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Old 10-07-2007, 02:06 AM   #1
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Transfering soup to container or blender

I'm pretty new at cooking, and wondering what's the best way to transfer a sauce pan full of soup into a blender, or into a container for storage. Pouring right out of the sauce pan tends to make a mess.

I suppose a ladle?

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Old 10-07-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
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Seriously, pouring is the fastest way. Position your pan/pot at the 50% mark over your target and SLOWLY tilt it forward. Once you have started a stream, you can increase the volume (tilt more heavily) and move backwards away from the 50% mark. The key is to start slow, get some mix in the catching vessel (to avoid splatters from a heavier flow), then adjust positioning based on tilt and flow.

Practice with the pan/pot in question and your blender/container with some water. It’s not that hard once you get the hang of starting slow to prime the receptacle and then move positioning for greater flow.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:38 AM   #3
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Thanks, sounds like it should work.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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Use a ladle.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:26 AM   #5
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Sorry I am confused, don't know what the fifty percent mark is.

As an old chemist can pour almost anything. But agree with the idea of playing with water before you do the real thing.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:31 PM   #6
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A ladel is the most obvious choice. But, if you have a 2-3 cup measuring cup you can dip it out with that - they have a pour spout.

Something you might want to consider is getting an immersion blender (sometimes called a hand blender or stick blender), you can get a good basic one for $20-50 - check at Target or WalMart or on the appliance aisle at your grocery store. This will eliminate the need to move hot soup to a counter-top blender, and does just as good of a job.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:41 PM   #7
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Sorry I am confused, don't know what the fifty percent mark is...

I think he's talking about pouring into the middle of a container or blender vessel rather than near the edge
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:29 PM   #8
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I agree that practise makes it less messy. I also have Pyrex saucepans with a pouring lip. I sometimes use a funnel.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:29 PM   #9
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I agree with Michael. But, if you don't want to puree....use a ladle or, as suggested, a 2 cup measure is great. Also, start that way, and then when there's not too much left in the pot, it will be easier to handle to pour from it.
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I think he's talking about pouring into the middle of a container or blender vessel rather than near the edge
Exactly! Hang your pouring device over the receptacle at the 50% mark and start the steam slowly (the stream will hug and pour down the wall of the pouring vessel as it begins) then back off as it begins to pour well.
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