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How to Ship an Immersion Blender

Ship an Immersion BlenderAn immersion blender, also called hand blender, wand blender or stick blender, is a handy kitchen equipment that blend or emulsify food in the container in which they are being prepared, eliminating the need for a separate receptacle. They are particularly useful when preparing soups, sauces, homemade mayonnaise and baby food.

Designed to be compact and easily operated using only one hand, the motor of an immersion blender may not be as powerful as that of a counter top blender or food processor. Nevertheless, it is a great gadget to have in the kitchen for light pureeing processes. It is also quite easy to clean with most of the parts detachable and dishwasher safe. Some models even come with attachments such as a whisk and chopper.

Because it is compact and portable, the immersion blender is quite easy to ship. It can be easily double boxed with sufficient packing materials all around to keep it protected from impact during transit.  Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship an immersion blender.

Use the original packaging if possible. The manufacturer's packaging is usually designed to cradle each individual part and accessories of the immersion blender and prevent them from moving and colliding with each other. Additional pieces of bubble wrap can be used to fill any space in case the packaging does not provide a snug fit.

If the original box is not available, wrap each part with bubble wrap and secure with tape. Arrange them in a sturdy shipping box with packing peanuts in between items and on all sides, including top and bottom. The box should be well packed to prevent any movement and collision inside.

Place the boxed immersion blender inside a slightly larger shipping box with a layer of packing materials in the bottom. Fill the sides and top with more packing materials.  The inner box should sit immobile in the center of the outer box with packing materials protecting it on all sides, top and bottom.

Close the box and seal all flaps with heavy duty packaging tape. Address and label the package and take to your local post office or the shipping company you prefer.

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