Sadly, my most beloved kitchen gadget is no longer working. My immersion blender was defeated by my chickpeas, so I am now left with lumpy hummus. When my dad gave me my blender as a birthday gift, I had no idea what it was. He said “you know you can make work-out shakes or blend your eggs with it”. My thought was “well that sounds stupid” but now it has so many many uses. The perfect example is blending soup, you just stick it in to the big pot of soup, no need to be pour boiling soup into a different container. Sigh.
You will be missed immersion blender.