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    creativenikki got a reaction from arkangelsmom in Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!   
    For the mayo did you let your egg and lemon juice come to room temperature before you added the oil?  I had a series of mayo fails and that was apparently the problem.  Now my mayo procedure looks like this:
    1. Crack egg into jar
    2. Add 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice and salt/mustard as desired
    3. Wait until egg/lemon/seasonings are room temperature
    4. Blend egg and lemon juice with immersion blender (5 seconds)
    5. Continue running immersion blender and begin pouring in oil slowly
    6. Enjoy
    I cannot tell you how many cups of perfectly good olive oil I wasted by not letting the egg and juice warm to room temperature (or close to it) first.  
     
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    creativenikki got a reaction from arkangelsmom in Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!   
    For the mayo did you let your egg and lemon juice come to room temperature before you added the oil?  I had a series of mayo fails and that was apparently the problem.  Now my mayo procedure looks like this:
    1. Crack egg into jar
    2. Add 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice and salt/mustard as desired
    3. Wait until egg/lemon/seasonings are room temperature
    4. Blend egg and lemon juice with immersion blender (5 seconds)
    5. Continue running immersion blender and begin pouring in oil slowly
    6. Enjoy
    I cannot tell you how many cups of perfectly good olive oil I wasted by not letting the egg and juice warm to room temperature (or close to it) first.  
     
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    creativenikki got a reaction from arkangelsmom in Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!   
    I used to pour all the oil in, just like you are describing and for probably 2 years I never had a batch fail.  Then, for no reason I can figure out, I had like 5 batches in a row fail.  I tried different brands of eggs, adding the oil slowly, and adding more/less lemon juice.  I seriously cannot figure out why that happened.  So, the past few rounds I started letting everything come to room temperature and adding the oil slowly and I've been having perfect results.  
    I can't say I really understand things, but I guess I don't want to take any chances since olive oil isn't free. 
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    creativenikki reacted to J9er in Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!   
    @creativenikki
    fair enough!
    It's funny how we can have such varying results with mayo. My stick blender actually broke and I haven't replaced it. I make my mayo in my food processor now with good results, but I did have a random batch fail for no apparent reason either....I just say a little prayer before each batch now, and curse myself for not replacing my stick blender 
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    creativenikki got a reaction from arkangelsmom in Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!   
    For the mayo did you let your egg and lemon juice come to room temperature before you added the oil?  I had a series of mayo fails and that was apparently the problem.  Now my mayo procedure looks like this:
    1. Crack egg into jar
    2. Add 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice and salt/mustard as desired
    3. Wait until egg/lemon/seasonings are room temperature
    4. Blend egg and lemon juice with immersion blender (5 seconds)
    5. Continue running immersion blender and begin pouring in oil slowly
    6. Enjoy
    I cannot tell you how many cups of perfectly good olive oil I wasted by not letting the egg and juice warm to room temperature (or close to it) first.  
     
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    creativenikki got a reaction from arkangelsmom in Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!   
    Glad you got it.  It is SO frustrating when it doesn't work.  If you think you'll be making mayo often an immersion blender is a worthwhile investment (they're pretty cheap).  I've found I don't have to be that slow with adding the oil if things are all room temperature and I'm using the immersion blender.  I add a full cup of oil over maybe 90 seconds.  It's not a huge amount of time, really.  
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    creativenikki got a reaction from arkangelsmom in Mayo Fail :( Discouraged, please help!   
    For the mayo did you let your egg and lemon juice come to room temperature before you added the oil?  I had a series of mayo fails and that was apparently the problem.  Now my mayo procedure looks like this:
    1. Crack egg into jar
    2. Add 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice and salt/mustard as desired
    3. Wait until egg/lemon/seasonings are room temperature
    4. Blend egg and lemon juice with immersion blender (5 seconds)
    5. Continue running immersion blender and begin pouring in oil slowly
    6. Enjoy
    I cannot tell you how many cups of perfectly good olive oil I wasted by not letting the egg and juice warm to room temperature (or close to it) first.