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Decent Performance for Price & Quality of Product
on March 27, 2013
I read the reviews before going ahead with the decision to purchase, so I knew what to expect when trying it out for myself. Some pointers: The more prep work, the better your results. Just like you can't throw huge chunks into the bullet and expect a smooth result, the same applies to getting juice out of it. Others suggested steaming to get more out of veggies. I usually microwave carrots with a bit of water for a couple minutes just so they start to soften and absorb that extra moisture a little bit. For most things though I don't think it's really worth the extra effort. I've had the most success by using the regular blender attachment sold with the Magic Bullet and the larger ice crushing blades first. Start off with some water and toss in a little bit of fruit/veggies at a time (the tutorial on their website about using the juicer is helpful and tells you what to throw in when). By pureeing everything into a slushy concoction, I can then easily pour it into the juicer attachment and control the amount and speed. There's still a lot of waste left that the juicer can't grind or allow through the screen, but it definitely helps the result. Depending on what I'm juicing, I sometimes have to scoop it out halfway through before being able to get anything out of the rest. And of course, adding water can help too. So after several uses, a few pounds lost and only a few bucks spent, it's safe to say this was worth my investment.