“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Blender „
I recently bought this Tesco value HB07 hand blender when I went to make some soup and realised that my daughter had borrowed my blender and conveniently forgot to return it. It was coming up to payday so I hadn't got a lot of money left so I bought this one for £5.50. It came in a white box with the usual value logo's which contained the blender and instructions for use.
It is all white and is made of a strong plastic with the only metal parts being the blades. It measures just over 38cm tall and 7 cm deep which is an average size for a hand blender and it is 150w so it isn't the most powerful but I find that it is sufficient for my requirements. It is curved in shape which tapers in and then curves out for the bladed part and it is comfortable to hold and light enough to use it with one hand. The power cord extends from the bottom and there is a small ring so you could hang it up if you wanted to. The cord is less than three foot so you do need to make sure that you are using it next to a plug but I have plenty of plugs in my kitchen so it is no problem for me.
To use you simply plug it in and press the large grey button which is positioned so that it is easy to operate with your thumb while you are using it to blend. I have used it several times to make soup as I am on one of my many diets which includes soup most days for lunch. I don't like tinned or packet soups if I can help it and much prefer to make my own as I know that it only contains fresh and natural ingredients. I have also used it for batter for pancakes and to make smoothies if I have some fruit which is past its best as I hate throwing anything away and find that a smoothie will last for a few days in the fridge once blended.
I find that it is comfortable to use and it isn't heavy to hold at all, even when I am blending a large amount of vegetables at one time. As with all hand blenders you have to make sure that you don't let the blades touch the bottom of the bowl or dish for long as this can damage the blades. As it is a basic model there is only one speed but to be honest this is all I need for what I use it for and if I am using particularly large vegetables I will roughly chop them up first to make it a bit easier.
I find that if I wash it immediately after use it cleans quickly and easily, usually just under a running tap with a quick rub with my washing up brush and a bit of washing up liquid. This is a simple hand blender but it is very easy to use and is far quicker than getting the food processor out of the box and setting it up just to blend a few vegetables and which needs a lot of washing up afterwards. With this you simply plug it in and you're ready to go.
I do recommend this hand blender as it does everything I need it to do and does it well. It is easy to use and maintain and is a bargain at just over a fiver.
I wanted to make soups and sauces at home for the winter months but wanted to blend them without paying over the odds for a hand blender. I decided to buy this one because it was very cheap. Although I initially thought that it may be of poor quality because of its low price, it has proved to be fantastic and I have been using it for the last three years.
The one thing that I was not banking on was how powerful it is. Although there is only one speed, it is really powerful and the sauce ended up splattering all over the walls so I would recommend using near a splash back or tiled surface which is easy to clean.
The bottom half of the blender does not detach from the main body, therefore it cannot be put into a dishwasher. However, I have found that putting warm soap water into a jug and putting the blender on will clean the blender thoroughly. This is a solid product even though it comes from a budget range. It does what you need it to do at the fraction of the price of the competitors.
I am a very keen baker and cook and I tend to cook something from scratch nearly every day. Subsequently I have most of the kitchen gadgets and utensils I could ever need in my kitchen. One thing, however, that I have never wanted to own is a food processor/blender, they are too big and I frankly can't be arsed to clean one every time I have used it.
Unfortunately I do often need to blend when I'm cooking, so for me the perfect solution was just to buy a hand blender and make do with that.
I didn't want to spend a fortune on such a boring purchase so I went to Tesco and chose the cheapest one available, which was the Tesco's own brand blender. This was about two years ago now and the blender is still going strong so I'm really glad I didn't bother spending too much.
The Tesco blender is a basic stick style blender, white in colour with a wire on one end to plug in, and a simple blade on the other end. There is a button on the blender which makes it blend, you hold it down to use it and as soon as you stop pressing it the blender stops. It came in the classic Tesco Value blue and white box with instructions but I didn't even look at these as the bnlender is just so easy to operate.
