As some of you may remember, a few months ago my beloved immersion blender went to the great kitchen in the sky. My very thoughtful, well-meaning husband bought me a new one...for our wedding anniversary. But I'm not bitter.
Needless to say, my husband is a man who can't cook. (Not that men can't cook; just stating the facts that my husband is a man who can't cook.) My husband, a man who has probably never used an immersion blender in his life, bought me one that, well, I probably wouldn't have picked out for myself.
It lacks a few qualities that I really loved about my old one. For example, my old one was cordless. This one is tethered to an outlet. Also, my old one had a safety lock. This one does not. As evidenced by my new battle wound. Apparently, I have an itchy trigger finger.
Not a great picture. I tried to show the left, center and right of my finger because I managed to hit all 3 sides. It looks much better (read: uglier) in person. I am now much more careful when I try to clean off the blade while it's plugged in. :)