Trying to compare the Nutribullet Blender Combo vs the Vitamix E320 to figure out which one you should buy? Use this guide to find everything you need to know!
Although I love Vitamix, if I had to choose between these two blenders I’d pick the Nutribullet Blender Combo. Even though the Vitamix Explorian E320 is technically a “high-end blender”, I think Nutribullet Blender Combo delivers the most bang for your buck.
This is especially true because it comes with a tamper tool which was Vitamix’s best attribute.
The only thing you really won’t be able to do in the Nutribullet is “heat” up soup inside the blender jar, but you can still blend hot liquids if you use their vented lid.
Oh – and one other downside worth noting is that the Nutribullet only comes with a 1-year warranty.
To learn more about blender options, check out our Nutribullet vs Ninja comparison. Meanwhile, if you're looking for a more detailed comparison of nutribullets, check out my reviews for the best nutribullet options.
Both of these blenders come with a tamper tool. This is a little stick that you're able to push through the top of the lid when you're blending to make sure that the ingredients make it to the blades and form a vortex.
Please note that you can only use it on the large Nutribullet jar and not the small blending cups. However, it's not really necessary for the small cups because there's very little space inside the cups for ingredients to hide. It's far less likely that they'll get stuck.
With both of these blenders, you'll get a vented lid option. This is used for blending hot liquids or ingredients.
Just know that you shouldn't blend warm or hot ingredients in the small Nutribullet cups. The pressure build up could cause it to explode!
Both of these machines come with a dishwasher safe blending jars (the Nutribullet cups are dishwasher safe also).
That's good news for Vitamix because in the past their jars have NOT been dishwasher safe.
**I was only able to find the dishwasher safe claim for the Vitamix jar on third party websites and not on Vitamix.com. Therefore, I don't want to claim with 100% certainty that these are dishwasher safe. Vitamix.com still seems to recommend that you should clean it by dropping some dish soap in and running the blender for 30 seconds. It probably still is best to clean it this way to extend the life of the blender jar.
Interface and Variable Speeds
The main difference on the interface is that the E320 uses a knob to control the 10 variable speeds. With the Nutribullet, you get some analog buttons to choose between Extract, Low, High and Pulse.
The Nutribullet Blender Combo can blend hot liquids if you use the vented lid. However it cannot heat them up the same way that the Vitamix E320 can which uses the friction of the blades to turn liquids from cold to hot.
Jar and Cup Options
The Nutribullet comes with far more cup options than the E320. With the blender combo you'll get...
- 1 x 24 oz cup
- 1 x 32 oz cup
- 1 x 64 oz jar
The Vitamix only comes with 1 x 64 oz jar.
With 2.2 HP the Vitamix is more powerful than the Nutribullet Blender combo which only has 1200 watts or 1.6 horsepower.
The Vitamix E320 has a whopping 7 year warranty while the Nutribullet has a 1 year warranty. That's the one major downside of the Nutribullet. With Vitamix, you know for a fact you're getting something that's going to be a kitchen staple for a long time.
If I had to pick between these two, I would probably just get the Nutribullet Blender Combo. I find myself using my small Nutribullet cups far more often than my large Vitamix jar and I think think that it delivers great value with everything that it brings to the table.
But if a long warranty and heating up soup is a must for you, then go with the Vitamix E320.