Progress does not stand still and manual work in all spheres of life is replaced by an automated one. This concerns the work of housewives and cooks. To date, there is a whole gamut of devices and mechanisms that can help the hostess cope with many tasks in the kitchen. In this article, we'll talk about a submersible blender with replaceable nozzles. We'll tell you what it's for and what kind of submerged blender you'd better buy, how to use, and what you can cook with a submerged blender.
What can I do with an immersion blender?
The first blenders were intended for mixing beverages and showed a thicket with rotating blades inside. Later, their design was slightly modified in order for the device to cope with solid products. Still later, a new type of blender appeared - submersible. It is something like a mixer, in which the coronets are replaced with a knife-knife of a special shape. Such changes were aimed, first of all, so that you could use a submersible blender for cooking baby food . And in fact, the landlady using this miracle device could forget about tedious repulsion of vegetables in mashed potatoes and wiping food through a sieve - all this is successfully replaced by the blender. Today, the scope of use of a submersible blender has expanded from baby food to preparing meals for the whole family. With its help to prepare mousses, soups, mashed potatoes, various sauces, creams, pates, and some models equipped with "tricky" nozzles, I can even chop the ice.
The disadvantages and advantages of submerged blenders
The main advantage of submerged blenders in front of classic stationary ones is their light weight and size. In addition, after grinding the products with a submerged blender, you do not have to transfer the products from the blender bowl to another dish - submersible models can be used in any container of suitable size. Hooks, suction cups, clamps and Velcro, which are often supplied with submersible blenders, allow to place the appliance on the kitchen wall and, thus, additionally save the useful space of the room. The main disadvantage of submerged blenders is the smaller, in comparison with stationary models, power. If you have a very large family, for which you have to cook large volumes, or you often take in large companies of lovers to eat tightly, it is better to choose a classic stationary blender, because submersible models are designed to work with not too large portions of products.
How to choose the right submersible blender?
When choosing a blender, pay attention to the following characteristics:
- power . The higher it is, the faster and easier it will be to grind food;
- presence of additional baits . Very often manufacturers equip submersible blenders with replaceable nozzles - a whisk, a nozzle for splitting ice, nozzles with special knives, etc. Before choosing a model, decide whether you will benefit from the proposed nozzles or they will turn into your kitchen into useless trash;
- weight . Unlike the stationary, the hostess holds a submersible blender while working in her hand. Check if you can hold the device with one hand for longer than two minutes, and if not - rather, refuse to purchase;
- material "legs" of the device . The stronger it is, the more reliable the device. On the other hand, a submersible metal blender is likely to be significantly heavier than its plastic "brother";
- availability of containers in the kit . Despite the fact that you can use a blender in any pot or bowl that is available in your kitchen, manufacturers often offer a complete set of
blender one or more kinds of bowls. A submersible blender with a glass or plastic bowl in the kit will save you from having to pick up dishes for work each time. In addition, many models are equipped with special functional bowls - closed containers for shredding, whipping or grinding of solid products.
As you can see, when choosing a submersible blender you will have to work a little and carefully choose the model most suitable for your family. But the work will justify itself - in return you will receive a reliable assistant, greatly facilitating the hard daily kitchen work.