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Why Every Kitchen must have Immersion Blender

Before buying anything new, we often ask ourselves, do we really need this? Is it really worth the money? If you are having second thoughts about buying an immersion blender, take it from someone who has used it, your life will be so much more easier and enjoyable in the kitchen! Once you have brought one home, I can assure you, you will never regret your decision. Hand blenders aren’t that expensive as some might think. They are, usually, cheaper than most countertop blenders. Is it really worth the money? The answer is a 100% yes! Here are some reasons why:

Ease of use:

They are becoming popular because of their easy handling. These appliances are handheld and lightweight. To blend a mixture, you just need to immerse the blender in it and turn the machine on. You can puree hot soups right in the sauce pan, no need to wait for it to cool or transfer it to any jug as is the case with countertop blenders.

Easy to clean:

Many people prefer hand blenders over other blending tools because of its ease to clean. You just have to remove the detachable shaft, wash it, let it dry, attach it back and store it. Many high-end best immersion blenders are dishwasher safe, making the task even easier.

Their versatility:

They are best known for pureeing soups, but there are some many other recipes they can provide their utility in. With the immersion blender, you can make whipped cream, mayonnaise, smoothies, milkshakes and so much more!

Less storage space needed:

One of the best things about them is they are compact. They take very less space in the kitchen. Wall hangers are also available to hang the blender if you have even less space. Hand blender is an ideal choice for you if you have a small kitchen.

They are cheap:

As mentioned earlier, hand blenders are comparatively cheaper than other blending devices like food processor and countertop blenders. You can find a good hand blender for under $40 whereas good food processors and countertop blenders are much higher than that.

They are fast:

Hand blender saves much of your kitchen time by completing the tasks in a matter of seconds! Making whipped cream for example, is much faster with a hand blender than by using a hand mixer.

I hope this article was successful in underlining the advantages of a hand blender and explaining its requirement in your kitchen. Take my word, and of thousands of other users, a hand blender is a good investment. Once you have bought it, and seen its utility in so many of your tasks, you will be glad you opted for it!



How to make Almond Butter Using Food Processor

Almond butters can be quite expensive if bought from the store. If you have ever bought one you would know how costly that small jar is. If you own a food processor, there is no need to ever buy almond butter or any other nut butter from the store again. You can make, right at your kitchen, in very few steps, an almond butter that is many times more delicious, healthier and cheaper than the store bought one! All you will need is a little patience and determination (you will find out the reason in just a while). Here are the steps you will need to follow:

  1.    Soak 2 cups of almonds in water along with 1 ½ tsp salt overnight or for at least 8 hours. In the morning, drain the water and wash the nuts. Let the nuts dry.
  2.   Spread a baking sheet over a baking tray and spread the nuts over it in one layer. Preheat your oven at 190ᵒC. roast the nuts for ten minutes. Be careful not to burn your nuts. Even if slightly burnt, they will make the nut butter smell bad. After ten minutes, take the almonds out of the oven and let allow them to cool. It is good if they are a little warm when you start processing because it will help in releasing the nut oils faster.
  3.    Transfer the warm nuts to your food processor bowl. Secure the lid and begin processing.
  4.    First the nuts will grind into a powder form. Don’t stop here. Keep processing further and the nuts will take a crumbly form and start to collect. Give the machine breaks at intervals to prevent it from overheating.
  5.    Open the lid and scrape down the sides every now and then before resuming the task. The process can take up to 30 minutes before you get a creamy, smooth paste! Hence the patience and determination I mentioned a while ago.
  6.    You can add a drop or two of some light tasting oil if your almond butter is not becoming creamy enough and you have lost all patience! FoodProcessorHub.com is the perfect source to find recipes and purchasing any type of food processor.
  7.    If you prefer a sweet tasting almond butter, you can add a bit of honey to it and pulse it to combine everything. This step is to be performed once you have achieved smooth, creamy almond butter. 
  8.    When you are done, transfer the almond butter to a glass jar and seal it. You can store it at room temperature for about a week. If you want to save it for longer, refrigerate it. This almond butter, with no preservatives, can stay fresh in the fridge for at least a month.

 



How to keep Cold Press Juicer for perfect Juicing

Cold press juicers which are the newest varieties of juicers have quickly taken over the market with a storm. They are not just being purchased for use in homes but juice bar and restaurants as well. The slow juicing mechanism these juicers use slowly squeezes out all the juice from the fruits and vegetables making sure none of the liquid is left behind with the pulp and the nutrients and healthy enzymes in the drink are not destroyed. Proper maintenance of a cold press juicer is essential to keep it functioning to the fullest especially so if it is in a juice bar or a restaurant. The business of juice bars or restaurants will suffer immensely if your juicer is not properly maintained and keeps malfunctioning. If you want the quality of the juice and the amount of yield to stay up to mark, you need to keep your juicer in the most ideal condition. Here are some tips which you can follow to keep your cold press juicer in excellent condition:

  1. Keep your juicer properly cleaned up and dry. Whenever you finish using it, wash it thoroughly with a mild soap and water and let the parts dry completely before you store them away. The filter can easily be cleaned using a stiff nylon brush or a clean tooth brush to remove all the stuck fruits and vegetables from it. Additionally wipe the base and the controls with a moist cloth. Do not let any dirt settle around the controls otherwise you will have trouble operating the controls because they would turn sticky.
  2. If you notice an issue in your juicer, get it fixed right away before the problem worsens and may harm the juicer. If it’s a simple issue which you can fix yourself, go ahead. If you find something that you cannot handle on your own, seek a professional help immediately.
  3. If you run a juicing business, it should not rely on a single machine. You should always keep a spare, if one refuses to work. Your business should not suffer only because your cold press juicer isn’t working.
  4. As for a full-fledged cleanup, you shouldn’t delay the job over a year. Check all the components for wear and tear and then replace the parts which require a replacement. If your juicer is very old, its filter might have changed its color to green. The reason for this is moisture. That’s why you should always store the juicer once it is completely dry. Anyhow, if the filter has changed color, it is no longer suitable for juicing and you will have to replace it and ColdPressJuicer can help you in purchasing new filter.

Now that you know how easy it is to maintain your cold press juicer, all you have to do is keep all these points in mind and keep your cold press juicer clean and tidy for it to function normally and for the juices to stay nutritious and fresh.




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