At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

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10 Creative Ways To Use Your Immersion Blender

Sep 6, 2023

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Immersion blenders are the unsung heroes of your kitchen toolkit.

This kitchen magician might have a one-track mind—blending—and it does it incredibly well. But it’s not just a one-trick pony. You can use immersion blenders to whip up some soups, sauces, dips, spreads and even your favorite smoothies.

Think of them as the smarter, more versatile cousins of the regular blender. If you’ve ever found yourself in the kitchen dealing with a bubbling pot of soup that you need to transfer to a blender or, worse yet, had the lid pop off mid blend, then say hello to the immersion blender—aka your problem solver.

 

Hungry for more? From soups and sauces to smoothies and whipped cream, there’s almost nothing these little machines can’t do. Shop our collection of immersion and traditional blenders to find the one that’s right for you.

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Pros and Cons of Immersion Blenders

Pros:

  1. Exceptional Blending: The immersion blender excels in its core task: blending. It smoothly transforms ingredients into a perfect consistency, from silky soups to dreamy sauces.
  2. Versatility: You can whip up everything from dips to smoothies, making them a versatile addition to your kitchen appliances.
  3. Ease of Use: Unlike traditional blenders, immersion blenders dive directly into the mix. You can use them in the pot or bowl, saving you from the messy transfer of hot liquids.
  4. Easy Storage: Their compact size makes these blenders easy to store, taking up minimal space in your cabinets.
  5. Less Cleanup: With fewer components to clean compared to traditional blenders, immersion benders simplify the post-cooking cleanup routine.

Cons:

  1. Limited Function: While they’re amazing at blending, they might not extend to other tasks such as chopping or grinding.
  2. Less Power: Some immersion blenders have limitations in terms of power, which impacts their ability to handle tougher ingredients.
  3. Can Be Messy: While convenient, they can sometimes lead to splattering, requiring careful control to avoid turning your kitchen into an abstract art canvas.
  4. Not Always Cordless: Some immersion blenders might come with cords, making them slightly inconvenient in smaller kitchens.
  5. Noise Factor: Some can create noise while blending, which might be a consideration if you’re blending during quieter moments or around sensitive ears.
ways to use your immersion blender

10 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR IMMERSION BLENDER

Soups

Transform chunky soups into a velvety liquid directly in the cooking pot. There’s no need to transfer hot liquids, which makes the cooking process a lot smoother (plus, less dishes to clean!).

Savory Sauces

Elevate your culinary creations with luxuriously smooth sauces. Whether it’s a rich marinara or a delicate hollandaise, your immersion blender ensures flawless texture.

Delightful Dips

Dive into the world of dips by blending ingredients into creamy concoctions. From guacamole to hummus, the immersion blender ensures a consistent blend every time.

Smoothies

Wave goodbye to lumpy smoothies because the immersion blender whips together fruits, veggies and supplements into a vibrant, nutrient-packed mix.

Milk Froth

Be your own barista. Froth milk to perfection for a café-style beverage that’ll leave you wanting more all day long.  

Whipping

Take your desserts to new heights. Blend effortless whipped cream or decadent toppings that transform everyday treats into true delights.

Baby Food

Introduce your lil’ one to a world of flavors with homemade purees. The immersion blender ensures that fruits and veggies are perfectly smooth and safe for tiny tummies.

Salad Dressings

Create personalized dressings that complement any salad. Blend together herbs, oils and vinegars for dressing that add a burst of flavor to your greens.

Homemade Mayo

Whip up a batch of creamy, homemade mayo that’s free from preservatives and additives. Use it on sandwiches, salads and more for a home-cooked feel.

Salsas

From mild to fiery, your immersion blender helps you prepare vibrant salsas bursting with fresh ingredients in every bite.

 

Hungry for more? From soups and sauces to smoothies and whipped cream, there’s almost nothing these little machines can’t do. Shop our collection of immersion and traditional blenders to find the one that’s right for you.

Explore Our Collection of Blenders

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