I've wanted an immersion blender for years. I love the idea of being able to simply stick it in a pot or bowl and blend the concoction I'm making, without having to get out a larger mixer. My stand mixer died earlier this year, and all I have currently is a cheap hand mixer which doesn't even reach the bottom of my mixing bowls. I was whizzing through the kitchen aisles at Walmart yesterday and saw an immersion blender at a low cost, so I started wondering about them again. Hopefully at some point soon I'll be able to buy one, but of course, I want to do some research first, so I thought I'd ask here and see if anyone has a recommendation.