Nutribullet Question and Answer Guide 2017

Welcome to the most comprehensive list of Nutribullet questions IN THE WORLD!

In all seriousness, this list of Nutribullet FAQ’s just keeps growing and it was easier to move all the questions into one resource. I hope you find it useful.

Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post if you have a Nutribullet question that wasn’t answered.

Nutribullet Question Answer FAQ

If you new to Nutribullet blenders, here are some detailed posts that answer many Nutribullet questions:


The list of Nutribullet questions is getting long so I added a Table of Contents below. Click on a specific question to be taken to it or continue scrolling down to read through all the questions.

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Is the Nutribullet dishwasher safe?

Nutribullet cups and lids are can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher but the blades are not dishwasher safe.

Nutribullet recommends that the easiest way to clean a Nutribullet after use is to fill the container 1/2 full with warm, soapy water(use a little dish soap). Screw the blade onto the jar filled with soapy water and run the blender for 30 seconds and rinse out.

What is the Newest Nutribullet Blender ?

The newest Nutribullet model is the Nutribullet Select. The other recent models are the Nutribullet PRIME which is a small update to the 900 Pro, the Nutribullet Max which is the same as Nutribullet Lean, and the Nutribullet LEAN. You can read my Nutribullet lean review which explains how it compares to the earlier Nutribullet models.

Who is Nutribullet?

Nutribullet is made by a company called Capital Brands LLC that is headquartered in Los Angelos, California. They make the Nutribullet, Magic Bullet, and related “Bullet” blender products. Nutribullet products were introduced in 2012.

Who sells the Nutribullet?

Nutribullet is sold all over the world in many retail stores. I generally recommend people buy Nutribullet on Amazon.

Where is Nutribullet made?

Nutribullet is made in Asia and sold throughout the world.

Can you make juices in the Nutribullet?

Yes, but you would need to pour the blended drink through a sieve to get a juice-like consistency. For more understanding on Juicing, Juicing vs Blending article that explains the topic in depth.

Is Nutribullet a juicer or a blender?

The Nutribullet is a blender that liquifies the ingredients. Whereas, a juicer extracts the juices and removes the pulp and fiber. Nutribullet calls it an extractor because it claims to extracts nutrients from the fruit and veggies but really it is a blender. If you are confused, then see my detailed Blending vs Juicing article.

Are Nutribullet cups BPA-free?

YES, Nutribullet cups are made from non-toxic BPA free plastic. Most blenders use plastic now because it is tested to withstand the high impact of ingredients in high-speed blenders. The industry standard used by most blender manufacturers is Tritan BPA free plastic.

What is the difference between the Nutribullet 600 vs 900 Pro version?

The main difference comes in the power (6oo watts vs 900 watts) and blending jar capacity(600 has 24oz capacity and 900 Pro has 32oz capacity). There are a few other differences that I explain in my extensive review comparing Nutribullet 600 vs 900 vs RX blenders.

What is the difference between the Magic Bullet and the Nutribullet?

The Magic Bullet was the initial blender from Nutribullet company. The Nutribullet line is more powerful and larger capacities. I would get a Nutribullet because the Magic bullet is weaker and has smaller capacity cups.

What are the Nutribullet Cup Sizes?

  • Short Cup  = 18 ounces (380ml).  Works with 600, Pro 900, & Nutribullet Max models.
  • Tall Cup = 24 ounces (680ml). Works with 600, Pro 900, & Nutribullet Max models.
  • Colossal Cup = 32ounces (946ml). Works with Pro 900, MAX, and Nutribulet PRIME.
  • Rx Cups = 30oz & 45oz. Only works with the Rx model and not interchangeable with other Nutribullet models.
  • Magic Bullet cup = 18 ounces. Not usable with Nutribullet blenders.

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Can I use the same Nutribullet Cups with every model?

No, Nutribullet cups are not interchangeable across all models. See answer to the question above. Essentially, The Nutribullet RX is the only model that does not accommodate cups from the other Nutribullet models. The Nutribullet Rx has a wider cup than the other models.

Do Magic Bullet Cups and Blades work with Nutribullet Blenders?

No, they do not. Magic bullet cups can not be used with Nutribullet blenders.

How Does Nutribullet Help with Weight Loss?

In my blending versus juicing article, I talk about blending for weight loss. Adding green smoothies to your diet replenishes micronutrients to help your body removes toxins.

Drinking healthy Nutribullet blasts provides whole food nutrition as a meal replacement so you consume less of the foods that were causing weight gain. Adding healthy smoothies to your everyday diet will result in healthy, sustainable weight loss.

Also, reference the 6 week Transformation Plan that is provided with your Nutribullet blender. It has lots of details and recipes to follow.

