Does Immersion Blender Scratch Pots?

You’ve got a brand new blender and it came with a complimentary Immersion Scratch Pots. How well does it actually work? Does it scratch up your pots? Let’s find out!

The Immersion Scratch Pots are really cool substitutes to using metal utensils or scrub brushes on the inside of your pots, but the question remains: How well will they work at removing bits of food stuck to the bottom of your blender container? It’s time for experimentation.

In my tests, I used a plastic container for convenience and to hold the smoothie in place. Jars are more effective for removing chunks of food from the bottom of the blender jar, but your choice is up to you.

Immersion Scratch Pots (for interior pots) Immersion Scratch Pots (for exterior pots) Spoon for comparison on the stainless steel bracelet Spoon for comparison on the stainless steel bracelet 1. Plastic container Immersion Scratch Pots vs Spoon

The results were pretty eye opening: The blunt end of an Immersion Scratch Pots actually scratched up the bottom of the plastic container compared to just using a spoon. The sharpened end of the Immersion Scratch Pots was actually a little more successful at removing bits of food from the plastic container’s inside.

How Do You Use An Immersion Blender Without Scratching It?

The sharpness of the Immersion Scratch Pot’s interior is a necessary evil, as it needs to be hard enough to scrape off bits of food from the bottom of your blender. However, care should be taken to make sure that it doesn’t scratch the actual blender or container.

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Here are a few simple steps that you can take to keep your blender lasting longer:

1. Always use the plastic container provided when blending hot soups, sauces and fluids (It’s actually not bad at making scrambled eggs)

2. Clean off any major chunks with a spoon before engaging in blending (this helps prevent scratching) 3. Most important and most necessary of all: Use the blending temperature recommended for your machine (not too high)

It’s important to use the right temperature. If you are unsure, check out this guide on how to use your immersion blender at the right temperature.

Something I learned from this review is something I always suspected: Immersion Scratch Pots don’t actually work that well at removing chunks of food from the bottom of jars or plastic containers. The blunt end makes a pretty good scrubbing brush, but if your goal is to remove bits and pieces of food from that jar, you’re better off using a spoon instead.

Can You Use An Immersion Blender In Non-Stick Pots?

While most of Chefs-Resources.com tests are performed in regular stainless steel pots and containers, our test kitchen has access to a wide variety of materials to test the limits of our kitchen tools.

One of these materials is non-stick cookware. Would an Immersion Blender be able to blend in non-stick pots and pans?

In my tests, I used a non-stick pot that was rebranded from one of the major brands on the market, with a silicone and plastic handle (the part you need to grip onto while blending). When blended at the correct temperature (not too high), it actually seems to work rather well at removing bits of food from the bottom of a cleaned out container. It’s still not as efficient as a traditional spoon, but the sharp edge of the Immersion Scratch Pots definitely did a better job!

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1. Stainless steel pot with silicone and plastic handle.

2. Stainless steel pot without silicone and plastic handle.

3. Immersion Blender in both stainless steel pots

4. Scrape off any chunks using an Immersion Scratch Pot.

5. Pulse to smooth it out and blend the bits up into a smooth consistency.

6. A bit of liquid left in the bottom of the non-stick pot after blending

7. The results – not bad! 8. Some bits remain, but they’re not so noticeable that they’re uneditable

What Container Can I Use An Immersion Blender In?

In my tests, I used a plastic container for convenience and to hold the smoothie in place while blending. I also used an uncoated steel pot, simply because it was available at the time and it had a convenient handle to grip on.

Any container that is smaller than the blade (it cannot extend beyond the blade) can be used with an immersion blender. This means you can blend liquids in your regular pots with lids or soup containers without worrying about puncturing or damaging them.

Cost/Price: Immersion Scratch Pots cost around $10 USD online and are worth every cent as long as you take good care of them and use them properly.

Best Immersion Blender For Nonstick Pans?

If you’re looking for an immersion blender for nonstick pots and pans, you have a few options available to you.

First, you could consider the OXO Pivot. The blades are covered for protection up until the very end with a small silicone cover that helps prevent scratching.

Second, you could go with a plastic handled version of the most popular immersion blenders on the market. The plastic handles make it harder to scratch your pots with precision chopping and blending (if you’re using metal utensils or scrub brushes, then this is not an option).

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Thirdly, there are non-stick versions of immersion blenders available that are specifically designed to blend in non-stick pots and pans.

Can You Use A Hand Blender In A Saucepan?

As consumers, we are accustomed to using hand blenders to mix up smoothies and soups. It’s common knowledge that you can use a hand blender in a saucepan. But what are the limitations? And is it safe?

It turns out that there are a few very important things you need to know when using a hand blender in your saucepan.

Why Is It Better To Use An Immersion Blender In A Saucepan?

1. The most important thing to understand is that it’s unsafe to use any form of heat in the same pot as a hot liquid.

Some people might read this and think, “What?!? Who would ever do that?!?” but the fact is, it’s dangerous to spend time blending hot liquids with tools that have been designed for faster processes although we have all grown accustomed to using them for foods where the ingredients are generally mild or easy on the tongue.

2. The other limitation is that the immersion blender can only operate with the sharp tip on and above the surface of the liquid, so if you need to scrape down and smooth out the sides of your saucepan, you will have to remove it (which could leave a mark).

3. Another thing to consider is that if you have an immersion blender in your saucepan, you will have very little space for actual cooking. On average, a hand blender has an internal diameter of 4 to 5 inches while most pots have a base diameter ranging from 3 to 5 inches. So there’s a limit as well on how much food can be blended with an immersion blender inside your saucepan at once.

Final Thoughts:

The Immersion Scratch Pots and the Spatula that comes with it are awesome additions to any home or commercial kitchen. They’re surprisingly easy to clean and use. Once you’re done blending, just stick them in the dishwasher, wipe down whatever container you used, and you’re good to go!

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