Magic Bullet Blender

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | January 10th, 2011 | Techniques, Tools, and Tips

Not quite a year ago I wrote about the amazing blender that I own.  Nothing has changed in regards to my affection for this kitchen appliance.  It still provides perfectly smooth frozen drinks and purées soups quite nicely.  However, it isn’t the only blender in my collection.

While the Oster blender is the choice for larger batches of foods in  need of processing or anything containing ice, it is large and takes slightly more effort to clean.  Therefore, my other blender is the compactly sized Magic Bullet.  With cups that come in two sizes (12 and 18 ounces), it is useful for an assortment of kitchen tasks.  For a certain daughter that doesn’t like chunks in her salsa, the 12-ounce cup is the perfect size to create the smooth salsa she likes.  When making homemade breadcrumbs, that same small cup is the perfect size to make a batch.  The 18-ounce cup is useful for blending a small amount of canned tomatoes or creating pesto.

Since I received my Oster blender, I honestly haven’t used the Magic Bullet to make my smoothies.  I find that Oster produces a much smoother drink.  However, I do find that the Magic Bullet does a consistently good job on many other items, as noted previously.  Other benefits to using the Magic Bullet is removing its contents and cleaning it.  As both cups are much smaller than a traditional blender, it is easier to scrape all ingredients out.  There’s no need to place a spatula (and half of your arm) inside the container.  Also, the cups and blade assembly can be placed in the dishwasher.  No need to spend time scrubbing every crevice, your dishwasher will do the work for you.

The Magic Bullet may not be my first choice when getting ready to make a batch of margaritas, but it definitely is used several times every week.  It is the perfect tool for many mini kitchen projects.

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