How Many Times a Day Should I Use Nutribullet?

Nutribullet provides a detailed plan with the blender. Normally, you can start with replacing one meal a day with a Nutribullet blast and add a second Nutriblast drink to your daily diet as your body gets used to them.

Can the Nutribullet Crush Ice?

Don’t do it. While the Nutribullet can crush ice, the company says the blender blades are not designed to crush ice. You can use a couple ice cubes in your Nutriblast smoothie recipe as long as you use liquid. Ice should be less than 25% of your total ingredients when making a Nutribullet smoothie. (source)

Can I use the Nutribullet to make baby food?

Yes, you can use any model of Nutribullet to make baby food. They even have a model called Baby Bullet which I would not recommend because it is very weak at only 200 watts. The Nutribullet 600 (or stronger model) can do a much better job pureeing baby foods than the Baby Bullet.

Reminder- don’t blend hot foods(like cooked vegetables) in the Nutribullet.

What liquids can I use with Nutribullet?

While all the Nutribullet recipes use water, you can use any liquid that you like. Popular alternatives to water are rice milk, almond milk, and coconut milk.

Can I blend frozen fruit and vegetables in a Nutribullet?

Yep, I use frozen ingredients all the time in Nutribullet. The frozen ingredients can make it thicker so you might need to add extra liquid than normal.

Why do the Nutribullet Ingredients stick sometimes when I try to Blend?

Like any blender, the Nutribullet ingredients can “stick” and not blend if you don’t put in enough liquid. You want to have enough liquid so that the blender creates a vortex in the middle and pulls the ingredients down to the blade for proper blending.

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How to Use the Nutribullet?

You get a quick start guide with the blender. It is really easy to use. You just pour the ingredients and liquid to the cup’s max fill line and screw the blade on. Then twist the jar and blade into the little grooves on the motor base. It will blend until you twist the jar out of the grooves. Nutribullet blends at one speed so you just blend until the ingredients are to your desired consistency.

If you have never made a green smoothie, then read my Ultimate Guide on How to Make a Smoothie .

How do you turn on the Nutribullet?

Once you have the blade assembly screwed onto the jar, you just twist the jar into the grooves on the side of the blender base. The Nutribullet will continue blending while the jar is locked in. To stop it, you just reverse the jar slightly to take it out of the groove. The blender comes with a quick start guide that explains it. It is very simple.

Does the Nutribullet stop by itself or do you have to stop it?

For the original design(Nutribullet 600 and 900 pro) you stop it by twisting the jar slightly out of the grooves. For the Nutribullet Rx and Nutribullet Lean models, they use an automated blending sequence that stops on its own.

How Long to Blend with a Nutribullet?

Usually 30-45 seconds or more depending on what you are blending. For smoothies, just blend until you see no more whole food parts moving around.

Does the Nutribullet Leak?

I have never had my Nutribullet leak after years of use. The Nutribullet can leak if the blade is not screwed on properly of if you don’t have the washer properly installed. Make sure you have the washer pushed all the way down into the groove before screwing on the blade.

There was an old blade assembly design that had some small leaks but it was fixed. All Nutribullet models now have the new blade assembly design.

What happens if my Nutribullet rubber gasket comes out?

That is totally normally to have the gasket comes out occasionally when you unscrew the blade from the jar. You want to take the gasket out every so often to clean the food out from under it.

If it comes out when you are unscrewing the cup from the blade then just push the rubber washer back into the channel inside the threaded base.

Which Nutribullet blade to use?

The Nutribullet 600 comes with 2 different blades(Extraction blade and Milling blade). The more powerful models just come with the extraction blade because the higher power can replace needing the milling blade.

  • Extraction blade(4 prong blade) is for blending and can use it for everything if you like.
  • Milling blade(2 prong blade) is designed mostly for dry ingredients. Use it to grind flours, chop herbs, chop nuts, make spices, and make nut butter.

TIP- to make nut butter and mill flour with the extraction blade, it helps to pulse the blender to move the ingredients around.

Which Nutribullet blade to use for smoothies?

Use the 4 prong extraction blade for smoothies.

Which Nutribullet blade to grind dry spices?

The milling blade works very well for grinding dry spices. If you only have an extraction blade then you should be fine with that.

Which Nutribullet blade for hummus?

The extraction blade works fine for making hummus since the liquid(olive oil) will help the ingredients blend better.

Can you make almond milk in the Nutribullet?

Yes, you can use any Nutribullet blender model to make almond milk. You will need a strainer bag after blending. Here is a video demonstration .

Do I have to grind my Flaxseed in Nutribullet?

You can use flaxseed powder or whole flaxseed in your Nutribullet smoothies. The blades will break down whole flaxseed.

Can I blend hot liquids in a Nutribullet?

