The latest stick blender available in the UK from FEM (Foodservice Equipment Marketing) is the new Storm Stick, manufactured by Sirman.
The Storm Stick is designed to blend large volumes within pots and pans and reduce manual handling and washing up.
The blender is also said to be heavy duty, sturdy and robust, as well as lightweight, thanks to its fibreglass ABS body.
The stainless steel 160mm shaft should reach into deep bowls and pans and is detached for cleaning and storage. Its handle is designed to be comfortable to hold and use when blending capacities of up to 15litres.
The 0.27Hp motor drives the cutlery steel knives at 12,500rpm to cut though ingredients. A trigger switch enables continuous blending. The Storm blender features a patented cooling system which should prevent it from burning out when used for back-to-back blending.
The blade guard is claimed to reduce splashing and allow the mixture to freely pass-through, while a safety device prevents the blender from being switched on by mistake. It also benefits from IPX3 protection and a quick coupling device.
The list price for FEM’s Sirman Storm Stick blender is £265 plus VAT. The unit measures 74mm x 145mm x 450mm and is available from FEM distributors with a 1 year back-to-base parts and labour warranty.