Looking for an attractive low-cost but reliable immersion blender? Immersion blenders have some great advantages over their personal and countertop cousins. With a handheld unit you aren’t confined to a specific container. Use your favorite pitcher, pot, cup or jar. Also, immersion or stick blenders, as they are sometimes called, can blend hot liquids. Most blenders with plastic containers cannot.
Here are descriptions of some of the more popular immersion blenders for you to decide which is best for you.
KitchenAid KHB1231 2-Speed Hand Blender
The KitchenAid KHB1231 2-Speed Hand Blender comes in 17 colors, Boysenberry, Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Contour Silver, Empire Red, Green Apple, Ice, Lavender, Majestic Yellow, Onyx Black, Tangerine, White, Watermelon. The Watermelon model is pictured above.
- Speed Control provides easy adjustment of speed.
- One-Touch Power Button located on the front of the motor body is activated by pressing and holding during blending. To stop blending, simply release the power button.
- Motor Body has a comfortable, non-slip grip.
- Powerful DC Motor provides powerful blending action and is designed for quiet, long-life operation.
- Twist Lock Stainless Steel Blending Arm simply seats onto the motor body and is rotated to lock together. The sharp stainless steel blade is covered to help prevent splashing while blending.
- 5-ft. Power Cord is long enough to take the hand blender to the cook-top or work area and is rounded with no grooves for easy cleanup.
- 3 Cup BPA Included Blending Jar is handy for individual blending jobs and features a non-slip base. The lid seals the top of the jar to store blended ingredients.
KitchenAid KHB2561OB 5-Speed Hand Blender
Would you like an immersion blender that does more? The KitchenAid KHB2561 5-speed blender with chopping attachment is a multi-function handheld appliance that handles a variety of jobs. And to do even more, the KHB2571 model comes with a 13″ blending arm extension for extra reach.
- Speed Control Dial – Variable speeds provide greater processing control that adjusts to handle a variety of foods, beverages, and soups.
- One-Touch Power Button – Activate the Hand Blender by pressing and holding the POWER button during blending. To stop blending, simply release the power button.
- Motor Body – has a comfortable, non-slip grip design.
- Powerful DC Motor – Provides a powerful blending action and is designed for quiet, long-life operation.
- 5-ft. Power Cord – is long enough to take the hand blender to the cooktop or work area, the power cord is rounded with no grooves for easy cleanup. A silicone cord strap is included for convenient cord storage.
- Twist-Lock Stainless Steel Blending Arm simply attaches onto the motor body with a simple twist and rotate to lock into place. Use the blending arm for blending pitcher, attach the bell blades for blending in deep pots and containers.All attachments utilize the same twist on and lock mounting system.
- Whisk Attachment: Optimized for whipping egg whites and whipping cream.
- Chopper Attachment – Perfect for small chopping jobs like herbs, nuts, and vegetables. Chopper includes a bowl, blade, and chopper adapter. The Chopper bowls non-slip base helps to prevent movement during processing.
- Blending Pitcher – 4 Cup (1 L) BPA-Free pitcher with convenient handle and no splash lid.
- Bell Blades – With the three interchangeable bell blades, you will always have the right tool for a multitude of tasks from crushing ice to chopping cooked meats, and frothing milk.
- Pan Guard – Plastic covers on the bell blades protect cookware from scratches.
- Bell Guard – Protects the bell blades while not in use.
- Storage Container – is handy for organizing and protecting your accessories. It comes with a removable interior for easy cleaning.
- Blending Arm 13″ – Available on the KitchenAid KHB2571 Model extends the reach of the hand blender.
Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome
Features and Benefits
- Low/High Two Speed Power Button: Allows you to activate the hand blender at the touch of a button. Simply press and hold the Low or High button to blend or pulse. Once the button is released, blending will stop.
- Comfort Handle: The handle allows you to control the hand blender with ease.
- Motor Body Housing: has a comfortable grip and is easy to control.
- Detachable Shaft: By pressing the release button on the back of the unit, the shaft will detach for easy cleaning.
- Blending Attachment with Stainless Steel Blade and Blade Guard: This attachment easily snaps into the motor body housing. The stainless steel housing that keeps splashing from the stainless steel blade to a minimum.
- Mixing Beaker: 2-cup (500 ml) mixing beaker is microwave and dishwasher- safe. Use this container to blend drinks, shakes, salad dressings and more. The design is made for easy gripping and drip-free pouring.
- BPA Free: All materials that come in contact with food or liquid are BPA free.
The specially designed blade mixes and stirs all kinds of foods, including salad dressings, powdered drink products, and sauces. Combine dry ingredients or emulsify mayonnaise, it is ideal for both. The blade adds only a minimum of air to your mixture. A gentle up-and-down motion is all you need to make the most flavorful, full-bodied liquid recipes. Be careful, never remove the Cuisinart® Smart StickTM Two Speed Hand Blender from the liquid while in operation.
- Insert the blending attachment into the motor body.
- Plug electrical cord into an electrical wall socket.
- Place blending shaft blades into the mixture.
- Press and hold the desired speed button. Keep pressing the switch and the hand blender will continue to run. In order to turn hand blender OFF, release and the motor will stop.
- Do not hold the button ON for longer than 50 seconds at a time.
- Unplug immediately after use.
OXA Powerful 4-in-1 Hand Blender | Top Pick
The OXA Powerful 300-watt, 4-in-1 Hand Blender is a multi-functional tool that blends, chops, whizzes, and whips. Use it to make smoothies, baby food, soups, sauces, salsas, pesto, yogurt, hummus and more. The 300 watts of power and super sharp blades make quick work of any recipe. This very popular immersion blender has 2 speeds plus pulse and the included attachments add versatility.
- Powerful 300 watt motor
- Stainless steel blade and shaft
- 16-oz. (500ml) food processor
- 20-oz. (600ml) beaker, no lid
- Plastic parts are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe
Braun MQ505 Multiquick Hand Blender, Black
The Braun MQ505 Multiquick Hand Blender is a versatile blender with plenty of power. The package includes stainless steel blades and shaft, stainless steel whisk attachment, and 20-oz. beaker.
- 2-speed, 350 watts
- Durable stainless steel blades
- Bell-shaped stainless steel blending shaft
- Stainless steel whisk attachment included
- Attachments detach with “EasyClick” single click button
- Comes with a 20-ounce beaker, no lid
- Comfortable soft grip handle
- Added power turbo boost
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