Hi and a huge welcome to Steve’s Kitchen.
Today we’re going to be talking about stick blenders or stick mixers, I think they’re
one of the essential tools in the kitchen. I had to go out and buy one
today, the prices have gone up a little bit since I bought one last time. I used
to recommend about 40 to 60 dollars, this one was just a little bit shy of a
hundred, it does come with lots of little attachments and I think that’s why the
price has gone up somewhat. There still are some cheaper models out there but I
find the build quality is not so good, for instance I went into Aldi and Lidl,
they have some of these a lot cheaper but they just didn’t feel as good. I
opened this in the store and had a look and the build quality seemed great, it is of
course Breville again., I’m a big fan of Breville
it wasn’t intentional that I bought Breville this time but we went for it
and I’m going to unbox it now and show you why. Now it’s a lovely box as always with
the Breville, I love this sort of plum color, let’s get and open this, it should
be quite simple, I just pull out the cardboard. I’ve got this lovely cherry
red or plum red the Breville control grip manual, plug in, turn on, pull trigger.
We won’t be using that now. It’s all kind of simple I won’t bore you with pulling
this all out, I’ll get it out and you can join me in a second. Here is the control
unit, I’ve got a jug here and inside is a little pot which I think, haven’t
actually unwrapped that yet, it’s got a little food processor, let me take the
plastic cover off, it’s got a little food processing blade there and I think one
of the things they sell this product as is that this fits inside here, so it
keeps it all nice and compact. You have the whisk attachment, I’ve never
really used this part of the machine, I think whisking is far too easy to do by
hand but it’s another little extra attachment. I got a feeling this is a
sort of, combines as a sort of base and a lid, let’s just pull that off again and a
little lid for the jug so you can keep things fresh in there if you decide to
store it in the fridge but this is the piece that I’m interested in. This is the
stick blender, we’ve got a very nice long cable on here which is useful when
you’re working in the kitchen, a little protective
they on the blade and then of course pinch these two together and the base of
this unit comes off and that is for easy cleaning. Now this is nice, this is a
really solid sort of chrome built base unit, it should be quite easy to keep
clean. We’ve got the top grip unit, the Breville grip control here. I think that
just clips on, I don’t think you need to squeeze the sides, it’s quite ergonomic,
it’s got an adjustable speed on the top here. Now this is a 700 watt motor let’s
just plug it in and have a little listen. Now a word of warning, keep your fingers
away from the end of these machines they’re for immersion blending really and
let’s just give this a little listen. So not too noisy, okay so that’s going down
to the the slowest spin and up to the fastest spin. Now for most of what I’m
doing I’m going to be using the faster spin on this, so I’ll probably just set
it up high and use it like that. The idea of these stick blenders is they’re quite
versatile, you can take the base stick off and clip this onto this little food
processor unit and if you come in here you’ll see and that’s ideal for doing
herbs or pesto’s, I believe you could even make a nut butter with this. As I
say you’ve got a whisk attachment as well, oh that’s a noisy little thing but
I’ll be honest I’m probably never going to use this I like to hand whisk, you get
much better control. I love the little measuring jugs that come with these, I’ve
got a few of these now and they’re great. They’ve got the milliliters and the
fluid ounces on the side, I always think when I unbox something like this I
should give it a go, so lets get and make a nice simple pancake batter to test
this thing. We’ll keep this nice and simple, I’ve got a cup of flour, that’s about 125
grams. I’m going to add into there a cup of full cream milk, you could use butter
milk of course, would work really well. We’re sweetening our batter with a
tablespoon of sugar, a quarter teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of baking powder and
1 egg. Now we’ll take that stick mixer, pop it in to the mixture and we’re just going to blend that up until
we get a nice smooth Airy batter. Now disconnect the bottom of the stick mixer
and that’ll go nice and easy into the wash. Now it’s always going to be a good
idea to let your batter develop a little bit, let the flour bloom, maybe about 20
minutes 30 minutes, before you start making the pancakes.
Get your pan or skillet nice and hot, a tiny little bit of butter or oil, not too
much and then I’m going to pour a little bit of my pancake batter into the center
of the pan and just wait until you see those little bubbles start to appear,
which means the pancakes cooking through and then you can flip it over, cook the
other side and then you can stack these lovely Airy pancakes up into a nice
Tower, a little knob of butter and then some maple syrup or honey, if you like
and they are going to taste just fantastic. So pop my butter back on top and I’m
just going to cut through this stack of pancakes. Now of course there’s way too
many here I’ll just take a little bit off the top two, let’s give these
pancakes a try. Mmm so good but this video is not about pancakes and we,
finished that mouthful, this video is about an unboxing, your first look at the
Breville, what is it, control grip, now had to just check them for a moment, the
Breville control grip. It’s a nice unit, pretty solid I’ll be using it a lot
throughout the upcoming videos and as I say I paid a little shy of $100
Australian for this, which I thought was a little expensive but it does feel
pretty solid. I’d love to know in the comments down below how much this costs
where you are because I know in the US they pay quite a bit less for this sort
of equipment. Anyway share the love, give this video the thumbs up and we will see
you for a video featuring this and other things very shortly,
take care.

