Smokey Chilli-Lime Hummus & a KitchenAid Artisan Deluxe Hand Blender giveaway!

April 26, 2013
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My kitchen blender dramas have been well documented, but if you missed the various rants, in short at the end of last year both my immersion hand blender and mini-food processor went on to the big kitchen in the sky.

As a result, for a little while I was without any way to make drinks, soups, spreads and cheesecake.


First world problem? Yes, of course. But I do live in a first world country, and we do like our weekend smoothies. In any case, KitchenAid was kind enough to send me a hand blender to try out when mine died and boy did I give it a work out over the past few months.

Then the other day this showed up – a just released KitchenAid Deluxe Hand Blender from their Artisan range…

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In addition to all my blending issues being solved, I now have one to giveaway so yours could be too!

The KitchenAid Artisan Deluxe Hand Blender is a pretty good little tool. The 5-speed grip not only clicks into an immersion stick blender, a chopper and a whisk, but the stick has 3 separate stainless steel bell-blade attachments for all different uses.

Really handy features:

  • Immersion blender is stronger than expected. While making a smoothie with frozen bananas and ice cubes I thought it wasn’t really blending – then I realised the entire mixture was smooth already. It made quick work of hummus and I’ll be putting it through its paces soon enough with some Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream.
  • The blender jug and chopper bowl have a rubber ring around the base so they don’t move around – I love this feature. They are BPA free too.
  • Blender jug has a lid that the bell blade fits through for splash protection. A guard for the bell-blades clip-on to protect your pans if pureeing straight from the stove.
  • Pretty much everything twists apart for easy cleaning.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The chopper is a chopper not a food processor – the smaller blade is perfect for chopping nuts, breadcrumbs, eggs and herbs but for thicker things like hummus and large amounts of liquid keep with the immersion stick blender.
  • You have to match up the arrows to get the stick to click into the grip properly – an art director somewhere made the arrows as light as possible as to not distract from the overall design but they can be a bit hard to see in a poorly lit kitchen. I have a poorly lit kitchen. Once you know where they are it isn’t an issue however.
  • There are some plastic parts, but the important components like the bells and blades are all metal.

Ok, so the bit you’ve been waiting for…

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How to WIN your very own KitchenAid Artisan Deluxe Hand Blender

UPDATE the giveaway has now ended – congratulations to Terese from Tasmania – I hope you enjoy your new hand blender!

See that little entry tool just below? It lists all sorts of ways you can enter – like leaving a comment about what you would make first, tweeting about the giveaway, liking 84th & 3rd on Facebook, and subscribing to receive new posts via email.

Just remember, only entries recorded in the little tool will count! Giveaway open from 9 am Friday 26 April – midnight Thursday 2 May [Sydney time]

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Giveaway open to readers with an Australian mailing address. If you win and want to give it to your mother for Mother’s Day, major brownie points for you; if you want to keep it for yourself, go right ahead!


And before I go I’ll leave you with a quick recipe for a great twist on hummus, you could of course make it with this hand blender [see what I did there]. It may have been spread over pretty much everything I ate for weeks.






Thanks to KitchenAid Australia/New Zealand for the giveaway. The KitchenAid Artisan Deluxe Hand Blender retails for AU $249.00 and is in stores from this month. Don’t forget to sign up to the KitchenAid Top Table monthly newsletter for recipes, product information and local demo locations.

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69 Responses to Smokey Chilli-Lime Hummus & a KitchenAid Artisan Deluxe Hand Blender giveaway!

  1. melissa darr on April 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    This blender would be FANTASTIC for pureeing my 8 months old food and making green smoothies for myself. My current blender is so LOUD it requires me to use it in the garage because it makes my son cry! :-)

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      oh no! fingers crossed for you :)

  2. milkteaxx on April 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

    this hummus looks amazing, ive been into making dips and purees with flatbread and crackers lately! and i would love this blender as mine was officially certified dead last night when i poured all my ingredients into it and it wouldn’t move! grrr!

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      argh how frustrating!

  3. Sophie - thestickyandsweet on April 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

    What to make first? I like the ‘go faster red’ KitchenAid so I would matchy-match with a raspberry cheesecake or maybe a red capsicum macadamia dip.

