Kitchens have a tendency to collect clutter. From extra dishes to single purpose gadgets, things that seemed like a necessity start piling up. Today’s article shares one person’s take on the blender. The blender is a kitchen staple to most (me included.)
Kristin Appenbrink shares her story of trading out her full size blender for an immersion blender. I Am Getting Rid of My Blender, and Here’s Why.
Sensationalized and slightly misleading headline aside, this is a worthwhile experiment. Kristen obviously used her blender for certain activities, such as making veggie smoothies and soups, and found a tool that worked better. In her case, an immersion blender combined with a mason jar.
Unlike most of the Internet, the comments on this post are worth reading. People shared their thoughts on using an immersion blender vs. a standard blender. From what I gathered, the immersion blender works well as long as you stick with soft items. You can blend fruits and vegetables, but not ice or nuts.
In my kitchen, we have a blender, but got rid of the food processor. We don’t use the blender regularly, but it’s nice to have when we do use it for smoothies, shakes, or frozen drinks. I even used it to chop pecans when making cookies. The blender didn’t work as good as a food processor for this task, but it was good enough.
What’s in your kitchen? Blender, immersion blender, food processor? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Photo by Kristin Appenbrink