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Magic Bullet Blender Review, The Original Nutribullet Magic Bullet

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Magic Bullet Blender, Silver
Magic Bullet Blender, Silver

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 the 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 blender 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 (24 oz, 22 oz, and 12 oz)
  • Includes a 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

The Original Magic Bullet Features

What can you make with Magic Bullet?

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:


a glass of green smoothie
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. You’ll learn more about those in the accessories section.

Here’s what it can’t do:

Any of the 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.

Is Magic Bullet easy to 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 give the motor a chance to cool 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.

See it in action

Don’t take my word for it, watch this official product demo of Magic Bullet.

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The Magic Bullet Blender is an affordable 250-watt personal smoothie maker from Nutribullet. It comes with two blade systems and three single-serve cups—24 oz (710 ml) tall cup, 22 oz (651 ml) handled travel mug, and a 12 oz (355 ml) short cup. On top of these multiple accessories, the Magic Bullet Blender comes with a 1-year product warranty.

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 Blade, Model No. HMB-1121

Model # HMB-1121

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

Flat Milling Blade (Included)

Magic Bullet Flat Blade, Model No. HMB-1122

Model # HMB-1122

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Apart from the traditional smoothie blade assembly, you’ll also get this flat milling blade. You can use it to grind coffee, herbs, or spices, and as well as for whipping cream.

Ice Crusher Blade

Ice Crusher Blade, Model No. MBR-BA031

Model # MBR-BA031

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If you think you need an extra ice-crushing power, this blade is a nice upgrade to your smoothie-maker kit.

22 Oz Handled Travel Mug (Included)

22 Ounce Handled Travel Mug

Model # MBM-U0230

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Your blender comes with three cups. This is the second biggest single-serve cup you’ll get with a capacity of 22 oz or 651 ml.

12 Oz Short Cup (Included)

Magic Bullet 12 Oz Short Cup, Model No. MBM-U0231

Model # MBM-U0231

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This 12 oz (355 ml) small cup is an amazing container for making dips, or chopping and mincing basic ingredients.

To-Go Lids (Included)

To Go Lids, Model No. MBM-VE048AMZ

Model # MBM-VE048AMZ

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You’ll get a pair of this convenient spill-free to-go lid with your personal containers.

*Product Images and Video Courtesy of Nutribullet

Technical Specifications

TypePersonal Blender
Brand/SeriesMagic Bullet
Model #MBR-1101
Price$
Ratings4.2 out of 5
Speed1-speed
Wattage250 Watts
Blade(1x) Stainless steel cross blade
(1x) Stainless steel flat milling blade
Containers(1x) 24 oz (710 ml) Tall Cup
(1x) 22 oz (651 ml) Handled Travel Mug
(1x) 12 oz (355 ml) Short Cup
Dishwasher safeYes (except for the blade assembly)
BPA FreeYes
ColorsSilver
Dimensions 4.01 x 4.48 x 11.61 inches
Cord length39.3 inches (1 m)
ApplicationHome and Personal Use
Warranty1 Year
Related ProductsMagic Bullet Mini, Baby Bullet, Nutribullet Go, Nutribullet Pro, Nutri Ninja, Ninja Auto-iQ 1000W, Ninja Smoothie Bowl Maker, Bella Rocket Blender

Is Magic Bullet worth it?

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

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