While there are a plethora of almost-pointless, single use kitchen gadgets that would make Alton Brown shudder, the humble immersion blender is not one of them. It's genuinely useful. There are a lot of dishes that need to have a consistent texture — like soups, hummus, and salad dressings — that don't totally work in a conventional blender or food processor. So if you want to make, for instance, whipped cream (or meringue!) without whisking your forearms sore, you need an immersion blender.
Right now, Newegg's selling a nice hand blender — the DeLonghi DHB719 — for the same price as a lot of el cheapo hand blenders. The cool thing about the DHB719 is that's it's relatively powerful at 380 watts and it also comes with a couple of handy attachments, such as a whisk. Another cool aspect is that it's only $30 at Newegg today with the code EMCXTWV34, which is half off the list price and a solid $25 less than Amazon. [Newegg]
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Earlier today Amazon announced that the price for the WiFi enabled big Kindle Fire HD would be cut from $299 to $269, which seems pretty cool. But if you've been tracking the price of the Kindle Fire 8.9, you weren't surprised. In fact, in this tablet's short four-month lifespan, it has seen four major promotional price cuts — often to the $269 price point, but sometimes all the way down to $250 — including spending basically half of February at $269. So yes: it is cheaper than it was yesterday, but no, this isn't a screaming deal. [Amazon]
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