Continuing the series, is it just me or does everything containing the word “KEN” have extraordinary talent, exquisite design, and unsurpassable quality? At least, the Kenwood HB724 hand blender is no exception.
After boiling some potatoes it was time to put the “Potato Puree” attachment to work.
No ordinary attachment this, it would more aptly be named “potato auger:” it contains a reduction gear and a black plastic paddle, and the potatoes are lifted upwards and pressed through the holes.
Here you can see the potatoes as they are squeezed through the holes, helping to puree them.
Finally, although I am not showing it here, cleanup is a snap. The plastic auger blade detaches from the assembly, and you clean everything up with just a gentle rinsing with warm running water.
Overall comments and feedback
The reduction gear ensures the auger blade turns at the perfect speed to puree potatoes. The size of the holes through which the potato puree passes are perfectly designed. And I was pleasantly surprised: this device worked very well with the very small number of potatoes I cooked (some devices really only work when you have a large amount of potatoes).
Was it worth it?
Negatives & Suggestions to Kenwood for improvement?
Further reviews on this topic needed?
No. I didn’t mention it here because I didn’t use it or describe it above – because I think nobody would believe it – but something happened that I myself can hardly believe. I cooked my potatoes without peeling the skin. After multiple cycles of the potato auger the skins were all filtered out from the potato puree and kept within the auger housing – in effect, the Kenwood acted as a potato skin filter! This is an added bonus – but it is so wonderful, I think it would almost be straining credibility for me to mention this!
Would I do this again?
No fuss no muss – I’d use the Kenwood for freshly mashed potatoes every day of the week and twice on Sundays! Here I want to re-iterate, for the second time, the philosophy of use, or PoU: I kept the Kenwood power unit permanently plugged in and sitting on my kitchen countertop, ready for action. So at a moment’s notice and without any effort at all, I could bring out the attachments I needed.