An immersion blender is a handheld electric appliance for blending or grinding food with a protected blade that can be submerged in the food being processed.
Immersion blenders prove to be a handy tool for more than their compact size and easy-to-clean parts.
Also known as hand blenders, immersion blenders are easy to use, to clean up and can be used for more than just make soup.
Immersion blender can be a great addition to your kitchen tools because they are compact, cheap, versatile , portable and cut down on clean up time.
When you’ve got small tasks at hand — like beating a few eggs, making whipped cream, or mixing salad dressing — or a job where more flexibility is desired, then your immersion blender is the best tool for the job.
Immersion blenders aren’t quite as strong as to stand blenders, so the motor and blade might not hold up well with hard items like frozen foods and ice over time.
An immersion blender in the pot is more durable and less clean up when you are cooking. You don’t need to take something (sauces or soups) off the heat when you can blend and puree’ in the pan.
This is what I use my immersion blender for 95% of the time. It cleans up in a cup of warm soapy water and then back in the storage case, unlike washing a blender carafe’.
Use an Immersion Blender For:
An immersion blender is a kitchen tool that used for blending soups, sauces, and other liquids. Basically a stick with blender blades at the end of it.
- Beating eggs
- Dutch baby and pancake batter
- Making whipped cream
- Vinaigrette and dressings
- Chunky salsa
- Smoothies without hard ingredients
Advantages of Immersion Blender
- It is handy to use.
- It occupies less storage.
- It can help you in blending smoothies, lassi, purees, and hot and cold blending too.
- It is easy to use and hold and gives quick blending.
- It is cost-effective as compared to a Stand mixer.
Disadvantages of Immersion Blender
- However, it can’t run for a higher time. In some of the blenders, 0ne or two-speed settings are given.
A immersion blender can be used to make things like drinks or soups right in the serving container rather than putting all of the components into a larger blender, mix them up, and then pour them into glasses or bowls.
Is an immersion blender worth it?
Yes. Call it a stick or hand blender/mixer, easier to say and spell.
I have had my Bamix stick blender for more than 6 years, it’s very simple to clean and maintain, with 3 blades for mixing, whipping, and chopping.
It whips cream in seconds, makes cake & pancake mixes, and purées soups and sauces.
I also use it for my breakfast smoothies since it’s tough enough to chop frozen cubes of passion fruit.
What are some of the best immersion blender hacks?
My choice stick mixer, immersion, or hand blender trick or hack is to use it in creating an emulsion.
For example, mayonnaise or vinaigrette where you are supposed to add your fat slowly as you quickly whisk it into your acid.
Instead, I put all of the ingredients into a cylindrical vessel, notice that everything sinks, and the oil is suspended on the top.
Then I put the mixer all the way flush to the bottom and turn it on the stuff at the bottom is mixed but the oil remains on the top.
Then as I slowly bring the mixer up towards the surface more and more oil is incorporated and if you do it right you end up with a perfect emulsion in half the time.
I hope you have get ideas of Benefits of an immersion blender for your kitchen .