The 8 Best Immersion Blenders to Buy in 2018

Blend up smoothies, soups, and more with these top picks

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Bamix Professional 2 Speed 4 Blade Immersion Hand Blender at Amazon

“It has two speeds and includes four blades for different applications.”

Best Budget: Chefman Immersion Blender at Amazon

“This won’t break the bank, yet it has features you’ll find in more expensive blenders.”

Best for Smoothies: Mueller Ultra-Stick 500 Watt 9-Speed Immersion Blender at Amazon

“Along with the strong motor comes and comfortable non-slip grip.”

Best Cordless: Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Rechargeable Hand Blender at Amazon

“One very unique attachment that comes with this blender is the electric knife attachment that makes slicing everything from bread to roasts easy.”

Best for Food Processing: Breville All In One Processing Station at Amazon

“A reversible shredding disk lets you choose from two different shredding options, while the processor bowl’s s-blade lets you chop, blend, or puree, just like a larger food processor.”

Best for Easy Cleaning: All-Clad Stainless Steel Immersion Blender at Amazon

“The shaft removes from the body of the blender, then the shaft and blades are dishwasher safe.”

Best Commercial Blender for Home Use: Waring Light-Duty Quik Stik Immersion Blender at Amazon

“This doesn’t come with any extras, but it’s a powerful choice for cooks who prefer commercial appliances.”

Best for Baby Food: Braun MultiQuick 5 Baby Hand Blender at Amazon

“This has an extra blade and larger cutting area, so purees are smoother faster.”

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    Best Overall: Bamix Professional 2 Speed 4 Blade Immersion Hand Blender

    Bamix Professional 2 Speed 4 Blade Immersion Hand Blender

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    Hand built in Switzerland, this professional quality hand blender might last long enough to pass down to your kids. It has two speeds and includes four blades for different applications. While this doesn’t include any extra attachments, those blades make this blender very versatile. The aerating blade is used to whip or beat liquids, with an angled blade that whips air into liquids with ease. It can even be used to whip skim milk into a whipped topping to replace whipped cream. The blending blade is the workhorse of the four, used for mixing, pureeing, emulsifying, and blending. The chopping blade can handle hard ingredients like carrots, onions, or even ice, so you can make smooth or chunky salsas or puree soups or sauces. The slicing blade is designed for cutting both raw and cooked meat or fish, and it can also handle fibrous vegetables like celery that could tangle in other blades. If that’s not enough versatility Bamix sells other blades and attachments.

    The shaft on this blender is longer than the previous version of this model, so you can use it in deep pots for blending soup, while the motor is kept safe from steam and liquids in the sealed housing. This is simple to clean under running water when cooking is done, and a wall bracket is included so you can save storage space and keep the blender handy by hanging it on your wall. 

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    Best Budget: Chefman Immersion Blender

    Highly rated by users, this budget immersion blender certainly won’t break the bank, yet it has features you’ll find in more expensive blenders. It has two speeds, selectable with a thumb control, so you can control the texture of your food, and the blades are designed to be able to crush ice.

    The shaft detaches easily for cleaning, and the soft-grip body is easy to hang onto. This blender is available in several colors, to add some fun to your kitchen décor.

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    Best for Smoothies: Mueller Ultra-Stick 500 Watt 9-Speed Immersion Blender

    When you’re using an immersion blender for smoothies and milkshakes, it needs a strong motor to withstand the long blending times, and this blender delivers. Along with the strong motor comes and comfortable non-slip grip, so you won’t send kale smoothies splattering across the kitchen.

    This doesn’t include a lot of accessories that you’ll have to store, but it does include a whisk attachment, so if you’re making decadent milkshakes rather than healthy smoothies, you can whip a little cream for a topping.

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    Best Cordless: Cuisinart Smart Stick Cordless Rechargeable Hand Blender

    A cordless immersion blender makes sense from the usage viewpoint, but they’re not as easy to manufacture since the motor needs to be strong and the battery needs to last long enough to do its job. Cuisinart has solved that problem with this 5-speed cordless blender that can run for 20 minutes on a single charge. When it’s time to recharge, it has a quick-charge feature, so you’ll be back at work in no time.

