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War/Immersion Blender. What is it good for?

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War/Immersion Blender. What is it good for?

pdxgastro | Nov 29, 2012 11:31 PM

For Turkey day I made acorn squash soup. My immersion blender did a beautiful job pureeing it in the soup pot.

Fast forward to dessert. I bought whipping cream for the pumpkin pie. I put the whisk and bowl in the refrigerator, as you're supposed to do. I whipped and whipped and whipped and I got tired whipping. So I got the bright idea to use the (now clean) immersion blender to help me out. It didn't really do a good job and it started smoking. One of my guests said his immersion blender instructions say not to use it for longer than 2 minutes at a time.

What the what?!

Is my immersion blender weak? Or did I choose the wrong tool for the job? (I do not have a hand mixer or I would have used that.)

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