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Magic Bullet Express

Reviewing: Magic Bullet Express 17 Piece Set  |  Rating:
By mom2one on
Badge: Publisher | Level: 9 | Furniture & Appliances Expertise:

I have been wanting the Magic Bullet ever since I first saw it on a TV. I received it as a gift last Christmas. For the most part it is OK, but I have found some problems with it.

First I use this all the time making smoothies and milkshakes. This little machine is perfect for that. I can not get my son to eat fruit, but he loves smoothies. So I make smoothies using fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, peaches, etc. I just throw the fruit in the Magic Bullet, add ice and sometimes yogurt or other items and turn on the Magic Bullet and I have a fresh smoothie that my son enjoys and he is getting his daily fruit in! I also like the milkshakes it makes. Even those you can turn them into something healthy by adding fresh strawberries or other fruits.

The other plus is the cup it is mixed in is also the drinking glass so less clean up.

It is small enough to fit on the counter without looking out of place or taking up too much space.

Now, the bad. I tried chopping onions in this machine once. It did not work too well. It didn't really chop the onions but more like puree the onions. I also tried green peppers and the same thing happened. So I feel the machine is not very good at chopping up vegetables. I haven't tried any other veggies since the peppers and onions.

I also found that over time the spinner seems to get worn out and the blades looses their effectivness. I have been looking on line for replacement parts and I can not find any. It seems like you have to buy a brand new system. I wish you could order parts.

I do like the machine for the smoothies and milkshakes it makes, but it does not do a good job at chopping vegetables.