I finally bought a Cuisinart immersion blender a few weeks ago. I dithered about this for a long time, and finally went with a medium priced model. It came with a whip and a vessel as well as a covered container for grinding. I've use all of the attachments at this point and they have worked well. I love being able to puree soup or a part of a soup, and I look forward to making hummus and salsa with it. I've done a rough chop with onions and garlic, and have made crumbs. I have also whipped ricotta and eggs and then mixed that mixture with cooked spinach--right in the pan. I am curious how other Hounds are using their immersion blenders. Perhaps you have an innovative way of using yours?