An immersion blender is a small hand stick blender that is compact. This gets submerged into a pot or bowl to puree, rather than pouring liquid into a regular blender. Main uses for this type of blender are for pureeing soups, sauces, vinaigrettes, pesto, mayonnaise, etc. Typically the immersion blender will come with a small measuring cup to puree items in, very handy! If something is made that is lumpy or too chunky, simply use your immersion blender to quickly puree. Move the blender and tilt around the pot or bowl for best use. I love mine because I can quickly puree items or take it with me to another house – very portable and easy to clean!
Small and compact
Blend straight into a pot or bowl
Easy to clean
Make small or large batches