Nutribullet Question and Answer Guide 2018

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. (This post is continuously updated)

November 2017 Update – There is recent news of a lawsuit from some customers who experienced injury using the Nutribullet. The company says it is from misuse. Currently nothing has been concluded, there are no recalls, and retailers are still selling Nutribullets.  I still use a Nutribullet blender but I want our readers to be aware of this update.

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 which I discuss in this post.

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, visit our 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. See answer to question above for more details.

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.

I have a detailed post comparing Magic bullet vs Nutribullet blenders.

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.

Visit our post listing our favorite Nutribullet weight loss recipes .

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.

Some of the newer Nutribullet models are OK such as the Nutribullet PRIME 1000w System(small update to 900 for similar price as 900) and Nutribullet Select blender with controls but we still prefer the simple but effective 600w or 900w models.

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, look into one of the popular smoothie blenders in this post.

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. Related article: Hemp 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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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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      Tom Johnson

      Hello Anna, my name is Tom Johnson and I received the NUTRiBULLET, Magic Bullet as a gift. I did not get a user guide with the gift. As simple as it seems I can’t make the device work. There is no on/off switch and nothing happens when I assemble it and plug it in. I have contacted the the company several times by phone and the customer service agents have all told me they would email me the complete user guide. None of them have responded so I just don’t know what else to do. If the unit is defective, so be it, but I can’t tell. I found the owner company to be Capital Brands LLC so I am going to try to contact them to see if they can help. At this point however, with no promised response from the customer service agents I am about to give up. Thanks!

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        Anna Powell

        Hello Tom, here is a link to the Magic Bullet guide. You just twist the jar into the tabs on the motor base and it will blend.

        Magic Bullet customer service # is 1-800-523-5993 can help you if you still have problems.

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      anya west

      This is the exact question for which I needed an answer. Thanks!

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      Bav

      What should I do to prolong the life of my Nutri Bullet? I heard that liquids spill out of the lid and the rubber circular part falls out into the smoothie I would make.

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        Anna Powell

        Hi, Just follow the directions in the manual and you should be fine. I suggest hand rinsing out the blade and jars immediately after use (I don’t put my Nutribullet accessories in the dishwasher as I feel the high heat can wear out the parts quicker).

        You shouldn’t have leaks if you are properly filling it and putting the blade on tightly. If you get a spill just unplug and wipe out quickly.

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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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Rodrigo

Hello, I bought the Nutribullet RX and put some veggies with some water (not all the way up to the max line) and after the automatic 1 min cycle it came out warm, is that normal? I’m sure I didnt activate the soupblaster cycle.

Thanks

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Rodrigo. Yes ingredients can get warm if there is friction in any high powered blender.(Vitamix can turn raw vegetables with cold water into hot soup).

    You can use less veggies per amount of water or prep the ingredients more(cut them up into smaller pieces) to reduce the friction.

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      John Erasmus

      I have the same problem with the RX (it’s heating room temperature liquids when not on a soup cycle). I tested it with tap water alone and it heats it to about 40 – 50 deg celsius in a 1 minute cycle. Is this normal or should I return the product?

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        Anna Powell

        Hi John, all blender will warm up ingredients through friction. The Rx is pretty powerful so if you blend long enough them yes the ingredients would warm up. If you blend long enough the tap water could warm up but that should not occur typically with normal blending cycles. I would call Nutribullet about it. 1-800-523-5993

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Jagi

Do I need every time to fill up the cup with liquid up to max line? Can I fill up less then to the max line?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Jagi, No you do not need to fill Nutibullet cups to the max fill line. You do want to use enough liquid to properly puree the ingredients but I typically use 1-1.5 cups of liquid which is not the max fill line. The type of ingredients you use will also effect now much liquid you need. Just follow the nutribullet recipes and then decide if you prefer less liquid after you try them.

