Being a health nut, I am always looking and trying out new food gadgets and appliances. A few of the things that I look for and rank on a scale of 1 to 10 is:
– Does it meet my nutrition needs
– Does it simplify my food prep
– Is it made with long lasting quality
– Do they support their products
Unfortunately, most of the products that I have seen fail miserably in the last two, quality and product support.
The NUTRiBULLET is a small compact, highly specialized blender made to grind and shake whatever you put in it. The product comes with the blender itself, two types of blades, two small and two larger containers, two lids, plus a couple of screw on cup handles. This gives you the ability to use it in many different forms.
Based on my evaluation criteria above, I must say that the NUTRiBULLET scores high in all categories. Let’s look at them one by one…
Does it meet my nutrition needs? No health plan is complete until you make sure that you are preparing and eating fresh rather than processed foods. Since the NUTRiBULLET is geared towards making shakes or grinding stuff, it gets a high mark since most of what you would be blending is natural grains, seeds, fruits and veggies.
Another thing I like about it is that it is not like a juicer where it extracts the fiber and just gives you juice. Whatever fruits and veggies you put in it, it pulverizes and juices. So you don’t lose any of the other vital nutrients found in the fiber that juicers just throw out.
So I give this a score of 9 (I am a hard scorer, I don’t like giving out 10’s!)
Does it simplify my food prep? The NUTRiBULLET has a powerful motor and razor sharp blades that completely crunches and pulverizes anything in its path. I love grinding up seeds like chia, flax and sesame to make my shakes. It is essential that the seeds be ground in order to break up its outer covering or skin so it’s easier to digest its nutrients. The NUTRiBULLET not only grinds them, it converts them into a fine dust within seconds.
I have also found it to be great in crushing ice while making a protein shake frosty. The one minor drawback I found was that you can’t fill the container with ice and mix it effectively but if you are just adding several ice cubes to the shake it is perfect.
Since the NUTRiBULLET blends anything quickly and it is very easy to clean, I give it a rating of 8 (remember I score hard!).
Is it made with long lasting quality? My original NUTRiBULLET came with all the parts as shown, along with the four blade cover and two blade cover. I use the two blade to grind things and the four blade to mix things.
Initially, I noticed the four blade cover would start to seep the shake you were making if you left it on the blender too long. I think that was due to a couple of things, I over filled the container and the seal on the cover was not that good.
I use the blender several times a day for many things. So it gets a lot of wear and tear. Eventually, the rubber part that makes contact with the motor started wearing away so I sent away for a new one. It immediately arrived, a very reasonable price, and noticed it was made sturdier. Now the leakage problem never occurs even when I intentionally over fill it to see if it would.
So I would score quality an 8.5
Do they support their products? Based on my comments about Quality, above, I would say yes, most definitely. Not only do they have replacement parts for everything that pertains to the NUTRiBULLET, they also improve on its components. This tells me that they listen to customer complaints.
I would score support with a 9.
I highly recommend the NUTRiBULLET, it is an essential part of my nutrition plan which keeps me……..Fit Forlife!