If the entire world went to shit, and for some reason, all of the heavy-duty, luxurious kitchen appliances needed to be melted down to make metal panels for spaceships, and you could only keep three of your favorite electric cooking tools… A stick blender had better be one of them.
And not just a regular stick blender, but a blender that is going to stand the test of time. Get a name brand when it comes to stuff like this. When it comes to appliances, the cheaper it is, the more likely it will explode. (Note: most things won’t explode, they will just stop working, but technically everything has a small chance of exploding, so.) This is not true 100% of the time, of course, but it’s a safe investment rule.
I am going to sound like a mom right now, but if you don’t have a stick/immersion blender – you should get one right this instant. Yes, right now. It will change your entire life. It will change the way you cook, the way you eat, and the way you wash dishes.
With my stick blender, I can make everything from brownies to smoothies, salad dressing to ice cream. Of course, they are excellent for blending up soups, no molten-soup-to-blender transferring necessary. They also clean exceptionally quickly and store well in small spaces.
Check it out!: Cuisinart Quick-Prep Stick Blender, was $55 now $15, at Gilt
Cuisinart is definitely a trustworthy brand when it comes to small machines that chop food into itsy bitsy pieces. My stick blender is from Cuisinart, and I keep waiting for it to crap out on me after three years, but it keeps on chugging!
For $15, this is a crazy, stupid deal. I haven’t seen a decent blender like this for that cheap… maybe ever? Save for universal phenomenons like Black Friday, this is a pretty unbelievably good price. Even the explodey blenders aren’t $15!