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Immersion blenders are sometimes known as “boat motors,” and the resemblance is uncanny. These kitchen tools are long, stand-up blenders that look like something you’d find on a seafaring vessel, but are actually a great choice for small- to medium-sized blending jobs.
I use an immersion blender to bring chunky soups together, or mix soft fruit for a topping for a morning superfood bowl. Immersion blenders also come in handy for soft batters — think pancakes — and reduce the need to get out the full-size stand-up mixer. If you have the right immersion blender in tow, it’s actually a very versatile kitchen tool that you'll want use on a regular basis. (Immersion blenders are also a great option for small kitchens with limited space.)
The Best Immersion Blenders
- Best Overall: Vitamix 18-inch Immersion Blender
- Best Control: Breville Control Grip Immersion Blender
- Best Cordless: KitchenAid Cordless Hand Blender
- Best Chef-Approved: All-Clad Immersion Blender
- Best Budget: Hamilton Beach 2-Speed Immersion Blender
Beyond my personal experience with a few immersion blenders, the following list highlights highly rated choices from other savvy users across the internet. Now let’s get cooking!
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