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      ooooh love the sound of the dip! and the cheesecake of course ;)

  4. Katy on April 26, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I’ve wanted a stick blender for ages, but been worried about their power. The KitchenAi Artisan Deluxe hand blender sounds excellent. If i won this I would have to make this amazing chilli and lime hummus. It looks healthy and tasty!

  5. S Armstrong on April 26, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Guacamole and some Salsa – yummm

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      yum is right! It’s perfect for chopping things for salsa (although I always just use a fork for guac ;))

  6. Shez on April 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

    The temperatures are cooling and that leaves me with a hankering for soup! (and, better yet, soup that I don’t have to precariously tip into a blender, and then tip back out again, in batches, for that velvety finish). I can only justice hoe useful this little gadget would be for that.

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      yes! one of my favourite things about hand blenders

  7. I Nicholson on April 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I keep a range of chilli sauces in the fridge so I would start mincing the chilli/spice paste with the KitchenAid handblender!

  8. Kristine on April 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I’d start off with a creamy coffee smoothie. Then I’d probably pulverize some fresh bread crumbs, just for good measure.

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      ohh both excellent ideas!

  9. Deborah on April 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I would make a delicious tomato basil soup!

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) on April 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I eat hummus daily, love the flavors you combined here!

  11. Monica on April 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    The fist thing that I’d make is homemade mayonnaise with fresh eggs because it’s a versatile base for salad dressings, dips, sauces and sandwich spread.

  12. Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon on April 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I adore hummus. It is one of the cornerstones of my diet! Thefirst thing I would make is this hummus. It looks like such a tasty variation!

  13. Glenda on April 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    This little beauty would be a much welcomed addition to my kitchen. The very first thing I would make is pesto – I always like to have it on hand as it is a family favourite closely followed by your delicious looking hummus.

  14. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) on April 26, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I’d make a pureed vegetable soup for sure– maybe asparagus soup!

  15. Deepa Gopinath on April 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Ohhhh what to make? Perhaps a nice pesto or hummus……

  16. thelittleloaf on April 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Ah, I wish this competition was open to UK readers! Never mind, I can ogle that lovely hummus instead :-)

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Sorry about that, but enjoy the hummus :)

  17. Terese Smith on April 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Because the winter weather came to Tassie with a blast this week, I think a great big pot of potato and leek soup

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Excellent idea Terese

  18. Virginia on April 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I would love to make a tomato and olive tapenade. i’m yet to find a brand i like so it would be awesome to make it myself!

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Loving all these recipe ideas!

  19. Virginia on April 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    p.s. i forgot to say the hummus looked delicious!

  20. Rebecca Bird on April 27, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I’d use the whisk to make a pavlova, my mum’s favourite :)

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      yay mum!

  21. Steph S. on April 27, 2013 at 4:26 am

    If I won this amazing little blender, I’d be making guacamole every day!

  22. Rebecca P. on April 27, 2013 at 6:37 am

    love hummus, this looks like an awsome flavor to try!

  23. Kathleen on April 27, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I would whip up a lovely, spicy black bean dip to nosh on with pita chips.

  24. Kathleen on April 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

    After I entered, I noticed I need to live in Australia to win…sigh…I should read the entire post first..*hangs head in shame*

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Aw sorry! No shame though, redemption via spicy black bean dip ;D

  25. Hannah on April 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Creamy creamy noochy broccoli soup.

  26. Katie on April 27, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I love smokey hummus it’s one of the stables in our household though I’ve never added chilli before. My next girls night I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a whirl. Thanks so much JJ!

  27. Hannavel on April 27, 2013 at 11:48 am

    First of all, let me say that I enjoy you blog and most especially your pics on IG! ? Anyway, I was looking forward to having a chance to win your free blender/mixer but now bummed that it’s only open if you have an Australian address….which I don’t have! ???????? like you, I have a dilemma on what blender to get. Got a gift of two different brands in the past three years but each has broke and had not lived up to my expectations! I’ve never (and i mean, Never!) owned a KitchenAid mixer/blender as they usually cost more than my budget could afford! **sigh** I guess I would have to wait for another chance to have one! To all who entered, goodluck and to whoever WINs, happy mixing/blending in your new KitchenAid! ????

