Since living this low carb life, I have realized I use many of my appliances much more than I have in the past. I’m sure it is because I am making more home cooked food which is a good thing.
So today, I wanted to share with you the one tool that I could never be without. And that is my Conair Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender. I chose this brand because it is considered the best-rated hand blender on Amazon.com. And I have to agree with all of the 5-star ratings that it is the best stick hand blender on the market.
It is really easy to use and comes in a variety of colors. There are two speeds. I like to use the low speed when I just want to break up vegetables or if I want to thicken soups. I used low when I made my low carb cream of mushroom soup.
I love my stick blender because it is so convenient and easy to use. I can leave my food (whatever needs mixing) in its pot or bowl and then I just pull out my stick blender and blend away.
But since it is a mixer, I always make sure I use a taller bowl so it doesn’t splatter. I learned that the hard way when I was making some whipped cream. There was whipped cream everywhere! Opps!
Actually, this hand mixer comes with a 16-oz plastic mixing cup which works perfectly if you just want to make a shake or small portion of whipped cream. I make up whipped cream in less than a minute.
My boyfriend uses it to make homemade low carb mayonnaise. He uses a wide lip mason jar to mix it up with the stick mixer. This way, he can leave it in the jar. He simply puts the lid on it. You can’t get easier than that.
Do you have a stick mixer? What do you use it for?