Hand blenders are fantastic gadgets for creating soups, sauces, smoothies and baby food in a flash. This is the small appliance you need if you want to blend liquids, mix soft ingredients and puree cooked foods. Simply pop the blender directly into the pot once cooked to blend to a consistency of your choice. Alternatively, transfer to a beaker and blend for a convenient place to store the finished product.
Look out for useful functions including an anti-slip handle and soft touch controls for selecting speeds. Some hand blenders even come with a detachable arm so that you can change for another attachment such as a chopper, whisk, beaker and potato masher. Perhaps you are looking for a hand blender to match your other small appliances, or you could even use it as a statement piece with a range of beautiful colours to choose from pastel blue, red, black and cream.