October 28, 2005

The Magic Bullet Review

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The Magic BulletIt appears that our quest to be Mrs. Gadget is fed by infomercials. At any rate, we've only had the Magic Bullet for a day, and already we're ridiculously enamored of this gadget.

The Magic Bullet, of course, is a small blender (its base is about the width of a largish mug). But in place of the large, heavy pitcher that sits atop most blenders, the Magic Bullet has a collection of inverted oval-ish plastic dome cups and mugs. (And a pitcher. And a juicer attachment. And two blades. And plastic covers for refrigeration and storage.) Simply fill the container, screw the blade to the bottom, pop it onto the base and press. Seconds later, you're done.

My guess is that, like us, you'd end up using the little cup for most quick jobs. You laugh. What can be done with the Magic Bullet's small cup? Surprisingly, quite a lot — particularly for jobs for which you'd probably bypass using a blender at all.

For instance: grinding coffee to espresso fineness in ten seconds. Or: we feed our venerable cat the same organic chicken and turkey (don't ask!) that we enjoy. He preferred the ground turkey, but a trip to the store twice a week wasn't exactly thrilling. Now we pop a big chunk of cooked chicken breast into the smallest cup (no chopping it into smaller chunks for us!) and the Magic Bullet ground it into delicious fineness — literally in two seconds. No driving. Happy cat.

What we most appreciate about the Magic Bullet is that it's been so well thought out. Extremely convenient. Easy to use. Small. No having to "find room" for it. No heavy parts. Cleanup is a snap: no more knocking your knuckles against large glass blender pitchers. Just unscrew the blade, wash the cup and blade, and you're done. Hey, even we can wash a cup!

And the current offer is two entire packages for the price of one. Very nice.


ADDED: Unfortunately, after less than a week, our Magic Bullet blender just stopped working; the motor no longer runs. More reviews echoing same at Epinions. Too bad; we did like it.

ADDED: we got the two Magic Bullets for the price of one; as of February 2008, the second one is still going strong.

Need new gaskets?
See comment #54 or buy from Homeland Housewares
Magic Bullet doesn't start?Try Michele's suggestion — call Homeland Housewares.
A fix for the base unit? See Curtis Williams' Comment #117
A fix for an earlier version? See John Jr.'s Comment #134
Gaskets from Homeland Housewares? See Marc Kalter's Comment #160
Microswitch repair? See Bob Hill's Comment #302

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400 Comments for "The Magic Bullet Review"

  1. Diane Vigil says:

    Hi Michele. There are a number of suggestions and solutions above. Just scroll up to the bottom of the article, where I've linked to many of them. And good luck with your Magic Bullet!

    Comment posted on 12/17/2011 @ 12:14 pm
  2. Robert says:

    Comment #117 is the magic. 5 minutes to repair. The wife bought a new one before telling me that it was broken so now I have one for my sailboat. Thank you Curtis W Williams!

    Comment posted on 3/3/2012 @ 5:28 pm
  3. Shannon says:

    This thing lasted one day and it blew up.. Total piece of junk…. Do not buy…

    Comment posted on 8/7/2012 @ 3:00 am
  4. Faith says:

    My MB worked great for about 2 months. I have used it for protein shakes and I love it. Used it last week, then yesterday I got ready to use it, pressed down the jar and…nothing. There is nothing broken that I can see. At first I thought it was my outlet, so I tried another one. Nothing. I don't understand how it could just stop working. I have read through all of the above comments and love the suggestions for things that break, but in my case everything seems fine but there is no power. Any suggestions?

    Comment posted on 9/5/2012 @ 6:39 am
  5. Michele says:

    Faith, the same thing was happening to me. Just go to the MB website and call customer service with your Model # and Serial # located on the bottom of the base, and they will either send you a new one at no charge, or charge you 14.95 or 19.95 no shipping charge. It stinks that it broke, but CS is pretty helpful and fast shipping. Hope this helps. Michele

    Comment posted on 9/5/2012 @ 6:48 am
  6. Jerrold says:

    Wow. This blog/commentary has been going on 6 years now. Our Magic Bullet is now almost 8 years old and still working. It is used almost daily by the wife to make her health drink.I use it less often as a food preparation tool.It shows the wear but runs fine.

