I was debating on whether to purchase an immersion blender, but I am worried about not getting enough use out of it in my kitchen. I know that it is extremely functional for making soups and sauces without having to transfer to a blender/food processor but I want to know what other things everyone uses them for. I want to make sure I get enough use out of it to justify the purchase and find ways to use it in more than soups/sauces.
Additionally, any recommendations for good immersion blenders under $100 would be greatly appreciated. I am looking at either the: KitchenAid KHB300 Hand Blender or the Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender CSB-76.