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NutriBullet 800W Juicer Review

This simple centrifugal model is easy to clean, but has serious design flaws related to operation and durability
NutriBullet 800W Juicer
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Price:   $110 List | $93.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Inexpensive, easy to clean, wide chute for minimal food prep
Cons:  Poor juice quality, introduces a lot of solids, “wind tunnel” effect shoots produce back out
Manufacturer:   NutriBullet
By Aaron Rice ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Oct 14, 2021
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  • Juice Quality - 25% 3
  • Soft Produce - 20% 6
  • Hard Produce - 20% 6
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 3
  • Cleaning - 15% 9

Our Verdict

Even though the NutriBullet brand is almost synonymous with blended drinks, the NutriBullet 800W Juicer isn't our first choice when it comes to juices, specifically. Although this inexpensive centrifugal model can turn out average yields for all but leafy greens, it also incorporates large amounts of pulp. In multiple tests, this resulted in a nearly unpalatable juice, both in terms of texture and taste. The product is also particularly difficult to use due to a "wind tunnel" effect that shoots bits of pulp back out the top while in operation. Though this simple model is remarkably easy to clean, it is too much of a hassle to recommend to anyone who wants to juice anything beyond hard, heavy produce.

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Pros Inexpensive, easy to clean, wide chute for minimal food prepExtremely easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greensStrong motor is good for juicing hard produce, large pulp container, custom scrubber eases cleaningInexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice qualityDual-speed, good with soft produce, good juice quality
Cons Poor juice quality, introduces a lot of solids, "wind tunnel" effect shoots produce back outSubpar at juicing hard and soft produceMinute yields with leafy greens, juice can be gritty and foamyAverage juice yieldSo-so with carrots, beets, struggles with leafy greens
Bottom Line This simple centrifugal model is easy to clean, but has serious design flaws related to operation and durabilityWhile this isn't the best product overall, it is the best option for juicing leafy greens on a budgetA premium model with a strong motor that is excellent at juicing hard produceA solid juicer with a very reasonable price tag, this represents one of the best values in our reviewIf you are looking for a solid all-around appliance that won't break the bank, we think this is a good option
Rating Categories NutriBullet 800W Ju... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Hamilton Beach 6760... Mueller Ultra-Juice...
Juice Quality (25%)
3.0
6.0
5.0
6.0
6.0
Soft Produce (20%)
6.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
7.0
Hard Produce (20%)
6.0
4.0
8.0
5.0
5.0
Leafy Greens (20%)
3.0
7.0
4.0
5.0
3.0
Cleaning (15%)
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Specs NutriBullet 800W Ju... Aicok Slow Masticat... Hamilton Beach Big... Hamilton Beach 6760... Mueller Ultra-Juice...
Model # NBJ50100 AMR521 67850 67601A MU-100
Type Centrifugal Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal Centrifugal
Warranty 1 Year 2 Year 3 year 3 year 2 Year
Dimensions 8.8" x 9.4" x 16" 17.1" x 13.1" x 8.9" 14.5" x 14.5" x 9" 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46" 16" x 8.1" x 16"
Reverse? No Yes No No No
Dishwasher Safe? Yes, most parts Yes Yes Yes Filter blade

Our Analysis and Test Results

NutriBullet — famous for their simple, push-operated smoothie machines — looks to capitalize on simplicity of design with their NutriBullet 800W Juicer. This centrifugal model combines juicer and pulp basin into a self-contained 1.5-liter unit with a 3-inch chute for easy juicing with minimal prep and even easier cleaning.

Performance Comparison


Sleek, stylish, simple, and inexpensive... but ultimately not a...
Sleek, stylish, simple, and inexpensive... but ultimately not a valuable purchase for a juicer.
Credit: Laura Casner

Juice Quality


Any juicer — even an inexpensive one, like this one — is only worth its mettle if it can turn out a quality glass of fresh juice. We tested each of these models with three different juice recipes, all of which combine a variety of fruits and vegetables, to evaluate overall juicing performance. Unfortunately, this particular model scored at the bottom of the barrel in terms of juice quality.

Juice blends from the NutriBullet Juicer tended to be very foamy and...
Juice blends from the NutriBullet Juicer tended to be very foamy and not very well mixed, and therefore separated rather quickly.
Credit: Laura Casner

Even though juices blended to a reasonable thickness and consistency in this NutriBullet, the texture was noticeably pulpy and often even gritty, regardless of how well we cleaned the vegetables before juicing them. One of our lead testers even took to referring to this model as a "pulp machine" because it seems to shred more than it actually juices. The unfortunate introduction of such a high level of solids also negatively affects taste, leaving juices tasting "dirty."

