Beyond Soups & Smoothies: 5 More Ways to Use Your Stick Blender

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I reach for the stick blender to make quick work of blending a big pot of soup, and it's also great for the morning on-the-go smoothie since I can blend it right in the cup. But beyond these two tasks, what else can stick blenders do?

An immersion or stick blender is a handy, inexpensive appliance that can often take the place of a food processor or regular blender. Its size gives it an advantage too — it's small enough to travel with but versatile enough to tackle some of these more unexpected tasks:

  1. Get lumps out: Stepped away from your gravy for just a bit too long and now it's lumpy? Buzz those lumps right out with the stick blender.
  2. Whip cream: Instead of hauling out the stand mixer or tiring out your wrist and arm by hand whisking, use the stick blender to quickly whip up some billowy whipped cream.
  3. Beat eggs: A stick blender can quickly whisk a large batch of eggs or Dutch baby pancake batter.
  4. Fix separated peanut butter: Use the stick blender to reblend separated nut or peanut butters back into a smooth, spreadable consistency.
  5. Puree fruits and vegetables: Instead of using a food mill or the food processor, use the stick blender to process tomatoes, applesauce, or fruit butters. Or whirl up a smooth salsa for taco or fajita night!

What kinds of tasks do you like the stick blender for?

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