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

 
Casey Halone
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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.

http://www.unplggd.com/unplggd/make-a-blender-out-of-a-mason-jar-114977

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

I love finding out little hacks like this!
 
Brad Davies
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I've done the same thing with my blender, works great! Very easy way to chop and store nuts or really anything.
 
Jonathan Patrick
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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
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Great Tip!

-Clay
 
Kate Vickery
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Thank You.
 
nancy sutton
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Yes, thanks again, Katie!
 
simon james
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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
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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.
 
Marcella Rose
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Love this! I emailed the link to my sister too..awesome! Thank you for posting.
 
Kat deZwart
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Thnx a lot.... never would have tried it myself...
 
John Crawford
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I am floored by this bit of kitchen wizardry. It gives me so many ideas.... Redneck margaritas anyone?
 
Michael Brant
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Ray
 
Hanley Kale-Grinder
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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
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Great idea, thanks. Is this for a wide mouth or regular jar?
 
Peta Schroder
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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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