Friday, 25 November 2011

Cooking with Arthritis Gadgets: Braun Multiquick Hand Blender

It feels like time for another  arthritis friendly tools and gadgets review, so this time we're looking at the Braun Multiquick hand blender.

What is it supposed to do?
Pretty much everything a food processor, mixer and blender could do. It chops, whisks, purees and blends.


Does it work?
It makes light work of creaming, pureeing and finely chopping pretty much everything. I've tried onions, nuts, soup and even raw vegetables and it chopped or pureed them all. Mine does a decent job of whisking but to be honest, I prefer to use a double hand held whisk just as it is slightly more powerful. I'm sure one of the newer varieties would do a better job through (mine is a model 1 and the new, basic one is a model 3). I normally use it in whatever bowl or pan I'm cooking in so it saves on washing up. To clean, you twist the bottom section off and pop it in the dishwasher or rinse it in the sink. The attachments clean easily so no scrubbing is required.

Does it making it easier to cook with arthritis?
Yes! No more lifting up pans of boiling soup and trying to wrestle them into the blender without spilling scalding fluid everywhere. It's light, easy to hold and the button is simple to press even with sore arthritis fingers.

Overall verdict?
A - top of the class, and an arthritis essential!

For some helpful tips for making life easier when you are cooking with arthritis, click on the 'Handy Hints' page.

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