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The NutriBullet Balance is one of the most unique blenders currently on the market. With its own Bluetooth Smart Technology feature that allows you to connect your smartphone to your blender, the NutriBullet Balance can offer you a level of technological advancement never before seen in a blender. Not only that, but the Balance offers great levels of performance too, and is much more than just a novelty piece. Though there are probably better blenders out there in terms of versatility and convenience, the NutriBullet Balance provides above average blending capabilities with a unique twist, justifying its $120-140 asking price.
NutriBullet seem to have formed a reputation for producing some of the best-looking blenders on the market, and the NutriBullet Balance is no exception to that. With dimensions of 5.5 x 5.5 x 15 inches, the Balance is quite a streamlined blender that just oozes quality from its appearance. The black stainless steel exterior just adds to the fantastic aesthetic that the NutriBullet presents. As quite an attractive looking blender, the NutriBullet Balance should fit nicely into your kitchen environment. While the NutriBullet Balance is quite slim, it is probably heavier than you would imagine it to be. Weighing 12.45 pounds, the Balance is certainly not the lightest blender in the world, and it could be quite inconvenient having to move the blender around constantly.
However, since the NutriBullet Balance is very easy to hold thanks to its streamlined design, it shouldn’t be too challenging when you have to move the blender to somewhere else. The Balance also has an insulated matte base shell, showing that it’s a much more durable appliance than many people will give it credit for. The NutriBullet Balance does come with a 1-year long warranty that protects you in the event that your blender turns out to be faulty. While a 1-year warranty is a good thing to have, there are many blenders that offer a much longer warranty and give your product a lot more security.
Of course, the most notable feature of the NutriBullet Balance is its Bluetooth technology that allows you to connect your Android or Apple smartphone to your blender. By installing the NutriBullet Balance app, you can track the ingredients that you are putting in your blender and can sync with other fitness apps to give you nutritional information on everything that you put in your blender. This feature is unlike anything we’ve ever seen from a blender before and gives you much more of an insight into the food that you put into your blender on a day to day basis. As long as you can take the time to fully commit to using the app for all of its benefits, you could see amazing results once you start tracking your nutritional intake. For this reason, the NutriBullet Balance manages to stand out in a class of its own compared to the majority of other blenders that are not as multi-modal and dynamic.
In terms of actual blending performance, the NutriBullet Balance performs at a good level and works much better than many other blenders. With a motor powered by 1200W, the Balance is as strong and powerful as many of the best blenders on the market today. The NutriBullet Balance can produce beautiful, lump-less smoothies with great texture on a consistent basis, and thanks to the immense durability of the NutriBullet Balance, you will not feel as if you need to upgrade to a new blender anytime soon. Unfortunately, the NutriBullet Balance does not have a pulse mode that allows you to merge your ingredients before you begin blending. While this is a useful feature seen in many of the very best blenders, the NutriBullet Balance makes up for the lack of a pulse mode thanks to the immense power of its 1200W motor that can easily blend a wide variety of different foods.
Ease of Use
For the most part, the NutriBullet Balance is a pretty easy blender to use. The Bluetooth technology seen in the NutriBullet Balance is not particularly difficult to set up and use. However, it can be somewhat of a lengthy process, especially if you just want to get on with your blending. On the other hand, the blender itself is very easy to use and can be operated very quickly. There is only one button on the NutriBullet Balance; an LED power button which illuminates in a glowing blue once the blender has been turned on. One really helpful and convenient feature of the NutriBullet Balance is the anti-slip suction legs that are found on the bottom of the blender. An annoying fault of many blenders is that they tend to move unnecessarily when you’re trying to fill the blender. These legs ensure that the Balance always stays in its place while it is still on the countertop of your kitchen, making it easier for you to fill your blender without having to worry about it moving for no good reason. In terms of cleaning the NutriBullet Balance, you’ll find that the only elements that require cleaning are the cups and the blending blade. The cups and lids are all top rack dishwasher safe, while the blade must be cleaned manually. However, cleaning should not take too long, and you should be able to clean everything thoroughly in just a few minutes. Like most other NutriBullet blenders, the NutriBullet Balance is a rather loud appliance. Nonetheless, the Balance is not noticeably louder than other similar blenders.
All in all, the NutriBullet Balance is an effective blender that manages to stand out from the crowd thanks to its implementation of smart Bluetooth technology. While its powerful 1200W is successful in creating great smoothies and other blended products, that alone does not justify the Balance’s $120-140 price tag. However, if you’re looking for a blender that not only works fantastically well and is very convenient to use, but also has some state of the art technology flowing through it, the NutriBullet is a great option that you should seriously consider.