In this article, we are taking a hard look at the NutriBullet Pro 900 Blender. As a member of the Nutri Bullet family, we already know it’s going to be good. But how good? And what makes it so good? And how does it compare to other blenders? What can be made with the Nutribullet Pro 900?
Read on to find out all you need to know about this popular bullet blender…
Table of Contents
- 1 What Is Interesting About the Nutribullet Pro 900?
- 2 What’s the Difference Between the Nutribullet and the Nutribullet Pro 900?
- 3 What Do Other Customers and Reviews Say?
- 4 What Do You Get With the Nutribullet Pro 900? How Many Blades Do You Get?
- 5 What Can You Do With a Nutribullet Pro 900?
- 6 What are the Technical Specifications?
- 7 How Do You Use it?
- 8 How Do You Clean It? Is it Easy to Clean?
- 9 How Does it Compare to Other Models?
- 10 Are There Other Replacement Parts or Accessories?
- 11 What’s the Warranty?
- 12 Verdict: Is This Blender for You?
What Is Interesting About the Nutribullet Pro 900?
The Nutribullet Pro 900 is the slightly flashier and more powerful model than the original Nutribullet, but isn’t as flashy or powerful as the Nutribullet RX or the Nutribullet Balance. It doesn’t have various speeds or settings, as the blending process is activated by pressing down on the cup as it sits in the power base. This gives you control over the duration of the blending and allows you to pulse.
This differs from more traditional blenders which generally have an on/off button, various speeds, and a few different settings.
All in all, it’s a simple-yet-powerful blender great for smoothies, green drinks, frozen desserts, and shakes.
What’s the Difference Between the Nutribullet and the Nutribullet Pro 900?
The Nutribullet (600) is the original Nutribullet blender. The Nutribullet Pro 900 is a step up from the Nutribullet, in the sense that it has 300 more watts powering the motor. The Nutribullet Pro 900 offers larger capacity cups than the original, with the largest being 32 oz, as opposed to the original’s 24 oz large cup.
However, the original Nutribullet comes with 2 blades, an emulsifying and a flat blade, but the Pro 900 only comes with the emulsifying blade.
In short? The cups, wattage, and blades are the key differences between the original and the Pro 900 Nutribullets.
What Do Other Customers and Reviews Say?
Reviews of the Nutribullet 900 aren’t super helpful, just because they’re about as positive and negative as all the other Nutribullet’s priced both higher and lower. There are some issues to be aware of before we get too carried away with the positives. But let’s start with the good stuff…
Easy to use and clean – many happy users love how easy the Nutribullet Pro 900 is to use and clean. All it takes is a quick rinse or a spin in the dishwasher.
Blends frozen foods really well – some happy customers were thrilled with how the Nutribullet Pro 900 blended ice and frozen ingredients, without any chunks remaining.
Helps with healthy eating – there are lots of comments expressing that healthy eating has become easier since using the Nutribullet Pro 900. Customers have noted that they’ve been consuming far more greens and fresh produce since purchasing the Pro 900.
Very loud – the loudness of the Pro 900 has bugged many customers, some finding it completely intolerable.
Leaks – a concerning number of customers complained about the Pro 900 leaking into the power base. Some noted that if the blade isn’t screwed on extremely tightly, it will leak.
What Do You Get With the Nutribullet Pro 900? How Many Blades Do You Get?
It depends on the package you choose, but most Pro 900 packages will come with:
- 900-watt motor base
- 1 32-oz colossal cup
- 2 18-oz short cups
- 2 24-oz tall cups
- 2 flip-top lids
- 2 lip rings
- 2 handled lip rings
- Recipe book
- 1 emulsifying blade
You get one blade with the Nutribullet Pro 900, the emulsifying blade.
What Can You Do With a Nutribullet Pro 900?
With the Nutribullet Pro 900 you can make smoothies, icy drinks, shakes, nut butter, whole juices, cold dips, and sauces. You can’t blend hot foods such as hot soups or sauces, as it’s not safe to add hot ingredients to the Pro 900.
Customers have reported positive results when blending and grinding dry foods such as coffee and spices. There are some great YouTube videos demonstrating how the Pro 900 deals with dry ingredients, and the results are great.
What are the Technical Specifications?
|Power (watts)||900 watts|
|Capacity||32 oz maximum|
|Special features (i.e. variable speeds etc.))|| |
|Color||silvery-bronze base with clear vessels and charcoal lids|
Dimensions & Weight
|Size||12 x 7.7 x 15.9 inches|
How Do You Use it?
It’s really, really easy to use. You simply pop your ingredients into the provided vessel, ensuring the liquid doesn’t go over the MAX FILL line. Screw the blade onto the vessel and click it into place on the base. Press down on the cup and the blending will begin. Blend until you’re happy with the consistency, then you’re done. To pulse, just press and release the cup.
The method remains the same no matter what you’re making, but the blending duration will differ. I.e. for protein shakes, you’ll only need to give it about 10 seconds of blending. But for grinding coffee beans, you’ll need to give it a few different bursts of 10-seconds with a pause in between to get a good grain size.
Rinse out the vessel and blades, or pop them into the dishwasher…but more on that below.
How Do You Clean It? Is it Easy to Clean?
Yes, it’s super easy to clean. Rinse the cups and blade with hot water, and give them a scrub with a brush and dishwater if stubborn seeds or sticky smoothie residue is left over. That should do the trick. Alternatively, just pop them into the dishwasher and forget about it until you unload them, all clean and shiny.
How Does it Compare to Other Models?
Nutribullet Pro 900 Vs 600
The 600 and the Pro 900 are similar in design, construction, and method of use. They’re both bullet blenders with no buttons or settings, and both have screw-in blades, and cups that need to be pressed down to activate the blending.
