Tried & tested
All round proficiency
Usual price – £129
Heston Blumenthal is a well known professional chef, he is self taught, has published 4 cooking guide books, has appeared on many cooking TV shows and his restaurant The Fat Duck has been voted the best restaurant in the UK and annually scores 10 out of 10 from the good food guide.
So it’s not to surprising that he teamed up with the designers at Sage to produce the quality Sage hand blender with great attachments, and, which was thoroughly tested in his restaurants experimental kitchen to iron out any faults and give them the green light to confidently go to market . . . but does it live up to the hype?
What’s the handle like . . ?
The handle both looks and feels neat, stylish and most importantly comfortable. Its ergonomic shape, soft grip upper section and well positioned power trigger and power lead (backwards extending) make using it with one hand effortless.
Features of the food processing bowl . .
The Sage hand blenders large 1.6 litre food processing bowl can slice at different thicknesses, from 5 millimetres down to a superfine 0.5 millimetres.
And unlike nearly all other food processing bowls it has 4 blades, 2 up and 2 down, for extremely even slicing.
The entire piece is made from see through toughened plastic, has a jug style handle for emptying and a funnel on the top for dropping your veg and other food into, but never your fingers!
What’s the stand like . . ?
As you can see in the image above the Sage comes with a clever storage stand which looks nice, keeps all of your accessories centralised and takes up minimal space on the kitchen worktop.
About the blending leg . .
The main blending leg is very sleek looking and has an excellent splash guard around the dual stainless steel blades, and, it was purposefully built to minimize downward suction while blending in liquids.
This is great because you can use the blending leg to aerate your soups, which will take the taste to the next level.
This is as simple as dipping the blending legs blades just beneath the surface of your soup and powering on for 30 seconds, this whizzes lots of tiny air bubbles through your soup giving it a velvety and light texture.
The adjustable masher attachment . .
The Sage’s masher attachment has a centre paddle and 2 mashing discs, and the fineness of your mash can be easily pre – set by twisting the mashers leg left or right where it joins to the main handle.
On the widest setting the masher is copying the traditional ricer tool and transforms your potatoes into a nice smooth mash as the paddle gently pushes the potatoes through the small holes and keeps the starch mostly intact.
If you want your mash to be even smoother just twist select the finest setting and drop in a few squares of butter. Hit play below for Heston’s explanation
This reviews verdict . .
Heston Blumenthal and the tech designers at sage have obviously put a lot of thought, precise planning and hard work into making this a versatile Sage hand blender which expertly delivers results and doesn’t fall short in any particular area. Just press the buy button for delivery and price details