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Blender for mincing bell pepper?

I tried to grate bell pepper on a grater and it doesn't really work. It worked on a meat grinder but I prefer some kind of smaller device. The blenders work best for fruits, they only have the blades ...
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Will dry ice damage kitchen equipment?

I have been reading an article on using dry ice to make ice cream. Aside from the usual safety precautions for dealing with a material that sublimates at -109.3F, I am concerned about what effects it ...
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Are blenders and food processors usually rated in terms of average wattage or peak wattage?

I saw the Ninja blender and food processors were advertised as "peak wattage 1500." Some other blending machines at a similar price range had lower wattage, but most of them did not say &...
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Will mechanical blending denature alpha amylase / glucoamylase?

I am trying to break down the starches in a certain variety of oats in the most efficient way possible. I have to break the whole oats down after cooking, so they are fine particles for the amylase to ...
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How is this mashed onion paste called?

I usually make vinaigrette by adding typical ingredients (garlic, a mix of olive and oil, etc.) and mixing all that together with a blender. I once added (I am not sure why anymore) some onions to ...
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Choosing a blender that can puree hard fruit (like coconut) [duplicate]

I'm thinking about buying a blender since my food processor doesn't do a great job at pureeing tomatoes or blending my homemade almond milk. I'm considering buying a blender that can also puree fresh ...
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Will seeds effectively sprout after blending and leaving them in water?

Title is the question. I'm most curious about the results with pumpkin seeds.
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Does it matter how fast you crank up your blender?

Cars aren't blenders, but I wonder if this analogy assists. "[W]hen you floor the gas pedal, your transmission will try to turn the axle abruptly just like trying to throw a bowling ball with the ...
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Making tomato mix thicker without surge in calories

I got on trying to eating more healthy and as a part of that, I take a few tomatoes, cucumber and garlic and blend that into a sort of a drink. It's far more convenient and quick to smash a bunch of ...
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What is fine semolina? (For baghrir recipe)

Background: I would like to cook baghrir. There are many recipes, all very similar: put fine semolina, warm water, yeast, sugar, salt in a blender and blend it for a few minutes, in the end it should ...
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Cleaning out residue from thread of sport mixer base

I am talking about the following accessory: The problem is that in the thread (i.e. the "cracks" onto which the bottle is screwed on when blending the fruit) some fruit remains got stuck. No amount ...
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Hot liquids in Ninja blenders [closed]

Are there health reasons for not using hot liquids in Ninja blenders, such as leeching of chemicals from the plastics?
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Blending a smoothie without changing the taste

I am interested in making a mango smoothie. So I purchased frozen mangos and made some ice cubes. However I believe while blending you need a liquid so that all cubes can be blended, however if I add ...
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For blenders, is Stainless Steel sturdier than Glass?

My grandparents intend to blend warm (≤ 70°C = 158°F) soups in addition to fruits and vegetables. To them, glass feels more fragile and untrustworthy compared to stainless steel. So is stainless steel ...
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Is it safe to blend seeded grapes without removing seeds?

It's doubtless unproductive and wearisome to remove seeds from each seeded grape before placing each into a blender. But if I don't remove seeds, can the seeds: mangle or mar the blender blades? ...
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Can a blender be used to make emulsified sausage?

I'm interested in making emulsified sausages like hot dogs. Most guides suggest using a food processor, which I don't have. I do however have a high-powered blender. Can a blender be used to make ...
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Taste-wise, is there a difference between tomato from a blender vs. chopped tomato?

A chicken curry recipe and a mixed vegetables recipe require chopping tomatoes and frying them immediately after the onions and ginger-garlic paste are fried. But since this causes the tomato skin to ...
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What would happen if I blended (liquified) onions and then reduced the result?

Imagine I liquefy 10 onions with a powerful blender and I subsequently reduce the liquid. What would happen? Would I end up with a caramelized onion paste? Or something else?
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Replacement for sun-dried tomato pesto sauce?

I'm crazy about the Barilla sun-dried tomato pesto. However, the local store where I was buying it has dropped it. Can I get a similar effect by putting in a blender or food processor the sun-dried ...
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How to achieve freeze dried strawberry flakes?

I was following this really cool recipe to make a kind of snack made mostly of granola, coconut flour and freeze dried strawberries. When done right, it seems to be really photogenic, here is a ...
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Oat powder is moist after blending for two minutes. Safe to store?

I filled my blender about half way with instant oats and blended on high for about 2 minutes. When I took the lid off, I noticed moisture all inside the lid and and the oat powder is a little moist as ...
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Can I liquify/blend caramelized onions?

I will be making sausage and want to include the flavour of caramelized onions. I have caramelized the onions but the pieces seem a bit large to be in sausage. I intend to add wine to the sausage as ...
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Plantain were not ready to puree, can they be saved?

I was planning in making plantain empanadas but the plantains were not really ready and after boiling them for a long time and trying to puree them they ended up being only a pile of crumbly plantain ...
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What are the main differences between a stand mixer, a countertop blender and a food processor?

I'm looking to replace my countertop blender. Since my kitchen space is rather limited, I was doing some research to see if there are any "multipurpose" devices. I found out that there are also stand ...
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Can I melt butter to make compound butter, and subsequently refrigerate?

I want to make compound butter using my powerful blender. I am having trouble doing this with solid or soft butter because the blender cannot create a vortex and mix as well compared to blending with ...
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Why is the skimmed milk fizzy?

