Magic Bullet VS NutriBullet
The term “bullet” has apparently become synonymous with blenders recently. Talk about a change in connotation. Anyway, after testing a bunch of blenders, seeing what they’re capable of, I figured I may as well pit the bullets against one another and see how they fare. Would the Magic Bullet pull out a magical victory or would the NutriBullet take it down with some serious nutrition?
You’re going to have to read on to find out.
Both bullets have a similar base, featuring high-torque power. However, the NutriBullet has 600 Watts of power compared to the inferior 250 offered by the Magic Bullet. It’s no secret who wins here.
Regardless of the blender you choose, you’re going to be enjoying your culinary creation in just moments. And since both of them feature the same construction, there isn’t too much that needs to be said here. You attach the cup to the blade, then to the bottom and push down.
The only thing that sets the Magic Bullet apart in this area is its 10-second promise. And it delivers.
Cleaning up the Magic Bullet is no problem. All of its components, save for the power base, are dishwasher safe. Similarly, the NutriBullet’s cups and lids can also be cleaned in the dishwasher. Just make sure you don’t throw the base or blades in there.
The NutriBullet comes out to $119.94, as shipping is free. It comes with a lot of extras too, including a Natural Healing Foods Book, numerous cups, a pocket nutritionist to keep you honest, and a recipe book.
Unfortunately for those set on buying its magic cousin, the Magic Bullet retails for $99.99, plus an insane (considering the small size of the thing) $39.98 for shipping.
Both bullets don’t have much in way of variety. They’re more accessory oriented. The Magic Bullet, for example, comes with a bonus blender and juicer when you order. Also, there are numerous related products you can order from, like the Bullet Party Pack ($23.97 + s/h), which brings 6 self-blending mugs, and the Deluxe Upgrade Kit ($29.97 + s/h), which comes with extra cups, lids, and another blade.
Then, there’s NutriBullet. Like its rival, it offers a wide variety of accessories from powders and berries to additional cups, blades, and new formulas.
Both the NutriBullet and Magic Bullet bring two protection options: a 1-year and a 4-year warranty. The variety is good, as it’s nice to see blender companies cater to people who think differently, but compared to the 5- and 7-year warranties offered by Vitamix and Blendtec, this isn’t much.
Which Is Best
They’re both excellent value products, inexpensive and effective, but your purchase should come down to the messages. NutriBullet is selling a healthier lifestyle, an innovative one that extracts nutrients rather destroys them. The Magic Bullet is much more about speed and convenience, minus the life message. Given the choice, I would go with NutriBullet. It’s that much cheaper than its rival, has more power, and the goal behind it is much more admirable than “hey, go blend stuff!”