    Comment posted on 9/5/2012 @ 12:16 pm
  7. Andre says:

    It's a piece of garbage. I use mine once a day to mix up fruit and milk but the little black gears on both the blade and the base have worn down. The wear is enought to where the unit no longer works and this is after only a few months usr. The guy who said they built this to break is dead on… To save 3c per unit they used cheap plastic on the gears knowing most units would crap out fairly quickly. Theres a guy selling replacement aluminum gears on ebay and they're trying to shut him down. I guess he is eating into the profits from the scam of having to buy a new $20app base to fix a broken 5c piece of plastic.

    Comment posted on 9/16/2012 @ 4:30 pm
  8. Denise says:

    Had my Magic Bullet since late 2004. Used it a little bit then packed it away. Fast forward to early summer 2012, I stumbled upon it in my kitchen and re-read my manuals and recipe books. I ordered the addt'l book too. Purchased from their 800# for 2 for 1. Now, I have been using it faithfully, smoothies in the AM, sometimes with a light lunch too, and tried a few of the dinner recipes. All worked well until last Fri. Plastic part cracked on base. Although, I have not tried the juicer but have used the blender a few times. I agree, don't put ice in the smoothies as that might be the issue to wear down the rubber part that locks on the base. Also, don't remove it from the base until it has stopped. My little blender has tons of power! Called the 800# as mentioned and took at least 2 days to get a call back. To save place in line, press the option to order addt'l parts/replacements – that got a call back faster instead of Customer Service. Anyway, they confirmed my order from way back in 2004 and have even moved since then. They updated my address, and advised I could get a replacement base for $19.99 and it includes shipping and I would receive it in about 10 business days coming from California. So, just waiting for my replacement and an email confirmation of my order with credit card payment.
    I did see the part that the guy has available in aluminum that replaces the plastic part that breaks on the base.
    I am curious why Magic Bullet would not make something that would make their product last longer and get rave reviews that it deserves.
    I have had my motor overheat after trying to make a smoothie with ice and unplugged it and waiting about 20-30 minutes and plugged it back in and worked liked a charm! I am surprised how much I really like it and have consistently been using it and now I am so lost without it. Hope I get the replacement base soon so I can get back to my morning routine. Hope this review helps you too!
    If price seems steep for 2:1, I would recommend getting a family member or friend and split the cost then it would only cost you 1/2 the price.
    It's a breeze to use to make smoothies, whipped cream, alfredo sauce, broccoli soup, stuffed mushrooms, salsa, etc. It sames time and calories and you have fresh food and can make many things great for a 1-2 person household. It would be great if they make the drink cups without the handles and redesign that so you can take as a travel cup in the car. Clean up sure is a snap that all the parts EXCEPT base fits on top rack in dishwasher and cleans up nicely. Sorry for the long review/opinion but hope this helps answer any questions or concerns about the product or using it.

    Comment posted on 10/17/2012 @ 7:49 pm
  9. Craig says:

    My bullet broke 4 months ago from the same cheap plastic gear that seems to break everyone's bullet on here. I followed #117 and now have a working magic bullet again. After using the Ninja Pulse, the MB feels like a toy. Half the power, tiny little base, and a blade that certainly doesn't get it done as well as the Ninja. Then again, I killed the motor on the Ninja thinking it was "heavy duty" and it clearly was not. The bullet lives on!

    Comment posted on 11/21/2012 @ 2:20 am
  10. Diane Vigil says:

    LOL! Excellent. And thanks for telling us about the Ninja. We just got one (it wasn't the Pulse), and I was thinking that we shouldn't treat it like it was truly heavy-duty. But we love it for what it does. (And our Bullet is still working.)

