Product Type: Russell Hobbs mixers
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Russell Hobbs Esentials
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Russell Hobbs Esentials
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A few months ago I reviewed my disastrous experience of owning an Argos value hand mixer. As I explained in my review that particular mixer was replaced with a Russell Hobbs basic mixer. As I have now been using my new mixer for a few months I thought it was time to give you my thoughts.
What you get for your money.
The Russell Hobbs essential hand mixer is a budget buy at just £12.69.As I already have a food processor I really only wanted a basic hand mixer so this seemed to fit the bill for me. The mixer itself has a 200-watt motor and 5 speeds. In addition there is a turbo button for an extra boost, really useful when whipping egg whites or cream. There are 2 chrome beaters and 2 dough hooks supplied. The mixer comes with an instruction booklet, that is very basic but which told me all I needed to know to use the mixer.
The mixer only comes in white and looks much like any other hand mixer.
The first thing to say is that I find the handle of this mixer quite chunky and difficult to hold. My husband has bigger hands than me and doesn't find this a problem. If I am using the mixer for any length of time then I find my hand starts to ache.
The mixer is very simple to use and whisks cake mixture well. This model is less noisy than other mixers I have owned so a positive score here! The mixer won't operate unless the beaters or dough hooks so there is no danger of damage from incorrectly fitting the beaters. The beaters are easy to click into place and are ejected by pressing the large button on the top of the mixer. The button that ejects the beaters is a bit stiff and may be very difficult to operate for anyone with weak hands.
I love the turbo button on this mixer! By simply pushing down a button the mixer will give you an increased boost of power, making it very quick to whip cream or whisk egg whites into peaks.
The dough hooks are useful mixing a heavier dough mix such as bread or fruitcake mixture. I haven't used the dough hooks so can't comment on how effective they are.
Despite the few niggles I have mentioned I would recommend this mixer. It is a basic product that does what it says and for a low price. I bought my mixer from Argos and have not seen it on sale anywhere else. It comes with a standard 1 year guarantee..
Summary: hand held mixer
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