The Magic Bullet Blender's infomercial draws you in with those delicious looking smoothies. Although I like the idea of not having to pull out and clean a large blender every meal, is this an efficient use of our time, blending a drink one by one in the Magic Bullet? Here's a look at what this blender can and can't do.
The personal, versatile, counter-top magician
Works as a blender, a juicer and a food processor
Magic Bullet Blender - Good and Bad Points
- Small size is great for singles who don't want to use a regular blender
- Easy to clean
Does a reasonably good job of...
- Whipping foods like eggs.
- Grinding dry foods such as coffee beans and peppercorns.
- Blends liquids reasonably well although some say that the consistency is not that great when blending liquids and fruits.
- Does a poor at chopping vegetables.
- The blender can overheat if you operate it for more than 1 minute at a time.
- The durability over the long term is questionable.
- Complaints about fragile plastic parts that break.
- You can't get a single replacement part. The company makes you pay for a new base instead.
Test Results of the Magic Bullet Blender
- Salsa - You have to shake the blender in order for it to blend all the ingredients at the top. Not very appetizing to look at the salsa but it tasted good.
- Strawberry banana smoothie - Blended ingredients quickly and the smoothies were tasty.
- Scrambled eggs - The eggs blended except the cheese came out in chunks. They were still tasty.
- Onion - Pureed instead of chopping or dicing.
- Block of cheddar - Didn't do well at all. The cheese just bounced off the blades.
The Magic Bullet overall is good if you are looking to blend or juice small portions of food. Don't expect too much from it though. Kirstey our tester thought that it wasn't worth $60. If you're looking for a really heavy duty blender, here's an honest review of the Vita Mix!