Worked great for COLD items but do NOT but this cheap ...
5 January 2015
Summary: Worked great for COLD items but do NOT but this cheap plastic one!! Spend the tiny extra and get metal cause like me one day you will use to make gravy or soups like it says it's great for but the thin cheap plastic melts and deforms in hotter liquids such as gravy.
I had this for years and liked it, but I just melted the plastic head ...
E. Moffitt, Amazon
2 November 2014
Summary: I had this for years and liked it, but I just melted the plastic head while pureeing a pot of hot apples. If you're careful not to immerse this in hot liquids for too long (probably only 30-60 seconds at a time) you'll be fine. My next immersion blender will have a metal head however.
Summary: I bought this hand blender to replace a much more expensive one after reading the reviews on this one I decided it was just as effective as the one I was replacing. Although the one I had cost more it really didn't last any longer than the other comments said theirs (of this model ) lasted. . Why spend more to get the same thing right? I like to use mine most often to puree soups, make mayonnaise and whipping cream.
Summary: I love being able to make creamy vegetable soups without cream from local, sustainable vegetables. This makes this creaminess possible with the natural texture of the vegetables. It helps me stay healthy and happy.
Summary: I'm happy I got this for about 70% of the Amazon cost locally, but I sort of knew it was a throw-away unit. In the manual, it says 60 seconds on, 180 seconds cooldown (25% duty cycle). I found that on low speed, 60 seconds constant, or maybe 80 seconds pulsing, left the housing warm to the touch for much longer than 3 minutes. I used this to mix soap. It's fine up to 180F, but it's not suitable for stirring down the volcano.