NutriBullet RX vs The Magic Bullet

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Both the NutriBullet RX and Magic Bullet are touted as nutritional tools; products every healthy kitchen should own if they want to eat whole and even raw food. They are considered more effective than any regular blender and the makers tell customers they can even use these machines in place of a food processor, but with a smaller footprint. How do they stack up against each other? We will compare and contrast the NutriBullet RX and Magic Bullet specifications then take a look at what customers have to say about them.

The Magic Bullet

The Magic Bullet

This is the original machine; the one that got North American consumers excited about smoothies. With the Magic Bullet, people discovered they could really break down their fruits and veggies into a smooth concoction instead of a lumpy one, ice and all, and finally lend an air of truth to the word “smoothie.” Its bullet shape creates a cyclone effect, constantly circulating ingredients until they are all fully blended. One cannot achieve this with an ordinary blender because the top is open but sealed with a lid.

With a Magic Bullet, you turn the cup upside down then right-side up when contents are blended, removing the blade and inserting a ring around the lip. With this ring, you can now drink your smoothie and don’t even have to pour it into a cup. With the lid on, consumers can take their shake on the road, driving kids and sipping; waiting in traffic while sucking a shake through a straw.

The Magic Bullet kit comes with a tall cup for making multiple servings and two individual-serving cups, drinking rings, 3 re-seal lids, and a high-torque base. To operate, press down on the jug. Let go to release power. There are no settings as such: you just pulse until the job is done (puree, blend, chop, mince, etc.). A Magic Bullet retails for around $85 to $100.

The NutriBullet RX

NutriBullet RX

If you were wondering whether this and the Magic Bullet are really the same thing, they are similar except that the “RX” symbol is significant. With an RX, you are supposed to be creating super-nutritious soups and smoothies by breaking tough superfoods down at the cellular level. The fibers and seeds of fruits are ground into fine powder, totally mixed with other ingredients.

A 2.3-horsepower motor in the base does an amazing job of destroying food, so consumers are able to absorb their nutrients instead of just passing them through, which makes them nutritionally neutral.

Like the Magic Bullet, the NutriBullet doesn’t feature buttons seen on regular blenders for setting your blade to mix, whip, crush, and other tasks. There was no button for the Magic Bullet but this one boasts a single 7-minute soup-heating switch. Blend ingredients, press, and wait. Serve soup hot as though it came out of the pot.

Whereas you pressed the jug into the motor to make the Magic Bullet work, with the NutriBullet RX everything happens automatically. SMART technology recognizes the contents and what you intend to do with them. Don’t touch a thing. The NutriBullet RX comes with two jug sizes, a lip, lid, and a pouring accessory. Retailers list this machine for around $200.

High-tech Trouble

Even though both these machines really do a great job of making smoothies, they are noisy. Those motors will jar your nerves. There is also a total lack of control on the consumer’s part: potentially unnerving. They are both easy to clean but the blade is very sharp, so use something to extract the blade without touching it. If you buy the Magic Bullet, consumers say it’s great for smoothies but not so effective with anything else. A $100 investment will probably break down in some way within the year whether a fuse is blown trying to crush ice, gaskets loosen, or some material cracks.

With the NutriBullet RX there are problems where gaskets come out and even become pureed with foods. Consumers complain that this is such a high-tech machine assembly is not easy. It’s not user-friendly, and if you make a mistake, your expensive purchase could be a waste of time. Whereas some products will not turn on unless everything is in order, the NutriBullet RX isn’t one of them.

Positive Reports

These negative views are balanced by some positive experiences. Certain consumers believe they have discovered the answer to their blender woes without spending twice as much on a really advanced product. If you keep it clean and use the machine properly, it will not only last but also make short work of your antioxidant-rich shakes and soups.

As far as they are concerned, you save money making food with quality ingredients in your own kitchen when you don’t have to buy shakes from a restaurant or snack shop for $5 or more each time. You can even blend your own iced coffee drinks and save a bundle, though that’s not the healthy intent behind these devices.