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Commercial vs Residential Immersion Blenders

Would you buy a residential oven for a Pizzeria? Of course not and you shouldn’t buy residential kitchen supplies for a commercial kitchen either. This includes Immersion Blenders. Equipment, appliances and supplies are essential for the optimal performance of your restaurant and when a product stops working, the whole kitchen is effected. Purchasing supplies intended for residential use will cause those products to malfunction under heavy use causing problems for your kitchen.

Residential Immersion Blenders are designed to blend, whisk, and chop small batches of food. Mixing large batches often required in a commercial kitchen with a residential Immersion Blender will cause the motor to blow and void your warranty. Manufacturer Warranties do not cover misuse or abuse of their products. If you are using a residential Immersion Blender in your restaurant kitchen and it breaks your warranty will be voided as the appliance was not intended for commercial use.

If you are unsure whether a  product is certified for commercial or residential use, look for the NSF foundation’s logo, which is present on each piece of equipment in a commercial kitchen.

Immersion Blender Ideas on Pinterest

Frozen Cherry Mojito's by My Baking Addiction

Looking for some culinary ideas? Check out “Great Dishes Made with an Immersion Blender” on Pinterest! We’ve dug up some tasty recipes that should definitely inspire you and satisfy your customers!

Don’t forget you have this entire month to leave a product review on Immersion Blenders for your chance to win a Waring WSB33 Immersion Blender and everyone will also receive 200 Burkett Bucks Reward Points good on future purchases. Just follow this link —> Product Palooza! I Want an Immersion Blender!

Use an Immersion Blender Like a Professional Chef (Video)

Click this Image to Learn How to Use Blender Like a Professional Chef!

 

Watch this short video to learn how to use a Waring Big Stix Immersion Blender like a Professional Chef!

Don’t forget you have this entire month to leave a product review on Immersion Blenders for your chance to win a Waring WSB33 Immersion Blender and everyone will also receive 200 Burkett Bucks Reward Points good on future purchases. Just follow this link —> Product Palooza! I Want an Immersion Blender!

3 Tips to Getting the Best Results from Your Immersion Blender

Ensure continued performance from your Immersion Blender with these simple tips!

1- When using ice in a recipe, use Crushed Ice as opposed to cubes.

2- To avoid splattering, turn off the Immersion Blender before you remove the shaft from the container.

3- Do not use your fingers to remove lodged objects from the blade guard. Avoid injury by turning off the Immersion Blender and using a spatula to carefully dislodge the food or object.

Don’t forget you have this entire month to leave a product review on Immersion Blenders for your chance to win a Waring WSB33 Immersion Blender and everyone will also receive 200 Burkett Bucks Reward Points good on future purchases. Just follow this link —> Product Palooza! I Want an Immersion Blender!

Keep Cool with this Frozen Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Frozen Coffee Frappuccino

Help your customers cool off and stay energized with this delicious recipe for Frozen Coffee Frappuccino. Whether it’s a hot day or a cold one, it’ll keep you and your customers cool year-round.

Frozen Coffee Frappuccino (Makes 1 12 oz serving)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup Coffee Ice Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Strongly Brewed Coffee or Espresso
  • 2 T Milk
  • Crushed Ice, if needed
  • Whipped Topping, Chocolate Shavings, and Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Directions:

  1. Place Ice Cream, Coffee, and Milk in a 16 oz Mixing Beaker. Insert Waring 100 Watt 7″ Immersion Blender and blend using up-and-down motion until well blended. If you want a thicker consistency add crushed ice.

    16 oz Mixing/Bar Glass

  2. Pour into a 16 oz Serving Glass and top with Whipped Cream, Chocolate Shavings and Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans!

Buying Guide: How to Select an Immersion Blender

Shaft Size… The type of Immersion Blender you will need depends on how you will be using it. Since shaft sizes range from 7″ to 21″, and capacities range from 3 to 50 gallons you’ll definitely the right product to fit your needs. So how do you determine what you need? This depends on the size and quantity of what your mixing and the container or pot that you will be using for mixing.

Waring 21″ Big Stik Immersion Blender Shaft

Let’s say you plan on making Cheddar Broccoli Soup with an Immersion Blender and you will make 5 Gallons of soup each time you prepare it. Using a 24 Qt Aluminum Stock Pot that is approximately 12″ tall, you would need a Waring 12″ Immersion Blender for precise blending. However, we recommend that you select an Immersion Blender with a shaft 4-6″ longer than your pot because as your business grows you will be making more soup in larger batches. This will require a longer shaft Immersion Blender. Keeping this advice in mind, we recommend that you use a Robot Coupe 16″ Immersion Blender. With that said, as the size of the shaft increases so does the price of the Immersion Blender so take this into consideration as well.

Power…. You also want to consider the amount of power that the Immersion Blender will need to properly blend the mixture. If you will be using the chopping attachment, it wil be necessary to have a higher power Immersion Blender to ensure a thorough chopping. Immersion Blenders with a 600 or more wattage, are ideal for heavy use in restaurants, while a 200 watt product will suffice for blending small batches of smoothies and sauces.

Material…..Plastic Immersion Blenders will stain especially when used to mix tomato-based

Robot Coupe 8″ 220 Watt Immersion Blender, White

mixtures. A stainless steel material, while more expensive, will easily clean and some are dishwasher safe.

