I will be honest, I prefer a standard bowl blender for making smoothies but sometimes, you don’t have space or you can’t face the washing up to use one. Then you need a hand blender and I think I’ve found one that I really like for a sensible price.
Step forward the VAVA Hand Blender. It comes with a whisk, and some other accessories to help you get the most out of owning a hand blender and it is very, very reasonably priced. I don’t think there’s a better value hand blender on the market, in fact.
What You Need To Know
If you’ve never used a hand blender before, then the charming Susan Walker will walk you through it (no pun intended Susan, honest) over at the Cooking Guide. There really isn’t much to it and once you’ve seen one in action, you’ll never wonder how to use it again.
This is a 3-in-1 blender which means it can tackle nearly every job you’d want it to – mixing, chopping, blending, etc.
What Did I Think?
I found the VAVA very simple to use, it tackled every job that I used it for with ease. One thing I noticed was that the handles gave a very firm grip, I was never worried about losing control and injuring myself or spraying food over the kitchen (unlike with a previous hand blender, which shall remain nameless…)
I am going to say that it doesn’t feel as robust as more expensive models and you probably can’t expect the VAVA to endure forever but as a cheap, starter tool in the kitchen, it’s quite brilliant. You’ll be able to really increase your output without any major expense. My friend Denise just bought one to make baby food with!