The Chefman 6-in-1 has garnered praise for its affordable price and generous accessory package, but opinions are more split over the quality of its build materials. Regarding its performance testing, the 300-watt motor packed plenty of power to process soft ingredients like root veggies, but it wasn’t sufficient to break down frozen fruits — at least not quickly and efficiently. The whisk attachment did a great job emulsifying mayonnaise and beating egg whites, a capability that’s hard to find in similarly priced immersion blenders. Overall, this Chefman is fine for the price if you’re willing to make compromises when it comes to high-performance blending.
Things We Like
- It can blend frozen fruits, chop vegetables, emulsify sauces, and beat eggs.
- The motor runs quietly.
- Its accessory package includes many helpful pieces.
- The ergonomically-designed handle provides a comfortable grip.
Things We Don’t Like
- The metal blending shaft and whisk damaged our cookware’s surface.
The Chefman 6-in-1 is a mid-ranged immersion blender with a 300-watt motor and two speed settings. Besides the blending wands, it also includes a couple of extra attachments that come handy for a variety of kitchen tasks, including puréing, emulsifying, pulverizing, and whipping.
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Compared to Other Immersion Blenders
5.8 Performance: The Lack of Power
The Chefman 6-in-1 worked great for beating eggs and emulsifying mayonnaise. We wish we could say the same when it came to preparing frozen fruit smoothies, puréeing leafy greens, and grinding nuts; it was very mediocre in those tests. For a broader spectrum of blending tasks, we recommend considering other higher-powered blenders.
5.0 Hot Soup Purée
We allowed the Chefman 6-in-1 30 seconds worth of runtime for this test and found that it worked just slightly above average for making a purée of root veggies. Our pumpkins and carrots were blended evenly so the soup came out creamy enough to satisfy us. That said, a smattering of celery fibers still remained unprocessed, making the soup coarser than a restaurant-style dish. It might create a smoother texture with more blending time, so this blender is not a bad choice overall.
5.0 Frozen Fruit Smoothie
We were skeptical whether this blender had enough power to churn through solid ingredients like frozen fruits. In the end, however, it did surprisingly well. It was hard not to notice tiny flakes of kale in the final result, but most of us agree that they didn’t harm the smoothie’s texture.
The trade off was blending time. While sporting the same motor power as its counterparts, such as the Braun MutiQuick-5 or the BELLA 10-Speed, the Chefman 6-in-1 somehow took a full minute more to create equivalent results. Blenders that work faster create a creamier texture because the icy fruit doesn’t have a chance to thaw. The Chefman’s smoothie tasted more diluted.
For this test, we combined three egg yolks with 240 ml canola oil. This blender took a minute and a half to turn it into pleasant yellowish mayo which had a creamy, fluffy texture that would work well in a variety of dishes. All in all, using the Chefman 6-in-1 to make mayonnaise is a quick-and-easy process, and the same should be true for any other emulsified sauces.
5.0 Almond Milk
The Chefman 6-in-1 created a serving of non-dairy milk in nearly two minutes. It didn’t blend as finely as some other blenders, such as the Chefman Cordless, so the drink it produced was neither the creamiest nor the richest in almond flavor. Nevertheless, this blender can still get the job done and help you skip store-bought versions. It’s always nice to set yourself up for fresher alternatives right at home.
10 Whipped Egg-Whites
Our eggs turned into an airy, fluffy foam that was stiff enough to stick to the bowl’s sides. Even when we turned the foam upside down, it didn’t fall out. Indeed, this blender’s whisk attachment made meringue a simple and fun exercise.
6.8 Design: Standard Quality
The Chefman 6-in-1 has a hard plastic body, giving it a light, balanced weight. All the parts are designed well for the price, but they don't look really opulent. They have much in common with other blenders in this price range, so nothing in particular makes this one stand out.
In the Box
- Motor body
- Blending shaft
- Whisk attachment
- Three spiralizing blades
- Food processor
- User manual
This Chefman device is the same size as most hand blenders, so it should be comfortable for most people to use, even for extended periods. So far, we haven’t encountered any challenges caused by its length or weight.
7.0 Build Quality
The Chefman 6-in-1’s medium-grade construction may not impress you, but we assure it is durable enough for regular use. The blending attachments all attach securely to the motor body, so they’re unlikely to separate while in operation. Like us, you may not like the metal blade housing which will easily scratch your cookware’s surface. For better or worse, though, it's a common feature to help avoid food splatter.
Speed and Controls
This blender runs at two different speeds. The two buttons on the front allow you to shift between speed options. Both are quite responsive and the motor accelerates seamlessly. We noticed a clear change in the blade’s rotation speed, but it wasn’t jarring.
7.0 Blending Shaft
The blending shaft is sensibly built with a two-prong blade assembly. The blades look sturdy, but their metal housing somehow wound up with several black dots after our rigorous testing procedure. The blade housing is meant to keep splashing to a minimum, but it has room for improvement. It still allowed some liquid to squirt through the openings on the sides.
The Chefman 6-in-1 doesn’t come with a blending beaker.
10 Power cord
The power cord has a reasonable length so you can easily plug it into any nearby outlet. We like its small loop as this add-on allows us to hang the whole blender on a hook for easy storage.
Extra Accessories: Whisk Attachment
The whisk attachment will turn your blender into a hand mixer for light whipping tasks like beating egg whites, whipping cream, and emulsifying sauces.
Extra Accessories: Chopper Attachment
We haven't performed any tests on the chopper attachment, so we can't say for sure how well it works. Considering the blender’s power rating, however, it should be capable of chopping small quantities of fresh veggies or raw nuts.
Extra Accessories: Spiralizer Attachment
The accessory package includes a spiralizer attachment with three blade discs so you can turn your vegetables into noodles. We haven't tested the blades, but they all look like helpful add-ons.
7.8 Usability: Quite Refined to Blend
The balanced weight and simple controls make this blender a breeze to use, and its ergonomically-designed handle means that it’ll fit comfortably in your palm. Sometimes it’s difficult to maneuver, though, since it can create quite a bit of suction at the bottom of the container.
7.6 Ease of Use
This Chefman is perfectly comfortable to use one-handed. The buttons are relatively stiff, but they’re responsive and do give us a good sense of control.
In our tests, this blender acted like a vacuum at the bottom of the beaker, so we got some splatter whenever we moved it around. If the container’s sides were tall enough, though, our blending experience would have been notably better.
Food tends to cling to the blade guard’s holes. As a result, you’ll probably need to use a food scraper to clean it up every now and then.
9.0 Blade Assembly
The Chefman 6-in-1 features a simple locking mechanism so blending attachments are very easy to attach or remove. To connect them, you simply insert the motor body into the attachment, then twist until the two units click together.
The handle doesn’t have a grippy silicon layer like some, but it is ergonomically designed to ensure a comfortable grip, which eases hand fatigue while you’re blending. We can’t call this Chefman the most practical blender out there, but it shouldn’t cause problems.
All the pieces are safe to put in the dishwasher except for the motor body. Unless you’re short on time, however, you’ll want to wash them manually — they’ll last longer that way.
We cleaned the blending wand and the whisk attachment by hand and appreciated how easily food tailings wiped away. The only inconveniences were the blades’ backsides which we found quite difficult to get our hands into; you will need a bottle brush to simplify cleanup.
Behind the review
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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