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Old 07-13-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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Blending solids

In my limited experience, the problem with blending solids is that the food seems to form a sort of cavern around the blades which are then able to spin with no load. If you add enough water, there's something of a vortex and the food gets drawn to the blades but otherwise not.

I want to make these bean burgers: Chris' Black Bean and Rice Burgers Recipe | Recipezaar but I anticipate having to stop the blender continuously to push the beans down with a spatula.

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Old 07-13-2008, 10:48 PM   #2
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You're learning seans - a blender is the wrong tool to use for this recipe. Blenders are for liquid or liquidy ingredients ... not for something as dry as a couiple of cans of beans. You could use a food processor and the steel blade - or just use a potato masher to mush up the beans.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:22 AM   #3
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You're learning seans - a blender is the wrong tool to use for this recipe. Blenders are for liquid or liquidy ingredients ... not for something as dry as a couiple of cans of beans. You could use a food processor and the steel blade - or just use a potato masher to mush up the beans.
Potato masher it is. :) Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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potato mashers work great on stuff like this,,,,,,,,,look at it as wrist exercise..........I actually prefer the ones that are rounded on the bottom with holes in them but that's just a personal preference....any will do......
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