We put a dozen immersion blenders to the test. These models proved to be whizzes.
1) Toastmaster Preppy Food Prep System
UPSIDE Powerful yet easy to maneuver; can mix, whisk, chop and knead.
DOWNSIDE Difficult to clean.
2) Cuisinart Quick Prep
UPSIDE Comfortable handle; low and high speeds allow for multitasking; easy to clean.
DOWNSIDE Shaft is too short for deep pots.
3) Hamilton Beach Turbo-Twister
UPSIDE Light weight; great at quick jobs; comes with a whisk attachment.
DOWNSIDE Handle is hard to hold.
4) Braun Multiquick
UPSIDE Easy to use; comes with a chopper attachment and storage container.
DOWNSIDE One speed only.
USE YOUR HAND BLENDER TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in October 2006.