| Small appliances
can perform large tasks. Take the tears out of chopping onions with a food
processor or mini-chopper, mix dough with your food processor, make fresh
smoothies in the blender, deep fry your favorite fish - the list is endless.
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Hand blenders are great kitchen tools to have especially if you like to make homemade soups and purees. They can do everything from whisking up milk shakes to pureeing soups and crushing ice, whether in a pan on the stovetop or in a bowl on the countertop.
They are two kinds of hand blenders: corded and cordless. There is no one better then the other; you choose the one thats the most convenient for your needs. Depending on the model, they usually come with few attachments: beater, dough hook, whisk and a chopper with lid.
Price tends to be dictated by capacity, speed and power. The more powerful the blender is the more expensive it becomes. More powerful blenders can crush ice easily, but cheaper models will struggle. They also have a choice of speeds for pureeing baby food or soups for example, but some have a built-in sensor that will automatically adjust to the correct speed for the task required.
Hand blenders are very easy to use and clean. Most of the attachments are dishwasher safe.
Considerations for all small appliances: