Homeland Housewares produces several different blenders, the two most popular of these being the Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet. In fact, these are probably two of the most popular blenders in the United States.
Since we know that there are many people that can’t seem to decide which option is the right one for them, we figured that we would give an overview of the differences between these models. Essentially, this is a Magic Bullet vs Nutribullet comparison. You already know that both blenders are brilliant. Our job is to help you to decide which one is the right one for you.
1. Quick Summary
2. Overview of Magic Bullet
- Small, portable blender.
- Capable of dealing with most food processing tasks.
- Multiple cups included in the packaging.
- 200-watts is a little underpowered.
- Not the largest blender in the world. This can make food processing slow.
The Magic Bullet is the smaller of the two blenders. It has only a third of the power. However, the blade design of the Magic Bullet does mean that it is a lot more versatile than the Nutribullet. The Magic Bullet is closer to being a food processor, with the ability to chop, blend, mix, and grind. Therefore, the Magic Bullet is a great choice for those that are looking for a quality, small, food processor for their kitchen.
There are three different cups included with the Magic Bullet, each with its own lid. This means that multiple separate food items can be blended up, with cleaning kept to the absolute minimum. The Magic Bullet, just like the Nutribullet that we will discuss in a short while, is expandable. You can buy as many extra cups as you want for the mixture. This is ideal for those that want a small blender to keep even a large family fulfilled.
3. Overview of Nutribullet
- Large blender capacity
- Huge amounts of power
- Blends most soft foods in 10-30 seconds.
- Only one included mug
- Not so great at grinding
With 3x the power of the Magic Bullet, the Nutribullet can slice through most items with ease. Although, unlike the Magic Bullet, the Nutribullet is more designed for smoothie making. This means that the Nutribullet is fantastic for mixing and chopping. However, the blades do leave something to be desired when it comes to grinding. They are simply not designed for that. While the blade may be able to chop up some nuts and ice with ease, anything larger is going to be out of the question.
The Nutribullet is designed to be more of a ‘personal’ blender than the Magic Bullet. You can tell by the inclusion of a single mug with a lid. While you could probably cater to a small family’s blending needs with the Nutribullet, that isn’t really the purpose. It is for those that want to make smoothies that they can take ‘on the go’ with them.
4. Differences Between Magic Bullet and Nutribullet
Now that we have given you an overview of the Magic Bullet and Nutribullet, we want to give you a comparison between the two. It is here that you discover which blender is going to be the right choice for you.
The Nutribullet is significantly more powerful than the Magic Bullet. Three times more powerful, in fact. This means that if you are planning to make a smoothie, the Nutribullet is going to be able to do it in a fraction of the time.
That being said, if you are planning to do a lot of grinding of denser objects, e.g. nuts and ice, then the Magic Bullet may be a slightly better choice for you. While the Magic Bullet is a lot smaller than the Nutribullet, the blades have been designed to make grinding a little bit easier.
Both of these blenders have been built to last. If you treat them with care, then you would easily get years of life out of both the Nutribullet and the Magic Bullet. This applies to both the machine itself, as well as the high-impact plastic cups that the blenders have been bundled with.
That being said, a lot of people do note that the Nutribullet is ever so slightly more durable. Not so durable that it may be a ‘swaying’ point when you are trying to work out which blender to buy, but durable enough that it is ideal for those that need something that feels a little bit more robust.
The Magic Bullet is around $15 to $20 cheaper than the Nutribullet. The difference in price is down to the smaller motor behind the Magic Bullet.
If you purchase the Nutribullet, and you want a blender for the entire family, then you will probably need to buy a few extra cups to attach to your blender. This is not something that you need to worry about with the Magic Bullet. It has more than enough accessories included in the box to last you years.
So, while the base unit of the Nutribullet may be more than the Magic Bullet, you are still looking at spending an extra $20 to $25 to have the same accessory range as the Magic Bullet.
4.4. Ease of Use
Both the Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet work in exactly the same way.
This means that you load up the cup, attach it to the blender, and push the cup down. It is the pushing motion that triggers the motor. It is this ease of use that has helped to contribute to these being the most popular blenders on the market.
There is absolutely no difference when it comes to ease of use.
Both the Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet come with a limited 1-year warranty. It covers defects in workmanship and components.
With both models, you can purchase an extension of 3-years on the warranty. Although, many argue that this is not worth it due to the low cost of replacing the blender.
There isn’t that much difference in design. both the Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet have the same overall design aesthetic.
That being said, the Nutribullet is a slightly more robust-looking unit. The heavier weight, due to that larger motor, means that it is much more stable on the countertop. We can imagine that, for many, the Nutribullet is something that they would be proud to have on display in their kitchen most of the time. The Magic Bullet is more something that you would be pulling out only when you need to make a smoothie or a sauce.
Both the Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet are fantastic blenders. If you want something a little bit stronger and more robust, then the Nutribullet is going to be a perfect choice. However, if you are looking for something that is far more portable, but can still tackle just about anything that you throw at it, then the Magic Bullet is probably going to be the choice for you.
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