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Old 11-02-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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Need Immersion Blender Suggestions

Yesterday my immersion blender stopped working, right in the middle of whipping up my morning smoothie. I felt totally helpless.

It wasn't the best blender in the world, so now I'm in the hunt for an upgrade that won't kill my thumb while I'm pressing the button down. I'm not wanting to spend more than, say, $80 (US). I'm considering the Wolfgang Puck immersion blender they sell at HSN...it says it has 500 watts of power, which makes me think it could even whip lowfat milk (would would be fab!).

Any thoughts? Does anyone one the Wolfgang blender or have another recommendation?

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Old 11-02-2006, 03:47 PM   #2
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If you use it a lot, pay more. My cheapo has 350 watts (maybe $15) and does the jobs I need it for. DS has a Cuisinart.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:50 PM   #3
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Lawchick - I don't know about the Wolfgang Puck blender but I'm sure it would be fine - what I wanted to say is if you don't want to use your thumb turn the handle 180 degrees and use a couple fingers to hold the button in.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:52 PM   #4
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For most jobs, anything over 150 watts is a waste. You're just blending liquids and soft solids.

I have a 200 watt Braun I bought for $20 with attachments from Costco and it does everything I ask with ease. You can spend more and get something more powerful but you may not need to.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:59 PM   #5
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I asked this same question several months ago:
Stick Blender Recommendations

I ended up buying a Braun & I love the thing!

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Old 11-02-2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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I asked this same question several months ago:
Stick Blender Recommendations

I ended up buying a Braun & I love the thing!

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Thanks for the link, Corinne. I ran a search before posting but I used "immersion blender" as the search term and it didn't bring me what I was looking for.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:14 PM   #7
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I bought an immersion (stick) blender at (of all places) Walgreens Drug store for $10. It works just fine and came with several different attachments. My brother (who is soooooo into fru-fru gadgets and cookware) spent $50+ on a Braun for me for Christmas one year and it never worked. Waste of $$ and I couldn't return it because I didn't have the receipt.

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Old 11-03-2006, 06:55 PM   #8
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I bought an immersion (stick) blender at (of all places) Walgreens Drug store for $10. It works just fine and came with several different attachments. My brother (who is soooooo into fru-fru gadgets and cookware) spent $50+ on a Braun for me for Christmas one year and it never worked. Waste of $$ and I couldn't return it because I didn't have the receipt.

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I wouldn't put too much trust in small appliances from Walgreens either because they are all of the no-name brand.


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Old 11-03-2006, 06:59 PM   #9
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I don't care about name brands. I wasn't sure I'd even get much use from an immersion blender so I didn't want to spend a lot of $$. I was wrong about not using it much; I use the heck out of it. It's still going strong after 2 years.
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:47 PM   #10
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Whatever you buy pay good money for it. I believe you get what you pay for.

HSN and QVC sell a lot of cookware and everything that I have got from them in the last 15 years was truly great.
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