I received this as part of my baby registry. My baby recently turned 6 months, so I can't comment on the longevity of this product.
That said, it works as expected. I've used the milling blade for organic brown rice cereal, very easy. I am able to make fresh, organic food in a few seconds while my baby sits in his highchair. A banana and a splash of baby-safe water and in 10 seconds he has breakfast. Now we are combining foods and it's so easy to toss sliced, cooked peaches in with sliced, cooked sweet potatoes and it's very simple to use.
If you put in too much food, it won't turn well...just make smaller batches. Sometimes I cook a lot at once, but I only fill up the bowl less than halfway and puree. Smaller batches are better in my opinion because you can make sure every bit is pureed without lumps.
It hand washes and stores easily since it is a small appliance.
It's also very cute.
I like how I can make my own baby's food and know exactly what is put into the food. Love it! The instructions say do not wash on hot, sanitize, etc., do not wash power base or blade holder in dishwasher. The rest of the cups and spoons, etc. says they are dishwasher safe! I bought with the baby bullet the baby bullet extra storage sytem. I washed the 2-1-carry and go container for the 1st time on the top rack, normal cycle. When I pulled it out it had melted! I feel I washed it as it instructed. I cleaned the cups according to the 'cleaning safeguards.' Everything else washed fine! It was just the To-Go Tube that I had trouble. It says they are dishwasher safe of top rack, normal setting, except for the blade holders, and power base. So be very careful on what setting on the dishwasher it is washed on. Other than washing carefully it is for me well worth the money!
I purchased this last week and have been juicing ever since. So far I have not had any problems and it works wonderful. My original juicer was terrible big/bulky/messy. This juicer blends everything including carrots, apples, broccoli into a wonderful smoothie. It is so easy to use and clean and juicing is now a breeze. I have my whole family juicing.
I've used the NutriBullit every day for over a year now and just love it!!
Can't say enough good things, everything is pulverized perfectly.
I used to try to make my smoothies in a Cuisinart which I still have
and an Acme Juicer, just not the same quality of smoothness.
If food is leaking into the unit you are simply filling it too full.
The Magic Bullet is an amazing machine! Ours gets used mostly for frozen drinks but also serves as a mini food processor. Our kids (13 & 10) can blend their own smoothies, etc. The individual mixing glasses are very convenient and clean easily. I use the it for chopping pecans and pureeing peppers. One recommendation is to NOT use large ice cubes. We set the fridge to crush the ice before blending.
Have been making protein shakes with it all week and am thoroughly impressed. Much quieter than I expected and definitely pulverizes the ice, protein powder and berries with just a few quick pulses. Bought the cheap warranty plan so when it likely dies in the next two years, I can get another one. Haven't ventured out into using it for food preparation, but even for just making quick and easy protein shakes after the gym, it's earned a place on my counter.
I have been making healthy breakfast smoothies in a blender and they are okay....so I thought maybe I was being too extravigant. Not so. This makes a healthy smoothie in a flash and is easier to clean. It processes food faster and gets a smoother consistency. I love the bullet. It saves me so much time... I cook a lot and make a lot of healthy veggie dishes...I often need small amounts for bases to sauces and the blender is a pain for that... The bullet is perfect and even allows me to cook fancier dishes. I LOVE IT!