The differences are: the Pro has 900 watts, the original has 600 watts. The Pro has a 32-oz colossal cup, but the 600’s largest cup is only 24-oz. The Pro 900 comes with one blade (emulsifying), but the 600 comes with two blades (emulsifying and flat blades).
The Pro 900 is more powerful and has larger cups.
Nutribullet Pro 900 Vs. Magic Bullet
The Pro 900 and the Magic Bullet are both bullet blenders with cups, screw-in blades, and are activated by pressing down on the cup, as opposed to pressing buttons.
The differences are: the Magic Bullet has 250 watts, while the Pro 900 has 900 watts. The Magic Bullet comes with 12-oz and 18-oz cups, but the Pro 900 comes with 18, 24, and 32-oz cups. The blades are different: the Magic Bullet blade has 4 “prongs,” and the Pro 900 blade has 6. The Magic Bullet is cheaper than the Pro 900, depending on the vendor and if sales are in place.
The Pro 900 is more powerful and has larger cups.
Nutribullet Pro 900 Vs. Nutri Ninja Auto iQ
These two are similar in the sense that they have a base, bullet cups, and a screw-in blade. They have the same sized cups (18, 24, and 32-oz).
The differences: the Auto iQ has 1000 watts, while the Pro has 900. The Auto iQ has four buttons (on/off, pulse, blend, ultra blend), while the Pro 900 has no buttons, and must be pressed down in order to blend. And of course, they come from different companies, one from Magic Bullet, and one from Nutri Ninja.
The Auto iQ is more powerful than the Pro 900, and it has more blending options.
Nutribullet Pro 900 Vs. Nutribullet 1000
These two models are pretty similar, with only 100 watts between them, and the same general design and construction. However, the 1000 series has a smart feature that stops, starts, and shuts off when the blending job is done, after a 45-second auto cycle. The 1000 series comes with an insulated stainless steel cup that the Pro 900 doesn’t have.
Note: The Nutribullet 1000 series proves harder to find in the US than in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
The 1000 series has slightly more power, an insulated cup, and a hands-free auto cycle
Nutribullet Pro 900 Vs. Nutribullet Rx
The Nutribullet RX is far more advanced than the Pro 900. But they do have the same overall design you expect from a bullet blender: base, cups, and screw-in blades.
The differences: the RX has 1700 watts and a heating function for cooking soups and sauces. The Pro 900 has 900 watts and cannot heat foods. The RX comes with an oversized 45-oz cup, a Souperblast pitcher with a 2-piece lid, and a 30-oz short cup. It also has a blade remover and a stay-fresh lid. The Pro 900 has 18, 24, and 32-oz cups, and doesn’t have a blade remover or stay fresh lid.
The RX doesn’t need to be pressed down in order to work, it begins blending as soon as you screw it into the base. The RX is more expensive than the Pro 900.
The RX has a heating function, far more power, and larger cups.
Nutribullet Pro 900 Vs. Vitamix 5200
Two vastly different blenders. The Vitamix 5200 is a pitcher blender as opposed to a bullet blender. The pitcher has the blade built into it, and it is loaded from the top. The Pro 900 has a detachable, screw-in blade which screws into the bullet cup once it has been loaded, it’s then tipped upside down and screwed into the base. The Vitamix has a wattage of 1380, much higher than the Pro 900’s 900 watts.
The Vitamix can mix dough and grind flours, which the Pro 900 cannot do. The Vitamix has a 64-oz capacity, whereas the Pro 900 has a 32-oz capacity. However, you cannot take the Vitamix vessel with you on the go, you have to transfer the smoothie or shake into another vessel. Of course, nearly every Vitamix blender is far more expensive than the Pro 900.
The Pro 900 is best as a personal blender for smoothies, drinks, shakes, and grinding coffee and spices. The Vitamix is an all-round countertop blender for a multitude of cooking purposes.
vs Calphalon Blenders
If you know want the “Bullet” convenience of the takeaway jars, and the small machine that won’t take up space on your kitchen counter, you don’t need to read what follows.
If you’re interested in low to mid-priced blenders and you’re open to more options, Calphalon blenders are worth a look. You only upgrade slightly in price from a Nutribullt 900, but you get more wattage, a massive glass 2L blending jar, and specific controls for frozen things, milkshakes and more.
Again, if you’re willing to consider “non-bullet” blenders, Breville models like the Boss to Go Sport or the Kinetix Twist should be on your radar. With the Kinetix Twist you get 4-speed options that you won’t have with the Nutribullet and a slightly bigger jar that’s still portable.
Are There Other Replacement Parts or Accessories?
Amazon has lots of spare parts packages and individual pieces which are compatible with the Pro 900, including:
- Replacement 24 oz cups with sip lids
- A pack of two 32 oz vessels with spare gaskets, and two flip-top lids
- Cup and blade set which has 32 oz cups, a sealable lid, a handle, and a spare blade
- Deluxe Upgrade Parts kit with 18, 24, and 32 oz cups, gaskets, shock pad, blade, and lids
Take a look through what Amazon has in stock, and just ensure it states “compatible with Pro 900 series”.
What’s the Warranty?
Verdict: Is This Blender for You?
There’s nothing wrong with the Nutribullet Pro 900, apart from the odd leakage issue and a loud motor. It is effective for smoothies, shakes, coffee beans, spices, and ice drinks. The parts are easy to clean, and the cups offer a good range of usages with their various sizes and lids.
I would recommend this if you’re looking for something reasonably simple, and your needs don’t stray too far from smoothies, shakes and the odd grinding job.
However, if you’re looking for something that can heat foods or really go to town on the toughest of veggies and fruits, then something like the Nutribullet RX would be more suitable. If you can get a great deal on the Pro 900, and it matches with your needs, then I say go for it.