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The Best Immersion Blenders in 2024 Tested & Reviewed

To determine which immersion blenders are best, we put a bunch of them through a series of tests built to evaluate the traits that matter most to users.

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Our line-up of 14 immersion blenders from various top-rated brands like Vitamix, Ninja, KitchenAid, and Cuisinart, some of which are among the best immersion blenders on the market.

A specialist tool ideal for preparing quick meals, your immersion blender will come in handy for small batches of soups, sauces, or baby food. Some high-powered blenders can even handle tougher tasks like processing raw nuts or frozen fruit without much trouble. Distinguished by their portable design and the ability to work with nearly any container, they can also be life-savers for chefs with limited kitchen space or those wanting to get rid of countertop clutter.

How We Test

In reviewing immersion blenders, we aimed to assess each unit’s performance in real-word tasks. After researching what traits users considered most important, we formulated test recipes to evaluate how these devices are commonly used. Each recipe is inspired by our own Chef Tuyet. They include:

Testing Equipment Beaker
  • Puréed Hot Soup: Using ingredients like carrots, pumpkins, onions, and celery, we designed this test to highlight each blender's capability in a simple but critical kitchen task. After cooking, we separated the vegetables from the broth and reheated the mixture to around 140°F prior to blending.  We used an identical 24-oz beaker for each blend, and ran the motor for 30 seconds. Blenders were then scored based on the smoothness of their output. 
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie: Our test smoothie consists of a demanding blend: frozen fruits (mango and pineapple), kale, and water. Testing took place in a 24-oz beaker, with periodic texture assessments to determine when the blender achieved its optimal texture. The outcomes inform us about the expected duration and the smoothness of the final drink. 
Five immersion blenders lying on a white table with their testing mayonnaise by their side.
  • We also conducted Mayonnaise, Almond Milk, and Whipped Egg-White tests to further evaluate the versatility and efficiency of each blender across a variety of culinary tasks. None of these tests are as simple as they sound, though. We had to go through a lot of failures along the way to ensure that they were both practical and revelatory as evaluations. 

For the blender’s design, we meticulously inspect its blending shaft, build quality, blending beaker, and power cord. And beyond these technical details, we also prioritize user experience, evaluating the blender's ease of use, blade assembly, handling, and cleanability.

Check out How We Test and Score Our Immersion Blenders in detail.

How Our Recommendations Are Made

Recommendations are based upon the resulting scores of our testing procedures. We take into account the specialized strengths of each product type, the situation it’s best suited for, or the personal circumstances it is likely to best match.

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Review of the Best Immersion Blenders 2024

Now that you know our thought process, let’s move on to the product summaries for the top-rated immersion blenders.

1. Best Overall: Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender

The Braun Multiquick 7 hand blender standing on a table with its accessories, including a plastic beaker, whisk attachment, food processor, and a paper carton box.
$94.42
(Price at time of publish)
Dimension
H 15.5 x W2.8 inches
Weight
2.1 lbs
Number of speeds
N/A
Pulse/Turbo option
No

Our Rating See all our test results ↗

8.8
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%) 8.3
  • Design (20%) 9.3
  • Usability (30%) 9.3

Things We Like

  • Luxury vibe 
  • Lots of user-friendly features 
  • Sturdy construction 
  • Smooth and comfortable blending performances

Things We Don’t Like

  • Quiet pricey

Braun's reputation for quality is well-reflected in the MQ7035X, a model that stands out for its innovative design and upscale appearance. 

In our thorough testing, we found it to be highly capable in a variety of kitchen tasks. Its standout performance was evident in its smoothies; it easily blended a diverse array of ingredients, from frozen fruits to fibrous vegetables. It also performed impressively in soup puréeing, yielding a more refined texture than many of its peers.
The Braun MQ7035X immersion blender stands next to a glass of whipped egg whites forming stiff peaks, with a digital timer showing "2:30" in the foreground.

