Don’t Blend That! Items You Shouldn’t Put In The Blender

Today the blender has become a kitchen staple, maybe even more important than the microwave. From making smoothies and protein shakes to processing food, it seems as though there’s nothing that blenders can’t handle. However, there are some items that you should avoid putting in the blender– find out what they are.

Do NOT Pass The Potatoes!

Blenders seem like a natural choice for making mashed potatoes. Lump-free mashed is usually the goal, but blenders whip potatoes too finely. Too much starch results in gooey, inedible, potatoes!

Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Instead, make use of attachments or use a manual masher to make mashed potatoes the old fashioned way.