Saturday, May 03, 2008

The Magic Bullet Platinum Pro Giveaway

The Magic Bullet Platinum ProOkay I've done my share of product reviews in the last year but this one was the funniest (and funnest) ever. Two days after I was offered a chance to test the Magic Bullet Platinum Pro, which I was completely unfamiliar with, our nice Fedex man showed up with the package. I eagerly unwrapped it and set about testing the claim that I could now produce chocolate mousse in six seconds--Spencer and David spotted that part on the box right away and wouldn't let me rest until I'd checked it out.

Anyway, before I talk about results I'll say first that I set this little Bullet o' Magic on my kitchen counter. A day later my sister and her husband came over for a visit and noticed my new blender right away.

"OH MY GOSH! You've got a Magic Bullet! Lucky! Those are the coolest ever!"

Now it surprised me a little that a blender could excite those kinds of emotions in the human soul but hey, everyone's unique right? However, a couple days after that we had company over for dinner and they too noticed the Magic Bullet on my counter.

"WOW! You've got a Magic Bullet--do you just love it? My friends and I in college pooled our money to buy one of those!"

Apparently no one can speak of this blender without exclamation points.

Then to top it off the Fedex man returned the next day with another delivery and the first thing out of his mouth was, "So how do you like your Magic Bullet?"

I'm getting the feeling that this is a popular item. We don't have cable and I've never watched infomercials so up until now I've been sadly in the dark about the euphoria that awaits those who own a Magic Bullet.

But to be specific, The Magic Bullet Platinum Pro is the latest in the line and has a more powerful motor (350 horsepower--oops, I mean watts) and a few more gadgets. You not only get the regular blender pitcher with the lid and two different blades but it comes with a small mixing cup, a large mixing cup (you see that pictured above) and four plastic dishwasher-safe mugs that can also be screwed directly onto the blade and used for mixing or used with their perforated screw tops to steam veggies in the microwave.

So . . . how did it work? Like I said, the men here wouldn't rest until I tested out the "six seconds to mousse" assertion and the bullet did the job much better, much faster than anything I've seen. It wasn't six seconds, more like about thirty or forty-five, but it was still so fast, so convenient, so easy to clean up that it wowed me nonetheless--and it matches my kitchen perfectly. In fact I've given away my old blender that took up more room and am never going back. How's that for an endorsement?

We've tried guacamole, pina coladas, LOTS of mousse, whipped cream, smoothies and all of them worked great. I've found though that if you use one of the smaller attachments rather than the full pitcher that it makes it easier to lightly shake the mixer while it's running and speed up the process and get more uniformity in blending. Also, my only complaint would be that when I use the large pitcher the seal between the pitcher and the blade leaks a bit, which is inconvenient to say the least, but the package includes extra plastic washers that can be fit in to improve the seal and that should help.

The company sent me a link to a consumer piece a Salt Lake City television station did on the Magic Bullet showing a clip of the Mighty Mixer in action and I found it accurate.

So let's hope that today is your lucky day because I've got a Magic Bullet Platinum Pro to give away--though if you don't win Amazon had them on sale marked down from $135 to $69 which was $30 cheaper than anywhere else I've seen (and I think that was with Amazon's free shipping deal too).

Oh and my favorite smoothie so far? Take a handful of frozen strawberries, a handful of fresh pineapple, enough vanilla soy milk to give it the right consistency, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and a tablespoon of honey. Mix it up and think of me . . .

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

I'm sorry but this giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.

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91 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg! I would be in HEAVEN with this handy-dandy gadget!

froggypartyof2 at aol.com

vboackle said...

looks great.

angeljoy said...

I went into Kmart, hell bent on having one of these gizmos because I heard someone rhapsodizing over it. I inspected the box and price
(69.00!) closely and settled for a Hamilton Beach personal blender for 14.00. I just decided I didn't need all the bells and whistle's, I just wanna make a smoothie!

Aisling said...

I've heard quite a lot about the Magic Bullet, but yours is the best endorsement I've seen.

cre8tveminde@optonline.net said...

Please enter me!

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Anshul Gagneja said...

Your blog sounds interesting.Keep updating.
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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway; this looks like a blender on steroids !!!

samf36 said...

What a great review! I had no idea these were even any good!

valerie said...

I have a cheapie model and it works pretty good but his would be fantastic. My 13 year old even uses it with ease.

Marcia said...

My blender takes up too much space on the kitchen counter and cabinet space is limited. This looks like just the solution....if you pick me!

Dee said...

