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KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender, KHB2561 : Unlike blenders operating on alternating current (AC) this KitchenAid hand blender is equipped with a powerful, quiet direct current (DC) motor for long-lasting, controlled blending. Performs beyond regular immersion blenders with 5 speeds, 8" removable arm and 3 interchangeable bell blades for task-specific precision. Includes "S" blade to puree, blend, shred or crush ice for drinks or smoothies. Multipurpose blade quickly chops or minces dense foods. Beater blade blends pancake batter, whips cream or froths. With the extra-long arm, this hand immersion blender reaches to the bottom of stockpots, blending hot or cold ingredients, and twist locks for sturdy, steadfast operation. Removable pan guard for blade attachments preserves side walls of mixing bowls or cookware. This immersion blender is the perfect combination of torque and handheld efficiency to simplify prep. The 2 1/2-cup chopper bowl chops onions and peppers for salsa or dip, chops meats, cheeses or vegetables for hors d'oeuvres, soups or casseroles, chops nuts for desserts. Premium 5-speed hand blender also includes stainless-steel whisk attachment to whip sauces, dressings or aerate batters. Soft-grip, nonslip ergonomic handle with one-touch control provides superior comfort for easy single-handed operation. Sturdy 2 1/2" Dia. arm for firm control. BPA-free chopper cup and pitcher. Extra-long 60"L cord. Removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Includes: 8" removable arm 1-qt. blending pitcher with lid 2 1/2-cup chopper cup Whisk attachment Interchangeable pan guard Storage case Since the first stand mixer was introduced in the early 1900s, the KitchenAid brand has been acclaimed internationally for performance. Inventors of timesaving kitchen appliances, KitchenAid products are the result of extensive testing and research. Upholding their long-standing tradition for excellence, these technologically-advanced appliances are sophisticated in design for the home chef. Product Features Commercially-engineered DC motor is powerful and quiet to efficiently perform multiple prep tasks 5 speeds to puree, blend, crush, chop, froth or beat 3 interchangeable bell blades: "S" blade to puree, blend, shred or crush ice for drinks or smoothies Multipurpose blade chops or minces dense foods Beater blade blends pancake batter, whips cream or froths Whisk attachment whips sauces, dressings or aerates batters Extra-long arm reaches the bottom of stockpots, blending hot or cold ingredients Twist-lock ensures smooth, steadfast operation Removable pan guard for attachments 2 1/2-cup chopper bowl with measures quickly chops vegetables or nuts 1-qt. blending pitcher with measures and easy-grip handle includes no-splash lid Chopper bowl and blending pitcher are BPA-free Ergonomic soft-grip handle with one-touch control provides a comfortable nonslip grip Sturdy 2 1/2" Dia. arm allows firm control KitchenAid is acclaimed internationally for high performance appliances
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
it was good for what i wanted to do
PostedApril 28, 2012
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kidrn
fromlong island, ny
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
i bought the kitchen aid 5 speed blender last week, and it works well for what i wanted it for, mainly to puree soup right in the pot. the mini processor didn't do a good job on chopping up garlic, but the blender jar worked pretty well with a shake that included 4 ice cubes. i had a less expensive immersion blender that lasted for quite awhile, but wanted more power...the kitchen aid one has a lot of power, but one thing i noticed is that the power button needs to be continuously pushed in to use, which is a little bit of a strain when you are holding the heavier "stick" blender, and having to put thumb pressure on the power button, but that could be just me, as i have arthritis in my hands. haven't tried the whisk attachment yet, but i do appreciate the "bell" covers that protect some of the blade attachments. it won't replace a food processor, but does a decent job of pureeing in the pot. and the case keeps all the attachments together, but is a little unweildy.
My Favorite Brandkitchen aid / delongi
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 DeLonghi Gelato Maker, GM6000
DeLonghi Gelato Maker, GM6000
DeLonghi Gelato Maker, GM6000 : DeLonghi's sophisticated commercial-grade gelato maker features a self-refrigerating compressor that brings the ingredients to temperatures below freezing, a process that ice cream makers cannot do. The built-in freezer and patented inner mixing paddle do all the work. Simply place ingredients into the bowl, add fresh fruit, small confections, chocolate chips or mini candies to make your own gourmet flavors. You can make multiple batches continuously without having to wait and refreeze the bowl. Gelato is a rich and dense confection that has lower fat than ice cream. The most important element for making creamy gelato is to keep out air. With this expertly-designed machine, the transparent lid features a hermetic closure to seal off the bowl from the air and keep the mixture at the correct chill-processing temperature. Removable stainless-steel bowl allows easy serving and cleanup. Paddle, bowl and lid are dishwasher-safe. Wipe clean base. Includes instructions and gelato and sorbet recipe booklet. Designed in Italy. 1 1/2-pint. Product Features Restaurant-quality maker features a built-in, self-regulating compressor to bring ingredients to the proper below-freezing temperature, a process ice cream makers cannot do Simply place ingredients into the bowl, add fresh fruit or small confections as desired and this machine does the rest Inner mixing paddle effectively blends ingredients from top to bottom to create the perfect consistency The transparent lid with hermetic closure seals off bowl from the surrounding air to keep the correct temperature inside the bowl, the most critical factor for making smooth gelato DeLonghi's gelato maker will make multiple batches continuously without having to wait and refreeze the bowl Removable stainless-steel bowl allows easy serving and cleanup
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
easy to use, lived up to other positive reviews
PostedJanuary 24, 2012
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kidrn
fromlong island, ny
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
i was going to order a different ice cream maker, then saw the reviews for this gelato maker, and since they cost the same, bought this machine. i have a convection oven by the same company, and it has lasted years, and still works great, so i had some confidence in this machine to buy it. the only "con" is that the directions for this simple to use machine need to be a little clearer. they have directions in 4 different languages, but the english one, at least, is kind of vague. the machine is sturdy, and while it makes some noise, it's no louder than a blender. also, the directions kind of made it sound that the machine would STOP at the end of a 40 minute cycle..it doesn't, and if it is left on too long, it can make the gelato too hard, and possibly damage the engine..this warning is there, but it doesn't say you need to use your own timer, that there is no safety stop. all in all, it's a great machine, and i've experimented, and you can use a little more volume of dairy than the sample recipes and it does a good job..but even then, it only makes 1/2 quart at a time...and suggests this is 6-8 servings..not in MY house!!! but still well worth the cost.
My Favorite BrandDeLonghi, kitchen aid, at least the mixer.
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