Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Importance of a Good Stick Blender


Some soapers enjoy the relaxation of hand stirring their lye mixtures and fats. I've often thought about doing this, too. But I am a woman with little patience, so the stick blender is my most invaluable soapmaking tool. When I first started making soap, I went through 2 stick blenders in a month. I bought inexpensive models and paid the price. The next time I went to Target, I went straight for the priciest blender they had. Smart move. I LOVE my KitchenAid! Quiet, reliable, 9 speeds, and fire engine red!

10 comments:

Joanna Schmidt said...

Yes, my first (and only) stick blender was a $9.99 heap of metal that just gets really hot after a minute or two, is super loud and just doesn't mix as thoroughly as I had hoped. So, the kitchenaid one is good, eh? I may have to splurge, because I do not want to burn out the motor in mid-batch!

Joanna Schmidt said...

Thanks for the tip!

Kim said...

I've had mid-batch panic attacks with the old blenders - scary!

The KitchenAid was about 50 bucks, give or take. Worth every penny :)

Suds to Love said...

The $50 at Target was well worth it for my KitchenAid. My very first batch was toasted because the old crappy SB died prior to trace and I had to finish by hand.

Kim said...

Word.

LoveMichie said...

I bought mine for about 30 AUD from coles supermarket here in Australia. I was actually trying to find one cheaper! But I'm glad I got this one.

Kim said...

In the long run, it will save you money :)

Heather@Twin Birch said...

That is one pretty stick blender... I'm going to have to get me one of those! I have an Oster (stop laughing) and it cries everytime I pick it up! I'm waiting to see which batch it kills.

Kim said...

A fellow New Englander! Go Sox!

I went through a couple of Osters. They didn't like me and they didn't like my soap recipes.

Joanna Schmidt said...

My duraband sucks. Asked for the Kitchenaid for Mother's Day.;)