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Old 10-01-2004, 10:05 AM   #21
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What is a 'boat motor'?
an immersion blender. basically a portable blender - you hold one end and the other end has a blender thingy that looks like a boat motor. (sorry for the rotten description). they're handy because you can stick them in a pot of chunky somethings (e.g., potatoes) to make smooth somethings (potato soup) instead of having to pour it into a blender in batches.
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A stick blender or emersion(sp?) blender. I sure wish this place had spell check!
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:34 AM   #23
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oh ok... I know what those are. Ive seen AB use the quite often.

Are they really worth it though? I think I'll just stick to a food processor :) Now i have to start pricing some.
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Old 10-01-2004, 04:21 PM   #24
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What is a 'boat motor'?
It's Emeril Lagasse's pet name for his immersion blender. Some call it a stick blender. The blade is on the end you stick into the food.
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:41 AM   #25
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I have processor, which I have had for many year. I use it at least once a week. I don't have a blender but if I did, it would be a "boat motor", immersion blender. There are very few things that I would want to puree. The processor will do that if you let it go long enough, maybe. I use my "pulse" a lot of the time. My family loves cream style slaw with all the amenities. I don't cook the variety of the foods that the other do. Unless you cook bigtime, invest in the processor and go from there. It's up to the individual. I don't make shakes.
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Old 10-09-2004, 12:27 PM   #26
 
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I think that most blenders are primarily used to liquify. Vita mix blenders can of course do more.

A food processor with enough power, like a Cuisinart or a Kitchenaid, or a Robot Coupe -- don't liquify as well as a blender, but they can do so much more: chopping uniformly, slicing, dicing, julienning, etc.

If you food processor has a food chute, you can do this without limitations!

I think each machine has a place in a well equipped kitchen.
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Old 10-10-2004, 08:02 PM   #27
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Hi pst1can! What brand of immersion blender and ice cream maker would you highly recommend? I saw a post here about Braun immersion blender.

I'm also considering the Cuisinart ice cream maker with 2 bowls.

I'd like your opinion please as I'm seriously petitioning Santa this Christmas. Thanks! :)
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Old 10-11-2004, 05:39 PM   #28
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Can't really help you with the ice cream maker ..... but I've got an old Braun immersion blender that is still going strong after 6 years. I think I paid something like under $20 for it at the grocery store.
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:32 AM   #29
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Thanks Michael for the input! I appreciate it! :) Will most probably get Braun.
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:32 AM   #30
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I have this processor- http://www.kitchenaid.com/catalog/pr...;productId=402
and really like it. It comes with several blades, including a mini bowl and blade for small jobs.
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