Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kitchen Gear: Immersion Blender

Ooooh... Ooooh... I got a new toy! After begrudgingly moving liquids from pots to food processor, usually in several batches, I got an Immersion Blender! It was actually a gift from my Mom for Valentine's, so really an extra special treat. She picked out the Calphalon 2-in-1 Immersion Blender for me.

I've purchased several Calphalon products in the past and been impressed with the quality. My favorite copper skillet is Calphalon and has held up well, under heavy use, for more than five years.

This guy comes with the stick attachment and a mini chopper bowl. I've got a recipe coming your way using the stick attachment tomorrow. Overall the motor was powerful and the attachment was easy to clean. I've yet to try out the mini chopper, but think it will be nice for smaller batch items, like pesto or vinaigrettes.

Admittedly, I was hesitant to bring another appliance into my teeny-tiny kitchen. Given the frequency that I use my food processor, I felt I could justify a smaller version with the versatility to handle liquids in the cooking container.

New toy, new toy lalalalaala. Coordinating recipe coming up.

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