Looking for a new hand blender to turn your kitchen nightmares into kitchen dreams? We round up our pick of the best hand blenders we’ve tested.
Hand blenders are an essential kitchen gadget for any serious home chef. They’re ideal for whipping up sauces and soups, and most models come in at a far more reasonable price compared to sophisticated food prep gadgets that could set you back hundreds of pounds.
To ensure you pick the best hand blender for your needs, consider the task for which you’ll use it most. If you’re mainly interested in making sauces, opt for one that has a dedicated tool for the job. Most of the blenders in our roundup include several attachments, so be sure to check what they are.
For making soups, you’re unlikely to need as many attachments, but if you’ll be using your blender to prepare lots of vegetables then a chopping tool will be a godsend. Also, is the beaker or bowl included – and how big is it? If it doesn’t fit your size requirements then you may need to look elsewhere.
How we test hand blenders
We put the hand blenders through their paces by using them just as you would at home. If recipes are included in the accompanying literature, then we attempt them and report on whether their easy to follow and how good they taste. We make smoothies, sauces and soups – and include info on whether all parts of the machine are easy to clean.