Stick Blenders

The stick blender is a unique kitchen appliance that was invented by Roger Perrinjaquet of Switzerland. He patented his idea for this uniquely styled blender in 1950. By the 1960s the stick blender was used in professional kitchens in Europe. It wasn’t until the 1980s that it began to be used in the United States. Now there are home use models of the stick blender that are being used in kitchens everywhere. Stick blender is another name for an immersions blender. This is a kitchen appliance that is also known as a handheld blender. It is a very handy tool to have in the kitchen to blend or puree foods like soups, sauces and mixes that you would otherwise need a regular blender for.

Since the stick blender is an immersion blender it is designed much like a stick and is to be inserted into the food for blending, much like you would with a wire whisk. The difference is that it is operated by electricity and will whirl, whisk and blend your food faster. This is a single hand held device so you do not have to drag out a large blender with mixers and a bowl when you want to blend a fruit smoothie or other type of drink such as a mild shake or protein shake quickly. It cuts down on clean up time too.

There are a variety of stick blenders on the market to choose from. Some are battery operated and have no cord to worry with. Others may have a cord. There are all kinds of attachments you can get for stick blenders now too. This longer the stem it has the better it is for blending foods in tall pots or bowls that another type of blender would be too short for. However, the stick blender will not completely replace the standard kitchen blender because you will find it will not blend everything. When shopping for stick blenders you look for one that you can immerse fully in water for cleaning. Some of the stick blenders have heat resistant attachments that you may want to get along with various other types of attachments. The heat resistant attachments are for use in hot foods like soups and sauces.

The Oster 2609 stick blender is popular with American cooks. It is ergonomically designed so it fits comfortably in the hand. It comes with a blending cup. This is model also blends foods at variable speeds. The color is white with stainless steel.

The Cuisinart CSB-78 Smart Stick plus Cordless Rechargeable stick blender is another popular choice with cooks. This is a cord free model that comes with a rechargeable battery that last up to two minutes of continued use on a single charge. This stick blender has a brushed stainless steel shaft that is long enough to reach inside pitchers, pots and tall bowls. It also is also ergonomically designed for easy handling. Included is a 16 oz. measuring cup and whisk attachment. The whisk attachment is perfect for whisking egg whites. This unit also has a nut chopper attachment and is dishwasher safe. There is also a 3 year limited warranty on this model. Prices vary depending on who you buy it from so shop around for the best pricing on this unit.

Another good brand to look at is the Dualit 88860 500-watt stick blender. This blender has stainless steel blades and a powerful 500 watt motor. Look for stick blenders in fine kitchen utensil stores everywhere. They are compact and easy to use and easy to store. One will not take up a lot of room in the kitchen. You can even keep yours in a kitchen drawer within easy reach.

This Stick Blenders Review is Written/Updated on Mar 12th, 2011 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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