If you are like me, then the distinctions between the Magic Bullet and Nutribullet were completely lost on me initially. After seeing advertisements for both blenders on TV, I wanted to test them out for this blog. I imagine others have similar questions that I had.
In this Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet comparison, I’ll help highlight the key points of both in order to help you make an informed purchasing decision.
If you are in a hurry, check out my quick-glance table below for the high-level advantages of both:
|Magic Bullet Advantages||Nutribullet Advantages|
|Works well for softer fruits/veggies||More powerful motor (600 watt vs 250)|
|Can retain more nutrients||More capacity (24 oz. vs 18 oz.)|
|About $50 cheaper (see here)||Works better for grinding coffee and nuts|
|Works better for blending frozen ingredients|
Continue reading below for additional explanation in depth…
Similarities Between the Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet
Here are the areas where these two blenders are virtually identical.
- Both BPA Free: Both blenders are BPA free, no issue here.
- Both Dishwasher Safe: Similarly, both blenders are dishwasher safe and can be cleaned in standard dishwashers without problems.
- Both Highly Reviewed/Liked: Both blenders have a strong following of satisfied customers. This is part of the reason why it’s difficult to determine an obvious difference. This is a definite “pro” for both devices.
- Both Can Be Used for Grinding Coffee/Seeds/Nuts: This is a nice – if underutilized – feature of both blenders than is similar.
- Both Can Be Used for Baby Food: This is a concern that I’ve heard from families with newborns i.e. “can they be used for baby food”. The answer is “yes” for both.
- Same Company: Despite the different branding, both blenders are owned by the same company. The essential technology is very similar, however the quality grades and other specs do vary (see below).
- Same Warranty: Both blenders offer a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked) and a 1 year warranty, if needed.
Advantages of the Magic Bullet Explained
Here are some of the areas where the Magic Bullet stands out:
- Can Retain More Nutrients: There’s a lot of discussion in the health and fitness community about “over-processing” (similar to “slow juicing”) when it comes to smoothies and other concoctions in the blender. Because the Magic Bullet has less power, it tends to do it’s magic more slowly. While you still might have a bit more thick or chunky finished product, more of the minerals and nutrients are retained in their whole form.
- More Chunky/Textured Blending: If you like to retain some small ice crystals, the Magic Bullet is a better choice due to the lower RPMs.
- More Affordable: This might be the biggest concern for some. With so many similar features, the price point of the Magic Bullet really stands out. It’s close to $50 cheaper than the Nutribullet (see this listing for the latest pricing) and $70 cheaper than the Nutribullet Pro.
Advantages of the Nutribullet Explained
The following are a few of the features that really set the Nutribullet apart from the Magic Bullet:
- More Power: In short, the more “juice” in the machine the higher quality “juice” it can make. The standard Nutribullet is significantly more powerful than the Magic Bullet, with a 600 watt motor. Those looking for maximum velocity can upgrade to the Nutribullet Pro for 900 watts.
- Works Better for Highly Processes Ingredients: While both the Magic Bullet and Nutribullet advertise being able to grind coffee and nuts (among other things), I found the Nutribullet to produce a better grind for both coffee and nuts. I don’t particularly like my coffee ground too coarse, so the Nutribullet is perfect for a finely ground experience. On the extreme end, the Nutribullet tends to liquefy ice into water relatively quickly.
- Better Frozen Ingredients: Because of the more powerful motor in the Nutribullet, it’s generally better suited to process frozen foods (think frozen berries, veggies, ice). So, if you generally blend a lot of frozen ingredients, the Nutribullet may be the best choice.
- More Capacity: The standard Nutribullet comes with additional capacity, measuring in at 24 oz. vs 18 oz. for the Magic Bullet. This could be helpful for more bulk juicing or juicing for multiple people at a time.
Comparison Table – Various Packages Available for Both
Depending on where you are shopping (or what TV offers you’ve seen), there are a variety of different packages/starter kits available for both of the blenders. I’ve highlighted these in the table below for easy comparison:
|Blender Model||Pieces||Power||Price Range|
|Magic Bullet||1 Power Base
1 Tall Cup (19 oz)
Ten Second Recipes Book
2 Party Mugs (18 oz)
2 Lip Rings
1 Cross Blade
3 re-sealable lids
|250 Watt Motor||About $30-50 (see here)|
|Nutribullet||1 Power Base
1 Extractor Blade
1 Milling Blade
1 Tall Cup
2 Short Cups
1 Handled Lip Ring
1 Reg. Lip Ring
2 re-sealable lids
1 Pock Nutritionist
|600 Watt Motor||About $80-120 (see here)|
|Nutribullet Pro||1 Power Base
2 Extractor Blades
1 Colossal Cup
2 Tall Cups
1 Short Cup
1 Handled Lip Ring
1 Reg. Lip Ring
1 To-Go Lid
2 re-sealable lids
1 Pocket Nutritionist
1 Recipes Book
|900 Watt Motor||About $120-140 (see here)|
Which to Choose – Final Take
As you can see from the above table, there’s actually really 3 different blenders to consider (Magic Bullet, Nutribullet, and Nutribullet Pro). In short, the higher up the price scale you go, the more included pieces, quality grade construction, and blender power you get.
The most important factor – in my opinion – is the blender power. This determines how finely (smoothly) you can blend ingredients. The Magic Bullet is up for most jobs, but the higher wattage of the Nutribullet (and Pro version) can handle both larger loads and produce a smoother results.
Bottom line: If you are mainly going to be blending non-frozen soft fruits/veggies, I’d stick with the cheaper Magic Bullet (see here for the best deal).
On the other hand, if you are blending nuts, coffee, or frozen foods, or blending for multiple people, the Nutribullet is worth the upgrade (check out this deal).