When I moved to my new house, I was looking for new kitchen tools, and a blender was on the list as well. I didn't want to invest a lot of money on it though, as I am not very fond of cooking, but I thought it would be handy to have one of these.
I found it on offer online and I decided to give it try.
The blender, from Russell Hobb, has a basic design, very user-friendly and easy to assemble.
The set includes three attachments and a measuring cup: a traditional blender, a whisk and a mini food processor. The attach to the main body, which is a corded plastic handle with an on and off button.
Another good selling point is the fact that you can use the base of the mini food processor as a lid for the plastic container you have processed your food in. This is handy if you want to store the food in the fridge.
I found it very easy to clean and wipe off, as all can go in the dishwasher - except the main body which contains electrical parts.
The only downside would be that it is not suitable for large quantities of food. It is designed for smaller portions and if you try to overstuff the food processor it will not work. Personally, I was looking for something small and affordable, to use for quick smoothies, soups or easy receipes - and this is perfect.
Overall, I think this is a very nice, handy tool. Plus, it is affordabe as you get three different tools in one, for a fairly reasonable price.
When I bought this I was looking for something to chop smaller portions of food as I was about to start weaning my baby onto solids.
Although made by Russell Hobbs, it is actually part of the Gillian Mckeith "You are what you eat" range. (If that's true my baby is now part sweet potato).
I was attracted to it because it had lots of attachments for the same price as some of the hand held blenders on the market. I bought in a supermarket for £20 about 6 months ago.
The main body is a white corded plastic handle which is easy to hold. It has an on and off button on a grey rubber panel.
There are 3 attachments and a measuring cup in the set. The first attachment is a traditional blender, the second is a whisk and the third is a mini food processor.
I have only used for baby food, but for that purpose it is perfect. Single portions/small amounts can be blended in the mini processor or the stick blender can be used for larger amounts in a pan/bowl. I have also used the whisk and cup to make smoothies and juices.
It is simple to clean - all except the main body can go in the dishwasher, and the main body is easily rinsed under a hot tap.
The base of the mini food processor comes off and can be used as a lid which is handy - blend the food, cover with the lid and put straight into fridge, no need for another bowl or clingfilm.
It's a great buy for mums weaning a baby, but I'm not sure how much use I'd have got out of the mini food processor and whisk otherwise as I have "adult" versions of these in my kitchen. For the price I think it's a worthwhile purchase just for the weaning process.
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