Magic Bullet

 Can this $60 blender become a part of your meal preparation every day?
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  • Pros:
  • Small size saves counterspace
  • Convenient Blending Cups
  • Microwaveable
  • Includes two blades
  • Cons:
  • Too small to replace food processor
  • Fails to chop vegetables well
  • 1 minute overheat limitation

The Bottom Line:
The magic blender is a great tool if you usually cook for two and want something that's easy to store and easy to clean. If you need it for chopping vegetables or if you usually cook for more people, this may not be the right tool for you.

 
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Pros: Small footprint. Powerful motor.

Cons: 1) Flaw in design. The rubber rotor on the base of the blades gets chewed up by the plastic rotor on the motor base every time the user pushes the blade in/out of the base. Once it starts to wear out, it wears out quickly.
2) Difficulty in obtaining parts. When my blades wore out I contacted the manufacturer for replacement parts. They made me jump through hoops to satisfy them I indeed own a genuine product before they would sell me the parts. The "evidence" they needed included sending them digital pictures of various parts of the motor base, over the course of several weeks of back-and-forth. I wasn't trying to get free parts. I was willing to pay for them and this hassle was completely unnecessary.
3) The little tabs on the cups, which are used to engage the motor, tend to break off. Once the tabs are gone, the cup can no longer be used with the base.

The Bottom Line: For occasional use only. I now use an on-off switch at the power plug so that the motor is turned on/off only when the blade is fully inserted. This will hopefully reduce wear on the rubber rotor.


Recommended: yes

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by: wongkarcanada
6/17/2010 7:04:38 AM
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I owned one for a few years. It died. I got a new one for Christmas. It only lasted 4 months. The gear broke. The gear is cheap plastic. I wrote two emails and made one call to their customer service center. I went online and registered for their warranty. You can't get anyone to respond. No response to the emails. The automated call takes your number and says they will return your call. No call back. This company bites the big one!!!   

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by: anonymous coward
3/28/2013 8:09:57 PM
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Pros: AS GOOD AS YOUR AVERAGE BLENDER!!!!!!!!

Cons: DOES NOT CHOP VEGETABLES AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

The Bottom Line: So, I just got a magic bullet and proceeded to use it for my dinner preparations only to find myself extremely disenchanted. Not only did this product not work for chopping any type of vegetable in my home and mind you I'm a vegetarian so I have quite a collage of vegetables in my home but also with the lid completely tightened to the max the product leaked. I would suggest sticking with your blender and chopper and taking up more counter space instead of wasting your time and money on such a product!

I am in complete disgust with the treatment I've received after calling magic bullet and letting them know how displeased I was and even more with the craftsmanship of this product.

Recommended: no

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by: Phoebe Plumlocks
6/21/2010 4:26:13 AM
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I agree with these comments entirely. The TV ad is totally misrepresented and must have had it well edited for it to do all these recipes speedily. Was suspicious when I saw how many plastic seals I received for the blades, and thought oh oh, do they break easily. Must do. Chops with difficulty after dicing the onions small. Cannot recommend.


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by: anonymous coward
3/10/2012 6:45:31 AM
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won't think o buyin it then


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by: anonymous coward
5/12/2012 9:42:02 AM
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the lid rubber ring was blended and I ate it together with the vegetables without knowing, I found it when the ring was missing at the time I cleaned it. how dangerous is that for my health?


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by: anonymous coward
1/1/2013 5:52:01 PM
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Bottom Line: I've used my bullet very few times and it isn't working already. When I put the cups on the base it would make awful noise and I would find shavings left inside the base. Now it won't turn the blade at all. I can't see how you can put it on the base wrong. I kept trying different directions but still done the same. The motor(base)still works but blades won't turn. Now I have all these cups and base and blades but won't work. Very disappointed because I had wanted one for a long time and finally got it for it to only work a very short time.

Recommended: no

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by: Pam
1/29/2010 9:53:58 PM
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You can buy a replacement blade at Amazon.com which the reviewers suggest it "better than the original."


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3/5/2012 2:45:42 PM
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Very good to know. Thanks a lot AC.


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by: anonymous coward
3/10/2012 6:48:59 AM
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I got a new magic bullet since my other one broke. This is a great blender and I use it a lot and I use the same cup and lid to blend and nothing bad happened. One day I used the blender with the same cup and lid then the plastic gear melted and I didn't use for a minute. It was either that I used the wrong lid or something? Not sure.
  