This efficiency even extended to tasks requiring aeration. The blender’s whisk attachment proved to be highly effective, effortlessly whipping egg whites to stiff peaks. It also could emulsify egg yolk and oil into a smooth, creamy mayonnaise with ease.

A well-crafted product, this Braun’s appearance is characterized by a stainless steel blending shaft and a brushed metallic finish on the motor housing. In terms of usability, the blender’s design ensures a comfortable blending experience, offsetting its heft.  

It features an ergonomic, textured handle that promotes a secure grip, even when hands are wet or oily. The control button is strategically placed for convenient thumb access, allowing for effortless one-handed operation and minimizing blending mishaps.

Read our full Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender in-depth review

2. Upgrade Pick: Vitamix Immersion Blender

Unboxing the Vitamix immersion blender, from left to right: an owner’s manual, a recipes booklet, a red receipt, the Vitamix 5-speed with a stainless steel motor body and an immersion blending wand, and a paper carton box.
$146.87
(Price at time of publish)
Dimensions HW
17.5 x 3 inches
Weight
3.2 lbs
Number of speeds
5
Pulse/Turbo option
No

Our Rating See all our test results ↗

8.6
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%) 8.6
  • Design (20%) 9.1
  • Usability (30%) 8.2

Things We Like

  • A great tool for recipes that involve fibrous or frozen food
  • 4-pronged heavy-duty blade promotes speedy blends and consistent results
  • Intuitive interface makes it easy to switch between speed settings
  • Ergonomically-designed handle offers a secure grip
  • Blade Guard prevents scratching 
  • Stainless steel body ensures optimal durability

Things We Don’t Like

  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included

The Vitamix 5-speed ranks as one of the fastest, most efficient hand blenders we've tested, surpassing even the Braun MQ7035X in raw power and durability. It doesn’t earn our top recommendation, however, because of the steep price tag and the lack of additional accessories that could give it more capabilities.

Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.

Featuring a high-powered motor (625 watts), this blender can turn your foods into creamy, nutrient-dense purees in 30 seconds. Our tests yielded a refined hot soup, with a silky and consistent texture that would feel at home in high-end restaurants. For frozen fruit smoothies, it took just 1 minute to complete the task. The resulting smoothie was unparalleled. Among all the blenders we tested, only the Vitamix was capable of delivering such a dense, creamy beverage with virtually no trace of unblended solids.  

However, without a whisk attachment, the Vitamix failed the egg-white whipping test. And although it can create a decent batch of mayonnaise, it takes a long time to do so and suction problems at the container's bottom make it less efficient than blenders with whisk attachments. Nonetheless, these limitations are most significant for those who need a multifunctional device that doubles as an aerating hand mixer.  

The Vitamix's interface is user-friendly, with two front buttons that cycle through 5 different speeds. Its solid build, consisting of high-quality stainless steel, minimizes wear and tear over time. Although it’s a bit larger than typical models, the blender is far from cumbersome. This largely comes down to its smooth-operating motor, a rubber-coated handle, and a well-balanced design.

Read our full Vitamix Immersion Blender in-depth review

3. Best Immersion/Mixer Combo: Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender

A Ninja CI101 Foodi Power Mixer System with its accessories and a Quick Start Guide.
$94.10
(Price at time of publish)
Dimension
H 16 x W2.9 inches
Weight
2.3 lbs
Number of speeds
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes

Our Rating See all our test results ↗

8.6
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%) 8.4
  • Design (20%) 9.6
  • Usability (30%) 8.4

Things We Like

  • High-quality construction with upscale feel 
  • A generous set of included accessories 
  • A lot of user-friendly features 
  • Excels at a wide range of tasks

Things We Don’t Like

  • Larger-than-average blending wand’s head 
  • Rather heavy
The Ninja CI101 Foodi shines in kitchens where culinary creativity is a priority and space isn't a constraint. More than a blender, it's a comprehensive kitchen multi-tool that handles everything from pureeing to beating to dough kneading. However, if you have limited space or simpler cooking needs, its size and complexity may be unnecessary.
Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender Mayonnaise 2

Similar to the two previous products we reviewed, the Ninja impressed us with top-notch testing performances, churning out near-perfect results. In particular, it quickly created a flawless puréed soup in an astonishing 30 seconds. The final product was not just smooth but also impeccably uniform in texture. The blender also fared well in preparing frozen fruit smoothies, though the process took nearly three minutes.

