An immersion blender is a very handy item for your kitchen. Since it can be immersed inside of liquids, there is greater versatility with this lightweight, handheld blender. If you are considering purchasing one of these blenders or have recently acquired one, it is important to familiarize yourself with the product before using it. The instruction manual included with your immersion blender can fill you in on useful information and tips that will keep your blender versatile, easy to use, and long-lasting. It is very important that you take the time to familiarize yourself with the various speed settings that are on the immersion blender. This guide is here to lend a hand, offering you a look at the speed settings on the immersion blender, how to use them, and what to use them for.
Unlike the traditional blender, and immersion, or hand blender, uses speed settings variable with the attachment being used with it. A variety of attachments come with the blender, and optional accessories and attachments are also available to further enhance your experience. Let’s take a look at how you will use the most commonly included blender attachments.
The S Blade is one that most cooks will use often. It is used to puree, blend and crush and Is great for whipping up delicious smoothie and milkshakes, frosting, for crushing ice, making baby food, and a lot more.
The Multi-Purpose baled is used for shredding your foods. You can use it to shred meat, cheese, beef gravy, to crush ice, and more.
The beater/ frothier is used to froth and mix ingredients together. You can use this attachment for making batters, lattes and cappuccinos, milk, and more.
Use the whisk attachment when you need to whip ingredients together. You can use a whisk to make eggs, mayonnaise, pudding, and a variety of sauces.
The chopper is used for, what else, chopping! The possibilities are endless with the chopper, and you can easily use it for fruits, veggies, peanuts, hard-boiled eggs, cooked meats, and more.
You will also notice that most blenders have speed settings on them with numbers ranging from 1 – 5. The number should also be labeled with the action that it performs. For most items, a gentle pulse is all that it takes to mix ingredients perfectly together. The higher the number, the more power that you will get when using your blender. Never start at a high speed because this is likely to cause a big mess. Always start on the number one setting and increase the power as it is needed. This will vary according to the attachment that you are using with the immersion blender.
Helpful Hints for your Immersion Blender
An immersion blender is a very handy item that you will frequently use in the kitchen. You want to take the very best care of your blender to ensure that it is satisfactorily working every time you need it. Here are a few tips to help you better care for your immersion blender. Remember, always read the owners’ manual first!
· Yes, your immersion blender can be immersed into the liquid, but do not submerge the entire blender in the liquid. It is sure to destroy the machine.
· Wash the blender after every use.
· Place the blender in a dry space for storage.
· Always unplug your blender when it is not in use.
· Be sure that all attachments are locked securely in place before operating the machine.
· Do not touch the blades as they are very sharp.
· Do not touch the blades of the blender when the machine is in operation.
· The blender cannot be placed inside of water or used inside of a dishwasher.
We hope this speed setting guide helps you become familiar with the various speed setting and attachments that you will use with your immersion blender. We also hope that the useful tips come in handy and help you prolong the life of your machine. Be sure to read that owners’ manual before you use it, and in no time at all you will be using your hand blender like a pro! It is just that simple.