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Pros: SUPER convenient blender & perfect on the go breakfast tool!

Cons: Not a replacement for a food processor.

The Bottom Line: We have a home of 2. I don't really use it as a food processor, more for convenient quick meals.
I have had mine for just over two months and an we use it 5-6 mornings a week for smoothies...and we LOVE IT! We do frozen, fresh & even hot coffee smoothies and they blend perfectly within seconds. I also find the pulse n shake isn't necessary if you just 'push or pulse' a few times before you let it blend.

We also have used it for grinding tea leaves, spice seeds, the perfect veggie omelette (we loosely chop veggies and it is chopped and beaten almost perfectly by the end).

Agreed - It's not great for dry/moist mixed foods, like veggies or fresh almonds, walnuts, etc. I love it as a convenient blender, but definitely not for a processor.

Recommended: yes

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by: anonymous coward
5/19/2014 10:05:04 PM
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NOT HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT. THE REASONS ARE MANY. LIQUIDS CAN SEEP OUT. THE TALL CUP IS TOO SMALL--I PLACED ONE ORANGE AND ONE BANANA IN THE TALL CUP. THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR EVEN ONE ICE CUBE. WHO WANTS A ROOM TEMPERATURE FRUIT SMOOTHIE? THE MUGS HAVE THEIR HANDLE IN AN AWKWARD PLACE.
I WILL SAY, IT IS EASY TO CLEAN.   

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by: Susan Irish
5/19/2014 6:51:06 AM
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When you tighten the cap too much it breaks the washer and causes it to leak.


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by: Joy Sweeney
6/23/2014 3:15:27 AM
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nevermind, gasket not washer.


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by: Joy Sweeney
6/23/2014 3:18:24 AM
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Don't waste your time with this Chinese made piece of crap. Made a total of 10 smoothies and the plastic gear on the base as well as the rubber gear on the cups are shot. Thing is basically useless and after reading reviews below don't think I want to waste my time trying to get replacement parts. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT unless you are up for throwing away $60 dollars after a couple of weeks.   

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its a 17pcs of JUNK
after using it for only 4X, it shut down and never works again, it over heated... and the seller...cannot be reach, they will send links and reply you the same programmed answers but cannot be returned or replaced.
it all ended up in the TRASH BIN.   

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Pros: None; this was a scam.

Cons: Everytthing

The Bottom Line: It does not work. Period. Makes mush of onion at the base and does nothing with the top pieces, even after the tapping and shaking routine it recommends. Made a mess of grinding coffee, pulverizing the beans at the bottom and leaving the top ones whole. The list goes on and this thing is going back where it came from. The company who designed this miserable gadget should be sued.



Recommended: no

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by: anonymous coward
11/26/2013 10:51:35 PM
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It does not work. Period. Makes mush of onion at the base and does nothing with the top pieces, even after the tapping and shaking routine it recommends. Made a mess of grinding coffee, pulverizing the beans at the bottom and leaving the top ones whole. The list goes on and this thing is going back where it came from. The company who designed this miserable gadget should be sued.   

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11/26/2013 10:48:17 PM
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I have used my bullet to blend milkshakes and smoothies because it doesn't do much else but
I have enjoyed being able to easily blend and drink from the same container for the last 5 years - it recently quit on me but I do think I got my money's worth - not sure I will replace it though maybe stick with my vitamix   

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9/13/2013 10:28:40 AM
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I have been a loyal user of the magic bullet for 12 years. I use it EVERY day. In all my years of daily use I have purchased 7 and have bought at least 10 for friends and family. Now they came out with the Nurti-Bullet and it was time for a new Magic Bullet and my sister bought me one in March for my Birthday. First time I used it I could not get the cup off. So I didn't have a receipt so IO went and bought another one because I USE it Daily.
Had it for 3 days and I had to hold the cup down because it would not lock in. I am so upset because I have been a loyal user and now I took it back to Bed bath and beyond and HAD to buy the Nutri Bullet and pay more for it. Plus the gas, plus the loss of my smoothie; due to the fact I couldn't remove it from the base. I have not used it yet since I just picked it up. I am so unhappy with the product that I use to love to the point I bought for others. I am extremely displeased.   

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by: Kym
6/3/2013 9:26:14 PM
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The Bottom Line: i was making a simple smoothes when it stoped the instructions said it could be to thick so i put more orange
juce in however it did nothing .

