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Old 02-09-2014, 07:26 PM   #31
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:00 PM   #32
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This is the immersion stick blender I have. sion-Attachments/dp/B00AN9UJ68/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391987922&sr=8-2&keywords=cuisinart+smart+stick+blender

In my opinion Vitamix blenders are 90% hype with an inflated price tag to make them look far more valuable than they really are. Lots of things are like that...cars, shoes, handbags and a multitude of other items.
I just thought of something I saw on tv about inflated prices. Two identical twins were standing on opposite street corners holding signs. One said HUGS $1.00 the other one said HUGS $2.00
Who do you think gave out more hugs?

Yep, the $2.00 guy. Everyone who was asked said they thought his hug would be worth more.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:09 PM   #33
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I just thought of something I saw on tv about inflated prices. Two identical twins were standing on opposite street corners holding signs. One said HUGS $1.00 the other one said HUGS $2.00
Who do you think gave out more hugs?

Yep, the $2.00 guy. Everyone who was asked said they thought his hug would be worth more.
I saw it too, except the first guy offered FREE hugs. And the folks still chose the $2.00 guy!
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:15 PM   #34
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Can an immersion blender do a lot of the things a Vitamix does?
Not comparable past mixing. I use my immersion blender for things I would never use a blender for. The blender is for things, I can't use the immersion blender for.
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Not comparable past mixing. I use my immersion blender for things I would never use a blender for. The blender is for things, I can't use the immersion blender for.

Would you give a few examples? Still trying to figure this out!
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I saw it too, except the first guy offered FREE hugs. And the folks still chose the $2.00 guy!

You're right Dawg! That makes it even worse.
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I don't do anything hot in the blender anymore. I use the immersion blender way more often than I use the blender these days, bread or cracker crumbs are better in the blender for me.

The immersion blender is quick to pull out, use clean and put away. I use it mostly for in the pot soups that need pureed, whipping cream, easy to puree foods. Whipping egg whites.

Blender tasks: Mixing spice mixes, crumbing, large batches of salsa. Otherwise I don't use it much, but I have had it forever and cannot replace it with anything for sale currently.
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This is what I have and I'm very happy with it. I think it's the same one Kayelle has.



I have never used anything that whips cream or beats egg whites better than this. I often use the the straight immersion function to puree soups, right in the pot. Clean up is easy. The whisk separates from that black thingee and can go in the dishwasher.
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I don't do anything hot in the blender anymore. I use the immersion blender way more often than I use the blender these days, bread or cracker crumbs are better in the blender for me.

The immersion blender is quick to pull out, use clean and put away. I use it mostly for in the pot soups that need pureed, whipping cream, easy to puree foods. Whipping egg whites.

Blender tasks: Mixing spice mixes, crumbing, large batches of salsa. Otherwise I don't use it much, but I have had it forever and cannot replace it with anything for sale currently.

Thanks! This is very helpful. What do you use to mix batters for baking?
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This is what I have and I'm very happy with it. I think it's the same one Kayelle has.
Yup Taxi, that's the one and I love it too.

For the very rare baking I do, I just have a hand mixer and it works fine. Heck, our grandmothers used a spoon. Shocking I know. There again, I don't need an expensive KitchenAid stand mixer, nor do I want to store one.
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