The Best Stick Blenders for Every Budget Review Geek
A stick, or immersion, blender is a handheld blender that is compact, easy to clean, and can be used for quick blending.
What a look for a useful stick blender
What are you looking for in a useful stick blender? way of enhanced features. These devices now offer many additional features beyond simple immersion blending.
- Motor Strength : These compact devices need to be fixed to their small size.
- Weight : Usually, the stronger the engine, the heavier the device.
- Ergonomics : Easy, one-handed access to controls while maintaining a good hand-fit is key to handling a drive blender during operation.
- Versatility : Many of these stick blenders are now modular, allowing you to purchase a single powerhead along with multiple attachments.
- Build Quality : Many cheap stick blenders are short-lived , almost disposable devices. Choosing better build quality can result in better blending experience while so resulting in fewer burned-out units in the local landfill.
The order of importance of the features above will be different for everyone.
Best Overall: Brown MQ5025 Hand Blender Multiquick Vario
It's hard to find flaws in this brown MQ5025 stick Blender system. It has a strong 400-watt, German-engineered engine. It is a bit on the heavier side, but a little book can actually be helpful during blending. The powerhead provides 21 speeds plus a boost speed for a precise and variable power curve with a bit of extra kick when you need it. Its ergonomic, one-handed design that leaves your thumb in an ideal position to control the angled speed dial on top. It also saves a lot of storage space by replacing a mixer, a chop processor, and a standard immersion blender with a single, multi-function device.
The immersion attachment has sharp, hardened steel blades and a unique floral bell shape that minimizes splashing. Whisking your favorite pancake or brownie batter, or chopping up those salsa ingredients. It also comes with a 20-ounce, BPA-free mixing beaker that is perfectly sized for use with the immersion blender attachment. The MQ5025 Hand Blender Multiquick Vario, Black
Best Premium: Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Blender Set
The Breville BSB510XL goes the extra mile on ergonomics while also maintaining versatile features and dependable performance. The 280-watt motor provides enough power to crush ice while minimizing weight. The powerhead features 15 different speeds that are controlled by a smooth operating knob on top. But the standout feature of the Breville is the trademarked Control Grip. This pistol-grip design can help those with less hand strength to stabilize the device during blending.
The attachments for the Breville are similar and are in good condition equally functional to the brown MQ5025 with the ability to whisk light batters, blend marinara sauces, or chop vegetables or nuts. The engineers at Breville worked in a couple more surprises to round out the premium feel of the set. For example, the immersion blender attachment has a soft base to prevent scratches when directly in a saucepan. It also comes with a large 42-ounce BPA-free blending jug that is big enough to house the chopper attachment for saving even more counter space. The chopper can thus be placed inside the blinding jug during operation, effectively adding a handle to the chopper bowl, again for additional control. The Breville comes with an industry-standard one-year warranty.
Even though the weaker and lighter motor seems inferior to the brown MQ5025 at first glance, the engineering of this unit is very intentional to ensure great user experience.
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender
The Breville BSB510XL provides a balanced power to weight ratio and innovative pistol-grip control profile with unique engineering touches
KOIOS OXA Smart Immersion Hand Blender Set
The KOIOS OXA comes with all the features you need Brown MQ5025 and Breville but at a very low price of entry. The OXA includes a variable 12-speed, 800-watt powerhead that is sure to have just about anything, but at the cost of a bit more weight. If you are a little light on hand, you want to be careful. The OXA boasts the same immersion blender, whisk, and chopper.
The OXA boasts the same immersion blender, whisk, and chopper Attachments that are included with the Braun MQ5025 and Breville BSB510XL. The immersion blender attachment stands out with titanium coated blades that provide the extra power needed to handle the stronger powerhead. If you chop a lot of ice in your smoothies, this powerful kit may be the best choice. Also included is a 20-ounce BPA-free mixing beaker. KOIOS backs the OXA with a better than average 2-year warranty and lifetime support.
The Budget Pick: Brown MQ505 Multiquick Hand Blender
Interestingly, the budget pick is a few bucks more than the value pick. This is because you can not handle the power of the KOIOS OXA. So, some prefer a two-speed blender as opposed to dealing with a variable speed dial on top. After all, there is not much difference between all those tiny gradations of speed. In these cases, the Braun MQ505 is a no-brainer. This unit includes a reliable 350-watt powerhead that can be operated on one-handed.
The MQ505 system includes an immersion blender attachment that has all the same features as the MQ5025 kit. It also includes the whisk attachment to handle eggs, cream, and light batters easily. What is missing is the chopper component. The kit does come with a 20-ounce BPA-free plastic beaker for blending. As with the MQ5025, Braun stands behind the well-built MQ505 with a 3-year warranty.