Immersion blenders or hand blenders aren’t just for the cocktail bar anymore. This nifty little gadget takes care of jobs where the countertop blender and the cuisinart can’t. Have you ever been working on a recipe that calls for puree’ing a freshly cooked batch of tomatoes only to put it in your blender and have it explode all over your kitchen? Fear no more, the immersion blender is your answer! How about wearing out your arm making real whipped cream? Bring in the immersion blender!
For making smoothies to mixing soups, this handy blender save you time in the kitchen and cleans up easily.
I have found 2 blenders that have high user ratings and that fit the bill for my use. The first is the Cuisinart CSB-77 Smart Stick Hand Blender and the second is the Waring Pro SB10 Professional Immersion Blender at Orange Tree Imports in Madison.
To get everyone started off, I have included a delicious and balanced recipe for Potato and Leek Soup. I have adapted from Julia Childs “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”