“ Brand: Jamie Oliver / Type: Hand „
I bought this because I like cooking and baking but I am a lazy chef. I have an all singing, all dancing food processor but sometimes it seems like such a waste of time getting it all out and putting it all away again. It is quite a heavy, cumbersome machine. I like to make things fresh myself though so I bought a hand blender to allow me to make things more quickly and easily.
==Price and availability==
This is a Tefal hand blender that Jamie Oliver has put his name to. I do not usually go for items endorsed by celebrity chefs, but on this occasion this looked a really good buy; sturdy, hard wearing, powerful motor and for a good price. This cost £35 and it is available from lots of electrical shops and online retailers.
The blender is black and silver so it looks very smart. The black is soft touch so it is easy to grip and the silver is stainless steel so it is robust and easy to clean. The metal blender is really strong and it run by a very powerful motor. The motor is 700 W so it blenders and mixes in seconds. The hand blender comes with a 500 ml chopper blade and this can cut meat, fish, herbs and vegetables such as onions; raw or cooked. The blender comes with an 800ml basin with a lid so you can blend in here and then store your items in it. The machine comes with a whisker too and you can wall mount it for easy access. There is not a chance I am wall mounting this, can you imagine if you wall mounted al your appliances how ridiculous your kitchen would look? Luckily the machine can be stood up for easy storage.
I am impressed with the build of this and unlike some cheap hand blenders this is built to last. It is chunky yet light and so easy to use. When I have soup on, I can put a tea towel over it and put the blender in the middle of the pan and blend away. It blends so quickly and even with chunky food items, they are blended so quickly. I have used this with the storage pot and blended herbs for curries. I have also used it to blend garlic as I hate to touch it! The hand blender has easy to operate buttons on the top by where you hold it and the metal foot clips out to make it quick to clean.
This is a powerful machine and it was actually much better than I expected. It is still quite a loud machine but the ease of having a hand blender over a big cumbersome machine wins every time. The hand blender is easy to operate and it is easy to clean. I have made some lovely curries, sauces and dips with this useful tool.
The cool black and silver Jamie Oliver HB500834 Hand Blender is an ideal kitchen tool to make cooking efficient and hassle free / This blender combines various functions with a sleek cook-friendly design to help you cook easily and make the process fun! Unique features on the Jamie Oliver HB500834 Hand Blender include the 500ml chopper for meat, herbs or onions, an 800ml cup with lid to store chopped ingredients and a whisking to emulsify and make whipped cream or mayonnaise / The appliance is wall-mountable and has a smooth metal foot combined with a soft touch body and operating button with a powerful 700W variable speed control / Short name: Jamie Oliver HB500834