Given the daunting pace of life these days, it is no small wonder that the market for kitchen gadgets is flooded with various implements for making things a little easier for the home cook. One of the items that you may or may not own is the handheld, or immersion, blender. If you aren’t familiar with them, picture this: a handheld mixer and a standard counter-top blender have a very fit, streamlined baby, and that’s pretty much what you end up with.