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Old 09-27-2009, 05:05 AM   #1
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blender thing question

there are some recipes that saying need to blend things, for example for cheescake- blending cottege cheese, i wonderd if handblaender like this could do the work or i must the big blender to blend it, the little blender like this can blend thins like xanthan gum and such?

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Old 09-27-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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I love immersion blenders. Use mine for everything--especially soups in the pot and protein shakes. Mine have always handled xanthan gum just fine. I have burned through too many cheap models though, invest in a better quality one and it will serve you for years.

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It really depends on what you are blending. The immersion blenders such as you pictured will work for most things. But there are a few things it wouldn't work well for.
For blending the cottage cheese for a cheese cake, etc, it will work great.

It won't make almonds, etc into flour. A few things like that. But for "blending" most things they are great.

Sorry I couldn't be more specific than that.
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I think it wouldn't be great for something you needed to blend for a long time, like beating egg whites till stiff, or homemade mayonnaise, but they're great for a quick spin. Also nice for blending hot soups to make creamy soups.
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i need it for 2 things:
blending cottege cheese with xanthan and water,
and blend the davinci syrup with xanthan - its will work fine ?
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Yes, they work fine for the things you want.

I've made mayo with mine AND chopped a lot of ice into smoothies. For what you want, you don't have to spend much. I use mine all the time. The big blender only comes out on occasion.
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I think it wouldn't be great for something you needed to blend for a long time, like beating egg whites till stiff, or homemade mayonnaise, but they're great for a quick spin. Also nice for blending hot soups to make creamy soups.
Mine has a whip attachment and it works wonderfully for egg whites, better than a hand mixer lol Takes maybe 1 minute to get stiff peaks from 4 whites, so it's really fast too.
Mayo is super easy too, using just the standard blade setup, put a whole egg, salt, splenda and lemon juice in the bottom, set the immersion blender in (you need a mason jar or other deep container with a wide mouth so the blender just fits in) - and pour the oil on top, then blend for 5 seconds and then slowly bring the blender up through the oil to blend it in. About 30 seconds for a cup of homemade mayo
So a lot will depend on the motor strength and attachments.
If you're going to use it a lot, go for one with a whisk attachment in addition to the one that's standard - a food processor bowl
attachment is also a great thing. I haven't used my food processor, blender or hand mixer in years because this does it all lol

Here's mine. It's Studio D from dillards 400 watt hand mixer:
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OP - An immersion blender would work very well for your needs.



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I think it wouldn't be great for something you needed to blend for a long time, like beating egg whites till stiff, or homemade mayonnaise, but they're great for a quick spin. Also nice for blending hot soups to make creamy soups.
They actually work wonderfully for making mayo.

Here's my method...

3 egg yolks
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar
Scant amount of stevia
˝ tsp. sea salt
1 cup rice bran oil
2 Tbsp. whey


• Place egg yolks, lemon juice, ACV, sweetener, salt, and whey into a wide-mouthed mason jar.
• Top with oil and let the oil rise.
• Place the immersion blender on the bottom of the jar and pulse on and off, keeping the blender on the bottom, until mixture starts to emulsify.
• Then slowly, start to move the blender around, and then up and down, slowly, until completely emulsified.
• Put lid on, and let it sit out on the counter for 8 hours before storing in refrigerator.
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