View Full Version : I just purchased a "magic bullett) the other day at my thrift store...
09-24-2007, 10:59 AM
someone had gotten the one off of t.v. where they give you a free one and they didn't want two of them.
Do anyone else have one and if so what do you make with it?
I just made tomato soup in mine.
I just marinated some sliced tomatoes with some sage and basil and some hot pepper and put it in a whirled it around for a minute and it was chunky and very tasty.
09-24-2007, 11:03 AM
That is so neat! I love going to thrift stores I haven't in a while! Your post just made me think I'll be paying a visit this week. The soup sounds delish! xx
09-24-2007, 11:29 AM
That's great!! I use mine a lot..for smoothies, chocolate syrup, salad dressings....salsa, sometimes guac.
09-24-2007, 11:34 AM
Have you had any problems?
When i use mine i have to unplug it because it continues to run.
It doesn't seem to push up when i take my hands off of it to stop it.
Does yours do the same?
09-24-2007, 11:41 AM
Bethanie....not sure if you noticed this or not but if you push it down and turn slightly clockwise it locks into place...designed for longer processing, as opposed to just keeping it pressed straight down without rotating a tad.
09-24-2007, 12:55 PM
Love mine! I'm making almond milk in it right now and it does a fairly good job. That tomato soup idea sounds delish!!
09-24-2007, 01:18 PM
I didn't notice that, i will do it next time i use it.
I was wondering why it wouldn't turn off when i let up on the container:)
Can you over work it by blending too long.
How long have you had yours?
09-24-2007, 01:23 PM
I burned out the motor rather quickly on my first but I did buy another. It is nice for dressings and nut butters, that is what I mainly use mine for. Your soup does sound wonderful!
09-24-2007, 01:58 PM
That's what i'm concerned about, how long had you had yours when the motor burned out?
Do you know why it did burn out?
I can't afford another one right now so i'm going to be very careful when using it:)
If i find another one at thrift store prices i will buy it just to have it on hand.
09-24-2007, 01:59 PM
I think I've had mine a little over two years...use it for something most days. If I remember correctly the instructions said NOT to blend for more than one minute at a time.....wait a few minutes in between if it needs longer processing.
09-24-2007, 03:56 PM
It didn't come with instructions and the first time i used it i smelled something coming from the motor.
Now i push and lock for a couple of seconds and let up and do it again over and over if i must:)
Thanks for the info.
09-24-2007, 04:12 PM
I also never let it blend for more than a minute at a time....30 seconds max. I had my first one for about one year when the motor burned out. I haven't a CLUE why it happened. I swear I wasn't doing anything funky to it ~ I just don't think they are of the highest quality (just an opinion). They do their intended work though most of the time. :)
09-24-2007, 05:50 PM
I use mine mainly for grinding flax seeds. You are only supposed to let it run for a few seconds at a time and then let it up. I had a problem the first few times I tried it getting it to let up. I don't know why. I tried to chop peppers to make salsa and wound up with pepper soup.
09-24-2007, 05:57 PM
That's what was happening with me but thanks to a post from a sweet lady i now push down and lock it and then twist it back to let up on it.
It works great now, before i would unplug it quickly to get it to stop.
09-24-2007, 09:00 PM
I have had mine for some time. The motor has not burned out but the main mixing blade has become too loose.
09-25-2007, 01:14 PM
Justine... do you use yours to make nut butters? If so, do you soak first or soak & dehydrate or just use the nuts as is? Thanks! Jen
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