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Immersion Blenders

Not every blender is made the same. If you're looking for quick prep time and easy clean up, or have limited storage space—an immersion blender will suit your needs. But if you're more interested in making smoothies, blending roasted veg into creamy soups, and plying party guests with frothy margaritas, then visit our countertop blenders.

Immersion Blenders

Not every blender is made the same. If you're looking for quick prep time and easy clean up, or have limited storage space—an immersion blender will suit your needs. But if you're more interested in making smoothies, blending roasted veg into creamy soups, and plying party guests with frothy margaritas, then visit our countertop blenders.

The Quid Pick

KitchenAid 5-Speed

After assessing insights from every perspective that matters, from consumers and experts to brands and retailers, the results are in. Whatever your blending needs—from chopping ice and blending fruit to shredding meat and pureeing soups—the KitchenAid 5-Speed does it all. This multi-purpose immersion blender comes with three interchangeable stainless steel blades, a whisk attachment, and a chopper, all of which can be easily attached. Ergonomic details like the soft-grip handle and easy-to-press power button make the blending experience a breeze, and the 8” blending arm reaches into deep pots so that you can prepare everything in one place.

Quid Score

90

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Lowest Price

$76

Top Ten Immersion Blenders

The Quid Pick might not be ideal for everyone. Different people have different needs. Here are the Quiddity-approved Top 10 Blenders.

Our methodology

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a countertop blender and an immersion blender?

Immersion blenders are built mainly for pureeing soups in the pot and liquids. It’s typically a motor on top connected by a shaft to the blade at the bottom. Countertop blenders are engineered for utility and performance—everything from crushing ice and homemade nut butter to smoothies and big batches of soup.

What are the various types of blenders?

It may seem basic at first—I'm just blending frozen bananas!—but will help decide which type of blender best suits your individual needs. Check out the table below for the nuts-and-bolts of what each blender type offers.

Hand Blenders

A.K.A. immersion or stick blenders): handheld, compact and easy to store.

  • Long shaft ideal for deep pots
  • Compact and easy to store
  • Most are electric, some cordless
  • Some come with attachments to accommodate a range of recipes (e.g., interchangeable blades, pan guard, shaft)

Single-Serve Blenders

Jug capacity serves one user, takes up minimal counter space.

  • Optimized for quick prep of small servings, like smoothies
  • Similar power of a full-size blender in a more compact size
  • Often come with lids, optimal for to-go smoothies or shakes

Full-Size Standard Blenders

Large jug capacity for multiple servings, countertop staple.

  • Different designs offer different capabilities based on their features (e.g., speeds, motor size, pre-programmed settings, construction, et cetera)
  • Container shape, size, and material will vary—consider the maximum capacity and durability you need
  • Versatile and wide range of functions

Speciality Blenders

Offer supreme power and professional performance.

  • Provide a wide spectrum of possibilities: chopping, blending, pureeing, grinding, and crushing—all evenly and consistently
  • Strong and durable for long-term professional use
  • Some come equipped with self-cleaning technology
  • Smart advancements ensure thorough, consistent blending

Which immersion blenders are best for smoothies?

Consider models that have these features: anti-suction head design, lightweight, quiet, blending jar with lid included, S-shaped blade. The KitchenAid 3-Speed Hand Blender is a notable option.

KitchenAid 3-Speed

Can immersion blenders crush ice?

No, immersion blenders cannot crush ice. Attempting to do so will dull the blades and overwork the motor.

How important is a long warranty?

Both expert and customer reviews frequently complain about the long-term durability of immersion blender motors. These blenders are typically protected under 1-year warranties, but some have warranties up to 5 years, like the Hamilton Beach Variable Speed Hand Blender. Don't settle for less than a 1-year warranty.

Hamilton Beach Variable Speed Hand Blender

What can immersion blenders do?

Immersion blenders allow you to blend ingredients right in the pot rather than transfering them to an upright blender or food processor. By simply inserting the portable shaft into your mixing bowl, you can quickly purée, blend, emulsify and whip a variety of ingredients with minimal effort and mess. Immersion blenders cannot entirely replace countertop ones, however, since they're not made to crush ice.

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