Product Type: Kenwood Hand Blender
Newest Review: ... and feels good quality in your hands. The two beaters clip in with a positive click so you know they won't fall out. There are three ... more
Beat it up
Member Name: DaisyDuck
Date: 19/07/01, updated on 19/07/01 (256 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive., Handy.
Do you like to make the odd cake, meringue, whip cream, instant desserts,creamed potatoes or even a yorkshire pud? This little machine will do them all and more.
I have a Kenwood food processor which I am very happy with, but it does take a bit of washing up, so a find a little handmixer is ideal for those smaller jobs.
It is very simple to use, just push in the two stainless steel beaters, push the button on the top to select your speed and your away.
The only other button releases the beaters for cleaning, so just watch you don't mix them up, or you will hear an interesting plop as the beaters sink down into what ever you are mixing.
Three new designs features from my previous handmixer are....
You can stand the mixer on it's end while adding more ingredients, so you don't get mess on your work surfaces.
The cord wraps around the unit and is held with a clip for storage.
There is a clip unit to store the beaters with the power unit. This may seem a small thing, but anyone who has spent a good twenty minutes searching the kitchen for lost beaters will know the value of this.
It has three speeds, and a 150 watt motor.
I find it is invaluable for making sponge cakes, and gives better results than the processor.
The children love to use it when we have a baking day. If you use the special childrens cake mixes, it is much better than a spoon. I find that my five year old can manage with it quite well as the unit is not too heavy.
As with all electrical equipment, I always supervise them. Not only for their own safety, but also for the sake of the kitchen, cats and anything else that may get spattered with batter.
I would recommend it to anyone who gets tired trying to cream, whip or beat food into the required state for cooking with.
It's very easy to clean.
Just eject the beaters and wash them in hot soapy water, the muck seems to come of best if you swis
h them around.
Unplug the power unit and wipe it over with a cloth.
The unit is white with pale blue buttons, and the plastic casing seems to be robust and of the good quality you would expect from Kenwood.
The price well I paid around £12 for this in Asda, it's widely available in electrical stores at around £12 to £15.
Value for money. Well you can't beat it.