Hand blender vertico7 - The one without cord
As with all ritter products, this appliance has a high quality of materials and mostly consists, of high-quality and stable metal, while the handle is made of plastic for comfortable ergonomics.
Thanks to its battery operation, the cordless hand blender guarantees absolute freedom when cooking. You can see the current charging status of the battery on a LED display. The lithium-ion battery can be carefully and slowly charged without overcharging it, thanks to intelligent charging technology. The charging process ends automatically as soon as the battery is loaded. This charging technology ensures a longer battery lifespan. And, on the subject of sustainable business strategy, new or replacement batteries can be ordered from ritterwerk customer service. It can be changed in just a few steps by the user.
Even safety is an important topic: It has a two-finger switch-on safety system. The unlock and on buttons must be pushed at the same time to prevent them from switching on accidentally. The hand mixer spins at a maximum speed of 12.000 rpm. Thanks to the switching system, two lower speed levels can then be chosen. To protect from overloading, for example if the blade is blocked, or overheating, the appliance shuts itself off automatically.
In order to be able to cope with a very wide range of foods, there is the universal cutter as the standard attachment for chopping up and puréeing of most foods. Optimal processing is achieved in the blending cup made of plastic because it is ideally suitable with its tall, narrow shape.
- cordless, battery-operated hand blender
- LED battery level indicator
- universal cutter made of stainless steel: standard attachment to blend most foods
- blending cup made of plastic
- three speed settings: approx. 12.000 rpm; 9.000 rpm; 6.000 rpm
- aluminum housing, ergonomic plastic handle
- two-finger switch-on safety system
- automatic safety shut-off in case of overloading or overheating
Plug-in power supply unit for charging station:
- input voltage 100-240 V
- lithium-ion-battery: 7.2 V; 2.1 Ah
- TÜV-Rheinland/GS, CE
Hand blender incl. charging station:
- dimensions: width 15,0 cm height 44,0 cm depth 15,5 cm
- weight: 1,7 kg
- dimensions: width 6,0 cm height 42,0 cm depth 7,0 cm
- weight: 1,0 kg
Advice for use
The ritter hand blender is powered by a premium lithium-ion battery – no need for inconvenient cables, but absolute freedom when cooking – any time and any place without socket.
Important: Fully charge the hand blender once before using it for the first time. For the sake of ease of use, the device is not switched off completely if the blade/knife becomes blocked, instead it switches into a pulsating operating mode. In this mode, the device will be jerking slightly. Only when the blade/knife becomes severely blocked, the device is automatically switched off completely to protect the motor.
2. Insert/change attachments
The attachments can be changed quickly, easily and in just a few steps. To insert an attachment, take the desired attachment with a tea towel in your hand and push it on the drive shaft. Make sure that the drive shaft pin is firmly seated in the slot on the attachment. To remove an attachment, grasp it with a tea towel and carefully remove it.
Caution, risk of injury:
- Switch off the hand blender before inserting or removing attachments.
- Keep your fingers away from the buttons.
- The blades of the attachments may be sharp (e.g. cutting knife)! Don’t touch them with your bare hands.
3. Fitting and accessories
The optional accessories make the use of the ritter hand blender even more versatile. In addition to the universal cutter, three other stainless steel attachments – cutting knife, stirring disk and whipping disk – as well as a stainless steel blending cup are available. The standard fitting comes with a plastic blending cup and the universal cutter.
Also, the hand blender has three speed settings. This makes the device an ideal kitchen aid. Besides, it is optimally equipped for a wide range of recipes.
3.1 Universal cutter
This cutter is versatile and suitable for crushing, chopping, puréeing, blending, stirring and straining most foods. The special shape of the universal cutter makes it possible to prepare both hard and solid food in an appetizing way. In most cases, the universal cutter does an excellent job as a preparatory step, but hard food should always be cut into pieces of about 1-2 cm in size beforehand.