BREVILLE CONTROL GRIP Stick Blender – Unboxing, Review and Easy Pancakes

17 thoughts on “BREVILLE CONTROL GRIP Stick Blender – Unboxing, Review and Easy Pancakes

  • January 5, 2018 at 11:15 am
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    Big greeting Steve from North Africa:Morocco. Always Amazing.

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:18 am
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    I wonder Steve if I will be able to find it here.

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:19 am
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    Waw,it is delisiose

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:23 am
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    Hi!! Happy new year in 2018!! woowww!! Nice pancakes!! Taste delicious!! Good to use the control grip!!! Great cooking!! See U anytime!!

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    It is all about the Pancakes, it's only 5 weeks till Pancake day. 😱 I always make them, & my yorkshires with my trusty old Braun model. This one looks nice though Steve, especially with all the accessories. Take care. ❤🙂🐶

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:30 am
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    I just check my Walmart on-line and the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender is $159.59 – it looks like the same one you have with all the attachments

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  • January 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm
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    hi .happy new year in 2018

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  • January 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm
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    Breville Control Grip Immersion Blender is about $75 CDN here in Alberta at Best Buy. Can't find it online at Walmart so not sure if they handle it here. I'm not even sure of the brand of the one I have but it seems to work well for the little I use it.

    I'm more inclined to toss things into the food processor or mixer… or just stir it around with a spoon if I can manage it. LOL Hubby likes to use a spoon and he always makes the pancakes in our house so I'm good with however he does them. 😉 Honestly… we got our stick blender at a thrift store… one of my favourite places to buy small appliances. I think I paid $5 for it. People toss out nearly new appliances all the time and I don't mind that one bit. 😉

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  • January 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm
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    $72.99 on Amazon honey
    This is funny, Chuck bought me one (Farberware) yesterday for my bday
    and here you are doing an unboxing. Half the gadgets that came with it
    I'll never use, just wanted the blender.
    Opposite sides of the world thinking alike🎈

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  • January 5, 2018 at 2:35 pm
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    What's nice about this stick blender is that the base snaps on the stick instead of having to twist it on. I went through so many stick blenders and they all start loosing connection after a while.Down here in Canada its $144.99

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  • January 5, 2018 at 8:24 pm
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    HI Steve I am from California and our Prices for the Breville was 99.95- 129.00 I actually  have all Breville Small Appliances and Love them.  So Off i go to get you know what !! LOL just have to have it. Thank you for sharing.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:16 am
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    hey im pretty sure this model is 280 watt motor. couldn't find 700w

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  • September 26, 2018 at 6:01 pm
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    Steve, I'm planning on purchasing this Blender. It's $100 CDN at Best Buy. Do you know, will it mash rutabaga (turnip)?

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  • September 27, 2018 at 2:38 am
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    I believe I paid US$91.00.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 2:53 am
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    It's october 2018 and this unit costs just under $100.00 US at Amazon.

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  • May 19, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    I just bought mine today and found it on sale for $89.99+tax in Canada. Tax is 13%.

    I love Breville so I thought this was a steal, especially for its multipurpose use.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    I have one that appears to be identical, but it is only 280 watts as someone else suggested.

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