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.


broccoli cheddar soup

an open letter to the magic bullet:

dear magic bullet (aka:amazing bullet),

although your product is touted as being "magic" and "amazing" when it comes to making soup, i beg to differ.

recently, i wanted to make one of my favourite soup recipes to celebrate the fall season: broccoli cheddar soup.

after simmering an onion, broccoli, chicken broth, and rice, i added a little milk in order to prepare the broth for blending.

i poured the mixture into the tall cup, and proceeded to pulse pulse pulse.

everything seemed to be going well, until i tried to remove the blade. it was stuck. for nearly 30 minutes i was unable to unscrew the base from the cup. only after placing the cup in a bowl of cold water for 15 minutes was i able to separate the two pieces. this is unacceptable.

at this point, i took out my trusty blender which was always a loyal, trustworthy appliance for making soup.

unfortunately, i don't believe that i'll be using said bullet to make soup ever again. perhaps you should remove these erroneous tips for making soup from your infomercial as soon as possible.



p.s. i suffered wrist and forearm strain from trying to unscrew the two pieces.