Vegetarian/Vegan

Nutribullet: the Real Low-Down on This Glorified Blender

When the company first sent me a Nutribullet for review, I unpacked it with excitement and immediately started loading the tall, bullet-like plastic cup with kale, carrots, ginger, berries, and a bunch of other produce I had in the crisper. Instead of reading the instructions, I followed the lead of the brightly colored pictures on the box and the handbook, dumping in chunky vegetables and fruits until the contents reached the top of the extractor cup.

My failure to read turned out to be a mistake. I figured out how to screw the blade-equipped cover onto the tall cup and lock the vessel onto the base, allowing the blending process to start. But the contents barely shifted, let alone liquified, and I started to detect the scent of burning plastic as I continued to watch the frustrated blades whirring inside the cup. This is because I neglected to add any water, I discovered when I became confused enough to crack open the instructions booklet. When I did add the liquid and blended again, I ended up with a concoction that was about as tasty as you might imagine. The Nutribullet, it turns out, does not have the power to make liquified ginger, berries, and carrots taste very good.

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Camille Lamb
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