    Comment posted on 11/21/2012 @ 2:28 am
  11. al says:

    well i've left quite a few comments about this so called "magic " bullet .. its not magic . i'll repeat myself here for those that just got here.. they make slick infomercials but in real life this thing don't work like they show .. and thats when it actually does operate .. mine broke completely after a few months and they wanted to sell me a whole new base when all it needed was a cheap plastic gear that you slip on a knurled shaft .. they wouldn't sell me that plastic gear.. they said it was too complicated to do myself .. i told em are you kiddin me .. my 2 year old grandaughter could put that knob on there .. gimme a break .. so it turned into the magic doorstop .. don't waste your money .. get a ninja .. get a ninja .. get a ninja .. i don't work for them nor do i get anything for tellin you to get one .. i just hate to see all the weepin and wailin and gnashin of teeth you'll go thru with that magic piece of sh*t .. which you won't with the nija .. i've had the ninja for about a year now and it works great.. i make all my own orange juice .. i never buy it anymore .. and its fresh and a lot better and more cost effective .. i make my own tomato sauce .. makes great potato pancakes , grape juice . limeade , lemonade , apple juice .. pinnapple juice.. if you can juice it we have and its way easier to clean and you don't have to mess with it not bein able to perform .. you hit the switch and it works .. every time .. there really is no comparison .. it would be like tryin to compare a cadillac to a yugo .. and callin a magic bullet a yugo is bein generous .. a yugo is much better than that actually and should be insulted by the comparison ..

    Comment posted on 11/21/2012 @ 4:31 pm
  12. Otmos says:

    Had "magic" bullet for two days and the rubber part (the thingie that is connected directly to the blade on other side) that comes against the base completely melted away.
    Im disgusted.

    Comment posted on 12/29/2012 @ 7:35 pm
  13. Jerrold Buck says:

    Well, this has to be one of the longest running blogs around at 7+ years. We have had our Magic Bullet forever and it is used daily. Still works just fine.

    Consumers Report gave the Ninja a very good rating so that will be our next one.

    A Good New Year to all.

    Comment posted on 12/29/2012 @ 9:01 pm
  14. Liz Clarke says:

    I have two broken magic bullets and the last one lasted 2 years. I would like to thank Curtis for providing a solution re: plastic gear solution. I am as a non repair type female trying to fix my own bullet and have successfully after much trying to remove the rubber gear from the flat blade. However, having much difficulty with the base. I have tried holding the brass nut with a pair of plyers, turned on its side and inserted screwdriver in middle of hole on the bottom base. I have turned the screwdriver counterclockwise, while holding the brass nut and everything is still turning. Help I need clear and step by step instruction here. Do I hold on to the brass nut with pliers? ( hard to keep it still) Do I turn the screwdriver which way counter or clock? What's suppose to happen when done right…like I can unscrew the brass nut and take it off the post and then just screw on the plastic gear??????
    Please, thanks for any help

    Comment posted on 1/4/2013 @ 4:25 pm
  15. Liz Clarke says:

    Happy New Year to all

    No sure if anyone is checking this site, but whanted to share that I DID IT….FIXED MY MAGIC BULLET! Finally realized I needed a vice grip that locks. That did the trick and am a happy camper using my bullet again. Thanks again for all the soultions on this post.

    Comment posted on 1/11/2013 @ 1:22 pm
  16. Peta says:

    Thanks heaps Curtis! My MB died yesterday morning (the plastic gear bit broke), and I'd been searching the web for replacement parts (or a new cheap blender) since. I have just repaired my blender using your instructions, and am back in action.
    Really, really appreciate your help! :)

    Comment posted on 1/18/2013 @ 11:41 pm
  17. Christina says:

    I have been through THREE magic bullets, they break so easily!! They also LEAK. I will be blending a smoothie, and the base is leaking! This makes a MESS over my kitchen counter! Also, some of the plastic on the inside is coming undone… this to me is just dangerous. Costco sells Oyster blenders for 40 bucks, I am going to just buy one of those. My father has one and swears by it. They are sturdy and bigger glass blenders and last a lot longer that these 2 month defective "magic" bullet! The magic act is it dies right before your eyes!

