Whether you call it a hand blender, a stick blender or an immersion blender, you will not be able to argue about the delightfulness of the deals I found on these kitchen staples this holiday season.
Scroll below from what I think is the best deal on down and grab the one that suits you best.
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Deal #1: Best Deal: Breville Control Grip
It’s rare that the best product in a category also has the best discount for the holiday season but that’s exactly what’s happened with the Breville Control Grip hand blender.
It’s the little things about this blender that make it stand out so much.
It’s got a padded tip of the blending cone, so that if you’re sticking it into nice pots or pans, it won’t scratch.
It’s got a long blending arm, at 8 inches, for getting into tall containers. It’s got the highest motor wattage on this list at 280watts, meaning it will process your ingredients just that little bit quicker.
And the grip on this thing is second to none. This blender will not slip out of your hand, even as you move it around, even on the highest power setting.
I love the Breville Control Grip for this price and I think you will too.
Deal #2: Best Deal + Reputation: Cuisinart Smart Stick
Cuisinart hardly make a bad product, and this is no exception. When they’re on sale? It’s happy days.
With the Smart Stick 2 speed, you get many of the features of our number 1 pick Breville, for a fraction less. You lose 80 watts of power, so things will take slightly longer, but you make up for that with attachments.
This hand blender comes with a whisk attachment, and a chopper/grinder attachment that can be really handy. The discounted version of the Breville Control Grip won’t give you either of those features.
Quality and durability you should find comparable on these two models, although with the Cuisinart, you also get a longer warranty at 3 years.
If the whisk, grinder/chopper and 2 years extra warranty are features you like, get the Cuisinart Smart Stick instead.
Deal #3: Best Low Cost: Utalent Immersion Blender
If our first two deals are still more than you wanted to spend on an immersion blender, I’ve got just the solution.
This is an unknown brand, pricing itself more cheaply to establish a reputation. That said, with the enormous number of positive reviews they’ve garnered, you could argue a reputation’s already been established.
It has the same 250 watts of power as our Cuisinart above, but it comes with more attachments (adding a mixing wand and a milk frother to the offer).
It has a longer warranty than our Breville above, at 2 years instead of 1.
And what it gives up in luxuries like a nice grip or a padded blending cone, it should make up for in the sheer number of kitchen tasks it will take over for you. Remember, I just said “milk frother”. You can make lattes at home with this thing if you want to!
The only reason to hesitate here is the build quality. While long term durability of this blender is hard to ascertain, it’s safe to assume that the bigger companies of Cuisinart and Breville can do more testing and quality control than newer competitors. Also these two companies have released multiple versions of their hand blenders over a period of years, so as to gradually improve on any mistakes.
Ultimately, it’s a question of whether you want to take the short term savings or bet on long term savings from better durability.
Deal #4: Best Gamble: Mueller 500 Watt
Want something cheaper still? Ta-da:
While the features look incredible, and the reviews are stellar, we have to assume the build quality is lower on this 500 watt hand blender than with your more reputable brands.
With that caveat, this stick has more than 200 watts additional power than any other model on our deals list.
It might not have a milk frother but it does have a magic whisk attachment and a regular whisk attachment. And it might not have the full “control grip” of the Breville, it does have a nice rubber insert at the handle at least improving it’s feel above what you see with the Utalent above.
All of those would be reasons to buy it if it was priced higher than this. But this low? You could be forgiven for stopping reading right here.
Deal #5: Best Splurge: Vitamix Hand Blender
If budget’s not what you’re looking for, but high performance and durability is?
I’ll forgive you for not knowing Vitamix made hand blenders. This is pretty new, and equally exciting.
Power-wise, you’re going off the charts here at 650watts. This is a heavy-duty hand blender to manage everything from the heaviest frozen goods to the fluffiest purees.
It gives you all the luxury features of the Breville in our number #1 spot but adds to them with this cool “one-touch control” where the speed control and power button are right where your fingers grip the handle at the top. It gives you maximum control and versatility with your blends and avoids a lot of minor inconveniences that, if you’d only used cheaper hand blenders before, you probably wouldn’t have noticed.
Of course, being Vitamix you also get a full 3-year warranty and outstanding, US-based customer service to top it all off. If you’re willing to up the budget for this one, expect to enjoy precision blending and complete peace of mind.
Because the differences between models appear subtle, it can actually be pretty hard to choose the right hand blender for you.
If you’re having trouble with the decision, I recommend sticking to the middle of the price range with the Cuisinart Smart Stick.
Unless you have a specific blending task in mind that you doubt it will be able to handle, I can’t see you being disappointed with that choice.
If you didn’t find the model you were looking for on sale this year, keep checking back on this article, as I’ll be updating it over the weeks to come with any new deals I come across.
Good luck with your decision!