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For the health-conscious individual, Nutribullet sells a range of kitchen appliances that can help you blend your way to a wholesome lifestyle.
Advertised as able to extract nutrients from texturally tough foods like greens, nuts, and seeds, this brand focuses heavily on living healthfully while utilizing their products, such as their immersion blender.
But what if you only need a little puree to serve with your dinner, or you only want a single-serving smoothie?
To make a healthful lifestyle possible with recipes in a smaller format, the Nutribullet Pro 900, available to purchase directly from the company, was designed so users can achieve excellent results with a compact blender.
Our thorough review of this particular model will provide experienced, helpful advice for both potential and first-time users.
You may like what you see and want to buy one immediately for your home, or choose to go in another direction with your next blender purchase. We’re here to make that decision as easy as possible for you!
Nutribullet Pro 900 Blender Review
- Features and Specs
- Accessories in Detail
- Reading Materials
- Operating Tips
- Care and Cleaning
- Storage Information
- A Reliable Little Companion
Features and Specs
Fully assembled, the Nutribullet Pro 900 is 15.94 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide, and weighs a total of 4.7 pounds.
Nutribullet Pro 900, Matte White, available from Nutribullet
The motor base on its own is 7.72 inches tall.
When assembled with the extractor blade, the cup stands at 8.5 inches tall.
The cord length is 29.5 inches.
The motor provides 900 watts of power.
With multiple colors and finishes available for the motor base, choosing a style to match your kitchen design aesthetic will not be a problem.
Currently, you can purchase this model in the following Classic Metallic color finishes:
- Rose Gold
You can also purchase the following Matte color finishes:
- Dark Green
- Soft Pink
The product photos taken for the purpose of this article feature the Matte Black color.
As a corporate partner of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Nutribullet is currently offering a limited-edition Matte Pink model featuring the BCRF logo.
The following items are included with your purchase if you buy directly from Nutribullet:
- 900-watt motor base
- Extractor blade
- 2 32-ounce cups
- 2 to-go lids
- 2 cup rings
- 2 lip rings with handles
- 1 user guide
You can also purchase this model through Amazon in Metallic colors.
Nutribullet Pro 900, Metallic Black, available on Amazon
With certain buying options via Wayfair and Amazon, only one complete set of the accessories – not two – is included. You will receive only 1 32-ounce cup, 1 to-go lid, 1 cup ring, and 1 lip ring with handle.
You can see this option on Wayfair now, available in Matte White.
Be careful when reviewing all your options before buying, and decide beforehand if you need one or two sets of the accessories.
We’ll look more closely at each accessory next!
Accessories in Detail
This is the place to review everything you need to know about each accessory that is included with your purchase.
You’ll be receiving a lot more items than you may expect!
900-Watt Motor Base
The Nutribullet Pro 900 is aptly named for its 900-watt motor base.
Combined with the cyclonic action of the blade, the powerhouse motor helps to exert enough force to break down tough ingredients to create a smooth mixture.
You’ll be impressed by the mighty power coming from such a small motor base – but you might not anticipate its louder-than-expected noise level to match!
I’m writing this as a friendly warning, in case you were hoping to make your morning blends before the rest of the family wakes up.
The motor base has a sleek design, without any buttons.
Rather, after installing the cup and plugging in the motor base, you simply push the cup down while twisting clockwise simultaneously to operate the blender. The motor has only one unadjustable speed, with no option for pulsing.
In order to turn off the motor, you then twist the cup counterclockwise.
Look, Ma! No buttons!
The bottom of the motor base stands on four 1/2-inch circular feet, each with a suction cup to keep the base in place during use on your counter or table.
Ventilation slits – which help to keep the motor from overheating – are located at the bottom and side of the base.
Depending on the color you choose, the bottom third and top lip of the base may be a different color than the main body.
All of the Matte colors have a single solid color finish, encompassing every section of the base.
For the Classic Metallic models, the main body has your selected color while the lip and bottom third of the base have a solid silver finish.
The extractor blade piece of this appliance includes 6 stainless steel blades, and twists securely onto the bottom of the blender cup.
The design of the blades – with two blades creating a linear base layer and the four remaining blades in a cross shape on top – creates a cyclone effect that pulls the ingredients down towards them as they quickly rotate.
When combined with an appropriate amount of liquid, tougher ingredients like fibrous fresh ginger or celery, stems of tough greens like kale, and whole nuts like almonds can be pulverized with no issue or risk of damage to the appliance.
Unlike juicers, which often extract the healthy fiber from fresh produce, or store-bought juices and smoothies that often contain added sugar and other ingredients, using this blender at home allows users to create blends that retain 100% of the healthy fiber, delivering optimum nutrition in each homemade beverage without any hidden additives.
The extractor blade also includes a rubber ring that fits along the inner circumference, which helps to seal the blade onto the blender cup.
While not intended to be easily removable, it can loosen slightly with prolonged usage.
It may also move out of place when blending causes suction, making it difficult to remove the extractor blade afterwards.
