If you’re like most of us, you probably have a hand blender (also known as an immersion blender) lying somewhere around your kitchen or at the back of a drawer collecting dust. What a shame indeed, considering hand blenders are some of the most versatile and convenient tools that a cook could have in their kitchen. Today, we have a look at 5 benefits of using a hand blender…so grab yours, dust it off and start blending! You’ll wonder why you ever neglected your hand blender to begin with! Read on to find out more.
- Your Portable Kitchen Assistant
Anyone who enjoys cooking knows how much of a challenge it can sometimes be to find an adequate amount of storage space for all the wonderful tools and appliances you want to purchase. Thankfully, hand blenders are incredibly compact, portable and are the perfect addition to an already cramped kitchen space. Hand blenders are easy to store and don’t occupy large swaths of much-coveted counter space. The compact size of a hand blender also makes it an absolute breeze to clean, no matter how small your kitchen sink is!
- Dishwashing Made Easy
One of the most annoying things about using various kitchen appliances is the dreaded wash-up. Consider how much effort it is to clean a conventional blender — you have to get food off the blades and walls of the blender, wash the lid and then spend what seems like eons drying it before storage. Thankfully, the immersion stick in a hand blender comes off easily and is a breeze to wash. Most of them also come with machine washable parts, so you can choose to throw it in the dishwasher if you please. Taking apart your hand blender is without a doubt, a lot easier and less frustrating than washing a blender or mixer. That is all!
- Versatility At Its Finest
Whether you’re looking to blend a thick and creamy soup on the stovetop or are simply in the mood to whip up a delicious and healthy homemade salad dressing, a hand blender is there to do the job! The beauty of a hand blender is that you don’t even need to transfer ingredients or contents into another bowl or jug — simply stick your blender into your saucepan and blend away! Hand blenders are also incredibly helpful when you’re making smoothies or milkshakes in a hurry, as most come with a blending cup that allows you to prepare your drink in the very cup you’ll be drinking it out of!
- Hello Homemade Mayonnaise!
Making mayonnaise from scratch is a challenge, to say the least. Larger blenders aren’t the best tool to use when making mayonnaise unless you’re planning on making enough to feed an army, and making it by hand may land you in physical therapy. So, the solution? A hand blender of course! Hand blenders are both capable and eager to do the job and produce some of the creamiest, most delicious mayonnaise you’ll ever taste. Simply dump all your ingredients into the blending cup and whizz away. Hey, presto…instant mayonnaise!
Think that hand blenders are just for smoothies? Think again! We hope that this article has inspired you to dust off your hand blender, or even go out and purchase one if you don’t already own one. The possibilities are endless with a hand blender and you’ll find the task of preparing meals just that much simpler with its help. Happy blending!