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=Kenwood HB711M Hand Blender with Masher= This Kenwood hand blender is the Rolls Royce of hand blenders, it is so simple to use competively priced, yet does the work of equipment worth a lot more money. I originally had the blender and food processor in one, plus a separate hand blender, but as we all know electrical items don't last forever. So when I saw this blender, I paid about £25 for it, the extra functions that it did meant I felt it was worthwhile playing the extra.
=The Blender= -The Blades- This is the first and most important difference between this Kenwood and other models, the standard blender, this has a stainless steel blades, on a plastic wand, whereas most blenders just have the one blade this has a tri-blade system, literally cutting the time of blending in half.
-Slightly an Odd description- But this is what Kenwood calls it, this attachment you use for mashing potatoes, or of you had a pot of soup and you wanted an extra vroom of power. You just swop the wands over (there are full instructions included).
=Additional parts= This is the entry level of the tri-blend model, if you wish to pay more, than these have additional accessories such as blender beakers and stainless steel attachments.
=Speed= This machine operates at a 700Watts function, there is one speed on the blender, plus the pulse function, these features on the handle, and are easy to operate.
=Handle= The handle has been designed with safety in mind, it has a soft touch easy grip handle which has beenspecially designed. So is very practical for anyone who has arthritis in their hands.
=How can it be washed= The blades and the wands can be washed in a dish washer or by hand, for the top part, we wipe clean with a damp cloth.
=The Cord= The length of the cord is approximately 1 metre long, and I find this adequate.
=How easy is it to use= I find the blender very easy to use, we used the original blade for whisking eggs for scrambled eggs, pancake mix, whipping cream, which a 1 pint carton of double cream can be whipped to solid within 30 seconds.
=The Potato Masher= Make sure the electricity is turned off and then swop the parts across, it is easy to identify the potato blender as this has a wider range of the foot end.
=Noise= With any blender there is always an element of noise, and with this the noise is on par with my previous blender, the noise can be heard, seems to be slightly louder when you have the pulse function on.
=Size= The length -7cm, width 7cm, height 39cm. Although at first the height does take some getting used to, but when your blending in a saucepan you can then appreciate the extra length.
=Colour= This is a polished plastic machine, and is white with grey, the white is the wands, whilst the grey is on the many handles, with the controls.
=Would I recommend= I would highly recommend this blender, it is good value, works well, we have not any problems with any of the tasks we have used it for. This model is the entry level into the try-blade system, but it you are going to want additional attachments, it is worth looking at this first.
=Price and Availability= This blender is available from many retailers, including Argos, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Amazon.
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