    Comment posted on 2/2/2013 @ 11:29 am
  18. liyana says:

    Lool mine stopped working ages ago too , but I just popped out the rim around the top of the base where the cup goes into , this then reveals the little buttons that kicks starts the machine ..and I manually press down on one of the buttons that kicks starts it and voila it works .. hahaha , I'm very practical like that :)

    Comment posted on 3/27/2013 @ 9:09 am
  19. cathy says:

    I love the bullet to the point that I have gone thru like 5 of them. The problem is of course the poor quality but I love that they have smaller cups. Hey I just found out that on a regular blender you just unscrew the blade part, screw it on to a mason jar and you now have your magic bullet on your regular blender. Have not tried it yet but my sister has and she likes it because she can use smaller jars for smaller jobs. The magic bullet does go out very often, I guess my son got tired of replacing blenders so now he bought me the BLENDTEC. Love it but the jar is too big.

    Comment posted on 4/9/2013 @ 7:29 pm
  20. Patty says:

    I came online to see if anyone was having trouble with their MB and I see that this is a widespread problem. I loved my MB, for about 2 days. Then smoke started pouring out of it. I turned it off. Then I tried it again after it cooled off and it worked fine–for 3 months. Then black goo started seeping out of the base. It kept working, but yesterday the goo seeped into my drink, into the mug. That seemed like a health hazard. I spent a lot of time cleaning the base with a paper towel and Awesome. It worked today, but then I noticed the black goo was all over my counter when I was finished. What is the black goo and will it kill me? I don't know. Apparently the MB folks aren't saying.

    Comment posted on 5/14/2013 @ 7:37 am
  21. Diane Vigil says:

    Patty, I don't know what the black goo is (perhaps the seal in the base?), but as you note, it can't be good.

    Comment posted on 5/14/2013 @ 2:25 pm
  22. PJ says:

    I've had my MB since Nov. 2011 & have used it to blend 2 drinks daily (one with frozen fruit & ice) ever since. It worked fine until about a month ago when it started leaking thru the center of the cross blade unit. The blade had somehow loosened, creating space for the leak. I can't figure out how to tighten it again. Any suggestions. Everything else works fine.

    Comment posted on 5/18/2013 @ 11:05 pm
  23. PJ says:

    Problem solved. I went to Homeland Housewares web site & wrote customer service on 5-18-13. I got an e-mail response on 5-19 with a toll free number on how to order a replacement for the cross blade unit (Cost $4.99 plus S&H cost $3.99 = $8.98 total). I ordered the unit (Rudy) on 5-19 and it arrived today, 5-22-13. I've already used it and am back in business. This process was efficient & hassle-free. Rudy asked for the scan number from the label on the bottom of the base unit & that was it. I originally purchased my Magic Bullet at Costco, so I expected good customer service from someone they do business with.

    Comment posted on 5/22/2013 @ 9:45 pm
  24. PJ says:

    P.S. The link I used to contact Homeland Housewares was: http://www.buythebullet.com/customerservice.php

    Comment posted on 5/22/2013 @ 9:49 pm
  25. jo archibald says:

    Wow–I was surprised and sorry to see so people with broken MBs! I own 3 blenders and MB is the only one I use everyday. The instructions say not to let the motor run more than a minute, so I engage it for about 30-40 sec, and if it sounds like it's straining, I disengage, give it a shake and reengage. Using it this way has made my first one last since 2005 and it's still going. Last Nov I got a second set so I'd have more pieces (we make a lot of kale smoothies).

    My only problem is replacing the gasket. One base recently started leaking and so I pulled up the gasket and tried to put in a new one, but the ring went in unevenly. I really do love using all 4 of my bases, so am hoping to get this one back online. Any gasket replacement tips you can share?

    thank you!

