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mascapone

Opinions please

I'm thinking about getting a hand-blender and would be grateful for opinions on the various makes as there's pros and cons such as the no. of speeds with them. One thing I need to take into account is the weight of it as I am disabled and find things get heavy quickly.
Many thanks, Liz

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Gerry

hand-blenders

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B002LZUEP8/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
One of the reviewers mentions his wife's disability.

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Rosemary S

Kenwood Blender


Just a note to say if you go for this blender, you will get is cheaper at John Lewis.

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mascapone

for Gerry and Rosemary

Many thanks for the replies. I'll have to look at the site you mentioned Gerry and if it's the kenwood - I have to go to Cardiff soon so will go to the new John Lewis. It's mainly for soups as it will be safer than using the prosessor. Liz

p.s. do you have a kenwood one Rosemary, if so would you give it a good review. thanks liz

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SonyaK

Opinions please

I bought a Braun hand blender last year, and I'm very happy with it. It has a small bowl with chopping blades as an attachment, so acts as a 'mini-processor' for chopping onions, etc.
If you just want it for soups then the simpler/cheaper ones which are blenders only would be fine.
I also find the Braun doesn't seem to splash like some of the other ones!!

If you do get one with changeable blades make sure they aren't too hard to change. I checked out a Sunbeam one and couldn't press down the catches to remove the shaft and blades!!
On the Braun one I bought it is easy, and some more basic models don't have changeable parts.
However, I find being able to remove the blades makes it easier/safer for washing up.
My last one, a Kenwood, ended up falling right into the washing up water - not good for the motor!!!

I'm in Aust. so hope the brands I mentioned are relevant to you!!

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Rosemary S

Kenwood Blender


Hi Mascapone
I actually have a Phillips one that I've had for years. It came with the jug and the chopper. I got it at a really good price at the time, and it certainly does the job for me. Sorry I can't comment on the Kenwood one.

RS

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mascapone

Hand blender opinions

Sorry it's only now I'm replying as this is not my 'pooter.
i have decided to buy a phillips or a braun blender but is ubsure which is the more suitible one but will have the extras tools so that i dont have to buy a mini chopper/cup.
still looking at the amazon site, i have finished writing this for liz as she is very tired thanx all for the replies from liz

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mascapone

hand blenders

Off home soon so won't have acess to the computer. Thanks for the input, it has taken it down to two brands. Hope to get one soon. Will let you know how I get on. lol Liz

Mascarpone

I see in your profile you are new to computers, pretty impressive that you have managed to fill in lots of info and add a picture!

Welcome to Delia Online.

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Liz from Cumbria

Hand Blender

Hi Mascarpone. I have a Braun hand blender and I love it. It came with a mini cup for onions etc as well as a whisk attachment and another taller cup. It doesn't tend to splash when whizzing up soups and the mini chopper bit is wonderful and I use that a lot. I don't think I've ever used the taller cup and I've used the whisk a couple of times. All dishwasher safe so no danger of me slicing my fingers off - except for remembering to be careful taking the mini chopper blade out of the dishwasher. When I bought mine (several years ago now) it was about £25 which I thought was a bargain for everthing that came with it. It also has a fixing for the wall to hold everything if you want to use it.

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Rosemary S

Philips Blender


This is the one I have:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-HR1363-Blender-Chopper-Accessory/dp/B000LYSSWW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1298646223&sr=8-2

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Rosemary S

Lakeland Stick Blender


Lakeland also do this stick blender with different accessories.


http://www.lakeland.co.uk/lakeland-stick-blender/F/keyword/blender/product/13653

 
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