In order for the body to absorb nutrients from food, the stomach has to break it down past the cellular level. Food extractors are used to break down food into a “pre-digested” state and enable your stomach to easily reach essential nutrients and vitamins.
The NutriBullet is a food extractor which is used to grind up all types of foods into drinks. Not only can you use it to make health shakes and juices, but you can also make soups, dressings, desserts, flour, and peanut butter.
The main difference between a typical blender and an extractor is the amount of horsepower in the mechanism. An extractor has so much horsepower that when used in combination with extremely sharp blades, you can pulverize anything into extremely small particles.
The fun part of the process is making up your own personalized recipes using your favorite foods. Using foods with certain nutrients and vitamins allows you to customize the nutritional components you wish to obtain. Some of the benefits you can expect from choosing specific foods include reduced joint pain, younger looking skin, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and migraine relief.
When ordering the NutriBullet online you have the option of paying the full price of $119.94 or making six individual payments of $19.99. The NutriBullet comes with a milling blade, an extractor blade, a power base, three cups, two lids, one user guide/recipe book, one pocket nutritionist, and the Natural Healing Book which is a free bonus gift. There is a 30 day risk free money back guarantee as well.
The high price of this product needs to be weighed in regards to how much you are going to use it. If you invest in the product you are also committing yourself to the cost of the food you plan on using. Determine if you are excited about the idea of having product or actually using the product. If you have a habit of buying appliances, using them a few times, and then storing them in the cabinet where they will never be seen again, you may want to rethink this purchase.
If you are buying this as a miracle weight loss tool, you will also need to do the necessary additional typical activities that accompany any weight loss diet. Sometimes drinks can be a hidden source of calories, adding up to unexpected future weight gain. If you make health drinks, be sure to include the calorie content into your daily calorie count. If you use these drinks as meal replacement or make them with low calorie foods then you are on the right path. Don’t forget to incorporate physical activity into your weight loss program.
There are many complaints about the NutriBullet leaking during the mixing process. Consumers have ended up returning it because of this issue. Consider reviewing the reputation of other extractors that have been on the market for a longer period of time. All in all, you want to compare the capabilities of different extractors, the durability of the product and its components, and the ease of use. Overall, the easier it is for you to operate, the more likely you are to use it.
175 ‘NutriBullet’ Reviews
Its a great little machine!!
Love it .... Love it .... Love it. For the price it is a wonderful machine. My daughter and I use it every day (sometimes twice). Yeah I have had a leak or two but it is operator error. cant blame the machine. If you want a professional machine then you have to pay the bigger bucks. I have had no problems with it and am working my way through dfferent recipes. I cut harder veggies like carrots a little smaller but otherwise it can handle everything else just fine. Remember there is a max line. Follow the instructions and you will be fine.
Replacing extractor blade after 8 months
Have been using my Nutribullet almost daily for just over 8 months. For at least a couple months it has been making a horrendous noise when using the extractor blade. Finally called customer service today to see what they would do for me. Since the unit is still under warranty they agreed to replace the blade assembly for shipping cost of $2.99. Good thing I ordered it direct or there would have been a hassle providing proof of purchase from a retailer. Overall I like the way it works but am pretty disappointed the bearing in the blade has worn out with less than a year of mileage on it. Should be designed to take the use, after all they are trying to sell a lifestyle of using the unit daily.
i am amazed
I came upon this product by a chance meeting with my nephew at my sisters house he and his 8 yr. old son had come for the weekend. I had not seen him for about 6 mo.and at that time he was way overweight,was doctoring for stomach problems, back problems and was very stressed out.not good for a 40 yr. old. this time he was about 60 llbs. lighter, no stress, no back problems, no stomach problems and his skin looked like it was glowing. his complection was as young looking as his 8 yr. old sons. and as i'm sure you have already guessed, he had bought the bullet! he fixes a fruit drink every morning with the spinach, strawberries,pineapple,kiwi,grapes,banana,apple,fills with ice water to max line. has done this for 6 mo.and this is in the big cup. he is a foreman and ironworker and has a lot of energy now. I being an overweight 66 yr. old, ran out and bought me a nutribullet. Iam on day 9 and am amazed at the energy I have. I have lost 5 llbs. I'm reading up on different recipes to try.OH and my 3 overweight daughters have went out and bought them one. So that will be another story to tell in about a month from now. So everyone get out there and buy a nutribullet and become healthier.
