Nutribullet Select Review – Is Nutribullet’s Newest Blender Any Good ?
The newest innovation from Nutribullet is the Nutribullet Select blender. As Nutribullet has done in the past, they have taken popular features from past models and integrated them into a new model and then added a few new functions to create the Nutribullet Select.
I am an experienced Nutribullet user and have written detailed reviews about all the other Nutribullet models. In this Nutribullet Select review, I will explain how it compares to other Nutribullet models and if I think it is a winner or a loser.
The Select model has the same look and design as their popular Nutribullet Pro series but the biggest difference is the introduction of variable speeds and preset programs. I believe Nutribullet saw how popular variable and preset program controls are with their main competitor, Ninja blenders, that Nutribullet realized they needed to offer that functionality to compete.
Typically, Nutribullet blenders do not have an on/off button and you would have to twist the jar to stop the motor. With the Nutribullet Select you can just turn the control knob to off. The change in controls is really the main differentiation of the Select model versus other Nutribullet models.
Nutribullet Select Controls
With prior models like the Nutribullet Rx, Nutribullet LEAN, and Nutribullet MAX, the company introduced its Autocycle blending program which is an all-in-one blending program that you don’t really have control over.
The Nutribullet Select is a smart addition for Nutribullet because consumers like having more control over what they are blending. The variable speeds allows you to quickly adjust for what you are blending and the three blending programs (Pulse, Blend, Crush) can provide the hands off blending for specific tasks.
- Pulse is for chopping/dicing where you don’t want to purify.
- Blend is for liquefying ingredients like soups and smoothies.
- Crush is for crushing ice and making frozen drinks.
I didn’t like the Autocycle all-in-one program on the other Nutribullet models, so the controls offered by the Select are an nice improvement and well thought out.
Nutribullet Select Performance
The Select model offers 950 watts which is in the middle of their other models in terms of power. The popular Nutribullet Pro has 900 watts and works well for blending. The other models are the Nutribullet LEAN (or Max) which both have 1200 watts and the most powerful is the 1700 watt Rx model.
Based on experience, the 950 watts that the Nutribullet Select offers is plenty of blending power for the 32oz Colossal jar that comes with this model.
When comparing any blender, it is important to understand what capacity is being blended relative to the blender power. If you have a large 60oz+ jar like on a typical countertop blender then you are going to want a more powerful motor to handle that much volume versus a small 32oz jar.
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Nutribullet Select Features
The Nutribullet Select offers the same accessories that are available on their other models.
The item that I like the most with the Nutribullet select is the 28 oz pitcher. It is nice that you can add ingredients through the top of the pitcher like a conventional blender. This is great if you want to add more liquid or ingredients to a smoothie or soup after you have already started.
Whereas, other Nutribullet blenders use their standard jars that you have to turn upside down to blend which means if you want to adjust a recipe then you have to unscrew the blade each time. (Side note- The standard jars work great but its a nice to have the versatility of the top loading pitcher). Up until now the pitcher was only available with the larger Nutribullet Rx model which I don’t like as much.
Nutribullet Select comes with:
- 1 extractor blade
- 28 oz pitcher with 3 piece lid – Great for frozen drinks, smoothies, and soups
- 10 Short cup – ideal for dicing and chopping nuts, dips, and salsas
- 32oz Colossal Cup – Ideal for smoothies or shakes.
- 2 lids
- User guide and recipe book
Nutribullet Select Review
Positives: Despite being new on the market, the Nutribullet Select has the opportunity to be a popular Nutribullet model with its new controls and top loading pitcher. The additional of variable speeds and preset functions allow Nutribullet to compete with Ninja Auto IQ functionality.
The 950 watts is a good amount of power for the jar size and is large enough for making meal replacement smoothies. I really like the accessories offered with this model.
Negatives: This model is very new to the market (Spring 2017) so there is not a lot of feedback from long term users or from independent testing organizations like Consumer Reports. I personally like to wait to buy a new model blender until after it has been on the market for a while to make sure there aren’t any reliability issues after initial use. Other than that I don’t have any negatives. The initial reviews are very good.
Overall Opinion: I‘ve used Nutribullet blenders for years and like them. I’ve been critical of some of their recent Nutribullet models like the MAX, but initial thoughts on the Nutribullet Select are good. It is well priced relative to competitors.
The Select really offers the best features/accessories of their other models while adding the popularity of a variable speed with Pre-programmed controls. Since it is a new model it might be a good idea to buy an inexpensive extended warranty.Click Here for Nutribullet Select Current Price