I recently purchased a NutriBullet Pro 900 watt nutrition extractor and am enjoying drinking green drinks every morning. Here’s a link to my video review here.
However, I’ve just become aware of a consumer study by Consumer Reports, which states the NutriBullet Pro 900 is not safe. They conducted a durability test involving crushing ice in the NutriBullet — over 40 times in a row — and have encountered that the blades of the NutriBullet 900 can crack or break in such circumstances.
The makers of NutriBullet have said the machine is not a blender and not intended to crush ice and that the Consumer Reports test is a mis-use of the product. If you own a NutriBullet Pro 900 machine, you’ll notice that they recommend adding liquid to each NutriBullet blast so crushing ice without liquid isn’t a fair test, according to them.
It’s important to keep in mind that while it’s advertised you CAN crush ice in your NutriBullet Pro 900, that you might not want to rely on this product SOLELY as an ice crusher and certainly not want to use it repetitively to crush ice. Also, it is a good idea to visually inspect the blades after each and every use, even if you aren’t using ice in your NutriBullet blast. If you see any cracks or breaks in your blades, I would recommend immediately returning the model to the store where purchased.
For now, I’m going to keep my machine, but will be extra careful in checking the blades after each and every use. Thankfully, since you unscrew the blade base, the blades are in plain sight and inspecting them is relatively easy to do.
What do you think? Do you think Consumer Reports went overboard in their durability testing of this study? Do you own a NutriBullet Pro 900 model? Would you return your machine based on the results of this test? Does the test make you think twice about buying a NutriBullet 900?
~ Still CRUSHing it,