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Juliano

I bought a Nutribullet ‘600 series Magic Bullet’ on 19th October 2017. it is important vital buy because I am trying help my elderly mum who has a combination of diseases regain health. I have noticed an improvement since I began giving her smoothies in the morning. BUT to my horror there is already a leakage. It is underneath in the gully surrounding the black rubber thing on the underside underneath the blades. VERY difficult to clean away. What would you do if you were me. I have been reading some other Nutribullet users online using various models over a time period with the suggestion Nutribullet has a major design fault…?? But my question is, i NEED a blender, what should I do?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Julian, We haven’t experienced any leak with the 600 and in the past I did see some comments about a slight leak but from not tightening enough or overfilling. If it is leaking out the bottom of the blade assembly where the blade spins then that sounds unusual so I would try contacting Nutribullet https://www.mynutriliving.com/contact-us or return it.

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Tone Farout Cawthorn

Hi guys, would be OK to heat blended vegie soup in a Nutri container in a microwave at a low temperature. Regards Tone ???

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    Anna Powell

    Hello, No do not use Nutribullet jars in a Microwave. You don’t want to weaken the strength of the plastic in a microwave.

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Jerome bland

Thankyou i was looking for what blade to use with what.

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Jerome, You can use the Extractor blade for everything. Nutribullet makes 2 blades but only provides the extractor blade with every model. The main blade is the extractor blade which comes with all their blenders and can do everything. The Milling blade only comes with the 600 model and it has 2 flat blades for blending flours, nut butters, spices, and nuts. As the Nutribullet blenders models got stronger in power (compared to the Nutribullet 600) the extractor blade was able to handle most of the tasks of the Milling blade.

    If you look at the design of the Extractor blade you will see that 2 of the 4 blades are bend down and flat as that is replace the need for the milling blade.

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Natasha

Hi there,

I have the nutri bullet 1000 watt which i purchased a couple of months ago. I absolutely love it, but thought it stopped blending on its own. I have left it max for about 30 seconds, but then I start to smell a faint burning overheated rubber smell, so I quickly stop it myself. I haven’t had the guts to continue blending just in case.

Is this normal?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Natasha, I would call Nutribullet as I would be careful if you smelled burning especially after only having it blend 30seconds. (It would be different if you blended too long and it caused it to overheat). Their customer # is 1-800-523-5993

    You could also try just blending with a little water in the container as a test to see if it does it again.

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Annalize

Is baby nutri bullet efficient to use for my 4 months old baby

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Ashleigh Baya

Is it safe to use the nutribullet after the contents (I.e milk) have leaked through the base?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Ashleigh it should not be leaking every time you use it. If so I would get a new blade base or talk to Nutribullet. Some people have experienced a slight leak from overfilling. You should wipe out the liquid from the motor base first before using again.

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Sue Ramsaur

My brand new Nutribullet Lean leaks all the way through the bottom of the machine as well as inside where you put the cup. Some days it does not grind everything up into pure liquid. Also, the button does not turn blue when I push it.
Some days it works perfectly and I truly love this machine but other days, not so much 🙁

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Sue, sorry to hear about your experiences. I would refund it if possible or call Nutribullet and ask for a replacement blade to fix the leak. Personally I prefer the 900 Pro model simply because it doesn’t have any automated blending program and I can just control how long I blend for.

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Michael

Turned on my NutriBullet 1000 for the 1st time this morning, the blades rotated a few times in a pulsating fashion & now there appears to be no power going through.
We have checked the socket & all is ok (kettle works)
Guess we will have to return to the seller for a replacement / refund ?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Michael, sorry to hear about your problems. Is it the Nutribullet Prime 1000 that you experienced problems with or another model from Nutribullet with 1000 watts ?

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Karen

I was using a friend’s Nutribullet 1200 series magic bullet. After blending, i t was difficult to detach the cup and blade combo from the motor section. When I did that, I found that the rubber seal had detached and was wrapped around the blade and broken. Luckily, it seemed to be all there but I need to replace it for my friend. I would rather just buy a new blade than put them to the trouble of trying to insert a gasket, presuming I can find one in Australia. I can’t find any info on whether blade sections are interchangeable. ie how do I buy one I know will fit?