Recommended: no

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by: anonymous coward
5/16/2013 11:03:38 AM
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Pros: It doesn't take up much counter space. Big whoop.

Cons: Does not blend frozen fruit or ice very well. I make smoothies and add frozen fruit but the fruit comes out in chunks. Same with ice. It sometimes leakes from the botton straight into the motor. Not good!

The bottom line is, I wish I had not bought this expensive piece of doo-doo so I'll be returning it. Of course I have to pay the shipping fees to return it and will lose the shipping cost I paid to get it here. What a joke!

Recommended: no

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2/26/2013 2:21:28 AM
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Pros: So much better than a blender

Cons: trouble with high ice items and veggies

The Bottom Line: This is a great product because it can sit on the counter at all times and it is a super easy clean up. Cups are great.

Recommended: yes

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by: anonymous coward
1/16/2013 9:36:11 AM
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went through 3 of them in 5 years, use once a month, it broke at the same place where the blade and motor connects. For such an important part, they should use metal instead of plastics. have to throw away the motor every time. sucks.   

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1/11/2013 10:19:57 PM
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I am using it for last 2 years satisfactory..But one problem is now the rubber bush at the blade which fits in lower pare is spoiled or little bit distroied where I will get that rubber bush in mumbai
Dr.Anandsagar R.Karandikar   

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10/25/2012 1:18:46 PM
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I have tried making garlic butter from a MB recipe. 1 stick of butter 3 garlic cloves, grated parmesan. Had to keep opening it and scooping the butter around. It took a while, in 15 sec bursts then stopping and scooping to get it blended and garlic chopped. Is this normal for the MB? Same with grinding some chinks of pot roast with some mayo and pickles.   

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10/7/2012 3:34:28 PM
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Thank u for your honest and educational review. I 'll drag out the Bullet again. Have you tested the NutriBlast? I'm curious how it compares
To the bullet.   

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by: Martha Amelia Phillips
7/1/2012 12:28:27 PM
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I have been using the magic bullet for about 9 years, I think this is my third magic bullet. I use almost daily for smoothies, which turn out perfectly. I also use it to blend eggs and a few other items. I love my magic bullet.   

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by: June Thomas
4/12/2012 11:23:47 AM
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I own the Magic Bullet and love it but the blades are starting to rust. I have only used it about 5 times.   

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3/26/2012 1:38:11 PM
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It leaks liquid through the hole where the blade comes through the bottom, NOT around the edge where the gasket is located. It is coming through the blade and dripping into the motor area and still dripping when I remove it from the base.   

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by: anonymous coward
10/18/2011 3:54:04 PM
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I have the same problem. The company has not been very helpful in suggesting a fix either. I was told to "purchase a new cross blade".


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by: anonymous coward
12/13/2011 9:14:26 AM
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Great review, thanks! I bought one off Ebay several months ago and attempted to use it to make tuna salad. I put onions and celery into the processor and tried to blend it...all I came out with was mush. I did try to make a smoothie and it worked decently, though I didn't know about the pulse-and-shake method which is probably why I ended up with big ice chunks left over. My Magic Bullet has been out in the garage for a while...I think I might bring it inside to use for my smoothies...that's about it though...   

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10/17/2011 3:08:54 PM
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Pros: Best smoothie machine I've found.

The Bottom Line: I was surprised by the negative comments. I've owned mine for a few years now and it works great. It's the best appliance I've found for smoothies. Granted, I don't try to do any heavy duty chopping but I've got a food processor for that. Perfect size for one or two people and it's all dishwasher safe.

Recommended: yes

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8/14/2011 10:47:15 AM
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One in one thousand must be like this. Thank goodness someone has a great magic bullet that they can recommend.


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3/10/2012 6:52:41 AM
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Pros: inexpensive

Cons: 1) motor overheats and begins to melt, in less than half a minute 2) the big blender top only blends what is in the immediate vicinity of the blade and doesn't blend the rest on it's own - i had to manually stir the food in the blender with a spoon, since shaking it wouldn't do 3) it leaks liquid INTO THE MOTOR 4) the greater the blender cup size decreases, the greater the blending inconsistency increases

The Bottom Line: I own this product and am very disappointed! The first few uses impressed me; for the most part, it did as claimed in the infomercial. Until, of course, I noted that it leaked liquid into the motor! After less than half a dozen uses, the motor overheated and began to melt in less than 20 seconds of use! It happened when blending strawberries and milk - nothing that should put strain on any blender. Now when I try to use it, it lets off a burning/melting smell immediately. I suppose I can use it as a paper weight...

