Magic Bullet vs. Nutribullet 600 vs. Pro 900 vs. Rx (What’s Best in 2018?)

Looking for the difference between the Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet blenders?

You've come to the right place.

In this guide, we'll compare all ​of the Magic Bullet and Nutribullet models to help you figure out the best one to buy

Keep reading to find out...

  • Our top picks out of the Magic Bullet, Nutribullet 600, Pro 900 and Rx (And Why)
  • A deep dive into each of these blenders with their pros and cons.
  • The most common Magic Bullet and Nutribullet questions (along with the answers)

Let's get going!

What's the Best NutriBullet or Magic Bullet?

Updated 6/30/2018

From my experience, I recommend the Nutribullet Pro 900 as the best balance of affordability, power, function and convenience. It’s light enough to be easy to clean and still powerful enough to make thick smoothies.

Don’t believe me? Just look at the thick banana ice cream I made in the video below. A blender that can do that for what the Pro 900 costs is an absolute bargain.


Comparison Chart

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Model

Base Power

Included Cup Sizes*

Price Range

Hot Soup Capable

Best For

Hands-Free Technology

250 Watts

(2) 18 oz cups (1) 12 oz cup

Lowest

No

Light chopping, thin smoothies

No

600 Watts

(2) 18 oz cups (1) 32 oz cup

Low

No

Medium-thick smoothies

No

900 Watts

(1) 24 oz cup (1) 32 oz cup

Mid-Range

No

Thicker smoothies and sauces

No

1700 Watts

(1) 32 oz (1) 45 oz (1) soup pitcher

High

Yes

Thicker smoothies, hot soups and large servings

Yes

*Magic Bullet and Nutribullet sells different packages for certain models which vary in accessories and cup size combinations.


Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet 600

With more than double the power, the Nutribullet 600 is a big step up to the Magic Bullet. If you're looking for something that can make legitimate smoothies, there's no question that you should get the 600 -- or even better, the Pro 900.

Granted, the Magic Bullet is decent at handling soft fruits, but it really struggles if you add any ice or frozen ingredients. This isn't good if you like your smoothies thick.

My recommendation is this...

If you want to do some basic chopping, mixing or grinding and don't have a very large budget, then go for the Magic Bullet.

If you want a versatile machine that you can actually make smoothies with than go for the 600.


Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet Pro 900

Just like the 600 is a step up from the Magic Bullet, the Pro 900 is another step up from that. The Pro 900 will allow you to make smoothies even thicker and struggle less with frozen ingredients.

In fact, the Pro 900 is my go-to blender in the kitchen because it's small and convenient despite it not being nearly as powerful as my Vitamix. I can do pretty much anything in it from thick smoothies to sauces. The only thing it really can't do is soup and hot liquids.

So that being said, I'd highly recommend getting the Pro 900 over the Magic Bullet. You'll be able to do so much more with it making it well worth the price difference.


Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet Rx

There's really no comparison between the Magic Bullet and Nutribullet Rx. They're in two completely different price ranges. The Rx is a blender that's capable of handling almost anything - even making hot soup in its soup container. Thick smoothies, ice, and all those difficult to blend ingredients are easy for the Rx.

The Magic Bullet won't be able to do all the heavy-duty stuff that the Rx can, but if you just want some basic blending and chopping functionality at a low price, it's probably all you need.

However, I think the Rx is a bit overkill. Once you get into that price range, I feel that you're better off splurging on a really high-end blender with a longer warranty. The Rx only has a warranty of one year.

Since the Rx is also rather large, it loses a bit of the convenience factor that the other bullet blenders have.

Read Later: Guide to the Best Personal Blenders


Nutribullet 600 vs Pro 900

Even though the Nutribullet 600 and Pro 900 are really close in power, I've found that the extra 300 watts on the Pro 900 really makes a big difference.

Having used both models pretty extensively, I find that when I'm making a smoothie really thick with frozen fruit and ice, the Pro 900 does it so much better. The 600 can do a decent job, but it just requires more liquid and won't make it as thick.

