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The Best Immersion Blenders on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about every possible gadget for all your mixing needs in the kitchen — including hand mixers, stand mixers, and blenders— here we’ve rounded up the best immersion and hand blenders, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best-rated (and least expensive) immersion blender

The consensus among reviewers is that this hand blender is small but mighty, especially for the price. One reviewer says, “I looked at ones that were much more expensive and was worried that this would be cheaply made (because you often get what you pay for). However, I have been pleasantly surprised with this one. At 500 watts it has serious power and it is super easy to use. Super happy with my purchase!” Another reviewer commented, “It handled everything that we threw at it like a champ. It didn’t overheat, over-vibrate/shake, struggle, smell like a cheap electric motor or anything like that.” One reviewer even called this hand blender “a powerhouse!” Though it comes with less attachments than other higher-priced options, the whisk seems to be enough for most reviewers. As one explains, “I used the whisk attachment to whip up some omelets in seconds. Way easier on the wrists than a traditional whisk. And I just made a batch of homemade mayo in a Mason jar. This was by far my favorite use for this stick blender. I can’t believe how simple it was.”

And now for some micro-picks for every type of immersion blender you might be looking for.

Best hand blender with attachments

KitchenAid KHB2351CU 3-Speed Hand Blender

Reviewers agree that what makes this hand blender worth the price and better than comparable KitchenAid models are the added attachments that come with it. One reviewer says, “There is an attachment for whisking I thought was a waste only added to charge more money. Was I ever wrong! I whisked egg whites in less than two minutes. It wasn’t the old, ‘I don’t know, are they done?’ whisking, but a definite, ‘Oh ya! They’re done! Wow!’ It was AWESOME.” Another reviewer says this hand blender is “’great for when I’m trying to rice cauliflower, make smoothies, make pancake batter, etc.,” and they specifically call out the food processor for “doing minimal food processing. It saves so much time from pulling out and later cleaning a full blown processor.” And many reviewers trust the KitchenAid brand, with one writing, “If it is anything like the previous one I owned, which my grandparents purchased in 1985, I can be assured that I will have many, many years of happy blending ahead of me.”

Best immersion blender with attachments

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender

Though this immersion blender is one of the pricier options on Amazon, most reviewers agree that you get what you pay for, like one self-described “simple man” who says, “If I buy a product from someone, I expect a correlation between price and quality. … If I’m shelling out this kind of money on a kitchen appliance, I expect it to do the job assigned in a way that makes my (or, more often, her) day easier or more efficient. This is that blender. Let me tell you, boy is it ever.” Another reviewer, who goes through four to six jars of homemade vegan mayo per week thanks to this blender, raves, “I will never have a different brand or model. This is unbelievable! I have been living with a $30 ‘other-brand-that-doesn’t-work-most-of-the-time’ model. I felt the need to write this tonight after a life-changing experience.” Versatility is another word that comes up in reviews of this blender, with one reviewer explaining, “The whisk and mini food processor attachments make it so versatile I find myself taking this appliance out frequently when cooking. Don’t hesitate to purchase.”

Best hand blender with removable blending arm

KitchenAid KHB1231WH 2-Speed Hand Blender

Though this hand blender has only two speed options, it comes in almost 20 colors, a factor that becomes a big selling point among many reviewers. As put succinctly by one, “Adorable colors, whisper quiet motor, and Hulk-like blending ability.” At least one reviewer is pleased with both the performance of the blender and the “majestic yellow” color. And another praises the performance but perhaps would have preferred a different color, saying, “I love to use this for making smoothies or just blending up a little makeshift low-carb mocha in the mornings. Wife bought a pink one; it’s not my color, but it definitely works well.” Plus, the removable arm makes this blender easy to clean, a fact mentioned in over 150 reviews, like the one who says, “I just pop the end on, turn it till it clicks, and press a button to use. When I’m done, it twists right off for easy cleaning. And I’m really lazy when it comes to cleaning, so when I say it’s easy to clean, I mean it.”

Best hand blender with interchangeable blades

Several soap-makers speak highly about the interchangeable blades on this KitchenAid hand blender. One, who’s on their fourth stick blender from the brand, explains, “What I LOVE about this one is that it includes a longer shaft (13 inches) as well as an 8-inch shaft. Since my business has grown in the past year I have to make larger batches of soap and use larger/deeper pots. So needless to say, this one is my favorite.” Another writes, “The interchangeable parts simply twist on and off and are very easy to keep clean. The longer shaft allows me to work with bigger batches of soap, which is great because it easily reaches to the bottom of a 2 gallon bucket.” But even reviewers making food like this feature. One who mostly makes “powdered protein drinks and frozen fruit smoothies” writes, “Plenty of power, very quiet. The three interchangeable chopping/mixing heads are a big plus as one is better at chopping frozen fruit and the other at mixing drinks.”

Best hand blender for soups

Braun MQ505 Multiquick Hand Blender

Though most hand blenders can be used to make soup, most reviewers agree this Braun version is especially equipped for their soup-making needs. One reviewer writes, “I used the blade to coarsely puree soup in the pot. It is ideal for that task. No more need for pouring portions of soup into the processor. I had that soup to the desired texture in a few moments.” Potato soup is a favorite recipe among reviewers, many of whom praise this hand blender’s ability to cut through potatoes in the pot with ease. As one happy cook says, “We use this for so many different purposes. During the fall we’ve been making a lot of potato soup and it’s great to create a creamy texture without actually using any dairy products.”

And though this hand blender doesn’t have as many attachments as other options on this list, for some that’s a selling point: “I just needed something that would blend hot food so I could make soup! (Because ladling hot, hot, hot liquid into my small food processor or Nutribullet made absolutely no sense to me.) This was the only brand of immersion blender that was priced well, got decent reviews, and didn’t come with a load of extras that I didn’t need. I used this immediately after I received it to make potato-leek soup and I am very happy with my purchase.”

Best heavy-duty immersion blender

Epica Heavy Duty Immersion Hand Blender 4-in-1

While many reviewers cited the brand as an initial concern for purchasing this product, most were pleasantly surprised by how powerful and well this immersion blender works, especially for tougher blending jobs. One reviewer says, “The Epica is a much heavier and substantial machine.” Another reviewer notes, “I thought it only had two speeds, on and turbo, but it turns out that while in the on position there is an ea