NutriBullet Juicer Pro review: we love this juicer for quick, healthy drinks
The NutriBullet Juicer Pro is a powerful centrifugal juicer with multiple speeds and all the accessories you need to start a healthier lifestyle
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The NutriBullet Juicer Pro is large and noisy, but it's a brilliant juicer for easy cleaning and effortlessly juicing even tricky ingredients.
Three juicing speeds
Comes with ice trays and to-go bottles
Large pulp tray
Efficiently extracts as much juice as possible
Great recipe selection
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The NutriBullet Juicer Pro is one of the most popular juicers on the market. Designed by the kings of the bullet blender, this centrifugal juicer puts user experience front and center. It's easy to set up, and easy to clean, with speeds and fuss-free juicing for all sorts of ingredients.
To put the NutriBullet Juicer Pro to the test, we tried a handful of its custom recipes to see how well it extracts juice from fruits and vegetables. While we did wish it came with a physical recipe book and less plastic packaging, we still think it's one of the best juicers on the market for those who want easy, fresh juice every day.
As the small appliances editor at Homes & Gardens, I've put many juicers to the test. While centrifugal juicers such as the NutriBullet Juicer Pro are widely seen as less healthy than some of the best cold press juicers, they still are perfect for making juice in a hurry and packing some extra nutrients into your diet. Here's how the NutriBullet Juicer Pro held up when I put it to the test.
NutriBullet Juicer Pro: specs
- Type: centrifugal juicer
- Weight: 7.5 pounds
- Material: plastic
- Speeds: three
- Watts: 1000
- Dimensions: 17.4 x 12.83 x 12.13 inches
- Cleaning: sieve, pulp basin, juice pitcher, bottles, and freezer trays can go in the dishwasher
NutriBullet Juicer Pro design
I've tried the regular NutriBullet Juicer, so if you're trying to decide between this and the NutriBullet Juicer Pro, here are the key differences. The regular juicer comes with two speeds, a 1.5 liter pulp container, and an 800 watt motor. The NutriBullet Juicer Pro has three speeds, a 2 liter pulp container, and the motor is 1000 watts.
The NutriBullet Juicer Pro pusher is also upgraded to dualsize, meaning it has two pusher attachments to process a selection of different fruit and vegetables.
Aside from design differences, the NutriBullet Juicer Pro also comes with some extras. It comes with a jug that can be easily fitted to the juice outlet, and has a lid to keep juices covered if you plan on storing them.
Another extra that comes with the NutriBullet Juicer Pro is a glass bottle with a handle lid. It's great for taking your drinks on the go, and I enjoyed the glass design which felt more high quality than a regular bottle.
The NutriBullet Juicer Pro also comes with ice cube trays that are perfect for freezing juices to use in cocktails or smoothies.
Unboxing the NutriBullet Juicer Pro
My first impression of the NutriBullet Juicer Pro was that the packaging was largely plastic and polystyrene, which wasn't a great start. Many of the best blenders and juicers are increasingly packaged in sustainable materials like card that can be recycled, and it would be great to see NutriBullet making this change too.
When I tested the NutriBullet Juicer last year it came with a brilliant recipe book full of juice inspiration and some ideas of what you could do to use up the leftover pulp. It was one of the things I liked most about the juicer, so I was pleased to see that it comes with the NutriBullet Juicer Pro.
I also found plenty of recipes on the NutriBullet site, which allows you to sort by the appliance you're using for inspiration.
To set up the juicer it's just a case of slotting the pulp chamber onto the base and then pushing down the sieve onto the base. You then slot the lid on top and lock it down, which makes the Juicer Pro safe to use and very sturdy. The pusher simply slots into place and you're ready to go.
Making green juice in the NutriBullet Juicer Pro
I followed the Bright Start Juice recipe on the NutriBullet Juicer Pro website to get started. It required a green apple, kale, cucumber, and lemon. The feeding chute on the NutriBullet Juicer Pro is 3-inches wide, which is more than wide enough for most apples.
The recipe still advised that the apples must be halved, and it also advised to peel the lemon. Still, this was minimal prep when compared to many juicers which ask you to peel and core apples and remove the seeds from citrus.
The instruction booklet with the NutriBullet Juicer Pro advises different speeds for different types of fruits and vegetables. It also has a guide at the back which shows the different nutritional content of any fruits and vegetables you could wish to juice.
