Appearance and Size
These machines share that iconic “bullet” shape. I’ve always thought that Magic Bullet products were good-looking. These machines are virtually the same size, although, I was unable to come up with meaningful dimensions from any reliable sources. But judging from the rough estimates I found, the bases are around 8 inches tall. I’d bet that the 900 is at least slightly larger than the 600 as it is the more powerful machine and it’s motor would be larger. Both should have a footprint that’s less than what you’d see on a regular blender. The construction of the 900 is stainless steel and plastic while the 600 is just plastic. From what I’ve seen, the NutriBullet 600 is available in several colors including, red, orange, blue, and black. I’ve only come across the NutriBullet in the tan/goldish color.
Power and Performance
NutriBullet Pro 900
NutriBullets are marketed as the first nutrient extractor as it breaks down the skins, seeds, and stems where most of the nutrients are. And based on reports, I’d agree that the skin and seeds are important. But I really don’t see how this “nutrient extractor” process is any different than simply blending. A performance blender is certainly capable of breaking down stems, seeds, and skins as well. The NutriBullet 900 is a full 50% more powerful machine than the 600 version. So with that you know that the performance will be better as well. This means that the 900 will be able to pulverize and the ingredients in a more efficient way. Both machines have just a single speed.
How do they handle seeds, fiber and skins?
There were customers for both units that claim that – when using their blender – it’s the smoothest smoothie drink that they’ve ever had. Some customers sight that they are able to get a smooth texture even with seeds. Others, however, state the exact opposite? They report that the smoothies aren’t smooth at all and that they would need to filter the smoothie to get rid of what felt like “pebbles” to make it more palatable.
Patented Blade Design
Both of these machines have a unique blade design – The cyclonic action blade is patented and is supposed to break down the blades better.
Get more details on the NutriBullet 900
Get more details on the Nutribullet 600
If you shop around, you will find different sets. The two that are being compared in this set are the 9-piece NutriBullet 900 and the 12-piece NutriBullet 600. Both options offer a lot of accessories without being too gratuitous. The 12-piece NutriBullet 900 has the following accessories:
- High-torque Power Base
- Extractor Blade
- 32 oz Colossal Cup
- 24 oz Tall Cup
- Handled Lip Ring
- Regular Lip Ring
- Flip Top To-Go Lid
- Life Changing Recipes Book & User Manual
- Pocket Nutritionist
The 9-piece NutriBullet 600 has the following accessories:
- 1 High-torque Power Base
- 1 Extractor Blade
- 1 Milling Blade
- 1 Tall Cup
- 2 Short Cups
- 1 Handled Lip Ring
- 1 Regular Lip Ring
- 2 Stay-fresh Resealable Lids
- 1 User Manual & Cookbook
- 1 Pocket Nutritionist
*The milling blade is the blade that you use to make nut butters, hummus, etc.
Durability and Longevity
When it comes to a blender, you should be concerned about both durability and longevity. I mean, who wants to have to worry about replacing the blender every year. Unfortunately, I came a lot of customers – for both blenders – whom have complained about the bender breaking down after a short while. There were complaints about the gaskets leaking and making a big mess everywhere. Others have said that they’ve had their bullet for years without issue. It should also be noted that some issues arise because of user error. It’s really easy to jam a blender by trying to put in too many ingredients – this can cause the motor to fail. I bet at least some of these issues are due to user error.
Both machines carry a 1-year warranty.