What can be done with a dip blender
An immersion blender has long appeared in the kitchen, but not all women are familiar with its capabilities. From this article you can find out what can be done with an immersion blender and what advantages it has.
Benefits and features
Most housewives compare blenders with food processors, so they think that they don’t need the first option. However, despite the similarity of devices, they have numerous differences.
Advantages of the blender:
- In this device, there are options not only from the food processor, but also from the mixer, along with the manual "press" to create mashed potatoes;
- the unit has a small size, which indicates its mobility;
- quick build;
- as there are knives in the device, you will not need numerous nozzles;
- high performance.
What a blender can do:
- finely chop vegetables, fruits, meat in any form (except frozen);
- make mashed potatoes;
- produce mixing components to create a sauce, mayonnaise, cocktail.
To mash hard foods, you will need to pre-cut them into small pieces, adding a small amount of water. With this manipulation, the device will easily turn products into a puree state.
If you got an immersion model, then you can grind with it using different types of vegetables and fruits in any container. Such a blender has a small size, many options, and can in a short time turn into a puree any products. Such a device would be indispensable if you regularly make cream soup, smoothies or various sauces.
How to use
Many manufacturers recommend using the device in order to grind not very solid types of products. This suggests that you do not need to grind the crackers, coffee beans and frozen pieces of meat in the device. However, there is a little trick. For example, if your recipe says that you need to use small pieces of celery root, then you should add a small amount of liquid to the bowl.
As a rule, in the configuration there are special cups or glasses, which are loaded products. If you plan to use other bowls, remember that sprays will appear while using the device.
The minimum mark of loading should cover the lower leg, which is engaged in cutting. Doing cutting just boiled raw materials also can not. Wait for the products to cool down to at least 70 degrees. Before beating, you should check the vegetables and fruits for the presence of seeds. If you can not decide at what speed should use a blender, start with a minimum transfer, gradually increasing the number of revolutions.
If there is a whisk in your device, it is intended for whipping proteins. In stationary blenders this function is not. In this issue, immersion models bypass stationary.
How to choose
To choose the most appropriate model of the immersion blender, you need to build on certain characteristics. Consider the following options:
- power level This indicator affects the speed of work. The higher the power, the less time you spend on grinding;
- additional nozzles. Many manufacturers offer complete units with replaceable nozzles. There are models with a whisk, a nozzle for splitting ice, with special knives and other additions. Decide what you will do with the device, then choose a blender;
- weight. Immersion devices will be constantly in hand, so this item has significance. Purchase the device that is comfortable for your use;
- material, from which the “leg” of the device is made. The strength of the material affects reliability. In this case, it is worth paying attention to the fact that metal models will have a more substantial mass;
- presence of tanks. Although the blender can be used in any saucepan, manufacturers add a few bowls to the set. Glass and plastic bowls are convenient because you do not need to look for suitable dishes for beating or cutting. There are also special containers for shredding, whipping or cutting solid products.
Choose an immersion blender with all the responsibility to be pleased with your purchase. If you make the right choice, this device will become a reliable ally in the cooking process.
Each blender may contain several types of nozzles. Many housewives ask themselves the question: what is the purpose of this or that type of nozzle.
Must be present nozzle on the leg. It helps to mash various varieties of products, and also mixes the ingredients for the sauce. Some devices are equipped with a special whisk, with which you can beat the eggs, and there is also a bowl with a small knife-mill. This addition will help chop nuts, as well as grind meat with vegetables.
There are devices in which there are interchangeable nozzles, cutting into pieces of different shapes. If you purchase a similar blender, then get rid of the need to buy a food processor. In stationary devices there are special nozzles that can prick ice. If this supplement is not in your manual unit, it cannot be used for frozen water and juice.
For any technical tool should be looked after. Blender is no exception. The area where the motor is located and the switching speeds, you must wipe the top with a damp sponge. It is strictly forbidden to put this part in water or to load it in a dishwasher! Parts such as the bowl and replaceable nozzles can be cleaned under a stream of running water. Some models can not be loaded into the dishwasher, but most of the nozzles should be washed in this way, which greatly simplifies the cleaning process.
If you worked with fatty products, you can use a liquid detergent, then rinse the parts under water, wipe and dry. Washed and dry ingredients are collected and placed in the space provided for them. Some blenders are equipped with a self-cleaning function. It allows you to quickly wash the product. At the end of the procedure, you need to remove the water and wipe the blender dry.
With this device you can cook a variety of dishes. There are many delicious recipes in which there are different ingredients.
You will need 1.5 liters of chicken broth, dried mushrooms, 500 grams of fresh leek, 1 onion, 50 grams of green onions. Also in the recipe there are cream in the amount of 200 grams and 500 grams of potatoes.
To begin with, we put dried mushrooms in broth for about an hour. Then put in it peeled and diced potatoes, set on fire. At this time, cut and fry the onion until golden brown, add it to the already boiling water and cook the soup until done. At the end, add the cream and grind the soup with a blender until smooth.
Pumpkin Cream Soup
For this dish, you need to prepare 1 kilogram of pumpkin, 2 tomatoes, one head of garlic and a liter of broth. Prepare a low-fat cream in the amount of 200 ml., Butter 100 gr., And one red onion.
To cook syup mashed potatoes, you need to fry the vegetables, add the sliced pumpkin to them. All components are cooked for about 20 minutes. 5 minutes before readiness, add the broth and wait until it has evaporated. Now you can put the soup in an immersion blender, pour in the cream and beat well.
Served immediately after cooking. Cream makes the texture more delicate, so choose quality products. You can decorate the soup with fresh herbs and sour cream.
You can experiment and combine different ingredients. The submersible blender is able to make life easier for every housewife, and make the process of cooking faster and more convenient.