How to Buy the Best Kitchen Hand Blender for your Money

This KitchenAid is a fine hand blender to have in your kitchen

The kitchen hand blender is, without a doubt, an extremely useful kitchen gadget. No longer do we have to take out the stand mixer or full size blender to do easy, in the pot jobs, such as when making soups or sauces.  When you go out searching for a great kitchen hand blender it’s easy to get confused by all the different models and features.  Let’s simplify this task by looking at, and explaining some of the features your find on a kitchen hand blender.

What to look for in the best kitchen hand blender

Since, by it’s very design, the kitchen hand blender will get right down into the food it’s very important that you choose a model that’s easy to clean.  Look for dishwasher safe models made of brushed chrome or stainless steel. I would try to avoid plastic since it’s near impossible to get some stains off of them.

Look for a kitchen hand blender that has plenty of power.  This is especially important if you intend to use the unit in lieu of a food processor to do chopping jobs.  Not only will an under strength motor have difficulty with large chopping jobs but you’ll run the very real risk of burning out the motor.

The best kitchen hand blender will include a variety of accessories and attachments such as a whisk to make whip cream, chopping bowl and blades, mixing blades, perhaps some storage canisters and even a storage bag.  Having many attachments will multiply the kitchen hand blender usefulness to you, and possible replace many larger appliances.

Hand blender reviews can guide you to the best one

Although commonplace these days make sure the kitchen hand blender you’re interested in has a simple one touch button to operate it, the button also should be covered to prevent food and moisture from seeping in.

The best kitchen hand blender will also have a great warranty, after all this is a mechanical device and it can fail on you.  The Cuisinart line for example has a 3 year warranty, which is fantastic.

And finally, armed with the information above, you should have a good idea of what features to look for in the best kitchen hand blender.  I suggest you also read some hand blender reviews on sites like Consumer Search, Consumer Reports and on Amazon.  These sites feature unbiased hand blender reviews, and in the case of Amazon, actual consumers write them.  This should give you some great information you can use to get the best kitchen hand blender for your money.

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Hi there!, My name is Norm. I am a college grad, a veteran, a pet owner and a family man. I started writing articles both to make a little extra money, and to share my knowledge with others. I currently work in the IT department of a major NY hospital.
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