Since thick smoothies are my personal preference, I'd always pick the Pro 900 over the 600.

However, if you prefer a thinner smoothie, there's nothing wrong with the 600. My dad's been using it to get the job done and it's lasted over 3 years. Just be careful with how much ice or frozen fruit you add.


Nutribullet 600 vs Nutribullet Rx

The three important differences between the Nutribullet 600 and the Rx are: power, size and the ability to make hot soup.

While the Rx is still convenient, it's much closer to the size of a standard counter-top blender and will take up much more space than the 600. The three cups that the Rx come with are also larger (see comparison chart for details)

If I had to pick one of the two, I'd probably go with the Rx if I had the budget.


Nutribullet Pro 900 Vs Nutribullet Rx

The Nutribullet Pro 900 and Nutribullet Rx are the two most powerful blenders in the Magic Bullet line.  Aside from the power, the other major difference is cup size and the ability to make hot soup (which the Rx has and the Pro 900 does not). 

The Nutribullet Rx has a way bigger cup than the Pro 900 can handle - the 45 oz cup. If you find ~30 oz smoothies a bit underwhelming, then the 45 oz is the perfect medium between a normal single serve size and being a bit too big to drink from.

But for the majority of folks, I believe the Pro 900 is the more ideal choice. Most people simply don't need a blender that's as big and powerful as the Rx. And if they do, I've always felt that they should just get a Vitamix.


Magic Bullet Reviewed: Pros and Cons

Magic Bullet Blender, Small, Silver, 11 Piece Set

The Magic Bullet is okay for the small and light stuff. It's cheap and easy to use, but a far cry from a legitimate high-powered blender. Keep reading for alternative options.

Specifications

Motor Strength: The motor is 250 watts which is less than half of the next model up (the standard Nutribullet 600).

Warranty: It comes with a one-year warranty, but the company doesn't cover shipping and handling charges according to the manual. This means that you're probably better off buying a new one than relying on the warranty.

Blade Design: The cross blade that it comes with is a bit sharper than the 600 and Pro 900 blades. This is likely because it relies more-so on chopping rather than pulverizing to process the ingredients. 

Included Accessories

The Magic Bullet comes with a few accessories that are pretty neat. 

  • One 18 oz Tall Cup: The tall cup is a standard bullet cup.
  • One 18 Oz Party Mug: The same size as the tall cup, but comes with a handle like a mug.
  • One 12 oz Short Cup: Good for smaller batches of things like chunky hummus. 
  • Two Lip Rings: These screw on the cups and make it more comfortable to drink out of.
  • Two Solid Lids: These are good for storing things in the fridge after you make them.

Cons and Common Complaints

The most common complaint about the Magic Bullet is that people expect it to be more powerful. Many times people will load it up with hard and frozen ingredients only to have the motor die out. If you're going to be using this blender, don't get too aggressive with it. Follow what's in the recipe book and don't push it beyond its limits.

The rubber gasket coming loose is also a complaint, but that is the case with all these models. I've never found it a big deal to get it back on.

Best Features & Functions

The best part about the Magic Bullet is that it's cheap and easy to use. While it's definitely inferior in power and function as compared to the other bullets, some people swear by it. Personally, I prefer the Pro 900, but if you don't like thick smoothies and are on a tight budget then the Magic Bullet could work.

Nutribullet Pro 900 Reviewed: Pros and Cons

NutriBullet Pro - 9 pc

The 900 is the top pick because we believe it delivers the most value. Although it can't do everything that the Rx can do, its our go-to blender for every day tasks.

Specifications

Motor Strength: If you haven't guessed based on the name, this Nutribullet comes with a 900 watt motor. This is the same amount of power as the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ. It's less powerful than the Nutribullet Rx, but moreso than the standard Nutribullet 600.

Read Later: What's the Best Ninja Blender?

It's powerful enough for most blending jobs. We often use ours over our Vitamix simply because its personal blender size.

