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    Default Tell me about your stick mixer thingamajig

    I'm in the market for a new stick mixer and I don't have a food processor. Not sure if I should just get a mini kit one with the bowl and chopper (around the $100 mark) or to go the one that is inbetween a stick mixer and a food processor which retail around the $200 mark.

    Has anyone found one brand to be better than another, performance, durability?

    Also if anyone has seen a good sale on the above types that would be great too!

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    I have a sunbeam one - I dont think it was terribly expensive - but its great.

    Has a few attachments (barmix thingo, a whisk, a food processor/bowl thing etc).

    Its pretty powerful, easy to use, easy to clean and never given me any trouble

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    I've got a Kenwood one with whisk, soup attachment and food processor bowl. I love it and have found the food processor attachment especially useful.

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    I've been reading up on line. Finally thought I'd decided on the Breville All-in-one until I read the reviews Back to square one. Might go check out the Brauns.
    Then onto the Kenwoods and Sunbeams - this takes so much time to check them all out! Does anyone know if Choice has reviewed them?

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    I was told that the ones that a cross between a stick blender and a food processor are no good as a food processor.

    This time around, when my bowl attachment broke from my stick blender, I ended up deciding to get a proper food processor. I am so happy with it.

    I still have a stick blender, it is Braun Turbo. It works great, still does even though I've had it for years.

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    Maybe I should look at getting a food processor then. I still have a cheapo stick mixer that was bought about 6 years ago for me but the tall bowl thing cracked about a year ago. The stick mixer does smell a little funny though - could be on its way out!

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    I have a Kenwood tri-blade which is fantastic. It comes in different colours/configurations but I have this one: http://www.binglee.com.au/kenwood-ap...ZSjxoCALzw_wcB

    Because it came with the most attachments. I LOVE the potato masher attachment. We use it all the time and I plan to use it to puree soft veggies when my bub is starting solids.

    The chopper attachments is great for making breadcrumbs or whizzing up biscuits for cake/slice bases. Or for mincing onion/garlic.

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    Default Tell me about your stick mixer thingamajig

    Quote Originally Posted by user9876 View Post
    I have a Kenwood tri-blade which is fantastic.
    I also have one and it's great. I can see the tall bowl it came with has heaps of scratches and marks and looks like it may crack soon that's really the only downfall. It comes with he little food processor attachment too which is a great size and I've made chicken meatballs in seconds with it (starting from a piece of breast cut into cubes so it's very easily handled mincing that). I can puree apple for my LO in 2 seconds, mash sweet potato in the same amount of time almost. It's just great!



    I got it from the good guys for $70

    ETA http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/kambro...ixer-ksb100frd


    I should also add it's just DF, DS (7 months) and myself so I haven't used it for high volumes of food yet so can't comment if it will withstand that but it is very powerful
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    I have a bamix stick blender. Had it for over 10y now and it's still in good condition though if you lose one of the blades it's expensive to replace. I use it for stuff like whipping cream, making small amounts of curry paste and marinades that is too small in volume for a food processor.
    Mine didn't come with a tall jug so I use the stainless steel cups that's for milkshakes and it's great.

    I still need my food processor for high volume things such as making breadcrumbs, mincing meat and prawn for spring rolls etc.

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