If the ring does come unattached, as mine has on a couple occasions, you should be able to fit it back in place with some hand maneuvering.
It’s rare for multiple cups to be included with one’s purchase when buying a new blender.
And for anyone who enjoys a daily smoothie, it can be so inconvenient to have to clean the same cup over and over and over again without catching a break between batches!
With that said, you’ll feel incredibly grateful to have two 32-ounce clear plastic cups included with your purchase of the Nutribullet Pro 900!
When one cup is waiting in the sink to be washed, or it’s in the middle of a thorough dishwasher cleaning cycle, you can immediately turn to its twin.
Conveniently sized, you can drink your smoothie directly out of the cup in which it was made – no need to dirty additional drinkware!
If you’re making smoothies for two, you can also blend them up in quick succession with two cups available, or divide a single batch between the two plastic cups – ideal for couples or roomies who love to coordinate with a matching set.
The 32-ounce (4-cup) capacity of each cup offers plenty of volume to make a range of recipes.
Exactly what recipes can you make in a Nutribullet Pro 900? More on that later.
The cup also features a “MAX” fill line printed in black text with a small black indicator line – a clear visual stopping point to guide you as you’re adding ingredients.
Lids and Rings
Not planning to transfer your smoothie to a different glass, mug, or other portable drinking vessel once it’s mixed and ready to go?
If you are going to drink directly from the blender cup – which, again, you totally can do – Nutribullet thoughtfully created several accessories to make your sipping experience even more enjoyable.
Both 32-ounce cups include a set of 3 different styles of plastic lids/rings, for 6 pieces in total.
Each piece tightly screws around the rim of the cup, securing the lid or ring in place.
Perfect when you need to sip your smoothie when you’re on the move, the to-go lid completely and securely covers the opening of the cup.
It features a small drinking spout with a flip-top cover.
Designed to increase the comfort level of your drinking experience, the cup ring provides a smooth surface for your lips to land on as you take a sip from the edge of the cup.
This prevents you from sipping directly on the exposed rim of the cup, which has multiple grooves around it to secure the various attachments.
Lip Ring with Handle
The handled lip ring is designed just like the cup ring, with an added plastic handle.
This is intended for anyone who appreciates the design of a mug. You don’t have to awkwardly grasp the bulkier body of the cup itself, which can be particularly difficult to hold if it develops condensation when it’s filled with a cold beverage.
The main issue with this accessory is that the plastic handle is flimsy in design – you can feel it bending with the weight of a heavier smoothie, if using the cup to its full 32-ounce capacity.
Nutribullet provides a readily accessible collection of information for you to review and bookmark so you can operate your blender as safely – and creatively! – as possible.
Here are the reading materials you can access physically, digitally, or both ways!
A physical copy of the user guide comes with your purchase. You can also access the user guide via the company’s website.
It includes all of the instructions for operating the appliance, general safety information, an assembly guide, care and maintenance information, and warranty information.
Quick Start Guide
The quick start guide is a simple summary of the blender’s operations – basically an abridged version of the user guide.
It includes an illustrated guide to building the best smoothie with the Nutribullet Pro 900, instructions to operate the blender, and basic safety information.
This is available directly on the company’s website.
Take advantage of this appliance’s versatility by preparing different recipes – and don’t limit yourself to just smoothies, shakes, and smoothie bowls, though I certainly won’t stop you from making your daily breakfast beverages!
I encourage you to experiment and get creative by making some of the other suggested recipes from the recipe book on the company website.
Dressings, sauces, mousse, snack balls, frostings, spreads, cocktails, popsicle bases, ice cream… All of these options and more can be made with the Nutribullet Pro 900.
While there are some obvious limits to this smaller appliance – don’t you dare try to make homemade nut butters in here – it still allows for enough flexibility to keep you entertained with a fun selection of recipe ideas.
You can also access Nutribullet’s entire library of recipe ideas on their website, and each recipe indicates which model is capable of preparing it – just be sure to select the recipes specifically designed for the Nutribullet Pro 900.
It can handle a lot of different ingredients – but not everything!
You can review Nutribullet’s warranty information both in the user guide and online.
A 1-year limited warranty is included from the date of purchase, warranting the Nutribullet Pro to be free of defects for 1 full year.
If there is a defect, the company will repair the product at no charge by replacing the defective part, exchanging with a new product, or providing a refund.
You also have the option to extend your limited warranty for an additional 4 years by purchasing an additional limited warranty, starting at the end of your 1-year term.
Okay, I’m putting on my sternest face here – I strongly recommend to any potential buyer and first-time users to review the user guide thoroughly to get the full scope of assembly, safety, and operational details!
The following are just a few key tips I want to share with you now, as supplementary information based on personal use of this model.
Mind the Inverted Design
The most important piece of advice I can offer to anyone considering purchasing a Nutribullet is this:
Gravity is not your friend here. Gravity is the enemy.
Compared to many other blender brands and models, the Nutribullet Pro 900 is uniquely designed as an inverted appliance.
While you first add your ingredients to the cup and securely screw on the extractor blade facing upwards, you then must flip the cup upside down in order to attach it to the motor base before blending.