Warranty: The Nutribullet Pro 900 comes with a one year warranty. Given its price point, we think this is fair. Additionally, should something go wrong with the blades or cups that's not covered by warranty, it is possible to find replacements online.

Blade Design: Much like all blenders of this tier, they have blades designed to pulverize and extract fruits and vegetables. This may sound cliche, but its actually rather important. Combined with the powerful motor, properly designed blades will produce a blend that's emulsified and smooth. Older model blenders that chop rather then pulverize are going to give you uneven pieces and ice chunks.

Thankfully, the Nutribullet Pro 900 is better than that with its 6-point extractor blade. The blade is a bit dull to the touch, but it doesn't need to be sharp to do its job.

Included Accessories

Like all of the Nutribullet products, you get a bunch of awesome accessories. That's part of what makes them so convenient and versatile.

In addition to the power base and the blade, you also get:​

  • Flip Top To Go Lid: This resealable lid covers the entire top of the blender and has a small circular opening that flips open and closed. Ideal for preventing spills.
  • Cup Lip Ring: Useful if you'd like to sip directly from the cup without having your lips touch the twisted edges. 
  • Handled Cup Lip Ring: This is just like the lip ring, except with a convient handle! Its good if you have small hands and can't easily grip the entire cup.
  • 24 oz Blender Cup: A cup that you can attach to your blender and drink out of later!
  • 32 oz. Blender Cup: This is a larger cup, but essentially the same thing as above.

It also comes with their Pocket Nutritionist, but that's not really part of the blender itself. Plus, we haven't really used ours much.

Cons and Common Complaints

One of the most common complaints about this Nutribullet is that the plastic ring around the blades can malfunction and come off. If it happens at the wrong time, it could end up in your blend!

People sometime have issue with the motor if they overwork it. You can tell if the blender is struggling so be careful not to give it something that it simply can't handle. Don't be afraid to add more liquid or stop the cycle and get the food closer to the blades.

Best Features & Functions

The best part about this personal blender is that it actually works well and is reasonably priced. The cups and the lids are also top rack dishwasher safe, but that's standard across the line.

It's not for making hot soups, but its powerful enough for handling ice and hard frozen fruit quite easily. You can also simply make cold soups and then heat them on the stove.

The Rx has a designated function designed for heating them up within the container.​ If you're a soup fanatic, you'll want this function.

The 900 can handle nut butters (sort of), but you may have to adjust between blending cycles to make sure the nuts don't get stuck on the sides. If you add oil or water when making nut butter, this isn't an issue. However, doing it with only nuts is a challenge.

Nutribullet Rx Reviewed: Pros and Cons

Magic Bullet NutriBullet Rx N17-1001 Blender, Black

The Rx is our second pick because its so powerful and makes soups. While we don't find the soup function an absolute necessity, it may be the first choice for others.

Specifications

Motor Strength: The Nutribullet Rx comes with a 1700 watt motor. This is nearly double the power of the 900. That being said, its powerful enough for pretty much anything. Thick smoothies, nut butters, you name it.

As one of the cornerstone features of this model, its powerful enough to generate enough friction to make hot soup.​

Warranty: This unit comes standard with a one year warranty which was a bit low in our opinion. We personally think that a heavy duty higher-end blender like the Rx should come with a bit longer of a warranty.

Blade Design:​ The blade design of the Nutribullet Rx is different than the extractor and milling blades of the previous units. Its got four blades which seem to be a bit sharper than the blades on the previous models.  To be honest, we're not 100% sure why they'd go with the sharper blades as the old ones worked as expected.

