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This thing is awesome. I am by no means a chef
on July 16, 2016
This thing is awesome. I am by no means a chef, just a single father with a 12 year old daughter. My cooking is by necessity, not much by choice although I'm beginning to think my daughter is better at this than me.
The first thing I learned about buying kitchen appliances is 'efficiency and clean-up'. This blender has both.
I used to never make any smoothies at all because using the blender was a pain. Not only is it loud, it takes up so much space in the sink and in the dishwasher to clean the thing. This hand blender takes up a lot less space, is far more quiet, and easier to clean! I just put soapy water in the container it came with, and turn it on for a bit. It gets the blade clean! Then I just wash the rest of it to make sure it's good, and put it away. It works fantastic with ice in smoothies and on frozen fruit, which was a must for me
I also use it surprisingly often to just chop up veggies. It works so much more efficiently than my food processor for when I just want small bits of veggies (such as to add in salads or into a sauce). Chopping container is also transparent & really tough plastic.
It's bigger than I anticipated, but very, very solidly made. Nothing feels cheap. For this price, it shouldn't, but while there were a few others that didn't cost as much, they either felt cheaper when I held them (in local brick and mortars), or had reviews that mentioned build quality issues. So this is a positive case of getting what you paid for.
Cord is long enough to make it easy for me to use at various stations in my kitchen depending on what I'm making. The accessories with it share that same level of quality as well, although I haven't used them that much other than basic testing to make sure they work upon arrival.
I've noticed some reviews about a 'flimsy whisk'. Actually, it's quite strong and maybe some aren't use to such a bendable/flexible whisk. I think it is designed that way and I have to say, it works great.
I have fairly big hands so the handle is super comfortable to grip, and when assembled, it's tall yet easy to maneuver. Some really had their smart cap on when he or she designed this. Great ergonomics.
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. I hope this helps and you can take this into consideration when purchasing :)