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Our Honest Review of the New KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender

Person using the Go Cordless hand blender
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If, like us, you’re someone who makes soups, sauces, smoothies, cremas, dips, baby food and more on the regular, you may already be familiar with hand blenders (sometimes also called immersion blenders). And if your kitchen requires you to navigate your culinary feats with outlets as constellations, you may also be endlessly frustrated with where you can do your blending (for example, if you don’t have ready access to an outlet by your stove, any soups you want to blend require you to move the heavy, hot pot to where there is an outlet). Well, the latest from KitchenAid’s Go Cordless system seeks to resolve this issue with its KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender in an update to its previous cordless model

We used the blender for over a month, and here are our honest thoughts on the product and the lineup. 

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What does the KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender do?

As the name suggests, KtichenAid’s Go Cordless Hand Blender allows you to blend ingredients for soups, sauces, smoothies, salsas, cremas, dips, baby food and much more, without being tethered to an outlet. You can seamlessly move through the kitchen to where your blending is most convenient (i.e. a stove), rather than having to bring ingredients to the blender, where there is an outlet. 

KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender

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What features does the KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender have and what does it come with?

The KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender comes with a handle, seven-inch blender arm featuring a four-point blade, battery pack, charging cord, 3-cup BPA-free blending jar and lid, and a pan guard. 

The KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender attaches seamlessly to both the battery pack and the blender arm, and features a safety guard and a trigger button for variable speed (you just need to press the trigger harder for faster blending). Checking your battery’s life is equally easy; you simply press the two side buttons to see how many dots light up, but it powers up to 30 minutes of continuous blending. 

The blender also comes with a pan guard to protect your cookware so you don’t have to worry about scratching your pots and pans. The blender arm, pan guard, blending jar and lid are all dishwasher safe. 

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What other small appliances are part of the KitchenAid Go Cordless system?

In addition to the hand blender, the KitchenAid’s Go Cordless system also includes the following five small appliances in its lineup: 

  • Hand Mixer
  • Food Chopper
  • Personal Blender
  • Coffee Grinder 
  • Kitchen Vacuum
  • The lineup also includes a separately sold battery and charging dock (at $70 and $30 each). 

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    How much does the KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender cost in Canada?

    KitchenAid sells the hand blender with or without the battery on its site at $200 and $150, respectively. 

    What colours are available for the KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender?

    While KitchenAid is known for its many beautiful appliance colourways (especially when it comes to statement stand mixers), the Go Cordless line comes in a chic matte black only. 

    Smoothie in a KitchenAid Hand Blender cup

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    What are the pros and cons of the Go Cordless Hand Blender?

    While the hand blender certainly feels chunkier than your average corded hand blender, we’ll happily swap weight for portability and maneuverability. Here are our top highlights of the KitchenAid Go Cordless pros and cons:  

    Advantages: 

  • You can move through your kitchen without managing around an awkward cord
  • You can blend soups, smoothies and more in “outlet dead spots” in your kitchen 
  • It is a powerful, capable blender that smoothly blends a variety of hard and soft ingredients (including nuts, tamarind paste, fruits, herbs and smoothies)
  • It attaches and detaches very easily compared to some competitor hand blenders 
  • Safety switch ensures you don’t accidentally start blending before you’re ready
  • It has a long battery life (up to 30 minutes of continuous blending, though we’re still working off the original charge up from more than a month ago, so we suspect this may be a safe estimate) 
  • Every tool in the system is powered by one removable, rechargeable battery and KitchenAid sells the appliances in the system without battery, so if you plan to invest in more than one appliance, you can use the same battery to minimize your kitchen clutter (plus save money)
  • Disadvantages: 

  • It does feel heavier and clunkier to operate than your average corded hand blender 
  • Ultimately, as with any cordless device, you have to manage the battery life to ensure it doesn’t die mid-blend, when you most need it 
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    Should I buy the Go Cordless Hand Blender?

    If you’re the sort of home chef that works a lot with blended ingredients, and in general prefer hand blending for quick batches rather than using a standard blender or food processor, than you should seriously consider the KitchenAid Go Cordless Hand Blender. It has many advantages over its corded competitors, and few relative disadvantages. Similarly, if your kitchen space is limited or you don’t have outlets where your blending most conveniently takes you, then this is a must-have for you. 

    Lastly, if you’re limited on space in general and do plan to upgrade to KitchenAid’s other small appliances in its Go Cordless line, we love the idea of using one or two batteries to power each of the appliances, and the hand blender is a great, versatile appliance to start your lineup with. 

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