As a professional-grade performer for aeration tasks,  the Ninja CI101 Foodi also excelled at making mayonnaise and whipping egg whites. The inclusion of well-designed beaters leads us to believe that it might even be effective at preparing dough for baked goods. 

Design-wise, the blender exudes luxury with its sleek, modern build. Beyond its intuitive controls and user-friendly attachments, its blade guard, crafted from a non-metallic material, is a thoughtful feature. It addresses the common complaint of scratched pots and pans that stems from all-metal models like the Braun MQ7035X.

Read our full Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System Blender in-depth review

4. Best Cordless: KitchenAid Cordless KHBBV53 Hand Blender

Unboxing the KitchenAid Cordless Immersion BLender, from left to right: an user manual, a beaker and lid, the KitchenAid KHBBV53 with its motor body and blending wand, a charger, and a paper carton box.
$89.66
(Price at time of publish)
Dimensions
H17 x W2.6 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs
Number of speeds
Variable
Pulse/Turbo option
No

Our Rating See all our test results ↗

8.0
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%) 7.9
  • Design (20%) 8.4
  • Usability (30%) 7.8

Things We Like

  • It can quick-charge in only 20 minutes
  • A beaker is included for greater convenience 
  • Ergonomically-designed handle provides secure grip
  • Simple battery charging 
  • The included pan guard will prevent damage to non-stick cookware.

Things We Don’t Like

  • Its performance is often inconsistent
  • Not as efficient as other similar blenders

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 produced a range of outcomes in its blending tests. It shined by creating a near-flawless purée and a luscious frozen fruit smoothie, even though it occasionally needed manual adjustments. For mayonnaise, it delivered a blend that, while not ultra-creamy, was sufficiently light and airy.

A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.

However, when it came to non-dairy milk, the blender was not as good; it somehow incorporated an excessive amount of air into the liquid, resulting in an unusual foamy consistency. The foaminess could lead to messy overflows. Like the Vitamix 5-speed, it was also incapable of properly beating egg whites

Design-wise, we like the beauty and simplicity of the blender. Its controls are practical enough. You get multiple speed options through a very responsive trigger switch. The palm switch on the blender’s backside functions as a helpful safety mechanism.

Read our full KitchenAid Cordless KHBBV53 Hand Blender in-depth review

Nearest Competitors

A few quick notes on other immersion blenders we tested:

  • Braun MultiQuick-5: This blender is a strong performer, holding its own against some of the best blenders in our tests. Its design, though, leans towards the basic side. It might not catch the eye but it is certainly a good fit if you value pure performance over high-end features. 
  • Cuisinart Smart Stick: This is a budget option that often struggles with hard ingredients like frozen fruits. However, it still provides consistent performance for lighter-duty tasks and offers good value for the money.
  • KOIOS 4-in-1: The blender is a valuable option if you are willing to compromise on heavy-duty performance. Its 400-watt motor lets you blend, puree, or grind with acceptable results while the solid body offers a reasonably comfortable, non-slip grip.

