Pulsing, crushing, pureeing and mixing. A blender is an extremely useful gadget to have in the kitchen, but many come with a hefty price tag, so it’s important to get value for money.
Competing stores often sell the same product for different prices. However even I was bowled over by one featured below. With a top price of £99.99, who would have thought you could get it for just over £38? Paying the higher amount would certainly have got my pulse racing.
The Bosch MSM6300GB electric hand blender has variable speeds, a mini chopper attachment and a 0.7 litre capacity for liquids. It comes with a mixing beaker and a wall mount. This budget blender is best price both with Amazon and Pixmania at £30.99.
Model: Bosch MSM6300GB
- 600 Watt
- 0.7 Litre mixing jug
- Wall mount
The Breville VHB063 hand blender is a battery-operated blender that takes around two hours to re-charge. Priced at a grape-crushing £99.99 with one major retailer, it is best priced with Amazon, Kitchen Science and Laskys at £38.19.
Model: Breville VHB063
- 0.7 Litre measuring beaker
The Good Housekeeping Institute-approved Kenwood kMix BLX54 comes with a measuring beaker and lid. It crushes ice, makes dips, drinks, soups and has a pulse function; allowing for short bursts of power so you can make the ingredients that bit smoother. The blade is detachable for easy cleaning. Sonic Direct has the best price, at £59.95 – but check whether it’s free postage in your area. Amazon and John Lewis come in at a close second, priced at £59.99.
Model: Kenwood kMix BLX54
- 800 Watt
- Four speeds
- Pulse function
- 1.6 glass goblet
- Safety Lock
The Philips HR2094 is top rated in Which?’s best buy table, saying it is easy to use and great at all blending tasks. The jug handle can be fitted in two positions to facilitate left or right-handers. It has a smoothie programme and buttons for crushing ice and pulsing. The jug, lid and measuring cup are dishwasher safe. Best price is with the Philips at £71.48, followed by Dixons for £74.56.
Model: Philips HR2094
- 750 Watt
- 1.5 Litre blender
- Multispeed and pulse
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Marc Lockley is a coach and money saving writer. He is the author of How To Pay Less For More, a book showing people how to negotiate in shops, showrooms and even with the boss over working part-time. As a dad of two, Marc values his work/life balance and is a dab hand at using money-saving techniques to keep the bills down.