How To Keep Immersion Blenders From Scratching

Keeping immersion blenders from scratching is vital.  As it will increase the life span of your pots and other blending containers.

Like I always say, it’s easy to solve a problem once the cause is identified. We have looked at improper control of the immersion blender during blending as one of the things that can make the blender scratch.

Also, the size of the container is yet another factor to be considered when solving the existing problem.

It has become clear that the immersion blender will scratch almost anything that comes in contact with its blades. Some have complained of little scratches at the bottom of their dear Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Pots.

And although the scratch on the Le Creuset is minimal, I’m amazed at the blades’ ability. This goes to show how strong the blades are and how fast the speed is. Still, the Le Creuset is much better pot for immersion blender activities.

In this article will shall discuss ways to use an Immersion blender in order to keep it from scratching.

Pro Steps To Keeping An Immersion Blenders From Scratching


To Keep An Immersion Blender From Scratching, Apply The Following Steps During Pureeing.

Step 1

Step one is to ensure you use containers that can give room for the recipes to be in direct contact with the blades of the immersion blender.

Never use pots or containers that prevent the blades from touching with the recipes. It will lead to struggle.

Any struggle to force the blade to stick down the narrow base can make it scratch the sides of the container.

That’s not all, the sides of the container should be high too in order to avoid splashing of any sort.

Step 2

Go for the upgraded Immersion Blenders such as KitchenAid KHBBV83ER CORDLESS that come with a removable pan guard. This will help.

If yours didn’t come with a blade guard, then order for one using the model specifications on your users manual.

Step 3

Avoid blending small recipes in a big container: such practice will not only bruise the bottom of your pot but the sides as well.

When you blend little recipes in a large bowl, you will struggle to get the blades to crush and such struggle is usually damaging.

Blending small recipes in a bigger space is quite stressful and destructive. Bending over the pot to gather the recipes in one place will bruise your pot if not carefully done.

Step 4

Handle the Immersion blender properly: it is not just an immersion blender but also a hand blender too. So do not ignore the important role the hand plays in its application.

Don’t just immerse the blade stick into the container/pot and leave it alone to puree the recipes by itself.

Hold and control it as you blend. By holding it, you will be able to control the depth covered by the blade stick and direct the blades to recipes that have not been crushed.

By holding it also, you will be able to keep it away from scratching the bottom of your pot and other blending containers.

Step 5

Raise the blades stick a little above the bottom of the pot and other blending containers: It is wise to do so if yours doesn’t have a plastic blade guard as suggested above.

When you blend, ensure that there is space between the blades and the bottom of the pot/other blending containers so that it will not come in contact with the blades.

This is because any contact with the blade and the pot can lead to bruises. Which is what we are trying to avoid.

Step 6

6. Get a Scratch proof bowl for your blending. Some containers are made up of materials that are scratch proof. Find one for your Immersion blender adventure and you won’t have to worry about scratching anymore.

What Are Immersion Blenders?

Just as the name Connotes, it’s that kind of blender that you deep into the substance that is being pureed. Therefore, they are used to do deep blending.

Immersion blenders allow you to blend the recipes right inside the pot where it is cooked. This quality is its point of attraction to many users because it saves you the stress of transferring your recipes before blending.

It does work fast and it can be controlled to focus on areas that has not been broken down. Unlike other standing blenders that houses the recipes, this particular blender is put into the container where the pureeing takes place.

It is a hand blender that is held and controlled during blending. This gives the immersion blender an edge over other kinds of blender.

The immersion blender is a portable blending device. It is easy to use, clean and store. It can even be taken on a tour in a briefcase.

What Makes An Immersion Blender Scratch?

Scratching is inevitable when it comes to using an Immersion blender. This is because it is put into the container with its blades facings downwards.

Nonetheless, some have managed to successfully use their Immersion blenders without much scratching on the bottom of the container and pots.

Before we discuss how they were able to manage the scratching that accompanies the immersion blender usage, let’s looks at reasons why there is a scratch in the first place.

First of all, I will like to establish that scratching is not mystical. it is caused by the blades of the immersion blender. This mostly happens due to the following:

  • An immersion blender will Scratch if the container is too tight.
  • It will scratch if the stick is not held and controlled when blending.
  • It will scratch if the pot or blending container is too tight. Yes, you don’t need a bogus workspace and you certainly do not need a too-narrow one.
  • It doesn’t stop there. You can have a deep and spacious container but if the blade is not raised some inches off the bottom of the container, it will still scratch.

If your immersion blender still leaves traces of scratches under your pots or other blending material, it simply means that you are not handling it as you should.

Immersion blenders’ blades are built strong and sharp to aid crushing. And these blades often come in contact with the bottom of plates or pots where the recipes are crushed.

