Smoothie makers are a brilliant tool to have in the kitchen but they cannot perform all the mixing functions you might need. This article looks at the benefits of using a hand blender.
A hand blender or hand mixer is an essential kitchen helper if you ever spend any period of time making food from scratch. Hand mixers come in quite a few different types and versions, and so the key to getting the very most out of a great kitchen appliance is to find one that matches your basic needs and provides the level of functionality that you need. Consider that some handheld devices provide only basic mixing capabilities while others offer additional attachments that cause other kitchen uses too.
A hand blender providing the functionality that you really seek will be effective and versatile, taking care of quite a few different jobs within your kitchen. This type of automatic mixer should fit comfortably in the hand, and it should have perfect balance allowing it to complete the mixing tasks adequately without difficulty for you. Some of these handheld devices offer a set of metal whisks, which are made to complete many different kitchen tasks including beating egg whites, mixing puddings, whipping cream, mixing cakes, etc. in order to provide fast, easy and well aerated results.
Some hand blender appliances have dough hooks for preparing bread dough, and other dough mixes. Kneading doughs like these is not really a job for a hand blender – you will find you can do it twice as quickly by hand and probably get better results too! Stick blender attachments are often included, allowing you to increase the functionaity of your handheld device including blending and pureeing of sauces, soups, homemade mayonnaise, beverages, milkshakes, baby food, etc., either directly in the mixing bowl or pan, or even in a glass. In case you make your own shakes, smoothies or matching flavored drinks, a kitchen handheld blender will make your life much simplier and easier if you are preparing a simple, single-serving smoothie for yourself and are not using frozen ingredients.
There are many advantages to having a hand blender in your kitchen, especially if you like to experiment with new recipes and ideas. Hand blending devices are easy to use, but powerful, and to make sure they simplify many mixing and blending tasks without sacrificing quality in the operation.
Choosing the right hand mixer is going to be integral in being able to get the most out of the device in your kitchen. Shop around and make sure that you choose the right mixer to meet your needs, and choose the amount of functionality and user-friendliness you need.