If you’re in the market for an immersion stick blender you’ve probably seen dozens of different models and styles out there, all claiming to be the best immersion stick blender. Well, they certainly can’t all be right. The fact is the best immersion stick blender is the one that fits your needs perfectly, not what some website says is the best. In this article I’ll go over some of the features you’ll find out there on today’s stick blenders, and more importantly, go over what they really mean, and then I’ll link a few top quality, highly rated stick blenders for you to compare.
What are some of the features I should look for when shopping for a good immersion blender?
Here are some of the things you should be aware of, and look for when comparing different stick blenders. To some people a particular feature will be very important, while to others not so much. I just want to make you aware of some of the things that many people overlook when shopping for a good hand held blender.
First off, since the immersion blender will actually be immersed into the food, hence the name, one thing that I demand is for the unit to be dishwasher safe and easy to clean. Even if you don’t actually own a dishwasher it’s still something you should look for. These items are mechanical and being dishwasher safe means it’ll hold up.
Next up is something many people overlook. Avoid white plastic like the plague, I know they look nice but once again, this is going into the food. If you’ve ever tried to clean grease out of a plastic bowl you know exactly what I mean, even worse are tomato based sauces. Try to stay away from white plastic, just about any other color is better. I highly recommend going with stainless steel, it’s really easy to clean and more durable than plastic anyway.
In terms of function look for a good hand immersion blender that has plenty of power. If the unit is underpowered you have a real chance of burning out the motor if you tax the unit to heavily. Since many stick blenders come with chopping attachments that allow them to work like food processors this is something you need to consider, especially if you’ll actually be using this as a mini food processor as well.
And that brings us to the next point, attachments. One thing I hate in the kitchen, with it’s limited storage space is ‘one function appliances’ no matter how small they are. You can get lot’s more use out of your stick blender if it comes with some useful attachments like a chopping attachment, a whisk and so on.
Since all hand immersion blenders are, in the end, mechanical devices I absolutely recommend you choose one that has a good warranty, and no, a limited one year warranty is NOT good. Look for a stick blender with a multi-year warranty just for piece of mind.
A look at some of the Best Immersion Stick Blenders available on Amazon
Considering the above points I’ve linked a few really good hand held blenders, go over the stats and features and you’ll see why they are all good buys.
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