What can a hand held blender be used for?
Stick blenders are typically used when making sauces or blended soups. For example, you can boil up a batch of vegetable soup and then place your hand held blender directly in the pot to puree it. While in the past you had to transfer hot soup to an upright blender or food processor, this way you dirty fewer dishes. Hand held blenders are great for making tomato-based sauces, gravies, or even salad dressings. They can emulsify eggs in oil to make mayonnaise, or you could use them to whip cream and create dips like hummus. There’s no end to the range of possibilities in the kitchen.