Top positive review
24 people found this helpful
on November 17, 2010
This hand blender cuts down the big mess and time of pureeing a soup into about 30 seconds! Take the blender out of the cupboard, insert in soup, blend for about 30 seconds, remove, blend in soapy water in the sink, rinse, dry and back into the cupboard. All about 40 seconds and there wasn't one teeny drop to wipe up. And it does a great job. You can have your soup smooth as silk, or in the case of applesauce I leave some chunks. I am carrying the box around with me to show all my cooking friends. The $30 price was reasonable, the blades are metal, some handhelds are plastic, and the shipping was free. I can't say enough good about this.I wish I'd bought one 20 years ago.
Followup (1.5 years later): Recently I used the blender on egg whites and mashed potatoes. It didn't work for either. The whites never became stiff. The mashed potatoes became a starchy sticky cream. This is a great product and it's not for everything. I still tell every cook I know about it.
Followup (2 yrs later) I just tried to use this to mix cream cheese for a cheesecake. It was way too stiff for the motor. I was seconds away from a smoking disaster. I wouldn't have even tried but I gave away my portable beater when I bought this blender. I still love it. It's a fabulous product.
Suggestion to Manufacturer: I saw a counter top holder for a Cuisinart Immersion Blender. It was really nifty. Kept it upright and used little space. This would be a nice option for the Waring Blender. It may be available now, if so, great.