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All Clad Corded Immersion Blender In-depth Review
All Clad Corded Specifications
The All-Clad 10942212300 didn’t rank high in our ratings even when it was excellent at grinding soaked nuts and liquifying frozen fruits. This was because it failed to complete the task of emulsifying mayonnaise where most other immersion blenders we tested could handle with ease. The lack of an extra whisk attachment meant it couldn’t whip egg white, either.
We also tested its ability to make soup and eventually found that it was just mediocre in this regard. If you’re after something that can purée your baby foods to perfection, the All-Clad may let you down.
In the end, we can say that this All-Clad may appeal to you with its rock-solid construction and excellent smoothie-making capability, but the upscale price, hefty weight, and problematic blending experience will make you think twice.
Things We Like
- The heavy-duty motor is perfect for frozen fruit smoothies.
- High-quality construction ensures great durability.
- The handle is designed to be easy to grip and maneuver.
Things We Don’t Like
- The price is upscale but there is not much in return for its efficiency.
- It's just average at making pureéd soup.
- Uneven acceleration causes an unpleasant blending experience.
- The hefty weight may cause hand fatigue.
- Updated Nov 8, 2022:
The All-Clad 10942212300 is a heavy-duty immersion blender with a 600-watt motor and multiple speed options. It has a professional and premium feel you can't find in most rivals. Other stand-out features that add to its appeal include modern styling, solid construction, and a generous 2-year warranty.
All-Clad Immersion Blender Performance: Some Competitors Performed Better
We expected the All-Clad 10942212300 to match high standards in terms of performance, but it didn’t perform well enough. That’s not to say this blender is bad, though; for certain tasks, it will not disappoint you.
6.5Hot Soup Purée
The All-Clad’s strong motor pulverized carrots and pumpkins easily, but it fell short in handling leafy veggies. After 30 seconds of blending time, several chunks of celery remained quite intact because they got lodged in the blade guard’s holes. The blender somehow couldn't draw them toward the blades. Ultimately, the soup failed to reach the perfect texture. At this price point, we expected a restaurant-quality soup rather than this grainy one.
8.3Frozen Fruit Smoothie
In this test, the All-Clad 10942212300 blended the thick mixture without struggle. It completed its task in about one minute, which was much faster than average. All the frozen fruits were broken down into the finest of bits. There were a smattering of kale flakes in the final smoothie, but that didn’t affect our taste buds.
For this test, we tried to whisk together three egg yolks and 240ml oil using the blending wand. To avoid broken mayonnaise, we ran mostly at medium speeds and only sped up once the oil started emulsifying. Each blender is put through the same testing procedure. However, this was the only hand blender that couldn’t reach the emulsion stage. After about 2 minutes of operating, all we got was a jumbled mixture that looked more like broken eggs than an emulsion.
Technically, it’s hard to conclude whether or not the All-Clad can make mayonnaise in the real kitchen since there are many external factors that prevent the emulsion from forming. This also means that the emulsifying capability of this blender is still an open question.
Considering how evenly and easily it blended frozen fruits, we weren’t surprised that the All-Clad had no trouble pulverizing raw nuts. After the mixture reached our preferred consistency, we extracted the liquid using a nut milk bag. The pulp was finely ground, so the final drink looked creamy and very milk-like. It tasted rich and almondy, exactly as it should. The whole procedure lasted one minute, which was 50 seconds faster than the worst one, the Chefman 6-in-1.
Any whipping task will likely exceed your All-Clad’s capability, but that’s mainly because it doesn't include a whisk attachment. We haven’t tried a single hand blender that could whip egg whites using just the blending wand. More often than not, the whites never even reach the soft-peak stage. In the end, we were left with a cloudy liquid composed of two separate layers of bubble film and eggy water.
All-Clad Hand Blender Design: Lots of Premium Features
Everything about the All-Clad 10942212300 is expensive, from packaging to engineering and design. There are some alternatives that share many of the same qualities, such as the Vitamix 5-speed, but this All-Clad does look slightly tougher than the competition.
