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List of brands we tested in this review.
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The manufacturer's recommended retail price. Prices are generally flexible, so shop around both online and in shops for options.
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In the past we've found all stick blenders to be excellent for blending and emulsifying so we now only conduct chopping and processing tests on models that come with a separate chopper/processor.
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We test stick blenders that come with a separate chopper/processor attachment by making a pesto sauce, assessing the blender's ability to process the ingredients evenly.
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We test stick blenders that come with a separate chopper/processor attachment and our home economist tests them by assessing their ability to chop carrots evenly.
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Ease of use score
We assess the general comfort and grip of the stick blender, how easy the controls are to use and how easy it is to clean.
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Food processing ability
This refers to stick blenders that come with food processing accessories that give it the ability to chop, slice or grate via a feed-in chute or slicing/grating discs.
Grinding attachment or ability
This refers to stick blenders that have a small bowl with a single removable blade (not any slicing discs), which is ideal for chopping small amounts of nuts, herbs and spices.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Food processing ability
- Overall score
- Grinding attachment or ability
- Crushed ice ability
- Ease of use score
- Performance score
- Chopping score
- Processing score
- Ease of cleaning score
- Jug capacity
- Good points
- Bad points
- Whisk attachment
- Removable shaft
- Dishwasher safe
- Weight (g)