Note 1: Blending: Don't fill the blender more than halfway at a time. Remember that heat expands, so increase the speed slowly and watch to keep the mixture from exploding out or over. Remove the lid carefully as it will likely release a burst of steam. If your blender doesn’t have a hot/soup setting, you can compensate by replacing the blender lid with a folded towel and holding it in place with your hands. This will help reduce steam pressure.