top 7 Rechargeable battery operated hand blender choices
best cordless hand blender to buy in 2021
+ in-depth review of the best professional cordless hand blender set (KitchenAid Artisan / Pro line 5 speed cordless hand blender.)
Four top brands made it into our final set of 7 best cordless stick blenders. ( 2 newcomers for 2021 ! ) Ranging from lightweight, entry level, to mid-range sets, up to prosumer and heavy duty cordless immersion blenders.
the brands make the best cordless hand blenders
New find !
Feel free with cordless, anywhere.
Check out the best cordless blender bargain
currently in your country
The winners – quick links if you’re in a hurry
Best new USB charged personal blender – for new parents !
Popbabies babyfood / personal blender
Best new basic but brilliant blender
Latest KitchenAid model
Best value all rounder Domestic Cordless blenders
Cuisinart mid- level; Cuisinart high level
Best professional cordless blenders
KitchenAid 5 speed (Artisan & Pro) model;
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What these top 7 rechargeable (i.e. cordless) hand blenders will do for you.
A hand blender is already a great convenience tool… with all the blending, puréeing, chopping and whisking tasks it can do for you, and not taking up much counter space (or none if you store it in the drawer !).
A cordless hand blender is even more convenient, without even a lead ( an electric cord) to worry about. The cord can be a real pain as it dips into food, drags things with it. You’d be surprised how often kitchens are designed without a convenient outlet near the stove too ! So sometimes you can’t even reach your food.
This is where the cordless versions come into their own. With most, you charge the battery up, attach it to the stick, and start using it – without the need to be tied to electricity with a cord. Our no. 7 below, the latest newcomer actually charges with USB and can be used while it’s charging. Compared to the others, it may not pack the same punch power wise but it has it´s place, and has clever little features that the others don´t have.
It’s not so easy to find battery powered blenders, and you pay a bit more for the privilege of being free from the cord, so we’ve made it easy by choosing and reviewing the best 7, with links to where you can buy them. First, we show you what our research also comes up with, so you get the complete picture online.
Now to list them for you.
KitchenAid (2 winners)
The KitchenAid Cordless Hand blenders
We’re going to show you two models. First, the new variable speed simple model that comes with a great sophistication and fabulous options in colours and matching products – but it’s only available right now in N. America.
Then we take you to the well known 5 speed KitchenAid cordless versions below. It’s known as the KitchenAid Artisan cordless in the UK, Ireland, Germany in fact all of Europe! AND In the USA and Canada, the same product is called the the KitchenAid Pro-line immersion blender. They are essentially the same model number… a cordless / battery operated version of KitchenAid’s 5 speed hand blender set.
For all countries, click the Amazon buttons shown below to find the best deal for where you live, as prices can vary country to country.
But first… because it’s exciting, and brand new, and so well received by users…, we have to show you our new find. We all it an entry level model by KitchenAid, and it’s only available in the US and Canada so far.
1. KitchenAid variable speed – new Autumn 2020
I say entry level – the price shows that too, but everything KitchenAid make is such high quality, that the users are loving it. It’s simple – they say its for soups and it can do a fair number before having to recharge. But users are saying they’re loving the smoothies, milkshakes, and purées too. Some say it comes with a whisk but I’m not completely convinced yet – I’ll ask KitchenAid and get back on that.
It’s one of a simply beautiful matching set of cordless kitchen items. If I was starting out in a new home, or perhaps a senior I’d go for this simple sophisticated set in a flash.
Only available at the moment in the USA, Canada and Germany.
So it´s still being rolled out. Some of the matching products have reached other countries though.
It also comes in other fabulous colours as shown below from white to matt black (my favourite), shiny black, charcoal grey, baby blue, a dark and a bright red.
The new matching range of simply cordless products from KitchenAid
KitchenAid cordless chopper
What I love most about this is the size, 5 cups, so use it for small creative experiments, but you could also do a great chunky salpicon for supper.
Why not make all your vegetable prep for the week too. It says even comes with a whisk blade!
