Every home baker needs her tools, and there’s none better than the multipurpose Philips Avance Collection Kitchen Machine HR7954/01 for whipping up sweet treats easily. It even doubles as a food processor and blender!
Get perfect batter with the stand mixer attachment of this nifty kitchen helper. A seven-speed control knob with pulse function gives you full control over the texture of your batter. Multiply that by the three attachments you could use, and the possibilities are numerous. The bulb-shaped balloon whisk and paddle attachment perform exceptionally well thanks to the “Planetary Mixing Action” feature that has the tools moving forward and backwards. You get a more thorough mix of ingredients – and more quickly too – than when the tools only spin and move in a simple circle. Its well-designed kneading hook mimics hand-kneading movements, for smooth and lump-free dough. And the large 4-litre mixer bowl has ample space to hold dough for two loaves of bread or four 12-inch pizzas.
PROCESS AND BLEND
The machine also comes with a food-processor attachment and a blender. The former lets you crush biscuits to create a solid tart base, work flour and butter together to form a fine crumble, or process nuts into powder to dust over a cake. With the 900-watt motor, hard ingredients such as nuts are easily ground in less time. There are also dedicated discs that slice, chop, shred and granulate ingredients, giving you more ways to prepare decorative elements for cakes and other dishes. Replace the food processor with the powerful 1.5-litre blender and its fourstar blade to puree fruits, vegetables and more, for sauces, dips and juices.
COMPACT, SAFE AND EASY TO CLEAN
While being able to bake up a storm in the kitchen is important, safety is key too, which is why Philips has ensured that the machine is not only easy to use, but also safe to handle. Suction feet at the bottom of the device hold it in place while the powerful motor processes your food, sparing you the worry that the machine might slip and cause a mess. Despite its multitude of uses, the Philips Avance Collection Kitchen Machine is a cinch to operate – its simple lift, twist and unlock functions make it easy to clean the dishwashersafe parts. And the compact gadget’s flat top and rounded edges make it a breeze to stow away.
1. Measure out your ingredients before you start to mix them, in case you get distracted midway.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients first before adding the wet ones – this helps to keep the batter lump-free.
3. To break up large air bubbles for a smooth batter, adjust the mixer to a lower speed.
To check out the Philips Avance Collection Kitchen Machine, $399 (UP: $469), visit major electrical stores or go to www.philips.com.sg for more information.