From mixing a post-workout protein shake to whipping up dynamite milkshakes, blenders can work culinary wonders. That is, as long as you never put these 16 foods in your blender.
However, NutriBullet, the producer of powerful blenders known for their ability to extract nutrients from produce, has been catching some serious flak as of late, due to a string of critical malfunction with their blenders. At least 22 people have sued the company for damages after suffering from injuries when operating NutriBullet blenders.
The specific injuries vary. Some users reported the blender’s capsule rupturing after too much pressure had built up, causing the machine’s blade to break free and cause lacerations. Others reported severe burns from heated contents of the blender hitting them after the capsule exploded.
A representative from NutriBullet released a statement to People, claiming that these incidents cannot happen if their product is being operated correctly:
“Customer safety and satisfaction are paramount at NutriBullet. Reports of blenders, which have operated normally for years, suddenly turning cool ingredients into scalding hot mixtures after less than 20 seconds of normal operation are perplexing and contrary to the hundreds of millions of uses by satisfied NutriBullet customers worldwide.”
Homeland Housewares, LLC, produces both the NutriBullet and the Magic Bullet. One of the key differences between the two popular blenders is motor speed; the Magic Bullet has a 250-watt motor, while the NutriBullet has a 600-watt motor. If the plaintiffs’ claims prove to be true, the issue seems to ultimately come down to what makes the NutriBullet stand out.