Choosing a cordless hand blender
+ in-depth cordless hand blender review for the KitchenAid Artisan ( Pro line ) 5 speed immersion blender
They’re aren’t too many to choose from but we’ve uncovered the best choices from entry level up to pro-grade. KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Waring, and Braun. compare and contrast, and buy today using our expert advice.
The 4 top brands that made it into our final set for the best cordless stick blender?
KitchenAid… Waring…Braun… Cuisinart…
Lets show you their cordless models. They all produce corded , electric models and we have listed them here from highest price to lowest at the time or writing. What distinguishes the higher priced models with the lower ones – usually it’s quality ( they will last a lot longer – people say ‘for life’), power / speeds, battery life, and finally style or accessories. There are other brands out there and we are keeping our eye on them too (Breville, Bosch and Phillips for example).
1. KitchenAid cordless
Best at being: Classic, beautiful, and consistent
KitchenAid make the well known Kitchenaid Artisan Cordless in the UK, Ireland, Germany in fact all of Europe! . In the USA and Canada , the same product is called the the KitchenAid Pro-line immersion blender.
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The “Pro Line series 5-speed” immersion blender (U.S. & Canada version)
Frosted Pearl KitchenAid 12V battery operated cordless hand blender box set with accessories
The “Artisan Cordless” hand blender (U.K. & Europe version)
Empire Red KitchenAid 12V battery operated cordless hand blender box set with accessories
KitchenAid cordless is our winner !
Let’s cut to the chase first. Honestly, we love the brand and it’s a brilliant brand in every way, but it isn’t cheap to buy and it falls in between the our annual winners of the best pro grade and best home cook hand blender set. So, whilst KitchenAid cordless didn’t actually make it into our top 4 hand blenders in 2019 … if we had a cordless category, it would be our number 1.
The cordless model is a quiet and efficient multitasking master of a machine, and is essentially the same specification as the corded 5-speed version from Kitchenaid (on Amazon). It is an award winner anyway even against electric models. John Whaite, Telegraph food writer and former Great British Bake Off champion voted it his first choice blender out of all hand-blenders – corded or cordless !
Click through to see the correct version in your country.
In the U.S., it is called the Pro Line series cordless hand blender. In the U.K. it is called the Artisan Cordless. They are essentially the same model number.
Colour: The Artisan comes in an Empire red, and the Pro line comes in a candy apple red, an onyx black, and a sugar pearl silver.
Dimensions: H36 x W18.2 x D14.2cm / H19in x W2.5 x D2.25in
Speeds: 5 ( 610 – 11000rpm)
Recharging time: 2 hours
Weight: 1.3kg / 5lbs
Whats included in the KitchenAid Cordless box ?
- 12V rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, and battery charger
- removable pan guard to snap on your blades when in use, so no sauce-pan damage
- 3 bell guards to protect your blades when they aren’t being used
- a graduated 1 Litre BPA free pitcher jug
- chopper bowl with a non slip base, a good size at ( 600ml / 2.5cup ) for herbs, nuts, veg.
- whisk for whipping, aerating & emulsifying (e.g. egg whites, mayonnaise, vinaigrettes and mousses, whipped cream, hollandaise sauce, puddings / desserts).
2 easy twist and lock in stainless steel blending arms for blending, crushing, or puréeing.
2 lengths – 20cm and 33cm / 8 inch and 13 inch
3 interchangeable stainless steel bell blades
s-blade: the main blade to blend, crush, puree: use it for smoothies, milkshakes, soups, sauces, baby food, cake icing, and crushed ice.
star blade: to shred or mince cooked meats: use it for making meatballs and burgers
frothing/beating blade: for all the light things like frothing milk for your Latte and Cappuccinos, making batter for cakes, pancakes, crepes or muffin batter.
the lovely storage case to hold everything ♥
It´s high end, professional grade spec.
Battery-powered blender..so obviously… no annoying cord!
Easy to clean with a number of dishwasher safe parts
Cool design, and the KitchenAid Artisan (on Amazon) comes in two gorgeous colours of red or silver.
5 speed settings that light up so you know where you are… love that feature.
An amazing multi-tasker with all the accessories included, that seem to tackle any task you could think of from frothing milk to ice crushing.
An amazing multi-tasker with all the accessories included, that seem to tackle any task you could think of from frothing milk to ice crushing.
It will automatically power down after 60 seconds of not operating or being manually unlocked.
A handy hook at the back to hang it up when not in use ( we like this kind of detail).
Maybe just the price..but worth it we feel for all those accessories, the plus points above, and the freedom it gives you to move around.