The Tesco Value hand blender works brilliantly, it always blends food until it's really smooth and doesn't take long to do this. The blade seems to be pretty sharp and it spins at a very high speed. I've made loads of different things and it has never let me down. My only minor complaint could be that it is a bit noisy but most blenders are!
It cost about £5 so a total bargain and it's fab!
I bought this Tesco Value hand blender believing a blender is a blender and what was the point in paying more for one when I could pick this up for just under a fiver. It was definitely a false economy though as although it works it takes ages and involves more effort than a more expensive one so I gave this one away and invested in one that was just a little bit more expensive but much better.
I can't complain about the build quality of the blender as it felt really solid and well-made and it didn't feel like something which only cost £5. It also looked quite nice too even though it was just plain white.
I think the biggest problem with this blender is that it only had 2 blades on it when I had been used to using one with 3 blades on it. The two blades just made this less effective than I was expecting. With the one that I have now I can blend some soup in less than a minute and get it lump free whereas with this one I would blend the soup and it would take ages and then there would still be a few lumps floating about in it that I would have to target individually.
The blender is super easy to use and operate and all it involves is pressing down on the button to get the blades motoring and when you want to stop just letting go of the button again.
The blender is very noisy and it really does vibrate in your hands so I could only use it for a minute or so at a time as it actually started to hurt after a short while but that's because it is so powerful and it is just a shame that the strong motor was powering only two blades instead of 3 or 4.
Obviously because it is electric you can't put it in the dishwasher or anything but it is really easy to clean because you only need to wash the blade part which can usually be done by just rinsing it under the tap. If bits of food dry to the plastic body then a damp cloth would take care of it and remove everything.
This is a fairly good blender for the price but I just wanted something that was a bit more effective and found that the two blades although they do blend weren't as effective as three. If you are on a tight budget then this would be a bargain but if you can afford it and plan on using the blender often then I would probably spend a little bit extra and buy one with three blades instead.
A White held hand blender. A slow speed button and a high speed button. Motor built in at the handle. At the middle of blender you can turn to tighten and right to loosen for cleaning purposes as this part comes off to be cleaned.
About The Product.
On looking up in the Tesco catalog we came across a blender that was a good buy and reasonable to use. So traveling to the Local store to buy this product. This is a blender that gets the job done without any fuss. The item was very basic and easy to use. We purchased and brought the item home.
Unpacked this quickly and easily. When I first used this blender I made some soup. The food has to be softened first and that all is cooked and ready to be blended. Take all the ingredients out of the pan and placing this into a large bowl. Turning on the blender and placing this into the soup mixture, but not right to the bottom as the blender needs to move around freely so this can blend the food appropriately.
Blends well, the consistency of the soup was smooth and thick excellent. But when the blender is on high speed this can get very noisy indeed, more like a screeching shrill.
After each process of blending allow the blender to cool for 3 minutes before using again, as the motor gets slightly hot.
Tried making a recipe with egg whites for a mayonnaise dish with this to no prevail, I tried using the lower speed but this did not work. Had to use my hand whisk this brought the egg whites up into fluffy peaks. That saved the day. Hurray- Hora cacera cera as the going says.
This is just a basic blender for soups and you can use this for smoothies a bit of creativity there, baby food blending also making dips.
I bought this a few months ago as me and my daughter had started doing some baking and could never seem to get the mixture mixed well so thought this would help.
I just wanted something cheap so was pleased to find this in the local store for under £5. What a bargain I thought!
The packaging of the blender is certainly nothing special it just came in a plain white and blue box. There were some instructions in the box but to be honest I don't think you need them.
The design was basic it had a stainless steel blade (this comes off so cleaning it is easy) and then it has a handle where you hold it.
The operating could not be easy, my 6 year old daughter can even do it with no problem you simply hold in the on button.
We have already used it for several of our recipes and it does the job well. Im sure the more expensive brands have other features but for what we needed this is perfect.
