Veggie Bullet Review – Is it Worth It ?

Veggie Bullet ReviewUpdated June 2017 – With more blender brands adding in food prep functionality, Nutribullet has joined the market and introduced their Veggie Bullet.

I personally use Nutribullet personal blenders and have reviewed all the top Nutribullet blenders so I was really interested to see how the Veggie Bullet compared in quality and performance to other food processor appliances.

The Veggie Bullet’s key focus is trying to benefit from the craze over veggie spiralizers. Veggie spiralizers are typically simple handheld kitchen tools that make noodles from raw vegetables like zucchini and potatoes. Normally, the veggie spiralizers are handheld devices where you either crank the device or turn the vegetable through the blade to make the noodle shape.

While there are multiple new electric spiralizer products on the market now, Veggie Bullet tried to differentiate itself by making it a 3-in-1 tool. It functions as a:

  1. Spiralizer : Makes vegetable noodles using zucchini.
  2. Shredder : Grates vegetables and cheese.
  3. Slicer : Slices fruits and vegetables into thin slices.

The Veggie bullet is about the size of a typical food processor and comes with two attachments:

  1. Electric shredder/slicer for vegetables, cheese, meats and nuts.
  2. Electric spiralizer for making vegetable noodles.

Veggie Bullet in Action

Professional Chef Using Veggie Bullet

Spiralizer

Shredder

Slicer

Does the Veggie Bullet Work ?

After watching the above videos of the Veggie Bullet in action, it looks so easy. The big question is does it really work ?

Honestly, the product is pretty new and there aren’t many user reviews of the product yet but the reviews are mixed about performance.

From my research, the spiralizer function works pretty well with softer vegetables and Epicuious test of the Veggie bullet found that is was able to spiralize zucchini, sweet potatoes, beets, and broccoli very well with little waste. Although,  there are some complaints from users (See reviews #1 & #2) who found that the Veggie Bullet does not do well with hard vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets. On the other hand, there are some users who had no issues and love it. The varying opinions really come down to what vegetables you are using with the spiralizer and how you prepped the vegetables. Here is a user review from a Doctor comparing the Veggie Bullet versus a manual spiralizer.

The slicer/shredder blade is a disc that flips over to perform its specific task(slicing on one side and shredding on the other side). The design issue that customers have with the slicer/shredder blade is that there is a small gap(under 1 inch approximately) between the lid and blade that caused food to not go thru the blade and would just sit on top of the spinning blade.

Overall the Veggie Bullet slicer/shredder blade is similar to other food processor and works okay but the design is not as ideal as other popular, low-cost food processors like this one or the ever-popular, full strength Cuisinart.

It is important to point out that typical food processors are self-contained and keep the ingredients within the container. The Veggie Bullet uses a design like a juicer and shoots the ingredients out the chute/spout when using the shredding or slicing blade. It is a neat idea to have a chute for a food processor but the design isn’t perfect for some ingredients.

From the tests I read, the Veggie bullet did an OK job slicing/shredding some hard ingredients like carrots, beets, and nuts. Soft ingredients like meat or cheese can stick on the blades.

For the spout, there were some comments about difficulty cleaning it because of how it is hooked downward. The hooked spout is a single piece of plastic so it can be hard to clean certain ingredients from within it.

For more in-depth details on how the Veggie bullet components are put together, below are some useful videos that show the parts up close.

Veggie Bullet Shredder Assembly 

Veggie Bullet Spiralizer Assembly

Veggie Bullet Slicer Assembly

Veggie Bullet Review

Positives: The Veggie Bullet works pretty well with spiralizing certain vegetables. The food processing works pretty well but the spout/chute isn’t perfect and you are probably better off with a proven food processor if that will be your main use.

Negatives: It is expensive at $150(some retailers have it for less with store coupons) and makes sense if you spiralize a lot of vegetables and are tired of using the typical handheld spiralizer. Otherwise, the price is high just for the slicing/shredding function. There isn’t any flexibility on speeds or thickness like some spiralizers provide. The chute is a nice idea but might have a hard time shooting out softer ingredients like grated cheese. User reviews are very mixed.