Included Accessories

Aside from the power base and blade of the unit, the Nutribullet Rx comes included with the following:

  • Soup Pitcher with 2-Piece Lid: This is the only Nutribullet which is designed to make hot soups, but you can only do it with the soup cup. This cup is specifically designed with ventilation to reduce pressure build up while blending. Very important.
  • Short Cup (30 oz) w/ Lip ring: A medium sized blending cup with the lip ring to prevent your lips from touching the twisted edges while sipping.
  • 45 Oz Blender Cup: This cup is best for making blends for multiple people at one time. It also comes with a pitcher lid to make it easy to pour.
  • Blade Cleaning Brush: If you're having trouble cleaning under the blades with a sponge, the cleaning brush will make the process easier as it is able to fit in tight spaces.
  • Blade Remover Tool: Just in case you need to remove the blade to clean it, it includes a tool to do so properly.

​One important note about the cups in the Rx is that they come with handles already attached to them. This is unique as the other Nutribullet cups have the handle as a separate entity that you have to attach.

It also comes with a user guide and recipe book, but there's not much to say about those.

Cons and Common Complaints

When you're blending certain ingredients, the power of the motor isn't the only thing that comes into play. The ability for the ingredients to reach the blades is also important.

The hands free SMART technology on the Rx means that the blending cycle starts and stops automatically. This means that if something isn't reach the blades for whatever reason, you have to either wait until the cycle is done or override it with the power button (which is 90 degrees from the G-button).

Often times with our Nutribullet 900, we find ourselves stopping the blend, taking the blades off, and shifting things around a bit.

This just isn't as easy to do with the Rx because of the size and the way it works. It's not possible -- just annoying.

As with other complaints - the rubber gasket coming loose seems to be the most common one. This is common for all Nutribullet units, but its never been a big deal for us. If the gasket was ever loose we simply put it back and never had an issue.

Best Features

This is the only Nutribullet with hands free technology. In our opinion, this can be viewed as a helpful feature or an annoying one.

It's great because you can start blending a smoothie and then move onto other tasks such as cleaning up. By the time you're done doing that, your smoothie will be ready to go!

Another great feature is obviously the soup function. You can literally have dinner ready in 7 minutes (excluding any pre-blend prep work)​. This is the only Nutribullet designed to do this.

It's also real cool that it comes with such a large blending cup. This means it can function as a single server blender as well as a multi-serve one.

Nutribullet 600 Reviewed: Pros and Cons

NutriBullet NBR-1201 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray

The Nutribullet 600 is great for the user who wants less than thick smoothies and blends. Although its not as powerful, it still delivers on that promise, but I think you're better off splurging for the Pro 900.

Specifications

Motor Strength: The classic Nutribullet comes with a 600 watt motor. It's powerful enough to do smoothies, green juices (with pulp), and things of that nature. 

However, its not as powerful as the 900 or the Rx. If you like making super thick smoothies and want something with a motor you can push to its limits, we would recommend the 900 at the very least.

Warranty: The 600 comes with a one year limited warranty. Not too bad for the price of the unit, but shipping costs do come into play.

As with the others, its quite easy to find replacement parts online as the 600 watt and the 900 watt blades and cups are compatible.​

Blade Design:​ The 600 actually comes with two sets of blades.

  • Extractor Blade: This is the six pronged blade that you see on the other Nutribullet models on this list.
  • Milling Blade: The milling blade is designed to mill things like seeds and break them into a fine powder. In our experience, we found that we always defaulted to the standard extractor blade and never took out the milling one too much.

Included Accessories

In addition to the base and the two blades, you actually get a fair amount of accessories with the Nutribullet 600.

  • Two 18 Oz. Blender Cups: Short cups ideal for single servings.
  • One 32 Oz Blender Cups: One tall cup that could be used for one big Nutribullet serving or for two people.
  • One Lip Ring w/ Handle: Screwing this onto the top of the cup will give you a comfortable spot to sip as well as a handle that help you hold the Nutribullet.
  • One Lip Ring: Just like the accessory above except without the handle.
  • Two Resealable Lids: Great for storing a smoothie or a sauce after making it. Allows you to wash the blades and still keep the contents covered.

