all clad immersion blender review

All Clad Immersion Blender Review

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The All-Clad Immersion Blender benefits from a number of features: it’s got a powerful engine, a sturdy design, effective easy-to-use controls, and a large size. If you're looking for the top of the market immersion blender that can get big jobs done without the hassle of a huge counter footprint or cleaning job, you're looking at the right unit. Check out our entire All Clad Immersion Blender review (model: KZ750D42) to see if it will fit the bill for your culinary needs.

Reviewed Blender: All Clad Immersion Blender

Overall Thrive Cuisine Rating:  4.8

All-Clad KZ750D Stainless Steel Immersion Blender with Detachable Shaft and Variable Speed Control Dial, 600-Watts, Silver

Build Quality

5/5

Design

5/5

Power

5/5

Ease of Use

5/5

Noisiness

4/5

PROS

  • 600-watt motor
  • Good design
  • Variable speed control
  • Corded
  • Pulse function
  • Long blending stick
  • Click-on attachments
  • 2-year electric warranty
  • Great build quality

CONS

  • Very large
  • Accessories must be purchased separately

Key Features: Our All Clad Immersion Blender Review

This model’s engine is 600 watts, which is very powerful for an immersion blender. It makes it incredibly efficient when it comes to blending activities, much more so than other immersion blenders on the market. If you’re looking for an immersion blender that can handle hard chunks of frozen berries and make kale smoothies or spinach smoothies, the All Clad Immersion Blender’s motor is able to handle it.

green smoothies immersion blender

Green smoothies are a breeze with a high-powered immersion blender like the All-Clad.

The stainless steel design means that it’s much sturdier than plastic models, so it’s more durable and less likely to fail. Everything from the blades to the motor base is stainless steel. In addition, because it has only two components – the shaft and the motor – there are fewer components that are likely to fail, and less chance of the divisions between the components becoming filled with food products.

The controls are effective and easy-to-use; there are just two buttons, a power button and a turbo button, with a small variable speed ring on the top of the motor to change the speed of the machine more specifically. There’s no safety catch, so you just need to push a button to turn it on, and it can be operated one-handed for better ease of use.

The final key feature of the Immersion Blender is its large size. It has a very long shaft – 9.25”, much longer than most other models on the market – as well as a larger head, which is supposed to reduce splash when in use. Because of its size, it’s ideal for blending large amounts of food or using larger containers. It doesn’t necessarily have the best size for small, single-serve items.

You can also check out our list of the best immersion blenders.

Design and Build Quality

All-Clad’s products are all made with American steel, and the Immersion Blender is no exception. It’s almost all made of stainless steel; only the handle, which is ergonomically designed and non-slip, is not. As a result, it has the sort of build quality that a plastic model cannot hope to attain.

The design of this model is also great. It’s very large, with a long blending stick that means it can blend in deep containers. The head is also very large, which is claimed to be because it reduces splatter when in use, but unfortunately this means that it can only be used with larger containers. If you're looking to whip up big batches of soup, however, this could be a massive benefit for you.

smooth soups all clad immersion blender

If you're someone who regularly whips up heaps of soup for the family, the All-Clad will do you right.

As a result of its long blending stick, this model is very large with assembled – too large to fit under the kitchen cabinet when standing up, which may be disadvantageous if you don’t want to have to disassemble your machine every time you use it.

The accessories click onto the motor, instead of twisting, so it’s easier to put on you’re your hands are wet and stays on much better. Because the join between the motor and the shaft is so high, it’s unlikely to become clogged with food during blending activities.

The blades are protected by the head of the machine for added safety, so it’s unlikely to cause any damage to errant fingers or your cookware. Unfortunately, this model does not come with accessories – a whisk and a food processing container have to both be purchased separately.

Power and Noise

This model is corded, so it doesn’t run on batteries, and this gives it much greater power compared to battery-run models. The Immersion Blender has (600 watt) 0.8-peak horsepower, which is excellent for immersion blenders, and makes it one of the more effective models on the market. This means it’s better at blending solid items, like nuts, as well as pulverizing items like spinach or seeds into a smooth blend if well soaked. However, it’s definitely not as strong as a regular countertop blender.