Users report how quiet it is – I’ve listened and, unlike the usual noisy chopper, it’s more like a whistling wind !
This would be my first choice buy after the cordless hand blender.
KitchenAid cordless hand blender
My favourite colour – matte black. Like the other KitchenAid blenders, the 8″ blending arm comes off so you can give it a quick rinse.
Great for soups, smoothies, milkshakes, hummus etc etc. The power lead works on all 3 cordless products which is handy.
Comes with the fab KitchenAid pan guard, and a measuring / blending jug & lid.
KitchenAid cordless mixer
If you like to whip up lots of dessert or a keen baker, you’ll want this.
It has 7 speeds and a has a slow start feature. Stands easily on it’s own.
Like the other cordless products in this range, it charges up in just 2 hours, or there’s a 20min quick charge too for all 3 products.
There’s no big battery attached – it’s all within the product so just put the pin in and charge.
2. The KitchenAid 5 speed cordless hand blender.
Our top prosumer choice.
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 as our top prosumer hand blender for 2020 ( Bamix took that spot) , the Kitchenaid 5 speed hand blender comes a close second ( electric or cordless ). 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 the cordless version his first choice blender out of all hand-blenders.
Click through to see the correct version for your country – use the flags under each picture to guide you.
Color (or Colour !)
No. of speeds
Current buying advice for KitchenAid cordless blenders
It looks like most of the stock in the U.K. has run out. In this pandemic year, and as people may be getting ready for another lockdown, the supplies are running out fast.
Your 2 options right now.
The Cuisinart model is still in stock right now, so click UK here to see it. Or if you only wanted the higher end KitchenAid, we would advise going or this equivalent corded KitchenAid blender – then click Amazon UK.
We’re on it.
We’ll keep checking for you behind the scenes to see what we can find, and update the links. Sorry about that – thanks for your patience !
In depth review
What’s in the box
KitchenAid 5 speed Cordless blender
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pros and cons
KitchenAid 5 speed cordless hand blender
Waring (1 winner)
Waring bolt ( Cordless )
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.
3. The “Waring WSB38X” immersion blender
Just the one great product here for you professionals or really keen cooks. 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.
***Please click the Amazon button below for todays deal in your country, as prices can vary ***
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.
Key features of the Waring Bolt cordless
See the Waring cordless price in your country
Cuisinart (2 winners… or is it 3 !)
The Cuisinart Cordless Hand blenders
Our winner for always delivering choices, and always great value
Cuisinart are always producing more models, to meet customer needs, where they want it most ! So you may find different models in different regions of the world. They’re all based on the smartstick model, but have 5 speeds, and an extra-long stainless steel shaft so that you can blend easily in hot liquids.
But, How many Cuisinart cordless hand blenders are there ?
The short answer is – we found four. But not all available in every region. We choose the best 3 to show you.
Until October 2018, KitchenAid was the only cordless choice easily available in the UK. Now Cuisinart have developed their most popular model for the UK and Europe. The Cuisinart CSB300U 3 in 1 Cordless Hand Blender, Silver Finish (includes the blender leg, masher leg, whisk and the charger/stand.)
4. Cuisinart smart stick CSB-300
The CSB300 sold in N. America is Cuisinart’s their top of the range cordless immersion blender and great value too, and the CSB300U would be the best value cordless hand blender UK. Outside the UK, you will find similar sets based on the Smart Stick Cuisinart immersion blender.
5. Cuisinart smart stick CSB-300U
The CSB300U is a fabulous mid- range model that does all the traditional tasks you’d want a hand blender to do. Like the KitchenAid it has 5 speeds, and 3 attachments for chopping/pureeing/mixing, whisking/frothing and mashing. The masher is also plastic so that you won’t scrape your pots.
Cuisinart vs. KitchenAid
The Cuisinart CSB-300 (shown on Amazon U.S) variable speed smartstick competes well with the KitchenAid Pro-Line series. Both 5 speed, have a storage case, good support and warranty.
For what you get though, the Cuisinart is extremely competitively priced given all the attachments that come with it – including an electric knife attachment ( which KitchenAid don’t provide) !
