Hubby’s Waring Immersion Blender

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Hubby has long wanted me to write a post about the wonders of his immersion blender. Hmmmm let me back up a bit… in the Ann’s Entitled Life household, Hubby has done the vast majority of cooking since we got married. Hubby is an excellent cook. Part of his undergraduate curricula included cooking, and he has always had an interest in good food and cooking. Since he was in his mid-30s when we got married, he had to cook for himself a lot of years, either that or go out to dinner.

I am a very plain cook. No sauces, few herbs, and spices – I like to think of it as allowing the natural flavors of the food to come out.

Hubby very much like sauces, herbs, and spices, and he is happy to experiment with his cooking.

I tolerate all of this and even clean up after his (atrocious) kitchen messes because – hey, I don’t have to cook!

Hubby is also a gadget guy. If there is a gadget for a job, he buys it and uses it. I think kitchen knives are multi-tools; he has a heart attack if I scoop ice cream with a teaspoon instead of an ice cream scoop. Sometimes, to get a rise out of him, I purposely misuse a tool or kitchen utensil to watch him gasp in horror. You never saw my Hubby move so fast as when he is aghast at how I am misusing a tool and wants to “teach” me the proper way to use it. Usually, I am laughing so hard by the time he gets to me that even if I really didn’t know how to use said tool (99.99% of the time I do), he wouldn’t be able to capture my attention to teach me a thing.

It’s the little things that make for a great marriage! 😀

Hubby has over the years accumulated some really interesting and unique kitchen and power tools. And sometimes a kitchen power tool. Like today’s Waring Immersion Blender I want to tell you all about that he uses to mix and puree soups and sauces in a giant pot. Hubby frequently makes double batches of soup so he can share with my grandfather.

This is the immersion blender Hubby has (the 12″ size): Waring Commercial Big Stix Immersion Blender An immersion blender (or stick blender) will blend ingredients or puree food in the pot or pan in which they are being prepared.

YAY! I swear there is a youtube video for everything. Hubby’s Waring Immersion Blender is a 3 speed, 12″ stick that easily comes apart and clicks together. Clean up is simple. Truly simple. He ended up with the Waring Commercial Big Stix Immersion Blender after a lot of research. He had burned out a few home-use-immersion sticks (in the $75 range) and decided to just bite the bullet and get a commercial grade immersion blender that would last forever.

I will say that he uses this very frequently. Several times a month at least!

Waring Immersion Blender

In action!

Waring Immersion Blender

The Waring Immersion Blender easily comes apart to clean the wand. This also makes for easy storage.

Hubby can control how smooth or chunky he wants his soups. He can also control the speed – the 3-speed function really is nice.

If you like gadgets or make a lot of soups, the Waring Commercial Big Stix Immersion Blender may be for you too!

(Believe it or not, this was not an infomercial, and sadly, Waring didn’t send us a thing.)

Do you have an immersion blender? If so, what do you have? How do you like it?

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  1. I don’t have one but have thought about getting one. My question is can they be used in a nonstick or hard anodized pan? Or would it need to be something like stainless steel?

    • Definitely not in a non-stick pan, Shell. Hubby said you might get away with it in the hard anodized pan, but he would not personally recommend trying.


  2. Holy crap.. you’d have to be a man to manhandle that thing.. I’ve got 2 Cuisinart Immersion blenders.. One I bought on Amazon and one I got at Goodwill for $5 to make soap with..someday. 😉 I had a really cheap one once upon a time but it started leaking oil in my food so I tossed it.. ACK!

    I use mine in my Calphalon Pro Stock pot but it rarely comes in contact with the bottom of the pan.. Most of the time though, when Im cooking something Im going to use it in, I use my stainless steel dutch oven.

    I love mine.. wouldnt want to live without one!

    • Nawwww it may be big, but it isn’t really heavy, and it is fairly stable, Kim. It doesn’t “walk” or jiggle.

      LOL I’d love to see that soap recipe and pics if you ever do it!


  3. I just called hubby in to show him this “man” tool. He wants me to buy it. We have a Hamilton Beech (I think, inexpensive, but works for us). He can never figure out how to put it together. It has a total of 4 pieces & he can never remember which 2 he is supposed to use to whir his soup. I gave up showing him & took the rarely used parts out of the storage container. Now it’s just 2 parts & he gets it every time!!

    Still, I heard the “Tim the Toolman” grunt & a “Yea, that’s what I need!”

    • LOL Yeah at two pieces even I can put this one together. I think it works for a lot of men because it reminds them of an industrial paint stick (and I would bet it is almost the same tool).

      Enjoy your new immersion blender, Patti!


  4. Tamona Valentine says

    Will you just give Mr. Entitled to me? We even love the same brand products lol!

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