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Smeg HBF02PBAU review

880g weight. Priced at $259.

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We recommend stick blenders that earn an overall score of 80% or above.

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The CHOICE Expert Rating for stick blenders that can process hard and soft foods is made up of performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Ease of use score View more details.

We assess the general comfort and grip of the stick blender, how easy the controls are to use and how easy it is to clean. 

Performance score View more details.

In the past we've found all stick blenders to be excellent for blending and emulsifying so we now only conduct chopping and processing tests on models that come with a separate chopper/processor.

Chopping score View more details.

We test stick blenders that come with a separate chopper/processor attachment and our home economist tests them by assessing their ability to chop carrots evenly.

Processing score View more details.

We test stick blenders that come with a separate chopper/processor attachment by making a pesto sauce, assessing the blender's ability to process the ingredients evenly.

Ease of cleaning score View more details.

We assess how easy the stick blender is to clean, which contributes to our ease of use score.

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The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in shops for options.

$259
Jug capacity (mL) View more details.

Not all stick blenders come with a jug, but we've listed the capacity where applicable.

Weight (g)
880
Website
smeg.com.au
Food processing ability View more details.

This refers to stick blenders that come with food processing accessories that give it the ability to chop, slice or grate via a feed-in chute or slicing/grating discs.

Grinding attachment or ability View more details.

This refers to stick blenders that have a small bowl with a single removable blade (not any slicing discs), which is ideal for chopping small amounts of nuts, herbs and spices.

Crushed ice ability View more details.

The instructions will usually state if the stick blender is able to crush ice.

Whisk attachment View more details.

A whisk attachment is great for whipping cream.

Yes
Removable shaft
Yes
Dishwasher safe
Not all parts, mostly top dishwasher shelf. See manufactures instructions.

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