Brains and Braun in the kitchen

look what arrived at my door the other week:

 With a beautiful box of goodies to go with no less.

My Braun hand held/stick blender is 13 years old. It was a wedding present. It has pureed, whipped and everything in between the first solid foods for four boys. It has whipped cream for more pavs than I can count. And on it goes. But its days were numbered as the mechanism between the blender end bit and the motor bit was so worn the blender end bit would just come off mid job.

 To say I was excited was a little bit of an understatement.

So far there have been smoothies (it came with a great recipe idea of freezing the fruit and then adding 2-4 cubes of frozen fruit to a cup of milk) and it’s little mini bowl attachment is getting the work-out of the century. It is just so quick and easy to get finely chopped onion, garlic, herbs, you name it. I am seriously in love and there may be some sort of fisticuffs as my Kitchenaid and blender channel their rejection and jealousy into something with more drama than just sitting forlornly on the shelf.  

 

As I am getting healthy the other day I whipped up a low fat pesto type thing. By ‘type thing’ I mean basil, pine nuts, salt, a handful or so of parmesan and a whisker of extra virgin olive oil. I know I know, not a patch on the real thing but it is awesome smeared on toast or on a sandwich or on a wrap. All done with my new Braun in about 2 minutes.

Heaven.

Onward!

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  • blackbird

    Sitting here at 6:49am wishing for some pesto…a terrific device, your Braun thing.

  • Badger

    Ooo, awesome! I love my stick blender. For the longest time I thought I didn't need one, but then I got one of those ginormo enameled cast iron dutch oven dealies and there was no way I was lifting a piping-hot one of THOSE up to dump whatever was in it into a traditional blender.

    My word verification is "obuffers". New swear word/phrase? I like it.

  • Paola

    I've been looking at that for a LOGN time. I have the old version too but you see … it's a whole other level we're talking about.

  • peskypixies

    ohhhhhhhhhh fabuloius..something shiny!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    sold on the cordless

    technical questions –

    power of motor – how many watts?

    base of blender – is is strong enough to survive aggressive use?

    (sorry but my sons go through the cheapies at the rate of one a year and I am OVER it)

    Also I keep a supply of packs of frozen berries on hand for smoothies – makes it easy for the boys to make fruit smoothies – unfortunately they make them at 3am in the morning and the noise is unbelievable.

    Being able to buy extra "bowls" is a necessity because the lazy sods never bother bringing the dirty bowls back to the kitchen and I like to hide a spare just for my use. Teenagers make you cunning.

    Linda

  • Ms Brown Mouse

    O, Cordless *jealous*

  • Corrie

    yup, am sooooo loving mine too! I had the cheapest basic model until this baby arrived!

    corrie:)

  • Duyvken

    So lovely!
    We've got the plug-in version and it's a dream. We bought it when C was a baby after wearing out a couple of Tiffany cheapies make baby food for the others. This one is still going strong and we give it hell!
    And thanks, now I want pesto for lunch.
    Hm.
    Might have to check the fridge 🙂