Bullet Blender Models

There are several Bullet Blender® models for different purposes and different size samples, using microcentrifuge tubes (0 – 300 uL samples), 5 mL tubes (0.1 – 1 mL samples), and 50 mL tubes (0.1 – 3.5 mL samples).

The Bullet Blender models include:

  • Bullet Blender Lite, a lower power model with the lowest cost and works only with snap cap tubes
  • Bullet Blender Storm Pro, based upon the most popular model, because it has a more powerful motor that can handle the toughest samples and Air Cooling, which forces ambient air past your samples. The Storm Pro model works with our GATOR™ snap cap and RINO® screw cap tubes, made from an extra tough material. This model has a color graphics screen with touch screen controls.
  • Bullet Blender 5E homogenizers are versatile models that can handle samples in a range of tubes (1.5 mL snap cap with adaptor SKU:SLV1E5A, 1.5 mL screw cap and 2 mL screw cap SKU:SLV2A, and 5 mL snap cap).
  • Bullet Blender Gold+, the best model for working with RNA because it has the powerful motor found in the Storm model, works with our GATOR™ snap cap and RINO screw cap tubes, and incorporates dry ice 4°C Cooling™ to keep samples at 4°C. The Bullet Blender Gold+ models use a temperature sensor in the instrument, monitor the motor load, and use an algorithm, to control a fan to blow the right amount of air past dry ice or liquid nitrogen and then past your samples to keep them near 4°C. 

Bullet Blender Models: Microcentrifuge Tubes

(samples 0-300 µl)

The 5 mL tube models work with 5 mL tubes and with adaptors to work with 1.5 and 2 mL microcentrifuge tubes. Sample sizes can range from the tiniest samples to 1 g (or 1 mL cell culture). They include:

  • Bullet Blender 5E Pro, which has lots of power for homogenizing the toughest samples
  • Bullet Blender 5E Gold+, which is similar to the 5E Pro, and has 4°C Cooling.

The 50 mL tube Gold+ model works with samples from 100 uL – 3.5 mL, or 100 mg to 3.5 g. 

Storm Pro
24 Gold+
High Throughput- Homogenizes up to 24 samples at a time (up to 12 samples)
Range of speeds allows for gentle vortexing, vigorous homogenization, or anything in between
Can be used in temperatures ranging from 4°C to 40°C*
Can homogenize samples in GATOR™ and Eppendorf® Safe-lock™ snap-cap tubes
Can homogenize samples in RINO screw-cap tubes with purchase of gasket
Extra-powerful homogenization for tough samples
Air Cooling to keep the inside of the instrument near ambient temperature
4°C Cooling™using liquid nitrogen or dry ice
Color graphics display touch screen technology
Made in the USA

Bullet Blender Models: Larger Samples in 5 and 50 mL Tubes

(samples over 300 µl)

*avoid condensation, which will damage electronics and void the warranty.


  • Size: The Lite and Pro Series models (Storm Pro, 5E Pro) are 10 in. (25 cm) wide by 13.5 in. (34 cm) deep by 9 in. (23 cm) high.  The Gold+ models:  BB24AUP, BB5EAUP and BB50AUP, are 18 in. (46 cm) wide by 19 in. (48 cm) deep by 15 in (38 cm) high.
  • Weight: 10 to 33 lbs (5 to 15 kg), depending upon model
  • Run Times: 30 seconds to 5 minutes (15 minutes for the 50 Gold+). The Bullet Blender will automatically stop after the selected time is up.
  • Operating Temperature: 4 – 40°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5 – 90% non-condensing
  • All models are CE certified
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • 2 year warranty (extended warranties available)
5E Pro
5E Gold+
50 Gold+
Homogenization of up to 12 samples from 100 mg – 1 g (100 µl – 1 mL for animal and plant tissue, insects, dry grinding of seeds and nuts, and cell culture) in 5 mL GATOR™ tubes
Compatible with 1.5 mL and 2 mL tubes with the use of adaptors
Homogenization of up to 8 samples from 100 mg – 3.5 g (100 µl – 3.5 mL for plant tissue, insects and cell culture) in 50 mL HIPPO™ tubes
Range of speeds allows for gentle vortexing, vigorous homogenization, or anything in between
Can be used in temperatures ranging from 4°C to 40°C*
Air Cooling to keep the inside of the instrument near ambient temperature
4°C Cooling using liquid nitrogen or dry ice
Color touchscreen graphics display
Made in the USA

The Bullet Blenders are very reliable and basically maintenance free. However, we understand that some companies prefer to purchase Annual Maintenance Programs for additional peace of mind.

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Three tubes with unhomogenized mouse femur.
Three tubes with homogenized mouse femur.

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