Every kitchen needs a set of tools. Sometimes, that just means a bowl or plate and the microwave. (An eating utensil might come in handy, too.) Other times, it seems that meal preparation requires every kitchen tool in the house. In any event, to keep things mixing, chopping, slicing and blending smoothly, it's important to have the right tool for the job. Or in this case, all of the tools.
The Breville All-In-One Immersion Blender and Food Processor ($199) combines the versatility of a food processor with the convenience of a stick blender. An evolution from Breville's Control Grip set, the new device adds a feed tube to the food processor work bowl, allowing it to more closely mimic a traditional unit.
Included in the set are a variety of prep tools designed to tackle any number of cooking tasks -- from quick microwave meals to multi-ingredient masterpieces. In addition to the variable speed control offered by the 280-watt motor, the kitchen gadget comes with a 6-cup processing bowl. Attachments include a standard blending wand, a reversible shredding disc, an adjustable slicing disc, a masher, a whisk, and an S-blade. The compact design and easy operation bring it all together, allowing for quick use for whatever is on the menu.