Recommended: no

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2/12/2011 11:46:47 PM
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Don't try chopping cheese like on the commerial, just turns to mush!!
Also my bullet stopped working after 2 months.   

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1/3/2011 5:02:13 AM
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It only works with hard dry cheeses.


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The Ninja Machine is better, about the same price, and you'll get a lot more value out of it. This one is ok, nothing to get excited about.   

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i got a box with an unused magic bullet abut the instructions are lost, can anyone help   

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by: ruth
6/7/2010 12:59:19 PM
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They don't post their instructions online which is quite annoying. You can contact them at http://www.buythebullet.com/customerservice.php


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6/11/2010 11:38:19 AM
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I googled instuction booklet online


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Pros: AWESOME MACHINE

Cons: NONE

The Bottom Line: I HAVE OWNED ONE FOR 5 YEARS ..

I AM A LIVE IN NURSE 24/7..TAKING CARE OF TERMINAL ILL PATIENTS ONLY......

I USE THE UNIT UP TO THREE TIMES A DAY DAILY...

MY CURRENT PATIENT IS NINETY YEARS OLD UNABLE TO CHEW ANY LONGER

LAST PATIENT I WAS WITH FOR 3 YEARS SAME SITUATION.

I DO SMOOTHIES

WITH FRESH FRUIT, FULL DINNERS ALL FRESH ITEMS, PUREE FRESH VEGETABLES, PUDDINGS, ETC.,

I AM THEN ABLE TO FEED THE PATIENT WITH A 60 CC SYRINGE

KEEPS THEM ALIVE WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS,

AND UNIT IS STILL GOING STRONG.

I AM BUYING ANOTHER ONE NOW FOR EXTRA USE, SPACE AND STORAGE.

DID I MENTION HOW QUICK,EASY,EFFICIENT AND ALLOWS MORE TIME WITH MY PATIENT,ALSO OTHER DUTIES AND A BETTER WAY TO PREPARE, FEED AND INTERACT.

THEY ARE ABLE TO EAT AND TASTE THE FLAVORS OF FRESH FOOD NOT CANNED, JARRED ETC.

ALSO CAN USE LONGER THEN 60 SECONDS.. HASN'T BURNED OUT YET !!

Recommended: yes

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5/30/2010 8:05:13 PM
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Pros: Small size cups are handy
Drink cups are very nice.
Larger model has a BIG blender top included.

Cons: Difficult to find the "Platinum" series with the bigger motor.

Bottom Line: Had my Bullet for a year and am very happy with the quality.
Since I do daily chopping I bought the larger, heavy duty model sold thru HSC and it chops everything I've used it on. For cherry tomatoes, garlic, onion ect I do halve them, then "pulse" to avoid the mush (any blender tends to mush veggies if not cut to size and pulsed). Same thing with the O-ring...it keeps the liquids in the blender !



Recommended: yes

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by: minimouse
1/31/2010 5:58:57 PM
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Pros: Easy to use, easy to clean and small enough to leave on the counter top


Cons: Only useful for preparing relatively small things

Bottom Line: I bought this mainly for eggs and smoothies and as per the video, it does those great. I also found it was great for making baby food.

Some people have commented on the quality of the unit; we've had ours for around 5 years, using it daily for months at a time when we made baby food with it and it's still going strong.

Recommended: yes

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by: Michael Wolff
1/28/2010 2:26:26 AM
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Cons: LOUD and unsatisfactory results.

Bottom Line: I have a Magic Bullet and nothing I have tried with it really worked as described. Even graham crackers did not chop evenly. Onions and peppers...even worse. I think my Kitchen Plus 2000 which is a manual crank type unit works faster, easier and creates more satisfactory results. And the real plus is that it only cost $20! There are some things this will not do and you must use a big mixer or blender but for everyday use (and I am single) it is far superior to the MB.

Recommended: no

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by: Ran
12/26/2009 12:06:00 PM
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Pros: easy cleanup and small footprint means this thing could help you achieve one step closer to healthier eating. This thing truly rocks.

Cons: crappy plastic drive gear breaks for most people. Manufacturer knows about this, and I have not been able to find replacement parts. They don't mention the crappy little plastic gear on the television ads, I don't think.

