If you’re looking into adding another piece of appliance to your kitchen collection, the Smeg blender is an excellent choice. Not only will it help you get things done more efficiently, its iconic 50s look will also add style to your counter or shelf. Its die-cast aluminum body in various glossy colors and polished chrome accents is a head turner.

 

A blender is one of the best purchases you can make, it supercharges you so you can work faster with less effort. It’s also very versatile. In a previous article, we’ve talked about how it’s an indispensable partner in the pursuit of better health. 

 

But the benefits of having a blender stretch beyond the preparation of smoothies, shakes, and juices.

 

 

Sauces

 

You can use a blender to prepare a vital dish component: sauce. Sauces enhance the taste, texture, and appearance of food, sauces can make or break your creation. A blender binds liquids quicker and more effectively resulting in flavors combining well and a mixture that’s exceptionally smooth. If you prefer to keep your sauce coarse, you will notice how the aromatics of the ingredients combine excellently after blending. The Smeg blender is equipped with a double stainless steel blade. Its movement is adjustable to four speed settings to meet whatever consistency you’re aiming for. The blade is removable, which makes cleaning after use very convenient. 

 

 

Omelettes and Pancakes

 

Mornings are brighter when the omelette or scrambled egg is fluffier. A few seconds in the blender make a whole lot of difference in the egg mixture, it leaves the frying pan lighter and less dense. You may also use a blender to properly incorporate the dry and wet ingredients of your pancake batter. Be careful to not overmix though, otherwise you will end up with chewy pancakes.

 

The Smeg blender has a smooth start function which allows gradual acceleration to the selected speed, this keeps you in control. Also, this prevents too much splashing on the lid and sides of the jug, therefore resulting in a more efficient blend. The Smeg blender’s non-slip base provides a solid and stable grip on the table or counter, preventing any accidents while the motor's going.

 

Cocktails

 

If you take bartending seriously, you can’t do without a blender because every party requires some frozen margarita and daiquiri. To prepare the best, you will need a powerful blender that can work through chunks of ice like the heavy-duty, 800W-motor of the Smeg blender that includes an ice crusher function. The other two functions are smoothie (for thick and creamy concoctions) and pulse (to speed up the blending as necessary, at a touch of a key).  The Smeg blender’s 1.5 liter, BPA-free Tritan jug makes an average of six servings, just about right for one round for a small group.

 

 

Bottle-to-Go

 

But if you’re going solo, you can prepare a single serving of your choice of beverage using the special 600 ml bottle-to-go accessory. It has its own dedicated blade unit making it possible to blend directly inside the bottle. All you have to do is attach the small bottle to the blender base and then let it whirl. Once done, there’s no need to pour the contents to a separate container, you can bring the bottle with you. Just remove it from the base, unscrew the blade assembly, replace it with the twist-on, spill-proof lid, and it’s all set for wherever you’d like to carry it. The bottle-to-go looks fancy with its sleek shape and embossed Smeg logo, and it is lightweight but tough. 

 

You can get the Smeg blender now at P14,995.00, and the Blender Bottle-To-Go at P2,595! Visit the Smeg Experience Center at Park Terraces in Makati or Design Center in Mandaue. Or shop online at www.smegphilippines.com, Lazada, BeautyMNL, and Abenson. For inquiries, message the Smeg concierge at sales@smegphilippines.com or @smegphilippines on Instagram and @smegph on Facebook.