Q: I just got a hand-held immersion blender for a holiday gift, and I'm quite excited about it.
I've heard that it's the best tool for making incredibly light whipped potatoes — but I can't find a good recipe! Can you help?
Sent by Rob
Editor: Rob, we've written about why mashed potatoes and blenders don't mix, but we were mostly referring to more powerful countertop blenders (and food processors). There was a reader comment that mentioned that immersion blenders made great mashed potatoes too.
So our suggestion would be to start with the following tips, and then very slowly process your potatoes until they are smooth as you like them!
• Secrets of Awesome Mashed Potatoes
Readers, do you have a specific recipe or more tips for Rob in his immersion blender adventures?
Related: Can You Help Me Find a Really Quiet Blender?