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Small Kitchen Appliances

Best Hand Blender for Making Soup

By  Enda McLarnon

Thanks for taking your time to read our information on the best hand blenders for making soup. Although soup makers are the best and easiest way to make soup, sometimes it can be just as handy to use a hand blender. A hand blender also means you don't have to pull out the big blender, and then deal with the washing up afterwards.

In this article we look at the top 10 hand blenders for making soup, and of course this small kitchen appliance is also good for other uses in the kitchen. They are also pretty easy to clean afterwards.

These are often referred to as stick blenders and that is simply based on their shape. These are also ideal for smaller kitchens which will not have the room for a full-sized jug blender and/or food processor.

Typically these stick blenders will chop, blend and whisk.

Top 10 Hand Blenders for Soup Making

Best Seller - Russell Hobbs Food Collection Hand Blender

This is a basic stick blender with two speeds and it has stainless steel blades

It has a detachable shaft for easy cleaning

It has a 200 watt motor


This is an affordable but very basic option

Some buyers dd say though that this one was hard to clean

90% buyer satisfaction based on 17,000 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 72% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 4% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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Braun MultiQuick 1 MQ100 Soup Hand Blender

This model has stainless steel blades which are designed with a floral bell shape that draws food towards the blades for fast blending results

Comes with a 600 ml BPA free plastic beaker

Has a 450 watt motor with one touch activation

92% buyer satisfaction based on 6,000 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 75% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 3% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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NETTA 600W Hand Blender

This hand blender has a 600 watt motor
It has a variable speed control dial that can easily make smoothies, baby foods, cakes, sauces, juices, and many more

Comes with a BPA free 700 ml beaker

The blades are made from stainless steel

90% buyer satisfaction based on 2,500 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 69% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 4% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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Bosch CleverMixx MSM2610BGB Hand Blender

This model as the Bosch Quattro blade

It has a 600 watt motor

All accessories are dishwasher safe, including the rust free stainless steel mixer foot

Splash free and easy to clean

Comes with a beaker for mixing and blending

92% buyer satisfaction based on 3,500 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 76% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 2% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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LinkChef 3 in 1 Hand Blender

This is a more expensive but a much more powerful hand blender with a lot more features

It has a 500-watt high speed low noise DC motor
It has multi-speeds suitable for making smoothies, pureed soups, marinades, sauces, juices, etc

Has titanium coated blades and a special ice blade
Comes with a 500 ml food chopper bowl, a stainless steel egg whisk, and a 800 ml beaker with lid

Has a 36-month warranty

All attachments are dishwasher safe and BPA-Free.

92% buyer satisfaction based on 2,000 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 77% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 3% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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UUOUU Hand Blender with Beaker

This blender has 2 speeds and can be used to make smoothies, soups, mayonnaise, meringue, chutney, salsas, batters etc

It has a 200 W motor that can do all types of blending

It has stainless steel blades

Comes with a 600 ml beaker

It has a lifetime Warranty

90% buyer satisfaction based on 1,800 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 72% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 5% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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Kenwood HDP406 Hand Blender

This is the most expensive on the list from the high end Kenwood brand

This can easily make soups, puree, dips, sauces and mash

Uses a very powerful 800 watt motor

The blade section has 3 angled blades and six blending ribs

There is a soup XL attachment which has an extra-large foot which can blend soups directly in the pan
Comes with a 0.75 L calibrated beaker and 0.5 L calibrated chopper

92% buyer satisfaction based on 1,500 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 79% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 4% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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Tefal HB643140 Optichef Quartzite Hand Blender

This model has an 800 watt motor

The design has a bell-shaped head that draws the food towards the stainless steel blades

There is an anti-splash guard to minimise mess

It has 20 variable speeds, plus turbo, for maximum precision

Comes with a beaker, whisk and mini chopper

All parts are dishwasher-safe

92% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000 online buyer reviews

Pros

  • 75% of all buyers gave this a 5 star review  
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Cons

  • 3% of all buyers gave this a poor review  
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Soup Hand Blender Buying Guide

We always like to include a buying guide for products like this as we think it can help point our readers in the right direction.

Motor Size and Strength

The motor size is very important as this is where the blender gets it strength from. Both the size and the quality of the motor determines a number of important things:

  • It determines how noisy the blender is going to be
  • It determines how long the blender will last for
  • It will also determine what it can and can not chop and blend.

Therefore the size and quality of the motor is extremely important. A good motor size should be at least 200 watts for most blending and chopping tasks.

Blade Quality

The blade quality is also very important as the blades determine what your blender can and can not deal with.

  • They determine what the blender can chop in terms of hardness
  • They determine how quickly the blender can chop, blend and whisk
  • The material the blades are made from will also determine how long they will last and how easy they are to clean.

Most good blades will be made from a high quality stainless steel. Some of the better blades will also be coated which makes them even easier to clean.

Versatility and Accessories

The basic stick style blenders are adequate when it comes to making soup. They can chop and they can blend. Even though most have a plastic body, they still work pretty well with the heat of a soup.

The more expensive options usually have more to offer for more complex blending needs.

  • They will come with some type of measuring and mixing containers
  • They will have variable speed options which really helps for the many types of blending options - many will also have a turbo boost which can be very useful
  • The higher end models will also come with attachments and that makes them closer to a full size blender with some food processing capabilities

Now for most soups the basic stick model is enough, but if you want to make a whole range of soups, then the higher end ones will be a better choice.

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