How many times do you blend, chop and whisk various ingredients in your kitchen? We are sure, a lot of time, right? So buy a new hand blender and why are you still using the old traditional methods for that? Bring home the most suitable blender and make your cooking easy and simple with the efficiency of the hand blenders.
Choosing the most suitable hand blender would really be difficult if you don’t have any idea about them. You can also relate to all the essential details to make the right choice for the selection of hand blenders.
The actual test of a hand blender is with the efficiency of its motor. The hand blender with an effective motor will perform its best than the motor with the weaker motor. You should look for a hand blender with a motor capacity between 250 and 500 watts.
It is always better if you can get speed variations in your hand blender. Having speed variations is better for getting better control in the execution of the hand blender. You can choose the speed for your required operations. Some hand blenders come with 2-speed variations while some come with even 5 variations in the speed.
As you are using a hand blender, it is quite important that you get a comfortable design in that. The blender should be easy to hold and comfortable in use. Moreover, you should also get an excellent grip with the hand blender for getting convenience in the usage for different purposes and needs.
Along with all the factors, you should also consider the weight of the hand blender while using. As you would have to hold the blender in your hand for use, it is quite important that you choose a blender that is light-weight. Being light-weight, the hand blender would get really convenient to use.
Material – plastic or metal ?
What is the material the hand blender is made up of, and is it the same for each of its parts ? ( the blades, their protectors, and the shaft, the handle, main motor body part too). What is the warranty and repair service ?
Think of how often you might want to use your little blender. Will it last? We looked at metal vs plastic. Some customers report leakage… of both liquids and parts ! These are the things you need to watch out for.
People also seem to ask if the blades will scratch their non- stick pots and pans. I have never known anyone to have problems with scratching and I think this comes down to how you use it, so do read the manufacturers guide when you buy it. You will find the main materials are generally plastic and / or steel.
You usually get what you pay for and stainless steel or brushed chrome hand blenders naturally will cost more. Costs can be saved, or quality can go up, depending on how you look at it if the shaft, ( the end with the blades in it – which can be called the wand, arm, or leg) is made of a different material to the main ‘engine’ part. The engine part is usually at the top of the blender – the part where you wrap your hand around.
So it goes without saying that the more plastic used, the cheaper it should be. Bear in mind also that the more plastic used, the less durable it can be, and it will get stained more easily. So if you use Turmeric a lot then be prepared to own a yellow stained plastic blender shaft!
Metal blender shafts are less likely to strain under pressure than plastic ones ..this is where I have heard of bits cracking off some plastic ones. So its worth deciding on how much you will use your stick blender and what you need to use it for.
Does it overheat, and will it be too noisy or start vibrating in your hand? It seems that the cheaper the model, usually the noisier it is, but that’s not always the case. So look out for this in our review summaries.
There is nothing more annoying than the power cord not reaching your pot, and an extra-long cable is a real luxury. A neat curly one is also much easier to use than a long dangly straight one that can get the way. For me, no wire at all is also most appealing in a cordless blender. We’re going to look at this in more detail in a blog article on battery operated blenders vs electric blenders. Leg length – just like us humans perhaps, the longer the easier it can be ! But then, it easier it can be to fall over
Attachments and accessories
This is where the attachments come into their own.most blenders have a whole host of bits & bobs that come with the basic blender.
A simple stick blender should come with a blade that blends, or mixes. They can also come with a few extra blades to a better chopping or whisking job. Some hand blenders come with bowls, beakers, jugs, or little processing units as extra attachments. Some beakers come with handy lips for pouring and lids for storing food. You can get carrying bags and wall mounts for some. Really the more attachments you have the more you are building up into a food processor so think about how you will use this machine and if a more sturdy processor is what you want on the counter top anyway !