Beating egg whites
I know that this can technically be done by hand - but I was wondering if people think that it could be done with an immersion blender? As a kitchen tool, would that kind of blending possible lead to stiff peaks?
A cheap electric hand-mixer, about $5.99 at the drug store, will do the job just fine. Also, if you expect to wait more than about fifteen seconds before adding the whipped egg whites to the recipe, beat the recipe's sugar into the whites and then they will stand. Otherwise, they will collapse.