The 10 Best hand blenders

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

For top-notch chopping, super speedy soups and perfect purées, get your mitts on one of these handy devices

1. LAKELAND STICK BLENDER

The ultra-powerful 800w motor and turbo button for extra oomph means that you'll be making purées, soups, milkshakes, smoothies and mayonnaise in no time at all. The handle is ergonomic, the attachments are dishwasher safe and the compact bag is handy for storage.

£60, amazon

2. RUSSELL HOBBS DESIRE

This masculine-looking black and red blender is particularly good at blending and whisking thought it isn't bad at chopping, either. It makes mayonnaise to die for and is impressively quiet. The handle is a bit thick, which isn't great for small hands, but the speed buttons are covered, making it easy to keep clean.

£30, amazon

3. BREVILLE PICK & MIX

Breville's hand blender, which is also available in pink and has other matching products in the range, is simple but effective. It blends quickly and smoothly and the durable stainless-steel blade is tough enough to crush ice. The accessories are all dishwasher safe.

£17, amazon

4. KENWOOD KMIX TRIBLADE

This retro-styled metal hand-blender comes with a vast range of attachments, including discs for slicing and grating, which are a godsend if you don't have a food processor. It does a great job at pretty much everything, even making cakes, although be warned it is heavy.

£59, johnlewis.com

5. KITCHENAID ARTISAN CORDLESS

You can always count on KitchenAid for iconic designs and this new cordless hand blender doesn't disappoint. With variable speeds, powerful blades and exceptional performance, it is also ergonomic and simple to use.

£200, johnlewis.com

6. MY KITCHEN STICK BLENDER

This two-speed stick blender is well-priced, well-built and comes with genuinely useful accessories. It's powerful enough to make whisking, whipping and blending a doddle, although taking the blade off to wash it can be a bit tricky until you get the hang of it.

£30, johnlewis.com

7. SAGE BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL

Besides being a stick blender, this is a whisk, potato masher, slicer, shredder, grater and food processor and as such is definitely worth the extra money. Despite being so sophisticated, it's lovely and easy to use and is lightweight, too.

£130, johnlewis.com

8. MASHA

This was initially designed to create the smoothest mashed potato on the planet, but its versatility means it's also a great hand blender that enables you to whip up anything from quick guacamole to humus and from pastry to batter. The non-slip handgrip is brilliant.

£35 amazon

9. PHILIPS HR1363

Apart from the confusing instructions, this hand blender is hard to fault. The controls are well-positioned and rubber-coated, it's easy to use and the performance is ultra-quick, producing even and fine results. The chopper attachment is the best available and there's a useful hanging loop, too.

£33, amazon

10. JUDGE DUAL SPEED

If you want something cheap and cheerful that does the job of blending soups and sauces, but without any of the other bells and whistles, this is a good choice. An added bonus is that you can bung the parts in the dish- washer afterwards and it is also easy to store away.

£17, ebay

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookA delicious collection of 50 meaty main courses
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Food & Drink

    Ashdown Group: Print Designer - High Wycombe - Permanent £28K

    £25000 - £28000 per annum + 24 days holiday, bonus, etc.: Ashdown Group: Print...

    Recruitment Genius: Business Travel Consultant

    £20000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: With offices in London, Manches...

    Recruitment Genius: Customer and Brand Manager

    £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Customer and Brand Manager required for ...

    Ashdown Group: Systems Administrator

    £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Systems Administrator A...

    Day In a Page

    Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

    How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

    Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
    Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

    'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

    In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
    Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

    The Arab Spring reversed

    Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
    King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

    Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

    Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
    Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

    Who is Oliver Bonas?

    It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
    Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

    Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

    However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
    60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

    60 years of Scalextric

    Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
    Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

    Why are we addicted to theme parks?

    Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
    Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

    Iran is opening up again to tourists

    After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
    10 best PS4 games

    10 best PS4 games

    Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
    Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

    Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

    Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
    Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

    ‘Can we really just turn away?’

    Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
    Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

    Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

    ... and not just because of Isis vandalism
    Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

    Girl on a Plane

    An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
    Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

    Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

    The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent