The Torrent Blender Blogger Challenge: Mix it Up This Holiday Season

Have a health nut or creative home chef on your holiday shopping list? The new KitchenAid® Torrent™ Blender will make you everyone’s favourite gift giver. The Torrent™ isn’t just any other blender – it’s the first front-loading blender with Magnetic Drive Technology. Using magnets to lock the pitcher in place, home cooks can easily slide the jar in and out – just like a coffee maker. With four pre-programmed, hands-free settings for everything from icy drinks and smoothies to soups and sauces, it’s the perfect gift for a passionate home chef.

To celebrate the launch of this state-of-the-art appliance, KitchenAid Canada challenged bloggers from across the country to use the new Torrent blender in a unique way. Tackling everything from delicious dips, to seasonal smoothies to homemade baby food, each blogger stepped up to the plate to showcase their culinary creativity. Here are just a few examples of the inspiring techniques and recipes they shared. How will you use your new KitchenAid® Torrent™ Blender?

Fit for a Baby

New mom Kelly Brisson of The Gouda Life gave the Torrent™ a whirl to make Strawberry Mango Spinach and Oat Baby Food. “With jet-engine like power, it turns even the toughest chunks into silk,” said Kelly in her review post. “When making baby food, I prepared my fine-mesh sieve over a bowl to strain out any skins or extra bits that didn’t get blended (which is common with my usual blender) but as I pressed the mixture through the sieve I was surprised to find that there was really nothing left in there.” Dependable and easy-to-use, the Torrent is the perfect holiday gift for a new parent. Visit The Gouda Life for the full recipe.

 

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Smooth Operator

Smoothie season doesn’t have to be over. Ashley Fehr of the Recipe Rebel shares a sweet, tangy and creamy treat you can enjoy year round. Incorporating fresh cranberries, this recipe is perfect for the holiday season. “The blender automatically adjusts its speed to whatever you’re blending, even throughout the blending process, which is pretty neat to see. It powers through frozen fruit quickly and easily,” said Ashley. Hosting a Boxing-Day brunch? Guests will swoon over this simple yet delicious smoothie. Get the recipe here.

 

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Appealing Appetizers

Entertaining this holiday season? The Torrent™ Blender will be your new best friend. Christelle Tanielian of Christelle is Flabbergasting shares not one, but two, creative appetizer dishes using her new KitchenAid blender. For the Corn, Feta and Cream Cheese dip, Christelle suggests serving it “drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with crumbled feta, chopped cilantro and green onions.” This recipe is perfectly paired with tortilla chips or pita bread. Want to add a punch of festive green to your holiday spread? Opt for Christelle’s Edamame, Kale and Cashew dip instead.

 

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For more recipe inspiration, visit Eat.Live.Travel.Write, Rock Recipes and Frugal Edmonton Mama. A big thank you goes out to all of the bloggers who participated in the Torrent™ Blender Challenge.

And, if you want to win one of your own, The Declare and Share Contest is back! Enter the contest at www.declareandshare.ca and share your ‎KitchenAid wish list for your chance to win a Torrent™ this holiday season.

 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Torrent™ Magnetic Drive Blender

Experience the blender that brings you high power, high style, and low effort. Whether you're looking to blend something healthy, decadent, basic or experimental, simply slide the pitcher in, select a preset program on the dial, hit the button, and walk away. No pulling out from under the counters, no using a tamper, no holding down the lid—the Torrent™ blender will take it from there.

Magnetic Drive Technology with MagnaLock™ System

The Torrent™ blender’s revolutionary magnetic drive technology locks the pitcher in place to create a new home blending experience. The pitcher slides in and out – just like a coffee maker – to create a low-profile design.

Pre-Set Recipe Adapti-Blend Programs

Simplify blending with the push of a button. Four distinct pre-set recipe programs (Juice, Soups/Sauces, Milkshakes and Icy drinks/Smoothies) offer you the ability to slide in the pitcher, push the button and walk away. Each Adapti-Blend recipe program is unique and has a range of speeds designed for a specific recipe output that delivers extraordinary results. Adjustable speeds and pulse are available too.

Ingredient Feed and Funnel

The top ingredient feed allows for the addition of ingredients during the blending process, using a dishwasher safe measuring cup. You can also control the level of blending without starting over. Create chunkier soup by adding ingredients towards the end of the process.  

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