Phillips Blender is an indispensable tool in any kitchen. It is useful both for culinary professionals, and for those who like to experiment at the stove, and for those who just want to save time on preparing delicious dishes.
Many housewives ask themselves the question - why do we need a blender, if in the arsenal of kitchen utensils there is already a grater, meat grinder, combine, juicer, mixer and similar devices that are familiar and reliable. Indeed, you should not write them off, but with the majority of cooking processes, the blender can handle it faster and with better quality. This compact device has absorbed all the functions of its predecessors, significantly podnatorev in speed and losing in volume.
It is worth adding a new technique to equipping an old kitchen, and the daily duties of a hostess will turn into pleasure! The blender will take over all the routine and time-consuming work: cut the products into cubes, straws or arbitrary pieces, grind, grind, beat, chop, chop, mix. Ideal for making mashed soups and creams, and the stuffing will be much softer than when using a manual or electric meat grinder.
In addition to preparing the ingredients for cooking, frying or baking, blender perfectly copes with dishes that do not need heat treatment. Gourmets will appreciate his help in preparing fruit and vegetable purees, smoothies, children will enjoy homemade milkshakes, athletes - protein. Those wishing to clean the body of toxins, blender will help in the preparation of detox drinks and various mixtures.
Separately, it is worth noting the usefulness of a blender in grinding food for baby food and cooking puree dishes from the diet of the elderly. He quickly cope with raw and boiled, hard and soft products, turning them into a puree of perfect consistency and uniformity.
Complete set and principle of work
Philips blenders are divided into two types: immersion and stationary. They perform similar functions, but differ from each other in appearance, size and configuration.
Created to grind meat, vegetables and fruits, solid foods like nuts, biscuits, crackers. Suitable for kneading egg-based creams, shaking cocktails. Most of them have the function of splitting ice, which is not accessible to every device. Also, modern models are equipped with a cutter, they can even knead the dough.
The design of the blender is whole. The upper part is a glass or plastic bowl with a volume from 400 mm to 2 liters, in which the processes of grinding products take place, the lower one is a stand-drive. It is convenient to use such a device, as it is securely fastened to the working surface.
The stationary blender is started with one click of a button, the speed can be adjusted. The noise level is acceptable, but still it is better to test the technique before buying. During operation, it is stable on the table, so you do not need to keep it. Some models are equipped with a self-cleaning mechanism, so it is easy to wash them after use, just pour into a clean water jug and start the process.
A stationary blender is a more affordable purchase option, but it will take up more space than an immersion blender.
They represent a hand-held device with interchangeable nozzles, which is dipped into a bowl for grinding food, making tender purees and desserts, making uniform baby food, beating fluffy creams and mousses. This design is called "foot." It consists of a plastic and metal housing, under which the motor is hidden, and an elongated mechanical part for interchangeable nozzles. Capacities of different sizes are included, but if necessary, they can be replaced with any convenient packaging.
The main types of nozzles and their application:
- chopping knives;
- a whisk, whipping cream of eggs, protein and milkshakes; suitable for kneading dough without lumps, cooking airy and light consistencies;
- "Meat" and "vegetable" chopping nozzle in the form of a bowl with double knives;
- vacuum pump for pumping air from the tank with products for long-term storage;
- grinder - closed container with a knife at the bottom, used for grinding coffee, nuts, crackers for breading, raw and cooked vegetables;
- multifunctional nozzle consisting of a bowl and knives-grinders - food processor in miniature.
In addition to accessories, accessories may include: a rod-holder for disks, a scraper, a sleeve, a coupling, connecting parts, spare parts for repair.
Unlike stationary blenders, submersible need to be kept in hand. At first glance, this is inconvenient and tedious, but it is worth trying to make sure that the speed of the blender is so high that the dish is ready before your hands get tired. Submersible blenders are more functional in use due to the large number of nozzles and less overall.
