I Finally Tried an Immersion Blender, and I'll Never Make Sauce the Same Way Again

Plus it's so compact, it fits in my silverware drawer

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Like so many others, I've cooked at home far more in the last year than ever before. Over the last 12 months, I learned new techniques, experimented with previously unfamiliar ingredients, and upgraded many appliances and pieces of cookware. But no matter how much confidence I gain in the kitchen, I'm continuously gobsmacked by everything I still have to learn. Take my most recent culinary feat, for example. Last week, I used an immersion blender for the first time, and not to be dramatic, but my life will never be the same.

In the past, I glazed over recipes with any mention of throwing all the ingredients in a blender. Whether it was for a smooth butternut squash soup or a homemade tomato sauce, I immediately moved on to the next recipe at the sight of the word "blend" because I've yet to find a way to fit a full-sized blender in my tiny kitchen. But with Nutribullet's sleek and compact immersion blender, I can blend, mash, and whip ingredients together without using a large appliance.

Nutribullet is practically synonymous with blenders, and its new immersion blender lives up to its reputation. The tool comes with a slim, handheld motor body, a stainless steel blending arm, and a whisk attachment. Depending on what you're mixing up, the attachments allow you to control speed and texture as you blend ingredients together directly in a bowl, pot, or even a cup.

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To buy: Nutribullet Immersion Blender, $50 at nutribullet.com

I gave it a try for the first time while making an enchilada sauce from scratch (another first for me, but that's a story for another day). With a pot of crushed tomatoes, broth, and spices in front of me, I apprehensively dove the stainless steel arm into the wet mixture and pressed the button on the body to turn it on. I expected glops of tomato to fly upward and splat onto my shirt, but instead, the device whirred away without a stray fleck of liquid in sight. I was amazed and gained enough confidence to punch up the speed. Shockingly, no mess was left behind, just an ultra-smooth sauce.

Now, I can't wait for another excuse to use the compact blender. It's ideal for soups, sauces, dips, whipped cream, and even mashed potatoes, so I'll be revisiting some long-forgotten recipes now that I have the tools to properly make them.

If you're in the market for a small yet efficient blender (this one's slim enough to fit in a silverware drawer), order Nutribullet's immersion blender today for $50. It's sure to open up a whole new world of culinary possibilities for you.

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