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Old 04-19-2008, 11:58 PM   #1
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The Magic Bullet.. anyone own one?

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My parents bought us this a couple weeks ago, but i've been too busy (and tired) to set it up and use it. Has anyone here ever used one of these? I've read about it some, and I guess it can chop and mince onions and garlic, it can grate cheese, make smoothies and sauces... and lots more that i'm just too tired at the moment to think of....

Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone here uses this, and what all they do with it..

Thanks!

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
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No experience with it, beginner. My take is that it is a trendy gadget that espouses to replace a better, well-constructed device. I've heard quite a few negative things about its construction and dependability. Again, I haven't used it.

Although, it is worth "playing" with and having some fun preparing some summer drinks and other dishes. You have it, why not use it? I love toys!
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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I don't have one myself but my daughter loves theirs. She said they use it to make their favorite drinks. That it works great.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:11 AM   #4
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I have this, but I've only used it once - to coursely chop black peppercorns.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:14 AM   #5
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Yeah, it comes with 4 or 5 mugs with diff. colored tops, that pop right onto the base part of the "bullet". Makes it easy for everyone to have their own kind of drink. I thought that sounded neat..
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:01 PM   #6
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My mother has had one for years & uses it daily for your breakfast smoothies. She bought me one a couple years ago. I use mine all the time to make salad dressings, chop garlic, chop herbs & chop onions. It is very easy to use & clean, less parts then a mini food processor or 3 cup chopper.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:14 PM   #7
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My sister got me one last year and it really is neat. I make protein smoothies with it quite a bit. It's also just a handy-dandy kind of thing to have around the kitchen :)

My kids like that they can put in cream and a bit of hershey's syrup and make chocolate mousse in 15 seconds.
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