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      03.05.2013 17:19
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      A great item for a bargain price

      I bought one of these for pureeing my baby's food and found for a little over four pound it did the job great. It was unfortunate that after 4 weeks use this product broke but with the asda guarantee I got a full refund no problem. I looked around for others but to be honest for what I need it for it wasn't worth paying any more so I purchased another and have had no problems so far. I mainly use it to puree fruits and cooked veg but did manage to blend down a steak casserole for my little one using this too and it does the job. Very plain in appearance but easy to use with two simple settings, as it comes in two parts it is easy to store in the cupboard too. I looked around and could not find a hand blender any cheaper than this.

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        09.10.2012 14:06
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        A cheap, useful kitchen accessory

        I bought this Asda hand held blender for making soups when I started being a bit heath conscious and trying to drop a few kilos. -----The Asda hand held blender---- The blender comes packaged in a basic cardboard box together with a minimal instruction book that describeds the safety regulations (CE marking etc.) and how to operate the appliance. It plugs in via a cord that is around three quarters of a metre long which is reasonable for moving the blender around. There is a simple on and off switch to turn on the blender a choce of two speeds (fast or really fast) which mean you can control splashing. The blending section of the blender is removable from the main body where the motor is housed, which is briliant for cleaning as you can run it under the tap without worrying about getting the electrical parts wet. I do find I have to clean the motor housing section due to being a messy cook and tend to use a damp cloth to wipe it down. The blender seems well made and the blades have stayed sharp for the year I have owned it. The on button has a good texture to it meaning that your hands don't slip once you get covered in soup. The main body of the blender is made from plastic which seems pretty standard for cheaper kitchen appliances. It's white with a texturised green area of rubber around the on/off button. It's not going to be a standout kitchen accessory to display on the work surface, but looks acceptable in my opinion. The blender blades are stainless steel which will take a long time to go blunt and are corrosion resistant. The blender is a little larger than others on the market (I guess as making the motor smaller increases the cost) but feels safe and robust when in use. ---Use--- The blender is easy to hold and the curved handle area fits well into your hand providing a decent grip. It feels safe and it is easy to resist the forces created when blending (it's not going to fly out of your hands) For the price I expected the handheld blender from asda to perform poorly and to take a while to blend anything. I was wrong. It works perfectly and blends quickly. I mostly use it (as stated above) to blend soups (e.g. carrot and corriander, leek and potato or brocolli and stilton) and have found it works quickly and well for evertything I have tried it on. Suprisingly the hand blender is not even particulary noisy. There is obviously quite a bit of noise from the belnding and the motor working but I expected much worse and it is more than acceptable. ----Price--- For £4.13 from Asda it can't be beaten (well maybe on ebay if you are lucky). ----Summary---- For under a fiver this is an exceptionally good buy which performs well. Highly recommended as it is far more stylish than some of the other own brand 'clunky' designs.

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          24.01.2012 17:27
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          Would recommend 4/5

