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$130
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Breville

Control Grip Immersion Blender

I've had a number of Breville kitchen tools over the years and generally I think they feel really cheap and are lacking in the performance department. This is an outlier for me — my second-favorite corded blender. It does a lot with its fairly low wattage and its dome design is one of my favorites. On the other hand, its plastic body doesn't feel very resilient and I expect it to have a shorter lifespan than many of its counterparts.

There aren't many things I'd buy from Breville, but I think this unit is pretty thoughtful. I love the low, elongated dome design. The connection between the wand and the motor feels substantial (even if the diaphragms over the latches feel gross) and the handle is super comfy.

Not a ton of power, but enough to get the job done.

    Smash
  • High-friction speed dial makes it easy to fix at top speed forever.
  • Unique dome shape makes it easy to get into corners in containers.
  • Really comfortable grip.
    Pass
  • Button diaphragms for engaging bits are fidgety (and feel kinda gross).
  • Plastic top cap came partially disengaged at the cord connector.