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magic bullet blenders are neat right? You might already have one sitting in your kitchen now!

Casey Halone

Joined: Feb 09, 2011
Posts: 192
Seems like mason jars are pretty popular with the crowd here, a friend shared this tip with me and I think I found a way to put more smoothies in my diet without all the blender clean out!

I see the oster blenders all the time at thrift shops for a couple bucks.

so the magic bullet really is just marketing an old idea.

I love finding out little hacks like this!

Brad Davies

Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 213
Location: Clarkston, MI
I've done the same thing with my blender, works great! Very easy way to chop and store nuts or really anything.

SE, MI, Zone 5b "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
~Thomas Edison
Jonathan Patrick

Joined: May 27, 2011
Posts: 16
Oh wow!

Thanks for posting this! I had no idea these had the same screw thread as mason jars! Now I can blend/chop/mix things in the same container I might store it in, leaving only the blade to clean! Also great for mixing up a beverage in the smaller pint jars.
Fidget Clay

Joined: Nov 13, 2011
Posts: 1
Great Tip!

Kate Vickery

Joined: Jan 18, 2012
Posts: 3
Thank You.
nancy sutton

Joined: Feb 22, 2010
Posts: 446
Location: Federal Way, WA - Western Washington (Zone 8 - temperate maritime)
Yes, thanks again, Katie!

It's time to get positive about negative thinking    -Art Donnelly
simon james

Joined: Jan 22, 2012
Posts: 3
Location: Zone 5a (I think) Kawartha's Ontario Canada
After reading your tip I had to dig through my junk for my old blender with a broken jug, tried the canning jar..... brilliant idea. Thanks
R. Peacock

Joined: May 24, 2011
Posts: 35
Location: eastern part of West Tennessee
Whenever I need to replace a blender I take a mason jar lid to see if it fits before I buy it.
I use a pint jar to chop onions for my homemade BBQ sauce. Put in chunks of onions and fill about 2/3 with cider vinegar, blend, and take outside to open because the aroma will be strong. The liquid makes it blend better.

There are too many new and different mistakes out there waiting to be made to be wasteing your time repeating the same old mistakes.
Marcella Rose

Joined: Nov 09, 2011
Posts: 95
Location: Central Texas, it is dry here.
Love this! I emailed the link to my sister too..awesome! Thank you for posting.

No land yet, but growing what I can with what I have!
Kat deZwart

Joined: Aug 13, 2011
Posts: 103
Location: Limburg, Netherlands, sandy loam
Thnx a lot.... never would have tried it myself...
John Crawford

Joined: Jun 06, 2011
Posts: 19
I am floored by this bit of kitchen wizardry. It gives me so many ideas.... Redneck margaritas anyone?
Michael Brant

Joined: Jan 05, 2012
Posts: 12
Location: Ontario, Canada
Yes! This is a fantastic idea. I've been looking for a magic bullet blender for my wife for quite some time now. I can't wait to get home and try it out. Thanks.
Casey Homecroft

Joined: Feb 03, 2012
Posts: 20
Location: Ohio, Zone 6a
So cool! This may just warrant getting a thrift store blender. I'll take along a jar to test fit it. Would be a great way to make & store fresh mayonnaise among many other things!
Jesus Martinez

Joined: Mar 07, 2011
Posts: 143
We had a magic bullet blender and it broke on us in about 6 months of using it regularly for making baby food. I now have a Blendtec, which is a lot more expensive, but I've used it 2500 times and its still going as strong, vs about 200 times w/ the bullet before breakage.

One of the things I prefer doing is buying things that I know will last as even though it costs more money, the raw materials involved are comparable to a regular blender yet will last longer than potentially dozens of lower quality items, which in my mind is much more sustainable and environmentally sound.
Kate Staron

Joined: May 04, 2012
Posts: 4
alas, my blender doesn't fit my mason jars. however I use a hand blender and a stainless steel "utensil container" to make smoothies. Also can blend soups right on the stove.
Lloyd George

Joined: Jan 25, 2012
Posts: 159
the blendtecs rock. we have one and love it.

I have an old classic cuisinart food processor that is ideal for making purees and sauces...but one day, I intend to score an industrial Robot Coupe for larger projects...

Also invaluable is our honking big kitchen aide mixer with all the attachments...
Ray Cover

Joined: Apr 11, 2012
Posts: 132
Location: Missouri
Thanks for posting this.. I am sharing this with my Wife. She makes fruit and yogurt smoothies all the time.

Like most I would have never thought to check the thread pitch to find it was the same as a canning jar. Excellent info.

Hanley Kale-Grinder

Joined: Sep 30, 2011
Posts: 112
Location: Mountain West of USA, Salt Lake City
I've blown out every regular blender I've ever owned. Vitamix and Blendtec are the way to go. Vitamix blenders are extremely easy to clean. Cool trick though
Deidre Blackmoore

Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 2
Great idea, thanks. Is this for a wide mouth or regular jar?
Peta Schroder

Joined: May 25, 2012
Posts: 62
Location: Australia
I use a tribest and it fits mason jars. It's a very powerful blender too, I love it to bits. I use it for grinding dried herbal remedies.
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