We bought a Breville BSB510W at the beginning of the year when chef Fran started to develop carpel tunnel using her old blender to make Waipoua Lodge’s signature dessert lemon souffle. Making as many souffles as Fran, problems can occur – the weight, start button, constant holding position and vibration were causing her middle finger to become numb and the vibration were going up through her wrist. In the morning the wrist was stiff and painful.
Great design features … from top to bottom
- Whilst the Breville BSB510 is actually heavier than Fran’s previous brand, the control grip design (with rubber non-slip section) means that you can rest the weight on the top of your fingers, the vibration is minimal and best of all there is a fantastic variable speed control switch!
- Attaching the stick wand and whisk on and off is a breeze – it clicks on and off and isn’t a twist lock which can become worn or even undo with the twisting motion of the end attachment.
- Fran had previously been REALLY frustrated with previous brands trying to align the lid of the mini blender bowl top but with the Breville it just drops easily into position.
- and finally the design of the stick wand if impresive – the cutting area becomes a fantastic vortex so that splattering is totally minimised and there is a rubber surface at the bottom to grip the bottom of the container.
Well done Breville – a brand which historically we have thought to be perhaps cheap and cheerful is now on our list of preferred brands!