i also use my magic bullet all the time and am so happy to have it. it is easy to use and clean. it is stronger than the knock offs and does a better job at making smoothies. i also use it to "mush" food since i have difficulty with getting food to pass through the esophagus sometimes.
cons are as already stated.... it doesn't always do a great job so you have to sort of pulse and shake and can't leave it going.
i am also thinking about getting the nutribullet. good to hear some positive reviews on that one. i would like to use that to do greens. i can't eat raw salad greens because of esophageal issues. so that would be great.
i do think you will get use out of the magic bullet. one of the cups is even fine for hot stuff. either to microwave or pour something hotter into.
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I got a great sale on the bullet and ended up buying one for both kids families and my own. Everyone is very happy with them (about 4 years now I think). Just be sure to not run it very long (we turn on and off about 20 seconds) as they can burn up easily. Pros: clean up is so easy, size nice and small, perfect to make individual servings. Cons: I'm not sure if my blades getting dull but I have to shake it quite a few times (especially real thick drinks) to chop all frozen fruit, ice, etc. I bought a spare and am very glad I did.
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I've had my bullet for two or three years (on my second one now) and use it several times a week. I agree that you can't overfill it (and sometimes I add a splash of water if it is too thick) but it is so much easier to pull out, use, clean and put away than my blender or food processor.
I am contemplating getting the "nutribullet" - a drink improvement over the magic bullet. It's $99 at Target. The infomercial is kinda fun to watch. I've heard wonderful things about it from my SP friends on the smoothies team. lol. Good luck in your search for the perfect smoothie maker!
We love ours... if you use frozen ingredients, it can get a bit thick... and don't overfill it, as you still have to get it over the blades... enjoy!
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I like to have a smoothie for breakfast or after lunch to get in one of my yogurt and fruit for the day. I have a ninja master prep which come with a large pitcher and two small bowls. I've been making the smoothies in the small bowl, but my family also likes to have smoothies and they all choose a different yogurt and fruit so making it in one large pitcher wouldn't work. I was looking at the Magic Bullet and it comes with four cups, which would be perfect for us, and a lot quicker for me to make the smoothies this way rather than with the ninja which I have to take apart, scoop out the smoothie, rinse the parts, put it back together-four times if everyone wants a smoothie! So, does anyone own a Magic Bullet? Do you like it? Pros/cons? I've read some reviews online but am wanting to get a few others before I buy. Thanks!
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