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Old 08-07-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
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Waring Big Stik Immersion Blender

I've recently come by a Waring Big Stik immersion blender with a 12" shaft.
Any tips or recommendations on how and what to use it for would be greatly appreciated.
E.G., what's the minimum diameter and height of a container that can be used with such a blender to puree raw blueberries?
And what container materials are suitable for use with such a device?

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Old 08-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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Love mine (but probably not the same brand - no cord on mine) I uses it to puree soups, stuff on the stove, etc. Just make sure the blender is deeply enough into the food to cover the holes along the sides of the blades, else it will splash all over. Be cautious about hot stuff so that you don't get burned. Most of them are heat proof to a fairly high degree but I make sure the buner is off before I mix.
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:29 PM   #3
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I use a blender like that to make applesauce, cranberry sauce, and blend soups. If it's a big soup, it takes a long time to blend.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:17 AM   #4
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I've recently come by a Waring Big Stik immersion blender with a 12" shaft.
Any tips or recommendations on how and what to use it for would be greatly appreciated.
E.G., what's the minimum diameter and height of a container that can be used with such a blender to puree raw blueberries?
And what container materials are suitable for use with such a device?
Isn't that a catering size blender?

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Old 08-08-2010, 01:34 PM   #5
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You could call it that.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:08 PM   #6
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That's one big ole honkin stick blender, Bill !!

These containers look like just the ticket for what you need.

http://www.globeequipment.com/Catalog/CAM!RFSCW4.html
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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You could always tie it to the back of a boat and go for a ride!
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #8
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I'm sure Tim Allen could at least double the horsepower...now it grinds hamburger too!

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Old 08-09-2010, 05:37 PM   #9
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In a 7" dia. by 4" high 3 quart saucepan, the minimum quantity that can be practically processed with the big stick is about 1 quart. In a smaller diameter and higher 3 quart pot it's possible that a somewhat smaller quantity would be the minimum quantity that can be processed.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #10
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I managed to use this tool to puree 4 pints of blueberries + 3/4 cup of brandy + 2 tbs of sugar, which when cooked down, was used to produce an excellent (to our taste) gallon of ice cream. The resulting ice cream, with and additional pint of whole blueberries contains about 2 teaspoons of cane sugar per 4 ounce serving. The next task for the big stik will be to make a couple gallons of tomato based spaghetti sauce.
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