best Rechargeable battery operated hand blenders 2021

Top 7 cordless hand blenders to buy

From basic to commercial and everything in between. Includes an in-depth review of our no. 1 winner…  the best professional cordless set (KitchenAid Artisan / Pro line 5 speed cordless hand blender)

What rechargeable (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.

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. In fact that can be the only downside too for cordless immersion blenders – the weight of a battery.  

why cordless hand blenders can be even better than electric ones

Feel free with cordless, anywhere.

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The winners – by user category

with quick buying links if you’re in a hurry

We studied 12 models ( including 2 newcomers for 2021 ! ), and have chosen 7 for our final winning set of the best cordless stick blenders to buy in 2021. We also show you what our research also comes up with, so you get the complete picture online.

It’s used to be so difficuly to find battery powered blenders, and often, you pay a bit more for the privilege of being free from the cord, so we’ve made it easy by reviewing the best 9 on this page, but there´s a reason only top 7 get our winners sticker.  

Our winners range from lightweight, entry-level, to mid-range sets, right up to prosumer and heavy-duty cordless immersion blenders. 

Our no. 7 winner is a bit of a wildcard. Compared to the others, it may not pack the same punch power-wise, but it has its place. In the spirit of feeling free, it has clever little features that the others don´t have, that make blending fun and easy. So we have to show it to you. 

 

Best new basic but brilliant blender

Latest KitchenAid model

Best value all round domestic cordless blenders

Cuisinart entrylevel;    Cuisinart mid- level;     Cuisinart high level

Best professional cordless blenders

KitchenAid 5 speed (Artisan & Pro) model;   Waring bolt

Best USB charged personal blender – for new parents !

Popbabies babyfood / personal blender

 

… and  CLICK HERE… for the best battery operated cordless frothers

The brands we found that make the best cordless hand blenders

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KitchenAid

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Waring

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Cuisinart

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Braun

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All-Clad

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Popbabies ( personal blender )

Winners no. 1 and 2. are  KitchenAid entry level and pro level

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.

 

winner no 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.

kitchenaid variable speed cordless immersion blender

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

kitchenaid variable speed cordless immersion blender

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

kitchenaid variable speed cordless immersion 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

kitchenaid variable speed cordless immersion blender

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.

winner no. 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.

The Features

Color (or Colour !)

The Pro line (US / Canada) comes in a candy apple red, an onyx black, and a sugar pearl silver. They’re all gorgeous – whichever you find, just take it – all these colours work well in a kitchen ! The Artisan (UK & Europe) simply comes in an Empire red that you’ll fins all other KitchenAid artisan products in.

Dimensions

Height 36cm x Width 18.2cm x Depth 14.2cm (19″ x 2.5″ x 2.25″)

No. of speeds

5 speeds (From 610 rpm up to 11,000 rpm)

Weight

1.3kg (5 lbs)

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 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 !

 
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

In depth review

KitchenAid 5 speed Cordless blender

What’s in the box

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12V rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, and battery charger
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Removable pan guard to snap on your blades when in use, so no saucepan damage
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3 bell guards to protect your blades when they aren’t being used
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A graduated 1 Litre BPA-free pitcher jug
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Chopper bowl with a non-slip base, a good size at ( 600ml / 2.5cup ) for herbs, nuts, veg.
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Whisk for whipping, aerating & emulsifying (e.g. egg whites, mayonnaise, vinaigrettes and mousses, whipped cream, hollandaise sauce, puddings / desserts)
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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)
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Three 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.
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And… the lovely storage case to hold everything ♥

In depth review

KitchenAid 5 speed cordless hand blender

pros and cons

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It´s high end, professional grade spec.

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Battery-powered blender..so obviously… no annoying cord!

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Easy to clean with a number of dishwasher safe parts.

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Cool design, and the KitchenAid Artisan (on Amazon) comes in two gorgeous colours of red or silver.

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5 speed settings that light up so you know where you are… love that feature.

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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.

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It will automatically power down after 60 seconds of not operating or being manually unlocked.

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A handy hook at the back to hang it up when not in use ( we like this kind of detail).

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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.

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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!

winners no. 3 , 4, 5 – Cuisinart 

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.)

3. Pro level – 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.

4. Mid level – 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.

5. entry level – Cuisinart smart stick CSB-400CD / rhb-100u

 The two entry level models come with just a jug and a whisk, plus a chopper if you are in the UK.

