The Best Hand Blender

Posted on 19 May 2022

After spending 22 hours analysing 30 hand blenders and testing 8 of them, we believe that the Moulinex QuickChef currently offers the best price-quality ratio.

This comparison is certified 100% impartial and follows our selection process.

Our choice, Best high-end

Moulinex QuickChef

This blender offers an excellent price-quality ration due to its ergonomics, efficiency and numerous accessories. The quality of the design is excellent as well.

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During our tests, this Moulinex blender convinced us by its efficiency and versatility. Supplied with a blender foot, a potato masher, a whisk, a chopper and a plastic bowl for preparing sauces and smoothies, it is capable of efficiently accomplishing many tasks in the kitchen. The brand also relies on an ergonomic design and 10 speeds, for customisable preparation consistency and speed.

 

 

Best budget

Bosch ErgoMixx

This affordable model appealed to us because of its ergonomics, lightness and ease of use. Thanks to its stainless steel blades, it enables you to obtain smooth and homogeneous results.

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This is a very affordable model and is ideal for an occasional use or for people who are new to cooking. It has a plastic body and a base with stainless steel blades, which is quite rare in this price range – the bases are often made of plastic. In addition, it offers a power output of 600W which, in our tests, proved to be sufficient for most ingredients. We also found it relatively quiet, comfortable to use and easy to clean.

 

Best mid-range

Black+Decker BXHBA1000E

This model combines modern design, affordability and efficiency. It distinguishes itself from its competitors by its ergonomics, its accessories and its speeds that allow you to make multiple recipes.

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With a power of 1000 W, this model stands out from the competition by its efficiency, its 20 speeds and its ergonomics (it is one of the easiest to use that we have tested). Supplied with a measuring bowl, a chopper and a blender foot, it is ideal to help your various preparations in the kitchen. The stainless steel blades ensure that the results are consistent and fast.

 

High-end alternative

Braun MultiQuick 7

This model, which comes with several accessories, is ideal to blend various types of food. It stands out thanks to its blades that move from up to bottom and its pressure speed control.

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The Braun MultiQuick 7, with a power of 1000 Watt, stands out thanks to its impressive efficiency and unique features. In addition, it is particularly versatile thanks to the numerous accessories provided: a blender foot, a measuring cup, a chopper, a blender bowl and a stainless steel whisk. In short, this is the range of blenders that will allow you to experiment new things in the kitchen, without buying a lot of utensils. Our tests also showed that it was particularly ergonomic.

 

Our selection

Our choice, Best high-endBest budgetBest mid-rangeHigh-end alternative
Moulinex QuickchefBosch ErgoMixxBlack+Decker BXHBA1000EBraun MultiQuick 7
Moulinex QuickChefBosch ErgoMixxBlack+Decker BXHBA1000EBraun MultiQuick 7
This blender offers an excellent price-quality ration due to its ergonomics, efficiency and numerous accessories. The quality of the design is excellent as well.This affordable model appealed to us because of its ergonomics, lightness and ease of use. Thanks to its stainless steel blades, it enables you to obtain smooth and homogeneous results.This model combines modern design, affordability and efficiency. It distinguishes itself from its competitors by its ergonomics, its accessories and its speeds that allow you to make multiple recipes.This model, which comes with several accessories, is ideal to blend various types of food. It stands out thanks to its blades that move from up to bottom and its pressure speed control.
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Honorable mentions

Braun Minipimer 5200 (£41.59 upon publication): a great value at an affordable price. With a power of 1000 W and 21 speeds, this model stood out during our tests for its efficiency on various types of food and its splash-proof design. Except for its ‘EasyClick’ system (to remove the blender foot) which is slightly more difficult than others, we did not find any drawbacks when using it. Note that this version only comes with a 600 ml measuring cup. Other more complete packs are available, however, but at a higher price.

Smeg HBF02PBEU (£215,34 upon publication): style is everything. With 700W of power, this appliance is a great choice for fans of the brand’s retro-style appliances. It includes a bowl, chopper, wire whisk and potato masher. All of the attachments, including the main blender foot, are effective and the whisk in particular seemed to us to be a little more effective than the Arendo and Moulinex models mentioned above. While we preferred the Braun MultiQuick 7 in its price range for its accessories and ActiveBlade technology (which moves the blades), it is still an excellent choice. It is up to you to decide which accessories suit you the best.

Bamix MX102345 (£135,84 upon publication): 1 mixer, 3 mixing heads. This model has an AC motor with a power of 180 W. Thanks to its various blades, it can prepare delicious recipes, from starters to desserts. Its accessories (three attachments, a cup and a wall storage stand) and its speed make it an ideal companion in the kitchen. It is the only one we tested that works with a system of discs that can be positioned directly on the blender base (which saves space in the kitchen). The investment is however much more substantial. 

 

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How to choose your hand blender?

With the multitude of products on the market and the variety of their uses (as a complement to a blender or as a substitute, as a simple mixer or as a multifunctional appliance), it is sometimes difficult to choose the right hand blender that suits your needs.

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There are two types of blenders: the classic and the multifunctional, to vary the recipes. | Source: Selectos

Here are some points to consider before buying:

  • The type of hand blender: while the most affordable “classic” model is mainly intended for preparing liquids (soups, sauces, even purees), there are “multifunction” models, sold with a range of accessories. From choppers to whiskers to ice crushers, they allow you to make a multitude of different recipes.
  • Materials: plastic, stainless steel or a combination of the two are generally available. Stainless steel models are more expensive, but have the advantage of being more durable and easier to maintain.
Smeg HBF02PBEU
Stainless steel models are more expensive but more durable than plastic ones. | Source: Selectos
  • Power: expressed in watts (W), it should ideally be between 500 and 700 W, in order to be able to process both liquids and more solid foods. Some high-end models are nevertheless very efficient despite the number of watts indicated (AC motor).
  • Speed: preferably, it should be adjustable according to the type of food being processed. Some models even have preset settings according to the preparation chosen.
Black+Decker BXHBA1000E
It is preferable to have an adjustable speed, depending on the food being processed.| Source: Selectos
  • Supplied accessories: multifunctional hand blenders can be fitted with many accessories (chopper, whisk, potato masher, etc.). So look at which ones are included and which ones can be bought as extras, and at what price. Lastly, check whether these are easy and safe to set up.
  • Maintenance: this depends on both the material of the blender (stainless steel is easier to clean than plastic) and the shape of the base (some have multiple small recesses where the ingredients can be stuck). Also check whether the supplied accessories are dishwasher safe, which can save you precious time.
Bamix
Some multifunctional blenders are compatible with different accessories, whether or not they are supplied with the purchase. | Source: Selectos

 

Translated by Aylin Akturk 

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