Forgive my assertion in the title of this post, but when I say “you need me,” what I really mean is… Hm, no, you know what? I’m sticking with “you need me” because you need this. I already have it otherwise I would be saying we need this.
Yeah, one of these. An immersion blender, hand blender, blendy stick – whatever you wanna call it, it’s like… imperative that everyone have one of these. I’ve never encountered a more versatile kitchen tool that isn’t a spatula or something.
With this, I have made everything from smoothies to burgers to brownies. I have had the same Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender 4 Piece Set for over 3 years, and it’s still going strong. The bulk of its use came via smoothies, though… For about 8 months, I was a daily smoothie drinker, and this set – including that genius measuring cup (included) – was all I needed.
Mango & pineapple smoothies were my favorite, but I’m really game for pretty much any smoothie.
Since I already gushed about the measuring cup that the blender head fits perfectly into, I might as well mention the other inclusions. With this hand blender, you get the amazing measuring & mixing cup, a whisk attachment because whipping egg whites for more than 25 seconds is hard (also – faster frosting), and also a fully operational, seperate 2 cup food processor!
That little food processor has saved my butt on numerous occasions. All you do is unhook the hand blender and attach the base to the top of this little guy, then use the same button you use for blending for… more blending!
When making Indian food, some of which requires totally pulverizing your onions, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes, this food processor is perfect. I’ve also used this to blend up black beans for black bean burgers (and aforementioned brownies – did I mention brownies yet? Brownies.) which it’s well suited for.
Aaaaand… it’s 46% off, making what was once $110 only $59.95 at Wayfair.
You can also find this Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender at Bee Home Store for $43.95 (+ Free Shipping!).
If you don’t have one of these in your kitchen, I highly advise picking this one up! It’s an extremely good deal, and also – frosting and brownies and smoothies.