An immersion blender can be a very valuable kitchen appliance that can take the place of a larger blender or a food processor. An immersion blender can do many of the same jobs but they are also smaller, easier to use, and easier to clean. You can get a good quality immersion blender for anywhere from $50 to $200 or more, but how can you know which option is best? On this page we put together some tips for finding the best immersion blender for your budget.
Get Information from Trusted Sources
There are a number of sources that you can go to to get information about various kitchen appliances. Good Housekeeping, Consumer Reports, and Cook’s Illustrated all have reviews of immersion blenders on their websites. Even the Wall Street Journal has a page on their website where they have reviewed some immersion blenders.
Good Housekeeping gave three immersion blenders an A rating and there were five that they gave an A- rating to. The three A rated immersion blenders on their website were the Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender CSB-77, the Waring Pro Professional Immersion Blender SB10, and the DeLonghi Hand Blender DHB723 Immersion Blender.
The Wall Street Journal outlined five immersion blenders, listing pros and cons for each one. On their website, they outlined the Miallegro MiTutto Immersion Hand Blender that can be purchased for approximately $50, the Cuisinart Smart Stick Plus Cordless Rechargeable Hand Blender that goes for about $80, the Dualit Immersion Hand Blender that also costs about $80, the KitchenAid Immersion Blender which is $130, and the Bamix Professional Immersion Blender which sells for about $180.
Both the Consumer Reports website and the Cook’s Illustrated website spoke about some of the immersion blenders that they tested. The problem is that both of these websites require a subscription before they share details of their test results. Another problem is that although these companies test multiple items and report their findings, you cannot always trust results from one source alone. For example, in 2010 the top immersion blender according to Cook’s Illustrated was the Kalorik Sunny Morning Stick Mixer but they got a lot of feedback from their readers who said that that mixer was not very durable and broke down pretty easily. To find the best blender for you, at a price you can afford, I would recommend researching customer reviews online to get feedback from people that have used a blender you are considering.
Getting Information from Actual Customers
Most online retailers today have customer reviews on their websites for almost every item they sell. Researching customer reviews online is probably the best way to find the best immersion blender for your budget. By shopping online, you can easily sort results by price so that you can look at the ones that are in a price range you’re comfortable with. Then you can look at the user reviews for each of those particular immersion blenders to see what actual customers have to say.
When a consumer reporting website or magazine tests items, they can tell you how they perform and how much they cost, but you are getting information from just one source and they are only testing those items for a short period of time. When you research customer reviews online you can get information from many different sources by hearing what many different customers have to say. You can also get reviews from people that have owned the product for several months or even years, which can provide valuable insights about how durable and long-lasting a particular item will be.