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    Test Drive: Blenders

    The best blenders combine power, smarts, and bang for your buck. Here are our top picks.

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    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…

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    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.…

  • Recipe

    Strawberry-Orange-Vanilla Breakfast Smoothie

    Not only do we like this for breakfast, but we’ve also been known to whip one up in the test kitchen when we need a little pick-me-up during a busy…

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    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…

  • How-To

    Creamy Vegetable Soups Without All the Cream

    Using potato and rice instead of cream as a thickener, you can make a light and tasty version of a traditional comfort food

  • Recipe

    Basil Oil

    Basil oil is perfect for those times when you want a hint of basil but don’t want to overpower the flavors of summer’s ripest batch of corn or tomatoes. Try…

  • Recipe

    Shrimp in Chile-Lemongrass Sauce

    This Malaysian stir-fry gets its flavor from a rempah, or spice paste. Usually the rempah would include a few hard-to-find ingredients, but I've made some substitutions so you'll be able…

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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.

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