Chop, Blend, Stir and Bamix2012 Aug 31 | Written by: kitchenwench | Tags: Appliances
Chop, Blend, Stir and Bamix,
Stick blenders are a modern day convenience that almost all households have. Rather than taking up as much space as a conventional blender, they can fit neatly into a drawer or be tucked away on the bench top somewhere. However, the problem is that as consumers, we are all utterly spoilt for choice. Sunbeam? Breville? Bosch? Braun? Cuisinart? Tefal?
With multiple brands, and multiple models for each brand, it’s no wonder that people (such as myself) end up throwing their hands up in defeat and forking over a chunk of change for a blender that they hope and pray will be The One.
And inevitably, we find out it’s not.
However, just like KitchenAid is at the top of the list for kitchen mixers, Bamix is first class in the world of blenders. Swiss engineering has created a product that is sleek, smooth, powerful and very, very desirable.
As the old adage goes, “You get what you pay for”, and it’s true that these blenders aren’t cheap. However, with such solid build and quality workmanship going into the product, the purchase should be seen as an investment.
The Bamix 180W Deluxe Blender is definitely in a league of it’s own. Simple and elegant, it comes with a few little attachments designed to increase the functionality of the tool – such as the mini processor to handle making a little pesto, or the additional blades for aerating or whisking. The stand means that you can keep it proudly displayed and ready for action on the kitchen bench, though you want to be careful and make sure it’s somewhere where it won’t be knocked to the ground.
While the 180w motor makes it the baby of the Bamix brand, don’t think for one second that this means it’s a delicate tool. The motor and unique shape of the processing blade means that it can very easily pulverize an entire tray of ice into a cocktail in just over a minute – leaving a perfectly blended smoothie behind. Not only that, but the motor is also the quietest of any blender that we have ever owned, making it possible to blend as well as carry on a conversation at the same time.
Inconceivable! And yet it’s true!
As for clean up? I have to admit that I was somewhat concerned about this at first as the solid body means that the messy part can’t be detached and tossed in the sink. However, even that is a cinch – I’ve discovered that sticking the processor into a jug of warm water and letting it go full bore for about 15 seconds more than amply cleans the stick and blade. And any stickiness on the handle can just be wiped down with a damp cloth – no problems at all!
Before the Bamix arrived, we would only use a blender when absolutely necessary but now everyone in the family seems to be looking for chances to break it out! Iced coffee slushies, fruit smoothies, blended cocktails, protein shakes – it handles drinks with such ease. Add to that all my winter favourites and it’s a truly versatile machine.
All I have to say is that if you have the dosh, then you absolutely should go with the Bamix 180w Deluxe Blender. Using it is an absolute joy and you won’t regret the purchase!
And if you’re looking for a great recipe to christen your blender with, I have a marvellously tasty one for a boozy white nectarine & elderflower slushie that you should give a try!
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