top 10 reasons..
We could go on endlessly (and probably are anyway), but here is why we feel you should own a hand blender. We hope you feel the same way as us about it by the end, and then can check out the results of our research on the best hand blenders to buy this year (2019).
A one size fits all kind of tool! One small machine, with many attachments to do pretty much everything, rather than a big machine just sitting taking up your valuable kitchen workspace. So easy to put together, use, clean, take apart, and store away. It’s easily stored away in a drawer or hung on a wall.
The blender goes into the food (as long as the end can fit into your jug or container), rather than the other way round.
so no transferring of hot foods from one pot to another container..and you don’t have to have to empty out the blender to sort each part of a meal.
less washing up
fewer containers = less mess. Also it’s much easier to clean an immersion blender, than a food processor or liquidiser!
no more trying to dig the last bit out of the food processor blender. Also you will find this little machine an incentive to get the creative juices going and blend your leftovers into something new. You get to save food and money – win, win !
…than getting a big all in one machine, but you can get professional or semi-pro blenders, and also really high powered commercial grade immersion blenders. You can spend more if you like!
it´s more portable
you move to where the food is ..on the stove or wherever, instead of having to transfer the food to a stationary processor. You also don’t have to pull it out of a cupboard and take ages to put together, and it doesn’t take up much space anyway!
a great starter kitchen gadget
It’s probably most people’s first kitchen gadget, and a great present to buy a student or new home owner. With some models you can just keep adding accessories as you build up your portfolio of techniques!
a design feature
It has become very desirable to have one, especially the pro models, the cordless blenders, and the stainless steel or retro styles.
the ultimate multi-tasker
It can do so many things you may never need any other kitchen machine! Starting with blending, puréeing and chopping, from soft to hard things like nuts (or even ice for some machines). Attachments usually allow you to aerate, whisk, slice and even mash !
Chef Gordon Ramsay has one at every station in his restaurants !
Why? First ,because it’s a Bamix and these immersion blenders are in a world of their own !
Second, he uses them as the perfect finishing tool at every station – foaming or giving bubbles to sauces.
Another PLUS... it got l'il ol me, Aoibheann, cooking more!
So, all in all the hand-stick-wand-immersion-blender thingy saves so much hassle, effort, time, money, wastage, & work. Makes you wonder what you did before you got them. We have created a quick blog post about hand blender FAQ´s that may answer some of your other queries.