NO. Nutribullet specifically states in all their manuals not to use hot liquids in their blenders. If you blending cooked ingredients then let them cool first before using the Nutribullet blender.

The Rx model does make soups with a built-in heating element which heats up the liquid as you blend.

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Can You Make Soup With The Nutribullet?

Sort of. Unlike a Vitamix which blends the ingredients so fast that it heats up the ingredients through the use of friction, the Nutribullet does not blend HOT ingredients.

Use the Nutribullet to liquefy the ingredients and then put the liquid in a pan to cook on a stove. The other option is using the Nutribullet Rx to heat up the blended ingredients with its built-in heating element.

Does the Nutribullet Blend Hard Vegetables?

Yes, the Nutribullet has enough horsepower to blend hard vegetables with liquid added.

Can you make Carrot juice with Nutribullet?

Well, Nutribullet is not a juicer but can make carrot smoothies. If you really wanted to make carrot juice using a Nutribulet then blend raw carrots with water and put the blended solution through a strainer.

Can I Grind Dry Almonds in a Nutribullet?

Yes, but it will usually end up more like Almond butter consistency from the heat and friction if you blend too long.

Can you make peanut butter in the Nutribullet?

Yes, you can make peanut butter or other nut butters with the Nutribullet. The milling blade works well for nut butter but you can also do it with the extraction blade. It helps to use a little oil like olive oil. Here is a Nutribullet almond butter recipe .

Does Nutribullet come with a spare blade?

The Nutribullet 600 comes with 1 extractor and 1 milling blade. Most of the Nutribullet models come with 1 extractor blade (NOTE – some of the Pro 900 packages comes with 2 extractor blades).

You can always buy extra Nutribullet blades, see my Nutribullet replacement parts article.

Is the Nutribullet Noisy?

Yes, the Nutribullet is noisy but no different than any other blender that operates at similar speeds.

Which Nutribullet Should I get?

Read our Nutribullet review. They all work well but we like the Pro 900 because it offers a nice balance of power and a large enough 32oz capacity to make larger portions. We also like the new Nutribullet PRIME 1000w System(small update to 900 for similar price as 900) and Nutribullet Select blender with controls.

Does Nutribullet Have Variable speeds?

No, all Nutribullet models operate at one speed. The Rx and Lean models have pre-programmed blending cycles that switch between blending and pulsing. If you want variable speeds, check out the Oster Pro  or Vitamix S30 Personal blender .

Can you grind coffee in the Nutribullet?

Yes, you can grind coffee with the Nutribullet. TIP – Make sure you clean the jar right away so your smoothies don’t have a coffee taste later on.

Can I Travel with a Nutribullet?

Technically, yes the Nutribullet is portable to travel with. The popular 600 and 900 models both weight about 4 pounds.

Can I make a Nutriblast the Night before?

Yes, you can. Just refrigerate right away and store in an airtight container. Try to fill the jar as close to the top as possible to prevent air from being trapped in the jar.

It is preferable to drink smoothies as soon after blending as possible because air can oxidize(deplete) the nutrients. Try not to store a smoothie for more than 2 days. Lemon juice also helps preserve the smoothie.

Are Nutribullet travel lids interchangeable?

The lids are interchangeable on Nutribullet 600, Pro 900 and Lean but not on the Rx model.

Should I Use Protein Powder with Nutribullet Smoothies?

Sure if you need extra protein in your diet. The nuts, seeds, and certain whole foods like avocados will provide some protein in your Nutriblasts. For an extra boost of protein then protein powders are great.

Personally, We prefer Hemp protein (this is what we use) because your body uses Hemp protein efficiently and it doesn’t have additives or sweeteners in it like many commercial protein powders. Hemp protein does have a mild “earthy” taste but it isn’t noticeable in smoothies.

Will the Nutribull Work in UK and Overseas?

Yes, you will need to either buy a Nutribullet model that is wired for UK / European outlets or use an outlet adapter that can handle the power output of the Nutribullet.

Can Nutribullet be used with dehydrated fruits and vegetables?

Yes, it can be used with dehydrated fruits and vegetables without any concerns. Remember to add a liquid when blending. I use dried prunes and dates all the time in my Nutribullet drinks for sweetening rather than a sweetener.

Should I Cook Rice before adding to Nutribullet

Yes, I would. Nutribullet also has an Ingredient Prep chart you can reference.

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Still Have Questions ? Leave them in the comments below.

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Antonella

I have the nutribullet RX. Does the liquid level always has to be up to the max line? Sometimes i only need to make one smoothie and half of the small cup is enough.

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Antonella, No the liquid level does not need to be at max. The Max line is just do you don’t over fill it. I rarely fill to the full max line.

