Nutribullet

Jaco-fiets's Photo Jaco-fiets 09 Jun 2015

I am contemplating getting one but not sure if it is worth it. I have a blender and juicer but this is something between the 2. Currently I use both the juicer and the blender. Blender for shakes and stuff and juicer for the odd green juices few times a week. If I understand correctly this combines best of both worlds. Do any of you use 1? Is it worth paying R1800-R2000 for this?
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NGUTF's Photo NGUTF 10 Jun 2015

B B B B U M P
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Cois's Photo Cois 10 Jun 2015

Think they mention this for making nut butters. 

 

From their site:Nutribullet is the super food extractor that completely breaks down your food to get all the essential nutrition! Dont juice it, dont blend it extract it

 

So in other words.  It is a freaken fast blender.

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Grebel's Photo Grebel 27 Feb 2017

So as not to start another topic, I am resurrecting this one.

 

We have a Kenwood New York Smoothie Maker and were looking at a Nutribullet. Now from what I can see, the Nutribullet does it's business in the glass that you will drink out of whereas the smoothie maker will blend and then you need to decant into a glass. 

 

Both have 4 blades that spin and chop/blend/pulp. I haven't compared speeds etc but power wise it's 500W (Kenwood)vs 600W (Nutribullet)

 

To my untrained eye, both should do the same thing. Any reason I should drop the cash and buy the Bullet?

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Pure Savage's Photo Pure Savage 27 Feb 2017

So as not to start another topic, I am resurrecting this one.

 

We have a Kenwood New York Smoothie Maker and were looking at a Nutribullet. Now from what I can see, the Nutribullet does it's business in the glass that you will drink out of whereas the smoothie maker will blend and then you need to decant into a glass. 

 

Both have 4 blades that spin and chop/blend/pulp. I haven't compared speeds etc but power wise it's 500W (Kenwood)vs 600W (Nutribullet)

 

To my untrained eye, both should do the same thing. Any reason I should drop the cash and buy the Bullet?

Because the marketers say so :P

 

We have the Kenwood and use it.

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sierrrd's Photo sierrrd 27 Feb 2017

Get a 300 rand hand blender. A lot more versatile imo. 

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Veebee's Photo Veebee 27 Feb 2017

Don't buy a Nutribullet. Absolute waste of money.

Blended / juicer may require more work cleaning up but the results are better.
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nonky's Photo nonky 27 Feb 2017

THE science behind the whole juicing fad is suspect...did you do your homework re the supposed health benefits?

 

http://www.mayoclini...g/faq-20058020 

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Duane_Bosch's Photo Duane_Bosch 27 Feb 2017

Why pay a R2000 premium to do the EXACT SAME thing a blender does but upside down?

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Pieter1's Photo Pieter1 27 Feb 2017

Get a 300 rand hand blender. A lot more versatile imo.

For the amount I have spent on those and various other blenders I could have had 3 Nutribullets. Get the thing.
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andrewgowans's Photo andrewgowans 27 Feb 2017

THE science behind the whole juicing fad is suspect...did you do your homework re the supposed health benefits?

 

http://www.mayoclini...g/faq-20058020 

 

NutriBullet is not a juicer it's a blender. The quoted paper is about juicing.

 

Don't waste your money if you have a decent blender. It does the same job. 

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MildlyWild's Photo MildlyWild 27 Feb 2017

We got the 900W Nutri Bullet last week and we've been drinking mixtures of Kale, Spinach, apple, carrot, almond and mixed seeds, beetroot, etc etc every day since. Just so easy to do - pop everything (apple core included) in the cup with some water and ice, blend like crazy and drink the whole lot. Then rinse the cup and blade in 20sec or put it in the fridge if theres left over.
The ease of it all means I actually use it, and will continue doing so, unlike our blender or juicer
Reckon the 600W might possibly not get the fine consistency.
Expensive yes, but I see this as an investment in our health...
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Grebel's Photo Grebel 27 Feb 2017

Thanks everyone. Will give the Smoothie maker a whirl (I know... I know... :D ) and if the fad lasts or the blended fruit becomes a thing then I'll contemplate dropping the cash
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udxcob's Photo udxcob 27 Feb 2017

We use ours daily for fruit shakes, we have blenders but the nutribullet is very easy and simple

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Loudpedal's Photo Loudpedal 27 Feb 2017

We got the 900W Nutri Bullet last week and we've been drinking mixtures of Kale, Spinach, apple, carrot, almond and mixed seeds, beetroot, etc etc every day since. Just so easy to do - pop everything (apple core included) in the cup with some water and ice, blend like crazy and drink the whole lot. Then rinse the cup and blade in 20sec or put it in the fridge if theres left over.
The ease of it all means I actually use it, and will continue doing so, unlike our blender or juicer
Reckon the 600W might possibly not get the fine consistency.
Expensive yes, but I see this as an investment in our health...

Just a heads up- you're not meant to blend apple seeds, peach seeds and a few others as they contain cyanide.
Quote from Nutribullet themselves: "Apple seeds, cherry pits, peach pits, apricot pits, plum pits, avocado pits. These pits contain harmful chemicals that release cyanide into the body when ingested"

Clearly you skipped the instructions :D
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scudd's Photo scudd 27 Feb 2017

Never used the thing but seems like an overpriced little item to me.  A serious marketing premium by the looks of things.  Being using a R299 Makro special for years now and if you blindfolded me I would never know the difference.  Of course, I may end up with smoothie all over my cycling top that I spent the R2k on.

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