Kitchen Tools Review: Magic Bullet

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The first time I heard about the Magic Bullet was a couple of years ago trying to come up with some ideas for how to bring my smoothies  to work. I was on the Discussing Nourishing Traditions list one of the list members suggested that I get the Magic Bullet [affiliate link]. Initially I didn’t like the idea too much since I tend to be a frugal person and when I have something that is working perfectly fine (even though less convenient) why spend money on another blender, when the one I had was working perfectly fine?

I kept the suggestion in the back of my mind and as the months went by, I thought about the Magic Bullet. Finally I decided to check into it and started to think it might be more convenient plus make my life a little easier. The kit I ended up with comes with several mixing cups and lids, perfect for blending up my smoothie, screwing a lid on and taking with me so I could drink it on my way to work.

When my precious mother-in-law asked what we’d like for Christmas 2007, I told her we’d been thinking of getting a Magic Bullet. She is such a sweetheart, she went right to Costco and bought us one!

I really love my Magic Bullet!

I still have my “old” blender sitting on the counter, but I use the Magic Bullet almost daily and sometimes several times a day. I use it for blending scrambled eggs, making up a quick emergency batch of almond flour, smoothies, and just about anything for which I would have used the regular one.

It is simple for making a smoothie and bringing along with me to drink on the way to work. The little cups clean up easily and quick! Typically I just rinse and put them into the dish drainer. Occasionally if what I’ve made is a “sticky” I’ll put water into the cup and blend for a few seconds and the cup all clean.

One day I was out of almond flour [affiliate link] and wanted to make chicken nuggets for dinner so I put a cup of almonds [affiliate link] in the smallest cup, screwed on the flat blade and whirred the nuts right into flour. It does turn out a bit on the grainy side, so the resulting flour might not work for making bread items, but it worked perfect for breading the chicken nuggets and I think it would work great for cookie dough as well.

The only thing I didn’t like about my Magic Bullet is that the plastic fan blades that turn the blade inside the cup broke just a couple of months after the one year warranty had expired.

I didn’t let that stop me from buying another one, I just find this little tool so handy in the kitchen, especially with all the cooking I have to do on GAPS. Now I have twice as many cups, twice as many lids, twice as many blades. I highly recommend the Magic Bullet.

Here are more recipes where I’ve used the Magic Bullet:

Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches

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7 comments to Kitchen Tools Review: Magic Bullet

  • Victoria

    I have to say that really surprises me because I’ve read some of the reviews from people who have one, and they said it broke quickly. I guess there are just “lemons” in every product line.

    Thanks for sharing that info. The Magic Bullet people should send you a complimentary one for your infomercial! 🙂

    Hope you’re doing OK… haven’t seen you on the list today and am missing you!

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Victoria, I guess I haven’t really looked around for other reviews. I just took the word of one of the ladies at DiscussingNT and I think some others chimed in. Anyway, yes, I have really liked it and especially since I got my first one as a gift it was a good way to test it out. Monday was really busy, I got home late and today I had to shop for office supplies after work so I am not having any time to blog! I have to get to bed now, and I was looking forward to a detox bath. I wanted to update today, but I just don’t have the time. 🙁

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  • I love smoothies as well. Trying to diet and so eat a lot of fruit. Making smoothies and shakes full of different fruit mixes is great. That magic bullet looks ok. I like the “matt stainless steel” look of it. Is it metal or does it just look like that? I try to find some more reviews and see if there’s many lemons amongst them. (nice pun btw 😉 ).

    And i don’t know why but I suddenly feel a bit hungry after reading your post.. 😉

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    Starlene Reply:

    Andre, you’ll have to let me know if you get a Magic Bullet and try any of the smoothies.

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  • I make smoothies with a “smoothie maker”, which is pretty much a blender with a spigot, which works well for me, but the problem is, that I always make too much so I’m thinking the Magic Bullet might be better for me. Do you think it’s worth the investment?
    Wendy

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    Starlene Reply:

    Hi Wendy, I definitely would suggest the Magic Bullet. You might even try purchasing it from Walmart, Costco or Target or someplace that has a good return policy so you can try it out and see if you like it. IF you find it doesn’t work as well as you hoped, just take it back. Good luck!

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  • Hi Starlene,

    Thanks, I think I’ll do that! 🙂

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