I have a confession to make. I am a kitchen gadget fanatic. People like to go to the phone shops to ogle the latest phone designs but for me, I derive pleasure window shopping at the kitchen section of Tangs and Robinsons. I just can’t help it when the chefs on TV have such lovely kitchens to work in and all sorts of droolsome kitchen equipment to play with.
I’ve wanted my very own hand blender for a few years now. Imagine the number of soups and smoothies you can make with the hand blender! I already have an all-purpose food processor, and it seems a waste of money to want to get a hand blender. But the thing is, the food processor is no good for when you just want to process a small amount of food. It’s so much more convenient to shove the hand blender into a glass or jar of nuts, seeds, vegetables etc and the only thing you need to wash is the head of the hand blender, and not the entire food processor contraption.
Also, I know I will never pour hot soup into my food processor’s plastic container. If you ever buy a hand blender, the most important thing is to get one that is made of metal. I just can’t imagine immersing a plastic one into boiling hot soup! Even though they say it’s safe, I rather not.
So it was great when Mayer, the distributor of Bamix in Singapore contacted me to ask me if I wanted to try out the Bamix MagicWand. This versatile first-class Swiss hand blender comes fitted with multi-purpose blades for jobs such as mincing, chopping, whisking, mixing and pureeing at the flick of a switch. Different speed settings allow for whisking and beating at varying strengths to achieve creamy salad dressings, sauces, soups, baby food, soufflés, milkshakes, desserts and even mashed potatoes.
This Bamix is a really nifty gadget to have, and it looks so stylish too! Ok the picture here is the top of the range Bamix SwissLine that costs $499, but you can simply get the basic range Bamix MagicWand for only $299. I think red is such a striking colour, and perfect for Christmas don’t you think? When I have my own dream kitchen, I will invite friends over for dinners often, and this will surely be one of my showcase pieces!
Anyway… I put the Bamix MagicWand to the test and whipped up an appetiser (soup), mains and dessert with it. Scroll down to see the recipes, pictures as well as videos!