The hand blender: lending a helping hand in the kitchen
Up to the challenge of whisking, beating and kneading, a hand blender is a practical partner when it comes to prep time. For everything from fluffing up egg whites and airy meringues to whipping cream and preparing pastry, cake mix, dough, soups, sauces and batter, a hand blender saves you the effort of a wooden spoon or rotary whisk. Quick and comfortable to use, a hand blender is a great value solution for whipping, stirring, pureeing and blending with just one bit of kit; for a speedy solution to a little job, it's much more efficient than digging out and setting up the big food processor. Most hand blenders have several speed settings plus turbo button for an additional boost of power. Simple and speedy to set up, a hand blender lets you get the job done in super-quick time, and it's easy to swap attachments and switch between tasks. Whether you're using beaters, dough hooks or a balloon whisk, there's no dismantling required when the hand blender has done its job - just pop out the attachments, which are easy to clean, then everything can be packed down small and tidied away out of sight, perfect for smaller kitchens or where space is at a premium.