A hand-held kitchen utensil serves to blend, whip, whisk, chop, or slice small food items. The Immersion Blender, also known as a Hand Blender, is a good option for small tasks that do not require a food processor’s heavy-duty aspects. Built for light to medium duty blending often required during food preparation, an Immersion Blender works well for whipping cream beating egg whites, puréeing small foods, or chopping items such as nuts and herbs.
Steps For Grinding Coffee Beans in Immersion Blender
Step 1 – Prepare the Immersion Blender
To grind coffee beans, you will need to attach the chopper attachment and bowl to your immersion blender’s wand. Most immersion blenders have a locking mechanism that the wand must snap into before you can use it. Depending on your model, you will insert the wand into the chopper attachment and generally turn clockwise until it snaps into place.
Step 2 – Add Coffee Beans
Open the chopping bowl and add coffee beans. As a general rule, you will need 2 tbsp of coffee beans per cup of coffee. If you like your coffee stronger or weaker, you will have to adjust the coffee maker’s amount of coffee. Snap the lid of the chopper bowl back into place.
Step 3 – Grind the Coffee Beans
Turn the immersion blender on and begin grinding the coffee. Shake the bowl a couple of times throughout the blending to ensure that all the beans are ground.
Depending on your blender’s strength and what kind of grind you prefer, the process should only take a few seconds. A coarse grind for a French press should only take about 10 seconds, while finer grinds for drip coffee makers or Espresso machines will take 20 seconds or so.
Step 4 – Clean Up
Open the chopping bowl and empty the contents into your coffee maker. You can immerse the chopping bowl and blade in water to clean them. Some chopping bowls can also go in the dishwasher, but be sure to check on the bowl’s underside or in your product’s literature first. Wipe the wand of the immersion blender with a wet washcloth. Dry all parts thoroughly before you store the blender.
Making a cup of coffee is easy with an immersion blender. With a little trial and error, you can figure out how to grind beans to make your perfect cup of coffee every time.