What can you do in 10 seconds? These words are from a late-night tv infomercial. To promote a personal countertop magician that can do any blending job in 10 seconds or less. The clip is from 2003, a paid commercial by homeland housewares.
They founded the world’s first single-serving bullet blender, the Original Magic Bullet. And later in 2012, its successor NutriBullet now everyone you know might have one.
In 2015, Nutribullet had a peak selling rate of a unit every 30 seconds. It was so popular even Kate Middleton had one.
16 oz. / 12 oz.
24 oz. / 18 oz.
Simple Cross Blade
Flat / Ice Shaver Blade (Sold Separately)
Extractor Cross Blade
Milling Blade (Sold Separately)
13.19 x 6.93 x 10.63 inches
12.87 x 9 x 13 inches
1 Motor Base
1 Power Base
Both Magic Bullet and Nutribullet are, to date, the favourite choices for many users. Other than a few factors, both of these blenders are similar and best for personal blending in the $100 range.
Today, you will find two main variants of the Magic Bullet personal blender with different power and capacities.
- The Original Magic Bullet
- Magic Bullet Mini
The Nutribullet single serve also has many variants depending on its blending power and capacity.
- The Nutribullet
- Nutribullet Pro/Rx/Select
Here, we are only comparing the two most common versions of both blenders, The Original Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet.
The Magic Bullet, the ancestor of the Bullet-type personal blenders has two versions available on the market.
The original Magic Bullet has a 250 Watt motor which is best for softer food items to make shakes using ice cream or protein powder.
Do not expect to crush ice or blend frozen fruit using this dirt cheap blender. You get what you pay for!
The Magic Bullet Mini version has a 200W motor and has even smaller 8 oz. and 12 oz. cups.
You should never put ice cubes in this blender to avoid any damage to the motor or loosening the blades. It can blend frozen fruits if you add enough liquid. (about half of the cup)
If you do not need to blend hard fresh vegetables such as kale, carrots, cucumbers, etc. A Magic Bullet is a good blender for making simple shakes.
A Magic Bullet struggles with blending frozen items and ice because it has lower power and a simple cross-blade design.
The ingredients stick around the corners or above the blades. You have to shake them more often during blending, which can be annoying.
The standard Nutribullet is a 600W powerful personal blender. It has larger cups than Magic Bullet. The blades of the Nutribullet produce a nice vortex to circulate ingredients for consistent blending.
A Nutribullet is almost double the price of the original Magic Bullet. But this machine is the real deal, crushing ice into snow in seconds.
The Nutrients Extraction blades are best for making consistent healthy smoothies.
The milling blades are also great for blending tough dry ingredients. If you do more than making protein or milkshakes, get a Nutribullet.
Nutribullet has a variety of models in its personal blenders category.
- Nutribullet Pro 900
- 32 oz. cup (3.9 inches) fits on standard 600W
- Nutribullet Pro 1000
- 32 oz. cup (3.94 inches) does not fit on 900W and 600W variants.
- Nutribullet Rx Cooking Blender
- 45 oz. large pitcher
- 30 oz. small cup
- Blade cleaning brush
- Heating function (Blend and cook soup in minutes)
- Nutribullet Select 1000W Blender
- 24/32 oz. handled cup and pitcher (Compatible with Pro 1000)
- Multiple controls (High, Low, Pulse, Extract)
- Can handle hot food with enhanced pitcher design
Nutribullet has also been making many other kitchen gadgets such as regular countertop blenders, immersion blenders, food processors air fryers, etc.
Magic Bullet VS NutriBullet: Conclusion
Choosing a blender always comes down to what you are going to do with it. There are many blenders from small personal blenders to large countertops and immersion blenders. Each of them can be good for a variety of kitchen tasks.
The Magic Bullet is better for smaller batches and lighter blending. If you want more than what it is made for, it may burn down or start leaking.
The Nutribullet has a variety of options according to blending power and capabilities but you have to pay the higher price. But Getting a Nutribullet can be a better option because it will cover all the recipes. Starting from blending protein powder in milk to the hardest tasks like crushing ice cubes, it will do it all.