Product Type: Russell Hobbs food processors
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Russell Hobbs 14568 Mini Food Processor
Author Name: superness11
Russell Hobbs 14568 Mini Food Processor
Advantages: easy to use
Disadvantages: blade doesn't always reach
I enjoy cooking but I am definitely no Delia Smith. The best thing I like about cooking though is the eating part! I like to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen, however I do not always get to spend as much time in there as I would like. On a whim I went out and bought a rather expensive fabulous food processor, which is now redundant in my cupboard. The main reason I hated using it was the cleaning up! It had so many blades and compartments to clean, the thought of it alone frustrated me! Not only that, it is so cumbersome to keep getting out! I have a whole draw of food processor parts too, from plastic blades to small blades and various lids and tubes. When I saw the Russell Hobbs mini food processor and priced at £24.99; I thought I would give it ago. It could live on my unit and take up hardly any room, also being so small it would be much easier to clean!
*Price and availability*
I bought the food processor from Amazon and paid £24.99 for it.
*What's in the box?"
* 1 x Mini Processor with 200W motor.
* 1 x Stainless steel universal blade.
* 1 x Glass chopping bowl.
* 1 x Filter lid for food storage.
* 1 x Spatula .
First of all, the appearance of the machine is in keeping with my kitchen. It is stylish and fits in the corner nicely without looking out of place. I was a bit surprised at how big the machine was though! The machine only stands at around 28cm tall but it is 18cm wide. It is bigger than you think and looks smaller in photographs; however it is smaller than my super huge processor. The motor is run by a connection to the mains supply and there is a 1m cord to connect it up.
There is a button that you use to start the motor and turn the blades. It is a really easy to use machine, which is one of the main selling points of it. When I first unpacked the machine, I was a little surprised at how flimsy the piece of plastic was that attaches the blades to the motor. I cannot see it having a long life span. The good thing about this plastic though is that it fits neatly into the motor and fits securely. It is also really easy to clean and once I have used the machine, it is a case of clipping off the blade and throwing it in the bowl to wash. The bowl though cannot be washed in the dishwasher which is annoying and the lid part is rather big and awkward to fit in! Nevertheless, it is a lot easier than a big food processor.
The best thing about the food processor is that the bowl it comes with is glass. I have had bad experiences with my previous food processor bowl cracking due to being made from cheap plastic. It is sturdy and gives the food processor a bit of substance. It prevents it falling over and offers a firm steady base to chop on.
The blades are sharp and I was surprised at how well they chopped though certain items when being driven by only a 200W motor. The motor is powerful enough for the size of the machine, the problems comes from the height the blades are set at.
The blades run around 3-4mm off the base of the bowl which means that anything that falls underneath this will not get blended. I wanted to make a small amount of fruit drizzle for a dessert and used partly frozen fruit, the blade had no problem working it's way though the though fruit. When the large amounts of fruit had been blended, what was left in the bowl would not blend as it fell below the blade. I had to add my fruit to give the blades some resistance so that it would blend. I ended up with a lot more product than I actually wanted. This is a regular problem and it is rather annoying. The whole point of a mini blender should be to make mini portions as well as big ones!
The machine is not perfect and for £25.00 it is not all singing and dancing; however it does the job I bought it for and I do use it regularly for chopping onions and making sauces.
Summary: Easy to use for a cook with L plates!
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