I've heard so much about these and would love one. I am the smoothie queen. This would be a perfect addition to my kitchen.

deeelama[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

love to have one ,the are awsome.
cnevcherlian@cfl.rr.com

Marketing Mama said...

Love the review! Off to enter the contest... :)

Sarah said...

their infomercial is so cool! i watch it every time i come across it...

catriona_sweeps said...

My daughter & I would use this all the time for smoothies.

Ice9web said...

oh wow hope that this gadget is here in the Philippines ^_^

Bertie said...

YEAH! Can't wait to see who wins- I need me a good blender:)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ok, you have got to find and watch the infomercial for this thing. One of the funniest infomercials I've ever seen. They even have a granny in a mumu, hair curlers, and smoking a cigarette. I'm thinking of buying it on DVD so the whole family can watch it. =)

debbie panell said...

I have been wanting one of these forever now! What a great chance at a give away! thanks!

Root & Sprout said...

These are too, too cool!

Teri said...

A friend of mine has a Bullet she uses to make Baby Food. I would love to follow suit!

joahsmom said...

I would looove this blender. I have an old one and I use it to make baby food, so this would help alot. Thanks!!

RoyalCheryl said...

Anything that works like Magic, I'm in. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tboxmy said...

Hi,

In Asia this bullet thing have been around for some time now.

One point to note is that the bullet is superb for baby food. Those who are starting off babies on solid food can blend the food into a nice paste and in very small quantities.

Kristi66 said...

This would be great to own. I've wanted to get one of these for a long time!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a super gadget to me!

ladyxmess said...

I have heard others talk about this item & they LOVE it! Thanks for the great prize!
Chris

hotomom said...

Oooh you're so lucky. I would like to enter please. Thanks!!
Hotomom

meryl's musings said...

What fun!

diane allison-stroud said...

i too have seen the amazing bullet, but don't have one myself. sara, who is my assistant, carries hers in on mondays to make us latte's! not only are they delicious but they save us tons of money on a monday morning! she is so taken with this gadget, it's funny. i did see them at eckerd drugs (they's changed their name) for around 60-70, i think....

Neil said...

Well you seemed to be kind of amazed by the gadget you got to try your hands on...but tell you lady...here in our country..India we see this product on television 20 times a day..but still despite this being so handy and efficient in use..people here are satisfied with the old mixer Grinders they use....sounds funny right..but that's how it is in here...

I was just passing by and got notice of your blog so stopped to post that's it..you've maintained it well and hope will continue to d o so....my best wishes to you :)

Neil

EDRing said...

I would love a new blender, mine gets so much use it is almost shot.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

I would love to win this.

susan1215 said...

I would love to try this

ames said...

They have a multiple-hour long, very involved infomercial on before noon on sundays on the Food Network (yes, some sundays I have no life), it sure looked powerful and easy! I liked how they made omelets with it.

R2K said...

For infomercial fans like me, the magic bullet commercials are far and away the best. Like the godfather of infomercials. But as usual, the product is pretty cheap and not all that great. A 12 dollar blender from Target will do similar work.

miriama said...

I used your entry form with my other email so this isn't an entry, I know. Just a comment. I have to say when you mentioned guac AND smoothies I was sold. Hey, I got a Cuisinart food processor for Christmas, why not this for my birthday? LOL My mom would be appalled. Those are presents for the HOUSE, not me, she would say. Okay, Mom.

Candis said...

Wow! A real magic bullet!

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Anonymous said...

WHAT A GREAT ITEM II WOULD MAKE MY LIFE EASIER EVERYDAY

Anonymous said...

I'm an 12 year oldtaht reads this blog for my mom, because she doesn't have time to read it herself. We both have to say that the blog is pretty spectactular. Thanks for the awesome reviews(my faves) and everything else(my mom's faves) Alaska Rules!!

Anonymous said...

This is a neat gadget.
Nora
neneelynn@yahoo.com

jessh1218 said...

I have been tempted to try one of these for years...glad to know that they are worth it!

jessh1218@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! Enter me to win a Magic Bullet!

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tricia cecil said...

I've been contemplating getting one, mainly b/c the doctor said my 16 month old, who only weighs 18 lbs but is always on the go, needs to gain weight, and I thought this would be perfect for milkshakes.

jenny said...

wow this i realy like i would love to win this that way i have my self a new toy to play with lol us mom's need them too thanks

Heffalump said...

Our blender is decent, but tends to get overloaded with some of the seemingly simple things I ask of it. I wonder if the bullet would do a better job...

LilyBiscuit said...

Thanks!!! I never knew this product existed.....it's great! My son likes to cook with me. We could make so many treats with this.

