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My BIKM (Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master)… a quick review


Surf & Turf with Hollandaise Sauce

So I have had my BIKM for a few months now.

I thought I would give a rundown of the things I have successfully made in it so far. This isn’t a comparison to other machines out there, or or anything like that. This is the one I have so it is what I use.

Firstly, my machine died a month or two after getting it. It was grating some cheese…. middle of the time and it just went. DEAD. NOTHING! NADA! ZIP!

Back to the shop, under warranty and new one in hand, we started again.

Off the top of my head these are things I have used my BIKM for, and have been pleased with the results (in no particular order).

  • hollandaise sauce
  • buttercream icing
  • white sauce/cheese sauce
  • tuna mornay
  • risotto
  • grating various cheeses
  • jam
  • lemon butter
  • pancake batter
  • hommus
  • sundried tomato and cashew dip
  • beef stroganoff
  • butter
  • vegetable stock concentrate
  • porridge with apple
  • mashed potato
  • rice
  • steamed veggies

I’m sure there are more that I have forgotten.

The thing I have had least success with so far is steaming vegetables. Whether or not that is because I have it mastered on the stove top and this doesn’t seem to work as well. Definitely needs some more experimenting to work it out I think.

The hollandaise sauce was devine… if not totally fattening! We had it on a meal of surf and turf… WAY better than any restaurant meal! It was THAT good!

I’m looking forward to the warmer weather and trying it out with summer fruits and desserts, as well as salads. My husband isn’t big on one pot type dishes (boohoo to him) and my 3 year old is only just developing a taste for salads, so we’ll see how much I get to use it for those type of things.

If not, I think a summer of mango smoothies will do me just fine regardless!

If anyone would like recipes for anything mentioned above please comment below and I will add them in.