          The start of a year, what is your New Year reselution? Mines in too eat more healthy and loose a few lbs for my holiday with my family. My boyfriend has got rather large muscles and next to him I just feel frumpy, although this year on my holiday I plan to look reem (beautiful). I was going to try the Special K diet of a bowl of cerial for breakfast, lunch and a normal dinner at dinner time. Personaly I dont think that is for me, I would be starving all day, I love my food too much. My friend suggested that I have Special K for my breakfast with stawberries, home made soup for my lunch, and a normal dinner. I know ot sounds a bit silly but I had never made soup before in my life, but as with anything that I think is a good idea, I decided to give it a go. As I have never made soups before, I didn't know what type of blender that I would need, but I did know that I wanted something small and cheap. I browsed on the internet and found a few on the Asda, Argos, and Tescos website, all hand blenders at similar price budgets of roughly £4. The reason which I choose Asda is because I order my food shopping online from them, this way I could save on travel and delivery. Bargain at £4.18 I couldn't say no. The blender comes in a cardboard box with the usual white and green Smart Price logo on it. Inside the box there are two pieces of equipment. One with a blade and the other with a power socket. There is also a set of instruction 1with it. Just fix the two pieces together by twisting the part with the blade onto the other, to make it into the hand blender (as per the picture). The hand blender is white and green, and made mostly with plastic. There is a list of important safeguards, parts description, technical information, operation guidelines, technical support helpline and guide to cleaning in the manual. The Smart Price hand blender has two speed buttons. One for low speed and the other for high speed setting. There is also a hang ring, which you can use to hang the hand blender in your kitchen if you wish, but I like to put mines back in the box after use. There is also a "max level" indicated on the blender, so make sure you do not put the hand blender further than the point indicated. The blade actually looks quite small so I wasn't too sure if it was going to be much use for chopping up the vegtables for my soup. The blender itself is a little bulky and heavy, but for the short time that you are using the blender it isnt much of a problem. The cable is averagely long and enough space to manoeuvre. I chopped and pealed my vegetables and boil them with stock cube, once cooked I removed from the hob and let it cool. Now it is time to test my new blender, yay! Oh my goodness, I get so excited at the smallest things, but with the excitment I couldn't help but hope to avoid getting splashed on. I held my hand blender in the large stock pot on the lower spead and moved it around. The small blade was deciving, it chopped my vegetables well and I had the perfect soup that I wanted. It roughly took me 5 minutes to blend the soup, then I put some into individual freezer bags with the days date on it and was shocked to find that I had 15 portions out my soup that only cost me £4, not only is soup healthy for you, it is also filling, tasty and well worth the money Apart from soup i haven't tried anything else in the blender as I dont need for anything else but the instruction manual, suggests that you are able to use it to make: "sauces, soups, mayonnaise, purees, baby food, drinks and cocktails". The blender as with any is quite noisy, but to be honest lets face it, anything that chops up food is going to be noisy, it's like asking to buy a quite chainsaw, never going to happen. The blender was also easy to clean, just twist the blade off the applicator and wash it with clean warm soapy water. I would rate this product a 4 out of 5 for the fact that it is quite a bit bulky. I hope that my review is of some use to you, I would like to take this time to thank you for reading it.

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            01.01.2012 16:55

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            Great blender for a cheap price

            We have had our cheap Asda blender now for a year or so and we paid around £4.50 for it. It has been a reliable gadget and it does get a lot of regular use. This blender is in white and feels strong and sturdy and is quite robust. It's a noisy little appliance for something so small however, but as it doesn't seem to take very long to actually blend anything then this isn't really problematic. The blender has two speed settings, gentle and more powerful - i.e. number one and number two. We use is manly at weekends for making Yorkshire Pudding batter mix as it makes good Yorkshires and is far less hassle than having to try to whisk or blend the batter mixture by hand. My other half also uses it a lot to make salad dressings for us but she also uses it at least twice a week when the gravy has gone awry and she needs to get the lumps out. I have used it on lots of occasions myself to smooth soup and it works a treat, blending the vegetables in next to no time and without any fuss. The blender is really simple and easy to keep clean and I just rinse it under a hot tap with some Fairy Liquid and pat dry with kitchen towel. It's simple and easy to use and it was dirt-cheap so I give it five stars out of five stars.

