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i chose an oster immersion blender - something that was on my wish list for christmas this year. what is an immersion blender? well, basically it's a blender on a stick. it allows you to whirl soups and stuff into smoothness without the hassle of pouring them in batches into your blender. also, i really suck at pouring it in my blender without making a giant mess. so this solves that problem for me!
i admit, it's not something i need on a regular basis, which is why i didn't already have one. what made me choose this particular hand blender vs. the cuisinart was the extra attachments. i love the chopping one, i've already used it to dice up some onion for potato soup. it did a good job of chopping them up, and the container is the right size for small jobs. it also has a lid, which doubles as a skid proof base. also, the motor is a powerful 250 watts, vs. the 200 watts of the comparable cuisinart.
there is also a blending/measuring cup that looks like the right size for individual smoothies. yum! i haven't tried that yet, because if i'm making them, i need at least 3 servings to feed the little mouths too.
so thanks, csn, for the new toy! i love it!