Hmm, is this the same model from before? Because I bought two and one burnt out, and Panasonic said it wasn’t under their warranty because I bought it here. I kind of want to buy two more, though. Here.
@KDemo I absolutely love mine. I rarely drag my very expensive Kitchenaide(sp) out anymore. I used it over thanksgiving for my mashed cauliflower and for the meringue on my banana pudding. Just bought three for Christmas gifts and would probably buy more if I could, although some of these comments about them burning up have me a little scared.
I have this model from a previous offering. It’s solid, although all the pieces take up a bit of cabinet space. I’d recommend it.
Edit: While I don’t dispute that someone said voltage differences could cause some specs to report this has a 600W motor, that’s a bunch of jive. Watts are watts, volts are included in the calculation.
Not to worry, though, it’s quite powerful no matter what number is assigned to it.
I had an immersion blender once. The trick is to be careful what you immerse it in. A handful of berries? Fine. Some milk and ice cream? No problem. Boiled vegetables? Sure. A bucket full of rusty bolts? Well, that’s why I used to have an immersion blender.
@WootTangClan I think it is Panasonic that is actually taking up the bulk of the space in that mega Tesla Nevada factory.
Pretty smart of Panasonic - get their customer (and the taxpayers of Nevada) to build a plant for them… and lock in that customer for the forseable future (or until Tesla goes bankrupt)… all in one deal!
@WootTangClan Actually the Magic Wand is by Hitachi. Not the same company as far as I know. They actually rebranded under a new name because they didn’t want to be known for vibrators after Sex and the City made more people aware of their magic.
Good people of Meh. If you don’t own one of these you “Need” one of these. I don’t know what the whisk and the other two parts are for, I just use the immersion blender.
You have a soup that’s too lumpy, put this thing in for a few seconds. Have tomato sauce you want smoother? Put this thing in for a second.Scrambled eggs that need scrambling? Again, a few seconds and they are however smooth you want. I could talk a long time about these, but just buy it. If you don’t like it you can harrangue me in every thread I’m in.
And clean-up is beautiful. fill a slightly larger glass or mug with water and pump it up and down a few times.
You have be be careful using it, so really hot liquid won’t jump out and scald you. But if you get burned a few times, it hastens the learning process. Thank me later, I’ll be over there under the mistletoe.
[Edited: I don’t know about this brand name Panasonic, it might be crap, but immersion blenders are da shit!]
I bought this last time and was using it a few times a week and then it got weird and noisy and wobbly and I have no idea why. Like somebody came in the middle of the night and bent something in the motor.
In 2016 . . .
Meh has ensured all hummingbirds will be well hydrated. Meh has harvested every bivalve on Earth for its pearl.
Meh has lit up the world - with a plasma flame, no less.
Now Meh is intent on blending everything blendable.
In our 2015 testing, we found that the Panasonic MX-SS1 Hand-Held Immersion Blender pureed decently, but was a bear on our wrists. It required a lot more maneuvering around the pot than the Breville or even the Cuisinart Smart Stick, which put a lot more strain on our wrists than any of the other blenders. The blending cup doesn’t come with a handle and was rather small, but the food chopper attachment worked nicely dicing onions. Unfortunately, the Panasonic died on us midway through testing, perhaps because we ran it past the duty cycle of one minute. To be fair, you should run most immersion blenders for only a maximum of one minute, and we ran the Panasonic for at least two on several occasions. Still, we did the same with all the other blenders and none of them died.
Still, at $25 for a device I’ve thought about for a while but am not sure I’ll use often, I think I’m in for 1
I don’t usually listen to my wife, as she will tell you, but I bought this to prove her wrong. Last week I heard her shout “Fuck, I need an Immersion Blender” right after the P.O.S. “regular blender” she was trying to use broke. Jokes on you wife! Although this is kind of like buying a vacuum for a significant other…I still hold hope for some sexy time…with my wife, not the blender…maybe both pending the attachments…
Just what I needed, unclear-bizarre-chance that’s what I get for checking the site while I’m at work. I guess I will add it to all the rest of the stuff that I already have from this crazy ass site. It definitely appeals to the chepo in me. One day I’m going to have a hell of a garage sale with a bunch of new products that no one’s has ever used before… well back to the Grind got to do some more inspections for all these flooded out houses in eastern North Carolina ( shame on you hurricane Matthew ).
From all appearances I purchased this, along with a VMP membership. Got the membership but no blender. I’m bummed but not surprised. After all this is so meh; I half expected some aspect of my transaction to go horribly awry. Perhaps if I half-assedly expect a similar product to be on offer maybe, just maybe, I will luck out. Doesn’t much matter either way, I suppose.
Got this, and while shredding up some bakers chocolate, it stripped out and threw plastic chunks all over my choc, can’t even just chop it by hand…
But at least the immersion blending still works, plenty of shakes in my future…