Favourite Kitchen Tools Series
“The best twenty bucks I have ever spent” applies to this small kitchen tool. This time, I will review a somewhat smaller appliance – powerful in its versatility and convenience – the hand blender, otherwise known as the Immersion Blender in my series, Favourite Kitchen Tools.
I now prepare many more pureed soups and sauces since the purchase of my immersion blender. I utilize the blender in the production of a wide range of food items, for example, baby food, pureed soups, pan sauces, applesauce, and morning breakfast drinks. This is a sequel to the recent post regarding my favourite kitchen tools (see “Time Saver, Money Saver, Food Saver”)
- Immersion Blender – A favourite Kitchen Tool
Favourite Kitchen Tools – My Immersion Blender
The majority of models are electric, although there are cordless immersion blenders available for household use. The blender is often a two-part wand; the handle (housing the motor), and the blender portion (the blade) enclosed in a protective guard. On the better models, the blender part of the wand can be easily removed for the purposes of cleaning. Commercial kitchen models range in size and power, which is why we often heard, “who’s got the boat motor?!” in the Club where I worked as a pastry chef.
If you have ever had the experience of ladling hot soup into a food processor or blender to puree, you will no doubt agree that it can be hazardous, messy and awkward. The immersion blender can be inserted directly into the cooking pot to puree the contents safely, quickly and efficiently. Storage space required for this appliance is minimal. Typically, when purchased, there is a mount included with the appliance, making it easy to position in an otherwise unusable spot on the pantry wall.
There is no doubt that an immersion blender will become a favourite in your kitchen tool collection. For your first experiment with your new immersion blender or the dusty one in the cupboard, try this recipe for an easy vegetarian soup puree called Tomato Dill Soup. You can find the link to recipe below. It is delicious served either hot or cold.
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