This was one of the first products I ever bought back in 2005. This right here, is what sparked my love of infomercial products. This is where it all began. I loved the idea of a small countertop blender that seemed to be able to do just about anything. My favorite thing to make was the smoothies and milkshakes. It felt so good to make those delicious frosty yogurt and berry smoothies, it was way better than having a greasy, overfilling breakfast. I made smoothies almost everyday. When I did decide to cook a hearty breakfast on occasion, it was great for blending my eggs. I didn’t have to clang and bang a fork in the bowl, I didn’t have to use a whisk, which we all know are a pain in the booty to clean if left to dry. Plus my eggs were so well blended I did not have to worry about the whites and yolks separating as they sometimes do while cooking. Another favorite thing of mine to do, and this was mostly for amusement purposes, is that anytime I ran out of powdered sugar, instead of running out to the store, I
was able to make my own. I just had to blend granulated sugar. How cool is that?!
One of the appeals to the magic Bullet was that during the infomercial, the discussed chopping onions and how unpleasant it is, you end up with watery eyes, etc. As corny as the acting was, what they were saying was absolutely true. I don’t think I know anyone who loves chopping onions. When I decided to try this out for myself, I was sadly disappointed. My magic bullet did not chop my onions….I had to push, and push and push down on the Bullet, check it several times, and still my results were not great. I could still see very large chunks of onion that had not been chopped. So I kept pushing more until I thought it might be done. When I finally removed the blade, half of the onions were rather large, some unchopped at all, and chunky, and the other half was pureed…. How can this be? It did not “chop” evenly at all. I found it slightly amusing that while watching the infomercial they used the word “chopped” when clearly the garlic and onions were minced. Also, they mentioned the onions came out “perfectly chopped”, but as the narrator starts talking about 6 and a half minutes into the infomercial you will see when they put the chopped onions on the pan, they are not in fact “perfectly chopped”. There are actually some fairly large pieces of onion.
Other than the onions, I only had one other problem with the Magic Bullet… when it came to cleaning it, if there was anything greasy or slightly oily (Reeses milkshakes) you definitely have to clean it prior to throwing it in the dishwasher. I have big hands, and it was really hard to squeeze them into this thing, let alone, with a sponge. If you. look inside the cup of the Bullet there are actually little plastic notches that stick inwards. these notches practically grated and scraped my knuckles every time I clean it. I have since donated the Magic Bullet to a family friend, and found a new beloved blender… stay tuned.
Some of the benefits to the Bullet include: nice personal sized portions, its small, takes up less space, its easy to use, and the best part of all is that for drinks or smoothies, the blender doubles as a cup, or “party mug” as they say