- 1 Can you use a stick blender in a slow cooker?
- 2 What containers can I use an immersion blender in?
- 3 Can I use immersion blender in a bowl?
- 4 Do immersion blenders ruin pots?
- 5 Will immersion blender scratch stainless steel pots?
- 6 What is the best wattage for an immersion blender?
- 7 How do I use my immersion blender without making a mess?
- 8 How do I get water out of my immersion blender?
- 9 Can I use immersion blender for mashed potatoes?
- 10 Can I use an immersion blender instead of a food processor?
- 11 Can I use an immersion blender in a nonstick pan?
- 12 Is it safe to use an immersion blender in a Dutch oven?
Can you use a stick blender in a slow cooker?
A blending appliance I can put the stick blender straight into the slow cooker pureeing soups, sauces, desserts, drinks… I even use it when making yoghurt! This saves me time and minimises dishes, which for me, is always a big win.
What containers can I use an immersion blender in?
You want the blades to be completely covered in food or liquid, and a narrow, tall container means you don’t have to move the blender around as much as you would in a wide pot. Good options are a quart mason jar or a plastic pitcher.
Can I use immersion blender in a bowl?
You can use an immersion blender in a pan, a bowl, or literally any container you want to choose. However, it is best to avoid non-stick pans and glass dishes. The non-stick coating on certain pans can chip off too.
Do immersion blenders ruin pots?
Yes, immersion blenders will leave scratches on pans. Especially if you’re using non-stick pans, metallic immersion blenders can easily ruin it. Pans are usually too shallow and it’s difficult to not scrape the housing across the bottom.
Will immersion blender scratch stainless steel pots?
YES this can scratch non-stick pots. I ruined a good circulon sauce pot by holding the blender in one spot for too long. It wore away the coating. Since then I always hold the blender at an angle and do my best not to press it against the bottom of the pots.
What is the best wattage for an immersion blender?
Since handheld immersion blenders are primarily used for soups and other foods that are already soft, around 150 watts is good enough for blending. At 250 watts, you would be able to blend anything you need to typically blend with an immersion blender, such as baby food or thick stews.
How do I use my immersion blender without making a mess?
Use a high-sided container to avoid a mess. The best way to avoid messy food splatters is by keeping the blade completely covered during blending and by using a high-sided container like a Mason jar or tall pitcher.
How do I get water out of my immersion blender?
There’s an easy way to clean an immersion blender that’s actually kind of fun.
- After blending your recipe (like this creamy soup), fill a tall glass about three-quarters full with warm soapy water.
- Run the blender in the water for 10 to 20 seconds.
- Unplug the blender and dry with a paper or kitchen towel.
Can I use immersion blender for mashed potatoes?
A hand blender (immersion blender) will release too much starch from the potatoes and result in heavy and gummy mashed potatoes. When you use a hand mixer, you can whip in much more liquid and fat without releasing too much starch from the potatoes. It also results in a very smooth and creamy texture.
Can I use an immersion blender instead of a food processor?
The immersion blender works best with foods that contain a liquid element, like soups, scrambled eggs, or saucy purées. Their motor can be less powerful, so if you’re working with tough veggies or very large pieces of food, you will be better off with a traditional food processor.
Can I use an immersion blender in a nonstick pan?
Yes, you can make use of immersion blenders in your nonstick pots. Since an immersion blender scratches the bottom of the non-stick pots, you have to be careful by holding the blender at an angle or intentionally deciding to place the blade stick above the non-stick pot bottom.
Is it safe to use an immersion blender in a Dutch oven?
Editor: Because there is usually a guard at the end of the immersion blender, the blades usually cannot hit the bottom of a pot or pan. I’ve never had any problems using an immersion blender in my Le Creuset Dutch ovens.