NutriBullet vs Vitamix

Vitamix and NutriBullet are among the Titans in the blending world. These two brands are two of the biggest and most renowned brands. Both brands have a whole lot of history and when people speak of proper blenders, you cannot deny that Vitamix and NutriBullet blenders instantly come to mind.

The Vitamix s30 is a compact but powerful blender. This blender is ideal for small families and it was designed to allow its users to prepare smaller quantities of food. It is evidently clear that when Vitamix designed this blender, they had constant travelers in mind.

This blender is smaller than standard Vitamix blenders, but it is still a sturdy device so its weight is reasonable. This blender is especially ideal for a road trip. You can place and operate your Vitamix s30 in your RV while you are on holiday.

On the other hand, the NutriBullet Pro 900 embodies the equilibrium between affordability, functionality, and power. If you are on the market for a sturdy and powerful personal blender, then the NutriBullet Pro 900 blender is definitely the blender for you.

The question is when you pin two brands with excellent reputations and deep roots, which one will come out on top? To help you answer this question, I have done some thorough research about the Vitamix s30 and the NutriBullet Pro 900. I have compiled an in-depth comparison of these two blenders and at the end of this, you will know which blender is best suited for you.

Comparison Table NutriBullet and Vitamix

   

Vitamix s30

 

NutriBullet 900 Pro

 

Pulse Technology

 

 

 

Variable speed

 

 

 

Blending Cups

 

1x 40 Ounce

1x 20 Ounce

 

1x 32Ounce

1x 24 Ounce

 

Dishwasher-safe

 

 

 

 

Warranty

 

5 year

 

1 year

 

Motor Power

 

 

790 watts

 

900 watts

 

 

Noise

 

Less Noisy

 

Noisier

 

Price

 

More expensive

 

Less expensive

 

Durability

 

More durable

 

Less durable

 

Features Of NutriBullet vs Vitamix

Design

Nutribullet has put great thought into improving the design of the Nutribullet 900 Pro, in comparison to the other previous models. The design improvements are the inclusion of new metal drive sockets, as well as blade housing that can be detached and reattached. The rest of the blade housing is made out of plastic. The Vitamix s30 offers meal drive sockets and gears, just like the Nutribullet 900 Pro. However, Vitamix has gone a step further with the encasing of the blade housing. Vitamix encases the blade housing in metal for extra durability.

There are two crucial flaws in terms of the Nutribullet 900 Pro’s design – the vets for cooling and the gasket ring. The gasket ring, which is made out of rubber, forms some sort of a seal between the blending cups and the blades to prevent any liquid from seeping out of the blender while the blender is in use. This seal has to be cleaned meticulously, after each use. If not cleaned, you will run the risk of being exposed to food contamination.

The gasket ring in the Nutribullet 900 Pro can be found inside the blade housing, which makes it quite bothersome to constantly remove and reattach. You will need to use a dull knife to try to pry it out of the blade housing. Reattaching it is actually even tougher because you will end up wrestling with the rubber gasket and all of this occurring while you try to avoid cutting yourself on the blending blades.

On the other hand, the rubber gasket is situated on the outside of the blade housing, on the Vitamix s30. It can easily be identified because it is orange in color, and it can also be removed with relative ease. There is no need for you to try to pry it out or endanger your fingers.

The cooling vent that allows the motor to cool down is situated midway up to the side of the blending base, on the Nutribullet 900 Pro. If your Nutribullet 900 Pro accidentally leaks, you would be running the risk of your motor being damages. The leakage can find its way through the cooling vent and straight to the motor.

The cooling vent that is on the Vitamix s30 comes with exterior coverage. The spillage will fall harmlessly at the side of the Vitamix s30, without causing any damage to the motor. The Vitamix s30 also includes a hole for drainage. It drains any spillage that occurs while the blender is in use and the liquid will harmlessly fall down at the back of the Vitamix s30.

Motor Power

The Nutribullet 900 Pro offers a powerful motor of 900 watts. It is truly a robust and multi-purpose blender. The Nutribullet 900 Pro’s motor peaks at 1.2 horsepower. As a result of this powerful motor, you can rest assured that the Nutribullet 900 Pro will deliver immaculate blends, from hard ingredients to veggies and ice – the Nutribullet 900 Pro is up to the task. The Nutribullet 900 Pro is the best option in terms of smoothies.

