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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!


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yes!  i've always done that.  you can move the blender around.  they rock. 

just be careful not to splatter.  dal is the worst to give you hot liquid soup burns. 


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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.

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Thanks everyone!  LaughingHyena, that is very good to know, thank you.  I would never have thought of that!
 

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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!


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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.

 

 

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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! :)



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