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Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set Reviews

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Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set

Product Features

  • 17-piece high-speed mixing system chops, whips, blends, and more
  • Includes power base, 2 blades, 2 cups, 4 mugs, 4 colored comfort lip rings, 2 sealed lids, 2 vented lids, and recipe book
  • Durable see-through construction; press down for results in 10 seconds or less
  • Microwave- and freezer-safe cups and mugs; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

Product Description

The Magic Bullet replaces a food processor, blender, and coffee grinder, yet it occupies only the space of a coffee mug. It stays handy on your countertop for instant meals and snacks. There are no buttons to push. Just load the ingredients into the short cup, the tall cup or one of the four mugs. Twist on the cross or flat blade, place the bullet on the power base, and press down – in seconds, you’ll have chopped onions, minced garlic, grated cheese, spaghetti sauce, salsa, soup, chicken salad, smoothies, shakes and more. To heat or chill, simply place the magic bullet cup or mug in the microwave, refrigerator or freezer.

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Introducing the Magic Bullet, the personal, versatile countertop magician that works like magic. With the Magic Bullet you can chop, mix, blend, whip, grind and more–all in 10 seconds or less–for the fastest, tastiest meals ever! Everything from chopped onions and grated cheese to pasta sauces and snacks.

17-Piece Set Includes:

  • 1 Tall Cup
  • 1 Short Cup
  • 1 High-Torque Power Base
  • 2 Stainless-Steel Blades (Cross & Flat)
  • 2 Stay-Fresh Re-Sealable Lids
  • 2 Shaker-Steamer Tops
  • 4 Party Mugs
  • 4 Colored Lip Rings
  • 1 10-Second Recipe book

Features:

  • Uses: Chop, mix, blend, whip grind & more!
  • Make: Mousse, sorbet, frozen cocktails & smoothies, ground coffee, frozen coffee, party dips & more!

Tall Cup/Short Cup

  • Use to mix, cook & store ingredients; microwave safe
  • Use it to blend milkshakes, frozen drinks, smoothies, pancake batter

1 Stainless-Steel Flat Blade

  • Grinding, milling, and whipping

1 Stainless-Steel Cross Blade

  • Chopping, grating, grinding, blending

2 Stay Fresh Re-Sealable Lids

  • Fits bullet cups/party mugs, keeps leftovers fresh

2 Shaker/Steamer Tops:

  • Steam foods in microwave, use as shaker top

Party Mugs

  • Blend & serve drinks in same mug; colored rings help you keep track of drinks

Recipe Book

  • Contains delicious & healthy recipes for the whole family
  • UL Listed
  • Base Dimensions: 4.5″ Diameter x 6.5″ H
  • Base Weight: 2.3 lbs.
  • Wattage Output 250 Watts
  • 1-yr limited warranty
  • Made in China

Magic Bullet 17-Piece Kit

Magic Bullet 17-Piece Kit

Alfredo

Breakfast: Delicious Omelettes

Guacamole

Guacamole

Magic Bullet makes a wide variety of foods and beverages

Create a wide variety of foods and beverages

Lunch: Egg Salad

Lunch: Egg Salad.

Salsa

Salsa

Amazing fruit smoothies and beverages

Amazing fruit smoothies and beverages

Alfredo

Dinner: Alfredo Sauce

Tropical Drinks

Tropical Drinks

Which Magic Bullet Is Right For You?

Model

Nutri Bullet

Nutri Bullet Pro

Magic Bullet

Dessert Bullet

Baby Bullet

Features The SuperFood Nutrition Extractor The SuperFood Nutrition Extractor with more power: 900 watts Does any job in 10 seconds or less! Make healthy, delicious, all-natural desserts in 10 seconds or less! Make an entire week’s worth of all-natural baby food in just minutes!
Uses Breaks down food to its most absorbable state Breaks down food to its most absorbable state Everything from chopped onions and grated cheese to pasta sauces and snacks Make fresh, healthy, all-natural desserts. Everything from dairy-free, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly, low fat, low sugar, and low calorie. Make fresh, healthy, all-natural baby food for every stage of baby’s development.
Lifestyle The health-conscious will enjoy nutritious beverages made from the natural ingredients they select Athletes can rejuvenate quickly and efficiently with the powerful 900 watt motor and 2 extractor blades Busy chefs can rely on its ability to create a wide variety of key ingredients Hosts will delight in whipping up fresh desserts for dinner parties New moms will appreciate time saved while creating wholesome foods for their babies

