The immersion blender is one of my favorite kitchen tools. It looks like a stick with blender blades at the bottom of it. The blade will grind or puree food in the container the food is being prepared in making it super convenient during preparation & clean up. We called it a Bermixer it the restaurants that I worked in because that is the brand name for the industrial strength blender for professional kitchens. It is also known as a stick or hand blender & also a wand blender. I use it for salad dressings, soups, sauces, & other liquids that need to be blended. It is fast, durable, & affordable as well as being one of the tools in my personal kitchen that I feel I cannot live without.