The only downside about this powerful motor is that it emits quite a lot of noise while it is in use. However, it is a small price to pay for the benefits of the amazing blends you can make with this blender.

The Vitamix s30 is not as powerful as the Nutribullet 900 Pro. The Vitamix s30 offers a motor of 790 watts. This motor is powerful enough to produce hot soup and ice cream, which is something that the Nutribullet 900 Pro cannot do. The Vitamix s30 also includes an automatic protection system. This automatic protection system has been designed to shut off the blender as soon as it starts to overheat. This system is very effective in terms of protecting your motor from permanent damage. The motor that comes with the Vitamix s30 is a sturdy, powerful, and strong motor that is capable of handling hard seeds, nuts, and hard veggies and fruits.

Speed Controls

The Nutribullet 900 Pro includes only a single speed setting which is the pulse function. The pulse function can be activated when you lock the cup and twist it in too. The motor operates in quick bursts that are fast enough to prepare your smoothie to absolute perfect within mere seconds.

However, the Vitamix s30 includes ten variable speed settings and the pulse function. This gives you more control over your blender. Although the pulse function is truly admirable because it allows you to achieve your desired texture with incredible precision, it is still not as impressive without an array of variable speed settings. The variable speed settings not only give you more control over your blender, but they also unlock a whole new world of possibilities.

You will be able to achieve textures, with more ease, than some could only dream of achieving with the Nutribullet 900 Pro. The variable speed controls can be used together. You can set the speed dial to the speed that you want to use then use the pulse function to use your blender at the specified speed but in pulses.

When comparing these two blenders in terms of speed and speed controls, it is evidently clear that the Vitamix s30 surpasses the Nutribullet 900 Pro on both accounts.

Blades

The Nutribullet 900 Pro comes with elegant 6-pronged blending blades that have been designed with such precision that the blades resemble short flat-end knives that perfectly pulverize anything that you throw at them. Unfortunately, these blades are still not strong enough to crush big chunks of ice. If you want to crush the ice with your Nutribullet 900 pro, you will have to crush I into smaller pieces before inserting the ice into your blender. The blades that come with the Nutribullet 900 Pro are called Pro Extractors. The Pro Extractor can pulverize any ingredient that you chuck into your blending jar.

Even though the design of the Pro Extractor is magnificent, experts have said that these blades will not last long, hence they are not worth it. The Pro extractor will rust and dull over time.

The Vitamix s30 includes detachable and versatile blades that fit properly into the blending cups. The blades are no 6-pronged like the Nutribullet 900 Pro. The Vitamix s30 comes with 4-pronged blades. Also, unlike the Nutribullet 900 Pro’s blades, the Vitamix s30’s blades are made from stainless steel and they are some high quality blades that will not rust. Even the plastic that parts of the Vitamix s30 are made from high quality plastic that is strong and sturdy. The blades of the Vitamix s30, as well as the blade housing, have been built to last for many years to come. When you buy your Vitamix s30 blender you can rest assured that the blades will not be subjected to damage from regular usage of the blender.

The laser-sharp blades that come with the Vitamix s30 can cut through any ingredients with great ease. These blades can crush ice, make incredible smoothies, and nut butter too.

Blending Jars

The Nutribullet 900 Pro comes with 2 blending cups. Both blending cups are big enough to satisfy a big appetite. The one blending cup is a 32 ounce blending cup, and the other one is a smaller 24 ounce blending cup. Unfortunately, these blending cups are not made from BPA-free plastic. Meaning that you can expect your blending cups to crack, develop scratches and break.

The blending cups can be used as direct drinking cups once you have finished blending your beverage. However, we do not recommend leaving your drinks in the blending cups for too long. These cups do not include any insulation, so they were not designed to be able to keep any beverage in them for too long.

The Vitamix s30 also includes two blending cups, similar to the Nutribullet 900 Pro. But unlike the Pro 900 Nutribullet blender, the Vitamix s30 blending cups are made from BPA-free plastic. The plastic that is used t make the blending cups are f very high quality. These blending cups are temperature resistant, meaning that you can keep your hot beverage in the blending cups for quite a time without your beverage getting cold.

