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180 of 184 people found the following review helpful.
Works well, but not for all foods
By D. Satow
I received my Magic Bullet set as a gift, after coveting it for rather a good deal of time(love that informercial!). After owning it and using it, I still love it, but I did have to adjust my expected values a bit.
It works wondrous for soft foods. It is great for making dips, sauces, marinades, salad dressings, tapenades… It is great for blending soft foods, for making emulsions, whipping cream… I have made great hummus in my Magic Bullet, as well as chicken salad. You get the idea.
It also makes an EXCELLENT coffee grinder!
What it does not do is work like a normal feed processor, in that it can not routine harder foods. Raw vegetables are a no. Also, forget crushing ice! Those mugs that come with the set are a cute idea, but they are useless. You cannot make a frozen drink with the Magic Bullet because all it does is throw the ice around in circles.
So, If you want a real feed processor, do not buy this one. If you want a light-weight and little processor that is great for soft foods and liquids (and grinding coffee beans), then you can’t go faulty with the Magic Bullet!
72 of 74 humans found the following review helpful.
A Great Little Blender
By M. K. Blue
According to the Amazon data base, I purchased the Magic Bullet in March. It is hard to believe that I’ve been using this blender at least twice each day since. I have applied it mainly as a “frozen” drink maker–some would call them smoothies, I call them meal alternate drinks. I have likewise ground coffee beans to an espresso grind; made pesto, salad dressing, and use it to mix the wet ingredients for my seitan.
What I have learned: the heavier ingredients need to go into the cup original and then the lighter ingredients, whatsoever they are. When making pesto, this means that the nuts go in first, followed by the cheese (especially if you are using a chunk of cheese as opposed to shredded) and then the basil. If you are using olive oil, it must genuinely go in last. The reason for the importance of the order is that the blade, while it is put on top of the cup, is genuinely the bottom of the blender. Putting the heavier ingredients into the cup original aid insure smoother blending action. The only time that the heaviest item ought to not go in basi is when it is sticky: nut butter, molasses, etc.
When I make pesto, I leave it in the cup and use the “storage” lid. I have found that it keeps very nicely for with regards to a week.
What I do not recommend: While grinding coffee beans was successful, I was a bit concerned when it comes to the motor burning up. It may be because I was grinding the beans to an espresso grind rather than a drip–as they show on the infomercial. I also do not commend grinding huge quantities of cheese. Truthfully, it is questionable as to whether it is rapidly and without delay than using a box grater. I have also tried to grind medications and calcium tablets. It takes a very long time and the pills never genuinely got powder smooth. They also stay “stuck” to the bottom of the cup when blending into a drink.
Advice: remove the gasket for cleaning. When using berries, the seeds may slip underneath the gasket and cause a mess. Also, when using the Magic Bullet for mixing anything with oil or fats, I commend washing it in the dishwasher (top shelf). I had no luck cleaning the “grease” out; nonetheless when blending just when it comes to anything else, it is very easy to clean with just water and a drop of dish soap.
Yes, I will buy another if/when this one dies of over use.
Asides: for a good deal of reason, the Amazon data base has me having purchased the Bullet through them through a 3rd party vendor. My buy was not through the 3rd party vendor–why, when Ammy ships for free? My initial review may be found at: Magic Bullet Express 17-Piece High-Speed Blender Mixing System
50 of 52 people found the following review helpful.
Product is poorly constructed & Service is not good
This is a outstanding little machine. Does not do everything according to the infomercial but is compact and handy with what it does. However the construction is bad. My blade assemblage started leaking under the blade and the client service refused to replace it because I did not have the receipt. I remunerated for a new blade which again started leaking in a few months, they are more than willing to replace it but now want me to pay for shipping&handling. I have expended sufficient on this machine, even purchased a few as gifts, I am disappointed that it is not long lasting.
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