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54 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robust and reliable, 14 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 18980 Desire 3-in-1 Hand Blender, 400 W - Black and Red (Kitchen & Home)
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I had my old Breville 3-in-1 set for almost two years, and it was still going like a little trooper, until yet another bout of chronic random stupidity hit me and I overfilled the mini chopper with biscuits (for the birds) one day and then couldn't get the lid off, so banged it forcefully on the table and managed to break the mechanism.

The replacement set is being treated with the respect it deserves. I love the new red colour - very dapper and easily cleaned, and it's every bit as sturdy and useful as its predecessor. It's one of the few gadgets in the kitchen that actually earns its (small) surface space. This one doesn't get pushed to the back of a dusty cupboard with the pasta maker, ice cream maker, oversized pestle/mortar, sushi making kit and assorted other sounds-good-but-not-worth-the-hassle detritus. Nope, this little beauty earns its keep and I use it most days. The blender attachment is remarkably effective for such a petite gizmo and makes quick work even of the biggest pot of soup. The plastic blender pot is handy for storage and whipping up smoothies, and the beauty of the whisk attachment is that it's almost impossible to overwhisk cream with it because you're fully in control of the speed and it's not as frenetic as most hand whisks. I find that it's fantastic for making up a super quick batch of delicious homemade mayo - you don't have to go as slowly as they say, just use a pint sized pyrex jug, buck in an egg yolk, spoon of dijon, bit of honey, worcester and your chosen seasonings/herbs, then drizzle in your oil while whisking. When it's thick enough, add a spoon or so of lemon juice/white wine vinegar to taste, and you've got gorgeous mayo, all done in about 3 minutes. The shape of the whisk attachment and its speed just seems to work really well for mayo, especially in a jug where it can combine everything quickly.

The mini chopper is probably the best part, though. Nuts, breadcrumbs, herbs, smaller quantities of pastry, even mince for meatballs - it's got it all covered. And provided you're not as daft as me and subject it to bangs or bashing, there's no reason why it shouldn't be a faithful kitchen companion for a good few years.

Fantastic performer. Highly recommended!
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Initial post: 11 Jan 2013 14:15:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jan 2013 14:16:01 GMT
Sally Grehan says:
This review also shows up for the Breville blender as well????
What product does this actually review

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2014 10:25:27 GMT
N. Baig says:
Thank you for the time to provide this feedback it is very helpful, sounds like my cupboard full of gadgets .
lol
Regards, N
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