(Newport News, Va.)
Hi, I recently watched an infomercial regarding the "Nutribullet". What are your thoughts on this juicer? Thank you.A:
Hi Michio! I, too, have been seeing many informercials for the Nutribullet on TV lately. Overall, I think it's an okay machine. But I do have a few key thoughts on it...
First of all, it is not a juicer, and not a traditional blender. A juicer seperates the juice from the fiber and truly "extracts" the juice and nutrients from the produce. A blender mixes the produce together, into a smoothie, not a juice. A ho-hum traditional blender mixes without really cutting through the produce to make it smooth.
The Nutribullet seems to be selling us on "extracting" the superfood nutrition from the produce. This can be confusing because it is helping to break down the cell walls of produce to help our body digest the smoothie better. However, it is not extracting the juice. So it's better then a traditional blender, but at the end of the day, is a blender.
The Nutribullet is essentially a smaller version of a high powered blender, like the Vitamix or Blendtec. I love these blenders. I personally have the Vitamix and would recommend it to anyone.
These blenders are high powered and create a vortex inside of the blender that really does pulverize the produce, nuts or whatever is put inside. I think the idea behind a personal one is good.
The Nutribullet is very small, you can only make one serving. It has 600 watts of power and turns at 10,000 RPMs. The Vitamix is large and you can make dips, soups and is a bit more versatile. It has 1380 watts of power and has between 500 - 37,000 RPMs depending on what variable switch you are using.
If you are looking for a juicer or for real juice, this is not the machine for you. If you are looking for a blender, this is an option but I would go with the Vitamix any day over this.
It has a proven track record and good warranty, there are no questions about it's integrity and superior functionality. It also has a superior motor and is basically designed to get beat up and not break. While its a little more expensive, you do get more and it's bigger...so just some thoughts.
I hope that these thoughts were helpful for you! Here's more on the difference between juicing and blending Here's more information on why I like the Vitamix Click here to learn more about the Vitamix at thier website
If you want to learn more about the Nutribullet, take a look at it on Amazon:Nutri Bullet Blender/Mixer System