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Best immersion blender 2024: top hand blenders tested by our experts

We put the best immersion blenders through their paces for tasty smoothies and delicious soups

Best immersion blender - a lifestyle image of the Vitamix Immersion Blender making pasta sauce
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If you want the perfect appliance for making delicious seasonal soups and scratch salad dressings, look no further than the best immersion blender. Also known as stick blenders or hand blenders, these lightweight, portable devices are perfect for making smoothies and fresh drinks, too. 

Immersion blenders with attachments are also fantastic for whisking heavy cream or kneading cookie dough, and while they can't do everything the more traditional buys on our best blenders list can, their small size makes them an ideal addition to a busy kitchen or a must-have for smaller kitchens with little storage space for larger appliances. 

Our list of best immersion blenders is compiled after hard-won testing. We used them to make sauces for pasta dishes and dips such as hummus and baba ganoush. We even used some of our favorite models with mini chopper attachments to chop onion and garlic. 

Best immersion blender 2024: Jump Menu

Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender MQ9199X

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Braun MultiQuick 9
3. Best premium: Vitamix Immersion
4. Best for non-stick pans: KitchenAid Variable Speed
5. Best cordless: KitchenAid Cordless
6. Best for versatility: Smeg
7. Best for large households: Breville control grip
8. Best budget: Cuisinart EvolutionX Corldless
9. Best for power: GE Immersion
10. Best value: NutriBullet
11. How to choose
12. How we test
13. Immersion blender FAQs

If you want the perfect appliance for making delicious seasonal soups and salad dressings from scratch, look no further than an immersion blender. Also known as stick blenders or hand blenders, these lightweight, portable devices are perfect for making smoothies and fresh drinks, too. 

Immersion blenders with attachments are also fantastic for whisking heavy cream or kneading cookie dough, and while they can't do everything the more traditional buys on our best blenders list can, their small size makes them an ideal addition to a busy kitchen or a must-have for smaller kitchens with little storage space for larger appliances. 

Our list of best immersion blenders is compiled after lots of testing. We used them to make sauces for pasta dishes and dips such as hummus and baba ganoush. We even used some of our favorite models with mini chopper attachments to chop onion and garlic. After considering price, warranty, and value for money, these are the best immersion blenders you can buy. 

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie Fender is Head of e-Commerce at Woman & Home. Formerly our editor for all things cookware, Millie is our resident appliance expert. She tried the majority of the immersion blenders in our shopping roundup, with our other expert writers tackling the rest. After years of comparing small kitchen appliances, she's well-placed to find the best immersion blenders.

The quick list

If you're keen to get blending, here's the high-speed headlines for these immersion blenders. We go into more detail further down the buying guide.

The best immersion blenders we recommend in 2023

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The best immersion overall

1. Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender with Imode Technology

Powerful, versatile, perfect

Specifications

Attachments: Blending wand, whisk, masher, 20oz beaker, ice chopper
Power: 700W
Speeds: 3
Weight: 2lb.
RRP: $159.95

Reasons to buy

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Plenty of attachments
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Powerful motor
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Less suction and risk of splashing
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Flexible blending shaft

Reasons to avoid

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One of the most expensive options on the market
Buy it if

✅ You want versatility: this can whisk, mash, and much more
✅ You want power: the motor is 700 watts
✅ You want performance: this topped our performance scoreboards on all attachments

Don't buy it if:

❌ You want chunky chopping: this is too powerful for texture
❌ You're short on space: the accessories require lots of storage
❌ You're on a budget: there are cheaper models available

The bottom line

🔎 Braun Multiquick 9 with enough attachments to cover almost all your kitchen needs and enough power to out-perform all other models, this is our favorite immersion blender by miles

The Braun MultiQuick 9 Immersion Hand Blender comes with a variety of attachments: a blending wand, whisk, and masher for making creamy potatoes and pure and a 2- Cup Chopper with Ice Crush Knife for crushed ice.

The blending wand is particularly innovative, with an easily-controlled flexible blending shaft that moves up and down with the press of a button to have even more reach around your bowl or pitcher as you blend. In our testing, this is the immersion blender that packed the most power, hands-down. It won on our soup consistency tests, and it also made some of the speediest and smoothest pestos of the machines we tested. 

It's a mixed bag though, with the whisk taking one of the longest times to create stiff peaks from egg whites. This was also pretty flimsy in comparison to models from KitchenAid. The mashed potato maker worked well, but we found that it jammed unless we fully peeled our potatoes. 

The pitcher is 20oz and the attachments are safe for dishwashing. You can also make the most of the splash control technology, which cuts down on suction and therefore reduces the risk of splashing when blending wet ingredients for soups and smoothies. 

Read more: Braun MultiQuick Immersion Hand Blender review 

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Test results
AttributesNotesRating
VersatilityComes with an extensive range of attachments★★★★★
Power Could blend even the toughest ingredients ★★★★★
ValueExpensive, but worth it★★★★
ConvenienceGood shape and size, but a little slow★★★★