Most recently, KitchenAid is now able to compete really well with the Cuisinart entry level CSB-400CD stick blender. We think it´s fair that we also show the details for this model below. Which would you choose – KitchenAid or Cuisinart entry level ? We´d love to hear from you in the comments below.
The CSB400CD is a simpler package that serves as a good solid entry level model with the blending stick and just one extra attachment – the stainless steel fine but strong whisk . You might also find another very similar entry level model in N. America, which has a storage bag and variable speed wheel – it’s called the HB-600PC.
Cuisinart smart stick CSB-300
CSB 300 key features
Cuisinart smart stick CSB-300U
CSB300U key features
The latest model comes in a stylish blue.
Cuisinart smart stick CSB-400CD
CSB-400CD key features
Entry level cordless hand blender UK
Braun (1 winner… if available !)
Braun Multiquick 7 or multiquick 9 Cordless
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 MR730cc 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 MR 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 that is available in the UK, Europe, US and Canada.
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 to Amazon to find yours.
Sadly, this Braun cordless model is quite elusive, and you might find it’s unavailable when you click through. In fact, we’re finding it more unavailable than available – and Amazon is the best site to check this. So our advice is… if it’s available – GET IT – and you won’t regret it.
Key features of the Braun cordless blender
Popbabies (1 winner )
Best USB personal blender
for Shakes and baby milk making
There are lots of electric and cordless personal blenders like this. I´ve had them myself over time and they´re pretty handy, but this one has managed to think of lots of useful extra features, as well as applying itself to both the parent and baby food market. Clever ! It won´t break the bank either.
7. The PopBabies Smoothie Blender, Portable Blender for single-serve Personal Blender, USB rechargeable Blender to go
Key features of the Popbabies blender
15 jar, you can separate and drink from.
** You can use it while it’s charging !!! Yay !
Cleans thoroughly so you don’t get the usual personal blender mould in the corners – YAY!
Crushes ice… well mini ice from the very clever included mini ice cube tray. So, fast to freeze, and easy to crush ice and frozen fruits from the tray.
Pretty specialist ! It touts being a smoothie maker but it can’t make every smoothie you might like… but what it CAN do is pretty amazing and specialist – especially for the price.
If you want to make protein shakes, mix milk powders for babies, add ice ( mini-ice !). If you want to have something on the go, and drink from the bottle. If you want to be able to blend whilst charging ! Then this is for you.
It comes in lots of gorgeous retro pastel colours but we have seen a silver version too.
Cordless vs. Electric
Is Cordless better ?
Rechargeable, battery operated
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 !
Do cordless hand blenders do the same job as electric hand blenders
They are all hand held blenders or processors used to mix and stir, blend and purée, mash and beat. They produce the same results from smoothies, juices, baby foods and soups.
Do be though aware that some cordless ( not the ones covered in this article ) hand held blenders such as the Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick 500 are essentially only electric whisks.
Are cordless hand blenders better ?
They’re definitely 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 !
5 great reasons to go with a cordless, rechargeable stick blender
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 )
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.
A cordless immersion blender would be a great asset if you are camping, or in a caravan. Even in our little holiday bungalow, electricity is restricted so we can’t have everything on at the same time – oven, and more than 1 ring on the hob ! Having a cordless handblender, pre-charged would help a lot.
If you have a small kitchen like us, we can constantly bump into each other. Cooking at the same time is difficult ! 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… we could even blend outside ! We’d love this but but we’ve already invested and can’t just have every piece of equipment we love (it’s time to simplify!)
… storms have brought the cables down but you can still have your coffee !
Being cordless is such a blessing in this case ! We used to have large inglenook fires and a wood burning stove to cook on in our old UK country home to be ready for power outages. But having a portable BBQ or pizza maker to cook or heat things helps too.
One of our readers is suffering the frequent power outages this year due to summer storms in the Philadelphia region.
She told us she couldn’t do without her BBQ to heat water, and this double wall insulated Bodum coffee maker I checked it out for you so sharing the love for this cordless gem too – click here to see it either in matt or shiny.