If you look closely, you'll notice the pulp thoroughly mixed into...
If you look closely, you'll notice the pulp thoroughly mixed into this blended juice... that results in less than desirable flavor and texture.
Credit: Laura Casner

Soft Produce


Unlike other price point models we tested, the NutriBullet Juicer features an 800W, dual-speed motor, offering the ability to juice on either low or high speeds. The option to adjust speed improves versatility, particularly with recipes that call for more than one type of produce that may prefer different processing speeds. Additionally, the 3-inch chute offers you the ability to juice whole pieces of fruit, cutting down on preparation time.

A 3 inch wide mouth allows you to pitch in larger chunks of apple...
A 3 inch wide mouth allows you to pitch in larger chunks of apple, which is convenient. But notice the bits of pulp being thrown out the top while we try and do so!
Credit: Laura Casner

A slower juicing speed allows the NutriBullet Juicer to extract slightly more than average yields from soft produce — such as our test batch including apples, oranges, cucumber, and celery. However, these juices tended to be moderately pulpy and foamy, with the introduced solids resulting in more of a "mixed" consistency rather than a particularly clean one.

The NutriBullet Juicer will be adequate for those who don't mind...
The NutriBullet Juicer will be adequate for those who don't mind full-pulp orange juice. But for the rest of us, this amount of included pulp isn't ideal.
Credit: Austin

Hard Produce


Compared side-by-side with other similarly priced centrifugal juicers, the NutriBullet Juicer can produce slightly above average yields for both soft and hard produce. However, this is a bit misleading because this juicer tends to let in high amounts of pulp, slightly skewing its overall production value.

Centrifugal models are generally good at processing hard produce...
Centrifugal models are generally good at processing hard produce, but the NutriBullet Juicer has a tough time at juicing things like carrots without introducing obscene amounts of pulp to the juice.
Credit: Laura Casner

Especially with hard produce — like beets, carrots, and sweet potatoes — the NutriBullet Juicer lets through nearly two to three times as much solid matter as other juicers we tested directly against it. So while this model may improve food prep times, we often found ourselves having to additionally strain the juices to make them palatable. This high pulp content is also a major factor related to the unpleasant taste we found in many juices because skins and seeds tend to be much more bitter than the flesh of a fruit.

This is the only model we absolutely needed to strain in order to...
This is the only model we absolutely needed to strain in order to get palatable juice.
Credit: Austin

Leafy Greens


While the NutriBullet Juicer performs near the 50th percentile when it comes to soft and hard produce, it cannot be suggested for juicing leafy greens. Not only do these green juices contain high amounts of pulp relative to their juice content, but the process of juicing greens — and lightweight produce in general — is exceptionally difficult.

The result of trying to juice spinach with the NutriBullet Juicer: a...
The result of trying to juice spinach with the NutriBullet Juicer: a very messy countertop, and a minimal amount of foamy juice.
Credit: Austin

This centrifugal juicer tends to act like a "wind tunnel" because the closed design of the combined juicer-pulp container doesn't include an exhaust port for the air forced out by the introduction of food. The only place for air to go is out the top when you remove the food pusher to put more produce in, carrying juice and bits of pulp with it.

Though not entirely surprising, the centrifugal NutriBullet Juicer...
Though not entirely surprising, the centrifugal NutriBullet Juicer is not effective at juicing wheatgrass. This is all we got from a standard 12 grams of fresh wheatgrass.
Credit: Austin

Cleaning


Fortunately, this simply designed centrifugal model is incredibly easy to clean afterward — even if it is prone to making a mess while you're juicing. To its benefit, the NutriBullet is actually the easiest centrifugal model to clean of those we tested, thanks in large part to the integrated juice bowl and pulp container. This allows you to remove the entire piece from the motor base and carry the sealed container over to the sink to scrub. Everything but the motor base — and for some odd reason, the food pusher — is dishwasher safe, saving you time and trouble on the tail end.

The integrated juice bowl and pulp container has mostly rounded...
The integrated juice bowl and pulp container has mostly rounded edges, making it very easy to clean, even if you opt for handwashing rather than using a dishwasher.
Credit: Laura Casner

Value


The NutriBullet Juicer certainly presents an accessible entry point to the world of juicing. However, based on the annoyance and mess of the juicing process, there are comparably priced models in this review that offer a much more user-friendly experience. Additionally, numerous user reviews comment on brittle plastics that are prone to breaking — although we didn't experience these issues during our limited testing period, these durability issues are not surprising based on the inexpensive construction of this juicer.

The NutriBullet Juicer is simply designed, and in that sense offers...
The NutriBullet Juicer is simply designed, and in that sense offers a reasonable entry point for those who have never juiced before.
Credit: Laura Casner

Conclusion


The NutriBullet 800W Juicer is an inexpensive, centrifugal model that needs some reworking before it is worth even its modest price tag. The lack of an effective filter results in too much pulp being introduced to the juice, which results in some seriously unpleasant tastes. While it may be convenient on either end, the process of juicing shouldn't be so aggravating.

Aaron Rice