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            31.12.2011 18:26
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            great little gadget for people on a budget

            i brought this for my daughter food whilst she was a baby, i wanted her to eat cook that i make rather than the tinned/packet food they sell in the shops and this seemed like the perfect solution I brought this one because i didnt have lot of space in my kitchen and i liked how it was slim and small and would fit nicely in the cupboard so it wasnt on show all the time. The hand blender itself looks nice. White with simple on and off switch. it looked clean and compact however the blades wasnt sharp at all, i could run my finger along them and it hardly made a dint in my skin which dissapointed me alittle. I had to pay £3 to have the blades sharpened but after that it worked like a dream. It turned the food into a nice paste for my daughter and there were no lumps at all. Although its loud it was quick so my daughter wasnt waiting around for food. It tackled fresh fruit without a problem too so my son was happy with the smoothies i made him, there wasnt any lumps at all. I do like to express how loud it actually is though, you wouldnt be able to prepare something if someone was asleep because it would wake them up, as i found out when my partner was woken up after a night shift. The fact that it blends foods fast makes up for the fact that it is noisy. It has a nice cord length too, if your like me and have no space in your kitchen at all it will still stretch across from the plug socket to the work surface and stil have lots of wire left to be able to move. However this product only lasted for about 6 months or so before we started noticing that it wasnt working as it should. It was taking longer to process food and the noise got louder. It finally packed up all together a week later. It wouldnt turn the blade but if you took the blade off the motor would turn. i would recommend as a short term item or for someone on a budget because whilst it did work it was wonderful, like i say the only problem i had was having to get the blade sharpened. the price is brilliant for what it is too

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            29.11.2011 21:19
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            recommended

            I love to cook but having a strange family - i who is not at all interested in food, 1 who is very fussy and wary of trying new dishes and 1 that loves her food but can only visit us now about once a month. I like my food but do not like to bother cooking for myself so many of my kitchen gadgets have ended up in a drawer as there has been no need to use them. I have 2 blenders - this Asda one which cost just £4.18 and a more expensive one but to be honest there seems to be very little difference in the 2. Funnily enough a couple of weeks ago after watching a TV chef using his, I decided to have a go at making a new soup recipe and have been using my Asda blender ever since. It is fairly lightweight and easy to use. It has 2 speeds which means you can use quite gently and then press the button to make it more powerful. This is good if you want to gently de-lump your soup to make it smoother and is especially useful to use in a slow cooker halfway through cooking time when the veg is almost cooked and the flavours released. I then had the urge to make some cupcakes but the margerine I used was too hard to smooth together by hand with a wooden spoon so I ended up using the blender which creamed the sugar and marg in seconds and the cakes were lovely and light when cooked. I have also used this for blending salad dressings and also for blending any leftover fruit we have had which is nearing the best-before date, I made the mistake of using a bowl instead of a jug (hence the mess all over the worktop) but it made a lovely healthy juiced drink. I also made fantastic tomato juice using fresh, peeled ones, blending and then adding black pepper and a good dash of tabasco sauce. It works well when making hummus and I am looking at Christmas recipes now to see what else I can do to save time - stuffing maybe? or sorting out lumpy gravy?....... I therefore have to say it is a versatile kitchen appliance which seems to do the job of any more expensive blender. It is also to look after, I just rinse the washable parts under a hot tap and dry carefully with a kitchen towel. The only thing I would say is that it is pretty noisy and sets the dogs barking - but I'm afraid I like my Asda blender too much to take any notice of the dogs and would recommend it to all. This morning I made a frothy coffee with it and tonight I made us all a delicious hot chocolate

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              25.11.2011 12:20
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              A great little bargain just in time for xmas!

              With Winter coming, it is getting very cold and one thing I like to do is get prepared by making lots of lovely soups to help me and the family stay warm and healthy through the coming months! Is there anything better than a freshly made soup with real and proper ingredients? I would argue probably not but if you are going to make your own soup then you are going to need the right equipment and at the right price too! This neat little hand blender is small, stylish, compact and, best of all, cheap! Currently it sells for under a fiver at my local Asda so even if it doesn't last forever then buying a replacement will not break the bank! As a chef, at work, I use a stick blender (much more heavy duty obviously) all the time and so know full well the value these have in a modern kitchen. It is not just soups these are good for but purees, sauces and lots of other stuff too! For a domestic model, certainly this is amongst the best I have come across at such a cheap price and has proved an ninvaluable addition to my own home! It has a 200w motor which is more than adequate for most jobs you will put it to and two speeds depending on what you are using it for. Cleaning is easy as pie ~ the end detaches meaning that you can slip the blade end into the sink with no risk of doing yourself any damage and keeping everything nice and hygenic too! If you are looking for a hand blender that will make cooking during these next few winter months easier, you really do not need to look any further! At this price, the product really is a bargain and it seems silly to spend any more when this does such a good job! The only disadvantage ~ if you are cooking for large numbers at xmas, you might look at buying something a little bigger as this is only really good for smaller quantities of stuff! But for an average-sized family, this is va real steal and I wouldn't be without mine in my little domestic kitchen!