This attachment is particularly suitable for processing the following food:
- Vegetables and fruits
- Sauces and soups
- Juices, shakes and smoothies
- Runny cake batters
- Baby food
- Butter variations (e.g. herb or tomato butter; note: use soft butter, this makes processing much easier!)
3.2 Cutting knife
The cutting knife should be used for fibrous foods. The blades are sharp and cut both meat and fish as well as fibrous fruits and vegetables particularly well and gently. Meat is best processed if free of bones and tendons.
The cutting knife is particularly suitable for processing the following food:
- Fibrous fruits (e.g. pineapple)
- Fibrous vegetables (e.g. asparagus, spinach)
- Baby food
- Butter variations (e.g. herb or tomato butter; note: use soft butter, this makes processing much easier!)
3.3 Whipping disk
Using the whipping disk, foods such as cream, egg white or shakes become extra foamy and airy. The special shape makes emulsifying salad dressings, sauces etc. particularly easy within a matter of seconds.
The whipping disk is particularly suitable for:
- Egg white
- Particularly delicate cake batter (note: the ingredients are blended much better if you lift the hand blender out of the batter and then put it back in the batter while running. This makes the batter airy.)
- Sauce hollandaise
3.4 Stirring disk
The stirring disk is ideal for stirring thick and creamy food. Even light batters for pancakes can be stirred quickly and easily with the stirring disk. Like the whipping disk, the stirring disk can also be used to emulsify salad dressings and sauces. The stirring disk (in most cases in combination with the lowest speed setting for the best result) is particularly suitable for:
- Mashed food (e.g. mashed potatoes or baby food)
- Delicate runny batters
3.5 Speed settings
- Maximum speed setting
The hand blender always starts with the maximum speed setting. It is used for most preparations, but in particular for hard food and large quantities. It is recommended for cutting almost any type of food.
- Medium speed setting
The medium speed setting is best suited for blending food evenly and gently. It is the right setting between puréeing, crushing and whipping and foaming.
- Minimum speed setting
At the minimum speed setting, more air is brought into the food during processing, i.e. it is easier and more convenient to foam up cream, egg white, milk, soups and sauces. The minimum speed setting is particularly suitable for food which must be prepared slowly, such as mayonnaise or sauce hollandaise. The minimum speed setting is also recommended for delicate food and smaller quantities.
3.6 Blending cup
As a matter of fact, the ritter hand blender can be used in any cup with a flat base, including cooking pots and pans. For blending, narrow and tall cups are much better suited than flat and wide pots, because the risk of splashing is lower.
In order not to damage coated pots, the attachments must always be inserted correctly. Make sure that the slot on the attachment is firmly seated on the drive shaft pin. In addition, care should be taken not to damage the bottom or walls of coated pots with the metal cutter cover.
Important: Never fill the blending cup completely. While blending, the filled liquid rises up the walls, which can lead to accidental splashing. Therefore, do not switch on the hand blender until it is in the pot or cup. If you want to process larger quantities with the hand blender, it is recommended to divide them into several smaller portions. This ensures the smoothest blending results.
4. More application tips
The hand blender should not be switched on until the blender (the cover including attachment) is in the cup. This also means that the hand blender should always be switched off before removing it from the cup.
It is also important that the hand blender is always led to the cup and not vice versa.
To switch on the hand blender, hold down the unlock button and within 2 seconds briefly press the power button located directly below it. The unlock button must be kept pressed during operation. The hand blender starts with the maximum speed setting. To change the speed setting, briefly press the power button. To switch off the device, simply release the unlock button.
During the use of the hand blender, a few things should be taken into account in order to process food even better:
As a general rule, processing food with liquids is always easier than processing dry foods. When processing food with liquids, please note that the hand blender should not be switched on until it reached the bottom of the cup. When processing food without liquids, the hand blender should be switched on first and then lowered onto the food to be blended, working from top to bottom through the food.