The one blending jar is a 40 ounce blending cup, while the second one is a 20 ounce blending cup. The 40 ounce blending cup closely resembles a small countertop blending jar. When using your blending cup, you can use the tamper to move your ingredients in different directions so that they do not get stuck between the blades. The smaller jar is more specifically for making smoothies.

When using it, you place it upside down like you would with the Nutribullet 900 Pro’s blending cups. The smaller blending cup comes with more insulation compared to the bigger blending cup. This means that you will be able to keep your beverage warmer with the smaller 20 ounce blending cup than you would with the bigger 40 ounce blending cup.

Cleaning

The Nutribullet 900 Pro can be washed by hand and it is also dishwasher friendly. However, we do not suggest using the dishwasher to clean your blending cups, because the blending cups are made from cheap plastic, so placing them in a dishwasher will damage them.

The Vitamix s30 is dishwasher safe and it includes a self-washing feature. To use the self washing feature, all you have to do is place a few drops of your dish washing soap into your blending cups, then pour some water into your blending cups, and let your blending run. Your blending cups will be clean within minutes!

Warranty

The NutriBullet 900 Pro includes a warranty that lasts one year. This is quite a short warranty period. On the other hand, the Vitamix s30 offers a warranty that lasts 5 years. This is quite a lengthy warranty period, especially for such a small device. This means that Vitamix has full confidence that your Vitamix s30 will last for at least five years.

Price

The NutriBullet 900 Pro’s price is moderate, especially for such s high-end blender. This is one f the main reasons why NutriBullet blenders have generally increased in popularity. Even though the price of the NutriBullet 900 Pro varies depending on which store you go to, the price is still quite moderate.

However, the Vitamix s30 is more on the expensive side of the spectrum. When opting to purchase a Vitamix blender, you should prepare yourself to spend quite a few dollars on your blender. The Vitamix s30 offers incredible features, designs, durability, and warranty period so the price of this blender does not come as a surprise.

Performance Comparison

Smoothie Comparison

The NutriBullet 900 Pro can deliver a perfectly smooth smoothies within seconds. It is best suited for making really amazing smoothies. The Vitamix s30 can also deliver amazing smoothie results, but it would take it longer than the NutriBullet 900 Pro. If you live all on your own and you are on the market for a quick blender, then the Nutribullet 900 Pro would be the better option for you.

Puree Comparison

The Nutribullet 900 Pro is not the best option when trying to make a puree. This blender works on water and you need to allow it to rest every thirty seconds – which can be quite annoying when making a puree because purees have to be allowed to blend for quite some time so that you can achieve that beautifully smooth texture. Fortunately, the Vitamix s30 can whip up a smooth puree perfectly.

Ice Crushing Comparison

Despite its powerful motor, the NutriBullet 900 Pro cannot adequately crush ice. If you want to crush you will first have to break the ice into smaller pieces before putting the ice into the NutriBullet 900 Pro blender. The Vitamix s30 has impressive ice-crushing capabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.) Can I make hot soup in the Vitamix s30?

Yes, you can make hot soup in the Vitamix s30. Not only, can the blending jars maintain the warmth of your beverage but the Vitamix s30 can also generate its own heat. It does this by making use of the blade friction. When the blades operate at high speeds, they generate friction that can be used to heat your soup while blending your ingredients.

Q.) Can I extend my warranty on the Vitamix s30?

Yes, you can extend your warranty on the Vitamix s30. If you want to extend your warranty, you will have to contact the supplier and extend your warranty for a fee.

Q.) How should I clean my NutriBullet 900 Pro blender?

We suggest washing all your lids and blending cups by hand because the dishwasher will damage them. We also suggest washing your blades by hand, but be careful because you can easily cut yourself with the blades.

Conclusion

Which blender is better, the Vitamix s30 or the NutriBullet 900 Pro? The answer to this question lies solely with your needs. Both blenders are incredible machines that can do exactly what they were built to do. If you are on the market for a professional, technologically advanced, and compact blender, then the Vitamix s30 is definitely the blender for you. This blender also offers you a larger blending cup so that you can make larger batches.

If you are going to use your blender to mostly make smoothies and juice, then the NutriBullet 900 Pro would be the better option for you. Ultimately, we recommend assessing your needs and getting the blender that ticks most of your boxes.

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