We have used it to mix food to make cakes, cream and meringues. I have also tried it with vegetables to make some soup and it did a brilliant job. It is quick to set up and easy to clean and put away I actually now use this more than I do my food processor as its just so easy and does not make as much of a mess or washing up!
The best thing about it in comparison to a normal food blender is that you can just use it as you are going and don't have to dirty separate bowls you can even blend food whilst it is in the pan (this is what I did for the soup).
My son uses it to make milkshakes and smoothies which he loves to have for breakfast. Im happy with this too as its so healthy he now easily gets his 5 a day!
I would recommend this product for anyone who wants a simple blender that does a good job.
As a student I'm always on the lookout for bargains, and a friend recommended I purchase one of these Tesco Everyday Value Hand Blenders a few weeks ago. I am on a healthy eating plan, and am trying to get more fruit and vegetables into my diet.
It was only £6.50 which is a bargain, and I have made soup several times with it since buying it. The blender's power is 150W and is white with a metal blade at the bottom to do the blending.
This blender is very simple to use to make soup, simply boil the veg with a stock cube until soft, place in a large bowl and blend. The blender even breaks up pieces which are not soft right through, which surprised me. It makes a nice, smooth soup which is great in the cold evenings. I use a variety of vegetables including potato in my soups and it blends them beautifully, and quite quickly.
The only disadvantage is that it can be difficult to get fully clean. My sink is not deep enough to fit it in at an angle and you can't really get a sponge around the blade so I put in it and give it a shake around in the bubbles. My friend's is dyed orange at the base from making carrot soup, as the plastic is easily marked.
Overall I love this blender, is it easy and quick to use, and I'm sure there are other uses for it apart from soup, which I will discover soon! I will be recommending it to my other friends.
I do have the habit of wanting to "impulse buy" - there are certain times of year that certain products appeal to me more than others.
Both hubby and I work full time, so time is always very scarce - as much as I would love to cook fresh ingredients, from scratch, every day - the reality of me doing it is another matter.
When I say "certain times of the year" I mean now, January - directly after Christmas. Three years ago, after all the indulgences and luxuries of Christmas I started my new years resolution off, with a plan to eat better, to use more fresh ingredients and cut out all the junk food out of our diet.
My list was ever so long as to what I was going to buy, shop for and eat. But at the top of this list was a hand blender, to make home made-fresh soups with.
Fortunately, by nature I am a savvy shopper and I will not just go out and buy the latest brand name, just for the sake of it - also I am aware that when I buy these things they can turn out to be a little "faddy" so I am careful what I spend.
The perfect gadget was waiting for me in Tesco, - A Tesco Value Hand Blender HB07 - it costs the grand old amount of £5 - so at the end of the day if it turned out to be a fad (and my husband would put money on this being so) then £5 wasted is not so very bad.
As it turns out this little blender is absolutely superb, it really is. It comes well packaged in a box, with a protective covering over the end where the blade is.
It is White - now as a rule I prefer kitchen gadgets to be white, I like to see how clean things actually are and with white, it takes no prisoners. Easy to clean, I emerse the blade part into hot soapy water and use a bottle brush to clean the blades - which must be very sharp, so be aware
Once unwrapped out of the box, there is no setting up to be done, it is totally complete - just plug it in and turn it on.
This is only a basic model, whether you could get others with more settings I do not know, but this model is 150 watts, which is more than fast enough and it has one speed - therefore it is either on or off.
It is made of plastic and 36cm long and a perfect width to be able to hold comfortably.
I have indeed made soups with it - I am known to make a large slow-cooked stew, beef and vegetables and turn on the handblender and whizz up some soup - very delicious and very efficient. It would be fair to say that a full slowcooker of stew would take three or four minutes to blend down to make a gorgeous thick soup.
I have three very young children and my daughter and I have experimented with various fish and chicken dishes, with vegetables and stock, blended them down for wholesome baby food. So much better than any babyfood product that you buy in a tin etc..
