From the people who gave us the Magic Bullet and the NutriBullet range comes the Veggie Bullet. In a world where “zoodles” and cauliflower rice are as trendy as anything, the Veggie Bullet seems to be a very valid appliance indeed.
It shreds, slices, chops, and spiralizes with various blades and a 500-watt motor. There are certainly some great features and uses, but there are also some issues to be aware of too.
Is the Veggie Bullet really worth the money and space? Is it easy to use? Is it too fiddly? What are the most common reasons for the low review scores?
Table of Contents
- What’s Interesting About the Veggie Bullet?
- What Do Other Customers and Reviews Say?
- Can You Make Fries With the Veggie Bullet?
- What Do You Get With It?
- What are the Technical Specifications?
- How Do You Use It?
- How Do You Clean It?
- How Does it Compare to Other Models?
- Are There Other Replacement Parts or Accessories?
- What’s the Warranty?
- Verdict: Is This Food Processor/blender for You?
What’s Interesting About the Veggie Bullet?
The most interesting thing about the Veggie Bullet is that it's designed and intended for slicing, chopping, and processing veggies and cheeses for meal prepping purposes.
This is opposed to other blenders and processors which are intended for blending and blitzing smoothies, drinks, other pourable creations as well as chopping the odd veggie.
It's definitely a machine for people who have a very specific need for preparing veggies quickly and in great quantity. Otherwise, you'd just use a chopping board and a knife, surely?
What Do Other Customers and Reviews Say?
The review section doesn’t paint a particularly great picture of the Veggie Bullet. There is a higher proportion of negative reviews than we typically see blenders (spiralizer or not).
What did customers find so wonderful, and what did others find so terrible?
Encourages more veggie eating: many customers who were happy with the overall performance of the Veggie Bullet commented that their daily veggie intake increased greatly, helping with specific weight and diet plans.
Great for spiralizing: the spiralizing feature is definitely very popular among happy customers and positive reviewers. They have found that spiralizing carrots, zucchinis, and other veggies is easy and produces a great result.
Too many parts/bulky: a popular comment in the negative review sections is that there are too many parts, making assembly and clean-up too cumbersome. With this comment, the bulkiness of the Veggie Bullet also comes under fire. Some customers have found that it’s too clunky and large, making storage a bit of a nuisance.
Not easy to clean: while some customers have said it’s very easy to clean, many have said the opposite. Unhappy customers have found that the clean-up is too complicated and messy, with too many parts to deal with.
Can You Make Fries With the Veggie Bullet?
Yes, there is a blade for the special purpose of making shoestring fries. The Veggie Bullet Shoestring 5mm Fry Blade Slicer has been designed to chop potatoes and sweet potatoes into fries. The fry blade doesn’t come with the Veggie Bullet set, you have to purchase it separately.
What Do You Get With It?
In the box, you will receive:
- The power base (500 watts)
- 2-piece pusher (to press the food down the chute)
- Shooter set (the part that screws onto the base which houses the blades and veggies, and a lid with a spout that spits the shredded food out)
- 2-in-1 shredder/slicer blade for grating and slicing
- Spiralizer base
- Spiralizer basket
- Spiralizer blade
- Spiralizer lid
- Recipe book
What are the Technical Specifications?
|Power (watts)||500 watts (some retailers state a 350-watt power base, but the manual says 500 watts)|
|Special features (i.e. variable speeds etc.)||
|Color||Silver, clear, and black|
Dimensions & Weight
|Size||16.3 x 9.5 x 13 inches|
How Do You Use It?
- Assemble the parts you want to use, i.e. the shooter with the shredder/slicer blades, or the spiralizer basket and spiralizer blades
- Pass the veggies/cheese/cold meats into the chute and press down with the pusher
- The sliced/grated food will spit out of the shoot
- Disassemble the machine, rinse the parts to remove leftover veggie “bits” and residue. Either pop the parts into the dishwasher or scrub them with a brush and hot, soapy dishwater.
How Do You Clean It?
According to many negative reviews, the Veggie Bullet is not so great when it comes to clean up. Lots of customers have mentioned that there are far too many parts to wash, even after a short prep session. It does seem a little cumbersome when you consider that there are bowls, lids, chutes, and blades to clean. This is common for most food processors, so it’s not necessarily a specific Veggie Bullet fault.
The parts are all dishwasher safe, as long as they go in the top rack. The manual recommends that each blade and part should be rinsed and gently scrubbed after each use, to make sure nothing dries or sticks.
How Does it Compare to Other Models?
Veggie Bullet Vs Kitchenaid Food Processor KFP1333CU
- The Kitchenaid Food Processor is far more expensive than the Veggie Bullet. It's a high-end machine.