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Karen, I did write about Nutribullet replacement parts(here is link to that post) but most are through Amazon.com in USA because Amazon sells authentic parts directly from Nutribullet. For Australia, your best bet is probably buying it directly from Nutribullet through their website especially the blade to make sure it is properly made for safety. Sorry I can’t be more help but I am not familiar with the retailers in Australia for Nutribullet parts.

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SHAWNA McGowan

How do I remove the handle from the Colossal Cup to place on blade component? It won’t come off

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    Anna Powell

    the handle that is attached to the lip ring just screws off….you can try submerging in warm water to see if it help loosen it up.

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Koola Price

Hi i suffer from diverticulitis which means i cant eat anything with edible seeds and edible skins.. and i was just wondering if the nutri bullet crushes all edible seeds and skins that are in fruit and vegetables ? Thankyou

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    Anna Powell

    Hi, the Nutribullet 900 does well at pureeing and generally does fine with fruit seeds like blackberries but it might not be to the fine consistency that you need for your specific health concern. You might be better off with a very high speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec which blend to the finest consistency as measured in most blending tests using a mesh sieve strainer. See our Vitamix guide for more details.

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Jerry seeley

My nutrabullet stop working what could be the problem

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Jerry, What model do you have ? Do the lockdown tabs engage/disengage properly when you twist the blade/jar onto the base ?

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Eduardo Robles

Can I grind salt in the Nutribullet

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    Anna Powell

    The grinding blade works well for that(grids flour, herbs, coffee, and rock salt). The flat grinding blade is included with the Nutribullet 600. I would assume the standard Nutribullet blade that comes with the Pro 900 and other models with 900+ watts would also grind salt well too but I haven’t tried.

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PJ

Hi, I have noticed that when I hold the blade assembly in my hand and try to turn the blades from above or below, it is very hard to turn. Is this normal? Am I risking burning out the motor because of excessive resistance?

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    Anna Powell

    Hello PJ. I am not sure which model you have but the blade should turn easily without resistance. Try running it under some hot water to see if it loosens up. Otherwise I would get a new blade. (Nutribullet suggest replacing blades every 6 months if you are using it daily). We wrote a guide to Nutribullet Replacement Parts if you decide to get a new blade.

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Werner

Can you avoid all the air in my nutri bullet smoothies

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Werner, It would be hard to do so as the space in the cup is needed to allow the ingredients to move around.

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Tadas

Does more watts mean more noise? Is the 900 series louder than the 600?

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    Anna Powell

    Generally yes the more power the louder the blender. The noise difference in 900w vs 600w is not huge but noticeable.

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PETRINA HEWARD

Hello Anna,
I have the 600 and love it to pieces. It works absolutely wonderfuly well. Occasionally there has been a little seepage but that is usually human error not the machine.
However when doing green smoothies using kale or similiar hard veg the result can have more bits than is palatable. Should I add water up to the max line to avoid this?
I do not necessarily want to upgrade to a more powerful model but perhaps a larger cup allowing for more fluid may make a difference.
Thank you

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Petrina, The 600 can struggle with finely blending tough ingredients like Kale or Celery. You should put those ingredient into the Nutribullet cup 1st so that they blend last when the cup is turned upside down. This is because you want the blender to have a strong vortex when it get to the last ingredients so it blends them better. The max size cup on the Nutribullet 600 is 24oz because that correlates with the power of the motor. Yes, more liquid can help the blending. You want to have a strong vortex in the middle so if you find that that the smoothie is too thick and it doesn’t have a strong vortex then stop the blender and add more liquid.

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Sally Clark

My nutri bullet seems to heat my smoothies its worse with the small cup

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    Anna Powell

    How long are you blending for? It should be less than 60 seconds.

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Carmela M Fucci

I have a Nutri Bullet Select, I went to make a smoothie and the tall cup would not go down into the motor when I pressed down and twist the cup into the motor. How do I fix this?

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    Anna Powell

    Are your tabs in the motor base blocked up with anything. Try pushing them down with a butter knife. You can wipe them with some rubbing alcohol or vinegar if they ever start to stick from use or dried food.

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Beryl Davies

can i use blackcurrants in my nutri bullet.

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Bill

How long should I run the motor before it burns out?

