These Immersion Blenders Will Change the Way You Cook

Say goodbye to messy blending

Let’s face it, breaking out the blender can be a bit of a pain, especially if it’s just for one small kitchen task. There’s potential for splashes on your clean countertops and lengthy cleanups afterward. Enter the immersion blender, the kitchen tool that will turn blended soups (as well as smoothies and milkshakes) into something you look forward to making, rather than avoid. With easy-to-grip handles, multiple speed settings, and quick-blend blades, these immersion blenders are the stuff of culinary dreams. Below, we’ve highlighted three models that can whip up a creamy vichyssoise or a thick chocolate shake with the greatest of ease.

KitchenAid 2-Speed Hand Blender

KitchenAid 2-Speed Hand Blender
This classic pick from KitchenAid is easy to use and extremely effective.Amazon

This two-speed, eight-inch hand blender is as comfortable to work with as it is easy to use. An S-shaped fixed blade ensures swift blending, and the detachable blending arm makes cleanup a breeze.

Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick 500-Watt 9-Speed Immersion Blender

Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick 500 Watt 9-Speed Immersion Blender
With nine speeds available, this blender can do it all.Amazon

Boasting a heavy-duty copper motor and nine different speeds, the Mueller Ultra-Stick is capable of blending large quantities quickly. An ergonomic grip ensures minimal strain on your hands.

Breville Control Grip Immersion Blender

Breville Control Grip Immersion Blender
This Breville blender is beloved for its efficiency and ergonomic grip.Amazon

With a well-designed grip and bell-shaped base, this immersion blender from Breville can handle up to 8 inches of depth. Part of a full kit, it comes with a chopping bowl, a 42-ounce extra large jug, and a whisk—everything you need for a proper purée.