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              12.11.2011 10:28
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              Superb bit of kit

              Its cheap and easy to use. what more could you ask for? It has two parts, the motor and the blade attachment bit. this comes off for easy cleaning. its a great little blender, hand held so you cant just set it off and leave it. the end of it fits perfectly into an open tin, so if you need those chopped tomatoes blending you can just pit it into the tin and whiz away, saves dirtying any extra bowls. or if you are making soup, just plug it in and do it while its on the hob. just be careful when you bring the blade near the top of the liquid, once or twice i have splashed my wall with a few drops of hot soup. the only drawback i have found with this is the cable is a little on the short side, not great if you dont have a power socket close by. i do thought so its never been a problem. Well worth the money.

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                24.10.2011 18:02
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                If you want a hand blender that works this is the cheap solution

                I used to have a Tesco value hand blender that was a very similar price to this one from ASDA, I left this with a friend and decided to try another supermarket's go at one. It is around £4 which you really can't complain about. I is a very simple hand blender, but effective as will be discussed... FUNCTIONALITY ................................. I have had this blender for about 2 months now and I use at least 3 times a week for soups, smoothies, sauces, nuts, bread crumbs...the list goes on. It has a good amount of power, whether it's a creamy soup or smooth smoothie you desire the outcome is brilliant. I mentioned its simplicity...you plug it into the wall, put it into whatever you want blending and hold down one of two button, high or low speed there is no messing around with different attachments, which I like. . DAY-TO-DAY ................................. THE end is easily detachable for cleaning, but I would say the cable could be a little longer. There is also no stand or case included and no mechanism for tidying the power cable so storage is a little difficult, but if you're like me and your kitchen is a mish-mash of pans, utensils and random gadgets then one more wont make a whole lot of difference. Another minor downside I will outline is that it is a little heavy, so after a while using it your arm starts to ache a little, at least mine does. RELIABILITY & VALUE FOR MONEY ................................. Like I said i've had this blender for 2 months and to date I have had no issues with it. Upon it's £4 purchase I would have never expected it to last this long. I have noticed no deterioration in functionality, very impressive for the price, I mean you spend a fiver on your lunch! IN SUMMARY ................................. FINALLY....This is fantastic for the price. It does exactly what it says on the smart price tin, well box. It could be easier to store, and if you like having a large variety of speeds and attachments perhaps this isn't the one for you but if you want a cheap, simple and reliable hand blender then this is a winner.

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                19.09.2011 23:23
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                handy piece of equipment

