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My little helpers

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Lately I have gotten so many questions about what blender, food processor and juicer I use, so I thought it was about time that I did a proper post on my indispensable little helpers in the kitchen.

Since I am a student with a limited budget I do not have some expensive and fancy equipment, but I am actually really happy with my kitchen appliances and I think they are great if you – like myself – are still quite new to cooking and have a limited budget. Oh and let me just start out by saying that number 5 and 6 are unfortunately not in my possession, but these are two of the appliances that I would like to invest in when I am able to afford it.

Whether these appliances are the ones you should invest in really depends on your needs and budget, but I hope you will find it useful and that it may help guide you a little in the jungle of blenders, food processors and juicers. When buying something new the best thing you can do is to search online to find a model that matches your needs and then read reviews to make sure it works as well as promised and finally when you have found the one you want, then I would recommend you to use one of those price runner websites, to make sure that you get your appliance of choice at the cheapest price possible.

Before we start I would like to make it completely clear that I am not being paid to write about any of these, nor have I gotten any of these as gifts from the companies. I am simply sharing my experiences with my own kitchen appliances that I have either paid for myself or that are gifted by family members for birthdays or christmas.

1. Wilfa BL1200 Blender
I got this blender for christmas last year and I have been using it almost everyday since to make my beloved smoothies. Although it is very affordable it has a powerful 1200w motor, which means that it doesn’t have any problems with ice cubes or frozen berries – a big plus! It also has a nice big 1.8 liter capacity and is quite easy to clean as one of its 4 programs are a cleaning program. It has won a whole bunch of test as well and I really think you get a lot for your money with this one – I can definitely recommend it if your are looking for a strong, but reasonably priced blender. If you have a larger budget I would however invest in nr. 6. aka. the Vitamix blender.

Find the Wilfa blender right here!

2. Kenwood Compact FP126 Food Processor
Since this is my most recent addition to my kitchen appliances, I haven’t had the time to test it as much as the others, but I will still try to give a little review – you can also read the amazon reviews if you click the link below. Now, my main reason for choosing this model was that it is affordable, it has gotten great reviews and that it is smaller than usual food processors since my kitchen is very small and I do not really need to make larger portions than the 1.4 litre the bowl can handle. I have mostly used it to make raw treats, falafels and hummus so far and for that it have worked perfectly! I seriously cannot believe just how much easier it is to create new recipes since I have gotten this, it is definitely one of my best investments! I must say that I did however have some problems when I tried to make nana ice-cream, it did not handle the frozen bananas too well and I had to add quite a bit of liquid to make it work.

Find the Kenwood food processor right here!

3. Braum MQ325 stick blender
If you do not have any kitchen appliances at all and you only have a very limited budget then this (or a similar one) is what I would recommend you to buy. There is not much this little wonder cannot do, I used to only have this (yup no blender, no juicer, no food processor) and I pretty much used it for everything! It works perfectly as a blender, haha well you might need to use a little muscle, but you can really almost blend everything with this, e.g. smoothies, soups, make pesto, hummus. The best part is that you get a mini chopper and whisk as well, so you kinda get 3 for 1. I absolutely love the mini chopper and when I did not have a food processor I would use this to make my raw desserts and pretty much everything else. I made oat and almond flour, I used it to grate carrots, garlic, ginger etc. and I even used it to make falafels – it was time consuming since I could only process small portions at a time, but it worked perfectly with small portions.

Find the Braun stick blender right here!

4. Philips HR 1858 centrifugal juicer
I got this juicer for my birthday last year and while I am not always the best at using it – I do not have a dish washer and my lazy self hates to clean it – I am actually very happy with this juicer. I mean the cleanup could be a bit easier, but I have read a lot of reviews that says that this one should actually is quite easy to clean, haha so I guess that I am just super lazy. Other than the cleaning part I think it works really well and I can recommend it if you are looking for a centrifugal juicer that aren’t too expensive. It does not handle leafy greens very well though, so if you plan on juicing a lot of greens I would recommend the slow juicer aka. nr. 5 on my list instead.

Find the Philips centrifugal juicer right here!

