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    Default Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Ok...here's today's silly question from me.

    I'm thinking of getting the Nutribullet to puree the heck out of my food post op...however, I see the Baby Bullet - and what draws me in are the different kind of serving containers...pint size just like my new tummy will be, really convenient size for portion and travel. I don't know why I can't make up my mind on this.

    Anybody else consider this or am I nuts?

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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    I like the nutribullet and it has different size containers as well. I think it has a higher speed motor which is what I really like since it really purees the hell out of stuff. as time goes on you can make veggie protein smoothies with it and you can drink more of those over an hour or so later on so the extra size of the nutribullet comes in handy. I can drink a 12 ounce smoothie now and it would suck if I were limited to the size of a baby bullet.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Great question and not silly. I'm going to have to look into that as well. My daughter asked what I wanted for my bday soon.....maybe I will ask for one of these!


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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    I have the Nutribullet. I found it was a pain in the ass when trying to puree small amounts food. I was having to stop, unscrew the bottom, stir the food, screw the base back on, puree for a second, so on and so on. After a week of that I switched to a Ninja blender my sis got me. I like it a lot more than the Nutribullet..I just need to lift off the lid, stir and continue blending. I have to say though I looked twice at the Baby bullet



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Someone on this site posted all you needed to purée food is a small $20 food processer from Walmart or Target.. I think the brand was Black-n-Decker.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by jarnols View Post
    Someone on this site posted all you needed to purée food is a small $20 food processer from Walmart or Target.. I think the brand was Black-n-Decker.
    That's cool. Cheap and if it works, that's ok :-)

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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    I contemplated getting a Baby Bullet for the same reason you mentioned. Those tiny containers, lol! I have a regular Bullet, and a QVC one that I have used to death. Motor still works, but just say the plastic containers have really done a number and several have already gone to the landfill.

    I decided against it because I have the ones listed above, a Vitamix, a mini KitchenAid chopper and a full size KitchenAid food processor that has a mini bowl attachment. And a KitchenAid mixer that has a wisk and beverage stirrer and a cordless hand mixer. Enough gadgets for someone who does not cook!

    I made homemade soups (sometimes in the Vitamix, yummy), ate yogurt and cottage cheese and lived on protein drinks during the short time I was on pureed foods (a week or two). Also had a couple jars of baby food meat.

    What do I use the most??? The $7 blender ball container! I noticed the Bullet tends to put a lot of air in the protein drinks, so they would have to settle first before drinking.


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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    I looked at the baby bullet and just did not think it was worth the price for the short time on puréed. I have had my bullet and just us it even though it is a pain.
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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    I used my food processor that had been thrown on a shelf in the pantry for years--that $20 Black and Decker! It worked perfectly. I pureed chicken with my soups and pureed meats. It was perfect.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvinator View Post
    I like the nutribullet and it has different size containers as well. I think it has a higher speed motor which is what I really like since it really purees the hell out of stuff. as time goes on you can make veggie protein smoothies with it and you can drink more of those over an hour or so later on so the extra size of the nutribullet comes in handy. I can drink a 12 ounce smoothie now and it would suck if I were limited to the size of a baby bullet.
    Practicality speaks! I am focusing too much about the short term instead of something that works down the road as well. thanks Marvin.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by Think View Post
    I contemplated getting a Baby Bullet for the same reason you mentioned. Those tiny containers, lol! I have a regular Bullet, and a QVC one that I have used to death. Motor still works, but just say the plastic containers have really done a number and several have already gone to the landfill.

    I decided against it because I have the ones listed above, a Vitamix, a mini KitchenAid chopper and a full size KitchenAid food processor that has a mini bowl attachment. And a KitchenAid mixer that has a wisk and beverage stirrer and a cordless hand mixer. Enough gadgets for someone who does not cook!

    I made homemade soups (sometimes in the Vitamix, yummy), ate yogurt and cottage cheese and lived on protein drinks during the short time I was on pureed foods (a week or two). Also had a couple jars of baby food meat.

    What do I use the most??? The $7 blender ball container! I noticed the Bullet tends to put a lot of air in the protein drinks, so they would have to settle first before drinking.
    Ahhhhh....so it's not just me. so glad. I can always buy small containers if I need them, right?!

    You bring up a great point about air in the drinks. I wish I had enough counterspace for all the machines you mention. I know Vitamix has a good rep, but not sure I want to invest that kind of money.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by jarnols View Post
    Someone on this site posted all you needed to purée food is a small $20 food processer from Walmart or Target.. I think the brand was Black-n-Decker.
    thanks...I hadn't seen that before. Will check it out.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Thanks very much, Kenson. I take it that any puree has to be perfectly smooth?


    Quote Originally Posted by kenson View Post
    I used my food processor that had been thrown on a shelf in the pantry for years--that $20 Black and Decker! It worked perfectly. I pureed chicken with my soups and pureed meats. It was perfect.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    What I'd like to try is a manual baby food grinder/mill. They cost about $7 at Target and Walgreens. And they are designed to do only small amounts of food. I've never used one but I like the idea.



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    Default Re: Nutribullet vs Baby Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by jarnols View Post
    Someone on this site posted all you needed to purée food is a small $20 food processer from Walmart or Target.. I think the brand was Black-n-Decker.
    Agreed - this is what I used. It was a small food processor - black-n-decker. My mom brought her ninja but it was only used to mix up my cream soups for the full liquid portion of the diet. Purees was all my black-n-decker. We used it so much that we just left it on the counter. I didn't put it away until week 7.
    That said, my husband bought me a nutri-bullet for Christmas. It's still in the box. Instead, we use our Omega juicer to get in my veggies and fruit. I had a problem finding a vitamin that didn't make me puke. Well, we finally found a liquid one but it tasted so horrific I couldn't take it without gagging. My husband had the idea of using the juicer we already had to make me fresh juice and put the vitamin in it so I wouldn't taste it. It worked. He juices every morning for me. One large fuji apple, one carrot, and one kale leaf mixed with the vitamin and I'm good to go. YUM!



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