Magic Bullet The Deluxe 22 Piece Set

In our Magic Bullet reviews we look at the Magic Bullet Deluxe. As a personal blender the Bullet works well for smoothies and easy items just don’t look to replace your full size blender.

I’m sure by now everyone’s heard of the Magic Bullet Deluxe blender from their advertising. It looks really cool on the infomercial and is a neat concept. Blend what you want in a cup and take the cup right along with you. Most people seem to really love the Bullet at first, then over time, as we read in a lot of the consumer reviews, people start to have problems. There were many reports of engine failures and breakages. Most of these are covered under the one year warranty offered by Magic Bullet, however it sounds like from the reports that customer service is really horrible to deal with.

As far as personal blenders go, the Bullet is not a bad buy. You just have to realize that it cannot handle large, difficult to blend items, like big ice chunks, nearly as well as a full size countertop jar blender. We rated the Magic Bullet Express at number 4 on our list of the best personal blenders. The Magic Bullet Express and the Deluxe have the same engine and most of the same accessories and it’s about $10 cheaper. You can read our full Magic Bullet review of the Express model.
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Gyrobowl : The Non Spill Container

If you have been watching television, you may have seen the commercials on Gyro Bowl .

For some who didn’t happen to see the commercial, it is a food container for kids that has been designed to be 100% kid-proof. This is kid-proof in such a way that your kids will not be able spill food and at the same time, they will not be able to destroy.

This product has received many positive reviews and feedbacks since it has launched. If you have small kids, then this product is just right for you. Continue reading “Gyrobowl : The Non Spill Container”

Magic Bullet Reviews

The Magic Bullet blender is great for individuals and offers quick blending, a small size, and a variety of attachments and cups to suit most any use.

The Magic Bullet Blender is sold and created by Homeland Housewares, a company that specializes in products for everyday use in the home. They make products that have improved upon many household products that are available already; products that work for day to day needs. The Magic Bullet has been a popular appliance for many years, mainly because of the popularity of its infomercial.

The Bullet is a compact blender that has many purposes in the kitchen. It comes with a powerful base that allows all of the attachments, such as juicers, blenders, and food processors, to do their jobs.

So why would one get a Magic Bullet instead of other blenders or food processors? Convenience and speed are the two most important factors. For one, all elements of the Magic Bullet except the base can be easily washed in a dishwasher. It also does not take up much room on the counter, so it can be used for everyday meals without having to be stowed away.

The Bullet is also a very fast blender. When it is new and the blades are in good condition, it can blend food in only a few seconds. This can make cooking or blending very simple. Continue reading “Magic Bullet Reviews”

Magic Bullet Express Blender Review

In our Magic Bullet Express blender review we talk about the convenience that makes this brand so good and the low quality that makes us question buying this blender.

Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

 

You’ve all heard of the Magic Bullet Express blender, especially if you watch any late night TV. There was a time when their infomercial was everywhere. From our analysis it seems that the Magic Bullet Express delivers on many of its promises and is a really nifty little blender. The problems though seem to lie in its durability. If you use the Magic Bullet Express blender exactly as prescribed in the manual, and keep it cleaned and maintained well, and don’t run the engine too long (over 30 seconds), then it will last you a good while (hopefully at least a year). However, if you like to load it up with hard to blend ingredients (peanut butter, big chunks of ice, nuts, etc.) then you’ll likely be disappointed. Continue reading “Magic Bullet Express Blender Review”

How To Make Sesame Tahini In A Blender

Sesame tahini is another simple to make spread that you can create at home using your blender. It can really add zest to foods and is very nutritious.

When you are wondering how to make sesame tahini in a blender, you want to be sure you get the most accurate and the best ingredients for it. You should get all of the ingredients together in front of you before you start any of the mixing to be sure you have everything you need. Continue reading “How To Make Sesame Tahini In A Blender”

Protein Shake Recipes For Athletes and Weekend Warriors

What are your favorite protein shake recipes that help you recover from workouts, give you more energy, and taste good? Add them here, and see what shakes others have added.

Every player and sports enthusiast has their favorite blend of protein drink to make them bigger, stronger, faster, or just help them get through the day. What types of shakes do you like to blend up? What ingredients do you like to add to the brew; peanut butter, a carrot, raw eggs? Do you like to boost your shake up with protein powders and supplements? If so, which ones are the best?

The market is filled with supplements and various off-the-shelf protein drinks. Entire stores like GNC in the United States are dedicated to this market. You can off course buy a ready-made protein shake mix, or make your own, or do both. If you have a special blend that you think really tastes good and gets the job done, let us know using the form below.

Under the form you’ll find the best protein drink recipes ranked by our editors and visitors to this site.

What Is The Best Protein Shake Recipe?

Let us know what shake you think not only helps improve your performance but also tastes good.

If you like adding a supplement to your protein shake, name it, tell us where you bought it, and for how much.

If you play a sport, let us know which one, and how this protein shake helps you perform or recover better.

