Your kitchen is not complete without a hand blender and Smeg’s new model ticks all of our boxes – style, functionality and power.
If your Masterchef addiction didn’t already populate your appliance cupboard with this kitchen must-have, you’re in luck - not only this is the prettiest one we’ve seen, it punches way above it’s weight, making short work of raw pumpkin, frozen fruit and chocolate.
The HBF02 hand blender comes with a large capacity 1.4l beaker (with handle) and detachable stainless steel blending arm that fits each of the appliance’s six attachments - chopper, masher, blender, beater, whisk and, wait for it… potato masher!
Once you've used a hand blender you’ll never chop 5 garlic cloves by hand again and, whipped cream? A breeze. Don’t even get us started on how easy it is to liquidise soup with these babies – straight into the hot pot and ‘Hey presto!’ soup is served.
The smooth ergonomic shape echoes the retro 1950s styling we’ve come to expect from Smeg and has earnt the HBF02 a Good Design Award*.
Not just a pretty face however, the hand blender has a 700W motor, making it one of the fastest, most powerful stick blenders on the market, together with technology designed to avoid the annoying issue of ‘suction at the base’ of your bowl or pot when blending.
Available in four covetable colours to either seamlessly coordinate or make a show-stopping statement on your benchtop, it does what we all really want – makes cooking fun!
Retailing for $259, it’s available nationally from department stores and selected electrical retailers. Go to Smeg for more details.
*Chicago Athenaeum Museum