    Comment posted on 9/8/2013 @ 2:37 pm
  26. Ed Doggett says:

    Thanks to Bob Hill's tip from 2010. I have a Bullet that just stopped running at about 2 months. Got a replacement one from Homeland (warranty) and they did not want the old one. Today I purchased a switch at Radio Shack for $3.73 and now have a back up unit if something else breaks. It works great!

    Comment posted on 9/23/2013 @ 5:00 pm
  27. "MAGIC" JACK says:

    It seems most are unaware that, just like a hair blower, the MB has a thermal sensor which turns it off when it overheats!!!!! If you can wait and turn it on again later when cool, it will restart.
    As the directions advise it will indeed overheat if run continuously for more than a minute. This time could be shorter if the motor is forced to run under excessive load, such as happened with me today when I was making a thick hummus mixture.
    It is of course a vital matter to keep accessible parts clean and free of material which may leak from inadequately sealed containers to clog switches, gears, cogs etc.
    This is not a maintenance free device, but I suspect many are discarding it before its time.
    "Patience is a Virtue."
    The MB is the doorway to vegetarianism. Become a vegan, a herbivore, and lose the savage impulses of the killer carnivores. The world can be a better place.
    Jack LaLanne showed the way.

    Comment posted on 10/8/2013 @ 12:02 am
  28. Diane Vigil says:

    Hi "MAGIC" JACK. That may be but, in all fairness, I do not recall the advertising even hinting that it couldn't be left on continuously for over a minute.

    As well, there are recipes that require longer use — and wouldn't work too well if you had to keep stopping to let the machine cool.

    As to becoming a vegan, etc., well, that does not require a Magic Bullet. ;-)

    Comment posted on 10/8/2013 @ 7:20 am
  29. Bob says:

    I've had my bullet for 8 years and it's still going strong. The instruction book has long since disappeared, but I DO remember there being a notation not to let it run for more than a minute.

    Signed, A Carnivore :-)

    Comment posted on 10/8/2013 @ 9:23 am
  30. Diane Vigil says:

    Cool. I wrote the first post in 2005, and we still have the second of the two-for-one Magic Bullets we purchased (although I can't say we use it that much — we bought something else). That said, you get the instruction book when you receive the MB, so that's when you find out about the less-than-one-minute issue. We hadn't heard of this limitation before then.

    Comment posted on 10/8/2013 @ 9:29 am
  31. al says:

    wow , i can't believe they're still actually sellin that piece of sh*t .. i guess slick advertisin can do that for ya .. and some people will fall for anything .. i know i did too .. but they'll never ever get me to buy anything they sell ever ever again .. once was enough .. my little plastic gear broke on mine .. thats the one that turns the plastic base .. in any event not only would they not honor any kind of warranty , they wouldn't let me buy that cheap little plastic gear .. they actually tried to sell me a whole new base unit .. and they actually thought i might buy it too .. the cahones on them huh?? i guess they figure if you're stupid enough to buy it the first time you'll be stupid enough to buy it the second time too .. and i told em look all i want is the little plastic gear .. as a matter of fact let me buy 5 of em cause i know they'll break so why be messin around .. just sell em to me now so i'll be ready .. and they actually said to me that it was too dangerous for me to replace that gear myself .. are you kiddin me ?? now how stupid do they really think we are out here ?? i mean come on already .. its a knob that slides onto a knurled shaft .. my 3 year old grandaughter could do it .. all you have to do is push it on .. but without that cheap .. and i mean cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap plastic gear your magic bullet becomes the magic doorstop . and it ain't even all that good at that either .. its a piece of sh*t people.. thats all it is . so don't try and b.s yourself to make yourself feel like you're not that stupid and got taken .. you did .. we all did .. if you own a magic bullet and you're here then you got taken .. just admit it and move on to somethin better .. shame on them for takin us like they did .. but shame on us if we try to think its anything better than a piece of sh*t .. cause then you'd really be stupid ..

