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I just bought the Bamix immersion blender for quickly chopping, pureeing, mixing, etc. without having to take apart my blender and clean it every time. It seems like a great tool and has received all great reviews. But before I use it, I was hoping to get your opinion.

The drive shaft is stainless steel, and the detachable parts that do the chopping, pureeing, etc., seem to be chromium plated. Will this leech chemicals into the food I am preparing? If so, then it’s not worth it, and I will stick with the manual labor of chopping myself and cleaning the blender.

It was expensive, but seemed like such a handy tool, especially for pureeing baby food. I am still thinking about the Vitamix blender, which I believe you have, but am hesitant on spending the money. Is it easy to clean? I know it’s plastic but BPA free, so less worrisome.

I appreciate your opinion! Thanks again, Debra!

Debra’s Answer

I doubt there will be any leaching, as leaching from metals into food requires considerable contact time. This is not something I am concerned about.

I have a Cuisinart immersion blender and I love it. I use my Vitamix for making smoothies and crushed ice, but my immersion blender is perfect for pureeing vegetable soups.

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