If we are being picky the colours are described a little differently on some sites and its hard to know if the colours have changed or the silver and metallic red is just displayed a little differently. On the official site they are called candy apple red and metallion silver.. sugar pearl silver, a lighter colour appears sometimes online but we love this too!
See KitchenAid Cordless Customer Reviews on Amazon in your country.
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- Click on REVIEWS and enjoy the read !
2. Waring Cordless
Best at being: pure, commercial grade power
Have a look at the WARING BOLT cordless model WSB38X on Amazon, and if you see this model number with an extra ‘2’ on the end it just means it comes with an second 10.8V lithium ion battery pack.
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Waring is an American company, and it’s probably the most popular commercial stick blender company for chefs in the U.S.. Now it also makes powerful household models like the QUICK STIX, and the BOLT models for the residential / pro home cook market. The Bolt It comes as a set with the battery charging/docking station with its quick-charging circuit ( 1.5 hrs no less!) , and a soft storage case for transporting.
- 178 mm / 7 inch removable dishwasher safe blending shaft for mixing up to 15 Ltrs ( Wow! )
- 10.8V lithium ion battery pack
- battery charging/docking station with 1.5-hour quick-charging circuit – thats fast!
- LED indicator lights for speed and power status
- Variable speed settings from 5,000 to 13,000 RPM
Dimensions: 438(H) x 70(W) x 102(D)mm
3. Braun Cordless
Best at being: sleek and versatile
Our latest find on cordless models is from Braun. As usual though with Braun, it takes a long time to investigate the models, which are still made, supported, and sold all over the world. We love Braun, it’s an excellent brand so we plod on and will bring you the results when we are happy with our findings. Braun appear to make a cordless model in both the MultiQuick 7 series and the MultiQuick 9 series. There are two corresponding model names – the MQ730cc or 740cc, and the MQ930cc or 940cc models. They’re quite elusive!
It’s hard to find them to buy… but you can click through and check what’s available on Amazon US here. The 730cc / 930cc seems to come with a small charging base and 500ml chopper only, and some Braun sites state it is no longer available. So the MQ 740cc and MQ 940cc seem to be the more comprehensive model to buy in our opinion. The MQ940cc is the most recent and the highest specification.
It’s a cool black stick blender on a sleek looking charger which also functions as a stand for the blender. The set includes a tall chopper ice crushing jug (1.25ml), the 500ml chopper and the beaker. The MQ40 tall chopper jug alone is an ideal 3 in 1 machine with its chopper, ice crusher and jug blender !
The best things about this Braun for sale is that users report that although it seems to come with a European plug, it works great with a simple US plug convertor. You’ll still have to use your hand whisk though unless you can add the Braun MQ10 accessory to the set. From user reviews it sounds like it works with all the attachments from the MultiQuick 7 / 9 series! There is a very long and interesting review on the MQ 904cc on Amazon U.S. that is well worth reading, it talks about the user getting both the MQ 777 and the MQ 940cc together to build the most comprehensive hand blender set EVER !
The same MQ 940cc model is listed in all countries too – I wish we had seen this before now ! Click over here to Amazon to find yours.
Multiquick 7 and Multiquick 9 Braun series
- Comes with a charging unit you can use to both recharge & store your hand blender
- The 1250ml big chopper accessory is a real 3 in 1: it acts as a chopper, ice crusher and jug blender
- includes the Braun PowerBell for fast and perfect results
- 220-240 Volts (Not for use in USA)…see user reviews on Amazon about easy conversions
Dimensions: 32 x 19.56 x 29.97 cm
Power: 1000 Watts
4. Cuisinart cordless
Best at being: a veritable bargain
Cuisinart produce two models CSB300 and CSB300U 3 in 1 set. ( NB: Bizarrely, just today 2 May 2019, we find this Cuisinart CSB300U 3 in 1 Cordless Hand Blender, Silver Finish model on Amazon is listed online under the Dualit name too – not sure if this is an update, or an error or a takeover!! We’ll check it out and update as soon as we know more.) In the U.S. we would say the CSB300 is the best cordless immersion blender for the money you have to pay, and the CSB300U would be the best value cordless hand blender UK, in the entry level for home cooks. The set includes the blender leg, masher leg, whisk and the charger/stand. Outside the UK, you will find similar sets based on the Smart Stick Cuisinart immersion blender. The different models just seem to mean different accessories are included e.g. CSB-400CD cordless – includes just the whisk and beaker.
Cuisinart vs. KitchenAid
The Cuisinart CSB-300 (shown on Amazon U.S) variable speed smartstick competes well with the Kitchenaid Pro-Line series. It is extremely competitively priced given all the attachments that come with it – including an electric knife attachment ( which KitchenAid don’t provide) ! We couldn’t find this Cuisinart outside the U.S. until recently. Until October 2018, the KitchenAid looked like the only full cordless set to buy.
