TIPS FOR GREAT RESULTS
• If you're making beverages using ice,
start with Crush Ice, then finish with
Speed 5 Liquify in order to produce a
• Ice directly from the freezer will crush
better than partially melted ice for snow.
• Smaller ice cubes can be chopped or
crushed faster than large ones.
• For many ingredient mixtures, start
the blending process at Stir to thoroughly
combine the ingredients. Then increase
to a higher speed, as desired.
• If desired, remove center ingredient cup
of pitcher lid to add liquids or ice cubes
while the Blender is operating at Stir,
Chop, or Mix speeds.
Dissolve flavored gelatin: Pour boiling
water into the pitcher; add gelatin. Remove
center ingredient cup, and place a towel
over the lid. Blend at STIR until gelatin is
dissolved, about 10 to 30 seconds. Add
Make cookie, cracker, or bread crumbs:
Break cookies, crackers, or bread into pieces
about 4 cm in diameter. Place in pitcher. In
PULSE mode, cover and blend at CHOP ,
pulsing a few times, about 3 seconds each
time, until reaching desired consistency.
Make finer crumbs for pie and dessert
crusts: Break cookies, crackers, or bread
into pieces about 4 cm in diameter and place
in the pitcher. In PULSE mode, cover and
blend at LIQUIFY, pulsing a few times until
reaching desired consistency, about
20 to 30 seconds.
Chop fruits and vegetables: Put 475 mL
(2 cups) of fruit or vegetable chunks in
pitcher. In PULSE mode, cover and blend
at STIR, pulsing a few times, about 2 to 3
seconds each time, until reaching desired
Puree fruits: Place 475 mL (2 cups) canned
or cooked fruit in pitcher. Add 30 to 60 mL
(2 to 4 tablespoons) fruit juice or water per
240 mL (1 cup) of fruit. Cover and blend at
PUREE about 5 to 10 seconds.
• Stop the Blender before using utensils
in the pitcher. Use a rubber spatula to mix
ingredients only when the Blender is off.
Never use any utensil, including spatulas,
in the pitcher while the motor is running.
• Cool hot foods, if possible, before
blending. Begin blending warm foods
at Stir. Increase to higher speeds, one
at a time, if necessary.
• When blending hot foods or liquids,
do not fill the blender pitcher to the
top. Secure the lid, remove the center
ingredient cup, and place a towel over
the lid. Operate only on Stir speed. Do
not place bare hand on pitcher lid when
processing hot foods or liquids.
Puree vegetables: Place 475 mL (2 cups)
canned or cooked vegetables in pitcher. Add
30 to 60 mL (2 to 4 tablespoons) broth,
water, or milk per 240 mL (1 cup) of
vegetables. Cover and blend at PUREE
about 10 to 20 seconds.
Puree meats: Place cooked, cubed,
tender meat in pitcher. Add 45 to 60 mL
(3 to 4 tablespoons) broth, water, or milk
per 240 mL (1 cup) of meat. Cover and
blend on STIR 10 seconds. Stop the Blender
and scrape sides of pitcher. Cover and blend
on PUREE 10 to 20 seconds longer.
Take lumps out of gravy: If sauce or
gravy becomes lumpy, place in the pitcher.
Cover and blend at MIX until smooth,
about 5 to 10 seconds.
Combine flour and liquid for thickening:
Place flour and liquid in pitcher. Cover and
blend at STIR until smooth, about 5 to 10
Prepare white sauce: Place milk, flour, and
salt, if desired, in pitcher. Cover, and blend
at STIR until well-mixed, about 5 to 10
seconds. Pour into saucepan and cook
Make smoothies: Place liquids and frozen
ingredients in pitcher first, then add other
ingredients on top. Cover and blend on
CRUSH ICE for 10 to 15 seconds, then
LIQUIFY for 10 to 15 seconds, as desired.