    Comment posted on 10/8/2013 @ 5:09 pm
  32. PJ says:

    When I bought my MB (Nov. 2011), it came with a 100-page booklet, "Magic Bullet 10 Second Recipes and User Guide." On page 2., under IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS – SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS, it says, "Never keep the blade running for more than one minute at a time…unplug…let it cool…Letting the thermal breaker cool down should allow the Power Base to reset." This caution may have been included after the earlier MBs were on the market.

    Comment posted on 10/8/2013 @ 5:43 pm
  33. Diane Vigil says:

    Understood. Really: truly understood. There have been (at least) several mentions here that it can't be run for over a minute. So we get that. No need to keep repeating it.

    The thing is, one doesn't get the user manual until AFTER ONE PURCHASES. And the advertising does not mention the 60-second limitation. So how were people supposed to know that they were buying a machine with such a short limitation?

    I assumed that, as with other blenders that had been on the market for decades, it would be able to run for longer than 60 seconds without overheating. (And yes, I get that it's not like other blenders — partially, I would say, because they don't overheat if you use them for over 60 seconds at a time; unfortunately.)

    I doubt that I would have bought it had I known ahead of time that it had this limitation. No such luck.

    And, that said, that's not what broke ours. One day soon after we got it, we started it and immediately the motor started grinding, and it stopped working. So this has nothing to do with the one-minute limitation.

    Comment posted on 10/8/2013 @ 5:59 pm
  34. Michael Hilton says:

    We're on our second MB…the first one gave up the ghost about a year ago or so. This one has started leaking around the outside gasket (a dime item if there ever was one) and when I called MB customer service I was told they won't sell one of those caskets and I'd have to purchase an entire new base for about $8 or so. Garbage! We're through with MB no matter how convenient and useful it is. The company needs new leadership.

    Comment posted on 11/26/2013 @ 11:20 am
  35. Becky Fisher says:

    I've had mine for about 6 years – bought it at Walmart. I use it several times a week, but only for mixing up BulletProof Coffee for the most part now. In the past she's had lots of use doing other items.

    It has recently started leaking in the blade assembly – not around the gasket area, but under the gears. I've had good use of the MB so I don't mind going on Amazon and buying a replacement.

    Comment posted on 1/5/2014 @ 10:52 am
  36. pamela hufnagel says:

    Dear Sirs,

    I recently purchased THE MAGIC BULLET one was 17 pieces also purchase a 26 piece one. I he first week i absolutely loved it then i began to have trouble withe the 17 piece one with it actually not functioning properly . I attempted to return it to the store i was told that i need to take this issue up with the company directly. They felt that it must have come from a certain batch do to they had others that malfunctioned . I cant begin to tell how upset this made me ,I am trying to lose weight an cannot afford another one an dont feel that i should have to . What do you think you can do to help me with this situation.
    Please help

    Sincerly Yours
    Pamela S Hufnagel

    Comment posted on 2/14/2014 @ 8:33 am
  37. Diane Vigil says:

    > What do you think you can do to help me with this situation.

    Hi there. I'm sorry, but this (designerjones.com) is a blog where I wrote a review about the Magic Bullet some years ago. We are not the makers of the Magic Bullet, nor do we sell it — just as not everyone who discusses Corvettes online makes or sells Corvettes.

    You'll need to contact the Magic Bullet folks, or whoever sold it to you, to get help with your situation.

    Comment posted on 2/14/2014 @ 8:41 am
  38. Doug says:

    I have had 2 of these and love them, but they both leak around the blade shaft and get the base nasty. Is there a fix for this or do I need to buy another one?

    Comment posted on 6/12/2014 @ 3:08 pm
  39. Emma says:

    someone gave me a magic bullet as a gift and it was quite long time ago , I was using it for the first time today and it stops working . how do I go about fixing it?

    Comment posted on 7/29/2014 @ 2:25 pm
  40. Diane Vigil says:

    Emma, without more information, it's hard to guess what went wrong (same as if you said your "car stopped working").