Overall Opinion: The Veggie Bullet seems like a creative idea but might be a little expensive for some and the user reviews are very mixed on its performance. The spiralizer feature is a neat idea but the results depend on which vegetable you use. The slicing and shredding function are OK and you might find them useful if you don’t already have a food processor or other similar kitchen device but could use some improvement.

If you are still undecided on the Veggie Bullet then read additional recent user reviews of the product at Amazon. The Veggie Bullet price is generally the same at all the retailers so shop at wherever is convenient to you.

Veggie Bullet Alternatives

You can certainly do the same slice and shred food processing functions with any food processor like the popular ones I mentioned above. Other food processor choices are the Oster 2-in-1 Salad Prep & Food Processor which is lower cost and has a similar chute as the Veggie Bullet but doesn’t do spiralizing. Another option is the popular Presto Salad shooter which shoots out sliced or shredded vegetables but doesn’t spiralize.

If you just like the spiralizer feature then there are other ones on the market for less and it depends on if you really want automatic or manual and if you want features like slicing thickness and number of blades. The manual spiralizers will give you more control and ability to adjust thickness.

TIP – If you already have a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, did you know that they have a Spiralizer attachment that works on all of their stand mixer models. The 2 models are: Model# KSM1APC has 4 interchangeable blades and Model# KSM2APC has 6 interchangeable blades. It has very high reviews and works well with the popular vegetables that people usually spiralize(Cucumber, zucchini, squash, apples, potatoes) but can struggle with hard vegetables like beets. It is well built and the only design issue is it is limited in the length of the vegetable/fruit that it can hold. See the links to the product models above to learn more.

For manual spiralizers, the top rated manual spiralizer is this one from OXO (It scored the highest in independent tests for performance, quality and features. Here is a thorough user review of the OXO). The second popular choice is this manual spiralizer which is slightly less expensive and performed a little poorer than the OXO one but still has 1000’s of excellent reviews.

The selling point of the Veggie Bullet is the automatic spiralizer feature but a few cheaper options to consider are the Gormia or Oster which might suit your needs.

Another option for an all-in-one type of appliance are some of the Ninja blenders that have accessories to blend, chop, dice, puree, and food prep but won’t spiralize. The popular all-in-one Ninja models are the QB1004 and Fullsize BL773co.

I hope the information in this overview helped. Please leave any questions or comments below.

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Martha

This review was very helpful. I especially liked the links to other less expensive food preparation tools.

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Noreen Stewart

Tried my Veggie Bullet for the 2nd time tonight, to make curly fries, not realizing there was a special blade for those (out of stock apparently). Not bad. I did not like the price but got an Oprah special, so that was good. The first time I made a mess of the zuchinni but it wasn’t the unit’s fault…I misread instructions. I have terrible arthritis in my hands and was unable to try the hand held and hand crank spiralizer’s, so the Veggie Bullet is going to suit my needs just fine in spite of the cost. I now need to order the other blades and the blender cup.

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HappyBulletUser

That was very thoughtful and comprehensive. Thank you. I have radiation damage from a transplant, and my hands cramp up, so this appliance is a perfect tool for me. I don’t have to turn anything over and over, and it works just like it says. When things are sticky with any of my tools, I simply soak them and they are easier to clean. I prefer this brand as I don’t have to drag out more things from the cabinets to do more jobs. I just pop on the other tool.

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Ellen Stein

I did not use the veggie bullet after I ordered it because it was too big, no place to store. However, when I went to return it, the return shipping cost $64! I am furious and will not purchase anything from this seller again!!!!!

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Ellen, Was the return cost buying the Veggiebullet from Nutribullet or Amazon ? I know VeggieBullet mentioned a shipping and restocking fee for returns but they don’t say what that restocking fee is. Amazon is usually very reasonable/simple for returns.

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Gloria Palladino

Extremely helpful and informative. Like the comparison shopping!

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    Anna Powell

    Thanks for the feedback Gloria. I try to provide reviews like I would want to read when I am researching something specific to buy.

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Sally

It seems as though you have not actually used this product so I don’t understand how you can actually write a review. Am I wrong? Was I receiving your writing incorrectly?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Sally. As mentioned I like Nutribullet products after using them for years and people asked me about the Veggie bullet so I researched it extensively. I already have a spiralizer and various kitchen appliances that did similar that I decided I didn’t need the Veggie Bullet. I think its convenient for certain vegetables but the reviews are mixed for performance.