It is no secret that, first of all, women pay attention to the appearance of household appliances. Of course, a blender can be beautiful and should organically fit into a kitchen setting, especially a stationary one; however, other characteristics are much more important in practical use: power, speed and number of gearshifts, material, operating modes, type of food.
One of the main parameters of technology for the home - power. The speed and quality of food processing will depend on the extent to which it varies. The dependence is directly proportional: higher power - the device works faster and with better quality. The lower threshold for blenders is 140 watts, and the maximum allowed is 1200 watts. The most popular and practical models in use are from 350 to 800 watts.
Models 550-600 W are suitable for grinding the hardest ingredients. 650-700 W can handle any ingredients, including ice. 800 - power level, revealing all the possibilities of the blender, suitable for the use of various nozzles, copes with the ingredients of any degree of hardness, gives an excellent result in cooking.
Switching mode and number of speeds
An important characteristic of the device - the speed of work. As a rule, their blender has 1-24 or from 0 to “Turbo”. Two options of switching of speeds: smooth and step. In the first version, it is easier to choose the desired speed, control and vary it, depending on the desired result. Throughout the work, the speed can be increased, kept at one pace or reduced, which allows you to cook even the most "capricious" dishes and desserts perfectly.
Like many household appliances, the type of power supply of a blender is divided into two types: mains powered and battery powered. Both species have advantages and disadvantages. For example, a mains powered blender will always outperform a battery powered device. With wireless, you can move around the kitchen, and not be located where there is a power outlet, but the battery lasts for half an hour, and you have to charge it again for 4 hours. In the price ratio, the wireless blender will cost a bit more.
Choosing a blender, you should pay special attention to the materials from which its components are made. The body behind which the motor hides may be made of metal or plastic, replaceable nozzles are made of the same materials, and the bowls and mixing containers may be made of glass or plastic. Combined options are possible: a plastic stand-drive and a glass bowl, metal nozzles and a plastic "leg", "leg" and nozzles made of metal, and a bowl of plastic.
The optimal combination for a blender that lasts a long time and truly - metal and glass. Moreover, the best among the metal components are parts made of titanium. Such a combination will cost much more than plastic products, but will withstand operation for a long time, will not absorb odors of products, and allow working with both cold and hot products.
Directly dependent on power, not on the model. The faster and better the device works, the higher the level of noise generated by it.
Types of models
BlendGo mini blender
A gift from Phillips to all fans of fast food that you can take with you. Ideal in cooking liquid dishes, like a smoothie. BlendGo comes with an On The Go travel bottle, where you can enjoy your favorite drink anywhere, anytime. But do not try to crush the ice in it for your cocktail - the power of the blender is only 350 watts.
The mini-blender is very compact - a little more than half a liter in volume. A beautiful chrome-plated body complements the glass made of impact-resistant plastic, which is easy to use and easy to clean, thanks to a removable knife block. Can be washed in the dishwasher.
Baby Phillips Avent
Despite the fact that the blender is very simple to use, and even children can use it, the name of this model does not occur because it should be operated by kids. Phillips Avent is a smart home appliance that combines the functions of a steamer and a blender. Additionally, the set has a measuring cup and spatula.
As you know, the most wholesome food is steamed. And what could be more important than healthy baby food? Phillips has envisaged all the stages of preparing healthy food for children, therefore, the blender-steam cooker can heat, defrost, grind, process food with steam. This wonderful device prepares and mixes products in one jug. After cooking for a couple (fish, vegetables, meat), just gently turn the bowl and fix it in a new position already for grinding in mashed potatoes.
- food retains all the beneficial properties;
- steam is evenly distributed during cooking, so there is no need to stir foods;
- You can combine fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, legumes - it carefully cuts them;
- convenient design: easily filled water tank, removable bowl, knives;
- compact design;
- dishes are cooked in their own juice;
- A booklet with recipes for 12 age groups, developed in collaboration with a pediatrician and nutritionist and a child psychologist, is included with the blender.
