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NutriBullet NBR-12 Blender

 
Approximate retail price:
$100
Summary: This NutriBullet personal blender was fair in overall performance, and has
  • push down controls
  • plastic jar
  • removable blade
  • 2.25 cup capacity
  • 1 claimed speeds
  • and a food chopper
  • Dishwasher safe
  • a 1 yr warranty.
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Type: Personal Blender
About - NutriBullet NBR-12

The NutriBullet NBR-12 is part of the blender test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender models like the NBR-12 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Icy drinks (Smoothies):
Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.

Convenience:
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.

Puree:
How well the blender pureed soup.
Features & Specs - NutriBullet NBR-12
info Glass jar No
info Plastic jar Yes
info Stainless-steel jar No
info Removable blade Yes
info Controls Push Down
info Pulse No
info Jar weight (lbs.) 1
info Height (in.) 14
info Dimensions (in.) 5.3 x 6.3
info Accessories 2 blades, 1 short cup with handle, 1 short cup, 2 resealable lids, pocket nutritionist, cookbook, 2 comfort rings
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User Reviews - NutriBullet NBR-12
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Weak Design
1/10/2015
Pros
Cons
Contaminates Drink
Best Uses
Comment:
I used the product 2 to 3 times per week. I didn't realize that the manufacturer recommends replacing the emulsifying unit for $13 every 6 months. If you don't, the seals wear out and the unit puts bearing grease into your drink. After about a year of light usage, I began getting a brown spray on the inside of the drive unit. The seal on the ball bearing was shot and drink and grease were mixing into the drink and out the bottom. Can you really be confident the emulsifier will last 6 months, or will you get a bad one and be eating grease early.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
had two nutri blenders both broke
10/13/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Cons
Not Powerful
Best Uses
Small Kitchen
Comment:
had two of these blenders both broke with in six months bought the ninja 900 and its fabulous.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
I have returned 2 of them
9/1/2014
Pros
Easy To Clean
Cons
Complicated Controls
Poor Pitcher
Rafael
Unstable
Best Uses
Drinks
Comment:
I have spent lots of bananas in returning the nutribullet to Bed Bath and Beyond.The machine lacks lots of precise engineering.There is room for improvement.As it is today I am going bananas trying to engage the motor in. the switch is faultynningLeaks because the cups are flimsy too thin of material.However if you are lucky to have themotor running is wonderful
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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