 

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

Cuisinart cordless stick blender, CSB-300 stainless steel pro model with 3 attachments

 

Top level cordless blender

Cuisinart smart stick CSB-300 variable speed cordless Stainless Steel rechargeable hand blender set (with electric knife !)

CSB 300 key features

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8.0 volt lithium ion battery with quick charge feature
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20 minutes of run time on each charge
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5 speed settings
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Long, slim 9.5” stainless steel shaft with large 3” commercial designed blade
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New Power automatic Lock/Unlock feature
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electric knife attachment (carve a roast or slice a loaf of bread !)
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Includes: 4 cup chopper for onions and vegetables, nuts, cheese and garlic, 4 cup measuring cup, whisk for meringue and whipped cream
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Power handle with stainless steel deco plate
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stainless steel blade
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pouch type protective bag with zipper to safely store blender and attachments and carry them around with you
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Limited 3 year warranty
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BPA-free parts

Cuisinart smart stick CSB-300U

Cuisinart cordless smartstick blender, CSB-300, entry level model with 3 attachments

CSB300U key features

Outside the regions we show, you may find options with beaker, whisk, and sometimes masher
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(2) 3.9 volt lithium ion batteries (7.8 total volts) with quick-charge feature
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compact charging stand
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extra-long 8 3/4″ stainless steel blending arm
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provides 20 minutes of continuous use
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five adjustable speeds
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Fully charged in 2.5 hours
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Includes: whisk, masher,  4-cup measuring beaker
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indicator light shows the battery level
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5 year guarantee

The latest model comes  in a stylish blue.

best cuisinart cordless

Cuisinart smart stick CSB-400CD 

Cuisinart cordless stick blender, CSB-400CD entry level model with 1 attachment

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Entry level cordless blender

The 400CD cordless hand blender set has a whisk & jug. 

Cuisinart Cordless RHB100U

Cuisinart have just launched a new verison in the UK too ! So we will take you to that too – the  RHB100U which has jug, whisk and a chopper bowl included ( pictured below).

CSB-400CD key features

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Long, slim 8¾” stainless steel shaft with large 3″ commercial – style blade guard
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20 minutes of runtime per charge
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Power Lock/Unlock feature
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Includes: whisk and 4-cup measuring beaker
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3″ commercial style blade guard
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5 speed settings

Entry level cordless hand blender UK

entry level cordless hand blender UK

See our favourite Cuisinart cordless in your country

 Braun cordless hand blender models

 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…and that´s one of the main reasons why they aren´t listed as a winner here, 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 Braun MQ 940cc cordless hand blender

 

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.Sthat 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.


The Braun cordless

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

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Comes with a charging unit you can use to both recharge & store your hand blender
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The 1250ml big chopper accessory is a real 3 in 1: it acts as a chopper, ice crusher and jug blender
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Includes the Braun PowerBell for fast and perfect results
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220-240 Volts (Not for use in USA)…see user reviews on Amazon about easy conversions
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Colour: Black
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Dimensions: 32 x 19.56 x 29.97 cm
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Power: 1000 Watts
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Capacity: 1 litre

 winner no. 6 – Waring

 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.

 

no. 6.  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.


Waring commercial bolt cordless blender

Key features of the Waring Bolt cordless

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178 mm / 7 inch removable dishwasher safe blending shaft for mixing up to 15 Ltrs ( Wow! )
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10.8V lithium ion battery pack
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battery charging/docking station with 1.5-hour quick-charging circuit – that´s fast!
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LED indicator lights for speed and power status
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Variable speed settings from 5,000 to 13,000 RPM
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Colour: Black
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Dimensions: 438(H) x 70(W) x 102(D)mm
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Capacity: 15 litres

See the Waring cordless price in your country

The newcomers

The “All-Clad” Rechargeable hand blender

All-Clad Metalcrafters is a brilliant US kitchenware company. It already has a great entry level corded hand blender ( at about half the price of the cordless one). However, this new cordless version is aimed at the premium hand blender users. So you´re probably wondering why this isn´t one of our winners. Well, it´s their first cordless version and we feel they may tweak it a bit and then it could be a winner. For a similar price, we would go with the Cuisinart blender. The stainless steel is tempting, as is the quick charge… but KitchenAid do better. Finally, the fact that it isn´t dishwasher proof takes it off the winners list too. Personally I like to just run my hand blender under the tap, but I feel you should be able to have the choice. It´s also not easily available everywhere… so I´m waiting for All-Clad to bring out version 2. At the same time, I´m hoping that Vitamix might just bring out a cordless hand blender too – they´ve just entered the market with this corded version. 

