Product Type: Argos blenders
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Argos Hand Blender
Member Name: hunts1874
Argos Hand Blender
Advantages: Easy to clean
Disadvantages: One speed
My girlfriend and I purchased this hand blender a few months back after our previous blender bit the dust after I tried to blend frozen strawberries in it - won't be trying that again with a value range blender!! As we mainly use the blender for blending soup, we decided to go for a cheap, handheld blender as we would not be blending anything of any great substance.
The blender is handheld and retails currently (21/06/11) at £4.59. It has stainless steel blades and operates at a single speed. The blender is operated by a big blue button which is on the handle of the blender. The button is nice and big and makes operating the blender extremely easy.
I have mainly used the blender to blend soups and have always found that it make fairly light work of blender vegetables and stock into a nice creamy, smooth soup. I have also used it blend fruit to make smoothies and again the blender has always made light work of this task.
The one thing I don't believe the blender would be able to deal with is frozen fruit. I don't believe the blades would be sharp enough. Saying that, I do not expect it too, given the price. I believe a reasonably expensive food processor would be required for this.
The blender couldn't be easier to clean. The bottom half of the blender comes away from the handle and I found that the blades and the bottom piece of the blender cleaned up nice and quickly. The ease of cleaning the product was one of the big advantages for me. Not that we have a dishwasher, but the blender is also dishwasher safe, according to the manufacturer.
For the price, I believe that this product is unrivalled and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It would be maybe a nice touch to have more than one speed, but again for under a fiver you can't really complain.
Summary: Unrivalled for the price