My kitchen space is tight, so I am verrry choosy about kitchen tools and gadgets. One-trick ponies have no place in my cozy kitchen (avocado slicer, I’m lookin’ at you). My immersion blender, however, has earned every bit of real estate it occupies in my kitchen. If you don’t own one, you might want to think about it. I use mine all the time to puree soups, sauces, and dressings. All the time. Especially sauces & dressings – I throw a few fresh ingredients in a jar, puree for a minute, and then I have a *real food* awesome sauce that makes a meal taste AMAZING. And unlike using a regular blender, there’s no extra pitcher to wash because an immersion blender allows you to blend right in the pot or jar. No extra dishes! Woohoo!
So, channel your inner June Cleaver/ Julia Child and add one of these bad boys to your kitchen tool set. And look for one like this Breville that includes a whisk attachment so you can have whipped cream in 30 seconds.