 

All-Clad stainless steel premium Cordless blender

 

All Clad just have 2 hand blenders – one corded and one cordless. The best thing about the cordless is that it is all stainless steel – it comes in silver or black only. It´s nice and slim, and designed to be used with one hand, once you get your fingers all in the right places for safety button, speed dial and power button !

***Please click the Amazon button below to see if it is in your country yet your, as it is listed in all countries but not always available. ***

The All-Clad solution is a powerful 5 speed blender ( like the KitchenAid), with a safety button, a quick charging feature ( but not as great as the KitchenAid one),  a detachable leg ( not dishwasher proof) but that´s all – no extra attachments included – you have to buy them as extras.

 

All-Clad cordless blender


All-Clad premium cordless blender – model number KZ800D51

Key features of the All-Clad cordless

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Dimensions 7.1 x 4.9 x 10.9 inches. 

( and just under 3 Lbs in weight )

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1 litium ion batter ( 1500 mAH Li-ion long life battery).  Optimal use is up to 9 minutes.

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Safety button on top – for when the blender is not in use. Start the blender by pressing this and the power button together.

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Variable 5 speed dial giving the equivalent power of a 600 watt powered corded blender. Blends everything from delicate creams at low speed up to tough to blend frozen fruits at top speed.

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Material & Colour: Polished stainless steel

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NOT for using on scratchable pans, and NOT for cleaning in the dishwasher.

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3 piece set ( body, leg, charging case)

See the All-Clad cordless availability in your country

 Winner no. 7 Popbabies 

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.

 

no. 7   The PopBabies Smoothie Blender, Portable Blender for single-serve Personal Blender, USB rechargeable Blender to go

5 Key features that make this a winner

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14oz jar that you can separate, and drink from.

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Charge via USB ( e.g. off your laptop, in your car )

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You can use it while it’s charging !!! Yay !

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Cleans thoroughly so you don’t get the usual personal blender mould in the corners – YAY!

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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.

 

Oh and did I mention… it comes in lots of gorgeous retro pastel colours but we have seen a silver version too.

 

Cordless vs. Electric

Is Cordless better ?

cordless handblender image

COrdless means…

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

 

For safety's sake

… or 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 )

You like to travel

… or you’re so addicted to using your immersion 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.

 

You're camping !

… you don’t have access to electricity

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.

 

You have a small kitchen

… or maybe you’re a tidy cook, and just have a need to be self contained.

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!)

Power's out

… 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 we would recommend buying today.

conclusion

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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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.

Still not decided ?

then you might also like to browse these posts by clicking the pictures below…

cuisinart vs kitchenaid, which is better

Find out here, what else Cuisinart and KitchenAid make when it comes to hand blenders – and who we think does it best.

Gordon Ramsey holding a whisk and shouting jokingly at James Corden, comedy style

Celebrities, and TV cooks and chefs use hand blenders too of course … see what they use, and which cordless hand blender one uses !

Bamix Swissline Hand blender set with 200W blender stick, processor, jug, 3 blades and stand.

We also debated about cordless vs. corded –  we ended up buying this Bamix model with a tight curly cable instead of completely cordless. See why here.

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7 Comments

  1. Michael Kuhl

    I cannot find the Kitchenaid Cordless Mixer. If you click on the “See it on Amazon” button, it brings up another product.

    Please can you give me another route? I’m in the UK but will purchase and ship from anywhere.

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    • aoibheann

      Hi Michael, I’m not sure which button you might be clicking. I’ve just had a look. if I click on the KitchenAid 5 speed cordless it takes me to Amazon UK to a cream coloured version but shows the product unavailable. The corded version should be available though.
      If I click the new KitchenAid hand blender Amazon button, it doesn’t even show a UK Amazon to click because it’s only available in the US & Canada.
      I’ve written an update to show that it’s so hard to get any KitchenAid cordless at the moment. I don’t think it works for me as an affiliate, but for you, you should be able to click on any country button and buy from Amazon. Just check first that it will ship to your address / country. I’m in Spain at the moment, and if I look at a product on Amazon say in the US then it says whether it will ship to Spain or not. Just be aware of the electrical specs. of products in other countries as they may not work in your country.
      Actually I have just looked again, and the KitchenAid isn’t available in Europe either. It’s why the Cuisinart is now so popular in the UK !!
      Sorry. I’ll keep checking and update the page.

