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Russell Hobbs Aura 6-in-1 Hand Blender and a Nutella Cheesecake – Review and Recipe

By Angela @daisyangel1
I was so delighted to receive the Russell Hobbs Aura 6 in 1 Hand Blender to review and to use to bake a Nutella Cheesecake recipe. They are such a well known and respected brand in the UK. A brand I grew up with, and who have continued to produce modern and reliable products.

Russell Hobbs Aura 6 in 1 Hand Blender Review

Russell Hobbs Aura 6 in 1 Hand Blender

The Aura 6-in-1 Hand Blender has many uses so I was expecting a huge box to be delivered, and pleasantly surprised by it’s compact size in the recognisable Russell Hobbs black branded box. 

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Russell Hobbs Aura Hand Blender

Inside it contained:- 
  • 1.2 liter processing bowl with: Processing blade, Creaming disk and Slicing / shredding disk
  • Stainless Steel blending leg
  • Stainless Steel whisk
  • Instruction booklet
All these tools give you the following functions:-
  • Processing
  • Creaming
  • Slicing
  • Shredding
  • Blending
  • Whisking

Russell Hobbs 6 in 1 Hand Blender

Tools store in the bowl

In order to review a product you first need to use it, I dived straight in with a Nigella Lawson Nutella Cheesecake recipe. Easy to make with the Russell Hobbs Aura 6-in-1 Hand Blender and truly tasted amazing. I must admit I am very much looking forward to using the blender regularly in the kitchen, blending soups, making breadcrumbs, whipping cream the list goes on.

Nigellas Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

Nigella's Nutella Cheesecake

I love… 
  • Easy to set up and simple to use.
  • Compact storage – the tools sit safely inside the bowl for storage, so you will never be hunting in the drawer for them. 
  • Minimum packaging - sufficient to protect the product to the consumer but no frivolous use of cardboard and no polystyrene at all.
  • 600 watt motor – wow now that is what I call power, you can really tell when holding the hand blender and using the whisk or blender attachment. It really did whip up the cheesecake filling in no time, be sure your baking bowl is on a non stick surface to stop it moving.
  • A bowl big enough to use, at 1.2 litres in size it held all of the biscuit ingredients for my Nigella Nutella cheesecake. 

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1.2 Litre bowl Russell Hobbs Hand Blender

Perfect for…
  • Making breadcrumbs – the bowl is big enough to take several slices of bread torn up. Which for me is great for making the breadcrumb coating for a batch bake of fishcakes for the freezer. My previous hand blender had a tiny bowl. 
  • The amateur or serious cook or baker, there are so many uses for this product. I am looking forward to trying the shredding tool, I am hoping it will make grating carrot for carrot cake easy going.
Could do better…
  • the start/stop button you press on the blender could be more ergonomically designed. Its not so comfortable for your thumb or finger to use. Although obviously you would not want it to be too easy to easily turn it on from a safety perspective.
  • I struggled a little to undo the plastic motor unit from the bowl when I had greasy hands. Not a problem for a clean and tidy cook of course.

The important stuff…
  • Currently retailing for RRP £64.99 you can be purchase it at many high street and online stores as well as the Russell Hobbs website.
  • 2 year guarantee with a free 1 year extension when you register your product online.
  • The Aura 6-in-1 blender comes with a small instruction manual, which is concise and easy to follow. Also included are 8 recipes and 21 smoothie recipes. 

Nigella Lawson Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

Recipe – Nutella Cheesecake a Nigella Lawson recipe

personalised jar of Nutella

Love my personalised jar of Nutella

250 grams digestive biscuits
75 grams soft unsalted butter
1 x 400 grams jar nutella(at room temperature)
100 grams chopped toasted hazelnuts
500 grams cream cheese (at room temperature)
60 grams icing sugar (sifted)

Russell Hobbs Aura 6 in 1 Hand Blender

Blended biscuit base using the Russell Hobbs Blender


  • Break the digestives into the bowl of the blender, add the butter and a 15ml tablespoon of Nutella, and blitz until it starts to clump. Add 25g/3 tablespoons of the hazelnuts and continue to pulse the blender until you have a damp, sandy mixture.
  • Tip into a 23cm/9inch round spring form tin. I used a heart shaped tin that was just slightly smaller. Press the mixture into the base using the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge to chill.

Heart Shaped cake tin Cheesecake recipe

Perfect biscuit cheesecake base

  • Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar using the whisk attachment until smooth and then add the remaining Nutella to the cream cheese mixture, and continue beating until combined.
  • Take the tin out of the fridge and carefully smooth the Nutella mixture over the base. Scatter the remaining chopped hazelnuts on top and did not use all my nuts to cover the top just thin scattering. Then place the tin in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight. Serve straight from the fridge for best results.

Nutella Cheesecake ingredients

Hand Blender with whisk attachment 

Nutella Recipes

Blended quickly and easily with the whisk attachment

The Nutella Cheesecake recipe went down really well and could easily be made a day or two before it is needed. Making it perfect for an alternative pudding for Christmas Day or New Year celebrations.

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Nutella No Bake Cheesecake 

I have also spotted a video recipe for Mango Cheesecake on the Russell Hobbs website, which sounds perfect for the Summer.
Disclosure: My thanks to Russell Hobbs for sending me the Russell Hobbs Aura 6-in-1 Hand blender, ingredients and equipment to bake this recipe. I was under no pressure to write a positive review, all opinions expressed are my own.

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