Magic Bullet Blender

If you are ever up late and can’t sleep, if you turn on the tv, you are likely to see the Magic Bullet blender commercials. They show how fun and exciting the product is and how many uses there are for it. From my experience, what they say is pretty true. I’ve had this blender system for about 5 years now, and love it so much I gave one to my Mom and sister. I use it several times a week. It’s my coffee grinder and I grind coffee about 2 times per week, preferring fresh ground beans for my morning cup. I also make smoothies and cream soups in it, and often find myself following a recipe or two from the recipe book. It’s really a small appliance that sits on my counter all the time. It’s smaller than most coffee bean grinders I’ve seen. The cups you blend the ingredients in are exactly enough for a single serving, and then also offer a tight fitting lid to take smoothies or soups on the road. The only design flaw is in the way the regular sized blender attachment attaches to the blades. There’s a choice of 2 blades, a flat to grind and a “cross blade” to blend. For the single serving cups, the blade fits on top of the cup, and then you turn it upside down to blend and then flip it over, twist off the blade and you have a blended drink or soup. For the blender attachment, the blade attaches to the bottom of the blender. If that’s all you are doing is blending one thing, then there’s no problem, but if you needed to remove the blade to make something else, you would have to empty the blender first, taking the convenience factor out of it. Still, to be able to switch blades from one cup to another, and to be able to blend things in different sized containers, makes this a great product. With fairly frequent use at least once a week over 5 years, I haven’t had to replace any of the parts or the motor on the blender. The plastic blending cups are not as clear as they once were, but have become opaque a bit (and have not stained at all no matter what fruits or veggies are blended in them). The opaque quality is probably from using them in the microwave to cook or heat (which is perfectly OK and per manufacturer recommendations.) This is a great feature because I’m not one for transferring my cooking between many containers just to warm them up. And after half a decade of use, I’m still very happy with this product!

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  1. slovi290 says:
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    My mother bought one and used it once. She was going to give it to me but my sister took it. My sister used it once too and never again. She was going to give it to me but she lost it. I forgot about it but after your review I think Im gonna by my own and give it a try.

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  2. Gena says:
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    I have seen the infomercials for this for years and always wondered how they REALLY worked. Sounds like they are pretty good. I just get a little worried about TV items because they could be great or easily turn out bad. Also, the infomercial is pretty funny if you ask me.

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  3. Pendragon says:
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    The Magic Bullet has a brilliant infomercial. Unfortunately, it struggles with chopping ice. You want to make daiquiris and it just starts to smell like burning.

    Still, it’s not so bad as a food processor, so long as you go easy on it. (pulse, not constant choppage… otherwise that smell WILL show up. Trust me)

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  4. kananikui says:
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    I tried the magic bullet and it was okay. Then I got the Bella Cucina Rocket Blender – far and away a better blender for my uses.

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  5. caitandmattsmommy says:
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    I’ve only used our Magic Bullet twice. Actually the original one was used once and the replacement was used once.
    The original one came damaged and we didn’t know it until we used it and the container would not come off, nor would it shut off due to a missing plastic piece. The blender shorted out on us and would not work.

    Magic Bullet has the most horrendous customer service I have ever encountered. They warranty the blender from date of manufacture, not date of purchase and since my blender had apparently sat in a warehouse for almost a year before it made it to a store it had no warranty left.

    After speaking to 7 people and being hung up on twice they agreed to replace the base if I would pay shipping of $14. I reiterated that I had taken it out of the box, tried to use it and it blew up on me and I was not going to pay anything to have it replaced they finally agreed to ship the new base at their cost. 4 1/2 weeks later it arrived. The new one works fine but I have such a bad impression of them that I almost hate to use it.

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  6. BabyGoodBuys.com says:
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    I am so glad I read this review AND the comments that go along with it. I’ve always wanted a Magic Bullet and I’m even more convinced now that I know it grinds coffee beans!

    Thanks so much!

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  7. ardy22 says:
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    We have been using our Bullit for about a year now and love it. Very easy to make smoothies and shakes. It is versatile and convenient

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  8. billdowns says:
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    We’ve had ours for about 18 months now. Still works great but I would agree that’s it’s not the best with ice. Great for fruit smoothies and the like. Small capacity with easy cleanup. I would recommend.

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