If you’re anything like me, you love to have all the best kitchen gadgets at your disposal, even if you don’t have room for any more of them.
Getting into the kitchen and whipping up new and delicious recipes is a fun way to get your family to try foods they never had, but it’s also a great way to enjoy healthy meals at home.
You’ve probably heard of a Magic Bullet and perhaps you are dying to have one. But what makes them different to a food processor?
Read on to find out…
What do Magic Bullets and Food Processors have in common?
Before you decide which device you want (or if you’re going to get both), you should know that they can both act as a blender-like tool.
Both a food processor and a Magic Bullet are designed to grind food. This is done via some type of blade inside the container of the device.
So which one do you need? It depends on what you plan to use it for.
Best uses for a Magic Bullet
In general, you’re going to want to choose the Magic Bullet for making liquids, such as smoothies or milkshakes.
The appliance usually comes with a few different kinds of blades that work for both fresh and frozen ingredients.
Operation is as simple as placing the ingredients into the cup and pressing it down onto the blade.
A Magic Bullet isn’t as ideal for grinding harder ingredients, such as ice or nuts. Additionally, you are restricted to the amount you can grind as the cups are generally a single serving.
Best uses for a food processor
A food processor is a more general kind of appliance, offering many uses in the kitchen. That includes slicing, dicing, grinding, mixing and pureeing.
It’s also better for making a rough cut, such as for breadcrumbs or nuts in a recipe.
Like the Magic Bullet, you may get several kinds of blades. You can also use extras, such as a dough hook, various sized bowls and grating discs.
The main advantage of a food processor over a Magic Bullet is that it is larger and can take on more food prep jobs.
However, it’s not ideal for making liquids. If you want to prepare smoothies or baby food, it may not be the best choice.
Magic Bullet vs Food Processor: Which One To Choose
Clearly, the purpose of the device is the deciding factor in this decision.
If you want to turn out perfectly smooth soups, feed your baby healthy foods, blend fresh juices or make smoothies, the Magic Bullet is the winner.
On the other hand, if you want an easy way to slice and dice, a food processor may be the better choice.
Perhaps you want to do both. In that case, you may want to invest in both appliances.
No matter what you decide to do, make sure that you research your options. Choose a reputable brand that gets good reviews.
I’m so glad you stopped by to find out more about how you can be an all-star home cook.
I hope this information helps you decide which appliance you need.
And if you decide to buy both, I’m behind that decision all the way!