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Old 04-03-2006, 09:35 AM   #11
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I used my Cuisinart stick blender to puree cooked veggies from a pot roast to make flourless starchless gravy.

This is good for those who are on a low-carb diet and still want gravy form roasts and stews but without the flour or cornstarch to thicken them!


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Old 04-03-2006, 10:14 AM   #12
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I have a Cuisinart and I like it but now I think I would rather have the kind you can twist the motor off!

They are nifty gadgets.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:11 PM   #13
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Thank you to everyone for your suggestions. I'm glad I asked before I just bought the first thing I saw! You've given me some real helpful advice!
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:31 PM   #14
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I have an old Rival that was cheap it works great, a few weeks ago my neighbor was cleaning out her shed and was going to throw away a new cuisinart I jumped on that thing so fast.They are really good for pureeing soups and so forth.We had a great big industrial one at a few restaurants I worked at which where used to puree big pots of soup.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:38 PM   #15
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Bobby Flay used one of those on Iron Chef America! They are huge!!

And you're welcome, Corinne!
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:14 PM   #16
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Mine is a corded unit. That makes it a little tricky for me because I only have outlets on one side of my kitchen. There are none by the stove so I need to bring the pot over to the other side of the kitchen. If I were buying a new stick blender I might consider a battery operated or rechargable one, but I would not rule out another corded model.
Hmmm...

We currently have a corded Braun, but you have me thinking GB...

I'm pretty sure I have a small two stroke engine in the garage....

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Old 04-04-2006, 03:36 PM   #17
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I've got an old Braun I've had for about 10 years (it's one piece - the shaft does not come off of the motor) and it has a cord. I was going to get a "regular" blender in addition but this works so well for my needs that I just can't justify either the expense or extra space one would take up in my little kitchen.
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:49 PM   #18
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By the way, I never put mine in the dishwasher (the shaft part that is) even though it is dishwasher safe. To clean it all I do is fill a glass halfway with water and put a few drops of soap in than use the stick blender to whirl that around. Cleans it like a charm in just a few seconds.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:26 PM   #19
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Yet another recommendation for the inexpensive Braun.
I love to use mine for thickening soups or stews with the cooked veggies and the ease of cleaning is great!
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:58 PM   #20
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By the way, I never put mine in the dishwasher (the shaft part that is) even though it is dishwasher safe. To clean it all I do is fill a glass halfway with water and put a few drops of soap in than use the stick blender to whirl that around. Cleans it like a charm in just a few seconds.


These units should NEVER go in the dishwasher. Absloutely forbidden!
A quick rinse is all it needs.


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