First let me say that I think most kitchen gadgets are stupid. Erin over at UnClutterer does a post each week on gadgets that have only one purpose & that she (and I) hope you will NEVER buy. You really need so little in the kitchen to make great meals. My friend Todd was recently going through his grandmothers kitchen and asked her, “where’s all your pans”? Much to his amazement, his grandmother had cooked hundreds and hundreds of meals with only those few pans.
So, when I saw the famous infomercial for the Magic Bullet and the ridiculous amount of foods it can help prepare, I blew it off. Come on, really? Who needs a little blender with a thousand attachments and a bonus set of cups? Oh, and they have these cute little colored screw on tops so your lips to have to touch the rough edges of the cup! The only thing I could think of was all the similar things I had thrown out from clients homes. Plus it didn’t pass my great litmus test: Where would I put it (meaning, store it when not in use)?
The rub came when we started making smoothies last year. Lots of smoothies. I fell in love with smoothies but not the blender. Hate the blender. The blender was hard to clean and was so big for a tiny smoothie. You couldn’t whip up a smoothie in the morning if you didn’t have time to clean the blender. And who has time in the morning to clean a blender when you are lucky to get lunches made, teeth brushed, and…well, you know what I mean.
Alas, the Magic Bullet reintroduced itself to me in Wal-Mart. There it sat, with all it’s promises of smoothie making-made easy and I caved. Fearing my clients would know I bought a gadget, I didn’t tell anyone for a while. Now I tell everyone. The Magic Bullet is the single best small kitchen appliance I own next to the coffee maker. Coffee maker #1. MB #2. EVERY morning, and I mean EVERY morning, a smoothie gets made in it. Drink right from the cup and put the cup in the dishwasher. You do have to rinse the blade, but that is like rinsing a lid. Easy peasy.
We used it so much the first year that we bought a second one for fear the first one might die on us mid-morning someday. Those attachments you ask? Well, I happen to use them now. Grind nuts into powder, make pesto, a puree for sauces…
Today I decided that all must know about the magic in the Magic Bullet. It’s totally worth getting and I love it. There. It’s spoken.