List Price: $ 59.99

Savings: 15.99

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Customer Reviews


1,072 of 1,138 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Works well, but not for all foods, August 24, 2009
By 
D. Satow (NY, United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set (Kitchen)
I received my Magic Bullet set as a gift, after coveting it for quite some time(love that informercial!). After owning it and using it, I still love it, but I did have to adjust my expectations a bit.
It works wonderfully for soft foods. It is great for making dips, sauces, marinades, salad dressings, tapenades... It is great for blending soft foods, for making emulsions, whipping cream... I have made great hummus in my Magic Bullet, as well as chicken salad. You get the idea.
It also makes an EXCELLENT coffee grinder!
What it does not do is work like a normal food processor, in that it cannot process harder foods. Raw vegetables are a no. Also, forget crushing ice! Those mugs that come with the set are a cute idea, but they are useless. You cannot make a frozen drink with the Magic Bullet because all it does is throw the ice around in circles.
So, If you want a real food processor, do not buy this one. If you want a light-weight and small processor that is great for soft foods and liquids (and grinding coffee beans), then you can't go wrong with the Magic Bullet!

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427 of 466 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Great Little Blender, November 21, 2009
By 
MK Blue (Under a clear blue sky) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set (Kitchen)
According to the Amazon data base, I purchased the Magic Bullet in March. It is hard to believe that I've been using this blender at least twice every day since. I have used it primarily as a "frozen" drink maker--some would call them smoothies, I call them meal replacement drinks. I have also ground coffee beans to an espresso grind; made pesto, salad dressing, and use it to mix the wet ingredients for my seitan.

What I have learned: the heavier ingredients need to go into the cup first and then the lighter ingredients, whatever they are. When making pesto, this means that the nuts go in first, followed by the cheese (especially if you are using a chunk of cheese as opposed to shredded) and then the basil. If you are using olive oil, it should actually go in last. The reason for the importance of the order is that the blade, while it is put on top of the cup, is actually the bottom of the blender. Putting the heavier ingredients into the cup first help insure smoother blending action. The only time that the heaviest item should not go in first is when it is sticky: nut butter, molasses, etc.

When I make pesto, I leave it in the cup and use the "storage" lid. I have found that it keeps very nicely for about a week.

What I do not recommend: While grinding coffee beans was successful, I was a bit concerned about the motor burning up. It may be because I was grinding the beans to an espresso grind rather than a drip--as they show on the infomercial. I also do not recommend grinding large quantities of cheese. Truthfully, it is questionable as to whether it is faster than using a box grater. I have also tried to grind medications and calcium tablets. It takes a very long time and the pills never really got powder smooth. They also stay "stuck" to the bottom of the cup when blending into a drink.

Advice: remove the gasket for cleaning. When using berries, the seeds can slip under the gasket and cause a mess. Also, when using the Magic Bullet for mixing anything with oil or fats, I recommend washing it in the dishwasher (top shelf). I had no luck cleaning the "grease" out; however when blending just about anything else, it is very easy to clean with just water and a drop of dish soap.

Yes, I will buy another if/when this one dies of over use.

Asides: for some reason, the Amazon data base has me having purchased the Bullet through them through a 3rd party vendor. My purchase was not through the 3rd party vendor--why, when Ammy ships for free? My original review can be found at: Magic Bullet Express 17-Piece High-Speed Blender Mixing System

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337 of 369 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Still love it after 4 years!! Perfect for smoothies, protein drinks, omeletes and baby food!, March 20, 2012
By 
Melissa Yost (Coeur d'Alene, ID USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set (Kitchen)

I can't even say how much I love this appliance! Everyone needs one!! I just had to write this review to defend the Magic Bullet because people are using it wrong and then leaving bad reviews. I know I base many of my purchases on reviews and don't want others to miss out on this wonderful item!! I have had mine for about 4 years now and I still love it!!

