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