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  • Article

    Keeping your blender clean

    Hand-washing a blender can be tricky business, and I hate sticking my sponge-and my fingers-near the sharp blades. Instead, I put a few drops of dishwashing soap into the blender…

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    A safer way to clean your blender

    Cleaning a blender jar can be an annoying and tricky task. Taking it apart is easy, but then suddenly you have four pointy blades in your hand, and then there’s…

  • Article

    A better blender utensil: celery

    When making pesto, chimichurri, or other savory sauces in my blender, I was always nicking rubber spatulas while attempting to push all the herbs and ingredients down into the blades.…

  • Article

    How to purée a vegetable soup

    Ladle about 1 cup of vegetables and about half as much broth into a blender. Summer squash and other watery vegetables might not need any added broth. Cover, but remove…

  • Article

    A Brawny Mixing Station

    German appliance-maker Bosch introduced an all-in-one food processing center that features a food processor and blender run by one motor. You'll need a good bit of countertop room for this…

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    Puréeing Machines Go Head to Head

    For puréeing soups, we tested four machines: a food mill, a food processor, a blender, and an immersion (stick) blender. All worked, but there was a clear winner.

  • Recipe

    Classic Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

    An easy, healthy eye-opener to start the day on the right track.