NutriBullet is known for its extensive catalog of powerful blenders. From compact and portable units to full-sized options, there’s a model for every need. The NutriBullet Rx, for instance, is a powerhouse unit with a large capacity and hands-free operation. Over the years, it’s become a favorite in kitchen countertops across the country. The NutriBullet Pro, on the other hand, is one of the brand’s best-sellers. Popular for making smoothies, the corded blender now comes in an upgraded 1000-watt option. Between these two units, which should you get?
NutriBullet Rx vs Pro Comparison Chart
The NutriBullet Rx is a large unit that comes with more components than the compact NutriBullet Pro 1000.
In terms of design, the NutriBullet Rx looks like a bigger version of the NutriBullet Pro+. You get a large, pod-like black and gray body docked on a solid plastic base. Its transmission, on the other hand, is a mix of metal and plastic. The Rx’s base comes with suction cup feet, adding to the height of an already tall blender. Nonetheless, the unit’s footprint is quite small.
Meanwhile, the NutriBullet Pro 1000 follows the template of the brand’s personal blenders. It’s almost an inch taller than its predecessor (the Pro 900) but remains small and compact. Instead of a seamless body, however, the Pro 1000’s blade lid features dents and curves. The unit also comes in a dark gray finish only.
On the Rx, you get a power button on the side and G-button to change blend modes. In contrast, the Pro 1000 doesn’t have a control panel. To activate the blender, you simply lock in the cup and twist it to start blending.
Cups and Accessories
Speaking of cups, the NutriBullet Pro 1000 comes with two — a 32 oz and a 24 oz cup. Both are made from BPA-free plastic and are top-rack dishwasher-safe. They’re also locked into the Pro 1000’s motor base upside down.
With the NutriBullet Rx, you’re getting three types of cups. The main one installed is the 34 oz SouperBlast pitcher with a vented, two-piece lid. It’s the key component to the Rx’s claim to fame of heating cool ingredients to a soup-like temperature. You also get a 45 oz oversized cup and a 24 oz short cup.
Outside of the jars, the Rx comes with a Stay Fresh Lid that provides an air-tight seal. NutriBullet includes a blade remover and cleaning brush as well. If you opt for the NutriBullet Pro 1000, you’re only getting 2 To-Go lids.
Power and Speed
NutriBullet’s RX is a more powerful and versatile unit than the NutriBullet Pro 1000.
NutriBullet’s Rx is built on the idea of power. Here, you’re investing in a 1700-watt blender designed to process more than just smoothies. It comes with a four-point Extractor blade, two of which are angled slightly upwards and the other two downwards. In terms of speed, the Rx delivers up to 30,000 rpm.
On the other hand, the smaller NutriBullet Pro 1000 offers an upgrade from the Pro 900. The numbers on their model refer to wattage and should tell you where the difference in the Pro units lies. With its new motor base, the Pro 1000 can reach speeds up to 21,200 rpm. It also uses a four-point Extractor blade but one set in an easy-twist lid.
NutriBullet emphasizes that both blenders are made for maximum nutrient extraction from your ingredients. For the most part, they achieve this goal. Owing to its size and motor power, however, the Rx can do much more. Unlike the Pro 100, the Rx crushes ice better. In SouperBlast mode, the blender can also heat ingredients to 70ºF to make soups.
Ease of Use and Care
These NutriBullet blenders are easy to operate and clean.
Compared to full-sized blenders and food processors, these NutriBullet units are easy to use. After all, they only have a single blending speed. There’s no pulse feature either. However, the Rx does have a dedicated mode for smoothies and another for buttons. Switching between the two is simple, and you only need to press the G-Button accordingly and check its indicator light.
Cleanup should also be a breeze. Because the blades come with a lid, they can be detached from the blender’s body for easy washing. As mentioned in the Design section, the cups of the Rx and Pro 1000 are also dishwasher-safe. NutriBullet also adds a blade remover and cleaning brush on the Rx, which should ensure your safety when cleaning the component.
If you want to make smoothies, the NutriBullet Pro 1000 is a solid buy. However, if you want the ability to crush ice, make soups, or larger batches of smoothies, the NutriBullet Rx is better.
Choosing between the NutriBullet Rx and NutriBullet Pro 1000 comes down to your preferences. For users who simply want to make smoothies, the Pro 1000 should suffice. It’s a solid upgrade from the best-selling Pro 900 and remains hassle-free to operate. For something more versatile, the NutriBullet Rx is a better choice. The large-capacity blender has more power for crushing ice and a heating function for making soups.
It isn’t recommended to add hot ingredients to the NutriBullet Rx when making soups. The blender operates by heating cool ingredients instead.
The NutriBullet Pro 1000’s blade simply needs to be rinsed with soap and water.
NutriBullet’s Rx takes about seven minutes to process ingredients in SouperBlast mode.
Yes, you can. However, NutriBullet shares that the Pro 1000 is not intended to be used without liquids. This also applies to the blender when used as an ice crusher.