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The Coolest Blender Trick Ever

By Jenn (TinyChoices.com) | March 11, 2008

blender using a mason jarStop the presses!
(what presses?)

Did ya’ll know that you can screw mason-type jars directly onto the base of a blender, thus bypassing the regular blender container, so that your chopped/whipped/blended/ground stuff ends up directly in the jar, which you can then use for storage? This also saves the steps of washing the blender container, which thusly saves water/soap/time.

This is going to come in SO handy for:

Apparently you don’t want to try this trick using hot liquids. Pressure, explosion, ouchy. Also apparently, you don’t want to use thin glass jars (such as mayonaise jars) but only thicker ones (such as pasta sauce, canning jars, etc).

As an aside, from the same site, these banana cookies look delicious! Again, I’ll try them using whole wheat flour, little to no sugar, and egg replacer… heck, I live on the edge. I love my vegan baking attempts, though my 5-year old nephew just said he doesn’t like my cookies. Broke my little heart. Though not deeply enough to start using white flour and processed sugar. :)

Do ya’ll have any handy kitchen tips like this, which our grammas probably knew but we didn’t learn because we were young whippersnappers? Share yours in the comments!

[Image via Elise.com]

Topics: Food, Home | 16 Comments »

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Comment by Beth R
2008-03-11 10:17:37

just last night, i was cursing while trying to scrape every last bit of my nutty seed spread out of the blender.

this is awesome. and just in time for making salsa today.

Comment by Jenn
2008-03-11 10:43:58

Salsa!! *Perfect* for making salsa. Thanks, Beth!

Comment by David
2008-03-11 13:05:08

How do you get the jar off without making a mess and won’t the stuff you are mixing get into the blade housing?

Comment by Rachel
2008-03-11 13:13:03

I would assume the reverse of the way you put it on: remove the blade housing from the base, making sure that it’s sealed tight. Depending on what you’re mixing, I don’t think there should be any more stuff in the housing than there would normally be. I haven’t tried this, so I could be wrong.

Comment by michelle
2008-03-11 13:34:22

David, I think you’re thinking of it how I first was…that it’s just sitting on the blade, but I bet that you need to unscrew the plastic base and blade from the regular blender glass then screw in the mason jar; thus you still have to clean the blade and plastic piece, but are saving the step of cleaning the blender glass. Just flip the mason jar on to it’s bottom, as rachel had said, and screw it off, as you would screw off a top.

Comment by Jenn
2008-03-11 17:06:40

Hey David! Yes, what they all said. :) If you click the link and walk through the steps on the site where I first read about this, you’ll have a better idea how it works.

Comment by Marian
2008-03-11 16:59:57

Salad Dressing!

Comment by Jenn
2008-03-11 17:06:56

Brilliant, Marian. Thanks!

Comment by dahlia
2008-03-11 17:55:30

oils will always begin to degrade with more exposure to the air. the most beneficial flax seeds will be ground just before use.

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Comment by Meesha
2008-03-23 11:42:15

Baby food!

2009-02-11 05:12:35

I either don’t have the right size jars or the right size blender. None of my jars will screw on. Would it work if I just hold the jar down without it actually being screwed on tight? I’m thinking maybe for dry stuff but not wet stuff.

Comment by Mary Ann
2009-04-17 04:45:42

We use stevia for sweetener. Zero sugars, zero carbs! Flavors! In healthfood stores. I think I read that stevia has been used for decades in Brazil to prevent and treat diabetes. Stevia is a plant , grown in Paraguay. Until recently, the US government, sold-out to the sugar industry lobby, banned selling stevia as a sweetener. But now SweetLeaf makes it and it’s super! Please don’t choose Truvia, which is coming out with a stevia mixed with sucralose

Comment by Robin
2011-12-07 21:49:34

good one. I also was thinking like you were, wondering how to even
get the jar ( in my case, with 1/4cup dog food) on to the base let alone off!


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