Our Top-Rated Immersion Blender

Our Top-Rated Immersion Blender

Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for immersion blenders.

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  1. Earth Unlimited on February 7, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Isn’t Braun a bit short? I am eyeing the Cuisinart.

  2. TheHerpOfDerp on February 7, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    "I can’t really grasp it hard enough because it’s so BIG!"

  3. milena deltorto on February 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    How about reviewing cordless immersion blenders? What’s the best among the cordless?

  4. 禄Abby on February 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    How about Smeg immersion blender? Since it comes with all the other things to make it multipurpose (food processor attachment, whisk attachment, etc)

  5. Sock Dolager on February 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Oster’s stick blender breaks 1 month after the warranty expires and they give no mercy. And please get Adam to the dentist and get some dentures already.

  6. David Molloy on February 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    In Britain this is sold as the Braun MQ 5000, (multiquick 5) in white and grey. It’s on Amazon.🥩🍝🇬🇧🌞

  7. Terri Willis on February 7, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for cutting to the chase on which immersion blender to buy and why!

  8. St George The Dragonslayer on February 7, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Anybody tried the VItamix blender? It would be helpful to know how they perform.. how powerful is the motor, the blade design… the weight isn’t that important to me… I want it work… from Ice to Nuts to mayo… I’ve gone through several hand blenders and so far price really does seem to matter….

  9. Nora Naughton on February 7, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Love you guys and love my Braun immersion !,

  10. Maritsa Darmandzhyan on February 7, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    love all your videos

  11. Richard Shaw on February 7, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    If the Bamix was included I wonder who would have won……

  12. V L on February 7, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    The Braun seems to be perfect for the price. However, it comes with a cancer warning:

    Official research has proved this product can leak short chain chlorinated paraffin(SCCP), which is a toxic material known to cause cancer. It has a official warning by the Canadian government on the packaging. I dont understand how products like this are still allowed to be sold. There were previous comments and reviews that pointed this out and has since been removed.

  13. Silent Bliss on February 7, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Is Braun model MQ535 similar to MQ505 in terms of design and performance?

  14. Victor J. Cano on February 7, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    If you are going to go to the trouble of testing so many of these lenders you might give us two or three options price versus versus functionality etc. Also which ones to avoid. Thank you

  15. Christine LaPorte on February 7, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I have had my original Braun model 4169 immersion blender for 30 years, and it is still going strong. Braun makes some excellent products.

  16. Brad Blake on February 7, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    A mix for me hands down,,,,,

  17. Elizabeth Melia on February 7, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Does the Braun come with a chopper bowl attachment?

  18. don w on February 7, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for the review.

  19. dragade101 on February 7, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Would you guys be into talking about the TEST portion a bit more. This feels like an ad and less about the science… Full disclosure is helpful as well.

  20. Bas Engelblik on February 7, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Where is Philips Pro Mix. Its awesome with a trigger finger power control. Really nice.

  21. SevenDeMagnus on February 7, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks. Great, honest service.

  22. Big Time Barbecue on February 7, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for the video 👍🏻 is it easy to clean?

  23. Jack Ritter on February 7, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    How much did Braun pay for this ad? I like watching and hearing from actual chefs or testers, and seeing the blenders being used. After this ad I most likely will not buy Braun and spend the extra 150 dollars and go with Bamix.

  24. Inge Maumus on February 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Braun comes thru again

  25. dragade101 on February 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    looks like you didnt test Bamix because?

  26. John Wolf on February 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    i just use a high speed drill with a stainless paint mixer modified.. 7 amp motor wont die and has a pistol grip with variable trigger speed

  27. bobsagget823 on February 7, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    What a bunch of funcking frauds. Of course they are all going to work, nobody cares if you can blend nuts or soup because they all function identically.
    The real question is whether any of these don’t use plastic gears that will inevitably give out – and the answer is no. morons.

  28. unknownfancy on February 7, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Which ones with best attachments ?

  29. Smart Citizen on February 7, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Grab it not by the controls, which as smaller, buy the biggest part of it.

  30. Cameron Empey on February 7, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Is it me or do they seem so fake and she seems annoyed at him whenever he is talking lol

  31. Alli Pi on February 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    are these really necessary ?

  32. Joralemon Virgincreche on February 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Would be nice if you showed how easy or difficult it is to detach the wand from the motor end. On the Breville for example it’s quite difficult.

  33. Asian Muffin on February 7, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Just saying the Braun is more narrow so things might take a bit longer

  34. John Smith on February 7, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Vitamix just released their new immersion blender. You guys should review that one as well.

  35. Zesty Lemon Zach on February 7, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I hate how unnatural and saccharine these people are. Filled with manufactured authenticity. Y’all need to leave it to Lisa for the reviews.

  36. El Duderino on February 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    It is commercial. Bunch of spineless liars.

  37. Rick Schwartz on February 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Bamix is the best you can buy.

  38. Judy A on February 7, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you.😊 Love America’s Test Kitchen!

  39. ketchup on February 7, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    I’m so appreciative for this show, always lets me go forward with confidence when I’m buying somthing new.

  40. dcwatashi on February 7, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    What a joke they don’t even show you how to use it or show how it performs puréeing certain food items

  41. Super terrific on February 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    useless review! How about actually testing how they blend different foods and not just where the buttons are or how they fit in the hand? You don’t even list all the products tested. I understand just saying the winner and worst, but come on at least say who they competed against!

  42. carpii on February 7, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    kinda pointless if you don’t give us a list of which models were tested.
    I dont see a Bamix here, who are the market leaders and would very likely win if they were included

  43. Sock Dolager on February 7, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    please do a comparison review on $29 Flametamer vs $25 SimmerMat (chinese) vs $4.00 cheap thin Chinese trivets with wooden handles. Thank you.

  44. Dan C on February 7, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    The Breville is actually really nice and comes with really handy accessories (e.g., food processor, whisk). The speed adjustment knob on the top is not a real issue and the trigger location is actually a great spot.

  45. Leisel Clayton on February 7, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    I would really like to have had you test durability. I bought a highly rated, pricier immersion blender, and the gears were made out of plastic and broke. I was so disappointed. Did any of the models have metal gears instead of plastic ones, so I know it will last?

  46. Nelumbo Nucifera on February 7, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Measuring RPM in open air (aka no load) can definitely be misleading; it can have little relation to motor speed in actual use.

  47. aprilialover125 on February 7, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    If this b**ch name is not Karen I don’t know any more

  48. James McInnis on February 7, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    "It’s fifty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents."


  49. Robin Barrett on February 7, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I bought a Braun with all the bells and whistles a couple of years ago. It detaches in the middle and plugs into a chopper, food processor, whisk, slices and grated cheese and vegetables. I love it. Glad you do too.

  50. mon well on February 7, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Which one handles frozen foods and ice the best? Which ones let you run the longer than 15 secs before you have to rest it? Which ones have other attachments that are useful? I know it’s not viable to ask which ones konk out after 10 uses since none of them were used long term. (A common complaint with some of the lower end ones was that they died young.) Also some complaints were that some blenders didn’t have enough power to make mayo.
    Having spent so much money buying all these blenders to test, it would have been cool to get a review that covered more bases instead of just "this one is light, fits well, and you don’t need all those other speeds". I would have liked for you to have picked out the top 3 and then talked about the pros and cons, what they did well, what they didn’t do well compared to each other, etc.