The Magic Bullet Review
It 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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