Vegetables and Fruit forum: Nutribullet vs. Magic Bullet for juicing?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 11, 2014 10:16 AM CST
Do you have one or the other? What do you like or dislike about it?
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abhege
Feb 12, 2014 7:28 AM CST
I don't juice but I am interested to find out too!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 13, 2014 5:30 AM CST
Hopefully people who have either of these will see this and respond. Ya never know. Green Grin!
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Name: Linda
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Gymgirl
Feb 13, 2014 11:50 AM CST
I have a NutriBullet and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

The NutriBullet is not a juicer, however -- it's an extractor, which means it does not separate the pulp from the juice -- it's so powerful it pulverizes the pulp finely, so it is not lost -- it is incorporated with the juice. You control the amount of "chew" you get by how long you pulse it (recommended no longer than 30 seconds total) -- I pulse mine for 10 seconds, initially, then invert the cup so the liquid moves through the remaining solids, then, continue pulsing for 20 seconds. I would NEVER run the unit continuously for more than 30 seconds at a time...

That being said, there's a WHOLE lot wrong with owning one...

First, do NOT, I repeat, do NOT purchase one online!!!! After you do, customer service is virtually non-existent. I purchased the add'l lifetime replacement plan for $26 -- if anything goes wrong with my unit, I wouldn't be able to reach anyone in customer service to ship me another one. People have posted horror stories of trying to reach online customer service -- one man waited on hold for an entire 8 hours... So, I paid approximately $150 for my Bullet online, and am "stuck like Chuck" if anything goes wrong with it -- which it will, in about 6 mos. to 2 years. That's the average life folks are reporting on the units. It starts doing wonky stuff like leaking even when filled properly, oozing oil from the bearings, and, getting louder and louder.

All this is a total pity because the unit is actually AMAZING! If they'd just fix the little bugs, and answer the phone, life would be wonderful.

That being said, they are available for purchase in stores like Walmart and Target, off the shelf.

That being said, there's a WHOLE lot wrong with owning one...

I just learned over the weekend (when I was in Target staring at the NutriBullet on the shelf, trying to decide whether I wanted to buy another one -- which I do...) that the Magic Bullet Company will honor the replacement contract if something goes wrong with the unit. HOWEVER, the replacement contract is only honored to the original purchaser -- and, guess what? They count the RETAILER as the original purchaser -- so, when you purchase it from Walmart or Target, you are considered the (wait for it........................................................................) SECONDARY purchaser, and the replacement contract is null and void...be sure to discuss the replacement contract with the store before you purchase one off the shelf.....I could be wrong...

That being said, there's a whole lot RIGHT with owning one, at least while it's working...

►It's compact in your kitchen -- very small, unobtrusive footprint
►It's MORE POWERFUL than the Magic Bullet -- it pulverizes nuts, berries, carrots, etc. totally & quite easily
►It's fast, quick, and easy to blend your stuff -- I use mine almost exclusively to make green smoothies. It pulverizes the pulp and skins of fruits so well your smoothie is smooth (except if you don't consume it right away, and the pulp separates from the liquid -- no matter -- just blend it again for a quick 10 seconds and viola! it's all blended smooth again!
►It's a quick and easy clean-up -- wash the cup and rinse the blade in 10 seconds
►It works, while it works

It's a pity they won't fix the bugs, offer an honorable replacement contract, and stop hiding when you're trying to reach them on the phone... Sad

Hope this helps. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 14, 2014 5:14 AM CST
Thanks, Linda. That was very enlightening. Especially the part about the "original purchaser". Pfffft. I do think I will get a Magic Bullet. I want an extractor. I can get juice from the old Jack LaLanne machine I have but that's really not what I'm after.

Thanks again. I tip my hat to you.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
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Gymgirl
Feb 14, 2014 6:43 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Feb 14, 2014 7:10 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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