Product Type: Breville Hand Blender
Newest Review: ... attachments which included a large 800ml beaker, 500ml chopper and a balloon whisk. I thought that they powerful 800 watt motor (which... more
No guts and no glory!
Member Name: MamaC
Advantages: Comes with three handy attactments
Disadvantages: Didn't have enough power to cope with a cake mixture, blades not very sharp.
HAve two kids I am always mixing or whisking up something and needed something small and convinient to just get out of the cupboard at a moments notice instead of setting up my big mixer. I found this 3 in 1 blender in Argos and thought that it looked like a good buy, although on the pricey side at £63.99.
The product came well packaged and consisited of the handheld mixer along with various attachments which included a large 800ml beaker, 500ml chopper and a balloon whisk. I thought that they powerful 800 watt motor (which has two speeds regular and turbo) would be powerful enough to cope with most things. It sadly seemed that I was wrong. It was a fairly weighty item and gave off the impression that it was of a good quality. Its easy to grip and felt very comfortable to use and it's not too loud when the motor is running.
I attempted to whisk some cake mixture and failed dismally. The whisk failed to barely move and ended up burring the inside of the mechanisum and was rendered pretty useless after several attempts. The main blender has a detachable head and coped very well with blending soups,making sauces, milkshakes etc.This particular attachment is said to be resistent to rust moreso than other products in a similar vein. The chopper has a safety locking lid and the bowl has handy little rubber feet to preventing it from slipping is good and I always used it for making homous and curry pastes although the chopper now fails to work.
Every attachment is quick and easy to pop on and off and all detachable parts are dishwasher safe. The blender may seem convinient and handy, which is why I purchased it in the first place. But it's not lasted me even a year, so I am pretty disappointed in the overall quality of this item. I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone who needed to use a blender on a regular basis.
Summary: Doesn't really get the job done and didn't last that long.