                Asda is great for picking up cheap items for the house. I have many good quality but value for money small kitchen appliances that i would be more than happy to recommend including the Asda smart price hand blender. I use my hand blender around twice a week and had my Asda smart price blender for four years now , still going strong. I mainly use the blender for chopping hard food and ice, blending soup, making smoothies, making sauces etc. Asda smart price hand blender costs £4.00. I think this is great value and probably the cheapest priced blenders i have seen ,certainly cheaper than Tesco and Argos own brands. The blender comes in a compact slim box that's white with the smart price brand written on the box. It comes with instructions on how to use the unit. Setting the blender up to use from the box is easy , the blade part on top is covered by plastic this clips onto the blender unit. Its easy to push on and pull of after use for cleaning. The blender unit is white in colour, its lightweight so shouldn't feel like a brick in your hand during use. The cable length on the blender isn't so generous roughly 20 inches although this is not much of an issue because i have it plugged into the power socket on my worktop and have the items to blend sitting there also. Asda smart price blender has two power settings on the unit one for low speed and one for high speed these are located at the top next to the handle. To use the blender have the food in front and put the blender in the food before starting the blender because if you emerge the blender in when on its splashes everywhere. Its easy to switch from one speed to another during use. One high speed the blender is loud and powerful.. It only takes a few minutes on low speed to purify a pot of soup. Cleaning takes no time at all a quick wipe with a damp cloth of the unit and the blade part can be washed along with the other dishes. I am very happy with the Asda smart price blender it does the job, no need for a fancy expensive blender. I am also pleased with the life span of the blender so far and showing no signs of giving in yet so should last a while yet. I am happy to recommend the Asda smart price blender, i give it 5 dooyoo stars.

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                31.08.2011 19:50
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                A basic hand blender from Asda.

                Last winter I got into the habit of making soup to take to school for my dinner as a cheap and healthy alternative to ready meals after realising just how much salt most of them had in them! Now despite my being quite a novice in the kitchen I became a bit of an expert at making soup, I never really bothered to follow a recipe as such as I've never been much of a recipe girl but I did come out with some delicious and healthy alternatives... my philosophy was basically to add whatever I had left over in my fridge! Now it's nearly time to go back to school I've been considering making soup again but sadly my blender broke last time I used it and as I'd had it for a couple of years I decided it was best to replace it by buying the rather cheaply priced Asda Smart Price Hand Blender as it seemed to meet all my needs easily. The hand blender came in a long, thin box which clearly showed the product name and a photo of the product as well. It was actually much smaller than I thought it would be! The blender comes in two parts; the heavier base which is where the control buttons are located and the lighter blending rod which is the part that actually comes into contact with the food and "blends!" It's mainly white with a little bit of light green being provided by the control buttons. The box also contains an instructions booklet which is quite brief really but was incredibly simple to follow. It's advertised as having a 200W motor. The hand blender is extremely easy to use. Firstly you'll need to assemble the blender and thankfully it's really easy to connect the two parts together by simply twisting them until they lock. When assembled the hand blender is about ten inches in height and it's quite light to hold. Secondly the blender has to be plugged into an electrical socket and the wire is over half a meter in length so you can use it without being directly next to the electrical socket. It's turned on and off using the light green buttons and it also offers two speeds which again can be selected using the buttons. I find that the lower speed setting isn't really that great, it certainly struggles to blend any harder vegetables that have only been partially cooked and I'd recommend the higher speed setting for the majority of things. So far with this blender I've made a batch of leek and potato soup as well as a batch of mixed vegetable (carrots, onions, potatoes and sweet potatoes) and the blender has worked absolutely perfectly. I find it best to only blend quite small amounts at a time, if you stick it into a large mixing bowl containing about ten cooked potatoes it may take quite a while. I find about thirty to forty seconds is enough to get the thick soup consistency that I like but obviously some food items will require more or less blending. There aren't really any downsides to this blender... in fact there's only one I can think of to share with you. When operating the hand blender I do notice that it is a little louder than my old blender, however the benefits certainly outweigh this slight negative. You do need to move the blender around quite a bit to ensure it reaches all the food and that nothing is left untouched. On the upside there are plenty of positives as it's so easy to operate, produces results really quickly and I also really like the fact that the blades are surrounded by plastic so you're unlikely to have any accidents or splashes anywhere. In terms of cleaning it couldn't really be simpler! The actual blending rod detaches from the base meaning it's easy to clean it without worrying about getting the electrical motor components wet and it is dishwasher proof too. The larger, upper part of the blender can simply be wiped clean with a cloth. At only £4.13 on the Asda Direct website at present you really can't argue with the price of this product at all. I bought mine for the same price from my local Asda store about a fortnight ago. I've used mine about three or four times and have been really impressed so far, my mum has had hers for over a year and it's still going strong. If you're looking for an easy to use blender that won't break the bank then look no further than this, it's great for casual usage and I would give it the full five stars. Thanks for reading.

