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blending smoothies in a metal pot - will the vitamins go away?

I do not own a professional mixer where you can put all your fruits in and start to blend. I am using a hand blender. I put all the fruits and some yogurt in the metal pot and then blend it all. ...
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Repairing Minipimer knife blade

The knife blade of my beloved ancient Minipimer has become loose. What can I do to fix it tighter to the axle. Both the blade and the axle are all metal.
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Cannot find very simple Egg Scrambler

I used to have a very simple egg scrambler, metal, a kind of flexible wire spiral with a handle. As you beat with it, the flexible spiral would somewhat amplify your hand motion. Cannot find another ...
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Avoid ice crystals in frappuccino

Starbucks' frappuccino has a fairly smooth consistency and mouth-feel. When I attempt to make something similar with my stick blender, I tend to end up with a layer of ice crystals floating on the ...
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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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How to minimize splatter using an immersion blender?

When I use my immersion blender (for soups etc.), I always have a lot of splatter. Is there a way to minimize this splatter? Is it better to put the blender on and put it in the to-blend substance or ...
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What are the swirling attachments for on mixers?

I have a hand held mixer similar to the one here, The egg beaters are straight forward, but what do people typically use the swirling attachments for? Do they put less air into the mixture??
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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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Are plastic (vs metal) immersion blenders safe for hot mixtures?

I have a braun stick blender that I bought about 10 years ago. I love it because it's really versatile and I can make puree soups, etc. I usually will stick the immersion blender into the pot of hot ...
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Why would a blended salad dressing change its color?

Yesterday evening we had a barbecue and I made a tomato/mozzarella salad. Since I couldn't find my dressing shaker, I used my hand blender (an ESGE M180S, in case it matters). I got my dressing as ...
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Is there a hand blender with a metal coupling connection?

I used to have a hand blender of the stick type http://www.jmldirect.com/Power-Blitzer-With-Cook-Book-PP5125/ It was pretty good except the coupling teeth were made of plastic and looked prone to ...