4.1 Use of the universal cutter or cutting knife
If the food to be blended is rather tough or solid, make a slight twisting movement in your wrist, lift the hand blender a little bit and lower it again onto the food to be blended applying light pressure. Take care not to press the hand blender too hard on the food. If the attachment begins to block, the hand blender automatically switches into a pulsating mode. The device starts to jerk (repeated, fast switching on and off of the device) so that even the toughest food can be processed.
If puréeing or straining soft food, the hand blender is held at an angle into the food. Be careful, however, not to hold the hand blender at an angle which is too steep. It is recommended to let the hand blender run at the highest speed setting at first. The specially developed shape of both the universal cutter and the cutting knife as well as the suction effect created when holding at an angle do the major part of the job. Caution: The cover must always be completely immersed, otherwise the risk of splashing is very high.
4.2 Use of the whipping disk or stirring disk
In order to whip food airily or stir creamy, the hand blender should be dipped as straight as possible into the food. Do not start the device until shortly above the bottom of the cup. Tilt the hand blender slightly and move it up the rim of the cup. To prevent possible splashing, use your hand to cover the opening of the blending cup. Be careful and use this method only with lukewarm food. Repeat this process until the blended food has reached the desired texture.
4.3 Combination of two attachments
To blend shakes, smoothies, sauces and soups extra creamy, we recommend using the stirring disk as the last step – after using the universal cutter, for example.
Important: The hand blender must not be cleaned in the dishwasher. The attachments are dishwasher-safe, but the blades of the knives may become blunt.
To prevent food residues from accumulating, clean the hand blender thoroughly immediately after each use by following the steps below:
- Dip the hand blender's blender shaft, including the used attachment, into the blending cup or a similar pot filled with warm water and a small amount of detergent.
- Switch on the hand blender. Let it run shortly in the detergent solution.
- Empty the blending cup or pot and refill it with clear, clean water and let the hand blender run again shortly.
- To make sure that no food residues have accumulated, remove the attachment and clean it separately.
- If necessary, wipe the motor unit (upper part with handle), the hand blender’s blender shaft (shaft) and the charging station with a damp cloth.
- Wipe all rinsed parts dry carefully.
Note, risk of damage of the hand blender:
- Do not use abrasive cleaners, aggressive liquids, sponges with rough surfaces, or hard brushes.
- Do not leave the blender shaft in liquids for a longer period, otherwise discolouration may occur.
- The hand blender must not run for a longer period in “idle operation”, as this can lead to damaged seals.
Stored in the supplied charging station, the hand blender is always charged and ready to use. The LED indicator always displays the battery charge level so that you know when the device must be put into the charging station again.
Like all other ritter products, the hand blender is manufactured in Germany. It has a high material quality and mainly consists of high-quality and robust metal.
Our products have always been characterised by high-quality workmanship and durability. All accessories and spare parts can be reordered at any time.
In keeping with our sustainability vision, the hand blender is equipped with a lithium-ion battery which, due to an intelligent charging technology, is gently and slowly charged without overcharging: charging stops automatically when the battery is full. This ensures a particularly long battery life. In case of a defect, it is not necessary to dispose of the entire hand blender. You can order a spare battery and change it in just a few simple steps.
9. Customer and repair service
Besides social aspects, “made in Germany” is also part of our comprehensive quality promise, which is not only limited to product quality, but also includes customer service. Our products are characterised by a long-term supply of spare parts, which in many cases extends far beyond the legally prescribed warranty period.
- If a defect occurs on your device anyway within the warranty period - 2 years from the purchase date - we request you to contact us before you send the device back to us. We will send you a prepared package sticker via mail or a return slip per email for the free return of the goods.
- If a repair becomes necessary after expiry of the warranty period, please send the device sufficiently stamped to our central customer service:
Spare parts and accessories can be easily reordered at our after-sales service. You can contact us via phone +49 (8142) 440 16 - 0, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or at our spare parts shop www.ritterwerk.de/en/spare-parts.