15 Immersion Blender Uses & Techniques For Your Kitchen

Immersion blenders, also called stick blenders or hand blenders, are a piece of cookware that have traditionally been overlooked and ignored by many chefs for years in favor of more traditional blenders that are less efficient. While some inexperienced chefs have been struggling with difficult to use food processors that have tens of spinning, razor sharp blades that still leave your food lumpy the experienced chefs are enjoying their delicious food and immersion blender.

Immersion Blender Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of using an immersion blender instead of a traditional blender or food processor is its ease of use. If you are able to use a pencil then you have the required skills to use an immersion blender! All you have to do is mix your ingredients in a pot or bowl, put the blender in the bowl and select your desired setting and press start. Then, when you are done cleaning up is even easier.

How to Clean an Immersion Blender

The easiest way to clean an immersion blender is to fill a sink with soapy water and scrub. If you cooked something sticky or did not clean up right away you might have to get out a sponge and scrub. If you cant stand doing dishes by hand many immersion blenders come with detachable parts that are dishwasher safe.

Most blenders on the market will be powerful enough to take on any task you give it. Many times immersion blenders are best used for small, quick meals or recipes but donโ€t necessarily count them out of big jobs. Small recipes often only need a few ingredient blended up, making it inefficient to use a large blender or food processor for the job, which is where immersion blenders come in to the kitchen.

They are the perfect tool for mixing any kind of dip, mix, batter or any other kind of dish you could be making. If you are feeling more adventurous you can even use it to blend smoothies, shakes and even fruits and vegetables.

If you are a cook that is currently in the market for an immersion blender some brands that you should consider checking out are Cuisinart, Breville and Kitchenaide. All of these brands make top of the line stick blenders that are sure to meet all of your needs.

Before making your final decision you should check for accessories that come with the blender. Some come with additional accessories like whisker, grinders and even choppers.

Patricia G. Mills

Semi Professional Baker

If you need help in the kitchen Patricia is here to help!