Best Hand Blender in India Under 300 Watt - Mishry (2022)
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Best Hand Blender in India Under 300 Watt – Mishry (2022)

Triple-tested and out with flying colors! Havells (Top Pick) and Orpat (Economical Pick) have been chosen as the best entry-level hand blenders in India (Between 250-300W).

Unlike a mixer/blender that takes up a whole lot of counter space, stick blenders or immersion blenders are compact, easy to store and get the job done satisfactorily. A basic blender can be used for pureeing and blending small batches of cooked and raw foods.

In our test kitchen, we used all five brands of hand blenders to puree a soup, make a mango shake and puree raw tomatoes. We were looking for a versatile, entry-level hand blender between 250-300 watts. 

After triple-testing all five blenders we recommend Orpat and Havells as our Top Picks. They are the best hand blender brands in India in this range because they work efficiently, are designed ergonomically, and are versatile.

A quick glance at the ranking and rating given by Mishry after testing five brands of hand blenders – 

Products Mishry Rating Buy Now
Havells Duero Blend S

(Top Pick)

4.6 Add to cart
Orpat HHB-100E

(Economical Pick)

4.6 Add to cart
Philips HL1655/00 4 Add to cart
Morphy Richards Pronto Ultra 3.5 Add to cart
Bajaj HB 16 3 Add to cart
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Here are the five brands we reviewed.

Our Review Factors

What are we looking for? An ergonomically designed, versatile hand blender that performs all basic pureeing-blending functions to its optimal level without being too noisy or overheating.

To find the best immersion hand blender, we set the following parameters – 

1. Blending ease

Under blending ease, we cover two core parameters – Utility and Versatility.

Utility includes checking for noise during blending. Is it excessively noisy or within a reasonable range? We also checked for overheating. After blending continuously for 40 seconds, does the blender heat up?

Our main motive was to look for a versatile hand blender that could fulfill all our basic kitchen needs like pureeing and blending. Can the blender give us smooth purees, lump-less shakes, and well-blended soups? 

2. Product design

Broadly, this is the look and feel of the blender. It includes a lot of other sub-categories like – 

  • Is the grip comfortable?
  • Is it designed ergonomically
  • The type of buttons
  • Is the blender detachable? If yes, is it easy to assemble?
  • Material of the blender and blades. The quality of the material is also covered under this.
  • Length of the cordIs it too long or small? Does it reach the power plug conveniently?
  • Shape and size of the blades – Does this impact the way the food is blended?
  • Shape and size of the guard – Does it impact the amount of splash/mess while blending? Any solid bits and pieces that get stuck in the guard?
  • The weight of the blender would impact how easy it is to use for a longer amount of time. 

3. Features

Does the blender have any different speed levels or just one single power button? Does the blender come with any blade attachments or a wall mount stand? Although these are entry-level blenders, we weren’t looking for attachments specifically – but were there any brands that provided any jars?

Our Review Process

Our contenders were all popular brands easily available in the Indian market -online and offline. These are all entry-level hand blenders with a wattage between 250-300 Watts. 

To test the above parameters we designed a review process that helped us pick the best ones. This process spanned a few weeks and included the following steps:

Product inspection

  • Includes checking the products for details like warranty period, price, extra features, how it was packaged, and more. 

Soup Test

Testing the blender for soups, using a basic tomato, carrot, and potato veggie soup recipe. We added a little salt to the entire batch and divided it into five equal portions. One of the USPs of a hand blender is how it helps cut down on the number of dirty dishes/effort as it can be immersed into a vessel directly. That’s how it is typically used at home, and that’s exactly what we did during the soup-blending stage.

  • Timed process
  • All the blenders were used for 1 minute before tabulation.
best stick blender soup test
Here's a look at the soup test.

Fruit Pureeing + Milkshake

By this round, we were beginning to get a clear insight into the better-performing blenders.

  • We added 150 ml milk +  ½ cup mango cubes + ½ tbsp sugar to a jar and pureed this for 30 seconds.
best stick blender milkshake test
We prepared a mango milkshake using the blenders.