To start:

1) YOU MUST GIVE IT ENOUGH LIQUID TO ENABLE THE ITEMS YOU ARE BLENDING TO MOVE AROUND SO THEY CAN GET CHOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you watch it blend, it forms a WHIRLPOOL in the cup from the top to bottom and your chunks of food get sucked into that and bring it right down to the blade! If you don't have the liquid to do that, there will be no whirlpool and your food won't move around well, then you will get mad and leave a bad review..lol.

2) THE RING SEAL ONLY FITS WELL 1 WAY. IF YOU FORCE IT TO FIT THE OTHER WAY..AND YOU CAN..IT WILL LEAK AND MAKE YOU HATE IT EVEN MORE, thus leaving more of a bad review! If it doesn't just slip right in WITHOUT ANY EFFORT, flip it over and try again!!

These 2 things are seriously the main tricks to using this and loving this!! So, for smoothies, I fill up the container with veggies and fruit of my choice. I prefer to use some frozen fruit because then it also takes the place of ice cubes! It is perfect, plus ice dilutes the yummy flavor! I don't even bother with ice. I pack that little cup as full as I can with fruit and veggies and then I fill it up to the top with mostly juice and some milk just for the neater color. Trust me, it works, it amazing how much liquid fits in between all the random cracks between fruit pieces. It chops everything!! It has always chopped my frozen fruit very well and it will chop raw carrots and celery within my same smoothy perfectly!! I was super impressed by those 2 veggies(perfect in smoothies for added nutrients and you barely taste them..perfect for kids to get their veggies in..oh so sneaky)! Carrots are very hard and it blends them right up! And celery..it chops all the stringy stuff..so you are left with no strings..all you see are tiny specks of green throughout your smoothy! Just awesome!! This is with the larger 4 blade top. It is surprisingly yummy with a hint of celery! Kids still love them!

I also used this to make chocolate peanut butter protein shakes! So good!! It is like a dessert! It blended in the powder and chopped up the chunky peanutbutter so well! It was very smooth and good, no gritty feel like blending by hand. 4 blade for this as well.

With omelets, I love the flavor of peppers in it, but don't want the chunks so I throw in a bunch of colored peppers, tomatoes, eggs, milk, cheese even and sometimes spinach and just blend it all up until it is a colorful egg mixture! Then just poor right into the pan with a touch of olive oil! Of course if I add meat and more cheese, I don't blend those. Yummy!! It is just awesome!! I love my omeletes so much more now or even just scrambled eggs. Also use the 4 blade.

For babyfood, you can blend any meal you are having with this to make it ultra smooth for baby. I have blended a variety of squashes..just add enough milk (or water) to make sure it can mix well. Anything you see sold in jars as baby food, you can make at home! Spaghetti and meatballs, mac and cheese, pot roast..seriously anything!! Any fruits (mix with juice or water to blend) and any veggies!! It is awesome and so good for baby and you save $$$!! For most of these items, I use the smaller cup and the smaller 2 blade. Again, just add enough liquid to make it work. Plus, thinner the better for babies. They have a harder time if it's thicker..it's easy to add more liquid til you get the hang of it!

Another trick I want to mention is with the RING SEAL that is located with the blade around the edge within the lid. This frustrated me for the longest time until I realized it only fits well 1 way. I never understood why sometimes, it just fell right into place and other times, I really had to work at it and manually press it in and go around the whole thing! It would work..usually..both ways. It would usually leak a little though by the end of blending. So annoying! Well, it should just slip right in-everytime!! If you have to work at it, flip it over! I wish I would have paid attention and figured that out much earlier. You also need to take that seal out everytime and clean it too. Food particles can get stuck under it which is just gross, but you can't really see them. I won't lie, it is sometimes a pain to get out. Wish it had a tiny little pull tab to be able to grab and pull up on 🙂 Usually, with a hard flick of the wrist, it will come flying out (if you are lucky) or a tiny part of it will loosen up just good enough to get a finger under it. Sometimes, while cleaning under a fast stream of water, the water will start to lift it up a...

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