Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum, and I wanted to thank you for the responses that I got from you guys on my first post I'm from Olympia, Washington and I have been experimenting with soap making for the past 6 months. Today I went out and bought myself a hand blender. I have just been using a regular blender, but after using this hand blender, I don't know that I'll ever go back. Plus, I can make bigger batches at one time, as I found out tonight. It's great! This forum seems like a warm place with a lot of helpful and friendly people. Glad to be here!