    There are also a number of fixes above … scroll up and look at the very bottom of the original article — there are links to a number of fixes there.

    Comment posted on 7/29/2014 @ 3:03 pm
  41. Della says:

    Had my magic bullet in storage for 5 years. Used it 10 times and the clutch on the motor broke. This is a common problem for other blenders as well.
    However, the competition sells replacement parts and only what you need rather than selling you the complete base which is the most expensive part.
    Next time try a Personal Blender or an Apollo blender from Tribest.

    Comment posted on 10/16/2014 @ 2:08 pm
  42. Diane Vigil says:

    Excellent. Our second Magic Bullet is still going, though we don't use it often. We're very happy with the Ninja blender system we got later.

    Comment posted on 10/16/2014 @ 8:16 pm
  43. Lek says:

    Pretty disappointed with the Magicbullet… first time I used it, the plastic parts on the actual bullet itself that push in crumbled and it caused the cup to get stuck inside. I followed all the instructions to the letter but it seems that the product is cheaply manufactured.

    Comment posted on 1/3/2015 @ 11:46 am
  44. Lek says:

    I left the comment above but I'd actually like to amend it. After phoning the company we found out that it was actually a fake and they offered to give me money off my next purchase, which I thought was great. I'm going to buy one for the company itself this time and I'm sure it's going to be as good as the reviews say.

    Comment posted on 1/4/2015 @ 11:35 am
  45. Erin Hanna says:

    I got my Magic Bullet for Christmas and loved it…until yesterday. Like so many of the comments before, it would not turn on when I pushed it into the base. I gave up. This morning, I tried again. It worked! But then it got stuck and would not shut off. I ended up having to rip the cord out of the wall to make it stop. Very unhappy.

    Comment posted on 1/8/2015 @ 7:04 pm
  46. Bill Meyer says:

    Billy Meyer says:
    My wife got one as a gift. It worked well for about one week. I am a known Mr. Fix it. The product has 2 main drive gears. One plastic and one rubber. In time, they will both fail. Inexpensive repair parts can be purchased on ebay. If you have a little mechanical ability you can probably fix it. If not, throw it away and get a get a food processor.

    Comment posted on 6/18/2015 @ 7:10 am
  47. Adina Anton says:

    I have 3 magic bullet machines since they came on the market and I use them a lot and I have had no problems.
    So, when the big one "Platinum Plus" came I bought one. I have never thought that I will have any problem. I did not use it to much. The fourth time when I tried it did not work and never did. I think was defective from the start. I could not take advantage of the warranty, because when I used it last time I was out of warranty. These being sad I advice everybody, when you buy an electrical device use it as much as you can during the warranty time to see if is something wrong with it.
    Warm Regards to everyone

    Comment posted on 11/2/2015 @ 11:17 am
  48. Jennifer Morrison says:

    I got a Magic Bullet for Christmas but didn't bother to use it until today. I was using the blender and pulsing some partly cooked vegies for soup. All went well until I later noticed that the base had leaked some orange liquid onto my tablecloth where I'd placed the unit before putting it away. I realise that this came from the carrots and sweet potato. This is really not good enough! And I'm wondering if it is safe to use again? Personally I feel I will start hunting for the receipt and get a refund as I can't believe the base would leak in a new unit after being used once!

    Comment posted on 3/24/2016 @ 9:28 pm
  49. Michelle Moore says:

    Majic Bullet got stuck, could not twist to stop blending!
    Had to unplug from wall! I threw it away! Will not buy another!

    Comment posted on 1/31/2017 @ 7:54 pm
  50. DT says:

    So disappointed in the magic bullet. It was given to me so glad I'm not out any $. Only used it 4 times then the black rubber gear at the bottom just got naturally worn down. This is ridiculous for only using it 4 times!!!! So not invest in one! Waist of money

    Comment posted on 5/31/2017 @ 11:43 am

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