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OXO Good Grips Dough Blender
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- Sturdy stainless steel wires
- Broad, soft handle absorbs pressure
- Dishwasher safe
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The OXO Good Grips Dough Blender makes it easy to combine butter or margarine with dry ingredients like flour and sugar. Sturdy, stainless steel wires blend ingredients thoroughly, and a soft handle cushions your hand. This is the perfect tool for making the crumb topping on your next fruit crisp or coffee cake.
Trying to blend butter or margarine with dry ingredients is no easy task. Although it can be accomplished with the crossing of swords (in this case, butter knives), your arms and hands certainly bear the brunt. Enter the dough blender by Oxo. The sturdy stainless-steel wires do the work of 12 butter knives and hold up swimmingly under pressure. The wide, nonslip handle will absorb the stress the work puts on your hands, making this tool as comfortable to use as it is easy. It's also great for making crumb topping for coffeecakes, cobblers, and fruit crisps. And, like all Good Grips gadgets, it's dishwasher-safe. --Laurie Notaro
Top Customer Reviews
There are a couple of differences. One is OXO's spiffy traditional "Good Grips" handle, a soft, thick rubber handle that's easy on arthritic (or otherwise painful) hands. The other is that the "blades" are more like the thick wire that you'll find in a whisk.
The handle is a great thing; certainly I find it easier on my tendonitis than an ordinary pastry blender. The wire-like blades have one good aspect: they don't have flat sides for butter and shortening to stick to, so it's a little easier to scrape chunks of butter and shortening out of them, and it's a lot easier to clean them.
There are a couple of down-sides, however. First, the wire blades are flexible enough that sometimes large chunks of butter push them aside instead of getting sliced up by them. Second, the handle on ours actually cracked through, and the wire blades have gotten deformed slightly so they're no longer evenly-spaced.
This is a common theme among the OXO items we buy. They have great design elements that make it worth it for us to continue buying some of their things, but they also lack a certain durability under heavy kitchen use. A number of OXO items have broken under our care. And while we unabashedly admit that we make heavy use of our kitchen items, we do not abuse them. We're careful to take care of them, and have few cases of things gratuitously getting damaged.
A tip: if you're good at planning ahead (I'm not, unfortunately), you might want to try putting it in the refrigerator an hour or so before using it, which will help to ensure that the butter doesn't melt excessively before you can finish cutting it into the dough.
A lot of reviewers seem to be complaining that it's not a blade-style pastry blender. If that's what they wanted, I respectfully suggest they buy one!
This is a whisk-style pastry blender. The business end is loops of thick-gauge wire, just like a whisk. The main benefit to this style is its ease of use in round-bottom bowls vs. a true blade-style blender, which has rigid blades that don't conform to bowls at all.
I've never had a problem using any type of whisk-style pastry blender to make pie crusts, and this OXO doesn't change the trend. What it does do is add a nice molded handle with a satisfying thickness.
I don't know how this would hold up under daily use or in a professional setting. In a home setting with an occasional user like myself this has been wonderful. It has cleaned up very well which was a wonderful surprise. The grip was very comfortable even on the stiff cheddar cheese dough.
This is the kind of item that stored reletively easily and is nice to have in case you need it. For the price this is a great one to own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to grip, well made and sturdy. So much easier and better results than using a fork. I love OXO brand. They put out quality products. I'm very happy with this purchase.Published 11 days ago by LisaC
does a great job of blending butter into flour! couldn't manage without mine!Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you are looking for a tool to mix the perfect pie crust and you don't have a food processor, this dough blender will work great. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Satusha
Works great for making crumb topping for Apple crisp! Making it is so much easier now, and this pastry blender is just as well made if not better than the old wood handled one my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by emmycat
Just what I needed. Very well made and perfect for what I needed.Published 2 months ago by Joan Nixon