Immersion Blenders for Easy Smoothies, Soups and More

Written by on September 30, 2013 in Beverages, Blenders, Food Preparation Appliances, Smoothies with 1 Comment

Immersion-BlendersCooking, mixing, blending all are easier with an immersion blender. These are the stick varieties that can go directly into your drinks, soups and anything you want to blend up well. Before you buy here are some things to keep in mind when making your choice.

The Best Immersion Blenders

Having used a stick or immersion blender for years, I can tell you a few of the best ones in my opinion. Since I have used most of ones that are on the market today, there are some that do stand out. Here are the top 3, but continue on to see a few more that are great options.

Cuisinart Stick Blenders

Cuisinart is by far a favorite brand of mine for small kitchen appliances. Their hand-held immersion blenders certainly didn’t disappoint me. They work as promised and I can blend up even some of the thickest soups. There are a few things to keep in mind, though. The Cuisinart immersion blenders are metal and can do damage to your non-stick pans, so be careful when using them to mix up cream soups.

The motors for immersion blenders are not meant to be huge power houses. That means trying to blend up ice cubes too often may wear out the motor. Either crush the ice first, or make sure you get an immersion blender with the most powerful motor.

Miallegro Pro-Style Power Motor Immersion Blender

If you like to crush up ice in your smoothies or plan to make some pretty heavy dishes with your immersion blender, then I suggest the Miallegro Pro. The motor is 550 watts so it’s powerful enough to blend your hardest ingredients.

This is one of the most expensive stick blenders on the market, but it’s definitely worth the money when you consider how powerful it is. If you plan to use your stick blender a lot for your cooking, this will be a good value for you. It’s a great work horse for doing lots of cooking and a huge variety of types of foods.

Breville Immersion Blender

Breville is another brand that I have counted on for many small kitchen appliances. And their stick blender is one that works great for so many different uses. Again, a blender that is on the expensive side, but definitely worth the money. This is a taller stick so you can use it in large soup pots and reach your ingredients easily.

The Breville stick blender is a wider one than is the standard. Which means it won’t fit in the bottom of thinner cups. I recommend the Breville for soups and other cooking needs, but if you also like to make smoothies, consider using a wide bottom cup or glass.

Choose the Stick Blender that Fits Your Cooking Needs

The bottom line is that with the number of choices on the market for good immersion or stick blenders, making a choice can be difficult. There are some variations in price, of course, so your budget may dictate your choice. But, also consider how you will use it. You don’t want to pick a cheap version that won’t stand up to the kind of use you will put it through. Many of the variations include extra tools and supplies. If these are valuable to you, it will be worth the price.

However you use your immersion blender, you will discover how easy it is to make smoothie drinks, cream soups, sauces, dips. Just about anything that needs to be blended will be easier with one of these stick-style, hand blenders.

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  1. Mandee says:

    I LOVE immersion blenders. I used them all the time when I had my restaurant and catering business. They are so easy to use and handier than a hand held beater mixer for small jobs. Soups, smoothies, sauces, dips and even whipping cream! I just love them!

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