This is my second nutri-bullet. My first one ended up in the trash after when i was pulsing my drink and it went into lock mode. I couldn't stop it. It wouldn't un do and i ended up unplugging it. Then i tried to remove the container and could not. I had a friend try also and she couldn't either. I ended up throwing the whole thing away after it set on counter for a week unable to unlock it or remove anything.
Then i bought another one. Guess what...It's doing the same thing. The very same thing. Now what are the chances of 2 machines going rogue on me. I can not pulse anything. It wants to twist itself...Without me touching it into lock mode and off it goes..This product needs to go back to the drawing board.
The results exceeded my expectations. Tried the 6 week program and lost 10 pounds in 4 weeks. I purchased one for 3 of my siblings. Love it!
THE MACHINE PERFORMS WELL, BUT THE MECHANISM OF THE BLADES LEAKED RUSTED METAL TO THE BASE, AND THAT HAPPENED AFTER 3 MONTHS OF USE, SO NOW IT IS USELESS.
When purchased brand new ,
When purchased brand new , you have to seat the seals on each chopping and milling and extractor blade assembly .
For the first 3 uses fill cup only to one third and add one third water , oil the seal and threads ( with vegetable oil ) much easier , when putting blade assembly together with the cup . Use a dish towel to assist in handling the cup and blade part . Mix with short intervals . These actions will season and seat the seals and help prevent leakage . Vitally
It's a scam
I bought Nutri Bullet at Target and two months later the engine wasn't working. I called Target, they asked me to call NutriBullet (I had a two years warranty). NutriBullet sent me back to Target. Later Target argues that it's NutriBullet's responsibility to replace the non working part. They added that, if NutriBullet refused, they are wailing to replace the item. I called NutriBullet again. They were awful. Keep sending me from one specialist to another, and then end up sending me back to Target because the product had less than 3 months. Getting upset, I went to a Target store. There they refused to replace the product. I end up donating the product "free" to Target and leave the place. I wrote my name and address on a paper, expecting someone will call me. But nothing. That was on February 2013.
I won't recommend this product to anyone even if it's free. The product easily breaks down and NutriBullet's customer care service is one of the worse I have never seen.
Purchased mine at Kohls for around 74.00 dollars and have used 2x daily for past month. I have only had leaking when I have put too much in container. If you place reasonable amount of greens and fruits in container with a sufficient amount of water, you will get a smooth and tasty drink. I often substitute almond milk with no problem. Great way to incorporate vegetables into your diet. I love cooked spinach, but with butter and salt- not the best if you have blood pressure issues. This is a different way to get good food into your system. I find them very filling and a snap to prepare. Cleaning is very easy, too. Given the amount of use I get from the thing, I would not be unhinged if I needed to replace it every year. Cooking is not my thing, so I like the simplicity of the product and recipes. I would recommend to anyone. May buy the case to take it with me on the go.
Love my Nutri Bullet
Best purchase ever!! I have used mine almost a year with no problems. People who don't think this works or isn't a worthwhile purchase are idiots. Fat idiots to be sure.
Works as advertised. No leakage so far, 2 weeks of use. Does great job making fruits and veges drinkable. Helps me to incorporate more veges into my daily diet. I am enjoying it. My kids enjoy the strawberry lemonade I make with frozen berries and countrytime mix for a refreshing dessert drink. I would recommend it. The clean up is easy too.
Does what it needs to do
first off, I'm a guy that commutes 45min every day and have two young kids to get ready in the morning.
I don't have time in the morning!
Yet, most mornings I'm able to make me and my wife a smoothie and am confident it's helping to make us healthier. (Dr. recently praised me for having such a low uric acid level).
Cleanup is a friggin dream! I rinse it out, fill it back up with water and a drop of soap put the top (bottom :) back on and 'blend' it again, rinse and I'm done...ready for tomorrow! Love it!
My morning breakfast blend:
Fresh Spinach, banana, strawberry, cherries, blueberries, raw pumpkin seeds, 1/2 scoop protein powder (trying to target my gout and high cholesterol)
Anyway, bottom line: fast, easy (using mostly frozen precut fruit), tastes great (even my kids love em), and relatively inexpensive.
Note: This unit does basically one thing and one thing only...liquifies stuff regarding the dry capabilities...I can't say as I haven't used the milling blade.
What a Bust!