In summary, a good cheap kitchen gadget - very effective in blending foods.
Also in summary, my hubby was right - it was a fad and I haven't made soup for about a year now! This however has no reflection on the handblender, which kept it's promises!
Last year, I joined a certain slimming club which meant i needed to re-visit my eating habits. Alot of the recipies included soups, made from a variety of vegetables. I like a smooth soup, and decided to buy a blender.
Never having used a blender before, I decided to go for a reasonably priced one and opted for the Tesco Value Hand Blender, at around £8 when i bought it. The blender comes in 2 parts. One part is the motor and the other is the attachment. To assemble, you simply push the attachement against the motor and rotate the motor to lock them together. There is an arrow on the base and when it is opposite the lock icon, the blender is then locked into position.
Three speed switch.
The speed you choose will depend on the volume of food to be blended, and if the food you are blending is very soft or a little harder. I normally use it on th 1st speed setting, which blends about 2 litres of soup in about a minute. If the blender is run at full speed, which is speed setting 3, then it can only be used for 1 minute. After each use, the blender should then rest for 3 minutes before using it again, to give the motor time to cool down a little.
On Off Switch
This speaks for itself. It is located just under the 3 speed switch at the top of the blender.
The Motor is central in the top half of the blender
The Blender Stem lies in the bottom half together with the blade
Voltage Rating 220-240V, 50Hz
Power Consumption 200W
Net Weight 0.75kg
As this is hand held, it is important that the food is placed in a large bowl or pan etc to avoid splashing over the top of the container. Also make sure that the container is on a steady, even surface. It is very easy to hold. I simply place the belnder in the food before switching it on and hey presto it turns my bowl full of cooked vegetables into a smooth soup within a minute.
The blender does what it says on the box and is a good way of saving money on a cheaper product, if you don't tend to blend food all the time.
Full instructions come with the blender on how to assemble, use and clean it. The product is covered by a 12 month warranty from the date that it is purchased.
The product is a good buy for light use.
We're not big fruit fans in our house but I wanted the kids to eat more healthily and I thought fruit smoothies would be a good idea. Having previously bought the Value jug Blender and finding it big, bulky and a pain to get out I decided to try a small hand blender. I didn't want to spend much and whilst browsing in Tesco I spotted this value one at only £4 odd (£4.39 at the time of writing)- bargain.
As with all value products the box is plain it doesn't tell us much just that it's a ' Hand Blender' all the information you need is in a leaflet inside.
On removing it from the box I was pleased by how neat it is, it's heavier than it looks though. The blender is plain white with a grey button switch. It has only one setting, is 150W and is made of plastic. There are no features it's a very basic blender- no pulse, only one speed setting, no turbo boost etc and doesn't crush ice. The blades are non removable stainless steel. The lead is thankfully quite long. It's nicely shaped making it comfortable to use. The head fits into most things mugs or measuring jugs for example. There is a marker to tell you what depth to place the blender upto. The overall quality is quite good.
Product Height 38.0 CM
Product Width 7.0
Product Depth 7.0
It is easy to operate, just stick the end into the stuff you want blending then push the button on and off to blend in short bursts to avoid overheating the motor. Soft fruit is easily blended taking a few minutes to smooth right down. I sometimes put ice-cream and milk with the fruit to blend and it does make a smooth drink. It's great for turning left over stew into soup (sounds gross I know) it doesn't take long to blitz it down a with a bit of stock. Lumpy gravy gets sorted out in no time as do sauces whilst still in the pan- not when boiling hot mind you I wouldn't want to risk melting the blender or showering myself, although it doesn't seem to spray liquid while it's blending. I have also used it for whisking batters and milkshakes- the blender is more than capable of doing this and leaves milkshake nice and fluffy.
Washing is easy I just 'blend' some soapy then plain water.
