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What is a good blender that can blend hot veggies into soup without spraying it all over the kitchen?

asked by @tx2cagirl about 3 years ago
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Monita

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added about 3 years ago

I really like my Kitchen Aid blender. The way I avoid the "spray" of soup is 2-fold. 1) only fill it up 1/2 halfway. Then start the blending on "stir," and the gradually move up to puree

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Diana B

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added about 3 years ago

I think I would prefer an immersion blender for this purpose.

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SMSF

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added about 3 years ago

In my experience, doing what Monita describes above works like a charm, and for any brand of blender I've used, by the way. While blending, I've found it also helps to hold the blender cover on with a dishtowel.

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HalfPint

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added about 3 years ago

I would go one step further and remove the filler cap. Cover the opening with a clean towel (dark colored preferable) and blend slowly working up to a higher speed.

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Sam1148

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added about 3 years ago

We have a Oster® In2itive...it's claim to fame is that it has a slow start motor; so on certain program functions it starts rather slow then it ramps up to full speed occasionally reversing and stopping as the program dictates. It works fine for soups even filled...as it starts slow and then gets serious.

It was met with mixed reviews for quality; however ours has lasted years but it's very low use. I use a stick blender for soups.

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pierino

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added about 3 years ago

Yes, only fill your blender half way with hot liquid or you will end up Jackson Pollacking your audience like Emeril once did.
The VitaMix is expensive but worth it. The wattage is high enough that you can actually "cook" soup in it.

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Diana B

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added about 3 years ago

VitaMix is the gold standard, of course, but if you want to do this in a blender and not pay quite so much, I'd recommend the Breville Hemisphere.

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added about 3 years ago


I'm in the immersion blender camp for many reasons -- they're quick, handle any amount in whatever pot you're cooking in, and cleanup is a snap (easiest for models with dishwasher-safe, detachable shafts like the models from KitchenAid).

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Maedl

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added about 3 years ago

Another vote for an immersion blender. You are working against scientific principle when you use a traditional blender to puree anything hot--the pressure from the steam makes it far too easy to pop the lid and replicate Old Faithful. A good immersion blender purees beautifully and keeps clean up to a minimum, as long as you remember not to bring the immersion blender above the surface of the food while running. Then you run into another scientific principle--centrifugal force.

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Greenstuff

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added about 3 years ago

Timely answers for me, as I am in the market for a new immersion blender. Any one have an outstanding favorite?

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pierino

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added about 3 years ago

Viking makes a pretty high powered one. I don't use it that often but when I do...

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Maedl

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added about 3 years ago

I have a Braun--it is quite elderly, but still works perfectly. I don’t know if they are still as well made.

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added about 3 years ago

Bamix- will go for years & years

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added about 3 years ago


Chris: Models change so be sure to check for features that are important to you. For me, a detachable shaft is a must-have as well as proper shaft seals to keep food particles from entering the mechanism and becoming trapped. Those two features alone steered me to my current KitchenAid.

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Maedl

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added about 3 years ago

ChefOno makes a good point. See https://bay171.mail.live...

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Diana B

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added about 3 years ago

Maedl, that link is to a Microsoft login

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added about 3 years ago

I have the Cuisinart Immersion stick blender. It is a total workhorse. I use it everyday for hot (soupy stuff) and cold (smoothies, juices). It is a great investment!

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Maedl

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added about 3 years ago

Oops, sorry. Here is the link from Consumer Reports:
http://www.consumerreports...

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added about 3 years ago

I, too, have a Braun that I love. Sadly, Braun no longer markets their kitchen products in the U.S.