I remember sitting in front of the TV, flipping through channels and I kept coming across this Magic Bullet Infomercial. I hate infomercials, but for some reason I kept watching this one. It was just kind of entertaining. But I kept telling myself that there was no way this was going to work the way they made it appear on TV.
Fast forward a few months and my husband surprises me with one of these for my birthday. (He’d noticed me watching the infomercials). The cups with the colorful rings looked pretty fun and I figured they’d be great for the occasional smoothie and maybe some frozen margaritas every now and again.
Fast forward another six months or so and this is the third most used appliance in our house (right after the coffee maker and the microwave). We make smoothies for breakfast and lunch, all kinds of dips, hot and cold soups, even garlic butter in this little machine.
I like the fact that it is small. I don’t have to make a big batch of something, I can make just one smoothie, or make each of us an individual one. It’s also pretty easy to clean. The cups and rim covers can go in the dishwasher. I usually hand wash them though to make them last longer. The base just needs a little wiping down with a damp cloth and the actual blade part cleans pretty easily with hot soapy water as long as you clean it right away. If you let it sit, it’s a pain to clean.
I’ve also let the cups with the rim covers sit overnight and the rims are almost impossible to get off when that happens. I usually end up soaking them for a while in hot water before I can get them to twist off the cup.
I’ve been using my magic bullet for a good six months now. We use it almost daily and when we do get it out we usually fix 3 or 4 things with it (different smoothies or soups for each family member). I’m starting to notice a little wear on the gear looking thing between the base and the blade attachment that screws on each cup. So far it’s still working well, but I can see that wearing out eventually.
Here are some pictures I took this morning while making a smoothie. I took 1/2 a banana, about 4 frozen strawberries, some yogurt and a splash of milk and blended it up. Yum!
My daughter’s favorite is banana, peanut butter and milk, while my husband prefers banana, yogurt and a scoop of protein powder.
We also make both hot and cold soup in here. My favorite cold soup is made in here from a handful of cherry tomatoes (or any other tomato cut in chunks or even some canned tomato), a 1/4 of a cucumber, a piece of green pepper, a bit of onion, a dash of vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
As far as hot soups go, you can make some great cream style soups in here. I take a small piece of leftover meat (chicken or turkey work best), some cooked potato or rice, any type of cooked leftover veggies and a bit of water or broth. I heat it in one of the cups in the microwave and then blend it until smooth.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, you can pick these up at stores like walmart, walgreens and the likes or order it from Amazon using the link below.