In-depth review of the Russell Hobbs 22241 hand blender
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Russell Hobbs 22241
Russell Hobbs 22241 – still our best budget hand blender 2021
The cheap, stick only model is only available in the UK. The USA equivalent blender is by Hamilton Beach. In Australia, click to see the Russell Hobbs upgrade (a 4 piece 650Watt stick mixer set.)
We reviewed the top 10 hand blenders in 2018, and 2019, and 2020 we have expanded the list to the top 15 so that we could include more specialist packages. This blender remained at the top of the list as our best budget level hand blender. The Russell Hobbs Food Collection Hand Blender 22241 on Amazon is still our bestbudget choice even in 2021 !
This simple, back to basics kitchen hand blender is such incredible value that many of you can probably afford to buy it for your friends too. It’s made by a manufacturer in good old blighty ( England !) . that already has a great track record for kitchen essentials like toasters and kettles too.
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. 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!
What the RH 22241 is great at.
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.
what it´s not so good at
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!!
You can’t upgrade to get a chopping bowl – but hey, for that price it’s worth the one off buy.
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 – see it on Amazon.
See what other users say about the Russell Hobbs blender hand blender on Amazon
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3 handy tips to use your RH22241
- 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.
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.
Well that´s all we can tell you about this amazing bargain of a blender ! If you have any questions, please put them in the comments box below. If we have excited you about the 22241, please go onto Amazon and check the prices and buy it !!
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