The disadvantages include the limited use of the blender in cooking other dishes.
It is part of the collection of reliable and convenient kitchen appliances from Phillips. Made of high quality materials, runs on a lithium-ion battery, the use of which is 20 minutes. Included is a base for recharging with LED indicator and four nozzles.
Undoubtedly, the positive point is that it can be used in any convenient place, even outside the kitchen. It is also worth noting a convenient handle, large buttons for easy process control, the ability to wash all the details in the dishwasher.
The disadvantage is the price, it is higher than the network model, plus, a short battery life without charging.
A handy 650W hand blender equipped with 16 speeds with optional turbo mode and ProMix Titanium technology.
ProMix Titanium is a double innovation: the material and shape of the nozzle. Titanium knives - one of the strongest metals - will stay sharp longer, and their triangular shape contributes to better grinding and reduced spatter. The new technology provides fast, smooth and efficient mixing at any of the 16 speeds. The turbo button is designed for the hardest ingredients.
Included with the blender are: an oval glass for 1.7 liters, a universal whisk nozzle, a wave-shaped nozzle for mixing, an XL chopper for a large volume of food, which in a few seconds can cut meat, cheese, nuts, chocolate, vegetables.
Multifunctional immersion blender with dicing function. The leader of the company's products in terms of price and quality.
All models of the HR line are equipped with a powerful motor, the number of speeds from 2 to 20, standard nozzles for grinding, mixing and whipping products of any degree of hardness, including ice. Distinctive features of the later models - wave-like nozzles that contribute to better mixing without splashing.
The device allocates a stylish design, excellent assembly, quality materials, ease of use, quite a lot of weight.
Phillips Avance Collection
The motto of the collection is to collect all the best at once. Avance is a type of hand blender that combines ProMix Titanium technology and a unique SpeedTouch innovation. The essence of this technology lies in the fact that the speed control button is maximally sensitive to pressure, which allows you to control 20 speed modes intuitively: from 0 to “one-touch turbo” - one hundred percent control over the process. High performance (600 W) and an innovative grip with a notch under your thumbs will help you get the best result with minimal effort.
- chopping knives;
- double-sided disc for shredding and slicing;
- grid cutter;
- hook-on nozzle for kneading;
- liter storage capacity;
- safe cover for a knife;
- cleaning device for washing after use. The disadvantage is only one - it will cost such pleasure not cheap.
The name of this line is a synonym for simple cooking of fresh smoothies and other puree-like consistencies.
Possessing a 400W average power motor, it does an excellent job with the task, varying speeds and a pulsed mode for a quality result. A distinctive feature of this hand blender is a ProBlend knife in the shape of a four-pointed star with sharp blades. It is also equipped with an improved design of the jug tip, a thumb-grip handle, a wire compartment and a lock indicator. The capacity of a shockproof jug is one and a half liters. Model collapsible, easy to clean hands and typewriter.
Philips Cucina HR
Another mini-variation of the kitchen assistant. The volume of the jug is only 0.4 liters, the speed is only one, the performance is 400 watts. This model combines speed, convenience, sleek design and versatility. In the set there are two nozzles that can cope with the majority of products and two cups with lids for storing products.
This is the best option for daily use. The compact size and durability of the equipment makes it easily transportable inside the kitchen and outside it. For example, in the summer to the country, where the Philips Cucina blender mixer will delight you with mixtures of fresh vegetables and milkshakes with the addition of berries.
The Dutch company Philips is widely known in Russia. During its existence on the Russian market, it has managed to acquire both fans and consumers dissatisfied with the acquired equipment. Philips blenders are the subject of debate between those who prefer products of this company and those who brand manufacturer as dishonest for problems and malfunctions in household appliances.
Judging by the reviews of buyers, the advantages include:
- build quality;
- Beautiful design.
There are several disadvantages: poor performance with the declared performance and low level of warranty service.