- Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 10 inches
- 400-watt motor
- 17-piece set
- Model No: 7712.00
- Excellent range of attachments and cups for the price
- Great performance, consistent results
- Sleek appearance
- Performs diverse tasks (blending/chopping, hot/cold)
- May break down before you expect it to
Value: 6/10 (4)
Performance/Ease of Use: 9/10 (1)
Quality: 7/10 (5)
Size/weight: 9/10 (2)
Overall Rating: 8.5/10 (3)
The Magic Bullet Express 17-Piece Blender is a small, countertop, individual size blender designed to perform at high speed and provide a high level of pureeing power. The Magic Bullet is frequently marketed as an “as seen on TV” product but is now commonly found in department stores and numerous online retail locations.
One of the Magic Bullet’s greatest advantages as a mini blender is the number of accessories that come with the base. The 17-piece package includes the sleek (no buttons) high-power base, two blade attachments (one flat, one angular for different blending tasks), one long blending cup, one short blending cup, four “party mugs” with four colored rings, two storage lids, and two shaking/steaming tops.
The blade attachments in the Magic Bullet are attached directly to the blending cups, and those blending comes come with “lip rings” that screw on so you can drink directly from the same cup. The party mugs have handles for easy carriage, and each ring is a different color to help distinguish whose drink is whose.
The two blades in the Magic Bullet are designed to blend different types of food, and the blender comes with a detailed user guide and recipe book that describes the purposes of each blade. It is designed to blend smoothies and shakes, as well as grind nuts, spices, and coffee. The blending cups are heat resistant and can be used with cooked foods as well as in the freezer and microwave, but should not be placed in the dishwasher.
Critiques of the Magic Bullet center largely on problems with longevity, as well as trouble with acquiring replacement parts from the manufacturer. The most common specific complaint is that the plastic piece on the base that turns the blades breaks into pieces after several months of use. The Magic Bullet has a one-year limited warranty, but many customers report having problems getting that warranty honored, and claim they are instead pressured to buy a whole new unit.
However, most owners report that as long as the Magic Bullet mini blender is working, it performs a superior job, and cost-wise, its inclusion of various cups and attachments makes the overall package an appealing purchase.
Bottom line: The Magic Bullet is a small-serving blender that comes with a wide range of differing blender cups and two different blades. It is designed to blend cold beverages and hot foods, and to grind coffee beans, spices, and nuts. On the whole, this mini blender is remarkably good at what it does, although it does not seem to be ‘built to last.’