    This includes a 3-cup chopper so you can chop nuts for garnishes or make short work of onions for salsas; a whisk attachment for whipped cream and other fluffy, aerated mixes; and a handy blender jar with measurement marks, a pouring spout, and a handle. One very unique attachment that comes with this blender is the electric knife attachment that makes slicing everything from bread to roasts easy.

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    Best for Food Processing: Breville All In One Processing Station

    While most immersion blenders are designed to mimic the functions of a blender, this one also takes on many of the functions of a food processor with a 6-cup processing bowl that is powered by the blender body. You can do more than just chop in that bowl—it even includes an adjustable slicing blade with 19 thickness settings, so you can slice potatoes for chips or carrots for soup. A reversible shredding disk lets you choose from two different shredding options, while the processor bowl’s s-blade lets you chop, blend, or puree, just like a larger food processor.

    Another unique accessory is the Variable Mashing Leg that lets you choose fine, medium, or coarse mashing with the twist of the head, so you can use your immersion blender for mashing potatoes without the risk of turning them into glue.

    When you’re using the immersion blender in its traditional mode, the shape of the blade housing reduces suction, so it won’t get stuck to the bottom of your containers while you blend, and it has 15 speeds, giving you greater control of the result. Ice crushing blades and a whisk attachment are included, making this an incredibly versatile appliance.

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    Best for Easy Cleaning: All-Clad Stainless Steel Immersion Blender

    This may be one of the easiest immersion blenders to clean since the shaft removes from the body of the blender, then the shaft and blades are dishwasher safe so you don’t need to worry about protecting the motor from water or hand washing yet another item. The removable shaft also gives you options for storage in small spaces where the full blender might not fit as well.

    Of course, cleaning doesn’t matter if the blender doesn’t perform, but you needn’t worry about that since this blender has the All-Clad name backing it up. This is a high-powered immersion blender that has a variable-speed control dial, regular and turbo modes during blending, as well as easy pulsing so you’ll have complete control of the texture of your refried beans, soups, or pureed vegetables. You can even use this for a quick chop of nuts since the blade shroud gives you plenty of space.

    While this doesn’t include any accessories that you might find with other blenders, a mini chopper, and a whisk are available for purchase, if you need those options.

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    Best Commercial Blender for Home Use: Waring Light-Duty Quik Stik Immersion Blender

    Made for commercial kitchen use, but priced in line with home-use immersion blenders, this has the power to blend three gallons of soup. While this is called a light-duty blender, it’s designed for light duty in a professional kitchen environment, so it will be more than enough for your home kitchen.

    This is lighter in weight than more robust commercial units, so it’s easy to hold and use. It has two speeds so you can control the texture of your food, operated with a simple button. This doesn’t come with any extras, but it’s a powerful choice for cooks who prefer commercial appliances.

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    Best for Baby Food: Braun MultiQuick 5 Baby Hand Blender

    While any immersion blender can be used to puree cooked carrots and bananas, this set was created with babies in mind. This has an extra blade and larger cutting area, so purees are smoother faster.

    The bell-shaped shroud over the blades keeps splashing to a minimum, so there will be less mess and less to clean up when cooking is done. This has two speeds, so you can adjust the food texture to suit your baby’s needs.

    The included 1 1/2 cup chopper lets you chop as well as puree, so you can add some texture to the baby’s puree, or make some salsa for yourself at the end of the day.

    This includes a 20-ounce blending beaker that’s the perfect size for the blender, so you don’t have to scramble for a jar or glass to use. You can also use the beaker for making smoothies or cocktails. A flexible silicone freezer tray lets you make and freeze up to nine portions in advance, then just pop them out and thaw or heat them when you need them.

Our Process

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular immersion blenders on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 18 different blenders overall, screened options from 13 different brands and manufacturers, read over 8 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 2 of the immersion blenders themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.