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    • aoibheann

      Hi again Michael, I’ve just re-read your question ! I mis-read it. Sounds like you’re looking for the new MIXER that comes with new KitchenAid cordless set – sorry I was only thinking blender !
      These mixers are only available in the US and CA.

      UK isn’t displayed because it’s not available. However, I think I know what could be happening when you click the button because this is what happens to me. for example, if I hit the CA button I get through to the mixer in Amazon CA – fine. If I hit US, it redirects me to Amazon.es because that’s where I am located – and it shows a different product. Somehow it seems that the US site is set up like that- It’s only been happening to me since this summer and I don’t know why. Is that what is happening to you too ?
      I’m going to keep trying in Europe and will add any availability through my buttons as soon as it appears.

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  2. Fawad

    Excellent post, very well presented.

    Reply
    • admin

      Thank-you.

      Reply
      • DollyG

        I am trying to decide between kitchen aid cordless / cuisine art cordless or bamix swissline. If you were buying one now – which one would you get? D

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        • aoibheann

          Ooooh what a question ! I’d like all three Dolly, for different reasons. So I’ll tell you mine and see if you identify with any – then you’ll know your choice. I have all three brands in my own kitchen but not all for the hand blender ! I just happened to have decided on each at different times in the past… before I started this blog and learned all about the brands.
          The Cuisinart is most budget friendly I feel, and the top version has the electric carver. ( My parents used to have one for Sunday roasts and frozen things ). I have just been trying to cut a sourdough loaf this morning and I’m useless – I’m one of those people that can’t cut straight so I’d use it for that !
          So Cuisinart I personally buy for convenience and budget ! They’re worth it, and they work. I have a Cuisinart chopping bowl from the past and its brilliant, budget, but very noisy. I love their latest cordless models, so if Cordless is your priority I’d go for that. It will take you so far … ie you can’t add to it with the attachments. I was just looking at the UK model yesterday and loving the midnight blue version, that’s pretty much the colour I have in the Bamix ( the Jamie Oliver colour).
          KitchenAid I find ‘beautiful’ and high quality, and they are specialists in what they do. They don’t confuse with too many models. The 5 speed will do everything you need forever I think. Everything reeks quality and well though through design ( to look at and to hold ). With that I usually find they are heavier and will probably be heirlooms ! They hold their value for me. When I think KitchenAid I also think Smeg. I’d go for the 5 speed or cordless version. Paul loves the KitchenAid I think even more than me. I love Bamix more than him.
          Bamix… is my latest ‘forever’ love! I’m the engineer /artist by background. For me Bamix is quite minimalist. Bamix are the hand blender specialists whilst the other two makes are kitchen appliance specialists. It’s top notch like the KitchenAid, but easy and more lightweight than KitchenAid to hold. I like the models with the curly cable as I don’t like cables dangling into food ! So I feel halfway toward a cordless. I have a small kitchen and I am very tempted by cordless but I also don’t want my device to be too cumbersome. The Bamix works for me. You HAVE to have a stand as i find it so important to be in the habit of hanging it up to avoid damaging it.
          What I love about the Bamix is the little disks that work as mixer, whisk and aerator. They are so much smaller than the extra blending legs that all other brands use. Cute and easy to use. you have to line them up right when you put them on though, it’s a seroius too. You get used to using them, and the power of the Swissline is amazing. The chopping bowl ( the processor ) is also small. I like to grind spices so the powder disk that works with it is my favourite piece. So Bamix are the total specialist for me. Sadly Bamix don’t do cordless though – I’d be in heaven if they did !
          So can you decide your priority ?
          If it’s cordless, than Bamix is not an option. Cuisinart is a great value machine and KitchenAid is the highest quality that will do everything for you in the long run but perhaps a little heavier to hold.
          If it’s budget, I would go for Cuisinart or the highest quality Bamix you can get for your money ( 160w minimum if you can eg deluxe model that way you can add to it ).Check out my ‘bamix bargain’ button on the bamix range page to see if that fits.
          Gosh, that’s an essay , but I hope it helps.
          Aoibheann

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