- The Kitchenaid is similar to the Veggie Bullet in the sense that they both have a motor base, a bowl, a slicing blade, and a shredding blade
- The Kitchenaid does not have a spiralizing blade, but it does have a dough blade and multipurpose blade which the Veggie Bullet doesn’t have
- The Kitchenaid has two-speed buttons and a pulse button, the Veggie Bullet doesn’t have buttons, it simply has a Power(on/off) button
- They both have very similar customer ratings, with around 47% in the 5-star section and 27% in the 1-star section
The Kitchenaid is more expensive, but it is more of a multi-tasker with a dough hook and regular food processor blades, as well as disks.
Veggie Bullet Vs. Kitchenaid Spiralizer Attachment
- Two very different machines: one is an attachment which protrudes from an R-shaped stand mixer base, and one is a complete package with a more traditional food processor design (base, bowl, blades, lids)
- The Kitchenaid Spiralizer Attachment fits onto all Kitchenaid stand mixers, which means you need to either buy a Kitchenaid stand mixer, or have one already
- The KA Spiralizer attachment attaches to the mixer base, and peels, cores, slices, and spiralizes fruits and vegetables, by “skewering” them onto the attachment and uses the power from the mixer base to spin, chop, or core the food
- The Veggie Bullet and KA Spiralizer Attachment are only similar in the way that they come with different blades for different tasks
- The KA Spiralizer Attachment costs almost as much as the Veggie Bullet
- The KA Spiralizer Attachment is very highly rated, unlike the Veggie Bullet
If you’ve got a Kitchenaid stand mixer, then yes, I would definitely get the spiralizer attachment, it works well and has lots of handy functions.
Veggie Bullet Vs. Magic Bullet
- The Magic Bullet is a bullet blender, which means it has a power base, bullet blades, and bullet cups. Whereas the Veggie Bullet has a base, blade disks, bowls/baskets, and chutes. (You can get a little bullet cup for the Veggie Bullet, for making sauces)
- The Magic Bullet is cheaper than the VB by quite a lot.
- The Magic Bullet doesn’t spiralize, but it does chop, blend, grind, and whip
- The Magic Bullet has a wattage of 200, the VB has a wattage of 350
- The Magic Bullet can make shakes and smoothies, which can be taken on the go in the bullet cups with flip-top lids. The Veggie Bullet can’t do this.
It all comes down to the spiralizing and slicing. If you are dead-set on spiralizing, then the Magic Bullet won’t do. But if you need something small, compact, and able to grind coffee, chop salsa, and blend guac, then the Magic Bullet might be just the one.
Veggie Bullet Vs. Ninja Precision Food Processor with Auto-Spiralizer
- The Ninja Precision Food Processor is a two-in-one package with a power base, a food processor, and a spiralizer. You can make dough, blend, chop, grind, puree, basically anything a regular food processor can do. You can also spiralize veggies
- The Veggie Bullet doesn’t have the regular food processor abilities which the Ninja has
- The prices are similar, with the Veggie Bullet a little more expensive
The Ninja has more versatile features, with everything a food processor offers, as well as a dedicated spiralizer. In my opinion, the Ninja is a little more attractive to look at and seems more compact.
Veggie Bullet Vs Vitamix A2300 Ascent
- The Vitamix A2300 Ascent is a regular blender, as opposed to a food processor. It has a large pitcher and base with 10 speeds and a pulse button
- The Vitamix A2300 doesn’t have a spiralizing feature, but it can chop veggies
- The Vitamix A2300 is more versatile than the Veggie Bullet. It blends smoothies, makes frozen desserts, nut butters, and blend hot soups
- The Vitamix is far for expensive than the Veggie Bullet
Well, they are very different. If you are in need of a new blender and you have a big budget, then a Vitamix blender is a very fine choice. Otherwise, I would stick to your current blender and settle for a knife and chopping board for your fresh veggie chopping needs.
Are There Other Replacement Parts or Accessories?
Yes, you can buy all of the replacement blades on Amazon, including:
- Thick slicer blade
- Angel hair blade
- Ribbon blade
- Udon blade
- 5mm shoestring fry blade
- Snowmaker blade
You can also get the Veggie Bullet 4-piece replacement blender cup, blade, and lid on Amazon. It’s a little bullet cup with a bullet blade so you can blitz sauces and dips with your Veggie Bullet base.
And lastly, you can also buy the Veggie Bullet Deluxe Upgrade Kit. This includes 2 custom-fit bowls, 2 custom-fit bowl lids, 1 blender cup, and 1 blender cup lid.
What’s the Warranty?
1-year limited warranty
Verdict: Is This Food Processor/blender for You?
To be perfectly honest with you, I would say that the Veggie Bullet is well-meaning, but not a necessity in your kitchen. Unless you are constantly spiralizing, grating, and slicing large amounts of veggies and you don’t mind a cumbersome clean-up process, then sure, consider it. However, I would say that your regular food processor can do most of what the Veggie Bullet can do if it comes with various blades.
You can also find smaller, more affordable spiralizers on the market if you’re a zoodle fanatic. It just seems a little too fiddly to me, especially when you can slice through a pretty decent volume of veggies with a good old knife and chopping board if you lend an extra couple of minutes to the meal prep time allocation.