Bottom Line: I didn't use the o-rings. The thing leaks when you fail to use the o-rings. The plastic drive mechanism for the blade cracked, and I thought it was toast. I was going to throw it out, but went on google and used 'how to fix a bullet blender' as my search phrase, and found instructions to fix the thing on ehow.com.
The manufacturer, I guarantee you, knows about this problem (crappy plastic drive gear) and does NOT offer replacement parts that I am aware of. That's designed perhaps to move more units? I don't know. But they should be ashamed, eh? My bad if I'm wrong, but I could not find any replacement parts, but LOTS of articles on Google about the cracked plastic drive mechanism.
Ok. Use the o-ring, or your goo will ooze into the motor. This is not good for the motor. If your motor starts smoking, this can be construed as a request by your blender to purchase a NEW blender and use the o-rings next time. Seriously. Use the o-rings. The blender does not leak if you use the o-ring. Ok. So, use the o-ring. Did I mention, you should use the o-ring?
Mine sadly broke after a year of allowing goo to leak into the motor (not using the o-ring). I even dishwashered the thing to clean the goo out of the motor. This could be construed as abuse. Avoid abuse. Abuse may lead to needing a new Bullet. I love the thing and am shopping for a new one. Now that I know how to fix the inferior plastic drive gear, I have no fear. I know I will never fail to use the o-ring, either. Looking forward to my new one. I used mine only for smoothies, protein drinks, after my workout. Can't beat it! Use the o-ring, or suffer the consequences. Bullet blender rocks. Shame on the manufacturer for knowing about the shoddy plastic drive gear and not making spare parts available. But get one of these, and use the o-ring. You'll love it.
By the way, don't cram the thing with ice. You'll crack that crappy plastic drive gear. And throw it away (when you could instead look online for easy fix instructions).
Use the o-ring. Don't cram full of ice. Enjoy!


Recommended: yes

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10/23/2009 10:54:53 PM
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What a yap!!


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Pros: Convenience of blending and drinking from the same container.

Cons: Breaks down quickly and blades rusted out quickly too.

Bottom Line: I have to replace my blender on a regular basis because I blend frozen fruits in juice and that seems to break blenders pretty quickly. Not one has passed the test of time. So I have a decent amount of experience when it comes to testing affordable small size blenders. The Magic Bullet faired the worst. The stainless steel blade (I presume) rusted very quickly after I had left the blender overnight filled with water. The engine and blades started breaking up pretty quickly. Most of the time, the blades just spin without chopping. I do not recommend this product. The last small size blender I bought was at GNC. Although it is starting to break down again, it has lasted the longest. You get what you pay for seems to apply in the world of blenders.

Recommended: no

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by: YR
9/26/2009 3:00:22 PM
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Bottom Line: I just opened my Magic Bullet that I bought yesterday and was really looking forward to using it while preparing dinner. I needed chopped onions and bell peppers, so I used the MB. Big mistake! It turned my onion into MUSH juice and big chunks of onion. I did the shake technique and all and it still was a mess. I'm really disappointed and what a lack of integrity for the company to market their product as though it really could chop well. They should've just sold it as a smoothie machine because that's all you'll get!

Recommended: no

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by: On the Ocean
9/12/2009 9:31:49 PM
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Pros: Makes great healthy smoothies with any ingredients of your choosing, and iced cappuccinos with ingredients you have right at home in your kitchen.

Cons: After several uses, it starts to leak liquids all into the base assembly right through to the vents on the underside while still PLUGGED IN TO THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET!!! How safe can that be?

Bottom Line: I loved my Magic Bullets (I have two) because of the size, ease of use and clean-up, however after several uses all liquids in my mixtures started to leak right through the blade assembly - right through the plastic mold (not even the edges!!). How can that be, unless there are hairline cracks throughout the blade portion? I do not think the blade part is made of strong enough plastic to chop thing such as ice, which unfortunately it is intended for. For this reason, if you purchase this item to make smoothies containing anything hard like frozen fruit pieces or ice cubes BEWARE: IT WILL CRACK UNDER PRESSURE!!!

Recommended: yes

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by: Niki
9/10/2009 5:08:44 PM
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Pros: Recommended for smoothies & sauces

Cons: Doesn't chop veggies well.

