I think that we can all agree that December is soup weather. There’s nothing nicer than tucking into a warm bowl of soup with crusty bread…especially when you have a new kitchen tool to test out!
The new KitchenAid Cordless line takes your favourite KitchenAid products and cuts the cord- allowing you a little more freedom in the kitchen. The countertop appliance line includes a hand mixer, hand blender, and cordless chopper.
In each cute package lies a powerful product, available in 7 signature colours. The chopper has a 5 cup capacity and can chop 40 onions before you need to charge it again. The hand mixer only needs to be charged for 10 minutes, and it can stir up a cake. On a full charge, it can make a whopping 200 cookies!
The fact that you don’t have to be tethered to a socket is life-changing, especially in smaller kitchens! We just got a new stove, and it doesn’t have an outlet like the old one did. That means that there isn’t a convenient place to plug in small appliances. KitchenAid was kind enough to supply me with the Cordless Hand Blender in Charcoal Grey, but my opinions are my own.
The hand blender can blend 25 bowls of soup on a single charge. It has rechargeable battery, and you can control the speed with how firm you press the trigger switch. I would say that this blender is a little heavier than my corded KitchenAid hand blender, but not by much.
So what’s in the box? There’s a handy cup to blend directly in, the charger and a pot protector so that you don’t scrape your pots.
After a quick charge and super easy assembly, I was ready to make my go to Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.
First, I chopped up my butternut squash and tossed it in olive oil, salt and black pepper along with onions and red pepper. Then I roasted them in the oven until tender.
Next, I put the roasted veggies on the stove to soften.
After adding in chicken stock…
It was time to give it all a good mix with my hand blender.
As you can tell from the splatters, it got a little messy! The speed was easy to control with the pressure-sensitive button. In no time, my soup was blended, smooth, and ready to eat after simmering on the stove.
I garnished the soup with some crispy bacon (okay, a lot) and some goat cheese. It was delicious!
Clean up was a breeze, and I’m looking forward to what I can make next. Maybe some hummus! Check out the entire line at KitchenAid.ca