Best Bullet Blender of 2020
Impeccable performance and quality construction earned the Ninja Fit the top spot in our review. The midrange power of 700 watts hits the sweet spot of satisfying all your blending needs without going full on pro. From drinks to dips, the Fit passed our blending test with flying colors. We were particularly fond of the exceptional quality and design of the dual blending cups with matching leakproof lids.
As for what we weren't fond of, there wasn't much. The one improvement we would recommend is incorporating an on/off switch. The current design requires you to press down the jar to operate, which makes it impossible to multitask. Other than this minor detail, we recommend the Fit to anyone in the market for a bullet blender.
If you need a bit more power to tackle larger serving sizes, the Nutri Ninja Pro Compact has you covered. Packed with 900 watts, the Ninja Pro comes with two large blending cups —18 and 24 ounces respectively. This means serious business for home chefs, food bloggers, and families alike. With big batches also comes big messes. The sloped blade plate makes life a little easier by allowing food to slide right off from under the blade, making it much easier to clean.
The downside to the larger capacity means it's harder to blend smaller batches. During our blending test, we found the height of the blade and larger cup capacity wasn't ideal for blending a small batch of hummus. However, the increased capacity and blending power won't be a problem for the more serious home chef who's whipping up large servings.
If you've got an ailment, the NutriBullet RX has a cure for that. This blender comes with a hardbound recipe book that features quizzes corresponding to color-coordinated recipes. While this is certainly a perk, the Nutri RX doesn't need a fancy book to convince us of its worth. This bullet blender is capable of producing hot or cold recipes, making it highly versatile. We loved how the high power pulverized ingredients with minimal effort and produced the creamiest smoothies of all the products we tested.
While we dig the versatility, this comes with some drawbacks. There's a learning curve with figuring out how to operate the hot and cold functions of this beast, along with figuring out how all the gigantic pieces fit together. However, once you get the hang of it, we think you'll dig the temperature functions as much as we do.
Over the years, the Magic Bullet has built up a cult following, making it one of the most recognizable bullet blenders on the market. After testing the Bullet, we see what all the hype is about. The Bullet features a classic design that performs well at an affordable price. The multiple blending cups are ideal for food prep making this a great option for getting dinner ready when entertaining guests.
The drawback is the low wattage motor. We found this increased our blending time to reach the desired consistency. However, with the price comes an array of additional accessories. We also believe the Bullet will stand up to repeated use, making it a solid buy.
The O'Yeet Personal Blender features a unique design that revolutionizes how we think of blenders. While looks alone made us skeptical, testing squashed any doubts we had. The powerful motor and durable construction are the ideal combination for smoothies on the go. We love the style of the lid and the solid grip of the bottle. More than that, we loved the consistency of our smoothie, which was on par with the Ninja Pro.
What we weren't so thrilled about was the marketing. A single glance at the recipe booklet and we notice this product is heavily marketed towards a ripped abs gym crowd — it's even in the photos. We feel this distracts from the quality and may steer some people away. We also found the BPA free silicone sleeve on the blending cup makes it almost impossible to watch your ingredients blend. Those two things aside, the O'Yeet is an outstanding blender.
Don't be fooled by the compact size; the Cincred Countertop Blender packs a punch. During our blending test, the Cincred produced exceptionally fine coffee grounds and velvety smoothies. We found the max fill lines were easy to read, and the blender was even easier to operate. The portable and slim design takes up virtually no kitchen counter space. This means you can leave it out, so it's more accessible for busy mornings.
The only complaint we have is the Cincred is not the most powerful option, and the blending cup capacity is minimal. However, if you want a compact option that whips up a mean beverage, you'll be pleased with what the Cincred has to offer.
The La Reveuse features a similar design to the Bullet at an even more affordable price. While it may not have the street cred, La Reveuse's performance is on par. Multiple blending cups are included so you can whip up different recipes or additional servings without needing to wash between each use.
The one flaw we found was the construction of the base. The plastic fitting where the blade plate and motor base attach seemed cheap and not very durable. We question whether this will last with repetitive use. Other than that, the La Reveuse is excellent for those who like the features of the Bullet, but are on a tighter budget.
For those who want a reasonable and streamlined option, we recommend the Sboly. This blender features a single blending jar with a matching lid and operates with the single push of a button. Meanwhile, the compact size means this option is easy to store and requires virtually no effort at all to set up.
The Sboly doesn't have all the bells and whistles like some of the other options. But that's what we dig about it. The Sboly is a reliable blender for those who want to pulverize ingredients without trying to deal with the hassle of too many accessories and functions.
If you're looking for a personal-sized bullet blender, you should take a gander at the Oster My Blend. We were pleasantly surprised by how well the Oster pureed hummus and blended frozen fruit. The portable cup is good for those on-the-go while the capacity is ideal for a single serving.
While the operation process is straightforward, actually getting the Oster to blend was another story. The blender turns on by pushing and turn the blending cup into the motor base. This proved to be a bit tricky, as we tried multiple times to get the blender to work. The sporty design is also not the most attractive option. That being said, the Oster best serves those who want a personal sized blender.
The first thing we noticed with the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender was the cup design. This tapered wide mouth cup has a shape akin to tumblers and fits well in vehicle cupholders. The next thing we noticed was how good the Hamilton was at blending, especially given the price. We like the fast and easy setup along with the multi-color options.
On the downside, there are a few things the Hamilton is lacking. First, the lid is not the easiest to pop on and off. It also leaks. This is not due to a defect, but rather the lid design. The quality and material are cheaper than other models, and the smooshed together fill lines are not the most convenient for measuring. On the other hand, you can make a solid frozen beverage for a reasonable price.
