If you’ve ever had insomnia, you’ve probably seen the tacky and overacted infomercials for the Magic Bullet personal blender. Lame commercial, but really cool gadget, and an even cooler birthday present (Thanks Mom and Dad).
Actually, I didn’t get the Magic Bullet, mine is the Rocket blender 17 piece personal blender system from Bella Kitchen.
Awesome, awesome, awesome. I’ve only tried it once, and I’m already in love. It’s perfect for blending smoothies. Even in a blender, protein powder doesn’t always dissolve well, which can leave a smoothie with a gritty or lumpy texture. Not (as Alton Brown would say) Good Eats.
I was very much impressed with the Rocket. It blended very quickly, taking only a few senconds, and the smoothie didn’t have a trace of grittiness or lumps. The entire system is very light weight, and easy to clean. I love that there are two blades, and multiple cups, it means that the blender isn’t “out of commission” after only one use. Rinsing the blade and you’re ready to make the next smoothie (or whatever).
Even if it only could be used for smoothies, I’d consider it a great gadget, but it’s much more versatile than that. I suspect that I’ll have very little use for my blender, food processor, and coffee/spice grinder.
It’s also reasonably priced (the Rocket the best of the lot I’ve seen so far, retailing for only about $20).