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                  30.07.2011 18:09
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                  A extremely cheap but effective handblender

                  In previous reviews I have mentioned how my husband and I grow many of our own vegetables and it is always around this time of year that we can usually end up with a glut of tomatoes or even courgettes, which we simply couldn't eat all of. In an effort to make the most of the fresh vegetable, last year I started making homemade soup, and used our large blender to puree the soup before freezing, however this proved a lot of hassle having to transfer the soup to the blender from the soup dish on the hob, and I decided that I would get a hand blender in the future. With a baby on the way, I decided I would just get one, since it would be useful not only for my soups but for baby puree etc in the near future. I have never previously bougth a Tesco or Asda value electrical item, but when I kept seeing positive reviews on this Asda smart price hand blender, costing an incredibly cheap £4.13 at present, I couldn't qutie believe it, and I decided well even if it would do me a year or two, it was worth it. I actually ordered my blender from asda direct, as I don't have as Asda store in my town, although I frequently go to another town where there is a large ASDA store, so I knew I could pick it up handy. Quite obviously at £4.13 there is nothing fancy about this blender. It is a simply straightforward handblender, that comes with 2 speed settings, 200W power, and a detachable blending rod that can be washed, and also makes the product easier to store in two parts if you have a lack of storage. According to the information that comes with this blender, this product can be used to blend and mix food easily and quickly, including sauces, soups, purees, baby food, drinks and cocktails. This blender is able to be used directly in a saucepan or casserole dish, as long as the dish/pan has been removed from the heat source, and in my experience, the food should be left to cool a little so to avoid melting the plastic or causing damage to the product. The blender also comes with a max level indication the maximum level of liquid etc that it should be inserted into. In most cases this will not be as issue. If you intend to use blend, puree or mix fruit or vegetables then according to the instructions, any pith or stone should be removed first so as not to jam up the blade. Fruit etd should also be first cut up into small pieces to aid blending. I have been using this blender for a while now, and at first I was a little worried that there was a problem with it, as I couldn't always get the low speed switch to work, as nothing was happening, however I realised quickly that I wasn't pushing it in enough, and only lightly touching it. The other thing that took me a while to get used to was how to avoid the splashing when inserting the blender into a liquid. When I re read the instructions however, it advised that you should actually start the blend on the high speed setting and then reduce the setting to the lower speed, as well as making sure the blender is inserted properly in the liquid. Once I got the hand of it however, there was no stopping me, and I have since used it to make ice cream milkshakes, smoothies, and to even to puree some soup, and it has worked a treat, so much less hassle (and washing up) than using my big blender. I love the fact that the blender can be put straight into the liquid, rather than having to transfer it to something else, like I used to do when making the soup, and as more and more of our vegetables come over the summer, I will certainly be making the most of my new purchase. If you are looking for a fancy bit of equipment, with fancy buttons and operations, then don't bother with this product, as it really only does the basics, however, if that is all you are after, and you can get over any brand snobbish behaviour in regards to it beign a smart price product, then you will be very glad that you did buy it.

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                    06.07.2011 17:47
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                    You can't go wrong at this price.

