My husband, like many men, is kind of hit or miss with his gifts. Sometimes, he does really well. Other times, not so much. The Magic Bullet was my Mother’s Day present in 2006. At first, I thought it was incredibly lame. But, since I’ve used it at least once a week for almost six years, I suppose it now qualifies as a “hit” in the gift department.
I don’t make entire meals with the Magic Bullet like you see them do on the infomercial. Mostly, I use it to make quick smoothies to give my son for breakfast. I also like to use the Magic Bullet to make something that resembles low fat chocolate ice cream Ã¢â‚¬â€œ frozen banana chunks blended with some chocolate syrup and a bit of milk. It does a pretty good job on making bread crumbs and blending pasta sauces as well.
The Magic Bullet is just as easy to use as you’d expect and the parts clean up nicely in the dishwasher. It’s also very small, which is great if you’re like me and don’t have a lot of counter space available for kitchen gadgets. I have a full size blender I seldom use because it’s too big to leave out on the counter and I’m too lazy to dig around in the cabinets for it.
There are several sites that sell replacement parts for the Magic Bullet, although I have not needed to replace the gaskets or blades. My blender works just as well as it did when it was first purchased.
Do you have a Magic Bullet? Do you use it more or less than a full sized blender?
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