Hi Sunny ~~ I have wondered about the immersion blenders and whether I should get one of those or the Ninja blender. With the small space it would require, I lean toward the immersion blender after reading your comments here. Yrs ago when on the original SSizing site, DebB ( remember her?) had a thread all about kitchen gadgets and it was so much fun to discuss them, but I had decided even that far back, I needed a couple of carts to hold all the appliances for easier reach and access after trying to best use our cabinet space here.. I never nailed down any at that time that I liked very much but finally, a couple of yrs ago, I found 2 carts at Sams and asked for them for Christmas and my birthday. They are chrome and have 2 shelves and a rail around the top shelf with great castor wheels and a pushing handle.. These are like right hand helpers to me! They house surplus china plates from my Mother's set, placemats, a rotisserie, waffle maker, tortilla maker, ice cream maker, crockpot, the Kitchen-Aid mixer, toaster, and with "S" hooks around the upper edges on one ( from Home Depot), a set of cookware hangs which I don't like to stack in cabinets, a kitchen towel spare, extension cord for waffle time,etc. I know there's room for the immersion blender! We use one to wheel our meals to various places we want to eat ( the deck, the porch, dining table,etc) so there is no carrying and spilling. For anyone with cabinets like we have, the carts are a big help! ( High and deep.... pretty.hard to reach into at 5'4 1/2"). If anyone reads this and can get ideas of a way to make SSizing and daily kitchen efforts easier, along with your immersion blender and mico vegie steamer tips..it's all good!
One cauli tip I read, was to add a splash of either milk or lemon juice to keep it white while cooking, instead of getting a darker shade. I've tried both and each did pretty well. If color doesn't matter due to additions of other ingredients after cooking, no need for them. I made cauli soup this week, but now you have me thinking about making the faux mashed taters again.. I haven't done straight SSizing in while due to the long plateau with iot after 9 yrs of shorter ones now and then. I'm still trying to find the right balance ,and have learned a few things from another plan. My heart is still with SSizing since it worked so well for me in the past. Wishing all here BIG success with shedding unwanted lbs! Sandi
Just wanted to add that even though this forum is NOTHING like the early one with TONS of SSers sharing and posting daily for yrs on end, and the fantastic ease of using it, THIS one is ok and FAR better than another forum I have recently been on, where it is really hard to feel connected with others. The posts all come out in blogs there, instead of threads like these where you follow the topic of interest so easily ( from the side panel). SO NOW at least I have a better appreciation for how this one works. ( Still wishing it was set up for use like the old boards, but we can only use what's available, unless someone knows how to go about making a forum as the old way functioned).