Product Type: Tesco blenders
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Why pay £20 for a handblender?
Tesco HB06 Handblender
Member Name: i_am_joy
Tesco HB06 Handblender
Advantages: It is very easy to use and comfortable to hold and it has given me good results every time, price
Disadvantages: It splashes a lot and cannot be used for hot foods or liquids
The first time I looked after my baby grandaughter I was a little stuck for preparing her a meal as I do not like giving her the jars my daughter (her mom) sent over. I have a wonderful food processor but it unfortunately would not blend the small amounts I needed so I ended up having to make a whole load of baby food which eventually got wasted.
When I saw that Tesco sell a Handblender as part of their Value range and that it would only cost £3.79 I decided to buy one to try it and if it was no good then I have not wasted a lot of money.
I think it absolutely worth the money though and I would probably have paid a little more. The only thing the blender is not suitable for is using it with hot liquids but that is alright for me because I use my food processor to make soups and sauces so the only things I can see my handblender being used for are baby foods and smoothies.
This handblender has 2 speeds which are basically fast and a little bit slower so it's ideal for anything really. The slower speed is perfect for making my smoothies because it doesn't bash the fruit about to much while it is pureeing them. I find I do not make so much mess with the slow speed because the blender does splash quite a lot compared to my previous handblender. It is easy to stop this by using a bowl or jug with deep sides and remembering to stop the blender before you lift it out.
For my grandaughters food I use the faster speed because I made her a casserole and needed to blend the meat properly. She is 12 months old but is not a good eater so she still needs her food to be blended down quite well and this blender makes light work of it. I blended potato, carrot, sweetcorn, pork and a slice of onion and it kept a lovely smell and I was able to blend it to the perfect consistency for her by just taking out the blender every couple of seconds and checking the texture of her casserole.
The blender is very easy to clean and being white it is simple to see just how much of a clean it needs. I found that rinsing the blending mechanism under warm water and giving the hand grip a wipe with a cloth is all it needs. The blender is nice and light to hold and it is comfortable for me to hold with one hand while I use my other hand to hold the bowl.
All in all I think this is a very good handblender for the money. It comes with basic and easy to understand instructions but I think they could have been a little bit more comprehensive for people who have never used one of these before.
Summary: A handblender for under £4 that does as good a job as any other I have used.