I never realized how much I’d miss my handblender. Not until it broke. One minute it was busy whirring away, blending up my walnut pesto and the next nothing. Not even a little bzz.
As is the general rule with anything electronic that breaks in my house, I left it for a few days in the hopes it would ‘recover’. It didn’t. I immediately thought of all the meals I wanted to make – and they all required a blender.
Like an answer to my prayers, a few weeks later I heard about Domu. Domu started out by selling one thing – TV brackets. And swiftly expanded its offering to include a wide range of kitchen and homeware items, including bathroom scales, kitchen scales, a Grow Your Own Pizza Set (sadly, they haven’t invented a pizza plant, it’s just the toppings) and of course, blenders!
They pride themselves on hand-picking each item they offer for sale on their site, a job I would LOVE, but also a job well done. In my eyes anyway – who wouldn’t want a pie maker?!!
But back to the blender – it arrived quickly and well packaged. And even better, it’s not just a blender. It’s a VonShef 3-in-1 hand blender. My main focus was the general blending attachment – after all, this was how I make my kale pesto sauce and red lentil soups. It’s an important part of my kitchen!
The blender is silver (stainless steel) and black and looks a lot more luxurious than the white plastic hand blender I had. It’s also a little heavier – I’m not sure this is good or bad yet. Anyway, it does what it says on the box – it blended up my pesto good and proper. With two speed settings (fast and faster – just kidding, on the box it says 7000rpm and 13500rpm) and an easy to remove attachment, it was also quick to clean (didn’t need more than a good rinse). Wahay! I also used it for making falafels too.
The other two attachments are a ‘chopper’ (basically it attaches to a plastic container that whizzes stuff up but more chunkily than the handblender) and a whisk. Unfortunately nothing ‘whisk-able’ comes to mind right now but I do still remember the countless times standing there with a hand whisk and a burning arm trying to get some goddamn egg whites to fluff up. They never did. I feel more hopeful how I have my VonShef at the helm.
Another good point for the Domu blender is that having a 3-in-1 means it takes up far less space than if you had 3 separation devices (this pleases my other half as he’s a stickler for stuff that doesn’t take up space and is already rather frowny at my space-hogging slow cooker and juicer). As I’ve been using the handblender a lot, I can tuck away the other bits and slot in the handblender in the cupboard – so useful as it’s long and thin and can fit into small spaces.
As far as handblenders go, this looks smart (and fits in nicely with our slightly industrial-look kitchen), has a thousand uses and won’t break the bank. It’ll certainly cause a stir.
Where to buy: Shop online at www.domu.co.uk
How much? £18.99 (RRP normally £39.99)
Who’s it for? Those who want to be a bit of a whizz (get it?) in in the kitchen. No seriously, anyone who’s keen to make soups, sauces and even smoothies.