I put bananas, honey, almonds and skimmed milk in the blender and blended it. When it was all blended the surface had a layer of tiny bubbles and there was a audible fizzing sound, like from a soft ...
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Can we make peanut butter with 500W mixer?

I tried making peanut butter with 500w mixer but peanut is not secreating oil, is there any way to make peanut butter?
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Does a 1500W blender produce a less viscous smoothie than a 400W blender?

A less-viscous smoothie is more drinkable, by adults and kids alike. (We assume we add minimal to no water.) 1300W-blenders are touted by sales-folks as Formidable Juice Machines. Is this marketing ...
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Freezing Soup Made Partly from Tins

I blend up meals for a family member who has trouble swallowing, which are made partly of tinned beef curry, tinned lentil soup, olive oil, peas/broccoli, tinned beans, tinned tuna, tap water. The ...
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How long can blended onions stay relatively fresh?

I'm trying to get rid of textured vegetable protein taste. I usually blend onions, mix them with pre soaked TVP and bake resulting burgers right away. Now I'm thinking of leaving the mix of blended ...
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Structure of tomato, ginger and garlic after blending in a blender

Found a new recipe, and it called for blending two (average sized) tomatoes, about a tablespoon of grated ginger (15 grams let's say), and four grated garlic cloves. Blended it all, everything fine. ...
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Blender part in dishwasher, poisonous?

I washed a part that should not be washed in the washing machine. Now the metal part is no longer shiny and gives off an oily substance. How dangerous can this be? In terms of toxins and to the other ...
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Will washing a certain part of my blender in the dishwasher ruin it?

I just bought a new "smoothie-blender" from Russel Hobbs, and in the manual I read that you can wash the parts not connected to the motor in the dishwasher. There is one part though, that I'm not ...
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Is pouring hot stock into a blender safe?

I have a "ThermoResist Glass Blender" attached to a mixer. It is supposed to be safe for blending hot liquids. I'm rather new at this and I'm not sure about how is it supposed to be used and how hot ...
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Can I use my blender for food processing the ingredients in my Gazpacho?

My wife and I would like to try Gazpacho, and part of the recipe calls for 'food processing' coarse cuts of red onion, cucumber, tomato and red pepper. We don't have a food processor, and we can't ...
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What is the use of different blender speeds?

I've recently taken to blending smoothies in a 500 Watt blender with pulse, low, and high settings. I get that a higher power setting spins the blades faster but I'm curious how I can best leverage ...
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Mixture of ingredients has a bitter taste

I put ginger, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno and garlic in a blender for a dish I'm preparing. This mixture was going to be fried in oil. I noticed that it had an extremely bitter taste - what could be ...
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Buying a "blender" that can purée a potato

My wife had a "smoothie" made by a co-worker that is based on green apples and raw red potatos. Our smoothie maker can't do that and leaves unchopped bits and a gritty feel. Her friend uses a ...
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Making spice pastes with a food processor

I've had call to make spice pastes by using a food processor. Rather than using the full-sized bowl, which is way too big, my food processor has a milling attachment designed for coffee beans. However,...
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How can I improve the texture of my whole grain pancakes?

I've been experimenting for a while with whole grain pancake recipes that I can make in a blender. This is the best variation I've come up with so far: ½ cup hard white wheat 1 cup rolled oats 1 ½ ...
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Blending pineapples and coconuts whole, safety and experience?

A coconut and a pineapple are blended in their entirety, shell, leaves and all. Resulting in a smoothie like drink. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XbKCA1KUeqQ Is this safe? As for example, it ...
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How to shop for a food processor capable of pulverizing plant material to a fine powder?

I would like to pulverize a variety of plant matter (including whole leaves with stems) into a very fine powder. From what I've read, a food processor is better at this than a blender. With the ...
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Cleaning a moldy Ninja Blender so it is again safe for use?

I have a ninja blender that was left in the fridge for too long and has a mold problem. When I found it, I washed it with piping hot water heated by our gas water heater. I've read some other ...
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Slowing motor and electric smoke coming from Magic Bullet blender?

I have a Magic Bullet blender at home and I have been using it for the past month or so everyday to make some smoothies. I always blend fruit (both frozen and fresh). I'm not sure if the contents that ...
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Are countertop blenders with plastic jars dangerous?

At my local shopping center, I notice that all models of countertop blenders, even the most expensive ($500 USD), have plastic jars. I am concerned that if the blade inside comes loose or breaks while ...
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mixing cake batter in a blender?

I only have a blender, and was wondering if you could make cake batter in a blender. Till now I've been mixing by hand, but I have a recipe that calls for creaming sugar and oil, and I don't know how ...
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onion puree thickness

From times to times, I make this soup that consists of 90% onions and 10% green pepper/garlic/white cabbage/carrots. Not matter how much water I add to it, it always ends up quite thick after blending....
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Can I blend hot soup in a ninja? [closed]

I want to make broccoli cheddar soup tonight and it says to blend the stuff after you add the broccoli. I have a blender but it sucks and would rather use my ninja. Can I put hot liquids in this? How ...
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Flan recipe calls for a blender; how can I make it in a mixer instead?

Cream cheese flan recipes seem to all call for a blender: you just put all the ingredients (possibly minus the evaporated milk) into the blender, kind of willy-nilly, and whizz it up. Problem is, I ...
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How to keep a green smoothie from getting 'frothy'?

I've been making a lot of green smoothies (using a Vitamix), and they have a tendency to end up with about 2 inches of undrinkable froth/foam at the top. It seems a higher percentage of veggies vs ...