Warranty…. Does the Immersion Blender offer a good consumer-friendly warranty? Hassle-Free Warranties are highly desired by consumers because the warranty claim process is ideal when you use the product regularly and cannot wait to have it serviced. Keep in mind that no warranty will cover misuse and abuse so make sure to read and follow the Instruction Manual provided with the product. Read Yesterday’s Blog for more information.

 

Warranty Information for Robot Coupe and Waring Immersion Blenders

Would you buy a car without a warranty? Of course not and you shouldn’t purchase equipment without a warranty. But it is not enough that it has a warranty, you need to understand the warranty and what it includes and does not include.

Robot Coupe: All new Robot Coupe Immersion Blenderscome with a 1 Year “No Hassle” Replacement Warranty. Robot Coupe will replace the machine. If your machine malfunctions, call Robot Coupe (1-800-824-1646 ext 320) and they’ll send you a warranty form to fill out.  Once they

Robot Coupe MP 350 TURBO 14" Immersion Blender | 660 Watt

receive the form, they will send you a new Immersion Blender and return labeling to return your defunct machine. In the event that the second one malfunctions, you will need to send the item in for repair.  When you contact Robot Coupe, make sure you have the serial number or  send in proof of purchase (receipt).  Recently, Jeff Hussar, Burkett Sales Consultant had a customer who’s Robot Coupe MP550 Immersion Blender stopped properly blending ingredients after only 7 months of moderate usage. The customer contacted the manufacturer and a new one was quickly shipped to her. It was that simple.

Waring: All new Waring Immersion Blenders come with a 1 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty for defects in material and workmanship. Under this warranty, Waring will replace any part deemed defective after you send the Immersion Blender back to Waring Service or to a Factory Approved Service Center. Any damage caused by abuse, misuse, overloading, and tampering will void the warranty so please refer to the Instruction Manual for assistance and if you have a problem with the Blenders performace please contact Waring immediately. The warranty is also voided if the appliance is used on a Direct Current (D.C.)

If you need assistance with an Immersion Blender Warranty issue please contact a Burkett Customer Service Representative at 1-800-828-8564.

Don’t forget you have this entire month to leave a product review on Immersion Blenders for your chance to win a Waring WSB33 Immersion Blender and everyone will also receive 200 Burkett Bucks Reward Points good on future purchases. Just follow this link —> http://www.basequipment.com/Commercial-Immersion-Mixers-s/1774.htm?utm_source=Graphic&utm_medium=Homepage&utm_campaign=ProductPalooza

Make Paint, Lotion and Soap with an Immersion Blender

No doubt about it, there are lots of foods that you can make with an Immersion Blender, but did you know that you can make non-food creations with this handy tool as well? Here’s a list of things that you can make with your Immersion Blender that we found after scouring the Internet and talking to our staff. 

  • Homemade Paint- To learn more visit: 
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Homemade Paint Using an Immersion Blender

http://www.familyfriendlyfrugality.com/tot-tuesday-homemade-doodle-paint-recipe/

  • Body Lotion- Here’s a really easy and clean way to make your own lotions: 
 
  • Soap- The possibilities are endless with soap and Immersion Blenders: 

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Did we leave some cool creation out? Comment below to let us know!

 

Don’t forget you have this entire month to leave a product review on Immersion Blenders for your chance to win a Waring WSB33 Immersion Blender and everyone will also receive 200 Burkett Bucks Reward Points good on future purchases. Just follow this link —> http://www.basequipment.com/Commercial-Immersion-Mixers-s/1774.htm?utm_source=Graphic&utm_medium=Homepage&utm_campaign=ProductPalooza

How to Properly Use an Immersion Blender

An Immersion Blender is definitely not hard to use. With that said, we’ve dealt with our fair share of Immersion Blender malfunctions that could have been easily avoided.  Immersion blenders are priceless pieces in a kitchen and it is worth while investing in a good unit that with proper usage, will last.

  • The most common problem we see is people who use a “butter churning” method (up and down) when using an immersion blender which actually ruins the motor and significantly reduces the RPM.
  • The immersion blenders need to be put in the pot or mixing bowl at a 45 degree angle not straight down. The reason for this is that the blades act by pushing air into the product and rotating it through the blades which emulsifies the product.
  • The “Butter Churning Method” will make even the most prestigious Immersion Blender fail within the first 20 seconds of use because it is unable to acquire enough air to push through the blades causing damage to the motor. You will only get up to a 6 month use of the Immersion Blender using the “Butter Churning Method,” where as you will get a couple years of use out of it when using it properly.
  • One last but important tip is to allow the mixture you are blending to cool slightly depending on the material of the shaft.

Immersion Blender Maintenance Tips

It is vital that you properly clean and maintain each piece of equipment and supply in your restaurants kitchen on a regular basis and immersion blenders are no different. A dirty immersion blender can prevent the blade from properly blending as well as contaminate your food. Here are a few simple steps to care for your immersion blender to ensure its prime performance during every use.

Clean It…. After each use thoroughly clean the motor body and blending shaft with a mild detergent. Wash with hot water and rinse with warm water for optimal cleaning. Thoroughly clean interior and exterior stainless steel components to dislodge any and all food residue.

  • On Waring blenders, clean and sanitize the plastic motor housing before initial use and after each use. Furthermore, many Waring Immersion Blenders have completely sealed stainless steel shafts that make them dishwasher safe. (Please check the Instruction Manual)

Unplug It….To eliminate the risk of electrical shock, unplug the appliance before you clean it. When you are done using your Immersion Blender make sure to unplug it and store it somewhere safe and clean.

Do Not… Do not immerse the motor body of the immersion blender in water.

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