Haphazard blending of our creamy soups can lead to serious burns (and really ruin a good cooking session). Taking a few precautions will save your skin—and your soup:
- Chill out Let the soup cool for 5 to 10 minutes before blending.
- Pace yourself Blend in batches, filling the jar halfway each time. More than that, and you run the risk of soup exploding from the jar with the initial whir.
- Use the vent Keeping the lid’s vent open prevents steam buildup.
- Take cover Put a folded kitchen towel between your hand and the lid to protect yourself from hot splashes.