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Russell Hobbs product_191 Product User Manual
Read the instructions and keep them safe. If you pass the blender on, pass on the
instructions too. Remove all packaging, but keep it till you know the blender works.
important safeguards
Follow basic safety precautions, including:
1 This blender must only be used by a responsible adult. Use and store the blender
out of reach of children.
2 Don’t put the motor unit in liquid, don’t use it in a bathroom, near water, or
3 Unplug before dismantling or cleaning.
4 The blender is fitted with a safety switch to prevent the motor operating unless the
jug is in place. Don’t use this to switch the blender on and off.
5 Switch off (Y) before fitting the jug to the motor unit.
6 Switch off (Y) and wait till the blades come to a complete stop before removing the
lid from the jug, and before removing the jug from the motor unit.
7 Don’t use the blender unless the lid is in place.
8 Don’t fill with anything hotter than you can comfortably handle (i.e. liquid
temperature below 40°C).
9 When blending hot liquids, put a hand on the lid to hold it in place.
10 Don’t put your hand into the jug, even when it’s been removed for
cleaning – the blades are sharp.
11 Take great care when handling the blade unit.
12 Don’t put any other object (spoon, spatula, etc.) into the jug while the blender is
plugged in.
13 Don’t leave the blender unattended while plugged in.
14 Sit the motor unit on a dry, firm, level surface, close to a power socket and out of
reach of children.
15 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
16 Keep the blender and the cable away from hotplates, hobs or burners.
17 Don’t let the jug overflow. If liquid gets under the motor unit, it may be sucked into
the motor, damaging it.
18 Don’t fill the jug above the 1250ml mark – if you do, the contents may force the lid
off when you start the motor.
19 Don’t run the motor for more than 3 minutes, or it may overheat. After 3 minutes,
switch off for at least 3 minutes, to let the motor cool.
20 Don’t use the blender for any purpose other than those described in these
21 Don’t run the blender empty, it may overheat.
22 Don’t use the blender if it’s damaged or malfunctions.
23 If the cable is damaged, return the blender, in order to avoid hazard.
household use only
before using for the first time
Turn to “care and maintenance” on page 5 and clean the blender, to remove any
manufacturing residues, dust, etc.
1 Sit the motor unit on a dry, firm, level surface, close to a power socket and out of
reach of children.
2 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
3 Align the arrow d on the jug base with the open padlock U on top of the motor
unit, lower the jug on to the motor unit, then turn the jug to bring the arrow d over
the closed padlock L on top of the motor unit.
4 Pull the lid up and off the jug – it’s stiff, because of the seal.
5 Put the ingredients into the jug. Don’t fill it past the 1250ml mark. If you do, the
contents may force the lid off when you start the motor.
fitting the lid
6 Don’t use the blender without fitting the lid. The contents may escape; you may hurt
someone; you may be tempted to put a hand into the jug.
7 Put the lid on the jug, and push it down to seal it.
8 Align the pips on the sides of the cap with the slots in the hole in the lid, put the cap
into the hole, and turn anti-clockwise to lock it.
9 Don’t run the blender without the cap, solid ingredients may be ejected through the
hole when they hit the blades.
power up
10 Check that the speed control is set to Y.
11 Put the plug into the power socket (switch the socket on, if its switchable).
speed control
12 Turn the speed control clockwise to the speed you want. The range is from 1 (low) to
12 (high).
13 Turn the speed control back to Y to turn the motor off.
14 You’ll no doubt have your own preferences, but, generally, use lower speeds for
lighter applications (e.g. using mainly liquid ingredients), and higher speeds for
heavier applications (e.g. using mainly solid ingredients).
15 Turning the speed control anti-clockwise to f will give you a short burst at high
speed. In this direction, the knob is spring-loaded. When you let go, it’ll return to Y.