Overall it's great for the price, it does the job, it's more practical and easier to use than a jug blender and after months of use it still works.
5 stars from me
I have a gas cooker and accidentally burnt the cord on my previous blender while blending some lentil soup and as it is something that I use on such a regular basis I knew I had to get another one quickly. As I was not planning on leaving my small town for a few days I only really had the option of Tesco. Luckily they had some value range blenders in stock so I was able to pick one up for the low price of £4.97.
Don't let the fact that this blender is so cheap put you off as I find that it is much better than you might expect given the money involved and it actually amazes me that they can charge under £5 for it.
Inside the box there is only the blender and some instructions which are encased in a plastic bag. To be honest there isn't much need for the instructions as it is pretty self explanatory and easy to operate.
The blender is quite heavy and surprisingly solid feeling and really doesn't feel cheap or easily breakable. About half way down the blender there is a serrated edge going all the way around that does look as if it should be able to be unscrewed but it welded on tightly. This is where I assume the motor is housed.
There is only one button on the blender and a relatively decent sized cord and a hanger for hanging it up for easy reach.
You just need to plug the blender in and press the button to use so it couldn't be any easier. There is only the one blade on the head of the blender which is sharpened to either side but to be honest this isn't very sharp and it could probably do with having another blade as when it comes to blending although it does the job it does take a lot longer than it did with my previous one. It has no problem with whizzing through vegetables when making soup for example but I do need to move it around a lot more than my previous one and I also need to make sure the veg is well cooked as it has a lot of trouble with blending them unless they are already really soft.
There is a line to show you how far you can insert the blender in liquid and this is positioned about half way up so I think that it should be long enough for even the largest of pans. When putting the blender in hot soup you obviously need to be careful not to splash yourself with any but when it comes to the plastic it is fine in even the hottest soup and it hasn't melted or warped in any way.
Overall for the money this blender is excellent value and feels and looks much better quality than you would think given that it is a tesco value product. The only negative I can say about it is the fact that it only has a single blade which does mean that it takes a little longer to blend than a double one but it will do the same job in the end only a few seconds longer.
I have been making baby food at home now for a while and whilst at home I have a perfectly good Philips Hand Blender that does the job well but when we visit my parents which we do once or twice a week I wanted a hand blender there so I didn't have to keep on carting the Philips blender from one house to another.
A quick search in Tescos and I came across their value hand blender which cost me less than £5 which I think was an absolute bargain. Hand blenders are great as when you are making small portions of baby food big juicers and food blenders do not really do the job as the food quantity is so low. With a hand blender you can blend up one carrot if you wish and it will puree it down perfectly.
Hand blenders are perfect for blending fluids eg dairy products, sauces, fruit juices, soups, mixed drinks and shakes, mixing soft ingredients eg pancake batter or mayonnaise and pureeing cooked ingredients eg for making baby food. Unlike my Philips hand blender which comes in two parts, the motor unit and the blender bar, this Tesco hand blender is just one long item. In a way this is better than having two parts as you only have to remember this one part although it does take up a bit more storage room in my parents cupboard. WIth the two piece blender you can separate it and store it a bit easier but it is not a big issue. Also when it comes to washing it I have to admit that a two part hand blender is probably a bit easier to wash. You can take it apart and rinse off the blades without having to worry about the motor but with this Tesco blender you have to manoeuver it under the tap and keep the motor away from the water and just rinse off the blades.
This blender works well and is nice and quick and easy when it comes to blending my food. I put it all in a tall cup and then immerse the blades into the bottom of the food. There is only one speed on this blender which is fine as it works perfectly enough. You need to keep your hand on the on button the whole time to keep the motor going and I find it is best to move the appliance slowly up and down and in circles to really make sure that you get all the food blended up.
The blender has a long cord on the end of it which plugs into the wall so you need to use this near a plug socket which is not a problem in a kitchen. This works well for the infrequent times we use it at my parents and has been a good investment.