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Old 04-19-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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The blender is probably my least favorite kitchen utensil.....it doesn't do what it supposed to do except to crush ice and make smoothies.

HOWEVER.....I need to make a paste for Easter Ham out of some herbs and garlic and olive oil and lemon zest......and the food processor would be too big and my knife skills aren't good enough to chop that fine...paste.

I remembered that you can take the blade unit off the bottom of the blender by unscrewing it.....and it fits exactly on a small mouth masonry jar....(pint).

Put your ingredients in the jar.
screw the blade unit on the mouth of the jar.
turn upside down and fit into blender
blend up your ingredients as desired

Simply and It works! The jar is just right for small amounts of food that need to be blended; they don't get lost in the blender and you don't have to keep pushing them down or scraping them off the side of the blender.

Hope this makes your life a little easier! Let me know.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Cool! I've got another trick that I learned from seeing a bartender do it.

A blender can be a pain to clean, until you try this: rinse out the container and blade assembly in one piece, fill it with semi-hot water and a little dish detergent. Put it on the base and turn it on (blend)! It's clean in 10 seconds, and just needing one more rinse. As in the illustration below, but instead of "wash", it should say "rinse".


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Old 04-20-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Can you help me understand this? My brain is in a fog, apparently.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Can you help me understand this? My brain is in a fog, apparently.
I find the big blender container too big for most of the stuff I want to blend....and I cant get the stuff down into the blades. If you unscrew the unit holding the blades on the bottom of the blender container.....it comes off and fits perfectly onto a pint mason jar. so take you ingredients and put them in the jar. screw the blade unit on it and put it on the blender...and presto.....most of your blender problems are solved.

I hope it works for you.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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WoodstockSchool1980, I understand now. Thanks.

Elston, I get it now. I have a hand blender which works well, but I like the mason jar idea because I won't have as many dishes. We are container gardening this year and I want to learn how to make homemade dressings too.

Thank you both for clarying for me!
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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I understand now. Thanks.
Good Luck!
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Haha, check this out

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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There you go Woodstock!
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