Kitchens are the most visited place other than the bedroom in most homes, where people usually have meals and drinks alone or in company with others. For enjoyable home dining, a well-equipped and designed kitchen is a necessity. One of the more useful appliances is the handheld Immersion Blender.
An immersion blender is useful around the kitchen for blending small or odd jobs. It’s easier to use and clean than full-sized countertop blenders, and better at mixing soups, mashing potatoes, preparing emulsions, whenever it’s best to bring the blender to the food to process it.
The better models are simple to use and clean and have longer cords to better reach around tables. The shaft of the blender should be detachable and dishwasher-safe, along with any bowls or attachments included.
Multi-use immersion blenders. These are versatile handheld blenders which have many attachments like whisks and chopper accessories, making them useful not only for immersion blending but also for chopping and cutting stuff like nuts and vegetables. The pricier models are better at making smoother nut butters and other purees, but even budget units are versatile tools capable of many duties.
Basic immersion blenders. For basic kitchen tasks like blending soup or mashing potatoes, or making smaller amounts of purees, basic models are good enough. These are simply a blender on a stem with a matching container, but do provide basic convenience around the kitchen.
Cordless immersion blenders. These are generally not as popular as corded models for they compromise some performance for convenience. Cordless units just can’t apply as much power as their bigger cousins, and many don’t hold their charge long enough to last the day. Most cost a bit more than corded models. [Read more…]