This Tiny, $37 Blender Just Might Be Better Than a Vitamix

updated Mar 20, 2020
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There are many benefits to owning a full-size, powerful blender, but hefty price tag aside, they can be major space hogs, especially for those us with tiny kitchens. Thankfully, there’s The Magic Bullet, a tiny yet mighty personal-size blender that’s equipped to shred through everything from ice to chunky vegetables like an absolute champ, all without taking up much counter space. And here’s the best part: Right now, you can snag one for just $37 (normally $50) on Amazon.

You’ve probably heard us rave about the Magic Bullet before. Kitchn Editor-in-Chief Faith tested the Magic Bullet when it first came out, and said, “This is a great little blender, especially for small apartment kitchens without a lot of space to store full-sized appliances.” Meanwhile, Lifestyle Director Lisa called it “the pioneer of the small blender movement.”

Besides having a tiny footprint, the blender is easy to use: Just screw the blade cap onto the included jar or cup, flip it over, and hold it down. As long as you’re pressing the cup down, the motor is running. Release and it stops. Unlike other blenders with confusing buttons and functions, the Magic Bullet has just one single setting.

Kitchn writer Jill admitted that she once considered adding a Vitamix to her wedding registry, but stuck with her trusty Magic Bullet, which she’s since used to make morning smoothies, blend soups and margaritas, grind coffee beans, and chop veggies. All these years later, “I don’t regret not having put a $400 Vitamix on my wish list.”

Besides a recipe book, the set comes with microwave-friendly cups in tall and short sizes, a party mug, two resealable lids, and a to-go lid so you can take your smoothie with you for a walk. As for cleaning, it’s as easy as tossing the cups in the dishwasher and gently wiping down the blade and base with soapy water.

“I love this little machine,” one happy customer raved on NutriBullet’s site. ” I use it nearly every day for smoothies, blending sauces, mixing dressings.” Another reviewer echoed the sentiment: “This very useful appliance lives on my counter because it is too busy to put away!”

Buy: Magic Bullet Blender, $37 (normally $50)

This post originally appeared on Kitchn. See it here: This Tiny Blender Just Might Be Better Than a Vitamix — and It’s Only $32