6 surprising benefits of using a hand blender

A hand blender (immersion/stick blender) has long been hailed by professional chefs as an essential tool in the kitchen for efficient food preparation.

It has since made its way into home kitchens where busy working home cooks and homemakers have fallen in love with the hand blender for its versatility and convenience in whipping up nutritious meals in the shortest time possible.

Be surprised at how using a hand blender can help you get food preparation done faster, save money and save time on cleaning.

Here is a list of 6 surprising benefits of using a hand blender.

1. Cook in one pot & quick dishwashing

The hand blender fits inside most vessels, and blending your ingredients directly inside the vessel makes it convenient and saves you washing extra dishes. 

Let’s take the example of blending soup. It's great that you don't have to transfer the cooked ingredients into another vessel, simply immerse the blender in the soup pot and blend away until your desired smoothness is reached. Isn't that convenient? 

Save time with faster clean up

Compared to other appliances with detachable parts and hard-to-reach areas, cleaning a hand blender is such a breeze. All it takes is rinsing the hand blender under the tap to remove any food stuck on the blade.

What’s more, blending in the same pot means fewer dishes to wash, and as most detachable parts are dishwasher-safe, it makes clean-up quicker. 

2. Portable, compact, and easy to use

A hand blender is compact and fits neatly in your kitchen drawer. It is also light enough to pick up with one hand.

For frequent users, set the blender up on your countertop and it's ready to use whenever you need it. Because of its versatility, you will find yourself reaching for it to perform many tasks.

Braun's MultiQuick 7 Hand blender is not only functional, but the matte steel finish makes a modern centrepiece on your countertop. Discover the many functions here and why it makes a capable kitchen assistant.

Intuitive to use

Hand blenders are designed to be used with one hand. The controls are straightforward, with most options having a pulse and variable speed control on the blender arm to blend your food and drink to the right consistency. 

Braun’s MultiQuick 7 Hand blender puts power in your hand with an intuitive speed control feature. Simply apply pressure on the control button to adjust the power seamlessly as you blend. 

The Braun MultiQuick 5 Vario hand blender features a dial with 21 speeds controlled in one hand. As you blend, simultaneously adjusting the speed dial gives you maximum precision and perfect control over the consistency and texture you want.

3. Splash-proof blending and a spotless kitchen

One's first encounter with using the hand blender may be greeted by some food splattering in the kitchen and perhaps on themselves. Here are two easy tricks to remember for splash-proof blending.

#1  Always submerge the blade in the ingredients while blending. Start and stop the hand blender while submerged in the ingredients.

#2 Choose a tall enough vessel to blend in, something that can contain the splashes.


Braun MultiQuick Hand blenders are engineered with SplashControl technology making splash-proofing easy. The flower-bell-shaped blade cover prevents splashes while blending, keeping you and your kitchen clean and spotless.

4. Blending small amounts

One of the greatest things about the hand blender is its convenience to combine even small amounts of ingredients, perfect when cooking for 1-2 persons. All you need is a narrow vessel where the blade can be submerged in the ingredients.

A jug blender may not combine small amounts as well, due to its vessel size and blades which make it difficult. Also, if your sauces and dressings have split after some time, whip out the hand blender, quick whizz, and the ingredients are recombined in seconds. Yes, it's that easy. 

Our MultiQuick 7 Hand Blenders are equipped with a 600ml BPA-free beaker (with measurements) which comes in very handy when you want to emulsify a salad dressing for two or chop a handful of nuts or hard candy.

5. Multi-functional: Minces, chops and aerates too

The hand blender is most used for blending i.e. to combine ingredients into a puree or paste, like when making soups, dressings, sauces, and smoothies. But it's capable of performing more than that.  

Depending on the blade’s design and motor power, some models are capable of mincing vegetables like garlic and carrots and chopping hard foods like chocolate and nuts.

A lesser used function is aerating. You could aerate your sauce by blending it right before serving and froth up milk for your coffee without an espresso machine. 

The Braun MultiQuick 7 Hand blender features a specially designed flexible shaft that moves up and down to chop even the hardest-to-cut ingredients with ease. It blends hard food at 40% more efficiently compared to other Braun models without this ActiveBlade technology. 

There's so much you can do with our high-powered hand blenders alone, it's only limited by your creativity. What's better, our EasyClick accessories bolster the hand blenders to become your kitchen's powerhouse. Read on to learn more.

6. The ultimate all-in-one kitchen appliance

Instead of spending on several appliances, choose a hand blender that comes with multiple accessories like a chopper, ice-crusher, whisk, masher, and spice grinder to declutter your kitchen and save money.

Braun’s patented EasyClick designs ensure ease in switching between accessories when preparing meals. The MultiQuick 7 Hand blender with its wide range of accessories will help you speed up food preparation. No more running out of sockets when you switch between appliances. 


There's almost nothing that the hand blender and its mighty accessories cannot do to make food preparation easier. It lets you enjoy versatility, user-friendliness, convenience, and efficiency without compromising on food quality. 

Furthermore, save costs by investing in the ultimate all-in-one kitchen appliance and save space in your kitchen.
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