Serious Eats / Grace Kelly
Immersion blenders are handy—they’re easy to store, quick to set up and clean up neatly, too. They can blend soup right in the pot and whip up a two-minute mayonnaise, but if you’re looking to tackle tougher tasks like crushing ice or making a smoothie, you’re going to need power. The Vitamix Immersion Blender is the most powerful model we tested—and, luckily, it’s currently on sale as part of a 4-piece bundle for Vitamix Days.
Serious Eats / Jesse raub
To buy: Vitamix Immersion Blender 4-Piece Bundle was $200, now $170 at vitamix.com.
Why It Won Our Review
When we tested immersion blenders, the Vitamix was so powerful that it fully blended even the toughest celery fibers into a smooth soup. We really liked its 4-way blade which was sharper than the competition, and the plastic-tipped blade guard allowed us to use it on any surface without worrying about scratching or damaging the blades. When blending liquids, it created a deep vortex that obliterated and mixed everything quickly, though its highest settings were so fast that the droplets often splattered out of the container we were using. This bundle, thankfully, comes with a flared blending jar that’s designed to catch droplets so you can let ‘er rip without making much of a mess. It also includes a whisk attachment for whipping cream or mixing batters and a stand to hold all your accessories. If you need an immersion blender that combines power with precision, the Vitamix fits the bill—and with $30 off the already discounted bundle price, it’s a great deal to snag before soup season starts.
Good to Know
Weight: 2.5 poundsMaterial: Stainless steel, plasticWattage: 625 wattsSpeeds: 5Pule option: YesDishwasher-safe head: NoCare instructions: Hand-washWarranty: 3-year full warranty
What can you use an immersion blender for?
Immersion blenders are great for tackling tasks that would be too small for a regular blender, like making mayonnaise. They can also blend soups directly in the pot they were cooked in, crush ice, and whip cream.
Can you crush ice with the Vitamix Immersion Blender?
Yes—the Vitamix has sharp blades and a powerful motor that crushed ice into fine snow. Because it’s so powerful, however, it can turn the top layer of ice into a frozen slush and you might need to adjust your speed settings or the position of the blade head in order to get through to the bottom of the container.