The machine is loud, because of its strength, but much less so than a countertop blender. Noise levels also depend on the container that you’re blending in.

Ease of Use

The Immersion Blender is a very easy-to-use machine, with two buttons and a variable speed dial. You choose between either an on/off or a turbo mode, and then change the variable speed dial to increase the speed at which the motor runs. Because there is no safety catch, the machine can be operated one-handed; a massive benefit considering that its power means you’ll often need to hold the container that you’re blending in for stability.

Immersion blenders are typically very easy to use, because you can move the stick around to blend exactly where it’s needed, and this model is no exception. The large size of the head means that it’s slightly harder to move around in containers than a smaller model might be – but it also means that it can process more food at once.

Cleaning

This model is easy to clean and is technically dishwasher safe. There is only one component that needs to be washed – the stick – which can go in the dishwasher or the sink. This makes it easier to wash than a regular blender, with its many different parts. Because this model is stainless steel, and because of design elements that make it unlikely for food to become stuck in the join, it doesn’t tend to hold onto stains, smells, or trapped food like other models could.

How does it compare to other hand-blenders?​

The Braun Multiquick Hand Blender is a middle-of-the-range immersion blender, and as such it’s not going to have the specs that the All-Clad has – although it typically comes at a more attainable price point (prices vary). The All-Clad has a more powerful motor and a variable speed dial. 

The major differences between the two models are in size; the All-Clad is significantly larger than the Braun. The 9.25” blending stick means that it’s a better fit for larger containers, but it also means that it’s harder to store and can’t be kept assembled under the kitchen cabinet. The Braun is better for smaller containers and can be stored in much smaller spaces.

As a result, some of the more important determinants for whether the Braun or the All-Clad is better for you comes down to what you plan on using your immersion blender for. If you’re planning on doing single-serve blends, such as soups or sauces, you may want to go for the Braun. If you’re planning on blending large batches of product and prefer more high-tier specs, go for the All-Clad.

Check out our full review of the Braun Multiquick immersion blender.

The All-Clad Immersion Blender is a top-of-the-range handheld blender. It has incredible power – 0.8-peak horsepower – as well as great design, solid stainless steel construction, a variable speed dial, click-on accessories, and a longer two-year eletric warranty. In comparison, the KitchenAid has little to offer. It has a weaker motor (exact wattage not specified), plastic parts, no variable speed setting, twist-on accessories, and a 12-month limited warranty.

The All-Clad, it should be noted, is very large. It has a 9.25” blending stick and a very large head that doesn’t fit into smaller containers; it has to be used with larger containers instead. The KitchenAid hand held blender  is a smaller design that can be used in more places, and stored more easily. If you’re looking for a model that’s powerful and suitable for large containers, go for the All-Clad, if you’re after something that will fit into more containers, go for the KitchenAid.

The All-Clad Immersion Blender is a far superior blender to the Cuisinart Smart Stick, although these improved specs may end up being a bit harder on your budget (*prices vary). The All-Clad has a 600 watt-motor, compared to the Cuisinart’s 200 watt; it has a variable speed dial; obviously making the all-clad the more-high end pick.

The All-Clad, however, is a much bigger machine. As a result, it is better for larger containers and big blends, whereas the Cuisinart is a smaller size more suitable for smaller blends and containers. The Cuisinart also comes with a limited three-year warranty - a year longer than the All-Clad's.

Despite this, the All-Clad is recommended in almost every area because of its superior build quality and performance – only go for the Cuisinart if you’re set on a smaller machine with a slightly longer warranty.

See our post on Cuisinart Blenders to learn more about this brand.


About the Author Michelle B

Hey! I’m Michelle and I write product reviews for ThriveCuisine.com. I’m always preparing healthy / plant based foods and I’ve developed a knack for helping people get the best bang for their buck.

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