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    Anna Powell

    In the instructions, Nutribullet says not to run the blender more than 60 seconds continuously.

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Julius G Wright

the 1200 watt model sucks at grinding dry thing like coffee beans. it sucks down beans under the blade and never grinds them. need a milling blade but cant find one.

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    Anna Powell

    Sorry to hear that Julies. Yes the blade design of the 1200 (LEAN or MAX models) have a different blade vs the prior popular models. The traditional Milling blade that comes with the Nutribullet 600 or 900 Pro extractor blade both have the flat blade which works better for milling or grinding dry ingredients and will work with the 1200. Nutriliving sells those blade on their website.

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Scott lebars

Do you need to oil any part of the nutribullet after using it for awhile?
Mine is very, very noisy like it needs to be oiled.

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    Anna Powell

    You shouldn’t need to oil Nutribullet but I have seen some Youtube videos about people taking it apart and replacing parts. It probably wouldn’t purt to add a little lubricant under the motor spindle(where the blade connects to the motor)

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Bernice

I purchased the nutribullet a few years ago and it stopped working shortly after. Can i get a discount for the updated version of the nutribullet balance?

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    Anna Powell

    No Bernice, once you go past the 1 year warranty you are on your own. You can try Nutribullet customer service and see what tell you. 1-800-523-5993

    I like the inexpensive extended warranties on Amazon when buying Appliances like blenders to have that extra protection.

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Becky

Hello Anna so I have a RX last 3 times I have tried to make a smoothie the cup comes completely loose and all of the ingredients spill all over everything any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

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    Anna Powell

    I am not sure Becky. Do you use the Rx tool to tighten the gasket ? (The Rx is the only Nutribullet model with that tightening wrench). I would ask Nutribullet, here is their customer service # 1-800-523-5993.

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Kim

Can you use the cups in the freezer

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Kim, Nutribullet suggest that you don’t use NutriBullet cup in a freezer (not sure if it is because it impacts the safety of the plastic over time). Your smoothie should be transferred from the cup to an to appropriate freezer-safe container prior to freezing.

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ed sweeney

i would like to know if the nutribullet balance app is fully accessible to the blind?
i got the iphone app and most of it speaks with voice over. but all the buttons say is button.
but because i don’t have the nutribullet balance i can’t find out if the ingrediance will speak when you are filling the bowl.
i don’t want to buy it and find out i won’t be able to use it.
thanks for info.
i got no reply from the company.

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    Anna Powell

    That is a really great question Ed. I don’t think so but I don’t know. I would call Nutribullet, they are pretty good about answering questions. Here is their customer support # 1-800-523-5993

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Eads

Just got the Nutribullet Balance… Do I always need to use ice when making a smoothie? For instance, Spinach, Frozen Mango Chunks, Banana (fresh), Vanilla Yogurt & Coconut Oil. I ask because when I get this smoothie made in our work cafeteria, they always use crushed ice & use a Vitamix blender but is ice always necessary for my Nutribullet Balance?

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    Anna Powell

    Hi, No you don’t need to use frozen ingredients and Nutribullet is specific about limiting the amount of ice as it impacts wear and tear on the blender blade (It will say in the instructions). Nutribullet balance has a enough power to blend frozen ingredient but don’t overdo. Personally I will sometimes use frozen berries or frozen fruit but I never use ice cubes in a Nutribullet.

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Amanda

Can I leave out veg and just use fruit, yougurt an liquid

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    Anna Powell

    Sure Amanda, I leave out veggies sometimes when I make a smoothie for my kids. You can make smoothies however you like. Depending on the ingredients you might have to adjust the amount of liquid needed.

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Lynda

We have 2 nutra bullets in the house. Both are not working – seems to be an issue with the push down/motor sensor. Any suggestions. Daughter and I have been using once a day since January 18 – didnt think they should fail so quickly.

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Lynda, that is not normal. Which model do you have specifically ? Are the spring loaded tabs in the motor base working correctly when you push the container into them

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Leanne Mcabee

My nutribullet untwists itself and opens during blending. It never did it before. Do you have any idea of the cause. I use frozen fruit, protein powder, a few ice cubes and juice or water to the fill line.