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Mark

I failed to tighten Nutribullet Rx properly. Juice was in the housing and leaked thru to bottom. Any tips on maintenance other than let dry out?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Mark, Yes the Rx can leak if not tightened properly. Not really any maintenance needed for the Nutribullet blender except just proper usage as mentioned in the manual. For example, a lot of people try to crush ice without liquid with Nutribullet blenders which they say not to and it will break the blades over time.

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Sophia

Hi. Can Nutribullet blend the back and seeds of fruits with tough skins?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Sophia. Usually the common ingredients that are tested with blenders to gauge a blenders ability to liquidity ingredients well are kale and blackberries and the stronger Nutribullet models like the 900, Rx and Select can perform pretty well in those tests. I’ve used the weaker Nutribullet 600 also with berries with seeds and it does well but will leave a little bit of seeds. The specific ingredient will also blend differently depending on how much liquid you use, other combined ingredients, and how long but in general the strong Nutribullet blenders can purify seeds, nuts, and fibrous ingredients pretty well. For personal blenders, the Breville Boss has scored a higher in various tests than Nutribullet for its ability to liquify (see my full Breville Boss review for more details )

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Donna

Can the blender container that you use with the NutriBullet be put into the freezer with your smoothie inside?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Donna, Nutribullet recommends not to store their containers in the freezer. It is best to put your Nutriblast smoothie in a freezer-safe container as it will store better. Also for freezing the smoothie it is best to drink it fresh but the general rule of thumb is that they are OK to freeze up to a couple weeks.

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kayla

Hi, what’s the minimum amount of liquid you can use in the big cup?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Kayla, I typically like to use 1cup of liquid to make a personal size smoothie but there really isn’t a certain minimum(just a maximum). Nutribullet says add liquid to the “MAX fill line” as it will thoroughly blend everything with that much liquid, but I find that to be too much liquid for me on some recipes. I just measure 1 cup to start with which gives a nice consistency and is enough to blend the ingredients thoroughly. If you are making a really small portion like when making baby food then you can try for less than 1cup and just add more liquid if its not enough.

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KC

I tried my Nutribuullet for the first time this AM and it leaked. I hand tighten (hard) the blade part on and it leaked

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    Anna Powell

    Hi KC, Sorry to hear that. Which model do you have and where did it leave from exactly ?

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lexi

can i grind coconut in the nutribullet or magicbullet?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Lexi. Are you looking to grind coconut pulp(fiber) into coconut flour or just grind up coconut flakes. Yes, the flakes are easy. The coconut raw pulp does OK with the Nutribullet but in small batches. For really fine blending to a coconut flour then the Nutribullet won’t do it as well as a Vitamix or Blendtec.

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Sue Donnellan

I’ve had mine the 600 model for two weeks, and today I mixed some banana and cocoa into almond milk I made yesterday and there was a good few drops of milk in the bottom part. I can’t see any obvious leaks. Is this right, should it come through, it was firmly screwed together. I’m not sure whether to take it back and get it replaced or not – what do you think?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Sue, no it shouldn’t leak at all. Did you keep the liquid under the max fill line? Try running it running a test with just water filled to the max fill line and see what happens. If it leaks again I would contact Nutribullet or return to retailer. I would just get a replacement if it leaks after you test it.

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Doug

do i have to peel all fruits and vegetables ?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Doug. Generally no you can use the entire vegetable/fruit except for items with rinds like oranges, citrus, limes, lemons you want to peel them.

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tony

the three gates that the cup little nipples slide into won’t push down
should i spray some w d 40

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    Anna Powell

    Yes Tony, that is what I have done and it worked great. Just squirt a little in and push them up and down manually to loosen then up. Make sure it is unplugged when doing it.

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Eugene

Hello
I am considering buying a Nutribullet 600.
One question:
Is it ok to use skins from citrus fruits, particularly oranges, and from bananas?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Eugene, No you want to peel skins from citrus and bananas. You can add a little “Zest” shavings citrus but don’t use whole skin. Here is a good chart from Nutribullet how to prep an ingredients. Hope that help. The 600 is a solid blender and I love the flat grinding blade that comes with it.

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Bari Din

hi
I just bought the nutribullet 1200…can I make soup with it?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Bari, You aren’t supposed to put hot ingredients in the container but you can puree the ingredients into a soup and then heat the blending puree on a stove.

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Brenda

My Max has a little white cup. The blade screws on, but there are holes in the top. This cup isn’t mentioned in the papers that came with it. What is this cup for?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Brenda, that is strange. The Max comes normally just comes with colossal cup, stainless steep mug, and pitcher. I’ve never seen a white cup with holes come with any of their blenders. I would call and ask. 800-523-5993 I would be curious to hear what they tell you.

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