A hand blender also commonly referred to as stick blender, wand blender, immersion blender etc. is a blade grinder used in the kitchen to blend food materials or to puree food in the containers.
If you are familiar with the kitchen utensils and appliances you might have seen manual egg beater in your kitchen. A hand blender can be considered as a technologically advanced version of this device. A hand blender is compact and comes from different manufacturers. The device was invented in the year 1950s, but, the device came into gain attention during the past 20 years.
Today, a hand blender basically has an electric motor on one end and this motor is attached to a shaft set up in such a way that this shaft can rotate, now, a cutting blade is attached to this shaft in such a way that the cutting blades rotate along with the shaft when the electric motor is switched on. With this being told, hand blenders/immersion blenders come in different types. A few models of hand blenders can be used while the pan is on the stove. Apart from this type, some hand blenders can be used for different purposes and they are commonly referred to as super blenders.
Advantages of a hand blender –
- Portability – hand blenders come in compact size and can be hanged on the wall or placed on the shelf. They can even be kept inside a drawer or carried around in a handbag
- Full liquid immersion – A hand blender is also called an immersion blender, this is because hand blenders can be immersed in water and any type of liquids. This means there is absolutely no need of purchasing a huge blender, you just need a hand blender to prepare cream soup, whipped cream, and even emulsify egg and ghee.
- Noiseless – While other blenders produce annoying sound, hand blenders comparatively produces very little or no sound. Most of the hand blenders are preferred due to this reason alone.
Bestselling Hand Blender in India 2019
Below mentioned are some of the best hand blenders available on the Indian market right now and they were selected on the basis of the factors mentioned above.
1. Orpat HHB-100E WOB 250-Watt Hand Blender (White)
The Orpat HHB-100E WOB 250-Watt Hand Blender from the brand Orpat is one of the best hand blenders available on the Indian market right now. This hand blender comes with a unique hand grip and is easy to wash and use design. The manufacturer has incorporated stainless steel blades on this device and also a smooth and waterproof switch on this device. The device has a maximum RPM of 18000 and consumes less than 250 watts power. The manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty on the product.
2. Maharaja Whiteline Turbomix 350-Watt Hand Blender
The Maharaja Whiteline Turbomix 350-Watt Hand Blender is one of the best blender for smoothies in india. This device has an ergonomic design and comes with a 2-year warranty. The blades incorporated on this device are super sharp and comes with a detachable plastic foot. This product consumes 350-watts power.
3. Philips Daily Collection HR1363 600-Watt Hand Blender with Chopper and Beaker (White)
The Philips Daily Collection HR1363 600-Watt Hand Blender with Chopper and Beaker is best hand blender brand in India. This device consumes 600-watts power and comes with a 2-year warranty on the product. The manufacturer offers a 500mL beaker with lid with this product and also comes incorporated with speed chopper option.
The device also has LCD display and dual action blades. One of the notable things about this device is that it comes with anti-splash blade guard too.
4. Prestige PHB 6.0 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender with Blending Jar, Chopping, Whisking Attachment
The Prestige PHB 6.0 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blenders with Blending Jar, Chopping, Whisking Attachment from the top brand Prestige is the best hand blender for cakes in India. This is one of the lowest power consuming hand blenders available on the market today. The manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty on this product. The manufacturer offers high-quality blending jar with this product.
5. Boss B101 125-Watt Portable Blender (Multicolour)
The Boss B101 125-Watt Portable Blender from the brand Boss is one of the best hand blenders available on the Indian market right now. This device comes with 2 variable speed options and the device is easy to clean and operate. The device consumes 125-watts power and comes with 3 blade incorporated into it. The maximum RPM of this product is 12000
6. Panasonic MX-SS1 600-Watt Hand Blender (Black)
The Panasonic MX-SS1 600-Watt Hand Blender from the brand Panasonic is one of the best hand blenders available on the Indian market right now. This device has an ergonomic design with good grips. The device consumes 600-watts power and comes with a 1-year warranty on the product. The two straight blades incorporated on this device ensure maximum efficiency of the device.
Buying Guide for the Best Hand Blender
Now, you know the key benefits of having a hand blender, here are some of the factors you should consider while purchasing a hand blender available on the Indian market.
- Type of hand blender
- Power consumption
- Blade material
- Type of hand blender on the basis of power supply
These are the key factors you should consider while purchasing a hand blender, now, let’s look deep into each factors
Type of hand blender – Today, there is basically two types of hand blenders the traditional hand blenders with dual blades and the wand blenders or immersion blenders. Each type of hand blender serves different purpose and cannot be used for same functions. Immersion blenders are best recommended to be used on soft food items. An immersion hand blender can be used in any type of containers and the end result would be the same. However, if you are planning to crush ice or mix cake dough etc. the immersion blenders won’t help, for such purposes you will have to depend on the traditional hand blender with blades itself. Now, apart from this, there are any manufacturer/brands that provide option like interchangeable attachments that allows the user to use a single device for all the purposes, this simply means such device can perform both traditional blade blender functions and immersion blender functions. So, before purchasing the device, decide for what purpose the device will be used and then purchase the suitable hand blender accordingly.
Power consumption – In India power consumption of a device is one of the major factors to be considered as electricity does not come cheap. A hand blender comes from different manufacturers and each device will have different power consumption. One of the most important things you should remember is that power consumption which is mostly denoted in watts does not indicate the efficiency of a hand blender, the efficiency of a hand blender depends on the RPM of the device. It is not necessary that hand blenders with high efficiency/high RPM will have high power consumption. The technology has developed so much that many brands have unique motors that exhibit excellent efficiency with only low power consumption. So, while purchasing a device, remember to check the power consumption and also the RPM of the device.
Speed – To know the importance of speed in a hand blender you should basically have an experience in using the product. For preparing each product you need different blender speeds. Most of the devices come with variable speed option, but, some of them don’t. Try to avoid purchasing a hand blender without variable speed selection options.
Blade material – Blade is one of the most important part of a hand blender or any blenders. Today, there are hand blenders on the market that come with plastic blades and stainless steel blades. Most of the devices will be designed for working with one type of blade only, stainless steel blades are what I recommend because these blades are resistant to stain and corrosions. A stainless steel blade can be used for a prolonged time and the blades don’t deform due to heat. On the other hand, plastic blade incorporated devices will be cheaper than stainless steel blade incorporated device, but, if the device is used for prolonged time the plastic blades tend to melt and deform. With this being told, it is more of a personal choice to select the type of device on the basis of the type of blade used. PS: whichever hand blender you purchase, remember to purchase a device with removable blades, this will enable you to clean the blades and even change the blades when the recent one becomes inefficient.
Weight – One of the greatest advantages of using a hand blender is that it comes lightweight and can be held in hand for a long time. However, the weight of the device varies according to the model and the brand. It is very important to check the weight of the device before purchasing it and purchase the product accordingly.
Type of hand blender on the basis of power supply – Hand blenders have a motor that works when the electricity is supplied to it. Today, hand blenders come corded and cordless. Experts suggest that corded hand blenders have higher efficiency and power than cordless; however, cordless immersion blenders/hand blenders are best useful for kitchen with limited access to power outlets.
A hand blender always has an edge over the normal blenders when it is compared to other types of blenders on the basis of portability, weight, efficiency, and power consumption. All the products mentioned above are top rated and are from the best manufacturers on the Indian market today.