Salter NutriPro 1200W blender
● very powerful blending
● produces excellent, silky-smooth smoothies
● easy to clean
● a bit noisy
● accessories require quite a lot of storage space
Star rating: 4.5/5
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We found that the Salter NutriPro 1200 blends powerfully and consistently to make a great smoothie. In fact, the drinks produced in our testing were up there with the silkiest we’ve tasted while compiling our smoothie-maker reviews.
Setting up and using the NutriPro 1200 is a breeze: just choose one of three blending cups, connect it to the six-blade lid attachment, then push down into the base unit and twist clockwise. This will start the machine blending, and if you’re anything like us, you might be slightly surprised by its power.
Using a 1200W motor, the NutriPro is more than a match for any ingredients we threw at it, including chewy dates, and crunchy peanut butter, which tends to be tricky to blend smoothly. With great power, however, comes a bit of clamour, and there’s no doubting the NutriPro is quite noisy.
The instruction manual is nicely laid out and easy-to-follow. It includes 50 basic smoothie recipes, which someone has clearly enjoyed naming – the Carrobabbage Cleanser among them.
You’ll need quite a bit of storage space to accommodate the base unit and all its blending cups and other accessories. The base unit has a reasonably small footprint, relative to its capabilities (powerful smoothie-makers are often large), and there’s the option to wind some of the power cable around the unit’s feet, if there’s too much slack.
While the NutriPro is, on the whole, a simple and straightforward smoothie-maker, one feature that does mark it out is the inclusion of two storage lids, which can be used to seal drinks inside the blending cups, so they can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
We reckon this could come in handy for users who want to make the most of the NutriPro’s power, using it to blend smoothies in large batches.
The results produced with the NutriPro were up there with the best in our testing. We used it to make a date, banana and peanut smoothie, and we were thoroughly impressed with the velvety-smooth texture of the drink achieved in under a minute’s blending.
Another plus-point is the selection of blending cups included with the NutriPro. These proved robust and watertight, and we found the 800ml cup to be particularly useful when making smoothies for two or three people at once. The wide openings of the cups made them easy to clean with a sponge, too. The base unit is smooth-surfaced and simply designed, which makes it a breeze to wipe clean.
Salter NutriPro specifications:
Blend capacity: 1l
Blade type: 6-blade array
Weight: 4 kg
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This review was last updated in June 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.