In the Box of the All-Clad Stainless Steel Hand Blender
- Motor body
- Blending shaft
- User manual
In the package, you will find a handheld motor section, blending wand, and owner’s manual.
With dimensions of 17.5 inches tall by 2.8 inches wide, this blender stands taller than most. At 2.9 pounds, it feels pretty heavy in the hand as well — quite the opposite of many other models. The hefty weight is a consequence of its all-stainless-steel construction that is meant to ensure optimal longevity, but we found several competitors, such as the KitchenAid, could be just as durable without the added heft.
On the whole, the All-Clad 10942212300 is well-engineered. Its interior is quite refined while the exterior uses high-quality stainless steel. Hard plastics are still present in a few areas, but they look stately and are meant as highlights.
Speed and Controls
Controls used for this blender’s operation include two press-buttons and a speed selection knob. The “TURBO” button will give you a quick burst of power. For more controlled acceleration or deceleration, use the power button and the knob. It may feel like you need an extra hand, though, if you’re constantly stabilizing the blending beaker on the table. Adjusting the All-Clad’s speed can take some practice.
Constructed of hardened stainless steel, the 2-prong blade is super sharp and sturdy. Around it is a metal guard designed to minimize food splatter and head suction, but we don’t think this part is up to the task. Not to mention the fact that it will scratch the interior surfaces of your cookware if you don’t blend very carefully.
This All-Clad doesn’t come with a blending container, but you can easily use any one you find that’s the right size.
The power cord is long enough to reach any nearby outlet. It has a polarized plug, so it will only fit into the socket in one direction.
No additional attachments are included. If you want to use aftermarket attachments other than the standard blending shaft, make sure they’re purpose-built by All-Clad.
All-Clad Stainless Steel Immersion Blender Usability: Not Bad, but Not Great Either.
The blender’s design is straightforward but it’s not as comfortable to use as it should be. Luckily, cleaning is a simple process since the blending wand is dishwasher safe. We still recommend hand washing, though, to keep it looking new for longer.
7.8Ease of Use
During our hands-on testing, we noticed this blender didn’t deliver its power as cleanly as we would prefer. The motor did not accelerate smoothly, causing hand fatigue and making our blending motion more difficult. Plus, the blades splashed food everywhere.
Due to its heavy weight, the All-Clad 10942212300 is a bit fatiguing to use for extended periods. It’s also quite cumbersome to maneuver, especially when you change speeds, since the blender suctions itself very tightly to the beaker. There may be a way to beat the suction without creating a mess, but we haven’t found it.
The other inconvenience is that food gets lodged in the blade guard’s holes. You may need to pause repeatedly during the blending process to clear them.
A simple twist will connect the main body to the blending shaft. But, again, the weight may make that job tricky if your hands are small or greasy.
The handle is ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable grip. Not only that, but it also has a rubber grip which is particularly handy when you have sweaty or slippery hands.
Cleaning this All-Clad is less of a hassle than most. You can wash it by hand easily or put the blending shaft in the dishwasher. The only things to be careful of are the blade’s backsides — it’s hard to reach under the blade, so a cleaning bottle brush is practically a necessity. As with any blender, the motor section cannot be immersed in water and should only be wiped down with a damp cloth.
The All Clad Corded Comparison to Other Immersion Blenders
Despite the weaker motor, the Breville BSB510XL is quite similar to the All-Clad 10942212300 when it comes to light-duty blending performance. For tougher tasks, though, it takes more time and doesn’t blend as evenly. But on the bright side, it’s easier to use and maneuver thanks to the smaller size.
For a cheaper model, we recommend the Braun MultiQuick-5. This blender accelerates more smoothly and produces smoother results. It also comes with a purpose-built whisk attachment. Of all the mid-range immersion blenders we tested, this is so far the most all-around one.
If you prefer a cordless version, the Chefman or the KitchenAid KHBBV53 are worth your consideration. For more details on these models and others, you can see our article listing the Best Blenders this year.
About your guide
Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.
Lap Vo is head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (the RTR) at Healthy Kitchen 101. He is responsible for designing and overseeing the testing of kitchen tools and appliances.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.