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    Hand Blender

    An immersion blender, or 'stick blender' is a kitchen appliance to blend ingredients or puree food in the container in which they are being prepared. They are sometimes called stick blenders, wand blenders and hand blenders. They may be used for pureeing soups and emulsifying sauces. Some can be used while a pan is on the stove. Immersion blenders are distinguished from blenders and food processors that require food be placed in a special vessel for processing. They are distinguished from hand mixers which do not chop the food as it is blended.

    Some brands of hand blenders also include a chopping blade, making chopping small amounts of onions or other vegetables simple and easy, or a whisk for whipping egg whites or making mayonnaise.

    Note : If using the chopping attachment, pre-cut the food into smaller sizes before chopping. If using the whisk, be sure the container is large enough to hold the increased volume of the food, such as mayonnaise, egg whites or whipped cream.