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Advice needed on buying a blender...

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by birdstock, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. I need to buy a blender that's suitable for making smoothies and soups. I don't want to spend a fortune and don't want it to take up too much room. I was wondering if any of you lovely peeps could recommend one? [​IMG]
     
  2. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

  3. Thanks for your replies! CQ - that one looks perfect! Think I might have to make a purchase [​IMG]
     
  4. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    They're great fun and convenient to wash up but every time I use mine the cooker and the dog and I get smothered in dinner. Mrs modelmaker has taken to hiding it.
     
  5. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

    LOL- How on earth do you manage that? I can't say I've had that problem. Do youlift it out of the pan while pressinghe button or something? I just hold it close to the bottom of the pan and swirl it about and I've never had any bother. For smaller quantities eg whizzing a can of plum tomatoes to make cheapskates "Passata", I put the contents into a measuring jug and blitz.
     
  6. I've done the carrot and corriander splatter painting as well - adds to the comedy if you get it all over your specs!
     
  7. I have never had an accident with my handheld blender.
    Don't remind me of the time I was making butternut squash soup and forgot to put the lid on my other blender though - lurrrrrrrrvely pattern on the kitchen wall [​IMG]
     
  8. RJR_38

    RJR_38 New commenter

    I love my stick blender for soup making and not managed to splatter it everywhere yet!!
    Sorry to hijack the thread but quick question for fellow stick blender users:
    I have some lovely new expensive saucepans and am a bit worried about using my stick blender in them like I did with my old ones in case it scratches off the non-stick stuff - can it do this or am I being paranoid as blade is sort of 'encased'??
     
  9. Si N. Tiffick

    Si N. Tiffick Occasional commenter

    I've always used mine directly in my pans- they are all decentish ones- and I've never damaged them. TBH, it hadn't ever crossed my mind that it might. Just checked, though, and they are fine, incl my big stock pot which sees a fair amount of blending action!
     
  10. RJR_38

    RJR_38 New commenter

    Good good! I didn't think it would...but I am a bit precious about them as not only are they anodised BUT they are enamelled purple on the outside :D
     
  11. I have knocked and bullied my pots for so many years - apart from one frying pan which I totally killed (a cheapo one which was designed to fry one egg and die) - they have all been very forgiving.

     

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