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Chrissy

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Hand Blender or Regular Blender?
« on: June 11, 2015, 01:06:11 PM »
Code Monkey just bought a Betty Crocker hand blender to mix his protein drink even though the regular blender sits out on the counter every day and the SPOON he was using worked fine.

What am I supposed to do with this thing?  Should I get rid of the regular blender?

We also have a hand mixer and two food processors in the cupboard.  Surely we do not need 5 appliances that all do basically the same thing.

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Re: Hand Blender or Regular Blender?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 01:38:20 PM »
Immersion blenders have their use. I use mine to smooth out cooked applesauce, crushed tomatoes, and to hide greens better as a second step in making smoothies. They're useful because you're blending in a pot, not getting a big thing like a blender or processor dirty.

But they aren't a replacement for either a full blender or food processor.

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Re: Hand Blender or Regular Blender?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 01:49:38 PM »
I love my immersion blender - really handy for blended soups. I use it for other things, but I'm blanking right now. Mine came with attachments, so I also use it to whip cream and egg whites and chop nuts.

I also have a Ninja blender/processor - the immersion blender couldn't replace it. It does have the individual smoothie cups that mean almost no cleanup in the morning before I leave for work with smoothie in hand.

I have a small hand blender that gets used occasionally for cookies and cakes.

I think I still have a regular blender that I haven't used in years --- although maybe I gave it away a few years ago in a disaster drive. I can't remember ...