In this brief guide, we will answer the query, “Can You Use An Immersion Blender in an Instant Pot?” and will discuss how to use an immersion blender.
Can You Use an Immersion Blender in an Instant Pot?
Yes, you can use an immersion blender in an instant pot. The stainless-steel shaft and blade assembly of the immersion blender should not be scraped over your Instant Pot stainless steel insert, as this may damage the stainless steel. Before using the immersion blender, remove the steamer rack from the pot.
Does an Instant Pot work with an immersion blender?
Yes, in a nutshell. A long-handled stick blender is an immersion blender, of course. While it does have a tiny blade at the very end, the blade is completely encased in the shell around it. The shell serves as a barrier between the user’s fingertips and the blade. On the other hand, it keeps the splash at bay while using the immersion blender at a higher altitude.
To be completely honest. Even though it claims to, it can’t guarantee against splatter.
An insert made of stainless steel has been added to your Instant Pot, turning it into a pressure cooker. The metal rack that comes with most Instant Pots is designed to fit in the bottom of the insert. If you opt to use an immersion blender in your Instant Pot, be careful to remove the metal rack from the bottom of the pot and only use food and liquid in the blender attachment.
Simply place the immersion blender into the Instant Pot and use it to mix the ingredients. Using the finger trigger on the immersion blender, begin pulsing the blade after it is immersed below the level of the food or liquid.
You may adjust the quantity of puree in your Instant Pot meal by moving the immersion blender around at various depths and angles.
Will an immersion blender scratch the Instant Pot’s bottom?
It indeed could, but not if you’re using the blade. This kind of stick blender has a stainless steel shaft and blade assembly and is quite common. Some knives, on the other hand, have a metal blade and shaft encased in plastic. The Instant Pot will be less damaged if you use them.
If you’re using a stainless-steel stick blender, be sure to keep it away from the bottom of your Instant Pot. Due to the blade being enclosed in the blade housing, the blade can’t come into touch with the insert. Stainless steel (or any metal) housing, however, has the potential to damage the bottom of your Instant Pot insert.
So, while using your stick blender to mix the contents of your Instant Pot, proceed with care. DON’T hesitate to move it about, pulsating it as you go, at various angles and depths. Just be careful not to scrape it to the bottom of your Instant Pot insert.
Some immersion blenders include rubber feet on the blade assembly bottom, but my favorite immersion blender is the KitchenAid 2-speed hand mixer. It comes with a 3-Cup BPA-Free blending jar for smashing ice, frothing milk, or cutting vegetables and a dishwasher-safe blade/arm assembly for simple cleaning.
Is using an immersion blender with a normal Instant Pot better than using an Instant Pot blender?
An Instant Pot Ace is a combination of an Instant Pot and a blender. In the end, I’d have to say no, the Instant Pot Ace Blender isn’t better than using a normal Instant Pot and an immersion blender.
The Instant Pot Ace looks a lot like a normal blender, so you can see straight once that it has a much lower food capacity than a standard Instant Pot. If you just need soup for two people, the Instant Pot Ace may suffice. However, the capacity is just 7 cups.
In contrast, although the Instant Pot comes in a variety of sizes, they usually start at 3 quarts (12 cups) and go up to 8 quarts (32 cups).
It can, however, do a lot more than simply make soup, as I’ll explain below.
The Instant Pot Ace, on the other hand, isn’t dishwasher safe and can’t be submerged in water owing to the heating element, thus it loses not just capacity but also convenience. Stick blenders, after all, typically feature a dishwasher-safe detachable shaft, and the Instant Pot stainless steel insert pan is likewise dishwasher safe.
The Instant Pot Ace also lacks temperature control, making it less versatile than your Instant Pot/Immersion Blender combination.
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In this brief guide, we answered the query, “Can You Use An Immersion Blender in an Instant Pot?” and discussed how to use an immersion blender.