View Full Version : Is the Magic Bullet Legit?
06-04-2006, 12:13 PM
I am always very skeptical about infomercials so I am wondering if anyone knows about the Magic Bullet. It seems like a great deal compared to the Vitamix, but I'm not sure.
If you think I should definitely go with the Vitamix or some other form of blender/food processor, please let me know.
The Magic Bullet website is www.buythebullet.com
06-04-2006, 12:18 PM
We have one, it's nice but I think a vitamix would be stronger. It's ver nice though, it comes with like four small cup things that you can attach the bottom to and I think to other kinda cup like things you can attach the bottom to and a bigger reguler one, also it has to blade things one that has four prongs and one that has two prongs.
I hope you find what you are looking for!
06-04-2006, 12:20 PM
Oh ya it also comes with tops that screw on to the cup things!
06-04-2006, 01:32 PM
The Magic Bullet and others like it are NO comparison to the Vitamix or Ktec. NONE. But I still have one and use it for small things like chopping onions or garlic, for seed and nut chopping, etc. It is very handy and sometimes the container for the larger blenders is just too large.
But if you are wanting to do serious smoothies with vegetables in them, or if you want soups, really smooth sauces desserts and dressings from nuts, then you need a better blender. When I took my little one on a trip with me it did not do my smoothie for me like my Ktec. The Ktec turns 2 cups of water or pineapple juice, an apple, a banana, celery, seaweed, 1/2 c. lentil sprouts, a large handful of parsley, a large handful of cilantro and a LOT of spinach into 6 or 7 cups of 'milk-shake-smooth' smoothie. The little guy couldn't handle that much so I cut it down to a single serving size and it was overheating and I ended up with 2 cups of pulpy gritty chunky relish. I didn't have enough for my husband then, but the blender was too hot to continue. He said forget it.
Look up the watts rating on the one you are considering. I believe it is 200 watts. It also tells you not to run continuously for more than 60 seconds or you run the risk of burning the motor out. My Ktec Champ has 1500 watts and is supposed to develop up to 3 HP. I can run it for a long time in order to get warm soups or super smooth recipes with nuts.
In my opinion, you can do well to have both kinds, but if you have a choice, save for the bigger one.
I must be fair though and advise you to do a search on blenders on this list. A lot of people have had very good luck with other types of full size blenders that are much cheaper. So you could make do with one of them for quite awhile, likely. I have never tried my smoothie in a standard department store blender.
06-04-2006, 03:18 PM
I can't imagine anything doing better then a vitamixer.
06-04-2006, 05:28 PM
I don't have a Vitamix nor do I know anything about it. I did get a Magic Bullet as a gift. The person who gave it to me said it was perfect for making salsa. I tried it once to chop a green pepper. I didn't get chopped green pepper. I got liquidy green goo! I haven't used it since. First, the cups are very small. Second, because the cups are so small you have to pre-cut whatever you're putting in into small pieces. Seems like a lot of work. I can chop something small with a knife faster than that.
I did buy a Big Mouth Food processor. I like it because I can slice or shred a ton of food very quickly. Most things do not require cutting first. However, I have had onions and tomatoes that were too large and had to be cut in half. I haven't tried it for sauces. I'm not much of a sauce person. And I don't do smoothies either. I do have a blender and I used to use it when my husband and daughter drank smoothies. They got burned out on them so I quit. I also used to use it on occasion to make soups smooth. But I've since gotten an immersion blender and prefer it for soup because I can leave the soup where it is and just stick the blender in. Less to wash.
06-05-2006, 07:18 AM
I have a vitamix and love it for almost all uses.....but I also have the magic bullet and think it's great for smaller jobs. The key to not getting things too pureed is to pulse it and not let it stay "on"........it makes great salad dressings, smoothie for one, chops onions, etc...even grinds cocao beans and flax seed.....I use it quite a bit and like it very much.....nothing can replace the vitamix but it is a handy thing to have..I keep it on the counter all the time~
Sharon in Colorado
06-05-2006, 10:57 AM
I love it as a personal blender. We use a K-tec for large smoothies and the Bullet for various chopping uses. I grind nuts, seeds with the flat blade and salad dressings, etc. Does a beautiful job.
Other non-raw family members in the house use it for grinding coffee beans, whipping eggs, making chocolate milk etc.
I don't use the blender attachment or mugs but I find it more useful than the large blender for small things that can be cleaned up in a snap.
P.S. I don't use it for chopping veggies as it doesn't do a consistant job.
07-03-2006, 12:56 AM
Hey, I hope you haven't gotten this from the informercial yet.
I need to tell you that I just watched that informercial and it is selling for $99.99. I did not pay that for my little set. It came with exactly the same as this one, but I got it for a fraction of the cost on ebay.
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