Equipment review: Magnetic stirrers and stir bars, plus thoughts on my Intllab version

I’m really enjoying having a magnetic stirrer doing all the mixing work for me so I can make other things, so let’s take a look at this new addition to my workshop! Please note, none of these are affiliate links or links from which I’ll benefit. I’m sharing where I found the things I bought,…...

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Equipment review: High shear mixers – Chefman 300W Soft-Touch Rubberized Ice Crushing Immersion Blender

Thanks to your monthly subscriptions, I can buy equipment and share my thoughts and experiences with you! I’ve been collecting quite a few different things – scales, thermometers, mixers, pH meters, and more – and using them in my classes, at home, with my youth programs, and everywhere else I can, and I hope my…...

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A few thoughts about mixing…

It’s not a good idea to mix emulsified products like lotions or conditioners by hand. A lot of emulsifiers require high shear mixing or mixing with something like a stick or immersion blender. Mixing by hand won’t get the same results, and you may see a decrease or increase in viscosity or a lotion fail…....

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Member exclusive Q&A: Why do I suggest starting with a stick blender, then moving to a hand mixer with some emulsifiers?

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