As a home cook, I love a good immersion blender. Both lightweight and powerful, they can create efficiency in the kitchen. In this article, I will review the last three immersion blenders I’ve had over the past few years starting with my absolute favorite.
First up we have the Royal 5-Piece Hand Blender Set [200 Watts]. It had a 2 Speed Food Processor/Chopper, Hand Mixer, Smoothie Immersion Blender, Whisk, and Wall Attachment.
I first bought this immersion blender with attachments in 2017 for $35. By far the biggest pro is that this immersion blender and attachments lasted for five years. Yes, you read that correctly, FIVE years. I used each piece several times per week. Below are other pros and cons about this particular immersion blender set.
- Multiple attachments.
- Attachments lasted as long as the motor.
- Easy to clean immersion blender because of the open design near the blade.
- Whisk attachment made whisking super fast and easy.
- Easy to store
- Once the motor burned out I was unable to buy just that part.
- Cup and food processor are made of plastic.
- The biggest con is it is no longer available for purchase.
Coming in second we have Mueller Ultra-Stick [500 Watts]
This 9-Speed Immersion Multi-Purpose Hand Blender comes with Heavy Duty Copper Motor Brushed 304 Stainless Steel With Whisk and Milk Frothing Attachments
I bought this immersion blender in January 2021 for right around $35 after my Royal immersion blender broke. I was unable to find the Royal brand and I wanted to come in under $40. The first time I ordered this product it was sent to me without the whisk attachment. I sent it back and received the correct product with each attachment.
The biggest pro for me is that the Mueller immersion blender was very sturdy. However, the biggest con is that it only lasted 1 year and 1 month before the motor burned out. Below are the other pros and cons:
- Sturdy immersion blender.
- Small milk frothing attachment.
- Whisk attachment.
- Available on amazon
- Sent without whisk attachment.
- Lasted a little over one year.
- Attachment base made of plastic.
The attachment piece that connected the milk frother to the motor base was made of plastic. The plastic attachment split on one side about 2 months in after being used several times per week.
Coming in third and my least favorite so far is the Ovente Electric Immersion Hand Blender [300 Watts]
It has 2 Mixing Speeds with Stainless Steel Blades.
I bought this one on February 20th of 2022 for $20. By far the biggest con is that this blender only lasted for 2 months. The motor burned out while I was blending a mix of peanut and almond butter. Not the nuts themselves but pre-made nut butter to get it blended well.
I bought the Ovente Immersion Blender mainly because it got great reviews on amazon. Everyone who had one seemed to love it. Below are a list of pros and cons.
- Lightweight but had a heavier feel than the other immersion blenders.
- Easy to store.
- Motor burned out after two months.
- No attachments.
You get what you pay for:
My biggest takeaway is that the old saying “You get what you pay for” is true in this instance. The least expensive, Ovente Immersion Blender, was the absolute worst out of the three for what I needed. It had great reviews which is why I pulled the trigger buying that particular item. I do think that if you are someone who needs an immersion blender once a week or a few times a month it would be the perfect addition to your kitchen. If you need something a bit sturdier that you can use multiple times per week I would steer clear.
I would definitely buy the Muller Immersion blender again. For the amount I paid and the number of times used it was a great deal for the money. It was sturdy and fast. It cut my kitchen prep time down a good bit and worked really well while it lasted.
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