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I'd been after a multi functioning kitchen gadget for a while, we don't have the biggest kitchen and I do, do a lot of cooking so I wanted something that would make life more convenient and fun for me (lets be honest, everybody loves to play with a new gadget right?)
PRICE - We bought this for £120 from John Lewis, considering how many things it can do, and the style of it (it's a nice almond colour) I felt this was worth it.
WHAT CAN IT DO? ok so I've said the price was ok for what it can do, but exactly what can it do?? When I bought it I don't think I realised just how much it could do! I'd bought it many as something that could chop things up quickly and blend but it can do so much more!
BLEND - It has two different sized blenders perfect for blending soups up, to be honest I'm not really sure of what the purpose of having two is - I don't really feel that one works better than the other but it's always nice to have a back up!
CHOP - simply pour your veg in and pulse it for a few seconds and your veg is chopped up into tiny piece in seconds - perfect as a base for making spag bol or chilli! You do have to still peel the veg and chop it into pieces that will fit in the machine, but you aren't having to sit for ages chopping it up into tiny pieces!
GRATE - I didn't realise this when I bought it but it has a fab grating tool! You just put your cheese or veg in and it'll grate it all up in seconds! Just make sure that you have the grater the right way up though as otherwise you'll end up with it all sliced instead (see note below).
SLICER - I didn't realise machine could do this either until I go home! Just put your potatoes in and it slices them in seconds! Perfect for making dauphinoise or pretty tarts!
WHISK - It's a balloon whisk which works pretty well, the only down side is that it seems to throw things out of my mixing bowl a lot more than my two pronged whisk does! I've lost count of the times I've had to clean the walls down after using this (my two pronged whisk is broken).
All in all I'm pretty impressed with this little gadget! It's so easy to clean as well! It comes to pieces to clean really easily, the only things that lets it down really is the balloon whisk but it's not worth knocking off a star over that as it has made my life so much easier! I'm forever making burgers in it - I even threw a chorizo piece in it the other day and it dispersed that nicely throughout my burger mix (if you add chorizo to anything it'll taste good wont it?). So if you're like me and you like a gadget give it a go!
Kenwood's durable, cast aluminium kMix HB892 Triblade Hand Blender has a powerful, 700-watt motor and comes complete with a range of accessories enabling you to chop, slice, shred, blend and whisk - quickly and easily! This compact, cream Kenwood kMix HB892 Triblade Hand Blender has a useful 1-litre, lidded bowl attachment with strong stainless steel chopping blades capable of coping with the toughest ingredients. This 5-speed hand blender also comes with a spindle drinks wand allowing you to make deliciously frothy lattes, frappes and milk-shakes, while the balloon whisk is the perfect accessory for whipping creams and creating temptingly light desserts!