The commercial immersion blender is perhaps one of the most ingenious and time- saving tools found in the commercial kitchen. Gone are the days of transferring hot soups, or other prepared foods, to separate containers for blending and puréeing. The stick ( or shaft, or wand) virtually eliminates the mess, as well as the risk of injury. Your immersion blender is built to go directly into a hot pot of soup, a container of salad dressing, or a bowl of cream waiting to be whipped. Power mixers, sometimes called stick mixers, have stainless steel shafts and blades that are strong enough to puree, whip, or emulsify, and are made for quick and easy clean up. Immersion sticks come in different sizes - up to 30 inches, so you will want to choose one that best fits your needs. Look for an easy to handle, ergonomic design, NSF and UL listings.