Does anyone own a blender that can do this? I'm think of a Waring Classic Pro but I don't know if it's capable of this.
I would prefer it if you only recommend blenders you're sure can do this.
I want to be able to toss some veg, including potatoes, into the blender, then pop the resulting pulp into my slow cooker with some meat and some bone broth, leave it overnight, and put the result in my heat-retaining thermos flask to eat at lunch. The reason I want pulped potatoes in my slow cooker is that it means I don't have to add as much water as I would do if the potatoes were merely chopped. This means the resulting broth will be thicker, tastier and more filling. I realise I can always remove any excess liquid and store it as stock, but this is a hassle I'd ather avoid. I'd rather just not have any excess water in the first place.
I'm just trying to devise a way to make a paleo lunch that I can take every day to work. It needs to be as convenient as possible, which is why I want to avoid cooking and chopping the potatoes before liquidising them. That would add another stage to the cooking process which, repeated every day, would be a significant burden.
A used Vitamix would be what I would go for...you can get replacement parts, and they are fabulous machines. I just sold an old school one at my yardsale for $25, and the jealous woman who arrived right after I sold it said she'd been scouring Craigslist for a used Vitamix and would gladly have paid three times as much for mine...my point being that there are more people out there like me who would sell one for cheap :) !
My Oster 12-speed was fairly cheap and it's done anything I've asked it to do--including whip my home-made eggnog into an amazing texture. :-))
I agree with thhq that anything called a blender will do that. They can chop ice and frozen bananas to mush after all.
Why not chop the potatoes and then mash them after they are cooked? Then you will have a nice, thick broth, and save yourself the extra step and cleanup. I have both and Vita-Mix and a Waring, and I would not want to try to puree raw potatoes in my Waring....I think you could burn the motor out sooner or later.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but I suspect that if you throw raw, unchopped potatoes into most blenders what you're likely to get is a burned out blender motor! Seems to me you'd be better off with a grater or thin-set mandolin.
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