Monthly Archives: April 2012

Product Palooza! History of Immersion Blenders


Robot Coupe MP 350 TURBO 14" Immersion Blender $488.54

Once you have an Immersion Blender it’s hard to imagine life without one isn’t it? Popularized by renowned chefs Alton Brown and Emeril Lagasse, Immersion Blenders are the perfect kitchen tool to emulsify sauces, blend soups, and mix ice cold drinks. With an Immersion Blender there is no need to transfer the mixture from the pot to the mixing bowl- you can just blend away in the pot!

Also known as a Stick Blender, this handy product was invented in Switzerland in 1950 by Roger Perrinjaquet. French chefs adopted in the French kitchen by the 1960s but it took 20 more years for it to make its way to the American residential market.

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! What NOT to Do with an Immersion Blender!

There’s no denying the versatility of an Immersion Blender. There are some pretty neat things you can do with it. For our Product Palooza topic for today, we’re going to tell you a few things that an Immersion Blender should not be used for.

Can Immersion Blenders braid hair?

  • No. Due to the broad ends of an immersion blender, braiding hair would be difficult. Also, because of Imagethe high horsepower, unintended consequences might be in store, such as: scalping, hair removal, and getting a handheld appliance stuck in your hair.To braid hair, you’ll want to purchase the Braid Magic (looks like an Immersion Blender, but won’t hurt you!)

Can an Immersion Blender harm someone?

  • Yes. Due to the high rotations that an Immersion Blender has, you can break skin or cause significant harm to someone else.Please do not assault someone with this machine.

Can an Immersion Blender unclog a toilet?

  • No. Although an Immersion Blender does create a suction in a pot, it will not be able to create a suction strong enough to unclog a toilet.Nor will the head of the blender reach down far enough into the toilet to chop/blend up the clog. If you attempt this, we remind you to thoroughly sanitize your Immersion Blender before reusing.

Can Immersion Blenders protect you from zombies?


  • The shaft’s end can be sharpened with the proper tools, so it can be customized to defend yourself if a zombie apocalypse occurs. However, the portability comes into question because most commercial Immersion Blenders are corded. Seeing as most zombie survival experts push for being mobile, seeking out an outlet for your Immersion Blender of Doom is not going to help in your survival.
We hope you got  few laughs out of this. Did we miss any DO NOT’S? Share them below!

Product Palooza! Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

There are lots of deliciuos foods that you can make with an Immersion Blender. One of my favorites is hummus. For those of you have made it before, you  know how messy making hummus in a standard Food Processor can be. Having to scrape the processor bowl and the blade can be a real pain. Simplify the process with an Immersion Blender. You can make the recipe in a Cambro 4 Qt Round Container and then store it in the refrigerator, minimizing the cleaning process.

Your customers will love this spin on the traditional hummus recipe.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (serves 24)


  • 3 (15 ounce) cans Garbanzo Beans, drained
  • 3 Roasted Red Peppers (see below for roasting directions)
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup and 1 teaspoon Tahini
  • 3 cloves Garlics, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika


  1. To Roast Red Peppers: Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place Peppers on a baking pan and roast for 45 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove. When cool, cut off stem and burnt skin.
  2. Place chickpeas, red peppers, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt in a 4 Qt Cambro Container.
  3. With a Robot Coupe Turbo 14″ Immersion Blender, blend ingredientsuntil smooth, scraping side of container.
  4. Place lid on container and  refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Return to room temperature before serving.
  5. Sprinkle hummus with chopped parsley and paprika before serving.

Immersion Blender Face-Off: Waring vs. Robot Coupe

When shopping for a commercial Immersion Blender, Waring and Robot Coupe offer a superb product at a great value. To make it easier for you to decide, we’ve broken down what each vendor has to offer.

Let’s take a look at Waring first. Waring Commercial Products sell a variety of commercial equipment and supplies from Convection Ovens to Deep Fryers, Juicers, Toasters, and of course Immersion Blenders just to name a few. I bet

Waring 21″ 750 Watt Immersion Blender

you didn’t know that they were also the first company to develop a miniature blender for consumer use in the 1930s! By 1954, Waring had sold over 1,000,000 blenders! Yes with their long history in the commercial equipment industry you can rest assured that you are purchasing a well constructed product.

According to Waring’s Website:

From the versatile Quik Stik® to the heavy-duty 1 HP Big Stix®, these handheld blenders easily power through any task that requires ingredients to be blended, mixed, whisked, puréed or whipped. Shaft sizes range from 7″ to 21″, and capacities range from 3 to 50 gallons. With all-purpose stainless steel blades that reach deep, and comfortable grips, users can count on ultimate control and consistently smooth results.

Waring Big Stix Immersion Blender Bowl Clamp

Waring Immersion Blenders are relatively affordable when compared to other vendors. For example, a basic 7″  100 Watt Immersion Blender is only $49.99. A higher capacity 21″ 750 Watt Immersion Blender is $481.50.  All Waring Blenders also come with a 1 Year Limited Warranty.
Waring also offers a several accessories and attachments that make the Immersion Blender even more versatile in a restaurants kitchen.
Another excellent choice when purchasing an Immersion Blender is Robot Coupe. Robot Coupe has been the foodservice industry leader in the development and refinement of commercial food processors and vegetable preparation units for over 30 years. Recently Robot Coupe was named “Best in Class” in the food processor category by an independent panel of industry equipment dealers, broadliners, and consultants.
According to their Website, Robot Coupe Immersion Blenders offer
[a] variable speed function will enable you to adjust the speed to suit each preparation and to start the processing at a lower speed in order to reduce splashing.

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

Exclusive to Robot Coupe, their Immersion Blenders have all stainless steel removable blade, bell, and shaft which makes for easy cleaning, as well as an automatic speed regulating system. A 1 Year Replacement Parts Warranty comes standard.

Keep in mind of course, high quality manufacturing requires a higher price tag. The Robot Coupe MP550 21″ 840 Watt Immersion Blender costs $929.90. The lightweight 8″ 220 Watt Immersion Blender retails for $279.65. Like Waring, a variety of accessories are also available.

If you have any questions about wither vendor we encourage you to contact one of our knowledgeable  Sales Consultants at 1-800-828-8564

Get Ready for Product Palooza! Starts April 1, 2012

Starting April 1, 2012 Product Palooza will begin! What’s Product Palooza you ask?

Each month we will highlight a Product (i.e. Immersion Blenders, Griddles, Blenders, etc..) and tell you everything you’d ever want to know about it from the product’s history, how to use and not use it, to recipes and maintenance tips. During Product Palooza we also encourage you to leave a product review on our website and you’ll be automatically enrolled in a chance to win a really cool product!

So with the great summer season just around the corner, we figured the best product to kick off Product Palooza with is….. IMMERSION BLENDERS! Its compact size and ability to create delectable hot soups to ice cold gazpacho and even mixed drinks, makes Immersion Blenders a top essential kitchen pick for any chef.

If there is anything specific you would like to learn about Immersion Blenders, leave us a comment below and we’d be more than happy to answer it for you!

From April 1 to April 30, 2012 leave us a Product Review for any Immersion Blender for your

Waring 7" 100 Watt Immersion Blender

chance to win a Waring 7″ 100 Watt Immersion Blender (a $49.99 Value)! Just follow this link to do so… Immersion Blenders Product Review Link

We look forward to your participation! If you have any questions let us know!

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