In-depth review of the Russell Hobbs 22241 hand blender
Russell Hobbs 22241
Russell Hobbs 22241
We reviewed the top 10 hand blenders for 2018 here and our choice for the best value back to the basics is… the Russell Hobbs Food Collection Hand Blender 22241. It seems that the best buy simple Kitchen hand blender is made by another manufacturer with a great track record in good old blighty.
Russell Hobbs is a very reputable British company dealing in small Kitchen accessories. Its history began in 1952 with Bill Russell and Peter Hobbs. They wanted to transform kitchens and make life easier for the cook – and more enjoyable! The automatic kettle was one of their first innovations. Now after 60 years, they’ve spread across Europe and beyond.
“ After returning from our last winter stint in the Canaries, we had a major house clear-out to simplify our lives. We came across Paul’s old Russell Hobbs hand blender! Still in good nick, we used it till the week we left the UK. We have to say its use felt somewhat limited after the brilliant Braun MQ 5 series we had been using. It was good for hummus (not completely smooth) and great for making salsa, sauces or soups (see the recipes section). Life continues for the old dear though… its been passed on down now to a keen little 17 year old cook! Now with our a nice tidy simple life in Amsterdam, we have a little power packed Bamix immersion blender. “
Russell Hobbs boast being at the heart of the home, and they design with real people in mind. They certainly design for most budgets! With over 560 reviews and a rating of 4.3 / 5 stars, this basic hand blender is a best seller at an amazing price on amazon.co.uk.
We honestly can’t see how it can be made for such a low price. To be fair a lot of advertising says it comes with instruction manual and a 500ml beaker but reviewers often report no beaker is delivered. Really, for the price we wouldn’t expect a beaker too!
3 handy tips to use your Russell Hobbs 22241 Hand blender
- For best blending cut your ingredients into approximately 2 x 2 x 2 cm pieces first.
- To clean the metal parts, you only need to use warm water with washing-up liquid.
- Don’t use abrasive or corrosive cleaning agents or scouring pads.
The cheap, stick only model is only available in the UK.
For our USA visitors, please click this button for an equivalent blender by Hamilton Beach.
For our Australian visitors, click to see the Russell Hobbs upgrade (a 4 piece 650Watt stick mixer set.
The best things about the Russell Hobbs 22241
It’s great for new cooks, and general use.
Imagine fast baby food making, or easy pancake, milkshake and soup making at university.
It has just one button and two speeds for different food types and it has stainless steel blades.
The leg comes off so you can clean it, and it can have up to 3 yrs guarantee.
It’s powered by a decent 200w motor and weighs in at 0.78kg.
It’s simple and brilliantly priced, so don’t expect too much from it. It will be great for soups and purées, salsas, creams, dips, baby food and such like.
The worst things about the Russell Hobbs 22241
It’s 7 x 6.7 x 35.8 cm so quite long really, and bigger than a lot of people expect. We do think it even looks a bit big in our image box above! Nothing to do with the fact that its cheap to buy… we find the same with the Smeg hand blender.
The leg is plastic so let hot mixtures cool down to about 40°C before you blend them. We read a hilarious review that said they …used it on a hot sauce and it melted the shape of the blender end into a triangle..but it still works!!
A simple Russell Hobbs inspired recipe to get you started
You’ll also find some more easy ideas in our recipes section.
WHITE BEAN PESTO DIP
1 x 400g can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 clove of garlic, crushed
½ tsp ground coriander
1 lemon: you will need the zest and also 2 tablespoons of the juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup fresh parsley… optional but it gives the dip a nice green element
Just add all the ingredients to a beaker or jug and pulse twice to combine them.
Blend for 10 seconds.
Pour the dip onto a serving dish, drizzle with extra oil and serve with fresh crusty bread.