Bottom Line: The reviews here speak for themselves. I agree with each review. Great for shakes, omeletes (refrain from using veggies!), however, not for chopping. Tried to make the salsa as per their recipe and it turned into a tomato/onion smoothie with unchopped slices of onion and tomatoes. Not exactly what we see in the info-mercial. And forget the 3 second pulses. You need to pulse longer than that. As I mentioned before, great for iced drinks and smoothies. Like the idea of the individual mugs for the iced drinks.

Recommended: yes

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by: Rosa
9/2/2009 2:55:33 PM
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Pros: Works a few times. Good for
one party then its time for
landfill or recycling.

Cons: Junk. NO customer service at all.
Shipping costs too high to return.

Bottom Line: It started smoking after only a few uses.
Ruined. Impossible to contact the company
for any reason other than purchasing a
new one. ie. NO customer service at all,
only sales department. Buyer beware!!


Recommended: no

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by: Farmer Grey
8/13/2009 8:44:58 AM
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Bottom Line: I liked the Magic Bullet, until I saw my roommate using it and for some reason it started leaking from the cover as it was blending and leaked all into the motor. There were no cracks I was able to find and the lid seemed to be on just fine. Maybe I missed a minuscule crack but it ruined the whole machine! And the cups and lids aren't as easy as saving space in my cabinets as the Magic Bullet is itself saving counter space.

Recommended: no

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by: Anonymous
6/11/2009 4:24:06 PM
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Bottom Line: A friend recommend this machine, so I went out and bought it. All excited I started chopping onion for man dinner, and all that happened was a got a moosh at the bottom, and the top untouched. I tried shaking, I tried pulsing, nothing worked.
I thought maybe I had put in to big chunks of onion, so I proceeded to through it out and try with a new onion that I cut in smaller piece. Same thing. Very uneven, 20% mooshed, 80% untouched.
I gave up and did it myself.
Later I wanted to try the guacamole, same again. Moosh at the bottom, chunks up top.
What a waste of money :(

Recommended: no

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by: Mysmasken
4/30/2009 1:10:16 AM
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Pros: Convenient, small size, easy to clean, Makes mixed drinks easily. Juicer works well. Good for daily use of smoothies and shakes. Blend in the cup you drink out of. Less mess to clean up. Most everything is dishwasher safe.

Cons: Difficult to chop. Just wants to make everything into mush. Base can leak if you don't tighten enough or vibrates loose from a lot of ice.

Bottom Line: Wonderful for a healthy lifestyle. I use this magic bullet every day. My husband has a protein shake every day. I do sometimes also. I also mix up recovery drinks for after my workouts. This thing makes clean up very easy. I love that I don't have to dirty another glass. I just recently tried the juicer attachment and it works well for small batches of juice. I was given this, but feel if it ever broke I would have to buy another. I've used it for over a year now, sometimes multiple times a day and the motor still runs strong. The chop action I do not use much. It is hard to get an even chop without making mush. Sometimes the base leaks if I do not have it on tight or if there is too much ice packed in it. For what I use it for, I works really well and I love it's compact size. I think it's worth it just for its drink making abilities.

Recommended: yes

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by: Nancy
4/21/2009 5:51:56 PM
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Pros: Small size good for one or two people.

Cons: NO replacement parts!

Bottom Line: Nice blender but doesn't chop regular ice cubes well. The blade wore out quickly and I can't find any replacement parts!

Recommended: yes

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by: Tina
3/24/2009 3:54:54 PM
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Pros: Dishwasher safe (top rack) cups and blades
Small and easy to store in cabinet

Cons: The motor seemed to weaken with time leading to breakage after one year of moderate use

Bottom Line: I would have given this a 5-star review except it broke after moderate use in one year. I like to make smoothies for a healthy meal replacement and the Magic B works PERFECT for that use. After a year of moderate use the plastic gear on the motor unit cracked in half making it unusable. I wonder if ther is a comparable product on the market that will last longer. In the end, I do feel that it was worth the $60 we paid for it.

Recommended: yes

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by: Jenlvssg1
3/16/2009 7:40:18 PM
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Pros: Good for shakes, smoothies and egg dishes. Good coffee grinder.

Cons: Messy food chopper.


Bottom Line: I use the bullet daily to grind coffee beans. It is quick and easy for shakes , smoothies and egg dishes. Make sure you use the the proper blade when chopping ice. It is not consistent with chopping vegetables and the "pulse action" is difficult to master. Look around for the best price. Recommended for small households.


