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.)