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Old 01-15-2009, 02:14 PM   #11
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this might make me sound like an idiot :-P but I never knew what the difference was between a blender and a food processor. I mean, I kinda knew that you couldn't use a blender for food, but then again I thought maybe I was putting in too much or doing something else wrong, especially since a FP looks like nothing more than a wider blender :X Now I am justified in buying a nice FP for myself though!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:16 PM   #12
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I find the immersion (hand) blender to be the easiest and less messy method of dealing with pureeing soups and sauces. Much more control of the final results too.

Of course I have on occasion forgotten to take my finger off the switch before removing from the pot.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:26 PM   #14
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Just don't expect me to act surprised!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:29 PM   #15
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No need to be surprised nor act surprised -- As others have said, it's a handy machine!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #16
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One should never knock a good boat motor, as long as it is the outboard kind, or a good washing machine motor for that matter.
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Mav - I have had "Liquid overload" too. I am amazed that a 14 cup blender does not hold the advertised volume if it's wet. I have had very good success by lifting the work bowl and the blade as one. To do this, you will need to give the blade a little turn as you lift. It works for me - hope it works for you.

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You guys have been watching too much Emeril!
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If there is a bam in there somewhere.... LOL.

The problem starts before I lift the bowl out, when I turn it on. I think I am going to have to accept that only thick liquids in small amounts and food will go into it and go get my new blender LOL.
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If there is a bam in there somewhere.... LOL.

The problem starts before I lift the bowl out, when I turn it on. I think I am going to have to accept that only thick liquids in small amounts and food will go into it and go get my new blender LOL.
Buddy, you CAN process liquids in the FP. At home I have some info that tells how much each size can handle. Clearly you can put more dry ingreds in than wet.

Back in the day before immersion blenders, I used to puree soups in the Cuisinart all the time. also make drinks like Brandy Alex's.
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