Recommended: yes

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by: Ann
3/8/2009 8:09:17 AM
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Cons: did not chop veg. very well at all even when shaken!
It seems the commecial was fantastic at very good video editing.I couldn't get my unit to do what they did in the commercial. Would send it back if it didn't cost so much to ship.

Bottom Line: would not recomend

Recommended: no

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by: rogere2
2/21/2009 9:35:46 PM
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Pros: Great for small meals. Blends eggs and sauces perfectly

Cons: Not big enough for a big meal or a lot of people. A little pricey for a blender

Bottom Line: The Magic Bullet is a convenient blender to just leaves around the kitchen. You can use it to quickly make a shake or blend some ingredients for a meal, but it won't replace you other blenders or food processors.
I use it all the time for making some fresh sauces and omelets. Throw in some eggs, onions, spices and a little bit of cheese and it does a great job of blending everything for a perfect omelet. The problem I find is that I can't make a big meal with it because of the small size of the blending cups. It's great for one or two people, but more than that you will either be doing the same thing over and over, or just use a bigger blender.

Recommended: yes

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by: Tim Hoskins
2/6/2009 10:27:05 AM
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Pros: Small and convenient.

Cons: Uneven blending and not enough power.

Bottom Line: The Magic Bullet doesn't blend nearly as well as they show you on TV. It gets the job done, but things don't take 10 seconds like they show in the infomercial. It's hard to get the items at the top to blend, often leaving me with uneven results. It also can't blend tougher items as well as my usual blender, it just doesn't have the power.
It is exceptionally convenient. The small cups are easy to clean and it is small enough to fit in my kitchen.

If you blend several small items every day, this is a good item for you.

Recommended: no

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by: Mary
2/6/2009 10:25:44 AM
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Pros: Great at grinding coffee beans! Doesn't take up a lot of counter space.

Cons: Blade stays in place, makes mush out of veggies at the bottom(even shaking really doesn't help), crushing ice is a joke, and not quiet at all. Infomercial is very deceiving!

Bottom Line: We had purchased this and wow!! It seemed to be a great idea because it's the 2 of us..Little did we know that it was really a let down. Nothing like it claims to be. Everytime we used it to chop veggies it always came out like mush!!! Our salsa came out looking like tomato puree and our guacomole came out looking like green baby poop. Better off going with that "slap-chop" contraption the sham-wow dude was pushing.

Recommended: no

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by: deb*n*chris
2/9/2010 1:28:33 AM
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Editrial Review

Reviewed by: Mindy Weinberg
Reviewed on: 2/4/2009 7:23:45 PM


Worth Owning


What it claims to do: The Magic Bullet claims to be "the personal, versatile, counter-top magician", able to do for far more than just make personal smoothies. In fact, they claim that the Magic Bullet is so useful and convenient, you'll want to use it every day.

What we found: The Magic Bullet does an excellent job of whipping. Normally I wouldn't take out my blender for preparing eggs for an omelet, but since this is so small and easy to keep out and clean, I used it. The Magic Bullet did an excellent job of fluffing my eggs.

Blending was a little more iffy. It did well for a small smoothie. When I packed in the ice and fruit though, the stuff on top didn't get properly blended. The manual recommends what they call a .pulse and shake., which means picking up the Bullet and shake it in between blender pulses. That worked, but they forgot to mention that in the infomercial.

Chopping was ugly. I either ended up with unchopped pieces of onions and garlic or an onion and garlic paste. Chopping by hand does a far better job.

Don't expect to be able to leave the knives in the drawer. The small footprint of the Magic Bullet is excellent for reducing your kitchen clutter. The downside is that it can't handle full onions or tomatoes. In the infomercial they use cherry tomatoes and pearl onions. In reality you'll have to quarter your tomatoes and onions before throwing them in.

The small size also means that if you're preparing a large dish, using a food processor or blender would be far easier.

The Magic Bullet includes a set of mug-shaped blending cups so that you can blend and drink in the same utensil. This makes it fun at social gatherings and less to clean up afterwards.

Two blades are included, one for chopping/blending, and one for mixing/grinding. Using the wrong one will make your recipe come out wrong.

The Bottom Line: The bullet is very useful and convenient for making whipping items like eggs and for making smoothies in small quantities. It is easy to store and easy to clean. We did not find it useful for chopping items like onion and garlic, and the cups are pretty small. Still, if it fits your needs, its quick and easy.



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