I am five months into the famed Nutribullet, I must have gotten the lemon of the lot! It is at best a dressed-up overpriced blender that is not superior in design or durability. I had to pull out a very old cheap blender used for mostly smoothies; guest what? It out performs the nutribullet, don't waste your money!
Best thing I've ever bought!
I love this product! You don't have to pay big bucks for it..Kohl's always has good deals! :) Got mine for $79.00! Worth every cent!
Disappointing Customer Service
Doesn't matter how great a product is if it breaks in 3 months of light to moderate use. I was using it 3-4 times per week, never with ice or anything really hard--just fruits and vegetables on pulse for a few seconds at a time. And I loved it. Worked great. Then one day, I went to use it and it was completely dead; no signs of life at all. Had a back and forth Q&A session with a customer service rep in email, was told my base would be replaced if I paid the shipping, which sounded reasonable to me. When I called to arrange this and give them my credit card, I was told that I had to do more troubleshooting. Since I was at work and don't carry my dead Nutribullet around with me, I would have to wait until the weekend. I have repeatedly tried to contact them. Apparently they are too busy and important to pick up the phone because you have to leave your number and they'll call you back. Still haven't heard from them. I'm going to buy myself a NINJA right now.
DO NOT buy a Nutribullet
Does just what I want it to
I tried 3 or 4 and this was by the far the best in my price range (under 125.00). It liquifies perfectly, I use it quite regularly. It doesn't leak at all nor does it have that burning smell ( there may be a faint smell if I'm using it on more dense stuff for a long time but no more than another blender or chopping appliance). I'm very happy with this product.
Does what it claims to do
This is only the second product review I've ever written. I have a tight budget, and so I carefully research pricier items before purchase.
I ordered my NB from Target, and have been using it daily for the last month for my veggie/fruit smoothies! My teenagers use it often as well.
My first observation is that the blades are, indeed, different than those in my quality blender (it comes with two, by the way- the other for milling seeds and nuts). The unit is not too bulky, and doesn't take up too much counter space, which I like.
I've put every type of fruit and veggie in the NB, fresh and frozen, and it comes out wonderfully every time! Much better than my blender.
It comes with user friendly instructions and information- very helpful for someone just beginning new healthy eating habits. I would strongly advise following the instructions to avoid any problems, although I have not had any in spite of occasionally overfilling it.
Clean-up could not be easier!!! Basically a rinse-off of the blade unit and container will suffice most of the time. This morning I made my breakfast smoothie, rinsed off the two parts, then puréed some cauliflower for lunch. One more rinse off, and I was done and cleaned up in less than 10 min.
I quite honestly don't know why some have had a bad experience with this unit. I love mine! It's helped me stick to my healthy eating plans (I get at least 4 servings of fruits/veggies per smoothie), in such a convenient way. It's not a scam! It does what it claims to do!
powerful little unit
i heard reveiws about this thing leaking,but if you follow directions like it tells you,to not fill past the line ,you wont have any problems with it .this little thing is powerful,it totally emulsifies veggies or fruits,turns it into a shake so that you can drink it right down without chewing all that stuff.im drinking more vegetables than i ever have before and it fills you up and you can skip meals because your getting all your nutrients.its awesome.
Everything has it's quirks
Best machine ever.
Yes it leaks - big deal.
Yes it spews brown liquid between the motor and the base. Yeah, yucky (as long as it doesn't get in my drink I don't care)
Clean up is a breeze (2 seconds under hot running water) or shove it in the dishwasher. Paper towel dry the unit and ready to go again.
It grinds up everything AND makes great nut butters.
Oh, for those of you who think your motor is frozen, it's not.
The machine is quirky in the sense that you need to rotate the plastic thing and press down until it grabs, to turn on the motor. Sometimes it takes several tries, sometimes not.
In place of using water, I use green tea. (supposed to be better for you? who knows)
I figure if the machine lasts 6 months I got my money out of it. It's lasted almost 2 years. I would buy another in a second.
I bought the heavy duty magic bullet from Costco but it was not as strong as the NutriBullit.
(oh, and for those of you who have no life and write a review knocking writer's grammar etc. Seriously? nothing better to do with yourself?)
FYI - some of us are so busy we don't have time to correct our grammar, just trying to get the word out. So get a grip. K?
Save your money
Design is absolutely horrific. Containers go on machine upside down! I have cleaned up so many messes from leaks even though I follow instructions and put the top on tight, tight, tight. and below the line.
I will offer it to friends with these warnings. I'm embarrassed to give it to a charity.