The magic bullet was first released in 2008 and has since then been hugely popular amongst households. It is a space-saving alternative and replaces a traditional blender, food processor and juicer.
What does that mean?
It means the Magic Bullet can make you a smoothie, act as a food processor and also grind your coffee beans for you. The products infamous infomercial displays all of these abilities flawlessly. At one point they even end up chopping ham and onions, grating cheese and whipping eggs together to make an omelette. It’s quite impressive – here’s the video in case you’re never seen it.
The Magic Bullet looks great, and definitely saves A TON of space. It’s a small, vertical device that can easily be stored in a cupboard without taking up much space. This makes it easy to clean up and disassemble after use; however, the small size also means it has less power, so avoid chopping or blending items of large quantities in it.
ProTip: Remember to add lots of liquid to help it blend with greater ease!
Personally I don’t think it looks quite as slick as it’s counterpart – the NutriBullet (see our review for this product here), which is a lot newer.
Magic Bullet Parts
The Magic Bullet comes in different sets – with the option of a 17 piece set or a 25 piece set. These come with a power base, 2 blades, 2 bullet cups, 4 mugs with coloured lip rings, 2 shaker/steamer tops, 2 lids, and a recipe book.
It also comes with a 1 year warranty, and the cups and mugs are safe to use in the dishwasher, microwave and freezer.
Having used the Magic Bullet regularly for the last few months, it is definitely a product that I have become accustomed to using. The Magic Bullet can blend simple things with ease – but the drawback is that it only has 1 speed. At the same time, because of this simple feature, it is also difficult for things to go wrong.
The Magic Bullet uses a Cyclonic Cutting Zone blade, which helps it circulate food into the Cyclonic Cutting Zone region to blend food in 10 seconds or less (some recipes take more depending on what you are blending). However, the motor power for the Magic Bullet is not the strongest and it struggles to blend ice. As you can see from my image below, after using it for over a year, the blade is starting to experience some wear.
Magic Bullet Recipes
The Magic Bullet Juicer is great for blending juices – but also dips and sauces! Here are 2 great recipes:
1. Zesty Black Bean Dip
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
- 1/4 of a medium-sized onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
- 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
- Spoon of sour cream (optional)
- cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
Drain the liquid out of the canned beans, then add all the ingredients (in the order listed), into the tall cup. Start to pulse it until you reach desired consistency.
You can easily substitute this for your favorite bean, eg. pinto beans, white beans, or any other favourites.
You can also make this into a Black bean soup by adding 2 cups of broth to make a flavorful soup (especially if you have any leftover dip).
2. Berry Banana Smoothie
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup ice
- 1/2 cup almond milk
First, add all the ingredients to the tall cup or the party mug, and then twist it on the cross blade. Blend until desired consistency. Enjoy!
The Magic bullet has become a lot more affordable since the Nutribullet was launched, and because of that, this product is simply irresistible.
Despite it’s lower wattage (the Nutri Bullet has 600+ watts of Cyclonic power, which is about 2.5 times MORE than the Magic Bullet. Can you feel the power?!), the price point makes the Magic Bullet a great addition for those who are looking to casually blend a recipes every now and then. If you’ve got a bit more money to spend – take a look at our NutriBullet review (Quick Summary: A bit more expensive, but much more powerful, has a bigger capacity and has better blades for breaking down tougher ingredients such as seeds, nuts and stems).
We used to have a Magic Bullet but then it quit so when my mom went to Walmart she looked at a Bella Rocket Extract Pro blender which was cheaper by about $20-$50 and it also has 700 watts of power. It actually makes a smoothie smooth as you can leave the container on the blender for longer than 1 minute. We’ve had it for several months and it’s still going strong. I’d highly recommend it.