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What’s the Best Nutribullet Blender Model? 600 vs. 900 vs. Rx (Review)

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The best single serve blenders are ones with a small footprint and powerful motors. At the very least, they should be able to serve up crushed ice and smoothies. At the high end, they should be able to produce hot soup without breaking a sweat. With so many models to choose from, Nutribullet blenders have the capacity to do all of this.

But what's the best Nutribullet model to buy?​ And what's the difference between the 600, 900 Pro, and Rx models?

We've taken the three best Nutribullet blender models and broken them down for you below.

Additionally, we've addressed some of the most common questions surrounding Nutribullet blender line.

What's the Best Nutribullet Model to Buy?

Below are the top three Nutribullet Models with everything would want to know about each one.

Just in case you need something quick, we created a short summary about each one.

The full analysis is below...

Our Top Pick…

Nutribullet Pro 900

The Nutribullet Pro is middle of the road powerful with a 900 watt motor. It's powerful enough for almost all blending tasks including thick sauces, smoothies and nut butters.

We think this one is the best bang for your buck making it our top pick!

The Nutribullet Rx is the most powerful blender in the line to date with a 1700 watt motor. It's a small blender designed for big blender tasks, such as hot soups.

The budget blender of the list. Perfect for the user who's going to stick with blending basic fruits and vegetables to make green smoothies.

Magic Bullet Nutribullet Pro 900

NutriBullet Pro - 9 pc

The 900 is our 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.

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, but you may have to adjust between blending cycles to make sure the nuts don't get stuck on the sides.

Magic Bullet Nutribullet Rx

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.

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.

Magic Bullet Nutribullet 600 Blender - 12 pc Set

NutriBullet 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.

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.

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.​

Frequenty Asked Questions About Nutribullet Blenders

Here are the most common questions and answers about the Nutribullet Models on this list...

Nutribullet 600 vs. Pro 900 - What's The Difference?

The main difference between the Nutribullet 600 and the Nutribullet 900 Pro is the amount of power and the accessories it comes with. 

While the 900 comes with fewer accessories, it also comes with an additional 300 watts of power. This extra power is useful if you want to make thicker smoothies or thick-shakes. 

We would highly recommend getting the 900 over the 600 having owned both of them. With the 900, you'll have a much easier time blending things, plain and simple.

With our 900 we make thick sauces and slushy smoothies almost on the daily. This was always a bit more difficult with the 600. Sure, we could make all those things, but we really had to pay attention to how thick they were and how much we were stressing the blender.​

Nutribullet Rx vs. Nutribullet Pro 900 - What's The Difference?

The Nutribullet Rx is kind of the next generation of bullet blenders and has a different set of functionality compared to the Pro 900.

Hot soups are exclusive to the Nutribullet Rx

Here are the main functions to that Rx has that the 900 does not:​

  • The Rx has an inbuilt function for making hot soups. This includes a special ventilated pitcher as well as a pre-programmed blend cycle. This cycle is activated by holding the "G-Button" located on the front of the Rx until it turns red after a cycle has started.
  • The Rx has hands-free technology which means you can walk away once a blend cycle has started and it will turn off by itself. This is both a plus and a minus. It's more convenient, but makes it more difficult to stop blends between cycles and move around ingredients. You have to use the power button to interrupt the cycle once it started.

The Rx also has a much powerful motor compared to the Pro: 900 watts vs 1700 watts respectively.​

Finally, the 900 comes with a different set of accessories and blending cups. The two main differences are as such:

  • The Rx has the handles automatically built into the cups.
  • The Rx comes with a special set of lids including a pitcher lid and a venting lid for making soups.
  • The Pro 900 comes with two different sized blender cups, lip ring, handle, and a flip top to go lid.

Personally, we think the Pro 900 is a bit more versatile. It's lighter and easier to use. Although its not as powerful as the Rx, it can pretty much do anything that the Rx can do besides for hot soups. The 900 is our go to every day blender.

Can the Nutribullet Grind Coffee?

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

Any of the Nutribullets will make quick work of coffee beans.

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

Can the Nutribullet Blend Ice & Frozen Fruit?

Any of the Nutribullets on this list and blend ice and frozen fruit. That being said, it is important to understand that the more powerful the motor, the less liquid you'll need to make that happen.

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.​

Can the 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.

Juices made in the Nutribullet are going to include the pulp as well.

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.​

Can the Nutribullet Be Used as a Food Processor?

It can for some functions, but keep in mind that its not really made for that. When the Nutribullet is perfroming at its best, its forming a vortex within the cup and dragging all of the ingredients into it. This means that it will be difficult to get consistent rough chop on ingredients. 

In the best case ​scenario the Nutribullet will chop the ingredients but you'll have to take the cup off and adjust them so that the unchopped ones hit the blades.

In the worst case scenario, everything will get caught into a vortex and your ingredients will be liquified!​

Can the Nutribullet Blend Carrots?

Absolutely! We often times make a carrot ginger dressing in our Nutribullet 900 with raw carrots, rice wine vinegar, raw ginger, and a bit of sesame seed oil.

The Nutribullet will make quick work of carrots for dressings or beverages.

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

Can the Nutribullet Make Soup?

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

However, the other Nutribullets 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 600 or 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.

​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.

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.

Which Nutribullet Model Should I Buy?

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.

About the Author Michelle B

Hey! I’m Michelle and I write product reviews for ThriveCuisine.com. I’m always preparing healthy / plant based foods and I’ve developed a knack for helping people get the best bang for their buck.

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