Today, the blender market is very vast, encompassing several brands, functions and styles. You can see the advent of multi-functional systems that not only blend but also grate, shred, chop and grind.
Two of these multi-functional blenders are the Vitamix 5200 Series blender and Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Blender.
The Vitamix 5200 Series blender is a medium-sized blender that shows versatility due to the 10 speeds it offers.
The NutriBullet blender, on the other hand, offers diversifies its functions with different containers.
Let us look at the main parameters that set these blenders apart.
Apart from the above-mentioned striking differences, let us see how these blenders differ on other fronts.
The Vitamix 5200 Series Blender works on a massive 1500 W of power. This is far in excess of the power used by the Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series blender, which is rated at 900 W.
This rating makes the Vitamix an extremely powerful machine which can chop, grind, blend and shred all kinds of foods with ease.
This stems from the fact that the sharp blades of the blender are spun with immense force and speed helping it to slice through food easily.
The Vitamix 5200 Series blender comes with standard blending blades which are fixed at the bottom of the pitcher. These blades are sharp and made of stainless steel.
They are fixed in place and cannot be removed. There is a ‘Tamper Tool’ available to aid the blades in blending the mixture.
This tool can be inserted from the spout to push food down towards the blades in order to mix tough mixtures better.
The NutriBullet Pro 900 Series blender’s blades also resemble a standard blender and are made of stainless steel.
Stainless steel blades are resistant to corrosion by most food materials. Since these blades are attached to a cap which can be removed, they are very easy to clean. You can pop these cap-lip attachments into the dishwasher.
The NutriBullet Pro 900 Series blender comes with two identical sets of blades which are termed as ‘Extractor Blades’.
The Vitamix 5200 Series has a tall pitcher of 64 oz. or 8 cup capacity which makes it a large sized container. This is good to serve a medium or large family.
The pitcher has embossed markings that indicate the capacity at each point. There is a maximum limit for filling, indicated on the pitcher. Filling beyond this might lead to leakage.
The pitcher has an opening to allow you to insert the Tamper Tool and mix the ingredients by hand too during the blending process. These containers are made of a polyester (Tritan) which does not contain the toxic compound bisphenol-A.
Moreover, Tritan is very strong which makes this container shatter-proof. You also have the option of purchasing another container of 32 oz. capacity for dry blending, like blending grains.
The Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series blender is packaged with three types of cups- colossal, short and tall.
There are two tall cups in the package along with one each of the colossal and short cups. These cups are made of BPA-free plastic which will save you and your family from the toxic effects of BPA.
There is a ‘Flip-top to-go lid’ provided with the cups which allows you to seal your drink and take it along with you. You can also sip through the opening that can be opened and closed with a flip lid.
The base of the Vitamix 5200 Series blender has a heavy duty and non-slip motor base. There is a dial to navigate through the 10 speeds offered by this appliance.
There are switch buttons to toggle between On/Off modes and High/Variable speeds. The base is available in three colours- Black/Onyx, Red and Platinum.
The base of the NutriBullet is much smaller than the base of the Vitamix blender. Both bases are sturdy so that the blender does not topple over during their high-powered blending operations.
Both the NutriBullet and Vitamix blenders have containers with markings that show you the maximum level up to which food should be filled to prevent leakage.
In this regard, the Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series blender is superior to the Vitamix 5200 Series blender since it has removable blades which allow you to clean the parts better.
You can pop the lids with the blades into the dishwasher too.
In this regard, the Vitamix 5200 series blender is superior to the Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 series blender since it offers a warranty of 7 years while the latter only offers it for 1 year.
In this regard too, Vitamix blender is better than the Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series blender since it offers the options of returns and refund for 1 year.
The charges deducted from your refund depending on the time you return it. However, the NutriBullet has only a 30-day return policy.
The Vitamix 5200 Series blender and the Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series blender offer similar functions like blending, chopping, shredding and grating but several features set them apart.
The Vitamix blender is much more suited to professional environments since it is more heavy duty, has a high power usage, has a greater capacity and many more speeds than those used at home.
The NutriBullet, on the other hand, is much more suited for household cooking since it is smaller, has an average capacity, is easier to clean and works on lower power.
When it comes to price too, the NutriBullet comes at a much more competitive price than the Vitamix blender.