Blenders are generally a little on the ugly side, so the stylish designs that Russell Hobbs are providing with their Desire range are quite welcome! Today we’re taking a look at the Russell Hobbs 18510. Let’s see if it works as good as it looks!
As we already mentioned, the Desire is a looker! The motor is housed in the sleek black and red casing that is the signature style of the Desire range, and will therefore look right at home on most kitchen worktops.
One of the good things about the Desire Jug Blender is that it comes with a glass jug. Glass blenders are not only more robust, but they tend to be much easier to clean too. It has a decent 1.5 litre capacity, which should be enough space to whip up soups and smoothies for a small family.
The 18510 has a 600 watt motor, which isn’t the most powerful in the world, but is certainly enough for all the blending tasks you’d want to use it for in the home. It has 2 speeds for blending foods of varying toughness, and a pulse mode for blending in short bursts. In practice, we find that the pulse mode is used the most as it gives much more precise control over the end result.
One of the unique things about this blender is its stainless steel blade. It has 6 points, instead of the usual 4, meaning it can blend more food with each turn; making the Desire more efficient. The blade is fully removable too, which makes both it and the jug much easier to clean when you’re done.
We found that most blenders were cheapest at Amazon.co.uk, including the Russell Hobbs 18510 which is currently available for 34% off.
Russell Hobbs 18510 Jug Blender Features and Specifications
- 1.5 litre glass jug – sturdy and long lasting
- 600 watt motor – 2 speeds + pulse mode
- Unique 6 point stainless steel blade – blends more efficiently than a standard 4 point blade
- Removable blade – makes for easy cleaning
- Stylish black and red design
Customer Feedback and Reviews
We weren’t able to gather a huge amount of customer comments for the Russell Hobbs 18510, however those that we did get our hands on were very positive.
As we expected, people liked the looks of this blender, saying that it looks even better in real life than it does in the picture. As well as looking good, customers reported that it feels well made and sturdy too. In particular, the glass jug feels very durable.
The Desire food blender isn’t full of bells, whistles and gimmicks, and as such everybody found it very easy to use. Simply throw in your ingredients, screw on the lid, and use the dial on the front to select the mode you require. There are 2 speeds, and a pulse mode.
Overall, people said that the machine does its job very well. People had used it to blend everything you’d expect, such as smoothies, milkshakes and soups. The blades are efficient, creating smooth results, and you can use the pulse mode if you like things a bit more chunky! Everybody reported that the Desire blends very well, with no fuss or bother at all.
When you’re done with the blending, people said that’s it’s nice and easy to clean. Simply pop out the blades and rinse everything under the tap, or if you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher you can simply shove everything in there and forget about it!
The price of this machine is very reasonable too. It’s the cheapest blender with a glass jug that you’ll find (around £20 cheaper than comparable machines), so it’s actually rather a bargain!
There are cheaper blenders around, but the problem with them is the flimsy plastic jugs that they come with. On the other hand, for £10 more the Russell Hobbs 18510 Desire provides excellent results with a durable glass jug that’s going to last much longer. This is definitely a hit as far as we’re concerned.