7 best stick and immersion blenders for sauces, soups and more

This is the handy kitchen gadget home cooks swear by.

The perfect winter warmer is enjoying a bowl of hearty soup – and it’s even better when it’s homemade.

If you’re looking to upgrade your winter meals and create your favourite soups, sauces and more, you may want to invest in a handheld stick blender. Also known as immersion blenders, hand blenders or wand mixers, stick blenders allow you to blend ingredients in the pot you’re already cooking in for a fast and efficient cooking process.

Stick blenders are a compact and lightweight version of your traditional benchtop or personal blenders. They’re portable and easy to use, making it a popular kitchen appliance in Australian households.

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What is the difference between a stick blender and an immersion blender?

Often used interchangeably, stick blenders and immersion blenders are the same thing. A stick blender or immersion blender is a multi-purpose kitchen tool where you immerse the blades into the ingredients you want to blend together.

Unlike traditional blenders, stick blenders do not have a cup or jug to hold the ingredients. And as mentioned before, you can blend directly into the pot you are already cooking in. Plus, some models have different attachments that allow you to change the blades for a whisk to easily whisk eggs or cream.

The best stick and immersion blenders to shop 2023



The Control Grip, $129.95 at Breville

With anti-suction blending technology, the Breville Control Grip features a bell-shaped blending base combined with internal ribbing that reduces suction for greater control. Our favourite part is the ergonomic tripper grip that allows your hand to rest in a natural position when in use. Includes a chopper bowl, extra-large just and a whisk attachment.




BOSCH hand blender, $256.19 at Amazon

Boasting a 4.5-star average rating from more than 2000 reviews on Amazon, it’s safe to say that this hand blender by BOSCH is a crowd favourite. With a powerful 1000-watt motor and 12 speeds to choose from, you can mix and blend to perfection. This hand blender also comes with an extra-large chopper and whisk attachment.




BOSCH ErgoMixx hand blender, $91.83 at Amazon

The ErgoMixx hand blender features an ergonomic design and large buttons, so whipping up your favourite recipes is quick and easy. Plus, it also comes with a mixing cup – perfect for sauces.




KitchenAid cordless hand blender in Almond Cream, $249 (usually $299) at David Jones

This cordless hand blender by KitchenAid is designed with a powerful rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can blend 25 bowls of soup on a full charge.




Smeg 50s Retro Style stick blender, $233 (usually $279) at Appliances Online

If you’re loyal to the Smeg brand and its line of retro-style kitchen appliances, you’ll be pleased to know that you can also get a stick blender to match your existing Smeg appliances. Also available in blue and red colourways, the Smeg stick blender is undoubtedly a stylish addition to your kitchen appliance arsenal.



Braun Multiquick 9 hand blender, $269 at The Good Guys

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the Braun Multiquick 9 hand blender. With attachments galore you can blend, chop, slice, grate, knead, whisk, and mash all with one tool – talk about versatile. Featuring the brand’s Active PowerDrive technology it’s Braun’s most powerful hand blender yet. Plus, with its 1200-watt motor, it can cut through the toughest ingredients.




Cuisinart cordless hand blender, $159 at The Good Guys

From a smooth pancake mix to a homemade hollandaise, this stick blender will effortlessly blend your ingredients with record speed so that you can spend less time in the kitchen (and more time enjoying your meal). With cordless convenience and a high-grade stainless steel shaft and blade, this handy stick mixer will be your saviour during meal prep.


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