Monday, February 23, 2015

#CreateFearlessly with Hamilton Beach - OTG & Hand Mixer Unboxing & Use

This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, BE FEARLESS, and above all have fun” – Julia Child

So Hamilton Beach, a well known American appliances company sent me a roll top OTG (Oven, Toaster, Griller) and a Classic hand mixer because I am a 'sweet toothed baker'. The term does 100% justice to me because I love to bake, cakes especially, and I love to eat them as much!

The products arrived well packed and the packaging is really compact and cute! I just couldn't wait to open it and show it to you guys! Take a look at the unboxing video:

Links to the products for specification : Roll top OTG and Classic hand mixer. Main features of both:

Easy Reach 4-Slice Toaster Oven:
  • 1200 Watts
  • 12 litre capacity
  • Fits 9" Pizza
  • Bake, broil and toast settings
  • 30 minute timer
  • Front-access crumb tray
  • 2 skewers for kebabs
  • Superior quality product with all metal body and Stainless steel finish for durability
  • External Unit Dimensions (cm)
    • 22.9 x 40.9 x 30.3

Classic Hand Mixer :
  • Snap-on storage case
  • 290 Watts peak power makes mixing easy
  • Convenient mixing features including QuickBurst™ button and Bowl Rest™
  • Versatile attachment set includes traditional beaters, wire beaters and whisk
  • Brushed stainless steel
  • The mixer resting on it's snap on cover.

Hands on - Classic Hand Mixer

The mixer has beat the cake batter to make it fluffy and creamy!

The OTG while preheating
Pineapple Upside Down Cake all set to be baked
My overall review of the OTG-

The roll-top easy access dome shape is just too good. It saves space, looks good in the kitchen and is easy to use with the basic timer and temperature functions so that even a newbie can use it without any hassle. Though it is a perfect appliance when it comes to making toasts, pizzas and even cookies; it is not the best choice for baking cakes or bake dishes. Because most standard sized molds will not fit in. The heart shape mold I used to bake the cake just fit in, but was pretty close to the upper hot rod and hence was not a good idea. Maybe loafs will be doable too, but definitely not cakes.

The removable tray is an ingenious idea, it's so easy to remove the crumbs and clean it! Also the roll-top cover comes off too. So cleaning this appliance is something even the husband can easily do. :P

Also, there is a warning sign that states: If contents ignite, keep door closed and unplug oven. That is pretty scary, almost as of this happens a lot of times? Also, the timer is only for a maximum of 30 minutes, the recipe I had needed 45 minutes of baking, so I had to put it for 15 more minutes once it finished the 30. I love the "ting" sound it makes when time's up! Good ol' fashion!

I'm going to continue using my old convention to bake cakes, but for toasts, pizzas and open faced sandwiches, this is my new love!

My overall review for the hand mixer-

The 6 speeds plus burst mode are simply awesome! The hand mixer is sturdy and powerful. I wish the chord was a little longer though. Also, the snap on cover does not seem to "snap" really, or maybe I am not doing it properly. But for a baker like me, it is a must have!

Hamilton Beach is here in India with a whole lot of home appliances! And their website also has recipes according to the product, how cool is that!

Disclaimer: This blog is a part of Blogadda's campaign for Hamilton Beach India.

1 comment:

  1. I was a little nervous about this 2 slice toasters r at first. I was a little afraid it wouldn't be big enough. It was the ONLY toaster I read about on line however that had NO negative reviews so I finally just bit the bullet and ordered it and I love it! Once you get used to the way this one cooks, its perfect!