Everyone at some point has seen a Braun immersion blender, especially if they’ve watched a cooking show. But they might not know that the wand that they may have seen being dipped into things was called an immersion blender, or understood the function of an immersion blender. An immersion blender is a wand with blades that move in a whirlpool motion. Cooks like to use the immersion blender for recipes that call for a pureed texture, or to thicken up things, such as broths, soups, or gravies.
Uses of a Braun Immersion Blender
An example would be a smoothie. A smoothie is made out of fresh fruit, fruit syrup, or a fruit paste. To this, someone would add yogurt, or ice cream. They would put all of these ingredients in a glass, and then use Braun immersion blenders to blend all of these ingredients together to make the smoothie. The same process can be done to make a milk shake. As a matter of fact, many restaurants that claim to make “hand spun” milkshakes are actually using an immersion blender to do the “hand spinning”.
Here is another way that Braun immersion blenders are commonly used. People can use a Braun immersion blender to make soups or sauces. For soup, they would take the base that they wanted for the soup, such as tomatoes, or potatoes, and cook them. When the base item is ready, and peeled, the cook would put them in a pot with broth, water, or cream, and then use the immersion blender to make a very rich and creamy soup. Wonderful fruit sauces can be made in this way as well. Many people like fruit purees. The best thing for a fruit puree, is the chop or slice the fruit first. The heads of the Braun immersion blenders aren’t that big, and the cook would want to get the solid being blended down to a manageable size.
Design of Immersion Blenders by Braun
Braun Immersion blenders are about 6-9 inches long. The base of the blender is round, and is about the size of a medium sized wafer. Immersion blenders, like so many great cooking tools, were created in Europe. It was invented as far back as the 1950s, but didn’t find its way to American kitchens until the 1980s. There are many versions of the immersion blender out there, but Braun has a really nifty model. There’s the Braun Multiquick Hand Blender that is an all in one model. It not only blends, but it has detachable attachments that chop, whisk, and mince. It’s able to perform all the basic task that a cook would need. The great thing is that the hand wand can be used with all the attachments; it’s easy to use, and easy to wash. It can be found online, and it does sell to great reviews. Then again, Braun is a very trusted brand.
Using Braun immersion blenders is quick, and fun. It’s a very efficient tool, and not at all expensive. It’s great for cooks looking to add smooth texture to their food, or for someone looking to make a quick pick-me-up.