The Russell Hobbs Desire RangeJanuary 15, 2014
I would have so liked to have had this worktop wonder when the girls were babies, as you can easily turn left boiled veg or cooked meat into a tasty purée. At present though it has earned it’s place in our kitchen when making my healthy mango and pineapple salsa, which assists me greatly in losing weight after the Christmas splurge. I also use the Mini Chopper for preparing salads to have at home or when I’m out.
I appreciate the fact that this item doesn’t come with too many accessories (only one rotary blade), which can be a pain to store, especially in our kitchen’s cosy cupboard space.
It’s really easy to use and set up. Like a normal blender you place the blade in first and then add your food, place the transparent lid on top followed by the one touch motor and voilà! You’re not only limited to salsas, you can also try pestos, pasta sauces or even a bread crumb mix for chicken goujons. In fact if it needs dicing or more then this is perfect!
The Slice & Go comes with 3 different attachments, one slicer and two graters, which I do prefer to a conventional grater. The hubby informs me that when doing the washing up it was a pleasure washing the graters compared to a normal grater. Another clever idea is the housing at the back of the device for two of the attachments when not being used.
There are two power settings, a continuous power for those moments when feeding certain vegetables requires two hands, and a pulse setting for controlled short bursts to obtain the optimum speed.
To use the Slice & Go prep your desired veg into slices so they can be fed into the top funnel, which then becomes sliced or grated and sent out of the serving spout. The girls especially enjoyed using this device and I felt a lot more comfortable letting them use this than chopping vegetables with a knife, so it’s a child friendly way of them helping me with preparing dinner. In turn it should hopefully maintain their love of eating vegetables.