NutriBullet NBR-1201 Review

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Updated May 23, 2023
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Are you looking for a blender to make smoothies or simply a drink to make your diet healthy? Well, to make all that a whole lot easier, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is here with a design that is both powerful and compact. You even get a recipe book, which includes not only smoothie recipes but also dinner plans, as well as an entire 6-week transformation plan. And so, with all that at a pretty affordable price, less than that of the Oster Versa Pro, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 may just be the best blender you can get right now.

Why We Like It – NutriBullet NBR-1201

Making your life a whole lot healthier and easier at the same time, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is one of the best blenders you can get right now. It comes at a pretty affordable price and with 12 pieces, all of which fit together seamlessly to blend everything you may need to blend, ranging from nuts and seeds to ice as well. And with a fairly compact design, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 won’t take up much space in your kitchen or counter whilst still providing you with all the functionality you may need. So if you are looking for a great portable blender, look no further. We also have a guide on the best budget blender if you want to save some money.

  • Pretty powerful blending
  • Compact and easy-to-place design
  • Easy to use, wash and store
  • Can be a bit noisy
  • Blades and base can’t be washed in dishwasher


Starting with the motor itself, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 comes with a 600W motor, which, although less powerful than the NutriBullet 1200-watt, will easily power both the milling blades and the extractor blades, both of which are separate parts, to cut through seeds, stems as well as ice. Along with that, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 comes with a total of 12 different parts starting with the base, the two motors, one large cup, two shorter cups, 1 handled lip ring, 1 regular lip ring, 2 lids, a pocket nutritionist as well a manual which is also a cookbook. That’s a whole lot, and they all come together to provide you with the best blending experience.

For two more 600-Watt models by this brand, check out the NutriBullet Superfood Nutrition Extractor NBR0601 or the NutriBullet 600W. Additionally, you can check out even more options from them with our guide on the top Nutribullet models.

Firstly to start with how it all operates, you take everything you want to mix into the cup you need, the tall one or one of the short ones, up to the given maximum mark. For the ingredients, you can simply use the cookbook, which includes everything from tasty milkshakes to healthy smoothies.

You then attach the milling blade or the extractor blade onto the cup, after which you simply push down the cup, upside down, into the base. To start the blending, simply push it down, slightly twist the cup clockwise, and let the blade do its work. Both the milling and extractor blades operate to use a cyclone motion, drawing the ingredients towards it with time, and it doesn’t take much time ranging at max to about 30 or 45 seconds, even with ice cubes.

Once the blades are done cutting and mixing down everything, simply untwist the cup, and the blade will come to a halt. After that, you can take out the cup and either pour it down into a glass for drinking then and then, or if you want to keep it for later, simply use one of the lids to cover it up and store the cup.

There have been certain reports of ice causing the BPA-free plastic to get scratched, so try to make sure you don’t cross the maximum limit marker, as it can also cause a spill.

Aside from that, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 also makes for easy cleaning as the cups are completely dishwasher friendly. However, you have to wash the blades with just water as they aren’t. And for any instructions on specific recipes, the cookbook contains everything ranging from dinner and sandwich recipes to a 6-week plan, as well as a journal for your note-taking. This, like the recipe book provided with the much more expensive Ninja Professional Blender BL610, will make blending new healthy nutrients into your diet a whole lot easier.

Overall, it’s fairly well built and easy to use, but if you encounter an issue, make sure to use the short but still usable 1-year warranty that is provided. As for compatibility with other blenders, you cannot use any parts from the NutriBullet Magic Bullet High-speed blender mixer system.


With the base measuring to be 5.3 x 8 Inches and weighing about 3.6lbs, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is more than compact enough to be placed on your kitchen counter without taking up much space. It also comes with a 145cm power cord which provides a decent amount of flexibility with moving it. There are no buttons on the design itself, thanks to the simple twisting mixing method, thus giving you a pretty great exterior design. However, this does limit the NutriBullet NBR-1201 in terms of functionality, unlike the Blendtec Total Classic Original Blender and the Oster Blender Pro 1200 Blender with their adjustable buttons.

Besides that, with its grey exteriors and solid materials, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is a nice and functional addition to your kitchen countertop.


Priced at about $50, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is much less expensive than the Oster Blender Pro 1200 Blender as well as the NutriBullet Pro. It is comparatively much more affordable and living up to its price with a good amount of power, functionality, and a solid and durable design, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is a great blender with great value. However, if some parts do tend to be damaged, as many customers from amazon com have reported, make sure to take advantage of the short but functional 1-year warranty.

NutriBullet NBR-1201 Wrap Up

While it may not have as many adjustable options as the Oster Blender Pro 1200, or be the lightest blender out there, with an easy-to-use method, a great cookbook and recipe with a transformation plan as well as a good amount of power, blades, and cups when it comes to blending itself, the NutriBullet NBR-1201 is an amazing blender you can get right now for a pretty good value.