size option.
Main cons: Slightly larger and more expensive. No to-go lid.
Cost: ~$120 USD
Motor wattage: 900 watts
Size: Blender dimensions: 12.01″ x 7.72″ x 15.94″; Weight: 4.7 lbs; Portion size: 32-oz cups.
Components/Accessories: Motor base, extractor blade, 2 to-go lids, 2 cups, 2 cup rings, 2 handled lip rings, and a recipe book.
Main pros: Powerful, consistent, and versatile – designed to blend through tough ingredients like ice and nuts.
Main cons: Larger, more expensive, only 1-year warranty.
(See this post for a full comparison of the Nutribullet vs Nutribullet Pro).
|Motor||250 watts||600 watts|
|Size||Dimensions: 4.01″ x 4.48″ x 11.61″.|
Weight: 4.14 lbs.
Portion size: 12-oz and 18-oz.
|Dimensions: 11.61″ x 6.85″ x 12.28″.|
Weight: 6.04 lbs.
Portion size: 24-oz and 18-oz.
|Components||Motor base, cross blade, 1 tall cup, 2 resealable lids, 1 short cup with a comfort lip ring, 1 to-go lid, 1 party mug with comfort lip ring, and a recipe book.||Motor base, extractor blade, 1 tall cup with comfort lip ring, 1 short cup with handled comfort lip ring, and a mobile app.|
|Pros||Affordable, compact, easy to use. Convenient and reliable.||Durable and versatile – motor is strong enough to blend through even tough ingredients like ice. Still compact and easy to use. Larger portion size option.|
|Cons||Motor isn’t strong enough to blend through all tough ingredients like ice.||Slightly larger and more expensive. No to-go lid.|
Since the original models are the most popular, in this comparison we are just comparing the original Magic Bullet and the original Nutribullet blenders.
Affordability – Both are relatively affordable, < $100.
Warranty – Both have a free 1-year limited warranty.
Blender structure – Both are relatively small, personal “bullet” blenders meant for single portions at a time. Both have the same basic structure with a compact motor base.
Ease of Cleaning – Both are easy and straightforward to clean. All components can be easily washed by hand. Cups and lids are also top rack dishwasher safe.
Operation/Ease of use – Both are easy and straightforward to use/operate – add ingredients to the cup, attach the lid with the blades, push down and twist to blend.
Use – Both can quickly whip up smoothies, dips, sauces, purees.
Price – Magic Bullet is cheaper at ~$50, while the Nutribullet is ~$80.
Size – Magic Bullet is smaller overall and has smaller cup options. Nutribullet is bigger overall and has a bigger 24-oz cup that can blend larger portions.
Ease of cleaning – The bigger cup makes Nutribullet a little easier to clean by hand.
Motor/power – Nutribullet has a more powerful 600-watt motor that can blend pretty much all ingredients, including ice.
Versatility – Nutribullet is more versatile and will give a more consistent blended result, no matter the ingredients.
Convenience – Magic Bullet comes with more cup options/accessories, and cups can easily be taken on the go.
Which Blender is Best For You:
Overall, both blenders are sturdy, versatile, and reliable – the Nutribullet more so.
The Nutribullet has a significantly stronger motor which allows you to blend a greater range of ingredients.
And while the Nutribullet has a larger cup allowing for bigger portion sizes, both blenders are still personal blenders limited to roughly single-portion blends.
The Magic Bullet is great if you are just looking for a convenient, easy to use, compact blender to blend up daily smoothies and shakes, or maybe a quick dipping sauce.
The Nutribullet is great if you want greater versatility and a dependable blender that can consistently chop through more ingredients easily, but that is still compact and easy to use/clean. Again, this is best for smoothies or other single-portion blends.
The Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet are two excellent blenders that owners rave about and depend on for year after year.
With so many expensive blenders out there, it’s quite refreshing to have these tried and true options that are affordable, easy-to-use, and won’t take up all your counter space!
In the debate of Magic Bullet vs. Nutribullet, you really can’t go wrong.
Which one is best for you simply depends on which qualities of the blender are most important to you and for your intended uses.
I hope you found this guide informative and helpful for your blender analysis. Let me know in the comments below which one you think is best – Magic Bullet or Nutribullet – and what you look for in a blender!
If you’re interested in the Nutribullet, be sure to also check out this Nutribullet vs Nutribullet Pro comparison guide.