However, whilst Waring have now introduced a new higher end competitor with the powerful professional angle, we have discovered that Cuisinart, the big old competitor to KitchenAid in the U.S. , have just launched another well priced home cook model in the UK. It’s a really good looking 3 in 1 CSB cordless set with which competes well with KitchenAid and other corded models too in the residential, or household market. It’s neatly packed in a countertop stand. Of course, it has less attachments (notably missing a chopper bowl) than the KitchenAid , but is offered at a much lower price point, so seems to be tackling a different market altogether. This is in line with the conclusions we reached in our Cuisinart vs Kitchenaid post. Watch this space to see how Cuisinart develops this range.
Cuisinart smart stick CSB-300 variable speed cordless Stainless Steel rechargeable hand blender set (with electric knife !)
The complete CSB-300 set
- 8.0 volt lithium ion battery with quick charge feature
- 20 minutes of run time on each charge
- 5 speed settings
- Long, slim 9.5” stainless steel shaft with large 3” commercial designed blade
- electric knife attachment (carve a roast or slice a loaf of bread !)
- Includes: 2 cup chopper for nuts, cheese and garlic, 4 cup measuring cup, whisk for meringue and whipped cream
- New Power automatic Lock/Unlock feature
- Power handle with stainless steel deco plate
- stainless steel blade
- pouch to safely store blender and attachments
- Limited 3 year warranty
- BPA free parts
Cuisinart smart stick entry level 3 in 1 cordless hand blender sets
live UK prices from Amazon UK live price = £128.08
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Options offered in different regions with beaker, whisk, and sometimes masher
- compact charging stand
- extra-long stainless steel blending arm
- Fully charged in 2.5 hours
- provides 20 minutes of continuous use
- Includes: whisk, masher, 4-cup measuring beaker
- indicator light shows the battery level
- five adjustable speeds
- 20 minutes of runtime per charge
- (2) 3.9 volt lithium ion batteries (7.8 total volts) with quick-charge feature
- 5 speed settings
- Long, slim 8¾” stainless steel shaft with large 3″ commercial – style blade guard
- Includes: whisk and 4-cup measuring beaker
- Power Lock/Unlock feature
What does cordless mean ?
Cordless ( sometimes known as wireless in the U.S.) , rechargeable battery operated models do the same jobs as the corded electric ones – they’re just more portable… indoors, outdoors, abroad ! Effectively they are mini hand held blenders or processors to mix and stir, blend and purée, mash and beat. They produce the same results from smoothies, juices, baby foods and soups.
They’re a little easier to use, because you don’t have to have a socket nearby to plug in, and if you are moving internationally you don’t need to worry about the electric supply. However, they can sometime be a little heavier because of the attached battery pack of course – but we think it’s worth it. It’s on our wish-list !
3 great reasons to go with a cordless, rechargeable stick blender
1. You’re a messy cook!
Who likes having to wipe the soup off the cord? Or have it mess up your apron or worse still your pale trousers as you move it around! Worse still, you could burn it over the hob. (If you continually find soup splatter on your ceiling, or a lightly browned hand blender cord it might be worth looking at our post on how to use a hand blender).
2. You are so addicted to using your immersion hand blender…
that it will cross your mind to take it on holiday with you, and why not! It´s so handy. Even better if you are travelling by car, as it won’t be an extra burden in packing the hand luggage.
3. You just have a need to be self contained.
Maybe you have a small kitchen like us. If cooking at the same time, we can constantly bump into each other. We do a kind of dance around food and equipment we need. Just think, if we had a cordless blender, it would be so much easier… but for the same reasons we can’t just have every piece of equipment we love (it’s time to simplify!)
Final thoughts on cordless, battery operated, hand blenders…
It is true to say that there aren’t too many on the market… and going cordless is not the top priority for everyone. So, in 2018, we found just three main contenders. In 2019, the numbers we are finding have just about doubled ! (click the bright blue links to see them on Amazon). In 2018, KitchenAid was our clear winner, but now … although it still pips the other to the winning post as the most popular, pretty, and professional cordless stick blender… now there are more great battery operated, cordless blenders to choose from! There are now choices to suit varying budgets, styles, and even your brand loyalty ! So watch out KitchenAid, we are now looking at the other brands more closely. ( We are still updating and have Waring and Cuisinart, and particularly Braun cordless in our sights right now. )
Well that´s all we can tell you about the KitchenAid Cordless and it´s competitors. If you have any questions, please put them in the comments box below. If we have excited you about the alternatives, and you find our new curious favourite in your country!… please go onto Amazon here and check the prices and buy it !! ( Let us know in the comments if you get a chance.)