Looking for a blender..

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  1. Princess_Stevie

    Princess_Stevie Gold Member

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    So, as the title says, I am looking for a blender. Lately I have come accross lots of lovely sounding recipes for soups, houmous, etc, which all require blenders, so am seriously considering buying one for myself.

    I am only 19, and do not want to be spending a great deal on this. I wondered if anyone knew of any 'cheap and cheerful' blenders out there?

    Thanks in advance xx
     
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    Watching this with interest - I have a blender, which is great for soups but rubbish for things like humous. I think I need some sort of food processor...
     
  4. Princess_Stevie

    Princess_Stevie Gold Member

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    I'm really desperate to try out some of the lovely recipes I've seen, so hoping someone can advise us both! :) xx
     
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    I've gpt one of these:

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    Its only tiny but the perfect size for one tin of chickpeas to make hummus etc. Sometimes I do burgers, soups etc in 2 batches so if you do that a lot you might want something bigger, but this was a bargain, I got in for a tenner in Sainsburys years ago and it's still going strong. You can still get them for less then 20 quid now. I considered getting a bigger one but tbh my kithcen is that small Ive nowhere to put it.
     
  6. dreamslim

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    I have a mini chopper and I also have a hand blender. You can pick them up for £4 from asda but a cheap and cheerful would be more along the £12 lines.
     
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    Argos value range hand blender is fine, I've had mine a couple of years and it cost less than a fiver.
     
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    Kenwood food processor

    if you will to spend a touch more, for loads more features then this is a good buy.
    It is a food processor but also comes with a liquidiser jug, slicer plate, grater plate, whisk, juicer and standard double blade.
    i've got one and i use it all the time. for making soups, burgers, whisking egg whites (for syn free roulade etc), pre grate all my cheese, slice veg etc.
    its £28 + £6 postage on that website, or £40 in currys / comet. i asked for a gift card for christmas last year to get mine with =]
     
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    for soups I use my soup maker it cooks and blends for you. For hummous I think a handheld blender would be fine and if you get one that has a guard it would be fine for blending soup in the saucepan.
     
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    I have a food processor, blender and hand blender. I think the hand blender replaces the blender quite well so i would suggest getting one of those. You can make houmous with it too, but the food processor is slightly better for that. If i could only have 1 of them I'd go for the food processor but a good one of those comes with a blender and everythnig else but costs in excess of £100. Hand blenders can cost next to nothing!
     
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    Pay a bit extra and get a good Kenwood. It will do more, last years and pay for itself over and over;)
     
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    For soups, I use the argos value blender, think it cost about £10 and it works brilliantly. Not tried making homous though. x
     
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    Thank you all for your very helpful replies. Going to have a look around at the weekend and hopefully get one sorted xx
     
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    I have kenwood processor it's brilliant x
     
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