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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.
- Super affordable
- Quickly make recipes
- Simple and compact design
- Comes with 3 different cups
- Includes milling blade
- Fast cleaning
- Dishwasher safe cups
- 1-year warranty
- Only for basic recipes and small servings
- 250-watt motor
- Struggles with crushing ice
- Blade base is not dishwasher safe
Magic Bullet Blender Features
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:
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
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.
Magic Bullet Deluxe Upgrade Kit
If you plan on upgrading (more accessories), the deluxe upgrade is the best deal for your Magic Bullet.
Short Cup (Included)
This small cup is an amazing container for making dips, or chopping and mincing basic ingredients.
Magic Bullet 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
|Ratings||4.2 out of 5|
|Blade||Cross blade, flat milling blade|
|Container capacity||20 oz, 18oz, 12 oz|
|Dishwasher safe||Yes (not the blades)|
|Dimensions||4.01 x 4.48 x 11.61 inches|
|Cord length||39.3 inches|
|Application||Home and Personal Use|
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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