The pros and cons of immersion blenders
The immersion blender is immersive in every way, delivering high-quality food that speaks to the senses and a riveting chance to emulsify like an expert. That said, no appliance can check all the boxes—there are so many ways to cook, sautee, and bake, after all.
Alas, the immersion blender is a reliable tool you’ll want in your kitchen arsenal.
Looking for reasons to add an immersion blender to your kitchen? We have you covered:
● Portability – As a foodie, you’re often surrounded by an array of bubbling pots, sizzling skillets, and tantalizing tonics—all likely in need of a blend. Unlike a countertop blender, immersion blenders can be moved to different outlets – without having to lug around a heavy machine – allowing you to efficiently complete each task without having to move heated kitchen equipment or boiling liquids throughout the kitchen. Take this with you to prepare food at a family party or on vacation to make delicious fresh meals.
● Storability – There’s a time, place, and space for a full-sized countertop blender, but a sleek immersion blender can fit into the smallest of spaces like your kitchen drawer, leaving plenty of room for your mixers, sandwich makers, and espresso machine.
● Versatility – An immersion blender can operate at a variety of speeds with an array of attachments to create a bounty of tasty creations. Gearing up to craft a batch of pumpkin muffins? With a whisk attachment and a quick high-speed whirr, you can create an even-textured batter. And paired with a chopping bowl, making a crunchy walnut topping is a cinch.
● Cleanliness – To clean an immersion blender, simply detach the bladed head and wash it with hot water and a food-safe cleanser, ensuring you thoroughly clean the crevices. In a rush? Throw it in the dishwasher for hands off cleaning. To avoid build-up, completely dry the appliance before storing.
That said, there are a few factors to keep in mind when working with an immersion blender:
● Ingredient contents – Compared to a regular blender, smaller immersion blenders may not have the power to blend extra-chunky batches or harder substances like frozen fruit or ice. Instead, search for a sturdy immersion blender with multi speed settings to ensure you can blend and process every snack, meal, and dessert with ease.
● Splattering – If used incorrectly, an immersion blender may detonate a kitchen-wide splatter explosion. To avoid splattering, hone your angle and opt to use the blender within deep, wide vessels.