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« on: October 29, 2010 11:39:40 AM »

I just got to wondering about this, we have drills and they can run for hours without fear of burning out.

I have burnt out several stick blenders and this idea came to me last night. Stick blenders are not real expensive, but it adds into the total cost of they burn out.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010 12:08:37 PM »

If you're burning them out you're running them too long. You only need to stick blend for a minute or two at a time in short bursts and then stir with it for a minute. I burnt out my first stick blender several years ago (funnily enough, a very expensive one) but haven't burnt any out since.

You can use an attachment on the drill, but mostly I've heard of people doing that if they are making giant batches in a paint bucket. Just be sure that no part of the attachment or anything touching the soap is made of aluminum and you should be good!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010 02:18:16 PM »

Thank you! I do use the blender a bit much, I was just thinking that *no way* could I burn out a drill! lol
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010 02:34:27 PM »

lol! At one point someone in my family bought me something to attach to a drill to stir my soap (a squirrel cage or something wacky named?) but I never used it because I never got around to making the big batches like I thought I would, plus I wasn't sure what it was made out of.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010 10:06:40 AM »

I am going to buy the attachment you're talking about, if it's what I think it is, it looks like a whisk? Either that, or a paint stirrer.

With my epic disaster, I melted my last stick blender, I'll make sure it's stainless steel, I doubt those attachments would be aluminum because they would bend under any pressure, I figure if I get something at Sears or Kmart, a Craftsman attachment would be decent quality, big or small the stirrer would rock!

Thanks again, I am a klutz and kind of accident prone and am always rough on stuff, I need to mellow out whilst crafting but I get so darned excited! lol
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