An immersion blender can be a very useful kitchen appliance. It can be used for many of the same tasks that you would normally use a larger blender or a food processor for, but it’s smaller size makes it easier to maneuver, easier to use, easier to store, and easier to clean. Below we have listed some of our favorite immersion blender uses. These suggestions will get your creative juices flowing and I’m sure you will be able to come up with many other ways to use your immersion blender.
Puréeing soups to the perfect consistency is one of the most common immersion blender uses. Many immersion blenders also come with a number of attachments that make them even more versatile. One common attachment is a whisk which will allow you to use your immersion blender to beat eggs, whip cream, make mayonnaise, or make anything else you would normally whisk by hand. Many immersion blenders also have a chopper attachment that will allow you to use your blender to do nearly any job that you would normally use a food processor for. A lot of people use their immersion blender in place of their food processor, and only bring out the food processor when they are making very large batches. Immersion blenders are also great for making smoothies, hummus, pesto, sauces, condiments etc.
In addition to the many immersion blender uses, these handy kitchen appliances are also a lot easier to use in many cases. They are perfect for small spaces, so if you live in a small apartment, a college dorm, or if you want to mix smoothies in your office, you can use an immersion blender rather than a large, countertop blender that takes up a lot of space. Immersion blenders are easy to clean as well. You can usually just run the blender in a bowl with some warm soapy water and many of the attachments are also dishwasher safe.
Many people that I’ve spoken to said that they use their immersion blender for almost everything that they used to use a regular blender or food processor for. An immersion blender is an appliance that can be used for so many things in the kitchen and has a lot of benefits over using bigger, bulkier appliances with lots of attachments. Many of them are also available for a very affordable price and an immersion blender would be a great addition to any kitchen.