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Serious device for making hummus at home

The problem: I'm faced with the challenge of scaling up my homemade hummus production to a larger batch size, aiming to process anywhere from 0.5 to 1kg of raw chickpeas at once. My Attempts: Using a ...
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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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Can you put whole eggs in a blender?

So, a bit of an odd question, but it's been bugging me for a while; could you put whole eggs (shell and all) into a blender if you're making something like scrambled eggs? In a sufficiently powerful ...
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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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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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How can I safely use a blender with hot liquids?

One instruction in a new barbecue sauce recipe I'm trying out is to take the pot of simmering sauce and run it through a blender or food processor. I have now learned the hard way that blending hot ...
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Can you make orange juice with a blender?

I have a box full of clementines. Can I make orange juice in a blender?
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Pre-blending Potatoes

What would happen if you put your uncooked potatos in a blender and then cooked the result? Would you get mashed potatos? Faster?
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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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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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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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Carrot soup and avoiding the use of a blender?

Most recipes for carrot soup I encounter require a final stage of blending/whizzing to get the creamy texture. Eg: recipe1 recipe2 recipe3 Can the blender/whizzer be avoided? How must the recipes ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good (cheaper) alternative to Vitamix Blender

I've just got back from a department store where they happened to be doing a demonstration of the Vitamix TNC Blender. Obviously, now I want one. Is anyone able to recommend a good alternative, thats ...
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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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How important is RPM in a blender?

I'm looking at getting a new blender, basically the main things I want to be able to do with it are make curry pastes, ultra smooth restaurant quality purees and soups and grind small amounts of ...
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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 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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What features should a food processor have in order to make nut butters?

I'm looking for a food processor that I can make nut butters (peanut & almond) in. No reviews on Amazon show any promising information about being able to blend nuts to a buttery texture and the ...
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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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Does it take a special type of blender to make smoothies?

Or am I just doing it wrong? I have what I consider a typical blender that you might find in any American kitchen. It's a glass container with a cross shaped blade. The problem I have is that pieces ...
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Couldn't make pesto in a blender

I was making pesto one day and couldn't find the lid to my food processor. So first I tried mixing it all in a blender. Didn't work, the leaves wouldn't go down to meet the blade. I had this pastey ...
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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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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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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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Technical name for a manual food processor

I am looking to buy a food processor to do very small batches of fruit and vegetables. Very basic, very cheap....and i am looking for something manual(not electricity). Is there a manual version ...
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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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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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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 ...