Originally Posted by Robt
I bought a cheap Cusinart about a lot of years ago that I only use to puree hot stuff.
The first time I was trying to puree leeks and squash in the blender and it exploded- ok, flashed and popped all over me- I said never again. Hence my first outboard.
Other than really hot stuff, I don't use it.
I'm sure you now know this--I learned the same hard lesson. When pureeing hot things in the blender take the plug out of the top and as you blend, cover it with a towel so the pressure doesn't build up. Broccoli soup all over me and the kitchen was not a thing of beauty.