the magic bullet

i know you've all seen the infomercial about the magic bullet. it's a great party item, and you can make virtually anything using it...and it's so easy to clean! well, i received said magic bullet as a gift and this blog will chronicle how well the bullet lives up to its reputation.


the cheese dip

our hopes were high for the jalapeno cheese dip. maybe this would make that salsa palatable!
we cut up some cubes of cheddar, threw in some jalapeno pepper, and pulsed away until the cheese was all grated up. the bullet did its magic. we then put the "steamer/shaker" lid on the cup and placed this in the microwave for just over a minute.

well, it melted the cheese, but not as nicely as ordinary cheese whiz would have. next time, i may use the bullet to grate the cheese in a jiffy, but won't be using the cup to "pour" it on the nachos. what a mess.

slicing the green onion was a bit of a letdown too- as you can see. not quite chopped, but shredded.

so, the nacho attempt didn't go so well, but i'm looking forward to trying other things with the bullet now that i have some experience.

salsa: no
jalapeno cheese dip: no
grating cheese: yes!
chopping green onion: no


Blogger Philthy said...

This is such a great idea. I love the fact that your photo of a McDonald's bag just eludes to the fact that you had to go out anyway.
This infomercial has been in heavy rotation here for about a year. I know it well.
right on, keep it up!

5:59:00 PM  
Blogger Mitch said...

My boys just went through the exact scenario last night.

I plan on dicing up some "authentic salsa" tonight.

Do you have any other Magic Bullet success stories? I'm thinking (besides the adult beverages) that quiche filling might be okay.

12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got one of these as it seems that for drinks it's a winner, for hard/dry mixing (nuts, hard cheeses etc..) it's a winner. When it comes to dicing/copping/blending any wet ingredients you get puree or nothing. I bought mine because I'm always dicing veggies and I thought this would be great for that....nope. Does everything *else* ok though.

12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It works for chopping/dicing ingredients like onion and tomato if you use the right blade (not the flat one) and make sure to pulse it for one to two seconds at a time, rather than locking it in.

7:25:00 PM  

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