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      Rebecca Korematsu

      I did buy from the retailer website and got multiple FREE discs for ribbon cuts, angel hair cuts, and udon cuts, besides the standard spiralizer spaghetti size cut. I used it to spiralize zucchini, green papaya, parsnips, carrots, cucumber ribbons, and made cauliflower rice. Like any appliance, it takes time to learn how to use the Veggie Bullet. Also bought the special bowl that fits under chute and shoestring fry blade. I had a hard time spiralizing carrots because they were smaller. Helps if the veggies are not cold straight from the refrigerator. Zucchini spiralized perfectly on the first try. Parsnips were really good. Green papaya was a lot of prep work, but is even when preparing by hand. Cucumber was very easy, needs to be drained. When using shredder function, make sure chute is dry otherwise food sticks. Before you publish a review, I suggest actually trying to use the appliance. I am really glad I got the Veggie Bullet, huge improvement over my hand-held spiralizer.

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Diane Scarcelli

I received this as a Mother’s Day gift, by choice. This was expensive and broke after 2 uses. Very disappointed in product, and will never buy any of their products again. There are much less expensive alternatives to choose from that will last.

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    Anna Powell

    Wow Diane, sorry to hear about your experience with the Veggie Bullet. I appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback.

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Anna Rossi

I was disappointed that only one spiralizing blade comes with the VeggieBullet, disappointed again that all of the additional blades are out of stock on their website. The bullet works well for spiralizing, which is all I wanted it for. It is much easier to use than manual ones, and the feed tube has two pushers which made it easier to use different sizes of vegetables.

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Lawrence

My mom recently bought one and we used it to spiralize potatoes and yams with good results. There is not much to say about the machine other than it works, so I’ll list the some things you should be aware of:

– The spiralizer blade leaves a 3/4″ slice of food that you have to remove manually.
– There is a different lid for the spiralizer and the shredder and there is only a faint clear marking on one side stating it can only be used with the spiralizer blades. The first time I accidentally used the the shredder lid with the spiralizer blade and the blade kind of “caught” and cut a chunk of plastic from the inside of the lid. At least the plastic is quite sturdy so there is no structural damage. If you don’t lock the lid down correctly, the blade and literally jump out.

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Mike

Really was excited to get it, disappointing. The size of both shredder and spiraller are too fine, there should have been another blade and spiraller blades another size up, provided.
It just works. If there were choice of sizes in blades it would make it a bit better.
May be the manufacturer may provide blades a size up in the future for sale.

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    Anna Powell

    Thanks Mike for the comment. I agree there are a couple design improvements that could really help the Veggie Bullet perform better.

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Mike Lebon

Could do with another bigger sized blades for variety

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Alix

Spiralizer makes a mess of carrots and sweet potatoes. Easily wasted a fourth of each vegetable because it gets caught between the blades and the lid. At no time is a long string produced. Way too much work.

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Sue

Bought a veg bullet today my spiral vegetable noodles came out very small what am I doing wrong ( they were not long noodles

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Sue, what vegetable were you spiralizing? It helps if they are cooled/refrigerated so they don’t break apart.

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Dorothy

THIS is the WORST appliance every… Messy, vegetables don’t fit in the feeder, no matter how you slice them. Slicing is a joke. chopping… NO… vegetables get stuck in the small slicing device and the bowl… JUST a waste of money… Hate it!!!

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rupinder

I bought this appliance the worst mistake ever the blade did not work as suggested the price to return is too much so I ma stuck with it really bad advertisement not that easy at home.

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Debby

Just purchased one for Father’s Day but it doesn’t DICE and that is what he really wants it for. Will the company come out with a blade for dicing?
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Jan McGaughy

Just wanted to share with you a good point I saw made on one of your information adds. I watched a girl use your Veggiebullet then cover everything and put it away in the refrigerator. It was what she said next that really impressed me. She said that was going to be enough food for 3 or 4 people or more.
Do you know how many people would have said that was for one person. Glad to know there are people out there with common sense.
For this I will try your product.

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