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying an Immersion Blender

Here are a few key aspects that everyone should consider before buying an immersion blender:

  • Motor Power: Mid-range motors ranging from 200W to 600W are perfectly capable of handling tasks like whipping and blending. For heavy-duty tasks like ice crushing, aim for around 1,000W. 
  • Price: Immersion blenders under $50 are usually medium-quality and durable as long as they’re given proper care. Premium models range from $80-$200+, offering sturdier builds and additional accessories.
  • Material: Stainless steel blade shafts are durable and resistant to warping. Plastic shafts are liable to melt or warp with heat.
  • Speed Controls: Two speeds (Low and High) are usually sufficient. Multi-speed blenders provide more flexibility and control, but not everyone will consider them worth the added cost.
  • Attachments: While many people use immersion blenders for basic tasks, additional attachments like whisks or blending cups expand versatility. Some such accessories are included, while others must be purchased separately.
  • Cleaning: A blender that's easy to clean—i.e. one that has dishwasher-safe parts and a design that doesn’t trap food in crevices—is highly convenient and saves time.

For a comprehensive breakdown of these considerations, check our detailed immersion blender buying guide.

Best Immersion Blender Brands 

Vitamix 

Engineered and assembled in the USA, Vitamix’s blenders are known for their elegance and durability. The generous warranty package adds to their overall appeal as well. Vitamix sells only a single immersion blender product—the Vitamix 5-speed—which is designed for heavy-duty applications. 

Braun 

There are many mid-range immersion blenders, but Braun went out of its way to make its products feel particularly special. Indeed, Braun’s immersion blenders are stylish and diverse. They aren’t built like tanks, but they’re beasts in the kitchen, delivering good value with their suite of user-friendly features and strong blending performance. 

Cuisinart 

For decades, Cuisinart has produced different product lineups, and immersion blenders are one of its highlights. Overall, Cuisinart’s blenders don't go as far as some rivals such as Vitamix, both in terms of quality and technology, but their performances are mostly above-average, especially considering the budget-friendly price. You can find a great Cuisinart blender for around $50. 

KitchenAid 

KitchenAid is a famous brand based in the USA. Since 1919, they have launched many great products, which today are usually eligible for free shipping on Amazon. A KitchenAid immersion blender with two speed settings (or more) will cost about $50-$150.

Our Expertise 

As a dedicated product tester at Healthy Kitchen 101, Tina has been on a quest to uncover the actual practicality of immersion blenders since 2018. That extensive research allowed her to identify the 15 top models on the market, both with and without cords. She then tested each one over the course of two years. 

Her evaluation was made even more comprehensive by her collaboration with Chef Tuyet Pham, Consultant Luna Regina, and Test Lead Lap Vo. Each of them brought their expert culinary skills and technical knowledge to the table in order to add an extra layer of expertise to the testing process.

FAQ

1. How do I Clean an Immersion Blender?

To clean an immersion blender, first detach the blending wand from the motor. The motor should be wiped clean with a damp cloth and never immersed in water. While the blending wand might be dishwasher-safe, it will last longer if you always hand-wash it, instead. You can either rinse the wand under running water or fill a container with soapy water and briefly run the motor to let the blades self-clean.

2. Can an Immersion Blender Crush Ice?

Immersion blenders are not typically designed to crush ice. While certain models may handle it, their results are usually less than perfect. Our experience suggests you really need a countertop blender to create smooth crushed ice.

3. Can I Make Whipped Egg Whites with an Immersion Blender?

You can whip egg whites with an immersion blender if it has a whisk attachment. Standard blending shafts don't incorporate enough air to whip them up, generating a separated, cloudy liquid instead of a bubbly foam.

4. Can I Put an Immersion Blender in Hot Soup?

Absolutely, yes. Hot soups are precisely what these machines are designed for. Hot, soupy mixtures present almost no challenge.

About your guide

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Tina PhamReviewer

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.

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Luna ReginaEditor in Chief

Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.

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Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

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Nguyen NtkVisual Specialist

Nguyen Ntk is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer whose philosophy centers around respecting and celebrating the beauty of reality. Through his lenses, Nguyen strives to capture the true essence of objects and events, showcasing and highlighting authentic features without distortion or exaggeration.

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