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Old 11-12-2017, 03:41 PM   #1
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Immersion Blenders....

I have been eyeing them for awhile...

Thoughts ???

Dan

p.s. I keep eyeing the Breville BSB510XL
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:38 PM   #2
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Stick blenders? I like them, but rarely use them, they get into drawers and never come out. They have a narrow range of use. You can't replace a regular blender with one, but maybe half or more of the times that you would use a blender you can substitute the much more convenient stick. When you're through, stick it in water and blast it clean in a second, wipe it dry. If you do a lot of ice cream or yogurt drinks, this is the best.

You can't easily crush ice. The bearings wear easily, and really need to be lubed with plain mineral oil occasionally. The only have a two speed setting. They don't last very long, but they are relatively cheap.

Christmas is coming, find a ten dollar one somewhere, work with it, see what you think. Feel free to file the edge of the blade s with a rotary tool. Again, seriously, if I had a convenient place to store it, the thing would come out all the time.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:29 AM   #3
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I like my Cuisinart boat motor. It doesn't seem to get used as much as my Kitchen Aid blender, but it is quite useful for blending sauces in the pot. Make sure that you have a deep pan, or you will make the mother of all messes.
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I have one that I have had for YEARS (like 20 or so, don't even remember the brand) not used a lot, but when you need one they are great. Use it to blend soups and sauces that need that smooth consistency.

Edit: Just went and looked and mine is a Braun - its so old the plastic housing is starting to yellow, but its a tank.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:19 AM   #5
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If you can, get a stainless steel model. They last much longer than the plastic ones. I'm on my second one and stainless is the best.
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The cheap ones make excellent marital aids.
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The cheap ones make excellent marital aids.
stir it up, little darling... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4Zm6YRHDk
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I'm a fan of the Bamix Gastro model. Bamix makes a quality product


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Or you can pick up a black friday ten dollar unit and decide if it's right for you before buy something that's got some quality.

I figure that the only really significant difference in actual performance would be the quality of the blades and the power of the unit. Of course the disposable units are, well, disposable.
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