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Last updated: 18 July 2018

For all-round blending and small food processing tasks, a stick blender is hard to beat. We lab test and review the latest models to help you find the best stick blender for you.

Ideal for pureeing straight from the pot, not to mention extremely handy if you have a baby to prepare food for, we've previously found stick blenders to be excellent for blending soft foods, so now our testing focuses on models with a processing attachment. Our experts in the kitchen lab put them through a series of tests to help tell you:

  • Best stick blenders at processing and chopping
  • The easiest to handle
  • The easiest to clean
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  • Good and bad points for each stick blender
  • How much noise they make
  • A list of recommended stick blenders for quick reference
  • So what do we test in order to review blenders?

    Performance

    In the past we've found all stick blenders to be excellent for blending and emulsifying so we don't conduct these tests anymore. We test stick blenders that come with a separate chopper/processor attachment and our home economist Fiona tests them by assessing their chopping and processing ability.

  • Chopping - assessing the blender's ability to chop carrots evenly.
  • Processing - making a pesto sauce assessing the stick blender’s ability to process the ingredients evenly.
  • Ease of use

    An assessment of:

  • the general comfort and grip of the stick blender
  • how easy the controls are to use
  • how easy it is to clean
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      Overall score

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      The overall score for models that can process hard and soft foods is made up of performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

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      • Ease of cleaning score
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