Best Hand Blenders under $50: A product review in three part harmony.
The hand blender is one of those kitchen appliances that you don’t even know you’ve missed until you try it, and then you wonder how you ever lived without it. A good hand blender is compact, powerful, easy to clean up and doesn’t take up a lot of space in the kitchen. While it is not recommended that you use your new hand blender for cookie dough, cake batter or mixing cement (sorry hubbies), it is a wonderful tool for blending salad dressings, crepe batter, milkshakes and hot soup, just to name a few. Designed to be used right in the bowl, pot or pitcher that you are using, the hand blender is virtually mess-free (I still wouldn’t give it to a three-year old–everything has a limit) and makes food preparation effortless and dare I say it…enjoyable.
When it comes to hand blenders, again, there are thousands to choose from, and in this case you will definitely get what you pay for. Before you set out to purchase one, think through what you plan to do with it, and give yourself an educated guess as to how much you will actually use it. A less expensive model will suffice if you plan to use it only occasionally–say to impress your mother-in-law when she visits in August–but if you plan to use it regularly, it would be wise to spend a bit more money and get a good quality product. While it may be true that only God can make a tree, anyone can make a hand blender, and contrary to popular belief, all hand blenders are not created equal. We have diligently researched hand blenders for you, just to take the guesswork out of buying one…and because we care. Here are what we would consider to be the three Best Hand Blenders under $50 on the market today.
Cuisinart is one of the most reputable names in kitchen products. This particular hand blender comes with a powerful 200-watt motor, and operates with an easy one-touch control, which makes it the perfect machine for simultaneously blending your famous poppyseed dressing and wrangling hungry toddlers (and if THAT doesn’t impress your mother-in-law, I don’t know what will). With an ergonomically designed handle for better grip and control, the Cuisinart hand blender is a pleasure to use. Other key features of this product include:
- 2-speed operation for all your blending tasks
- Dishwasher safe blending shaft and beaker
- 2-cup microwave and dishwasher safe mixing beaker
Now for the very best part. It comes in different colors…including PINK! Please tell me I am not the only one swooning. Pink, people. It’s the obvious choice. And if you aren’t a pink person, it also comes in Tiffany Blue. Be still my heart. And at only $34.95 on Amazon, you could seriously get both.
Hamilton Beach has literally been around forever–I’ve heard rumors that Noah used a Hamilton Beach coffeepot on the ark. With a reputation like that to back up their excellent products, you are virtually guaranteed that this hand blender will be up to the task. Key features include:
- Multiple functions: blend, mix, whip, puree and chop
- Dishwasher safe attachments
- Powerful 225 watt motor
- Includes blending wand, whisk and chopping bowl
The Hamilton Beach is the least expensive of our review blenders at $21.85, however you are not sacrificing quality with the lower price. This blender would be perfect for the cook who is looking for occasional use, rather than heavy-duty, everyday use. Alas, it only comes in white, but we can’t expect pink in everything, now can we?
If you are a dedicated cook and love to be in the kitchen trying new things, why are you not at my house cooking for me? Goodness. Anyway, this Miallegro 9090 is the hand blender for you. With a 550 watt motor, this professional style blender does it all…
It has 5 speeds and a turbo button (because let’s face it–who doesn’t want to kick things into overdrive once in a while, right?), and comes with a 5-foot cord and a 15 month warranty. All of the attachments are dishwasher safe, and the 4 interchangeable blades will ensure that you are never without the proper tool at your fingertips. This model is the most expensive of our reviews at $49.99, however for the serious cook who is looking for reliability, versatility and durability, it can’t be beat. It comes in white and stainless steel, and both of those colors accessorize nicely with pink.
We hope that our reviews of the Top Hand Blenders under $50 has helped you to make an informed decision. We know that you want the best value for your money and our goal is to help you accomplish that through careful review of the many options out there.