Can Magic Bullet be used to powder dry ingredients, for example to make curry powder? or to powder dry lentils
Myself and husband are interested in this product, is there any alternate product for powdering dry ingredients like lentils? Is Magic Bullet indeed useful in powdering dry ingredients? we do not want to buy something without getting reviews of people who have actually used it for this purpose…..so please send your answers…
The infomercal shows them grinding cinnimon for coffee, I use a coffee grinder, I have 2 one for coffee and one for spices, they are only $10-15 and are a space saver.
The Magic Bullet would grind spices in the smaller cup with the cutter blade, my sister got one for Xmas from her friend, she uses her only for her Slim fast, but the recipe book looks like it has alot of recipe, the only caution I would say if you use it to cook in be prepared for the taste to linger unless you wash it in a dishwasher.
Garlic in plastic doe leave a slight flavour exchange..
Where can i buy a blender/magic bullet for grinding spices.?
in stores only.
I don’t think you want a Magic Bullet small blender, or any “blender” or even food processor. They won’t really grind to the consistency you probably want (although the Magic Bullet may have separate bottom and blade that will work better than the regular bottom+blade).
What you want for pulverizing spices is an “electric coffee bean grinder” or sometimes they’re called electric “spice grinders.” You don’t need a big one or expensive one unless you want to grind a load of beans at one time (most people don’t).
Here’s an example of a cheapie that will work fine:
You can get a cheap one even at most drug stores (for $10-15 last time I looked), or at most places that sell kitchen electrics.
You can also grind spices by hand with some kind of mortar and pestle especially:
(and there are also hand cranked grinders too, but most are from the “old days”…some are newer though:
CAN YOU GRIND RICE IN MAGIC BULLET TO MAKE BABY FOOD?
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU GRIND IN IT ?
I’d think that a Magic Bullet would puree cooked rice but it would probably need at least a bit of added liquid so that all the rice would get down around the blades (any liquid you want, including water).
Play with it and see how much liquid is necessary with how much rice, and you may also want to pulse the blender instead of “continuous-blending” it so that the pureed rice won’t get air whipped in and also won’t be a total smooth liquid.
You could also “grind” you own with a mortar and pestle or a “grinding stone”:
… or just with anything else you can find (depending on how soft the rice is to begin with and how smooth you need/want it to be)… like perhaps banging on it while it’s inside a ziptop bag/etc with the side of a rolling pin or using a “chicken pounder” or anything that works –or rolling over and over it with a heavy roller, etc.
Or you might be able to use a potato “ricer” if you have one, or a hand-crank meat grinder?
More electric possibilities especially for small amounts might be “coffee bean grinders” (sometimes called spice grinders), small food processors, etc.
Magic Bullet Vs Any Blender Vs Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder?
I cook lot of Indian food. My Grinder which I got from India is not working any more. I m looking for a best Grinder.
I m so confused which one to buy here. Should I buy a Magic Bullet or a Blender or a Cuisinart Elite Collection™ 4-Cup Chopper/Grinder?
Please let me know which will help me more.
The Cuisinart appears to be a small “food processor” and food processors are somewhat different from “blenders” (including the Magic Bullet mini-blender). The functions of food processors and blenders overlap some but both come in regular size and small size, as well as various qualities.
In general, blenders have a small bottom which forces all the foods down into the blades more than the flat bottoms of food processors so a more thorough puree can be achieved. Food processors will “chop” things in hunks perhaps better than blenders (though the Magic Bullet will do a reasonable job for small amounts too), but that also depends on how they’re used…generally for a “chop,” the machine is turned off and on a few times (“pulsed”) rather than just letting it go on for awhile.
Food processors tend to come with various cutting blade/shapes at the top which will also “slice and julinenne, etc,” and both tend to come I think with different blades for chopping up harder foods like nuts and hard cheeses.
There are also small electric “coffee grinders” which will grind spices as well as coffee beans into powders (the longer the grinding, the finer the powder). They are smaller capacity than the mini blenders or mini food processors, though don’t take much counter space and easy to clean when needed.
So….which of those *you’d* want would depend on just how you cook, how much space you have (and/or don’t mind dragging things out to use), how much you’d need to wash and dry the parts, how much you’d want to spend, etc.
If you’re just looking for a grinder for spices, you could easily just use a small coffee grinder (or a mortar and pestle of some kind), or you could go for something a little larger and use the Magic Bullet (perhaps with the grinder blade) or the grinder blade on a mini food processor.
Regular size blenders are usually used for wet ingredients btw, and have a large capacity.
Personally, I find I don’t use a full size processor for the size of my family (though I use my chef’s knife a lot for chopping), and love my Magic Bullet** for small jobs. I use a coffee bean grinder or mortar and pestle for grinding spices/herbs.
And I also have two hand-held shredders/graters handy for just doing a small amount of ginger, nutmeg, parmesan cheese, chocolate or softer cheeses (a “microplane” grater for most, but a flat grater with a handle and medium to large size holes for the softer cheeses).
** you can read lots of customer reviews at amazon.com for all kinds of appliances, though sometimes the reviewers are saying incorrect things or want to use the equipment in a different way than intended, etc…. here are some reviews for the Magic Bullet:
(I do NOT like the cheaper versions of the Magic Bullet mini-blender though… tried the common one you see everywhere and it just didn’t do the job well, and wasn’t sturdy in motor or functioning.)
Food processor for finely grating carrots and mincing raw lamb meat.?
Which is a good food processor for grating,slicing and mincing?
Like a grating blade(round) attachment that can be inserted in the grating attachment.Then you can change blades each for a different cut.What I need is regular grated, very thinly grated and sliced carrots.
Then a different attachment for the machine to grind raw (lamb/beef) meat into fine paste(not coarse or regular grinding).
what should be the minimum power of motor that I need look for?(like for example take the case of juice extractors: An 800 watt powered motor is the least you could do to avoid fruit wastage)
I dont need a professional food processor, just one which I can use at home 4-5 times a week.
What price range can I expect ?I am looking for something of good quality in 100-200 price range but not above $200.
I dont need one with different blender/grinder attachments as I already have a coffee grinder and also magic bullet for blending/mixing,etc.
With thanksgiving around which stores and brands can I look for deals on this?
Cuisinart has always been my gold standard, from my days working in professional kitchens (no, I’m not a chef, as I have no formal training.)
In my own home, I still use Cuisinart products, and they’ve remained well made and highly reliable. You buy one of these, you buy it for life.
Their 14-cup (full sized) line runs a bit north of $200 (typically $250 and up), but you can almost always find a sale at Macy’s or Bed, Bath & Beyond or something to bring the price down.
They do make smaller versions (4 cup, I think), for less than $100, too.
Kitchenaid also makes a good mixer, but they tend to cost a bit more (their 7-cup mixer runs about $130)
If you’re looking for something inexpensive, you can probably go for a Hamilton-Beach or something on that level
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