Barbara said...

I could use this with a lot of different things I make for my family, thanks for the chance to win.
barbmccrea@hotmail.com

zobars said...

Bullet is for me because I cook two meals a day everyday. And our blender just does not cut it anymore.

Shauna said...

I had pregnancy-induced insomnia the first time I saw one of the cheesy Magic Bullet infomercials. It really does look like a handy gadget.

Beth Ann said...

I've already entered (I hope I did it right!) and wanted to say hi!
I'm pretty new to blogging and stumbled across your site tonight.
Would you mind if I talked about your site on my blog? I'd like to share you with others. You have inspired me to learn more about blogging!

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FrequentReader said...

I've wanted one of these for so long.

Sharon said...

I would love to win this SO badly...thanks for great contest :)

Kristyn said...

This would be so much fun to have, thanks for opportunity.

Christie O. said...

OMG!! You're so right about the exclamation marks -- I saw this picture and almost DIED! Thinking, 'she's GIVING THIS AWAY??!!! YAY!!!'

So yes, I must enter. I love the bullet. My whole family loves them.

Leah said...

These are suhweeeet. Space saving, great product!

Kristy Blanco said...

This would be a great home-warming gift for my best friend!

naturegirl said...

I've never had a blender, and I would love to have this Magic Bullet. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lissete said...

I would so love to try this. I think that making smoothies for one, would be so much easier with this.

Elizabeth Rotondo said...

Wow, I need a magic bullet. My old blender is starting to burn out and I try to drink a smoothie every day (all fruit or all veggie) for my health!

Kimberleigh M. said...

I'm a gadget geek and this little baby is calling my name! ;)

diesel51 said...

Very techie here. This is something that would have it's own spot on the counter. Thanks for such a great prize.

Toby said...

I've heard about this but never actually seen or tried it. It sounds absolutely fantastic!

Tabby said...

I feel like such a dork, but when I saw what you were giving away I honestly let out a little squeel! I've been eyeing the Magic Bullet since I first heard about them.

Anonymous said...

Your report is making me thirsty! This sounds great for a two person household - small, convenient, powerful, handy.

elyaklang@hotmail.com

Demond said...

My mom has one, she loves it.

Dawn Yates said...

Sounds great, I'll try it! Thanks for the giveaway!
deyates66@yahoo.com

Kathy (at)cats4me@frontiernet.net said...

I've heard that The Bullet really works great, and doesn't take up too much room. I'd love to have one, because my blender is worn out and I don't have a food processor. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This Would look great on my new kitchen counter tops

pootieposh said...

These things are great! I received one for Christmas, but my husband uses it several times a day for protein shakes, so I need my own!!

Laci404 said...

Would love to have one of these in my kitchen!!!!

critters said...

Would love to own one of these.

Heather said...

Oh! My! Gosh! A! Magic! Bullet!

haha. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sumrgrl said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and blog.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

count us in!!!!

asdfasdfasf said...

Awesome.

Tiffany Hulbert said...

I would love to try this!! Thank you for such an amazing opportunity!! :) I've watched this infomercial and just can't seem to shell out the cash.....Thank you thank you thank you!!! :)

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lisawonbig said...

My blender is a 29 year old that I got as a wedding present. I need to replace the warped container, as the lid won't fit anymore, but no one makes them. I NEED a new blender, and this would be great!

Anonymous said...

I keep saying that I am going to buy one, but I keep holding off for some reason, maybe I can win one !!

kewlchick2003 said...

I cook a lot. I would love to have a gadget like this. It would make my life so much easier.

Cherilyn said...

I've only heard good things-reputation works well for you.

Anonymous said...

i would love this. enter me please
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Amy said...

I have been wanting one of these since they first came out. It just never seems to be in the stars for me to get one. Everytime we've got the extra money, some plumbing work needs to be done or one of the kids gets sick or somethings wrong with the car. The only way I'm going to get one at this point is if its given to me and, lo and behold, here is this giveaway! Could it be fate?

mulltc said...

I would love this!

Noggy said...

Oooooh...I really want one of these. Every time I watch the infomercials I just keep hoping someone will gift me one. Not in my budget right now with prices going up on everything. Please count me in this drawing.

Julie D said...

I need this!

chelle said...

I so love how your family reacted to the product! haha

Murtaza said...

I guess it's too late to enter your contest. I am thinking about starting to cook on my own starting this summer and the magic bullet would've been a great help to my new hobby :-).

Manders said...

This looks great, I'm interested in giving it a try and making some great smoothies and other things for my family of all boys (aside from me at times).

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all that enter.

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