For this recipe, I switched the NutriBullet Juicer Pro onto High speed and fed in all of the ingredients. I added the advised amount of kale, but barely any liquid came out of the juicer. It seemed like it was more shredded than juiced, which is probably because kale has very little liquid content. It would have made more sense to juice spinach, but when I fed the lemon into the chute it came out dark green, so perhaps it washed some of the juice out of the insert.
This juicer made a lot of noise. This is certainly no slow juicer, it's about the same noise level as a regular NutriBullet blender and very speedy indeed. It got through all of my ingredients in less than one minute, and despite this, there was a minimal level of foam in my pitcher once I was finished.
The recipe gave me one full glass of green juice, with minimal pulp. I used the brush to scoop out the leftover pulp and fibers from the juicer, which was moist but not wet, and rinsed off the component parts to prevent them from sticking to the plastic.
Juicing carrots and oranges
For the next recipe, I tried NutriBullet's Orange You Glad. It's got carrots, oranges, and while it asked for turmeric root all I had was ginger.
Like with the green juice, I had to peel the oranges before putting them through the juicer. Unless you're using a citrus juicer like the Smeg Citrus Juicer, I'd recommend doing this for all juicers. The skin doesn't taste very nice, and it makes the juicing process smoother.
Because it's very soft, I started by juicing the orange on low. It gave a pulp-free juice and the lower mode had minimal noise levels.
I switched onto the high speed to juice the firmer ingredients: the carrot and ginger. I didn't need to prep the ginger or the carrots whatsoever, and used the smaller pusher to juice them.
The juice was delicious and very vibrant, but it did have more pulp than the green juice. This is likely because carrot is very fibrous, but the drink was delicious.
Juicing root vegetables
The NutriBullet Juicer Pro has a Turbo mode, which is perfect for very solid ingredients like root vegetables. I made the Root Awakening juice by adding a beet, two carrots, some ginger, and a lemon to the juicer.
I was left with a thick and vibrant juice and the pulp was very dry, which shows that the NutriBullet Juicer Pro had extracted all of the juice from the ingredients I fed into it.
When it comes to juicing beets, it's best to have as little contact as possible. Its juice stains very easily, and I was worried that I'd get it on my shirt or hands. Apart from slicing the vegetable in half, I was able to avoid any major contact with it and had no stains to deal with thanks to the NutriBullet Juicer Pro. The pulp was easy enough to rinse off the inserts, and I just had to scoop it into the bin when I was done. This wasn't the tastiest juice I've ever made, but according to the recipe, it provided lots of vitamin A and C.
Cleaning the NutriBullet Juicer Pro
The NutriBullet Juicer Pro comes with a cleaning brush that's perfect for removing pulp from the strainer. I recommend doing this as soon as you're finished juicing, before any fibers dry onto the metal and become lodged there.
The other end of the cleaning brush can be used to scoop pulp out of the container and into the trash. After this, I also recommend rinsing these parts.
One good thing about the Juicer Pro is that the sieve, pulp basin, juice pitcher, to-go bottles, and freezer trays are all dishwasher-safe. You won't necessarily need to put them through the dishwasher after every use though, but it's good to have the option.
Should you buy the NutriBullet Juicer Pro?
While its packaging could be more sustainable, there's no faulting the quality design of the NutriBullet Juicer Pro. It's designed to be easy to use and even easier to clean, and the recipe book makes it easy to experiment.
As with many centrifugal juicers, the NutriBullet Juicer Pro is pretty noisy. Its three modes make it perfectly suited to even firm ingredients, although you'll struggle to get juice out of leafy greens like kale with any machine. It's a little larger than the regular NutriBullet Juicer, but the Pro does justify the higher price point with its additional accessories.
About this review, and the reviewer
Millie Fender is our Editor for all things small appliances at Future. She spends a lot of time testing everything from toasters to air fryers in her London flat, and recommending the very best ones to readers.
All our reviews are tested from home, and the NutriBullet Juicer Pro review is no exception. Millie put it to the test for a number of days with her partner for a much-needed health kick after testing air fryers and toasters for weeks on end.
Millie Fender is Head of Reviews on the Homes and Gardens Ecommerce team. She specializes in cooking appliances, such as the best kettles, and also reviews outdoor grills and pizza ovens. Millie loves to bake, so she will take any excuse to review stand mixers and other baking essentials. When she's not putting products through their paces in our dedicated testing kitchen, Millie's reviews are conducted at home, meaning she uses these products in her own day-to-day life.
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