|09-27-2009, 05:05 AM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
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?
thanxs for helpers..
|09-27-2009, 03:43 PM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tulsa, OK
Start Date: February 08
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.
|09-27-2009, 04:15 PM||#3|
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Join Date: Aug 2004
WOE: My way - low carb
Start Date: Aug 2003
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.
|09-27-2009, 04:24 PM||#4|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
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.
|09-28-2009, 02:29 AM||#6|
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Outside Perimeter Atlanta Georgia
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WOE: General lower carb- fructose limited
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.
|09-28-2009, 09:28 AM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
WOE: 90%/10% Primal and Low-Carb
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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|09-28-2009, 09:29 AM||#8|
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WOE: Low Carb / Whole, Natural Foods!
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OP - An immersion blender would work very well for your needs.
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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