16 Use the f function to crush ice, and as a “pulse” function.
17 Don’t run the motor continuously for more than 3 minutes, it may overheat. After 3
minutes switch off for at least 3 minutes, to recover.
turbo button Y
18 Pressing the turbo button will over-ride the speed set by the speed control, and give
you a burst of high speed, if you come across a dense area in the mixture, or if you
want to liven it up a bit.
19 The turbo button Y only works when the motor is already running (i.e. at speed 1 or
adding ingredients
20 To add ingredients while the blender is working, turn the cap clockwise to unlock it,
lift it off, pour the new ingredients through the hole, then replace the cap, and turn
it anti-clockwise to lock it in place.
21 Check that the added ingredients don’t push the volume in the jug past 1250ml.
22 Turn the speed control to Y, and wait till the blades stop moving before removing
the lid from the jug, or removing the jug from the motor unit.
hot liquids
23 At higher temperatures, the lid may soften enough to lose its seal, allowing the
contents of the jug to escape, so, when using hot liquids:
a) before pouring into the blender, let the liquid cool down to the sort of
temperature you can handle comfortably (i.e. liquid temperature below 40°C)
b) put a hand on the lid, to hold it in place while blending
c) if the lid is too hot for comfort, remove it and let the liquid cool down further –
replace the lid before blending
crushing ice f
24 Before using the blender to crush ice, make sure it’s clean, and rinse it out
thoroughly. The slightest trace of detergent may affect the taste of the crushed ice,
and will flatten any drink to which it is added.
25 Ice “cubes” come in many shapes and sizes. You’ll have to experiment with the ice
from your ice cube tray.
26 Start with half to threequarters of a cup of ice, or 4 to 6 cubes, and add 15ml (1
tablespoon) of fresh cold water.
27 Put the lid on the blender, then:
a) turn the speed control to f for a second or two, then release it
b) check the state of the ice
c) repeat till the ice is the consistency that you need
28 Take care – too much blending will reduce the ice to liquid, too little will merely chip
the edges/corners off the ice.
29 Don’t try to crush ice without adding water to the jug.
30 Don’t be tempted simply to increase the amount of ice and blend for longer. This
won’t work. Too much ice will never give you satisfactory results.
pulse f
31 You may also use the f function to “pulse” the motor, for more precise control over
ingredients other than ice. Use it the same way you would use it to crush ice – pulse,
check, pulse, check, till you achieve the result you want.
care and maintenance
1 Switch off (Y) and unplug before cleaning.
2 Clean as soon after use as possible, to prevent residues setting inside the jug.
3 Turn the jug, to move the arrow d on the bottom of the jug base from the closed
padlock L, to the open padlock U, and lift the jug off the motor unit.
4 Wash the jug, lid and cap in warm soapy water, rinse well, then leave the jug to drain
and air dry.
caution Keep your hands away from the blades – they’re sharp. Use a brush
to clean them.
5 If you’ve left it too long before cleaning, and bits have glued themselves to the
inside of the jug, use a nylon brush. If that doesn’t work, crush some ice cubes in it –
that’ll shift anything.
6 We don’t recommend using a dishwasher. The extreme environment inside the
dishwasher can affect the surface finishes.
7 Wipe the outside of the motor unit with a clean damp cloth.
8 Don’t put the motor unit in water or any other liquid.
9 Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
blade unit
10 You may remove the blade unit for cleaning.
11 Handle only the plastic – don’t touch the metal parts of the blade unit.
12 This is best done with the jug turned upside down.
13 Grip the jug handle with one hand.
14 Grip the bottom of the blade unit with the other hand.
15 Turn the blade unit clockwise till it comes loose from the jug base.
16 Carefully, pull it up and out of the bottom of the jug.
17 It’s a close fit, so you may have to move it around a bit, to get it out of the jug.
18 Slip the end of a dinner knife under the edge of the seal, and lift the seal away from
the blade unit.
19 Wash the seal and blade unit in warm soapy water, rinse, and air dry.
20 Replace the seal round the blade unit.
21 Turn the blade unit upside down, and replace it in the bottom of the jug base.
22 Turn the blade unit anti-clockwise to tighten it.
a few simple recipes to get you started
coriander pesto (dip, topping or sauce)
4 handfuls fresh leaf coriander
4 cloves fresh garlic
120g pine nuts
250ml olive oil
120g freshly grated Parmesan
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Put the coriander, garlic, pine nuts, and a bit more than half the oil into the jug. Fit the
lid, and blend till it looks smooth. To adjust the thickness, add a little oil and give it a
short pulse (f). Repeat till the consistency looks right, then transfer to a bowl, taste,
and adjust the seasoning. Serve as a dip (fairly thick), as a topping for soup (not too
thick, but not runny), or tossed through warm pasta (fairly runny).
sweet and sour sauce
4 shallots, peeled
a small piece of fresh ginger, peeled
2 cloves fresh garlic
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp mustard
2 tsp tomato purée
a dash of white wine vinegar
Put everything into the jug, then fit the lid and blend till smooth. Serve with chicken or
fish, or as a dip.
black olive and anchovy tapenade/sauce
250g pitted black olives
60g anchovy fillets, drained
3 tbsp capers, drained
150ml olive oil
2 tbsp brandy (optional)
fresh ground black pepper
Put everything but the oil into the jug. Fit the lid, remove the cap, and add about half
the oil. Replace the cap and blend for a couple of seconds. Examine the result, then
adjust the oil and blend till you achieve the consistency you need. For a tapenade, to
spread on toast, you need a paste. For a sauce, to toss through warm pasta, it should
be fairly runny.
horseradish and apple sauce
250ml double cream
2 sharp flavoured apple, peeled and grated
6 tbsp horseradish relish
2 tsp paprika
Put the cream into the jug and blend till soft peaks form, then spoon gently into a large
bowl and gently fold in the rest of the ingredients (“gently” means don’t knock the air
out of the cream or it’ll collapse). Season with fresh ground black pepper, and serve
with beef or sausage.
leek & potato soup (serves 4)
150g leeks, trimmed
150g potatoes, peeled
2 vegetable or chicken stock cubes
800ml water
salt and pepper to taste
Blend the leeks and potatoes for a couple of seconds (lumpy, not mushy). Put the leek
and potato mixture into a pan, then add the water and stock cubes. Bring to the boil,
stirring, reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 20 minutes. Let the mixture cool
for about 30 minutes, then blend in two lots, at maximum speed, till it’s really smooth.
Return the mixture to the pan and heat it through (don’t let it boil). Taste, adjust the
seasoning, and serve with crusty bread.
mango lassi (a rich mango smoothie)
200ml natural yogurt
1 ripe mango
200ml milk
2 tsp honey
10 ice cubes
Stone, peel and roughly chop the mango. Put everything into the jug, ice cubes last.
Run at speed 5 for 10 seconds, then at 12 for 5 seconds.
The product doesn’t need an earth. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A
BS1363 plug. To replace the plug, fit the blue wire to N, and the brown wire
to L. Fit the cord grip. If in doubt, call an electrician. Don’t use a nonrewireable/moulded plug unless the fuse cover is in place. If you remove
the plug, dispose of it.
wheelie bin symbol
To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t be
disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or recycled.
If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able
to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product).
The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the
plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer. If
that doesn’t solve the problem:
Pack carefully, with a note of your name, address, day phone number, and what’s
wrong. If under guarantee, say where and when purchased, and include proof of
purchase (till receipt). Send it to Customer Returns (address below right).
Customer Service
Customer Returns
(correspondence only)
Salton Europe Ltd
Salton Europe Ltd
Heath Mill Road
M35 0HS
Customer Service (
telephone 0845 658 9700 (local rate number)
Defects affecting product functionality appearing within one year of purchase will be
corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and maintained in
accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.
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