What the cordless blender research also shows.
We detail the top 7 battery operated sticks in this article – the best ones, that are currently well supported by reputable companies and great user reviews.
Braun is in this list still, but only just ! It has a great cordless hand blender, but it’s not our no. 1 pick, unless you already have a Braun 7 or 9 series hand blender, and has been unavailable for a while now – we’re watching closely and will update here when we have more news.
Our research also brought us cordless hand blenders from Bosch, Phillips and Breville – all top brands too. in fact, Breville is a real star when it comes to our coffee machines – see our latest review ( open it here in a new window and read that later over a cup of coffee!) But …sadly, for cordless stick blenders by these brands, the poor user reviews, or lack of support. Or simply the fact that they’re no longer made or stocked means they didn’t make it into our final list.
You might still see many more by other brands too listed online but be aware that they may not even be manufactured or supported any longer so be careful !
The other annoying thing about research online is that even if you search for ‘cordless’ it will bring up many more hand blenders for you and it’s not always easy to see if they’re corded or battery powdered. I’ve ended up writing to some manufacturers just to be double sure.
So rest assured I’ve research this endlessly for you, and the new exciting find, by KitchenAid is sooo popular ! click over here to see our favourite few across the globe .
Cordless whisks, mixers and USB powered personal blenders
One of the personal blenders has now made it into our top 7 list. However when you look online for cordless blender you will also see a lot of cordless hand held mixers ( the older style we used to use for baking in the 70s , which KitchenAid also have now as part of the new entry level set featured in the KitchenAid section of this page !), as opposed to hand blender sticks.
But you’ll also find whisks, which are a bit more modern and lightweight, like these top 2 cordless whisks (one has a lifetime guarantee ! , the other charged via USB port ). These are usually just strong enough for frothing coffee, or beating an egg. Brilliant at what they do, but not covered in detail this article. If that’s all you’re looking for, go ahead and click on the next picture to take you through to the one in your country. click over here to see our favourite few across the globe .
Which ones would we recommend buying today ?
How we chose the winners
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 ! By 2020, it’s getting pared back again to the KitchenAid vs Cuisinart choice.
HOW WE CHOSE
In 2018, KitchenAid was our clear winner, but now … although it still pips the others 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 !
We’re going to rule out Waring, as a domestic cook’s machine, because whilst the Bolt hand bender its amazing – it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles you might want at home. Looking at the reviews, it looks like you can’t get extra attachments – not even a whisk ! It’s more a commercial beast, a purist’s blender.
However, whilst Waring had introduced a new higher end competitor with the powerful professional angle, we discovered that Cuisinart, the big old competitor to KitchenAid in the U.S. , launched another well priced home cook model in the UK. Now it’s also available in the US and Canada.
It’s a really good looking set which competes well with KitchenAid and other corded models too in the domestic, 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 corded hand blender Cuisinart vs Kitchenaid post.
We’re also great fans of Braun, but are going to rule it out, sadly, because the availability is so variable and so low. As a consumer I’d be wondering if they’re still manufacturing it !
So move over KitchenAid 5 speed cordless…
our wonderful winner for pro level blender with consistent quality, functionality and support.It is might powerful, just like the KitchenAid corded 5 speed model. It has lots of extra bells and whistles like 2 blender legs of different lengths, blender ends for all the different tasks, chopper bowl, and it can crush ice.
The first place is now tied with the Cuisinart
Filling a long awaited gap in the UK market, and serving it’s loyal users in the US, and now we found it for you in Australia too.
You’ll find a great Cuisinart model now in each country – you’ll find the entry level product ( only in the US, Canada and Australia), the mid level product ( only in the UK and Australia), and the and top level product ( only in the US and Canada ). They’re all great value for money, sleek, and have everything you need at each level, except maybe a chopping bowl in the mid level, but the shaft is very long, has a safety lock like the KitchenAid, and a better plastic masher leg so your pots won’t get hurt, not to mention the 5 year guarantee – check in your country for that !
Paul & Aoibheann
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