Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Bullet Blender

Make your own healthy smoothies with a small, easy to use, and easy to clean mixer.

Ninja professional food blender.
Get a blender with enough power to crush ice, that is also easy to use, and you have the best of both worlds.Ninja

Once upon a time, if you wanted a smoothie, it meant using your gigantic blender that would often leave huge chunks in your beverage, before you then had to pour it into a cup to drink. Not only did this create more mess in the kitchen, but you also lost a fair amount of smoothie when remnants stuck to the inside of the big pitcher of the blender. Thankfully, someone put a bullet into those old ways. Or, a bullet-style blender, at any rate. These compact devices blend your beverage right in the cup you’re going to drink it from, so there’s no waste and no extra cleaning. But what else should you look for before buying one?

Power

Nutribullet blender combo
With a powerful 600W motor, this easy-to-use bullet blender will turn even the most fibrous fruit and veggies into delectable smoothies.NutriBullet

There’s really very little point in having a blender at all if it can’t blend. For that, you’re going to need horsepower. Bullet blenders generally get away with being small, but you want to make sure they can crush ice. A 250-watt motor should be the bare minimum.

Simplicity

Nutribullet Superfood Extractor
This blender system is super easy to use and clean.NutriBullet

The real reason you’re looking at a bullet-style setup is because they’re compact and simple to use. That goes not just for the blending itself, but for the cleaning. Make sure you get a unit that has detachable blades so you can load the rest of it in the dishwasher.

Versatility

Ninja professional food blender.
With a 72oz pitcher, a 64oz food processor, and two 16oz bullet-style cups, this is the right blender for every occasion, whether it’s a large party or smoothies for one.Ninja

If you have ample counter space in your kitchen, consider an all-in-one system. These blenders will have big bases, and you can use them with large pitchers, food processors, as well as small bullet-style blending cups.

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