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The Original Magic Bullet Blender Review

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Original Magic Bullet Blender

The Original Magic Bullet started the single-serve blender revolution. But despite its age in the market, it’s still a widely popular product.

Just take a look at the picture. It’s as cute as a button. There’s even a smaller and even more adorable version, the Magic Bullet Mini.

It doesn’t look much, but it’s packed with a lot of features. Not only can it help you make smoothies, but it can also puree, chop, and grind ingredients, more like a mini food processor.

One thing that I like about NutriBullet blenders in general, is its extensive selection of accessories. You can upgrade the blade base, and you can have as many cups as you need. I’ll show you all of the compatible attachments in the “accessories” section.

I have to warn you though, that it doesn’t have a powerful motor. It won’t fare that well on crushing ice, but thankfully you can get an optional blade designed specifically for that.

If you want a more powerful NutriBullet right off the bat, you can check the Nutri Bullet Pro.

Now, let’s get back to the original Magic Bullet blender.

PROS

  • Super affordable
  • Quickly make recipes
  • Simple and compact design
  • Comes with 3 different cups
  • Includes milling blade
  • Fast cleaning
  • Dishwasher safe cups
  • BPA-Free
  • 1-year warranty

CONS

  • Only for basic recipes and small servings
  • 250-watt motor
  • Struggles with crushing ice
  • Blade base is not dishwasher safe

Magic Bullet Blender Features

Application

Despite its size, the Nutribullet Magic Bullet can help you with a lot of tasks in the kitchen. Here’s a list of what you can do with it:


Smoothies
salsa sauce
Sauces & Dips
baby food
Baby Food
Veggie omelet
Omelet
Strawberry Cocktail
Cocktail
Cold Brew Coffee
Coffee

That’s pretty remarkable for a small blender.

I mentioned a while ago that it doesn’t have a strong motor. To compensate for that limitation, you need to add more liquid to any of your recipes.

Otherwise, if you’re planning to crush ice with this machine, you need to upgrade your blade base. There’s also an optional blade for grinding coffee and spices.

Here’s what it can’t do:

Any of the magic bullet personal blenders are not designed to blend hot items. Pressure build-up can lean to injury. I repeat, do not process hot ingredients with this machine.

If you want a NutriBullet with a soup making feature, go ahead and check the Nutri Bullet Rx.

Ease of Use

Magic Bullet Personal Blender by NutriBullet

There are no buttons with the Magic Bullet blender. It utilizes a twist and push mechanism. Secure the blade base in place, then all you have to do is twist it onto the motor base and then push it to start the motor.

If there are still some chunks left, you can push it again. You can do as many cycles as you want until you’re satisfied with the consistency.

Just remember never to blend more than one minute at a time. It may overheat your machine. Give it at least 5-minute idle time to cool it down.

In terms of maintenance, all the cups are dishwasher safe. However, you need to deal with the blade base manually.

Overall, I’ll give it a usability rating of 4/5.

Magic Bullet Accessories

Of all the personal blenders, the NutriBullet magic bullet has the most accessories. Should you need to replace your good old blade assembly or you just want to purchase an additional cup, here’s a list that you can refer to.

Cross Blade (Included)

Magic bullet cross blades

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This is the standard blade included in your purchase, perfect for making traditional smoothies.

Ice crusher blade

Magic Bullet ice crusher blades

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If you want to take crushing ice to the next level, you need to upgrade to this ice-crusher blade.

Magic Bullet Party Pack

Party pack mugs

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If you love parties, this is a must-have. It comes with 6 handled cups and lip rings.

22 oz mug (Included)

22-ounce travel mug

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This is the most ideal mug for smoothies. You can even bring it anywhere.

Magic Bullet Deluxe Upgrade Kit

Magic Bullet Deluxe Upgrade

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If you plan on upgrading (more accessories), the deluxe upgrade is the best deal for your Magic Bullet.

Short Cup (Included)

Short cup

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This small cup is an amazing container for making dips, or chopping and mincing basic ingredients.

Flat Blade

flat blade

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This unique blade design is excellent for grinding coffee, herbs and spices.

To-Go Lid (Included)

to-go lid

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You’ll get this convenient spill-free to-go lid with your single serve cup. Carry your smoothie anywhere you go.

Magic Bullet Shaker and Steamer lid

shaker and steamer lid

If you bought the flat blade assembly, you’ll be needing these complementary cups.

See the original Magic Bullet in action

Don’t take my word for it, here’s the official product demo video from the brand.

*Product Images and Video Courtesy of Nutribullet

Technical Specifications

TypePersonal
Brand/SeriesMagic Bullet
Model #MBR-1101
Price$
Ratings4.2 out of 5
Speed1-speed
Wattage250 Watt
BladeCross blade, flat milling blade
Container capacity20 oz, 18oz, 12 oz
Dishwasher safeYes (not the blades)
BPA FreeYes
ColorsSilver
Dimensions 4.01 x 4.48 x 11.61 inches
Cord length39.3 inches
ApplicationHome and Personal Use
Warranty1 Year

Verdict

If you’re looking for a bargain on a smoothie making machine, you might want to give the Magic Bullet a try. It’s currently the most affordable personal blender on my list.

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