(Closed) Calling Magic Bullet owners…

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I got the deluxe as a shower present.  I only make smoothies in it right now.  It works great for that!  Maybe your ice cream is too hard?  You should be using the cross-blade. . .I think the flat blade is only for things like making whipped cream.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have the original and I love it!! Works like a charm. I use it everyday and I couln’t imagine my life without it! Chopping onions, mixing milkshakes, shredding cheese—amazing!!!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

No, you’re not alone.  The Magic Bullet is the mother of all scammed out crap.  It doesn’t shred cheese, hard or soft.  It doesn’t dice anything well.  And it SUCKS at making shakes.  Doesn’t blend ice and can’t even handle ice cream.  I had one and the only thing I used it for (after three weeks of experimenting with every damn recipe in the book that comes with it) was protien shakes for the gym.  The only thing it can handle is powder and milk.  It worked pretty well for that, just because I could blend it, put a lid on, and bring it with me to school.  But after only 8 months, the blade catch stripped (it wouldn’t spin blades anymore).  Trash.  It’s honestly NOT worth the space if you already have a blender.  DONATE IT.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s pretty much only good for grinding coffee beans, spices, and VERY SMALL quantities of food that you want pureed. I can use it to dice garlic or onions but it takes awhile to figure out how to work it. I mostly use it to grind coffee beans and spices. I use it at work to make protein shakes. SOmetimes they’re a little lumpy, but it’s much smaller/easier than a full blender.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

I got one in college and it pretty much sucks.  I can’t WAIT to replace it with that blender we registered for!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I can’t wait to use mine!! I got one this weekend at my bridal shower – I’ve heard so many good things about it!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have one – it can not chop, but it can puree things you want to cook with.  I use it to make smoothies very succesfully, but i have a certain way to make it work (put things in the wrong order and it won’t mix them) so for a smoothie i fill it about 3/4 with frozen fruit, then put OJ to the top of the fruit filling it the spaces, then fill the rest/top with yogurt.  it works great if you do it exactly like that.

but like mighty sapphire said after under a year the blade catches strip – and it won’t do anything anymore…i’ve been using my blender but i’m thinking about getting another one (even tho they are obviousyl crappy) just cause I make a smoothie every morning and it’s a pain to have the huge blender on the counter all the time and the bullet fits right in the cupboard.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I am prob the only one… but i giggle every time I hear “magic bullet.” 

sorry, i’m apparently 12. *hangs head* lol

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Uh – the magic bullet -what a piece of $H!T!  lol I got mine for my shower too. I tried to make salsa like on the commercial and ended up with frothy tomato/ onion muck.  I tried to grate cheese and the bullet almost rocketed itself off the counter.  The only thing I have found it works for is smoothies.  Just like ksnow said – 2/3rds full of frozen fruit, top off with orange juice (I leave out the yogurt).  That’s ALL it is good for. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

my sil swears by it, but it doesn’t seem to like me very much. my husband uses it to make shakes… which obviously a blender can do. oh well.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have one (I bought it for my mom for her birthday one year and then she gave it back to me…gee, thanks Ma…) and it’s pretty horrible.  It gets jammed all the time.  It also tends to smell like burning pretty often.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have had one for years and love it. I make alfredo cheese sauce for pasta, a ton of smoothies (just make sure you use enough juice/liquid), milkshakes, purred fruit or veg for cooking. I use mine all the time. It is also awesome to make your own peanut butter with peanuts, a tad bit of honey and a small amt of peanut oil. I would have never survived law school without my magic bullet smoothies when I was too busy/stressed to eat. Sorry you don’t like it, maybe the delux is different.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Corgi, I do too. I’m embarassed to mention “Oh magic bullet!” in conversation cuz i’m sure people think it’s a vibrator or something dirty.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ejs- people like me. hahaha. 

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