Stick Blenders also known as Stick Mixers and Immersion Mixers, allow one to mix and blend excellent volute soups directly in the cooking pot with speed and to one’s viscous desire. Restaurant or commercial Immersion Blenders can be purchased with and without detachable tubes and with fixed and variable speeds. The length of the tube or shaft is a very important aspect of making your choice. When using the Stick Blender, one should always allow about 2” of clearance between the mixer bell and the bottom of the pot. With this in mind and the depth of the pot, one can make a good decision on the length of the Stick Blender. Manufacturers that are offered are: Dynamic, Hamilton Beach, Robot Coupe, and Waring.