Product Type: Kenwood Hand Blender
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Kenwood Hand Mixer
Member Name: Whizz11
Advantages: Simple, easy
When it comes to mixing up a batter for either a cake or a Yorkshire Pudding I like to use an electric hand mixer. It's so much easier than using a hand whisk and takes a lot less time and effort and is a lot easier on the arms.
This Kenwood is quite a basic model but it does the job for what I need it to do. I am not a big cook so I do not need it for complex recipes and specialty mixes, I just need it to whisk up some mixtures now and again. This mixer has three speeds, 1, 2, and 3, 1 being the slowest and three being the highest. The wattage goes up to 150w so you get a good fast beat with this mixer. There is a little button on the top of the mixer which you can push with your thumb whilst you are holding the whisk. This is a really good aspect of the whisk as most recipes call for you to start off at the slow speed and then change to a faster speed a few minutes later so if you can do it in one movement without having to move your hand and the whisk from the mixture it is a good benefit. The button shows the numbers 1, 2, and 3 and so you can easily tell which speed you are on. There is also a 0 which is the off selection and again is easily accessed by pressing with your thumb.
The whisk is very easy to hold. There is a hole in the top middle of the machine and this makes a nice handle to hold onto. Underneath there is a little plastic bobble which fits between your first and second finger to give you a nice grip and makes it comfortable to hold on to if you need to whisk for quite a few minutes. The whisk comes with two beaters which slot into two holes on the underneath of the mixer. These click in so you know that they are in safely and will not come out. Once you have finished with them there is a release button at the top of the mixer which you press and they pop out easily. When you store this mixer there is a yellow plastic protector which clips into the holes and then the beaters clip into this protector on the machine so you are not left with two big arms sticking out of the machine at a right angle. THis is a great way to store the beaters.
These are quite easy to clean as they do pop out. As soon as I have finished with them I tend to rinse them out so no mixture sticks on them as it can be tricky to get to the underneath once you have dried on food but if you have rinsed this off already all you then need to do is give them a good wash and they are clean for next time.
One tip I would recommend for using this mixer, use a deep bowl when mixing so your mixture does not whizz out the sides. I always place my beaters at the bottom of the bowl/mixture before I turn them on because if you turn them on as they are going into the liquid you will tend to find this then flies all over the place. Also, when I have finished mixing in order to sort of clean off the beaters and get a bit more mixture off and into the bowl, I turn the mixer onto the lowest setting and let it whizz round outside the mixture thus shaking off all the excess back into your bowl.
This mixer came with a 1 year guarantee but I have had these longer than this now with now problems so far and no need to have any repairs. THey cost me in the £20-£25 region.
Summary: Kenwood Hand Mixer
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