Often times, scratching seems to be unavoidable as we are usually carried away by the magnificent performance of this classic blending device.

Are All Immersion Blenders Detachable?

Immersion blenders are made up of the wand and the power base. The wand is where the blade is housed, while the powerbase is what is connected to electricity with the aid of an electrical cord.

So are they all detachable? No, not all Immersion blenders base can be separated from the blade stick. Some are inseparable.

Immersion blender such as Li Bai Commercial Immersion Blender With 10Inch Detachable Shaft and Cuisinart CBS-75BC Smart Stick  are good example of detachable immersion blenders.

Just be because it is not detachable doesn’t make it low grade. The sticks of the detachable Immersion blenders can be washed in the upper wrack of the dishwasher once separated from the power base.

While the none detachable ones that cannot be separated do not go into the dishwasher. Not even in the upper wrack and certainly not in the lower compartment of the dishwasher.

You can wash the non-detachable ones either by a deep blend in soap water or by placing the blade stick under running water.

Hold it as you wash. And do not immerse the none detachable Immersion blender fully in water. And ensure you do not also rinse the power base in the washing process.

Another good quality of the detachable Immersion blender is its cordless nature. Some of the improved ones like the kitchen aid… Can be charged and used anywhere.

With such quality, you can even puree when there is a power outage and still get the best results. Just ensure it’s fully charged.

Are There Immersion Blenders That That Does Not Scratch?

Saying yes will not be totally true because you can have an Immersion blender that has a blade guard and still Scratch your pots due to improper handling.

Virtually all Immersion blender will scratch any given surface if it comes in contact with the blades when blending because it is metallic.

Notwithstanding, there are some that might minimize the level of damage in terms of scratching the container.

What Can An Immersion Blender Blend?

Immersion blenders are not necessarily limited to liquids such as smithies although that’s what it is generally used for.

If you do not have an Immersion blender, you won’t probably know that you stand to miss. There are a lot of smart ways to carry out blending tasks. Not to mention the room to explore.

Below are some of the things that the immersion blender can be used to blend:

  • It can be used to whip eggs
  • It can be used to make milkshakes
  • It can be used to prepare salad dressing
  • It can be used to puree soups
  • It be used to shred meat
  • It can be used to whip cream
  • It can be used to make batter
  • It can be used to make mayonnaise
  • It can be used to make tomato sauce
  • It can be used to mash potatoes.
  • It can blend hot and cold recipes

Observe that I didn’t mention ice crushing or dry grain blending. Ice cubes will burden the blades and so will dry grains. It is true that some come with an indication such as” immersion blender ice crusher…” and so on.

Here is my candid advice if you want your immersion blender to last, avoid ice and dry grains!

Is It Safe To Use An Immersion Blender?

Safety is and should always be observed in whatever we do. Immersion blenders are safe to use. Be not afraid of being electrocuted at any point.

The stick is safe and so the food processed. The outer part of the power base is secured with rubber material to prevent shock.

But as much as the power base is coated with non-conductors, it doesn’t mean that we should immerse that part in water when it is plugged into power or handle it with wet hands. Always dry your hands before operating the blender.

This is where caution and digression ought to be put into use. Failure to apply these will be disastrous.

It is safe for the food as it doesn’t emit particles of any sort when blending recipes. Here, nothing is added to the recipes and nothings also is removed.

The only time something will be removed is during cases of splattering. Escape splattering by using container with high sides when blending.

Its just as safe as the standing blender. Just that in this case, it is held and directed to areas of focus.

How to keep Immersion Blenders From Scratching – Conclusion

Haven looked at what Immersion blender is and its uses, we have tried to solve one of the challenges that come with its usage.

This challenge is the issue of Scratching. Yes, the immersion blender is known for that. Anyone who has used an Immersion blender before will be familiar with this after-effect that stays on the blending container.

And since it is mostly pureed in the pot where it is cooked, the bottom of the pot is what suffers after the adventure. This is why this article has provided things to be done and also be put in place during puree to prevent Scratching.

These includes: ensuring that there is space for the Immersion blender to work efficiently, get an upgraded Immersion blender that comes with a blades guard, hold and control the stick as you blend.

Avoid blending small recipes in a bigger container, getting a scratch-proof container for your blending and finally, raise the blade stick some inches away from the floor of the container.

All of these are ways we can keep the Immersion blender from Scratching the bottom of our pots. With these tips, you will be able to reduce scratching to the barest minimum if not eliminate it totally.

So when next you want to go on a cruise with the immersion blender, do it with a free mind because it is safe for you and your food. As for your pot or other blending containers, it depends on how you handle it.

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