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Beating egg whites

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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?

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  1. It would be less than ideal. You aren't blending the whites, you are incorporating air. If you were whipping by hand, you would use the balloon whisk for the best result.

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    1. re: maxie

      now, if your immersion blender has a whisk attachment as mine does, you're in business.

      1. re: sunshine842

        I wish....alas, not that fancy. Ah well, either time to buy an attachment or commit to by hand.

    2. 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.

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      1. re: Querencia

        Not in a part of the world where commodities are so cheap....