Raw Tomato Blending

In this round, we tested all blenders for a routine use case in Indian kitchens – pureeing raw tomatoes. 

  • To test the power of the blender and how efficiently it purees, we added 2/3rd cup of tomatoes to a jar and blended it till smooth 

Do note that once our official review process is over, we keep on using the product in our review lab, and update our reviews, if and when required. 

best stick blender pureeing tomatoes
Overview of the tomato puree test.

Best Immersion Hand Blender – Detailed Review

Details about the product, its usage, pros and cons are discussed here –

1. Havells Duro Blend S – Mishry Top Pick

How Did It Perform?

Top observations during the: 

  • Soup test – Least noisy, easy to hold, smooth puree (one of the best amongst all the contenders)
  • Milkshake test – Jar does not move, smooth shake (no lumps), some pieces get stuck in the guard.
  • Raw tomato puree – Extremely powerful, quickest to puree, glides through the tomatoes, no pieces stuck in the guard, very smooth puree.

Product Details

Havells Duro Blend-S is a 300W hand blender that is priced at Rs 2,285/-. It has a detachable stainless steel wand/stem. The stainless steel blade is not detachable and can be used for blending and pureeing. 

  • Easy-to-assemble, 2-piece blender.
  • Comes with an instruction manual and a 2-year warranty.
  • Weight: 720 gms
  • 4 fin blades (2 small, 2 big).
  • No extra attachments
  • Cord length: 4 feet, making it easy to plug in anywhere in the kitchen. 
havells hand blender accessories
The Havells hand blender had these accessories.

Our Verdict

Havells Duro Blend S won our review because it is the most ergonomically designed among all contenders, making it the easiest to use. Even though this is the second heaviest, the grip and button design make it super comfortable for day-to-day use.

Not only did it blend and puree everything quickly, but did so the best as well. 

The blender is easy to assemble and makes cleaning the stem hassle-free.

Another noteworthy feature is that this is the least noisy amongst all the five brands we tested. It doesn’t overheat either. 

Although there are no extra attachments here, we believe that it does the basic job expected of an entry-level blender really well. It is versatile, easy to use, quick, and does a fabulous job of pureeing and blending everyday ingredients. 

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Our testing stages ft Havells hand blender.
Blending Ease- 5/5
Product Design- 4.5/5
Features- 4.5/5
  • Efficient blender that gave us smooth purees.
  • Comfortable grip. Does not strain the thumb.
  • Easy to operate, assemble and clean. 
  • We liked the finish and quality of the material.
  • Least noisy.
  • Does not overheat after continuous usage of 1 minute. 

We highly recommend the Havells Duro Blend S if you are looking for an entry-level hand blender that does all your basic kitchen blending and pureeing with precision. 

2. Orpat HHB-100E – Mishry Economical Pick

How Did It Perform?

Top observations during the: 

  • Soup test – Slightly noisy, smooth consistency, blended the soup very quickly.
  • Milkshake test – Very smooth and effortless, 30 seconds and the shake had reached desired consistency. The glass does not move. 
  • Raw tomato puree – Noisy while testing tomatoes. This took a little more effort than Havells to puree the raw tomatoes, but once it had punctured and diced the tomatoes, the puree was smooth within 15 seconds. 

Product Details

This is a 250W non-detachable blender which is priced at Rs 1,050/- .

  • 1-year warranty
  • Plastic body with SS blades which are fixed
  • It has a spring push button
  • Weight – 665 grams (Lightest)
  • Cord length – 4 feet 5 inches 
orpat hand blender accessories
This was the lightest of all.

Our Verdict

Orpat’s Stick Blender performed well across all our testing. And it does so while being the lowest priced, amongst all contenders. Not only is it the lightest and most comfortable to hold, but the grip and location of the button are also very convenient and does not strain your thumb after continuous usage as well.

Even though this is the most pocket-friendly blender in the category, you also get a blending jar that has a splash guard/silicone lid with a hole to immerse the blender. None of the contenders offer a blending jar. 

