Philips Viva Collection HR1617

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Pros

  • Variable speed motor
  • Up and down action of blade makes belnding quicker
  • Easy to use even when messy

Cons

  • Difficult to control texture when blending
  • Not much to look at

Key Features

  • Review Price: £50.00
  • 650W power output
  • Multiple speed settings
  • Chopper, measuring cup and whisk accessories

At a Glance
The Philips Viva

Collection HR1617 is a 650W hand blender that goes beyond your basic

hand blender by including XL chopper accessory within a handy container

to help chop your ingredients, a measuring cup and a whisk attachment.

We Like
Philips

has included variable speed settings to make it easier for you to

monitor how quickly you blend your chosen delicacy. Although there are

only five settings to choose from, the range goes from 1 to 16 in terms

of blade speed, which works with a double action.

Not only does

the blade work in a circular fashion, but it also moves vertically too,

which makes the blending process a lot quicker.

The soft touch

buttons and grip make it easy to use even when your hands are getting a

bit mucky. It comes apart easily, which makes it very easy to clean.

A lightweight hand blender, the buttons on the Viva Collection are accessible and well positioned as well.

The

measuring jug also makes for a handy place to store all of the Viva

Collection accessories in one place, which is useful if you have a small

kitchen.

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We Don’t Like
Sometimes the Philips Viva

Collection is a little too good. Despite its variable speed settings,

it’s near impossible to get anything but an exquisitely smooth texture.

That’s perfect for soup, but if you want anything with a bit more

variation you’ll be disappointed.

Unfortunately, the Viva

Collection isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing hand blender we’ve come

across, but its power certainly doesn’t let it down.

Should I buy?
The

Philips Viva Collection hand blender is a fantastic, functional

addition to any kitchen. It’s quick, easy to use and is powerful enough

to make a puree out of anything we threw at it.

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