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Not Magic, but still Cool - Super Easy to Clean!,
This review is from: Magic Bullet Deluxe 25 pc Set Blender Mixer [21 pc set with a 4 pc bonus] (Kitchen)
Of course it doesn't work exactly like the informercial. It can't really defy the laws of physics (or cooking), but it's great at what it does do (chop and blend small amounts of things), and it's super easy to clean (my favorite part, a blender that isn't a huge hassle clean!). I also like that it isn't at all bulky like a full size blender. I can just leave the base out on the counter, and all the parts and accessories fit into one drawer. I've had mine for only a few days and I've been using it several times a day already for smoothies, coffee drinks and egg dishes.
A couple of warnings, though...
To get the most out of this product you need to read the manual (seriously, I don't normally read the manuals for products I buy, but this one is extremely useful). A lot of the concerns that I've seen in the reviews I've read are adressed there, and there's lots of tips about little things you can do to get the bullet to work better (which blade to use for different foods, how to get the big chunks of things that resist blending to blend, how to clean and care for the bullet so that it's a lot less likely to break, etc.).
However, a few of the recipes in the manual just don't work. So if something sounds like it wouldn't work, it won't. You can't make nacho cheese sauce out of cheddar cheese and jalepenos with no liquid. That just makes a big clump of cheese. The only thing I can think of is that they meant Velveta (and I think that must be what they were using on the infomercial). Omlets that have everything blended into the eggs are also not a good idea...they just don't cook properly (however, the same recipe makes a good breakfast scramble). So yeah, you've got to use some common sense when you try out some of the recipes that come with this thing, because obviously whoever wrote these recipes either didn't know what they were doing or left some stuff out...
But all in all, I love this thing, and I think I'll be using it a lot.
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Initial post: May 1, 2011 5:50:58 PM PDT
You helped me make up my mind as I really wanted it for smoothies and easy cleanup mostly. Thanks.
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 12:22:23 AM PDT
Texas Annie says:
Posted on Oct 17, 2011 2:59:38 PM PDT
Posted on Jan 22, 2012 11:00:28 AM PST
It says to microwave to cheese first, therefore its softened, and works... just sayin.. They microwave it in the commercial as well.
Posted on Dec 17, 2012 2:24:41 AM PST
i had mine for 8 years and never even looked at the recipe book. i loved it for chicken salad. hate chunky chicken salad and this makes it so easy. but yeah, common sense with this. is it magic? nope. is it sooooooooo much easier than standard blenders? YES!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2013 12:57:06 PM PDT
if you use frozen fruit it does not work you have to nuke the fruit first
Posted on Aug 27, 2013 9:12:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2013 9:13:48 AM PDT
The gears under the blades are rubber and the gear in the base is plastic so if you use it a lot like we do the plastic eats up the rubber gasket. I just had to order new ice blades to replace the old one which barely lasted a month. I bought it at Target and they would not replace. Amazon had replacement blades but it cost more to ship than the three blades I purchased. This is on the Magic Bullet.
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