Cons & Common Complaints

Similar to the other units, the most common complaints have to do with the plastic ring around the blades falling out. This one can be kind of annoying, but its easy to put back in. Make sure to not put the blades in the dishwasher as it could warp the rubber ring.

Additionally, overfilling the cups or stressing the unit with a difficult blend can lead to overflow and motor issues if you misuse the blender.

Be sure to follow the directions, especially when it comes to the max fill line.

If you feel that the blender is struggling (say you've got too much frozen fruit and not enough liquid), be sure to let the fruit defrost a bit or add more liquid. 

Best Features

The best part of the 600 is that it comes with so many accessories, specifically three cups!

If you've got a family all doing blends then having multiple cups can super helpful. In our household, if we didn't have a few of these cups lying around, it would be difficult to find a clean one at the right time.​

Even though this blender doesn't have the most powerful motor on this list, it really is most likely all you'll need for the basics.​

Can the Magic Bullet/Nutribullets Grind Coffee?

Absolutely! Any of the Nutribullet blenders on this list will make quick work of whole coffee beans.

 You can use either the milling blade or the extractor blade to get the job done.

Can the Magic Bullet or Nutribullet Blend Frozen Fruit and Ice?

Any of the Nutribullets on this list and blend ice and frozen fruit with enough liquid, but the Magic Bullet will struggle the most. That being said, it is important to understand that the more powerful the motor, the less liquid you'll need to make that happen. None of the machines are really ideal for using as a full-time ice chopper.

For example,  if you're making a smoothie in the 900 you're going to need a bit less liquid (or some softer non-frozen ingredients) than the 600 to make everything blend smoothly. Some people like thinner smoothies, so it comes down to your personal preference.

If you're buying the blender for this reason, I wouldn't recommend the Magic Bullet. Get any of the others.

See our Nutribullet ice crush test.

Can the Magic Bullet or Nutribullet Juice?

In the traditional sense of the word, juicing means that you're actually squeezing fruits and vegetables to get the juice out. You're then left with the pulp on one end and the juice on the other.

The Nutribullet blends and extracts everything into one smooth beverage. This means that you get the juice and the fiber rather than just the juice.​ In most instances, consuming the entire food (like the Nutribullet delivers) is superior to juicing.

However, there are some juicing recipes that call for a cheesecloth or mesh if you really want to get the pulp out.​

The machine does a great job into making the dressing smooth and pour-able even though the carrots are quite hard.​

Can the Magic Bullet or Nutribullet Make Soup?

Only the Nutribullet Rx can make hot soup in the actual blender. 

However, the other Nutribullets or Magic Bullet can make bases for soups, but not actually cook it within the container. You wouldn't want to do that anyway because it doesn't have anywhere to vent, so things could get dangerous.

So if you decide to get the Magic Bullet, 600 or the 900, just make the soup base and then heat it on the stove afterwards.

Can the Nutribullet Make Ice Cream?

Yes! You actually have two options when making ice cream in the Nutribullet or Magic Bullet.

We love to make plant-based vegan ice cream in ours with frozen bananas, frozen cherries, and cocoa powder. It's as simple as adding the ingredients to the blender, adding a bit of soy milk and pressing blend. The Nutribullet 900 does a great job making everything into a smooth soft-serve style ice cream. 

But this method is best-suited for the 900 or Rx, not for the Magic Bullet or 600.

The other way you could do it is blend non-frozen ingredients and then place into an ice cream maker. This way can be done with almost any blender as the mix isn't very difficult to blend -- even with the Magic Bullet.

Final Verdict

If you’re after something in the Nutribullet/Magic Bullet range, you prioritize portability and strength. As a result, the best blender in the company’s lineup should be something that has a hearty amount of both. Nutribullet Pro is therefore arguably the best bullet blender – it’s light enough to be able to be moved around easily, but has a powerful 900W motor that will help you create a smooth blend in no time.

If you’re fine with having a bulkier unit, and know that you need the hot soups, the  NutriBullet Rx  is also a great choice given that its the most powerful unit on the list.

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