Nutribullet Pro 1000 Blender Review
Nutribullet has been updating their product line with new models and designs in 2020 and 2021. One of those models is the new NutriBullet ZNB30100Z Pro 1000 blender.
In this review, we explain what is new with this blender, how it differs from other Nutribullet models, and if we would recommend it compared to other blenders on the market including the popular Nutribullet 900.
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Nutribullet 1000 Overview
The Nutribullet 1000 integrates the designs of past models with the proven “bullet” blender shape and upside down wide-mouth cups but uses Nutribullet’s new blade and locking designs with a slightly more powerful motor.
The main difference in the new jar design is the threads are on the inside so that it overlaps the blade assembly. The new extractor blade has only 4 prongs with a different design than Nutribullet’s prior 6 prong extractor blade.
This Nutribullet Pro 1000 Model ZNB30100Z blender comes with:
- 1000 watt motor base
- 24oz cup
- 32oz cup
- 2 to-go lids
- 1 “easy-twist” extractor blade
- Simple recipe book.
The cups are made from BPA-free Tritan co-colyester plastic and are dishwasher safe. The 4-prong blade is made from stainless steel.
As the name indicates, this model is powered by a 1000 watt motor which is a lot of power for a 24 or 32 ounce container.
The final design change for the new Nutribullet Pro 1000 is the drivetrain. You can see in the comparison picture below the difference in the motor drivetrain for the Pro 1000 versus the popular Nutribullet Pro 900 and how the jar locks in.
This Nutribullet blender is simple to use. Just screw the blade onto the jar and twist the blade onto the motor base to start blending. You can twist it on/off if you want to pulse or just leave it on to blend to desired consistency.
You should never blend more than 1 minute to prevent overheating. After 1 minute of blending stop it and wait 1 minute before restarting the blender. Don’t use hot liquids or carbonated liquids as the Nutribullet 1000 does not have a way to release pressure while blending since the blade is screwed on tightly.
Due to Nutribullet’s blade design, you should never blend without liquid in the Pro 1000 blender. If you plan to crush ice cubes then you must do so with a little water as it can damage the blade.
The Nutribullet Pro 1000 has plenty of power and the new blade design works fine for blending smoothies and recipes that use enough liquid. It doesn’t have the extra flat blades of the old extractor blade design which I find useful for grinding seeds and nuts and milling flours.
With this blender, you can puree soups, dips, green smoothies, milkshakes, and blend pretty much any drink you can dream up. It is not designed to blend hot ingredients, thick recipes, or dry ingredients.
Nutribullet Pro 1000 Review
Positives: The new shape of the blade assembly provides more grip for unscrewing the blade from the jar compared to older Nutribullet models.
The blending performance is good and it has plenty of power for blending difficult ingredients like root vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fibrous greens.
Negatives: I did see numerous complaints on Nutribullet’s website from users about this model breaking within the 1st year. I found this model to be loud yet some reviewers feel it is quieter than prior Nutribullet blenders.
One of the factors that affects noise levels with Nutribullet blenders is the age of the blades. The company recommends replacing your easy-twist extractor blade every 6 months (depending on use) or as needed for optimal performance. After 8 years of using Nutribullet blenders across multiple models, I personally don’t replace my Nutribullet blades anywhere near that frequently but over time the noise from the blade can get louder when spinning at high speeds.
The new 4 blade design removed the integrated flat milling blades that were part of the prior Nutribullet extractor blade. I personally prefer the older 6 prong extractor blade design as the integrated flat blades work great for dry ingredients like milling rice flour, grinding flaxseed, and crushing nuts.
Overall Opinion: The Nutribullet Pro 1000 is a solid blender that uses the proven designs of Nutribullet’s most popular personal blender models. I didn’t notice any real performance difference in the 1000 watt motor versus the Nutribullet Pro 900 watt motor.
The main feature change of the new 1000 model is if you dont have strong grip strength then you will really like the new design for the blade which is easier to hold and unscrew compared to past Nutribullet models.
Product build quality is similar but the new design for locking the jar/blade onto the motor is built with 100% plastic which could result in issues in longevity. It is still too early to see any user feedback trend regarding durability for the new design versus prior Nutribullet design.
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Compared to Other Similar Blenders
Nutribullet 900 vs Nutribullet 1000 Pro
As mentioned above, the most obvious difference is that the Pro 1000 model uses Nutribullet’s new 4-prong blade design and the blade screws onto the inside of the cup rather than outside of the blending jar like on prior Nutribullet models.
Also Nutribullet changed the shape of the blade base so it is easier to hold while unscrewing from the jar. The final visible new design change on the Pro 1000 with the way the jar/blade locks onto the motor base as the company removed the spring loaded tabs that the old jars would lock into.
I have used the popular 900 Pro for many years and always found it to consistently work with little issues and it is simple to use. I don’t have a reason to change to the 1000 Pro unless I had a hard time unscrewing the jar of the 900 Pro.
Nutribullet 1000 vs Nutribullet Select
I’ve reviewed the older version of the new Nutribullet Select and the new Nutribullet Select 2.0 (Model # ZNB30200Z ) is similar but integrates Nutribullet’s new blade and jar design.
The Select 2.0 essentially uses the same 1000 motor base as the Pro 1000 that we have discussed above but adds touch-button controls for extract, low speed, high speed, and pulse. It also changed the 32 ounce jar to a top loading 32 ounce pitcher.
I don’t see a big need for variable controls for a 32 ounce pitcher. Variable controls are more useful for full-size blenders where you are performing a wider range of tasks. Whereas, on a personal blender you typically are just making smoothies, frozen drinks, and the occasional chopping so you only need a single puree speed and the ability to pulse(on/off) for dicing and chopping.
Answers to Common Questions
Question: Is the Nutribullet 1000 compatible with components from other Nutribullet models ?
Answer: This blender uses the new blade and jar design so it is only compatible with the newer models like the Nutribullet Combo and Nutribullet Select 2.0 jars and blades.
Question: Is this blender quiet ?
Answer: Honestly, no. There are differing opinions on if this model is quieter than previous Nutribullet models but I didn’t think so. With a 1000 watt motor operating at over 20,000 RPM’s I wouldn’t expect this blender or similar blenders with this power to be quiet. Over time the blade can get noisier so replacing the blade helps.
Question: Can you grind beans like coffee beans ?
Answer: Nutribullet doesn’t recommend blending dry ingredients in this blender. Although I haven’t had any issues you can but the impact from the hard beans will scratch the plastic and dull the blades.
Question: What is the warranty on this blender ?
Answer: 1 year limited warranty for defects. Doesn’t cover normal wear and tear.
Question: Where can you purchase replacement parts ?
Answer: Nutribullet and Amazon.com sell official replacement jars and blades for this blender.
In summary, the new Nutribullet 1000 Pro blender performs very similar to the older yet still popular 900 Pro blender. Some users will like the new blade assembly design which is easier to unscrew when the blade gets tight on the jar, but other than that there isn’t much difference in the newer model.
Nutribullet is still our favorite brand of personal blenders and this new model integrates the company’s proven “bullet” design with some updated design features.