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Leanne, I have never heard of that happening. Ever. Which model is it ?

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George

You don’t say anything about the base/motor. How to clean if there’s ever a leak

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    Anna Powell

    Hello George, there is no special technique for cleaning up after a leak. I always turn my jar upside down before putting it in the base to check I have no leaks. If you do happen to have a leak just unplug the device and wipe it up. Some people might use a hair dryer if they have a serious spill. I’ve had a few leaks when I forgot to put the washer back into the blade base and I just quickly wiped it out with a towel and it worked fine. If you do ever get dried food caught in the push down tabs(where you lock the Nutribullet jar into) then you can wipe it out with a hot towel or wiping Qtips with rubbing alcohol.

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irfan

Hi,

I purchased NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Blender, 900 W, 9-Piece set from amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N39HGLD/
It comes with an oversized cup but I can not remove the top handle to use it in the blender.
When I try to remove the top plastic handle, it does not come off and I am afraid that I will break the plastic part. Is there an easy way to remove the handle ?
Thanks

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Irfan. It should just come right off. Try holding the cup upside down in a bowl of really warm water to loosen it up. I have never had that issue so let me know if that doesn’t work.

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Susan

Hi,
I am looking for an 18oz cup to fit my Nutribullet 1200. They all say will fit 600 and 900. Can you advise me please?
Also do I need a milling blade or is that part of the blade that comes with the 1200?
Thank you

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    Anna Powell

    Milling blade only comes with the Nutribullet 600 because of the 600 watt motor. The blade design on the 1200 isn’t ideal for milling because because it doesn’t have the flat blade(The popular Nutribullet Pro extractor blade has the flat blades built in so you can use as both an extractor blade and milling blade)

    The 18oz short cup should work on the max but I would double check with Nutribullet just to confirm. Here is their contact information

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Veronica

My Nutribullet has become so noisy I have to leave the kitchen when I use it. It’s about eighteen months old and is used every day. Thanks.

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Veronica, if you have more than 1 blade try each blade and see if the blender hase the same noise with both blades. The blades can get worn out so buying a new one can really reduce the noise. If you use it daily, Nutribullet suggests replacing the blade every 6 months.

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Cheralyn

Hi my nitei bullet won’t power on…. was there a dud batch. As nothing’s been spilled or has leaked … the light’s just not coming on…

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Cheralyn, Sorry to hear about that. That is rare so I would call Nutribullet directly and see if they can replace it 1-800-523-5993

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Sam

Hi, my Nutribullet is brand new and it dislodges it’s self so won’t blend. Why is this?

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Sam,
    Not sure what you mean exactly ? Are you saying the cup won’t stay locked in while blending ? Which model do you have ?

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Barbara J Daniels

Hi, I have a question. Can you use Allman milk instead of water to make your smoothies in the neutral bullet lean? Thank you for getting back to me.

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Barbara, yes you can definitely substitute in whatever liquid you like such as almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, coconut water, cashew milk, etcetera…. Just be sure the almond milk is unsweetened with no other ingredients added. Some nut milks are really processed with additives so really read the labels. Typically water is the easiest when following a weight loss or plan with smoothies so you are certain of the calories.

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elaine

can I put chunks of fresh coconut in my bullet

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    Anna Powell

    Hello Elaine, yes you can. Some people also make their own coconut milk with a Nutribullet by blending the coconut meat and straining through a nut bag.

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Dianne

My smoothie overflowed and now there is a foul odor coming from the unit. What can I do to eliminate this.

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    Anna Powell

    Hi Dianne, Typically there isn’t much you can do if the liquid dries inside. If I spill, I unplug mine and turn it upside down immediately to keep the liquid from draining down. Then I get a hair dryer to get airflow into the base. Some people will take apart their Nutribullet(there are Youtube videos showing how) but you risk the potential of damaging the blender when taking it apart.

    You can try calling Nutribullet and seeing if they have any other advice but I am not sure what else they can call you. Here is their customer service # 1-800-523-5993

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