Whenever our food processor leaves chunks in a puréed soup or we don’t feel like hauling out the mixer to make whipped cream, we think about buying a hand blender. We’ve viewed this handheld blender an unnecessary additional kitchen gadget for years, but now we’re starting to revise our opinion.
The biggest thing an hand blender has going for it is ease of use. It’s handheld, light, and easy to maneuver. Using one involves simply immersing it in a pot or a bowl and pressing “on.” This is so much easier than dragging out a heavy blender or mixer with all their accompanying attachments. Immersion blenders are also easier to clean – just scrub with soapy water, rinse, and dry (some even have machine-washable parts).
An immersion blender is also a multi-tasking genie. Puréeing soups into velvety goodness is only the beginning.
Honestly, we’re having a hard time thinking of any cons to buying a hand blender, other than the fact that it might mean our food processor would gather dust in the cupboard.
Have you got a hand blender? Let us know what you think! In the meantime, check out these hand blender reviews we’ve come across.