The Kenmore Pro Blender by Sears Canada just released last week and this blender delivers all the functionality you’d expect from competitors, at a fraction of the price. It retails for $149.97, which is pretty good compared to some other models that are $550+.
Sears Canada sent me a blender to review and try out a few different recipes to really test the limits of this blender. Smoothies, soups, and sauces are some of the more usual items to make with blenders.
In the box, you will find:
- 2L jug
- jug lid
- lid plug
- recipe book
Instead of getting pasta sauce straight out of a jar, I thought it would be fun to make it from scratch.
- 1 medium brown onion, peeled and quartered
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 800g of diced tomatoes (I used a mix of tined and fresh)
- 500g ground lean pork
- 250ml beef stock
- Handful of basil and Italian herbs
- Salt & Pepper
- Place onion and garlic into blender and blend on medium speed until roughly chopped.
- Add to sauce and olive oil in pan on medium heat until softened.
- Place tomato and herbs in blender on medium and blend until smooth.
- Add mixture into sauce pan with ground pork.
- Let simmer for 30 minutes until sauce thickens.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Putting together the bolognese sauce wasn’t too difficult at all. The hardest part was waiting for it to simmer down to a thicker consistency. After 30 minutes, the sauce started firming up and it looked more like pasta sauce.
Then, I quickly cook the pasta and begin plating the dish. I also made some croutons in the oven just for some extra texture.
Potato and Leek Soup
I wanted to try a soup recipe as well since it can chop, blend, purée, and even heat up soups in a flash.
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 stalk of Celery, roughly chopped
- 600g potato, peeled and roughly chopped
- 800 ml veggie stalk
- 4 tbsp cream
- Salt & Pepper
- Add celery and leek into blender and chop at medium speed.
- In a pan, add olive oil and soften leek and celery mixture.
- In the blender add stock, potato, and the celery and leek mixture.
- Increase speed gradually to maximum for approx. 5 minutes until steaming.
- Add cream, salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to a pot on stove top to continue heating.
The blender actually did a really good job at blending all the ingredients together.
I gradually turned it up to the maximum and I was surprised that the soup got hotter and hotter.
You can tell by the steam collecting at the top that the blades are spinning so fast that its heating up the soup.
I placed the soup on the stove top to cook some more as I like it super hot. The soup was very smooth
Overall, it’s a pretty awesome blender and I love how it’s a really good price and still has a strong and powerful engine to chop up all shorts of items in the blender.
It’s sold exclusively at Sears Canada and they have free shipping for purchases over $99, earn points for the Sears Club Rewards, and easy returns.