                    No home is complete without a blender, and if your on a budget the value ones will do the job almost as well as the more expensive ones but probably not for as long. If you do the maths it might work out more cost effective to go for the more expensive one but seeing as i use this very infrequently, the budget ones work out better for me. I got his one from Asda at just over four quid, which is probably what Tesco and Sainsbury sell theirs at. Packaging wise it comes in a plain Asda box with instruction that aren't much use. At this price though you can't complain and its not like you really need instructions for a hand blender. Looks wise, its made from cheap white plastic, with a detachable metallic head and rubberised buttons to turn it on/off and switch speeds between high and low. I normally just keep it on high. The cable is just under a meter long which is long enough for any blender. The head clips on to the main body and away you go. This is great for blending soup, although with the body being made from cheap plastic it does tend to get a little hot. It also does quite well with smoothies, with splash back being limited. These are also easy to clean with the head being detachable. Overall, i would recommend this or the Tesco/Sainsbury alternative if you are either on a budget or do not really use one that much. I have had mine now since August and it still works as it should without any problems, and looks as good as when i bought it.

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                    Great for the price

                    Asda's smart price is a students best friend allowing them to buy budget versions of all the essential things they need. So when I decided to try and cook some stuff from scratch I got this hand blender to help out. For a fiver you get a 200W hand blender which works just fine. The blender is made of a lightweight white plastic with a rubbery plastic on/off button which doubles as a grip. The blender is a standard size but the cord is on the small size which can become problematic and makes this less portable than I would like. The blades are metal and feel strong, they should have no problem blending most food. The head is detachable and comes that way in the box, it also makes it easier to wash. When using the blender there are two settings high and low. Both of which have their uses and even on high you still feel totally in control and at no point do you feel the blender will fly out your hands. However the plastic does conduct heat pretty badly so if you use this on hot vegetables you may get burnt but for the average user this should be fine.

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                    03.07.2011 11:09
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                    Started off well, unfortunately the blender spoilt itself by burning my hand!

                    After having great success with a very cheap Tesco hand blender (then having it stolen by my sister) I decided to replace it with one from Asda's Smart Price range which cost around £4.50 four months ago. It's a white blender, quite sleek looking although slightly bulkier on the end than my previous Tesco blender but not irritatingly so and I could still manage to insert it into the narrow beaker I sometimes use when I'm blitzing fruit. When I first bought the blender it came in two pieces, the main body of the blender (including the plug and cord) and the blender head which needs to be clicked into place before you can use it. There are two speed settings (conveniently named 'HI' and 'LO') which can be changed at the push of a button, the blender is fairly powerful for its small size but to be honest there is very little difference between the two settings. One thing I will mention here is the fact that this is quite a 'splashy' blender so be careful if you're using it with hot foods, particularly if you're making soup or (as I do quite regularly at the moment) blending baby food straight out of the oven/pan. The cord length is fine, it's around 70cm long which will be ideal for most kitchens and also means the cord can be easily wound around the blender for storage. I noticed after a few uses that the cord was starting to come away from the blender, but that was around the time the blender started getting so hot it burned my hand so the cord issue became irrelevant! It behaved like the perfect hand blender for about six weeks, I used it every few days to make batches of soup for the freezer but didn't really make it work hard. Then, when David was three months old, I decided to make a ridiculously large batch of purée as the weaning stage had just begun. I'd have used my large blender for such a big amount, but it chose that day to start acting all silly on the setting I needed so (with all confidence) I took out this Asda blender and started blitzing. I knew I'd have to take it slowly as hand blenders aren't designed to be used as heavily as the larger type.  I didn't think it would be unreasonable however to expect it to handle two small bowls before threatening to spontaneously combust!  It started off just feeling a bit warm, and when I say 'a bit' I mean the heat was barely noticeable - until the handle of the blender suddenly became very, very, very hot. So hot that it was hard to keep hold of it and it was only the worry of getting an electric shock that kept me from dropping the bloody thing into the bowl of semi-pureed baby food! I binned it there and then, along with a tenners worth of boiled veg which I wasn't going to be able to purée after all. Then I went and ran some cold water on my stinging palm before firing off a scathing email to Asda (no reply either, fabulous customer services there). So, those of you who have read through to the end will realise that although this started off as a glowing review things didn't quite work out to plan. I've since re-bought a cheap Tesco model which is absolutely brilliant. And hasn't caused me any injuries.

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