Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper Review

If you are looking for a kitchen food blender then the Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper is a popular choice. We put it through its paces and see if it is the food blender for you.

What makes this different and better than other blenders on the market is that this one coms with a strong and solid glass bowl, here you find a metal arm that is screwed into this which will hold the blade. The blade is easy to remove and the whole thing is very easy to clean. The bowl is also dishwasher safe and has a 0.7 litre of food capacity.

Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper

As well as the bowl being glass this blender also comes with a plastic lid that can be placed on top for storing food in the fridge. This is great for prepping food and then using the bowl to store it too. Again the plastic filter lid is easy to clean and useful additional feature.

Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper Review

The motor has a power of 200 watt and a max 380w load. This is but into a stylish black and red case that has a grip design to the side and large red button on the top that powers the motor when pressed.

In terms of features it has one other, and that it does the job and does it well. It is easy to use and works very easily.

Ease of use

This blender is as simple to use as they come, there is a single large button that is on the top of the main unit that is placed on top of the lid, push down on the large red button and the blender powers up. Let go and it stops. The motor will only work when it is placed on top of the blender lid.

To use just put your ingredients in the bowl with the removable stainless chopping blade, cover with the chopping lid and rest the control above. Just give the red button a short sharp burst to pulse or hold it down longer for more thorough blitzing and mixing.

Ideal for…

The Russell Hobbs Desire Mini Chopper is perfect for a range of smaller foods and items such as onions, garlic and chilli, as well as ingredients such as nuts or crumbling biscuits or more complex recipes such as patés or hummus. If you are looking for something to help make baby food then this is a great gadget to have too.

In the box

  • 1 x Mini processor
  • 1 x Stainless steel universal blade
  • 1 x Glass chopping bowl
  • 1 x Filter lid for food storage


The Russell Hobbs 18558 Desire Mini Chopper is a good value and very solid blender. It works very well and the glass bowl and plastic lid for food storage are useful features. It is easy to clean and use. It is ideal for making soaps, chopping up vegetables, onions, bread crumbs or making baby food. 

It is compact food chopper and the bowl isn’t huge, the blade and motor is powerful enough for most items but if you are looking at blending large quantities then you may want to look for something a little larger.