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Old 02-10-2014, 01:02 AM   #51
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Bingo !!!!

Now I see it's the same blogger telling you to use an expensive food processor.
Personally, I wouldn't trust her recipe's either.

Now that I think of it, she wasn't very helpful when I asked her on her Facebook page whether anything could be substituted for the Vitamix. Hmm.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:21 AM   #52
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Now that I think of it, she wasn't very helpful when I asked her on her Facebook page whether anything could be substituted for the Vitamix. Hmm.
KG, I would just get an immersion blender! They're fun. I only have a basic one, but if you can get one with all the bells and whistles, I say go for it!
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:29 AM   #53
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KG, I would just get an immersion blender! They're fun. I only have a basic one, but if you can get one with all the bells and whistles, I say go for it!

I've got my eyes on the KitchenAid 3-speed immersion blender. It was rated the highest by Cooks Illustrated and got good reviews on Amazon. It's $59 at Bed Bath, but I just got a 20% off coupon. I'd love to use it to make my own mayonnaise, which should be pretty simple, right?
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I've got my eyes on the KitchenAid 3-speed immersion blender. It was rated the highest by Cooks Illustrated and got good reviews on Amazon. It's $59 at Bed Bath, but I just got a 20% off coupon. I'd love to use it to make my own mayonnaise, which should be pretty simple, right?
Perfect! You can make mayo in anything. I looked at mine, it has 9 speeds, but I've only ever used one. But it's got some age on it, and I don't know the current toys.

I would say get it, you won't be disappointed!
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:12 AM   #55
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Mayo is perfect for an immersion blender.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:23 AM   #56
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I use mine for making mayo and whipped cream. I have a large heavy glass similar to the ones that a bartender uses to mix shaker drinks in. The head of the blender fits into the base of the glass leaving very little room for the ingredients to escape the blade of the blender. Works great for small amounts of ingredients!

The biggest problem I have with the immersion blender is lifting it out of the liquid while the blade is still spinning, I'm a slow learner!
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:51 AM   #57
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Mmmmm...Milk Shakes!!! I have this one in the red, this is NOT an endorsement to buy one, it's just one of my odd purchases of appliances. The immersion blender makes quicker milkshakes. Since I have NO counter space, all my appliances sit on shelves in the dining area.
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I also use my immersion blender to puree fruit for mousse. I put the fruit in a 2 quart measuring cup. Then I whip the cream for the mousse with it.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:27 PM   #59
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Hot water for tea is usually not boiling. I think they are more talking about boiling soups that are very hot and can create a lot of steam to blow the top off. You would have the same problem with any blender if using too hot liquids.
"Hot water for tea is usually not boiling". WHAT! People have been shut up in the Tower of London for such profanity!

I'm sure we've had this discussion before. Boiling water for tea. Off the boil for coffee.
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Mayo is perfect for an immersion blender.
I've got Ma's old Bamix. It must be 30 years old but still going strong. Does a lot of things that most immersion blenders can't.
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