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Glad you enjoy the blog and pics :)

  28. Hannavel on April 27, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Oh, IF I win this KitchenAid, I can’t wait to make the Guacamole Pico de Gallo (for snack)&/or the Basil & Pesto (for lunch).

  29. Dyane C. on April 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I want to make my own sauces and dips such as raw applesauce and spicy ginger hummus. My current food processor is a pain to cleanup and it is permanently attached to a blender, very odd contraption — I need to think about upgrading!

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      I almost got one of those years ago but it always seemed clunky! I tend to not upgrade till I grind them into the ground ;D

  30. Rachel on April 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Guacamole! mmmm Then I’d have a mexican fiesta.

  31. meredith on April 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I would make a fun creamy summer soup

  32. rebecca shockley on April 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Cupcakes and sweets

  33. kare on April 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I was going to suggest my favourite pumpkin hummus until I read the smokey chili & lime hummus recipe which sounds divine! I’d also use the blending stick to whip up some south of the border ancho chili infused black bean soup.

    • JJ on April 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Oh that sounds fantastic!

  34. Bettina Voss on April 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Basil & walnut pesto. Yum. Dips of all kinds. Soups in winter… Too much to choose from. X

  35. Jennifer B. on April 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Powdered coffee? So disgusting,
    Real coffee flavour. Always lusting.
    Everyone loves my coffee icecream…
    Using the Turbopro Stick whipping cream and grinding FRESH coffee beans!

  36. Ross on April 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Smooth rich pumpkin soup

  37. Jen @JuanitasCocina on April 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Well, I’d probably start off with this gorgeous hummus!

  38. Soley on April 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I’m so excited to make this! My hand blender just broke.. I would make this, my morning porridge/smoothie sorbets and cake and some nice vegan ice cream. I’d use it every day probably many times a day.

  39. A on April 28, 2013 at 5:47 am

    looks delish!

  40. Melissa on April 28, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I always want to blend soup while it is still in the pot!

  41. Stef Coupns on April 28, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I’d love to make mashed potatoes!

  42. Amanda Barciszewski on April 29, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I would make pea soup in a heart beat.

  43. sharon on April 29, 2013 at 2:27 am

    I just made this hummus it is great!
    I used my vitamix but then had to scrape the blades and clean it out.

    I could make smoothies and hummus without the dreaded clean up!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Pat on April 29, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I would make some summer salsa!

  45. Kalai on April 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Strawberry milkshake! My daughter would love me (even more)

  46. Kat on April 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I’d make a nice smoked salmon dip, yummy!! I have seen these or something similar being used on My Kitchen Rules, I think they are brilliant, definitely on my wish list now!

  47. brenda hayes on April 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I want that hummus right now! I would add rosemary instead of the hot peppers.

  48. Yamila on May 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Hi, If I had the kitchenAid Artisan I would make a simple tomato sauce by processing some whole tomatoes, then I would cook my sauce and then I would make some fresh pesto with whole walnuts to accompany my sauce all thrown together with yummy fresh pasta. My children would also eat this with so much gusto! We also would take advantage of the KitchenAid to make hummus. We currently make it a few times a week and spread it on bread avoiding butter! Thanks!

  49. Anna on May 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I’d be a happy mommy if I win this JJ! What should I make? I’d love to make some spicy cheese pimiento spread, some homemade salsa and guacamole for a seasonal Sunday Mexican feast! *fingers crossed*

  50. Swah on May 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I would make chili hummus!

  51. Simone N on May 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Im drooling kitchen Porn whoops hehe Kitchen Aid! First thing I would make is a definitely soup bases tomatoes, zucchini, endless really but I would be super keen to test this out on making my clump mash to soft cottons of fluff mash for the family ;)

  52. Amy on May 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    If I won the KitchenAid Artisan Deluxe Hand Blender, the first thing I would make is a huge batch of quality passata. I am pregnant and craving lasagne like crazy!

  53. Kyrstie@ A Fresh Legacy on May 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I have been meaning to make some macadamia butter but my hand mixer that I got when my now 5 year old was born is about to go to that same kitchen in the sky so I have been too scared to!

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  55. Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook on January 27, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This sounds great!

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