HOLR recently got to test out the new cordless suite of products from KitchenAid and we couldn’t be happier with the functionality and how much easier it made our time in the kitchen!

KitchenAid’s latest launch features three cordless kitchen appliances; The 5 Cup Cordless Food Chopper, The 7 Speed Cordless Hand Mixer, and the Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender, which were each used to create a recipe perfect for the fall and bringing goodies to all of your holiday events!


Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender

Recipe: Broccoli & Butternut Squash Soup (for a cozy fall day).


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cups chopped butternut squash
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups broccoli florets


  1. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or other large pot and add the onions to the butter to saute until soft,
  2. Whisk in the flour, then milk, chicken broth or stock, butternut squash, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the broth is thickened and the squash is beginning to soften.
  4. Add the broccoli and continue to simmer for another 20 minutes.
  5. Once the broccoli is cooked, carefully puree the soup with the KitchenAid hand blender.  (Puree it to the consistency of your choice — if you want to leave some chunks of vegetables you can, or you can go for a totally smooth consistency).
  6. Season with some more salt (and cayenne if you’d like) and serve with crusty bread. Serves 4-6.
The hand blender comes with a charger, 3-cup blender jar (dish-washer safe) with lid and removable pan guard (which attaches to the bottom of blending arm to avoid damage to cookware). The overall setup is easy when following the instructions on the Quick Start Guide. Once charged (it takes about 2 hours for full charge) you are good to go!
The flexibility of being cordless makes this appliance a dream to use! One hand controls the motor body quite easily by placing your hand around it with your palm (on the “palm switch”), and your index finger on the variable speed controller. The blender is extremely powerful, which made it quick and easy to blend all of the ingredients for the soup to a silky smooth consistency. I was pleasantly suprised at how powerful the blender is and not having to worry about a cord was truly an added bonus!


The 7 Speed Cordless Hand Mixer

Recipe: Butter Cake (the perfect dessert to bring to your holiday dinners!).


  • ½ cup of soft butter
  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 tsp. Baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of milk (I use 1%)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla


  1. With the KitchenAid electric hand mixer, beat butter and sugar together
  2. Add in the milk, flour and baking powder until light and fluffy.  
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until blended. 
  4. Pour into prepared 9-inch loaf pan. 
  5. Bake at 350 F for 40 – 45 minutes (check the centre of the cake with a toothpick for doneness).   
Sometimes you suppress your urge to bake at the thought of dragging out that full-size mixer, the one that takes up half your counter space and weighs a ton! Those days can be gone with the KitchenAid Cordless Hand Mixer. Beyond the beautiful design, the setup is simple when following the instructions from the Quick Smart Guide enclosed. Charging takes about 2 hours and a colour indicator light turns green when the mixer is ready to use (I left it plugged in overnight so I’d be ready to go in the morning). The beaters were easy to install and when you are finished using them, they can be ejected at the push of a button.
What I loved about the mixer is that is lightweight and easy to use one-handed, enabling you to add ingredients as needed.  When changing speeds (there are 7), it’s a smooth transition, as you can simply use your thumb.
The Kitchen Aid Cordless Hand Mixer is convenient, a breeze to use, easy to clean, compact and a great addition to any kitchen (especially tiny ones). What can I say, I’m in love!


The 5 Cup Cordless Food Chopper

Recipe: Pastry (for the perfect apple pie)


  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of chilled and cubed unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbs ice cold water


  1.  Add flour and salt to the bowl of the Kitchen Aid Cordless Chopper and using the lowest speed, pulse to combine
  2. Add in the butter and continue to processs for about 10 seconds until the mixture looks like coarse breadcrumbs.
  3.  Add the egg and process for approximately 5 seconds
  4. Then add the ice water and process for approximately 15 seconds. (The dough should now start to clump together).
  5. Remove the mixture and using your hands, gather the dough into a ball then flatten into a disk kneading it as lightly as possible.
  6. Roll out your dough and place it into a pie baking sheet
  7. Add filling of your choice and bake!

Like the Kitchen Aid Cordless Hand Mixer and Blender, the Kitchen Aid Cordless Chopper reaches full charge after two hours.  With its two speeds, it can chop, mix, puree and with the whisking attachment and whip cream in under a minute.  You can make everything from smoothies, pestos, hummus and salad dressings (there is a “drizzle basin”  in the lid making it easy to add liquids).  As I have never been particularly good at making pastry, I thought I would try and make some in this very versatile Chopper.  Adding and mixing the ingredients was easy — the result, the best pastry ever!

Once again, being cordless and weighing approximately 3 lbs makes this a great appliance to add to any kitchen (big or small), and extremely easy to clean!