Is your heart already racing? Getting anxious thinking about all that liquid leaking everywhere?
It’s an obvious concern. And bad things will happen if you aren’t careful. That I can 100% guarantee from personal experience.
If you’re still crusty-eyed waking up in the morning and making your daily 7 a.m. acai bowl, or if you’re distracted by a few yelling kiddos in the other room when you’re making everyone’s favorite peanut butter banana smoothie, you will make a mess. You will get liquid in every little crevice of every little opening of the motor base. You will cause your blender to malfunction. And you will need to buy a new appliance, since the warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, or misapplication.
There are obvious preventive measures to take here – you just have to review them every single time you operate your appliance.
Remember the following two demands before you make every smoothie:
- Always always always make sure you are screwing the extractor blade tightly onto the cup!
- Never ever ever go past the maximum fill level indicated on the cup!
Treat these like morning mantras!
Frustrating? Absolutely. Especially when you need to re-open the extractor blade because you forgot to add something, and then you need to clean the lid and re-tighten the extractor blade after you add your forgotten ingredient.
But you’ll be rewarded with no major mess to clean up afterwards, and an appliance treated with respect will function to its best ability for years to come.
Prep Appropriately-Sized Ingredients
Given its small capacity, the Nutribullet 900 will struggle with breaking down larger chunks of frozen ingredients.
In other words, don’t try to add a whole frozen banana!
Cutting ingredients into roughly 1- or 2-inch pieces is a helpful practice when you’re meal prepping ingredients to store in the freezer.
And never blend frozen fruit or ice without a liquid! If you dry-blend frozen fruit or ice, you will have a difficult time blending everything together, and you also risk dulling or damaging the blades.
Help to facilitate the smoothest blending process with some thoughtful prep work to ensure your appliance performs effectively and safely.
And the order in which you place said ingredients is also an important consideration, which we explain in more detail in our article for making better smoothies. Long story short: frozen ingredients should be added furthest from the blade, and you may need to reverse your usual order of operations for inverted models.
Limit Your Blending Time
Nutribullet recommends blending ingredients for no longer than 1 minute at a time so you do not overwork the motor.
If you need to blend for a longer period of time, give the motor a rest for 1 minute, then repeat the blending process in 1-minute intervals up to 3 times.
Need more blending power than that at a stretch? Your recipe may be better suited to a different appliance.
Ban Hot Ingredients
This model is not intended to use with hot or warm ingredients.
Simple as that.
Hot or warm ingredients can cause pressure to build up inside the sealed cup. And after being agitated via blending, it may violently expel the hot contents when you try to open the sealed extractor blade.
Care and Cleaning
The plastic cups, rings, and lids are safe to clean on the top rack of your dishwasher.
The extractor blade must be hand washed to maintain its sharpness and integrity. Immediately rinse the blade after use to prevent food from drying or sticking underneath.
For particularly stubborn pieces, use a kitchen brush – not your fingers, please!
To keep the power base clean, unplug the motor, and use a damp cloth to wipe the base and cord down. Do not submerge the base in water.
A big win for this personal-use blender is its small and narrow size.
It’s great for tiny city kitchens, or kitchens with counters already filled with other appliances, utensil holders, bread baskets, fruit bowls, and more taking up more than enough precious real estate.
Unlike other larger blenders, which – as I do – you might usually move back to another storage spot in your basement or pantry when not in use, you can actually reserve a permanent spot for this directly on your countertop.
And it won’t be in the way! And you can leave it fully assembled!
Diminutive in size, and short enough to fit underneath any hanging cabinetry, it takes up a negligible amount of space compared to other bulkier appliances.
What a cutie.
The main complaint here is that the long cord does not retract into the base, so take extra precautions to keep the cord clean and organized.
A Reliable Little Companion
From smoothies to sauces, the Nutribullet Pro 900 can efficiently produce a variety of delicious recipes within a small footprint.
When assembled with care, using appropriate ingredients, the powerful 900-watt motor and extractor blades do an excellent job of pulverizing seeds, ice, fruits, and vegetables.
As long as you are able – and willing – to fully understand and respect the caveats surrounding this inverted, smaller-format style of blender, you might be the perfect owner! Someone who will happily blend up fresh smoothie bowls, creamy spreads, dreamy desserts, and more.
Do you have any additional questions about the Nutribullet Pro 900 not answered here? Ask in the comments! We’d love to help.
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Photos by Nikki Cervone, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Product photos via Nutribullet. Originally published by Taylor Shaw-Hamp on June 9, 2018. Last updated on February 14, 2023.
Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.
About Nikki Cervone
Nikki Cervone is an ACS Certified Cheese Professional and cheesemonger living in Pittsburgh. Nikki holds an AAS in baking/pastry from Westmoreland County Community College, a BA in Communications from Duquesne University, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University. When she's not nibbling on her favorite cheeses or testing a batch of cupcakes, Nikki enjoys a healthy dose of yoga, wine, hiking, singing in the shower, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.