I've been eyeing them for a while and I think I want one. I make lots of soup, in a big stock pot (20-30 cups?). I currently transfer the whole thing, batch by batch, into a regular blender and it's a pain! Can I use the immersion blender in a pot that size? I know you only put in the tip of it, 6-7 inches or so but if I stir the soup will it really blend the whole pot? Thank you!
Immersion blender question
I can do a pretty large pot of soup with mine, though it does take quite a while to get it really creamy.
One thing to look out for in reviews is how long you can run the blender for. I was recently looking at a new one and found the instructions said to only run it for 50 seconds in every two minutes! Not anywhere near enough to blend a pot of soup and probably something I would have ignored. However having read several reviews form people who did ignore it and burnt out their blenders I am paying much more attention.
Thanks everyone! LaughingHyena, that is very good to know, thank you. I would never have thought of that!
My soup recipes make about 10 or 12 cups. I use a Kitchenaid immersion blender. I find it works well but there are occasional chunks of potato or broccoli or carrot that get missed. I could be a little more thorough to get them all. I imagine that would happen a little more in a bigger batch of soup, but I'd just have to be more patient. I really like the immersion blender for soup making, rather than ladling hot soup into a blender. I had more problems with overfilling/overflowing and burns when I used the traditional blender.
i love my kitchen aid immersion blender so much that i got rid of my stand blender (and my food processor, as mine came with that attachment also)
i use it in large batches (8 quarts +) of soup and tomato sauce as well as smoothies, homemade refried beans and even for homemade soap!
you'll love it! :)