It’s bigger and bolder certainly, but is the Nutribullet Pro 900 significantly better than the Nutribullet 600 series? We put the two models head to head – Nutribullet 600 vs NutriBullet Pro 900, and investigate what you get for the extra money you pay and whether it’s worth splurging out on the more powerful model.

Nutribullet 600 series

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  • Colour: various
  • Type: standing
  • Power: 600 w
  • Speed levels: 1
  • Capacity: tall 680 ml, short 380 ml
  • Material: stainless steel and plastic
  • Pulse function: no
  • Ice crushing function: limited
  • Dimensions: 310 x 150 x 140 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 2.84 kg
  • Manufacturer’s guarantee: 1 year
  • Accessories:Power base, Extractor blade, Milling blade, Tall cup, Short cup, Handheld comfort lip ring, Handheld short cup, Comfort lip ring, Stayfresh resealable lids x2, User guide and recipe book, Pocket nutritionist
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Nutribullet Pro 900 series

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  • Colour: Champagne
  • Type: standing
  • Power: 900 watts
  • Speed levels: 1
  • Capacity: 0.96 litres
  • Material: stainless steel and plastic
  • Pulse function: no
  • Ice crushing function: limited
  • Dimensions: 365 x 130 x 130 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 3.75 kg
  • Manufacturer’s guarantee: 1 year
  • Accessories:  Power base, Extractor blades x 2, Tall cups x 2, Screw-top travel lids x 2, Colossus cup, Short cup, Flip-top to-go lid, Lip ring, Handled lip ring, User manual/ cookbook,Pocket Nutritionist booklet , Life-changing Recipes book
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Background

Nutribullet has produced a range of models to cater to different budgets and overall requirements. The Nutribullet Magic bullet is the entry-level model and doesn’t carry all the nutritional claims that its bigger and more powerful siblings do.

Here we are going to focus on a comparison between the two mid-range products: the Nutribullet 600 series and the Nutribullet Pro 900 series. Finally at the top of the range is the latest addition, the Nutribullet RX which contains a heating element and an even more powerful motor. It goes without saying that it also carries a price-tag to match!

It’s fair to say that the bottom and top of the range are suited for particular purposes – either you’re on a budget and want to buy an effective blender that’s not particularly special, or you’re looking for a gadget that will effectively take over the function of several of your other kitchen implements.

The two mid-range models are aimed at a similar market of people who are looking to add more fruit and vegetables into their diet, are conscious of the health benefits and want the convenience of using a gadget that is quick and easy to use and clean. If this sounds like you, then please read on…

More power to you

In essence the Nutribullet Pro works in exactly the same way as the Nutribullet 600 series, by employing the much-heralded ‘unique cyclonic action’ to extract nutrition from the fruits and vegetables that you choose to blend. The way both machines function is identical, with the blade simply screwed onto the cup, which is then placed upside-down onto the base and hooked into the relevant niches to kick-start the blending. For a more detailed overview of how to create a Nutriblast (the name Nutribullet gives to the smoothies produced by its machines) then please visit our Nutribullet 600 series review.

However with the Nutribullet 900 series, as the name implies, you get a 900 watt motor instead of a 600 watt one. The resulting smoothie is noticeably smoother and less gritty, which makes it more pleasant to create drinks with nuts and seeds than with the 600 series. The extra power of the motor makes it easier to pulverise thick stems and tough skins, which might be of interest to you if you’re making a lot of green smoothies with tougher vegetables. It also apparently creates less aeration than the 600 series, which again results in a smoother smoothie (if you see what we mean!).

One downside of the more powerful motor is that the noise is louder than the 600 series, but as you’ll only be blending for around a minute at a time, this really is not a major issue.

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For extractor fans

With the Nutribullet 600 series you get a two-pronged milling blade and a four-pronged extractor blade. Most people, us included, get the vast majority of usage from the extractor blade, and this may well be the reason why Nutribullet have decided to ship the Pro 900 with two of these rather than one of each.

The milling blade is really only used if you are looking to grind nuts and seeds – perhaps to create a gluten-free flour for baking. If this is something that you’re likely to want to do, and are considering purchasing the Nutribullet Pro 900 series, then it is possible to buy the milling blade on its own for just under £10 and it’s worth budgeting it in.

Although the blades are made of stainless steel and it is claimed that they don’t ever need to be sharpened, nevertheless with everyday usage the rubber ring around the top of the blade can become a bit ‘used’ and grimy unless you remove it and clean it really carefully after every couple of uses, and so having the extra extractor blade is quite handy.

If your Cup runneth over…

One of the points we made in our Nutribullet 600 series review was that the size of cups that came with it were somewhat limiting, particularly if you wanted to make batches or cater for more than one person. This problem is solved if you buy the Nutribullet Pro 900 as it ships with a ‘Colossus’ cup which holds 946ml, so nearly a litre of smoothie. This is ample to serve two people or for a second portion to save for later on.

If size matters to you and you already have the Nutribullet 600 series, then you can order the Colossus by itself for around £15.50 so there’s no particular need to shell out for a whole new Nutribullet if this is the only factor that concerns you.

The Nutribullet Pro 900 also comes with two tall cups of 680 ml and a short cup of 380 ml, compared to the Nutribullet 600 series which ships with one tall and two short. Another difference is that the Pro comes with a flip-top lid which is ideal if you want to take your smoothie with you on the run.

Still, it is possible to buy a kit for £20 that contains an extractor blade, a tall cup and a short cup, so once more, if the different accessories are what’s concerning you, it’s still cheaper to buy the Nutribullet 600 series and add the extra accessories than it is to buy the Pro 900.

Looking good

The Nutribullet 600 series comes in a range of colours, from silver and graphite to cherry red and piano black. The Pro 900 is limited to a stylish Champagne hue. In all other respects though, it looks very similar indeed to the 600 series and sits on the same (somewhat confusingly) Magic bullet- branded base.

So what’s the damage?

The Nutribullet 600 series is the older model and it is possible to get some deals on it, particularly if you’re not fussed about colour. Expect to pay between around £55 at the moment. If you then add a Colossus cup and an additional extras kit, then you’re looking at a total spend of approximately £20-£30. This will give you pretty much the same accessories at the Nutribullet Pro 900 series.

The newer Pro 900 is more expensive as you’d expect. Again it’s possible to shop around, but expect to pay just around £90 for this more powerful machine, especially with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals currently available.

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Nutribullet 600 vs Nutribullet Pro 900 – which one wins?

In all honesty, it doesn’t make sense to accessorise up a Nutribullet 600 series when for £10-£20 more you can get the more powerful Nutribullet 900 series with all the additional power that will make the end product more appetizing. If you’re starting from scratch we would recommend plumping for the faster machine, but if you’re on a budget then the Nutribullet 600 series is a great alternative.

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