All we have had that moment where we get home, make dinner and realize we forgot to buy a blender. Well, today Blender Command going to show you how you can puree without a blender by using basic kitchen tools! It’s quick and easy – read on for the best ways.
Can You Puree By Hand?
Blending by hand is a great way for kids to get involved in cooking. You can puree or mash the food, depending on your needs and preferences. It’s also fun! But, don’t use this method too many times – it takes more time than using a blender or processor does. So you may not want that hassle every day if you’re short on kitchen space.
6 Great Kitchen Appliances To Puree Without A Blender At Home
1. Chef’s knife
Suppose you want to try recipes requiring pureeing but don’t have a blender or food processor. Then, please grab the knife and follow these simple step-by-step guide:
Step 1. Wash your ingredients before peeling (or slicing) them into small pieces using sharp knives on chopping blocks.
Step 2. Chop with gentle rocking motions while maintaining an angle between the blade of the knife that is flat against the surface of the cutting board to cut without wasting any material
Step 3. Slice foods from top-down if they are round shaped objects like onions.
2. Vegetable Peeler
This kitchen appliance can be used to make preparing baby food easier and safer. The peeler is easy for anyone, even those who are not professional chefs or culinary wizards in the kitchen!
The skin of many vegetables (and fruits) has difficulty being digested without any help from what seems like an annoying vegetable peeler. But, it’s also safe because it only removes much-needed nutrients on the surface while leaving most of them intact so that your family gets their daily need with no worry about gritty peels during every mealtime.
3. Food mill
The food mill is a device with interchangeable disks that can make it easier to prepare vegetables for cooking and coarse and fine preparations.
The advantages of this tool are not limited to its versatility but also include the time-saving benefits of eliminating peeling. This chore takes up roughly half an hour in most kitchens on average.
4. Chinois Strainer
There is no doubt that most Chinoise goes through to stabilize them. But, then, the puree has to be pushed through the mesh or the holes, which takes more time and is much more difficult than using a food mill above.
More , but, if you use this type of mesh Chinoise, your result will be smoother and finer!
5. Fine Mesh Strainer or Sieve
The time it takes to make a puree is reduced with high-end blenders, but models at the mid-range are capable in this department.
With an inexpensive and common kitchen appliance like a filter, you can turn your favorite puree into something ready for consumption without spending hours doing so yourself.
6. Steamer Basket
Step 1. Put the vegetables and fruits in a steamer basket to cook them for 15-20 minutes or until they are tender, but not too soft that they will fall apart when pureed
Step 2. Transfer cooled cooked veggies into an airtight container with some of the liquid from cooking as needed if you want your mixture to be thinner than normal
Step 3. Store in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 1 year
You should be able to find a recipe for pureeing without your blender in most cookbooks or online. If you cannot, chop up all the vegetables into small pieces and blend them with a hand-held immersion blender.
The results will not be as smooth or consistent but it is better than nothing! Thank you for interesting in our blog all this time. Please leave a comment for us.
Taylor Klaus is an expert bartender with 5 years of experience, she’s written over 100 blender tutorials and smoothie recipes. She’s a fan of nutrient-rich puree drinks. She wants to help people have a healthier life.