Product Type: Russell Hobbs food processors
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Russell Hobbs 14568 Mini Food Processor
Member Name: oraya
Russell Hobbs 14568 Mini Food Processor
Date: 11/05/11, updated on 11/05/11 (112 review reads)
Advantages: Does everything I need it to do with out taking up a lot of space
Disadvantages: Absolutely none.
I purchased my Russell Hobbs Mini Food Processor about year ago now, as I usually use my Food Processor a lot and was getting fed up lugging out my full size one especially when I only wanted it to grind or blend a small quantity.
A friend of mine was given one for her birthday, and when I saw how small and compact it was I just had to have one. I know, women are just as bad as men for gadgets lol... Well I am anyway!
Being only two of us in my household, (apart from Christmas when the all the family get together) the Mini Food Processor is ideal. It's small enough for me to leave out on the worktop, without it getting in the way.
The first thing you will notice about the Food Processor is that it's very trendy and sleek looking. The bowl is made of clear glass, (I know... glass, I must admit that does worry me a little, as I have a horrid habit of dropping things lol, what can I say I'm a klutz!) and is shaped somewhat like a mini casserole dish. All the women out there will know what I mean by this. Apart from my worry of dropping it, on a plus side it does mean you will be able to put hot sauces into the blender, where you wouldn't be able to do this with plastic for fear of it cracking. The top of the Processor is chrome and matt black, and there is a nice feature in that the button is located on the top with two pitted grip areas on the side. I love this design it fits into the hand so nicely, and you depress the button with the palm of your hand. I must say it's not often I'm impressed with a products design, but with this one I am. It's a one movement job! By that I mean you don't have to push a button with one hand and hold the appliance still with the other, like you do with many larger blenders/processors. Just simply apply pressure with your palm to start, remove hand to stop. What could be simpler than that?
The blades simply drop onto the spindle, and you're ready to go. Another nice feature is that it also comes with its own storage lid. Ideal if you are making up sauces or a marinade.
The manufactures recommendations are that you don't process anything larger than 12mm that's half an inch, or fill liquids above half filled. Maximum fill is 700mls.
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Now here's a couple of my own recipes: (I love experimenting with food :)
Herby Cheese Crust For Pork Chops:
1 slice of white bread per chop
1 inch square piece of cheese per chop
¼ teaspoon of chives per chop
¼ teaspoon of rosemary per chop
Starting with the cheese blend until crumbly, then add the bread. You will need to stop and start a few times to blend the bread with the cheese. When it resembles a moist crumble mixture add the herbs a blitz for a few seconds.
Prepare your chops by seasoning both sides with salt and pepper, and place into a backing tray. To the tray add some cider (it doesn't have to be a good brand it's just to add flavour to the meat and to keep it moist. On to the chops smear some English mustard. Then take the crumble mix and with a spoon, place this on top of the chops, pressing down as you cover them. Ideally you want it to be about half an inch thick. When all the chops are covered place in an oven at gas mark 4 for about 20 - 30 mins until cooked and the herby crust is golden brown. Cooking your chops this way will give you lovely moist meat; the cider can be strained and added to a meat stock to make gravy.
Homemade Mayonnaise (will make around about 300mls)
1 Whole egg
1 teaspoon of mustard powder
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of sugar
30 mls of white wine vinegar
300mls of vegetable oil
Into the processor place the egg, mustard, salt, pepper, sugar and vinegar, blend for a few seconds and then start to add the oil a small bit at a time, until it starts to thicken and turn white, then add and stir for a second with a fork before putting lid back on and blending.
If you like garlic mayonnaise, add two cloves of garlic to the above recipe. For a lighter mayonnaise you can substitute the vinegar for lemon juice. I've found loads of recipes on the net for mayo, most of them having more oil than acidic content, and found they were either over bearing on the oil and very very heavy or were made up of two eggs and tasted very eggy. It took me ages to come up with just the right ingredients to get a non fail recipe, hope you enjoy.
Summary: Small, compact and saves you having to pull out your full size blender.
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