It’s a fact that storage areas are becoming more and more rare in the kitchen. With the many appliances already taking up necessary space in your kitchen, you may no longer have room to even add one more appliance.
You may need at least one more appliance which can help you and it could be the hand blender. because it’s not only small, it’s versatile enough to be useful for every day kitchen prep.
The hand blender, or immersion blender, is small enough to fit into any sized kitchen. Plus, it can whisk, chop, puree, and blend food just like its big cousin.
The hand blender, also known as a handheld, a stick blender, or immersion blender because the head of this small kitchen appliance can be immersed directly into the food you will puree, is the ideal small kitchen appliance. It can do a number of jobs that a blender, a chopper, and even a food processor can also do. The best reason to get one if you don’t have any of these appliances yet is that it’s small enough to fit your small kitchen.
Still not convinced? Here are four more reasons why this small handheld blender is needed in your small kitchen:
1 Storage is easy.
It’s so small and compact it fits in a kitchen drawer. It should fit in almost any drawer and if you don’t have drawer room, it can be stored standing up in the cabinet, too, with its attachments. Either way, it takes up little room and what little room you do have is ample enough to fit it.
2 The attachments mean versatility.
Depending on the model and make of the hand blender you have, it can come with various attachments which do a variety of tasks. Use the whisk to expertly whip egg whites into soft peaks or make an easy whipped cream. Use the chopper attachment to roughly or finely mince onions, garlic, or even tomatoes for that all-important trio of Pinoy cooking. Use the beaker with immersion head to puree fruits to make into a smoothie or liquefy mushrooms into a creamy mushroom soup. You can even make the freshest baby food using this handheld device! Just boil or steam the vegetables until softened and mash to your desired consistency.
Whichever use you may need a bigger appliance for, you can do it using this handheld version, too.
3 You can puree in the pot for easier cleanup.
A regular blender needs to be able to fit all the ingredients you add into it but with a handheld blender, there’s no need! You can place the immersion head straight into the pot you cooked the potatoes and carrots in, and start blending without having to transfer the mixture to another container. Since it’s only the head that’s submerged in the food, a quick rinse in soapy water is all you need to get it cleaned, too.
4 It’s not heavy.
Since it’s handheld, it has got to be light enough to be held in one hand. That might be the best characteristic of this blender. It’s not bulky at all, unlike a regular blender with its large and heavy jug. The heaviest part is the actual body of the blender but since it’s long and slim, it’s easy to handle and use with a simple push of a button.
Small kitchens need not have all the appliances a bigger-sized kitchen may contain, but with appliances which are built to be smaller, your options to have appliances just as powerful as a full sized one are available. It’s just a matter of discovering for yourself just how useful these small appliances can be for you.