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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Best Pastry Blender in the World

I love my pastry blender. I use it all the time. For guacamole. For smashing berries when making jam (more on the jam later this week!).  For “slushing” my cranberry slush.  For making baked goods, which is what it was originally intended for! Once in a while when I’m cooking and using one of my favorite kitchen tools, I know I just have to share it with you.  So, allow me to introduce you to my pastry blender!

Isn’t she beautiful?  Now let me be clear, not all pastry blenders inspire such love on my part. In fact, the pastry blender I had before was almost totally useless. But this one? It kicks some serious blending butt. The blades don’t move. They are shaped so they actually cut through things. It’s super sturdy, and the handle is nice and comfy. I purchased mine at Crate & Barrel years ago, but there are similar models elsewhere. The key is looking for non-moving blades with that flat shape. 

Who knew a pastry blender could inspire such love, such PASSION?


  1. 1

    I was JUST saying yesterday that I really, really need a pastry blender!! Thank you for the perfect recommendation!

  2. 2

    Mine is Martha Stewart and I love it too! It is much the same as yours!

  3. 3

    I thought that thing was made for mashing avocadoes!

  4. I too love my pastry blender. But have only used it for pie or crumb topping. You’ve opened my eyes to guacamole and slushies!!! Fun, thanks!

  5. 5
    Jane Maynard

    this is a multi-tasker extraordinaire! 🙂

  6. This seals the deal, I’m totally getting one now that I know it can be used for more than just pie crusts.

  7. For as much as I like to pretend I know my way around the kitchen, I have one of these (it was a gift) and I never knew it’s true name. I call it the “masher/cutter thingy” and usually use it on potatoes! Now I know what’s it’s really intended for … thanks!!

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