Why You Should Trust Us
Carissa Stanz is our main tester for this review. From barista to product tester, she has spent over a decade working in the food and beverage industry, and she brings a wealth of knowledge to this review. When she's not testing products, you can find her in the kitchen testing her own recipes.
For this review, we conduct side-by-side testing to evaluate the attributes of each bullet blender. We used the same ingredients and quantities when we conducted our blending test and noted how easy each product was to use and clean. We carefully examined the quality and determined the versatility by assessing power, capacity, and performance.
Analysis and Test Results
We meticulously tested and evaluated each bullet blender in a side-by-side comparison. We rated each one according to quality and durability, blending performance, versatility, user-friendliness, and ease of cleaning.
The best bullet blenders can shred, dice, grind, pulverize, puree, and crush whatever you throw its way. To test the blending performance, we whipped up numerous smoothies, ground coffee, and made thick, creamy hummus. At the top of the class was the Fit, which excelled at all three of these. The blades of this bullet sliced through all the ingredients with ease never ceased up and achieved the perfect consistency. Next was the Ninja Pro, Nutri RX, and O'Yeet. The Ninja Pro produced super creamy hummus while the Nutri RX made the creamiest smoothies, hands down. This is mostly due to the ridiculously powerful motor.
The O'Yeet proved to be on the same level of exceptional performance as it tackled all three tests with desirable consistency. Astonishingly, the Cincred ground coffee almost as fine as the Fit. This was unexpected given the super compact size and low power. While we love how the Bullet gives us numerous cup options to suit our blending needs, we found the performance to be about average. Given the lower wattage, this is to be expected.
Ideally, a bullet blender is equipped with the capacity and power to handle everything from thin dressings to thick dips, making it incredibly versatile. There's no question the Nutri RX blew the competition out of the water in this category. This massive blender features hot and cold functions, which was not an option with any of the other products we tested. These temperature functions mean you can make creamy, effortless soups for dinner and blend big batches of frozen beverages, all with the push of a button. Blended margarita crowd, we're talking to you.
For foods that don't need to come out piping hot, the Ninja Pro and the Fit can do everything else. The power and capacity of the Ninja Pro are ideal for more serious home chefs or families who need a machine that can handle persistent recipe tests and use. Meanwhile, the Fit is still powerful enough to make an array of recipes and yields excellent results.
The Bullet is an honorable mention as it includes various sizes of additional blending cups, which increases its versatility. During our testing, we liked how the smallest cup ground coffee while the largest cup was best for smoothies. The O'Yeet proved to be capable of blending all sorts of ingredients. However, the silicone rubber on the outside of the cup obstructs vision, leaving us to suspect most people would just use this bullet for beverages.
Quality and Durability
For this metric, we carefully examined the construction of all the blender components, how well they fit together, and the materials used to assess product quality and durability. The Fit, Ninja Pro, and Nutri RX stood out from the competition. Their blending cups are made out of thick plastic that is not likely to crack or break with persistent use. While all three have a solid motor base, the design of the Fit and Ninja Pro appeared to be the most durable. We especially loved the to-go flip-top lids. The majority of the competition had flimsy lids that are likely to break. These lids are made with quality material, fully leakproof, and highly durable.
The Bullet is overall a quality product. This blender may not have super thick plastic cups, but it is well constructed and more than likely to keep chugging with repetitive use. The Cincred also has thin plastic cups but is very well crafted given the price. While we found the design to be questionable, the O'Yeet is exceptionally well crafted. The motor unit is stable and made from quality material. The silicone rubber on the blending cup offered more protection leaving us to think it could take some serious abuse when accidentally getting dropped, bumped, or knocked over.
The options we weren't too keen on were the Hamilton Beach and the Oster. Both of these options had blending cups that were on the cheaper side. Especially the Hamilton Beach, which has a poorly constructed leaky lid.
The next metric we considered was user-friendliness. We measured this by determining how easy it was to follow directions, assemble, operate, and disassemble each bullet blender. The Fit, Ninja Pro, Bullet, and Cincred were the top performers in this category. We found operation to be intuitive and easy to navigate. Unfortunately, the O'Yeet didn't score as high as the top performers because of the obstructed vision. Part of reaching desired consistency is being able to see your ingredients while blending.
While we liked how the Nutri RX incorporated an on/off switch, figuring out the hot and cold functions took some education. They also have the potential to be problematic. The blender automatically shuts off after extraction; however, the blender remains in "on" mode unless you physically switch it off. Should you forget and place the blending cup into the blender without putting on the lid first, you'll wind up with a mess.
Ease of Cleaning
A blender that requires some serious elbow grease to clean can often dissuade use. This is why we included ease of cleaning as our last metric. We assessed this by how much effort was required to dismantle, scrub, wash, rinse, and dry each blender. The majority of products took the same amount of effort and time to clean. However, the Fit and the Ninja Pro stood out, but not by much. This was due to how easy it was to clean the blade plate. Even when blending hummus, we found most of the food slid right off when tilting the plate.
The worst performers in this category were the Nutri RX and the Hamilton Beach. Food easily stuck to the grooves on the oversized blade plate of the Nutri RX. Unfortunately, the Hamilton Beach blades cannot be removed from the blending cup. This made it hard to clean underneath without the additional use of a cleaning brush.
A quality bullet blender takes all the frustration out of blending and opens up your kitchen to even more possibilities. We conducted rigorous testing to find you the best options and highlight the advantages of each product. We hope you find our results helpful in determining which bullet blender is right for your kitchen.
— Carissa Stanz