5. Juicepresso slow juicer
Now, this one I do not own yet, but it is at the top of my wish list. Like I said in the above, I do like the juicer that I have, but I would love to get a slow juicer so I can add more greens to my juices and this is also easier to clean + slow juicers preserves the nutrients better than centrifugal juicers. Another plus is that it takes up less space. There are however pros and cons to both slow juicers and centrifugal juicers, so I would recommend doing a little research before deciding which one to get.

Find the Juicepresso slow juicer right here!

6. Vitamix blender 
I sadly do not own this beauty, aka. the Rolls Royce of blenders, but as soon as I start working full time a Vitamix will be one of the first things I will invest in! Since I do not own it yet I will instead advice you to click the link below and read the amazon reviews or to simply google it – I promise you that this blender is the shizzle!! Haha I can’t believe I just used that word, the Vitamix made me do it! ;)

Find the Vitamix blender right here!

Note: A couple of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that I receive a small percentage if you buy anything through my links.

   

7 Comments

  • Raquel

    Thank you so much for doing this post. I asked you a few days ago, but with this I’m completely sure that I need to buy a new blender and food processor. Do you blend whatever fruit or vegetable with that blender ? I mean, I have one (not of that brand, worse), and apples, carrots, or strong food is impossible or have a strange texture. And another question, I’m so interested in make raw desserts which need a base of almonds, nuts, dates, etc. Is this food processor right for it ? I would like to make your cereal bar too. Thank you so much :D

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    • amillionmiles

      HI Raquel, I am so glad that you find the post useful! I have blended almost all types of fruit in this blender, also frozen ones, and it handles them perfectly. However, I am not sure how well it would work with carrots and apples, I have never tried since I usually juice those, but I think it would unfortunately turn out grainy and weird in texture. Unless you get one of the really expensive blenders like the Vitamix in number 6, then blenders usually do not handle veggies like carrots well, thats more of a job for a juicer. The food processor is perfect for making raw desserts! That is what I use it for most of the time and it handles nuts and dates really well :) And I also use to make my granola bars and such :)

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  • Thea

    Super fedt med dette indlæg! Jeg synes altid det er rigtig relevant at høre andres erfaringer, inden man anskaffer sig køkkenapparater i de højere prisklasser.

    Jeg har selv længe ønsket mig en VitaMix, men de er jo (som du ved) riiimelig dyre. Så vidt jeg kan se, at der dog ikke den store forskel i watt på din Wilfa-blender og på VitaMix? Kan det passe? For der er jo en kæmpe prisforskel :)

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    • amillionmiles

      Fedt at du kan bruge indlægget Thea! Årh jeg vil også så gerne have en Vitamix, men til den pris så bliver det altså ved drømmen lidt endnu ;) Nej de er faktisk på samme niveau når det kommer til watt, meeen der er også en masse andre faktorer der spiller ind og Wilfa’en er altså slet ikke i samme liga som Vitamix’en. Jeg synes dog at Wilfa blenderen er helt fantastisk til prisen og jeg kan klart anbefale den, hvis man leder efter en budgetvenlig blender :)

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    • Thea

      Ja, jeg tænker også, at Vitamix må kunne en del mere! Har virkelig hørt godt om den mange steder. Jeg er dog i tvivl hvilken model jeg skal købe, når jeg får råd (jeg er i gang med at spare op) – 5200 eller Pro 500. Har du taget stilling til det? Eller er drømmen for langt ude i fremtiden til at det har været relevant endnu? :D

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    • amillionmiles

      Haha ja alt for langt ude i fremtiden desværre! Jeg har ikke rigtigt kigget så meget på de forskellige modeller, da jeg først regner med at købe en når jeg ikke længere er på su og så er der sikkert kommet en ny model til :) Men du må endelig lige skrive, hvis du er så heldig at få fingrene i en, jeg ville elske at høre hvad du synes om den :)

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    • Thea

      Det kan du have ret i! Jeg regner med at købe en inden for et halvt års tid, og så skal jeg nok vende tilbage med hvad jeg synes om den :)

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