Immersion Blenders – A Handy Portable Kitchen Wonder
Immersion blenders also called hand blenders are great hand tools for blending ingredients in the bowl or cooking pot that they ingredients are in, saving time and making it possible to not have to transfer hot ingredients to a blender for mixing. These blenders are great for mixing small amounts of ingredients quickly, efficiently, and safely, such as mixing salad dressings, mixing soups, sauces and smoothies. It is important to watch out for splatter of the mixture in the bowl or pot as the blender operates.
When looking to buy a hand blender you should look for one with a stainless steel heat resistant shaft, and a removable blade for easy cleaning.
These blenders can cost as low as $25 to as much as $100. It is important to purchase a blender with a strong motor, since the blender will be immersed in liquid and required to mix that same liquid, thus power is needed.
These blenders are also easy to store since they are smaller than a regular blender. They are also a time saver since you don’t have to take time to push the food down the chute as with a regular blender.
Here is a nice short video for using these blenders by ehow.com
How to Use a Hand Blender —powered by eHow.com
For more information about immersion blenders click on the link to cooksillustrated.com
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• The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2010 by the editors at America’s Test Kitchen
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