It seems that at the moment the average blender is just not cutting it for most; everyone is looking for simple ways to make life easier finding products that use less time, less work, and less cleaning up. Instead of reaching for the number of the closest takeaway shop; lots more people are looking for a healthier approach and we are lucky that brands like Cuisnart are bringing us products that can help us all to achieve this.
I am the first one to admit that when it hits dinnertime, I am so tired and feeding a hungry young family is hard work if I’m not prepared. In the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to try out the one and only hot and cold blender from Cuisinart. That’s right; it works hot and cold meaning you can make yummy hot meals as well as your average green smoothie. Wondering if it really does what it says it does; I have been putting it to the test in my busy kitchen and I am very surprised and impressed. So it says it cooks, chops as well as blends so I have given you some examples of this above.
A lot of blenders find it hard to grind greens down into a smooth green smoothie. Although the Cuisinart did a fab job; I used speed 4 to get it going and in seconds it was perfect!
On this occasion; I need onions, garlic and parsley chopped. I quartered the onion and added the other things in whole and put it on blend and it chopped this very nicely.
This is pretty amazing! You throw your veggies in the blender with some bone broth or water, set timer and heat and you can boil, steam and simmer until they are cooked to perfection. If you want to make it into a mash, pure or soup; once it is cooked, you just turn the switch to blend and there it goes. This has been awesome and I can see this machine coming in very handy as we start making truck loads of baby food.
Another great feature is that it cleans itself; you just put some water and dish washing liquid and turn it on and it does its magic! Sounds pretty cool huh? Here are some more details from Cuisinart.
Hot & Cold Blender, 1.75L
RRP $299.00 AU
You can cook homemade soups from start to finish or blend up your favourite smoothie with this innovation exclusively by Cuisinart. The built in non-stick heater plate provides the perfect surface to sauté ingredients, simmer or boil soups, and with a touch of a button blend it all to a perfect consistency.
Crush ice and blend everything from smoothies to frozen cocktails.
• The first of its kind on the market!
• Know what you put in your food – the Hot and Cold Blender promotes healthy, natural eating
• Save time and money – Eliminate the need for multiple pieces of cooking equipment as it chops, cooks and blends in the one machine!
• Create your own fresh, healthy soup from start to finish in just 20 minutes
• Rapid heating element & non stick cooking plate browns vegetables, boils liquids and simmers soups.
• Powerful blender with stainless steel blades
• Blends hot soups and sauces to desired consistency straight after cooking
• Add ingredients anytime during the cooking process
• Perfect for making dips, sauces, purees, dressings, smoothies, cocktails and crushing ice
. • Powerful 1000 watt motor.
• Recipe book
• 3 year warranty
In the theme of our Sugar Free September; I want to make your life easier and Cuisinart is giving away one of these wonderful machines to one of our loyal followers! Please grab the picture below and repost it up on instagram with hashtag #cuisinartforSFS. Follow @liveitdoit and you will be in the draw. (Make sure your instagram profile is not of private so we can see your entry.) GOOD LUCK!!!!
You must be an Australian resident, and competition closes Wednesday October 2nd at 11pm.