Ever since the culinary cult was born in me, I have been on the look out for experimenting stuff, not only with food but with the latest avant-garde in this field. That got a boost, as my Dad was also a person who ventured out into things that made the domestic work easy and more professional and that support is continuing still as my better-half is also a techie. So we go out all the way and obtain whatever we can, so that the work load is reduced and it comes in handy for my work. It has become all the more interesting and adventuresome as our lil ones are also master chefs and keeps updated of these technological developments. Infact we have become a tech savvy family :)).
We Indians are a lot who are the most in need of these technologies, as the kitchen arena consumes majority of the time in a day. Though a great lot of change has occurred over the course of years and especially last decade due to the rapid development in science and technology, I think a lot more have to be improved due to the detailed cooking of three main meals of a day. How to shorten it and how to compile each meal in the quickest and easiest way, now that is an art. For this, I’m going to share some of the latest technological advancement I use to make my chores easier and less messy. I have been planning this section ever since I launched my blog, but could not due to the personal commitments. My resolution for the new year is to bring my website into a full fledged utility site with not only recipes but the different aspects of the culinary world.
The first thing I’m going to take up is the heavy duty Cleanblend 3HP commercial blender. This is one of the things which cannot be avoided by a keen culinary enthusiast. For me, its a must since smoothies, soups and dips are part of our everyday meals, not to mention my blogging career. I was eyeing in for a Vitamix but felt it is really on the higher side regarding the pricing. Also I wanted to share something thats affordable for many, so that things become easier for everyone. Cleanblend is available online for half the price of Vitamix. Be careful to check the watts before buying it. Since it was a birthday gift for me, my family just got excited and blindly ordered it and we got the machine in US specifications. We had to put in more effort and some more money to get a converter to make it work. So always check the watts used in your country before going in for an online purchase of electrical appliances and equipments.
Cleanblend has all the features of Vitamix to the extent that you could easily mistake cleandblend for a Vitamix. I make smoothies, fresh juices, purees, both hot and cold, soups, dips and sauces. Blending the ice and even grinding the batter is also done in this machine. My lil one whiz up garlic sauce every other day in minutes in this wonderful machine. For me blending the hot spice mixes, soups and puree have become so easy and less time consuming these days due to the clean blend. Usually I wait for hours to blend the hot stuff. Since I follow a diet regime, its easy for me to whiz up my breakfast smoothies in minutes and get out of the kitchen. You can also make nut butter, mayo and all the like in this category.
Features at a glance:
- Comes with a shatter-proof, BPA free, 64 ounce jar
- Stainless steel blade with a sealed metal drive
- 3 horsepower motor (1,800 watts)
- Comes with a tamper
- Manual controls with variable speed and pulse options
- 5 year warranty
- Has commercial grade power at a price of a mid-range blender
- Easy to use controls
- Comes with a large jug that is BPA free
- Very tall, may not fit under smaller countertops
- No preset options – everything is manual
- Very loud
Cleaning of the this product is simple. Just by filling it half full with warm water, adding a couple drops of dishwashing liquid, then running it at the lowest speed setting between 30 to 60 seconds. Don’t forget to cover the jar.
Just make sure to clean this immediately after using it so that ingredients (particularly hard to clean ones like oil) don’t harden up and make cleaning almost impossible.
Motor 1,800 watts (3 HP)
Height 19″ (more or less)
Jug capacity 64 ounces (BPA Free and shatter-proof)
Blade Type 6 blade system
Max RPM N/A
Preset blending cycles None
We got it for around 800 UAE Dhs and plus the money for transportation. Its available for $200 and below these days.
Cleanblend backs this up with a 5 year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee. You can visit their site for all the other details.
Instant Garlic Sauce in Cleanblend
This garlic sauce hit our kitchen by storm. A big thank you to my SIL Saira Faisal for showing us this easy method of making garlic sauce. Ever since it has been the star of our meals. Kids just love this sauce. They have this for any and every dish. Above all, my work load reduced. If some Rotis and this sauce are there, my kids dinner is made up. My youngest son has become an expert and jiff this up in a nod:)).
This dip can be made within minutes. Couple of points to be noted.
Chill the milk before making this sauce. Add salt first and then the garlic and oil. Lime juice should be added in batches until it get really foamy in texture. And voila!!!!! you have an instant garlic sauce. the most important point, get a Cleanblend and make this sauce or any other. Our garlic sauce worked out perfect due to this blender especially the texture part. Nothing much to say. Just try this out.!!!!
Add the salt, garlic and oil and blend till a white liquid form is attained.
Add the milk and blend again till foamy.
Finally add lemon juice and sugar and blend till you get thick foamy sauce.
Enjoy the dip with grills, bakes and food of your choice.