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Russell Hobbs Desire Collection Food Processor 18511-56

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Brand: Russell Hobbs / Power: 600 Watt / Max Capacity: 1.5 litre / Speed Settings: 2 / Blender: 1.5 litres

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      23.01.2013 20:39
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      If you are never going to use it and you just want to look at it, this is for you, otherwise avoid!

      We bought this food processor mainly because of its really compact size and great styling. To switch between the food processor and blender/liquidiser you simple take off the food processing bowl and add the blender/liquidiser bowl. This does mean that for people who wish to do a lot of work with the blender and food processor at once, it may be difficult switching so regularly, but for occasional use for me it was great as it uses less room on the work surface. on the downside, it does mean we have to find a space for the spare bowl in the cupboard. I loved the unique black and red colouring of the appliance. Although the red doesn't really match anything else in the kitchen, the black did and it still doesn't look out of place due to the red being kept to a minimum. From afar, this food processor looks good but up close you notice that it is actually made of pretty cheap flimsy plastic and I fear it cracking when moving it or its bowls around. I also love how the food processor comes with quite a few blades for many different functions including slicing and whisking. There is a blade for everything you want to do in a kitchen! The issues arise when you actually want to use the appliance. Those blades I just mentioned do not actually work too well, the slicing tool cuts everything really thick and although there have been occasions where this hasn't really mattered, it is usually better to do the slicing by hand because of how bad it is. The other blades work fairly well but it tends to take them a long time to do anything to the food. The blender takes a substantial time to blend anything and the whisk the same - I am unsure whether this is to do with them spinning too slowly or because they are poor quality blades. Either way, it is disappointing. When in operation it does hold pretty firm thanks tot he rubberised base and it will not take a little walk across the counter which is helpful and I can therefore trust it to run for a bit (actually run for a very long time because of how slow it does anything) without trouble Considering the point of the food processor is to do something to the food and aesthetics is only a secondary feature, this food processor is not very good and I would not recommend it to others.

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      04.11.2011 18:46
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      Don't buy unless you just want it as a kitchen ornament

      When my trusty food processor broke down, I started looking for a good one. I tried and returned a few but since I needed the one with dough tool, liquidiser and I like black kitchen appliances, I bought this one. Disadvantages- I saw this in Comet on half price and it looked beautiful on the shelf with black and red colour combo. But I have to say that this was one wrong buy I made. However good it looks, it works equally bad. The first feel when you work with this makes it feel so plastic. The whole is designed very badly. The blades and tools are made of very cheap material. The slicing tool is very thick, i can make thinner slices better with our simple knife. There is a plate that holds the blades and dough tool onto the bowl. In most machines, this plate covers the whole bowl but in this, it leaves a gap of 1 cm on the side between the bowl and the plate. This makes the big chunks of vegetables/fruits fall throw the sides into the bowl before getting sliced. Most of my salad was chunky than being thinly sliced- very disappointed with this. . The bowl has a hole in the middle to accommodate the holder to the machine. When I tried to add flour into the bowl, so much of the flour fell through the hole and went all over the base. The liquidiser works even if you don't close the lid. It is one of the safety features that is missing in this. None of the bowls or parts are dishwasher safe- this means you have to wash everything by hand. Although the manual says- just rinse with soapy water but when you make soups, the liquidiser becomes quite oily and wont get clean with just a rinse- you need to wash it thoroughly with a sponge. Too much work i think!!!! Advantages- Good size bowls. I didn't want the main bowl to be too big that I will never use them. So this 1.5 litre capacity bowl was perfect for me. The liquidiser cup is 1.5 litre too- so can do 4-5 cups of soup easily. The main bowl's lid has the safety lock- that means if the lid is not put properly or not on it, then it wont turn on. Has dough tool and whisk. While using the tools including while making dough, the base is quite stable. It doesn't wobble. Has a range of items in Russell Hobbs Desire range- so if want to match things and want the appliances to look good on our kitchen worktop, then it is really good as they look fab.

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      Short name: Russell Hobbs 18511