Unless you don’t cook often, a kitchen isn’t fully complete if there is no hand blender available. Unlike a standard blender which always needs to be used with its container, a hand blender comes with a stick that has blades attached to the end of it, making blending a quick, convenient, and possibly the easiest process.
The only downside to a hand blender is the process of selecting one. If you have ever checked out the options for hand blenders in a retail store or online, you may have noticed that countless brands sell this product. This makes settling for one extremely difficult.
Hence, to make things easier for you, we will review one of the best hand blenders, which is the Three-Speed Hand Blender from the world-famous brand KitchenAid.
KitchenAid Three-Speed Hand Blender
Founded in 1919 by the Hobart Corporation, KitchenAid is a home appliance brand that is now owned by Whirlpool Corporation. In the ’90s, KitchenAid was known for their blenders that were available in a wide range of new and bold colors such as Cobalt Blue, Majestic Yellow, and Empire Green.
Today, KitchenAid sells their products all over the world and is known to be one of the most trusted and high-end brands for home appliances. This blender is one their top-sellers, so let's find out why.
The KitchenAid Three-Speed Hand Blender is an ideal home appliance for those looking to quickly and conveniently blend, chop, puree, crush, and whisk food. All you just need to do is select the correct speed depending on what you are going to blend. Here are the things we found once we unboxed it:
Build and Colors
The KitchenAid hand blender is available in three beautiful colors that will compliment your kitchen décor really well. These colors include onyx black, contour silver, and liquid graphite. When packed, the entire appliance weighs no more than two pounds, and in terms of its build, the company has only used some of the most durable polycarbonate plastic.
The hand blender’s body and the blending arm are the most important parts without a doubt. Hence, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the body and the blending arm are also strong.
The eight-inch removable blending arm will instantly lock into the hand blender’s body, which will allow for easy and quick operation. Furthermore, the eight-inch blending arm is great as it can reach the deeper pots.
The company has also taken a step further by installing a soft-grip handle on the motor body. This not only makes holding the hand blender easy and comfortable on the palms but it will also offer a non-slip grip. This is extremely beneficial when you are blending food for a more extended period, and if your palms tend to sweat easily.
Not every hand blender comes with a whisk attachment, which is an accessory that will allow you to effortlessly and quickly whip egg whites to make fluffy peaks, to whip cream, or to emulsify mayonnaise and vinaigrettes. This is great to use when you are making desserts as well.
Three-Cup Blending Jar
Amongst all the attachments, the three-cup blending jar is one of the accessories that come with this hand blender. This jar comes with a lid which makes it convenient for individual blending jobs and then to save or serve it without having to transfer it in another container. The good thing about this jar is that it is top-rack dishwasher-safe.
2.5-Cup Chopper Attachment
The 2.5-Cup Chopper Attachment is BPA-free and comes with lid locks. This attachment is ideal if you want to chop herbs, cheese, nuts, cooked meat, and several others.
Since you are buying a home appliance from KitchenAid, the brand offers their standard one-year warranty. This warranty ensures that you have a hassle-free replacement. In addition, KitchenAid also has a fantastic customer care service, which is beneficial if you want to reach out for any issues with the hand blender.
- Available in attractive color choices
- Three different speed levels
- Long blending arm
- Can easily blend ingredients in a deep bowl
- Much quieter than several other hand blenders on the market
- Comfortable, easy, and safe to handle
- Comes with multiple accessories
- Risk-free purchase
- Cases of hand strain when power button held too long
- Tends to splatter when you blend small quantities
- Does not come with a storage bag
The KitchenAid Three-Speed Hand Blender is an immersion blender that comes with quite a few useful attachments, which has been constructed using sturdy and BPA-free materials. The blender will conveniently crush, puree, blend, and do several more to the ingredients without it being too noisy. However, your kitchen counter might be a little messy when you use this blender to blend small amounts of ingredients.
Nonetheless, the eight-inch removable blending arm is strong and long enough to work on ingredients even in the deepest bowl, and the motor body’s soft grip, non-slip handle ensures that you can use it safely. Do note though that holding the power button for more extended periods can be a bit of a strain, so you must take breaks when you're working on several ingredients continuously.
To test the KitchenAid Thee-Speed Hand Blender, we decided to compare it with another immersion blender, and we chose the Kealive Hand Blender since it has quite similar features.
On the surface, the two immersion blenders had quite a few similarities. Both the blenders came with one BPA-free blending jar, along with a blending stick and a non-slip, soft-grip handle.
What makes the KitchenAid hand blender better than its counterpart is that it comes with a three-speed control, as the one from Kealive only comes with a two-speed control. Additionally, Kealive does not come with a chopper attachment and a whisk, which limits its functionalities, unless you buy those attachments separately or already have them in your arsenal.
The KitchenAid Three-Speed Hand Blender without a doubt is a fantastic appliance that every kitchen must have. Its powerful motor with the eight-inch removable arm will help you work on ingredients even if they are in a deep bowl or pot. Its handle was also designed to ensure that you have a secure and comfortable grip on the motor body.
With its build, safety features, and added accessories, we can assure you that this is a product you won’t regret buying.