Blender Cleaning Made Easy

Everyone hates cleaning, but blender cleaning does not have to be such a chore if you stay on top of it. It can also help prolong the life of your blender.

Blenders are a very common, small household appliance. It is very rare to walk into someone’s home and not see one sitting on the counter. The size, style and features may vary, but they all serve similar, general purposes. If you have just recently purchased one or find yourself using it more frequently, you may be wondering how to clean a blender.

In this case, it really depends on the type of blender you have. Some of them have parts that are dishwasher safe and some do not. Before attempting any type of blender cleaning, you should refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. There is usually a section in the user’s manual that explains the proper ways to clean it. Following these will help you appropriately maintain it and make it last longer.

Hand Washing

If you do not have a dishwasher, there are some safe ways to wash certain parts and ensure their safety. If you are in doubt as to what is dishwasher safe and what is not, your best bet is to probably wash all removable parts by hand. The safest way to do this is by using hot water with a mild dish detergent. You should scrub gently, to make sure you remove all food particles. One this is done, all parts should be dried thoroughly, before reassembly.

Such items as seals and rubber gaskets should always be washed by hand, in warm water. Hot temperatures, such as those that occur in a dishwasher, can cause them to break down and deteriorate. While you can purchase replacements, why spend the money if you do not have to? A little extra care is all it takes to avoid this problem.

Using A Dishwasher

If the manufacturer’s instructions on blender cleaning say so, then several parts are usually dishwasher safe. This can include the carafe, lids and blades. In most cases, to ensure proper blender cleaning, it is advisable to rinse them first. This helps remove loose or stuck on particles of food. Not all dishwashers have a powerful enough spray to remove such substances.

 

Killing All the Germs

The high temperatures used by a dishwasher can also help ensure the sterility of your blender parts. If you have used it for potentially dangerous foods, such raw meats, this is very important. Some meats can carry E Coli or salmonella. Preventing the spread of these and their accompanying health problems is vital. This is especially true if you frequently use your blender for things that are not cooked before they are consumed.

These dangers can also be present with some vegetables, especially those grown in the ground. This can include potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, radishes and several others. If you use your appliance with any of these, they should be washed prior to their use. That, plus proper washing of the blender afterwards will help mitigate any possible health risks.

For pieces made of metal, glass or plastic, you can add a little bit of bleach to your dishwater. Bleach is a very effective way of killing most germs. Just make sure you rinse all the parts very thoroughly when done. You should also never place any rubber parts in bleach as it may also contribute to their deterioration.

Reassembly

Whether you scrub them by hand or use a dishwasher for some parts, be sure they are all dried completely. If they are not fully dried, before you reassemble the machine, this could create problems. Moisture on rubber gaskets could cause fluid leaks, because they will not seal properly. Damp parts can also easily slip from your grasp, when you are trying to operate it.

 

Other Important Tips

You should also remember to never immerse the base of the unit in any type of liquid. The base is considered the foundation, and it contains the motor and electrical parts. Even though the power cord is removable on some models, it is still not safe to get these parts wet. If it needs cleaning, some gentle wiping with a slightly damp cloth is more than enough to do the job.

Even though these small appliances do not cost as much as larger ones, you should take good care of them. With proper attention and maintenance you can get several years of use for a minimal investment. In today’s economy the ability to stretch every dollar as far as possible is an important talent to have.

Knowing how to clean a blender will allow you to get many years of use out of it. Proper blender cleaning will also keep your family safe from any threat of dangerous bacteria. Blenders have many uses and are essential to performing most kitchen tasks. Whichever one you choose, you will be happy with your purchase.

What Is A Blender? How Can It Help You?

What is A Blender? is a question you may ask if you’re new to the kitchen or looking for ways to make cooking easier. A blender has numerous benefits.

When you say the word blender, typically one thing comes into people’s minds; a rather medium sized appliance that is sitting on top of a kitchen counter. There is a spouted container as its main component, held into place by a base. This base has a number of different buttons and switches on it, to allow you to customize its use for your particular need at the time. There is a removable lid, so that you can empty various ingredients into the main container for blending purposes. This is the blender that people know and love.

What is A Blender?

But exactly how does a blender work anyway? And just what does a blender do? Well, depending on the model you get this answer can vary slightly. Basically, blenders can take ingredients that are added into the container and mixes them together by chopping them very rapidly into a number of tiny little pieces. There is a very sharp, two-sided blade at the bottom of the container you place your ingredients into, which does all of the hard work for you. All you really have to do is press a button or two to determine the amount of blending you actually want to occur and at what rate of speed.

Blender Benefits

There are some studies being put forth to suggest that using a blender might be healthier for families, as long as the ingredients you are blending are in fact healthy. This is based on the fact that a blended mix is more concentrated. When you drink the mix, it can give you a more direct amount of the vitamins and minerals that are available in a variety of healthy foods. So if you don’t have a blender, you might consider getting one, as studies are starting to prove how much they can help your health.

Knowing the basics about blenders and being able to understand what a blender is and how it can help you and your family will certainly be helpful when you head out to look at appliances in the near future.