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Old 04-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #31
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Ooh, pretty.

What size do you have? How much does it weigh?

I once saw a gorgeous, large, granite mortar and pestle for quite inexpensive, but I was put off by the weight.
I got the square one at the bottom of the page. I only use it to grind spices so I didn't think I needed a huge one. It's probably 6 or 7 pounds. Well made and has a thick bottom. Should last lifetimes.

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #32
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I got the square one at the bottom of the page. I only use it to grind spices so I didn't think I needed a huge one. It's probably 6 or 7 pounds. Well made and has a thick bottom. Should last lifetimes.

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:55 PM   #33
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I love my Kitchenaid.
This is what I have too! I love it! Works like a charm, and parts clean up in the dish washer!
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:53 AM   #34
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This is what I have, and I really like it because it's more than just an immersion blender and imo you can't beat the brand name or the right price.

Shop Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender CSB-77 at CHEFS.

We got this one, but at Costco. I think it was $40.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #35
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So, Frank, did you buy two?
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #36
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I have a Cuisinart that works well. It came with a sack full of attachments that I have never used, however.

I used to have one made by braun that had a plastic housing at the business end - that was a fail! One of the primary things I use an immersion blender for is pureeing soups and sauces - they are hot and that plastic just didn't cut it.

One improvement I would like to see is a retractable cord on these things - the cord always ends up tangled and twisted.

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #37
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So, Frank, did you buy two?
No, we just got the one. I went a long time without one, it was rare that I said to myself I wished I had one. I have used it a couple of times and Kathleen has used it a couple as well. It is more convenient but not earth shatteringly so.

If it died today I would be more upset about the cost per use than being with out it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #38
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...If it died today I would be more upset about the cost per use than being with out it.

I agree, if you died today, you wouldn't miss it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #39
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The other day we bought a Sunbeam one, it works a treat!
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another vote for cuisinart. i almost got arrested when an ex -gf and i broke up, and she took my cuisinart boat motor out of my stuff (we shared an apt. on 72nd and colombus, just off:the park) and i took it back before she got home.

true story. nyc cops are great. they just gave her that look...


btw, imo, wolfgang puck stuff is crapola. my wife has bought his stuff, including knives and baking things on qvc ( she's addicted), and it's worse than the cheapest crap you find in chinatown on blankets on the street or in tourist shops for $5.

no offense, s&p.

maybe you got his original pre production swag.
We have Wolfgang's 3 piece set which includes a hand mixer, and a motor which is used with the standard blender, the immersion blender, and the food processor. Is it the most amazing thing I ever saw? No, but it does what we bought it for and that is small blender jobs, immersion blending, and the hand mixer is quite adequate. We needed things to stock the kitchen down here before we moved here permanently. I have my KA Pro stand mixer and KA Pro food processor for the big jobs.

The immersion blender is actually quite good, better than either of the other ones we've owned - both cheapies that my wife bought. She equates cheap with economical and I've never really convinced her otherwise.
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