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In the past I have purchased various blender, electric whisks and smoothie makers all of which have ended up in rather a muddle in the back of one of my kitchen cupboards. This Bosch hand blender has been a different story. Definitely one of the most successful gadgets in my kitchen.
The blender costs £30 and is made by Bosch, a brand that I generally associate with high quality products. This product didn't disappoint in build quality either. It is sturdy, reassuringly heavy and has stood the test of time in my kitchen with no broken parts after 18 months.
The main unit is white plastic and it comes with a mixing jug, chopping unit and chopping and whisking attachments. Both the jug and the chopping unit have lids which I find very useful. You can blend or chop ingredients, pop the lid on, and store in the fridge until you are ready to use them. In addition the jug has a handy measuring scale and the chopping unit has suckers on the underside to prevent it slipping when you are chopping.
The attachments are easy to switch between. You simply depress the buttons and pull to remove one and then push the new one on until it clicks to lock on. It is similarly easy to attach the unit to the chopping bowl.
One of the clear advantages for me of this product over some of the others on the market is that it comes with a wall hanging bracket. This means that it is always handy and doesn't get lost in the muddle of other gadgets in my cupboards.
I have used this blender to make baby food, soups, sauces, batters, to chop many vegetables and also to blend vegetables to make them less obvious in my fussy toddlers meals. It is extremely versatile and has been very useful.
I would highly recommend this hand blender and have therefore awarded it five dooyoo hearts.
Review of my Bosch hand blender:
I bought this for myself to help in my food preparation and baking. I was looking for a gadget I would actually use, and not one which would get put in a cupboard and never see the light of day.
I thought that a hand blender, with easily cleanable attachments, would do just the job, and I am delighted to say it does.
It has a powerful motor of 600w with a variable speed dial located on the top of the handle. Most of the time the lowest speed is more than fast enough for everyday jobs. I rarely use the highest setting. It is quiet when it's running and very easy to use.
The metal blades and metal whisk are well made and feel like they will last a long time. They are easily removed and swapped , just press 2 buttons at the same time and the attachments pop off. This means you can put the attachments in a dishwasher, or submerge them fully in water because the electric part is separated from the 'messy' parts. Being able to put these parts in the dishwasher means they get a good clean each time. This is perhaps the best feature of this model, washing up is a dream and takes just seconds. This model is heavy enough to make it feel like a quality product, but not so heavy it makes using it cumbersome. My daughter, who is a tiny little teenager, handles it with ease and enjoys using it, even the clearing up part.
The blades can be used to blend and they work best with the beaker provided because it is narrow and deep and prevent bits of food flying out. The beaker has measuring marks on the side so you can measure and blend all in one container. You can use it to blend fruit for smoothies, blend veg for soups, or make your own cooked baby food. The beaker has a lid which clips on it so you can pop it in the fridge and keep the content fresh. No need to decant the contents. The blade part also fits with the mini chopper, this attachment is good for making salsa, hummus and dips. The mini chopper also has a lid and it has little suction pads on the bottom of it to keep it steady while you're using it.
The whisker is robust and makes light work of baking type jobs, egg whisking, batter making and cake stirring for some examples. I use mine every Sunday to make my Yorkshire puds. The variable speed comes in handy here. You can use the whisk in the beaker provided, or in a bowl or jug of any description.
There is also a wall fixture in the pack so you can hang the handle and blade wand up, but I have never used this. It is quite small when separated and it fits nicely in a drawer so I don't need to hang it up.
I have really used this gadget a lot, and I think it will last for some years. Bosch is a brand known for its reliability and it is really living up to its reputation with this product. Its currently about 45.00 pounds to buy and well worth this money. I would highly recommend this, especially to those who want to make healthy food for their babies and children.
We have owned two separate Bosch MSM6700GB hand blenders recently and found them to be excellent bits of kit. The broad range of accessories, performance and ease of use certainly make this a very practical and useful kitchen accessory.
With this tool you can mix and break up almost anything and the potential of this mixer is not far from many full size food processors. The ability to mix products in the accompanying vessels as well as anything else with the hand blender. The buttons and the overall finish of the blender are of extremely good quality far surpassing that of many other models.
The downside of this blender is the large number of small components which all need to be disassembled for cleaning. With very many small white/transluscent parts which are all necessary for the blender's performance, losing one of these is very easy and that is exactly what we did on not one, but two occasions, causing us to buy a whole replacement mixer the first time as we were not able to buy the replacement 1 cent bit of plastic on its own. The second time round, we decided that it was time to upgrade and purchased a Food Processor.
Despite this, we still believe that this is far and away the best hand blender on the market.
The Bosch MSM6700GB Hand blender with its 600w motor is powerful yet quiet with low vibration. The stainless steel foot is heat resistant and has efficient stainless steel blades. The MSM6700GB comes equipped to handle anything your food preparation throws at it, including an ice-crushing blade, whisk and beaker, all of which are easily washable and dishwasher safe. The extra turbo button featured on this Bosch MSM6700GB Hand Blender gives a boost for maximum performance and the soft touch handle with ergonomic shaping is comfortable to use. The Bosch MSM6700GB has a 1.5m cord length which enables you to use the hand blender easily and the 700m transparent beaker helps with the recipe measurements.