As this is a plastic-based hand blender that is non-detachable, we feel that it could be slightly tough to clean. Plus, if you puree anything with turmeric or colors like beetroot/spinach, the immersion rod may stain in the long run.

orpat hand blender testing
Our Economical Pick
Blending Ease- 4.5/5
Product Design- 4.5/5
Features- 5/5
  • Comes with a sturdy blending jar.
  • Most comfortable grip. Does not stain the thumb.
  • Cheapest amongst all the brands.
  • Very light.
  • Blends everything with ease.
  • Slightly noisier than Havells. 
  • In the long run, the blender stick might stain (as this has a white plastic body).
  • Warranty period is just 1 year.

Need a pocket-friendly blender for everyday use? Orpat is an efficient and economical option. 

3. Philips HL1655/00

How Did It Perform?

Top observations during the: 

  • Soup test – Very noisy as if a heavy machine is running, heavy to hold, not too comfortable, the button is a little sunken, top heavy making it cumbersome to hold, it takes longer to blend in a certain amount of time but gives uniform results.
  • Milkshake test – Very noisy, mango bits get stuck to the blade, very smooth shake, no lumps, jar does not move. 
  • Raw tomato puree – heavy to hold but the grip is fine, smooth slightly chunky puree.

Product Details

Philips HL1655/00 is a 250 W blender and is priced at Rs 2,095/-.

  • Comes with three different blades – one with four prongs bent in different directions (meant for blending), a whisking blade and a whipping blade.
  • It also has a wall mount stand with a blade storage area and a blade remover.
  • Weight – 790 grams
  • Cord length – 4 feet
  • Warranty – 2 years
philips hand blender accessories
This did not win as it was very noisy and the heaviest.

Our Verdict

Philips HL1655/00  blender did not win during our review because it was noisy, and heavy to hold with an under-average grip comfort. Although the results were smooth and uniform eventually, we think there are better, more efficient, and ergonomically designed blenders out there in a similar category. 

Blending Ease- 3.5/5
Product Design- 4/5
Features- 4.5/5
  • Comes with different blade attachments and a wall mount.
  • Smooth, uniform results.
  • No overheating.
  • Long cord. 
  • Heaviest blender in the review. Makes it tough to hold for a longer period.
  • The button is not very easy to use. The thumb strains after prolonged usage, as it is a little sunken.  
  • It is very noisy.

4. Morphy Richards Pronto Ultra

How did it perform?

Top observations during the:  

  • Soup test – Puree is not as smooth, needs more time to do its job/get desired smoothness, noisy, easy to assemble, veggies get stuck in the guard.
  • Milkshake test – Mango chunks get stuck in the guard vents, smooth shake. 
  • Raw tomato puree – puts a strain on the thumb, tomato pieces get stuck in the guard, takes extra effort to puree it, and doesn’t really glide through like our winners.

Product Details

Morphy Richards Pronto Ultra is a 300W blender which is priced at Rs 2895/-.

  • 2 year warranty card
  • This is a detachable blender with a plastic upper body and a stainless steel stem with two blades.
  • It weighs 697 grams. 
  • Cord length – 3 feet 9 inches
  • No attachments
morphy richards blender accessories
This blender did not have separate attachments.

Our Verdict

Morphy Richards blender did not win our review because it didn’t puree as smoothly and effortlessly as our winners did. Although it does get the job done, the purees/shakes we made took longer to reach the desired smoothness. Moreover, too many pieces of food got stuck in the guard and we had to keep on going back and forth to remove those off the blender and start pureeing again. 

Unlike what the brand claims on the box, this is not a low-noise blender.

Blending Ease- 3.5/5
Product Design- 3.5/5
Features- 3.5/5
  • Did not overheat during our testing. 
  • Comfortable grip.
  • Long cord for easy usability. 
  • Easy to assemble. 
  • Not low-noise.
  • The thumb strains when you use it over a few seconds. 
  • More time and effort required to puree to get desired smoothness.
  • Food gets stuck in the guard.

5. Bajaj HB16

How did it perform?

Top observations during the:  

  • Soup test – Very noisy, does a fairly good job of blending the soup, wide girth of blade guard which helps in pureeing well.
  • Milkshake test – The results were not smooth, mango pieces got stuck in the guard, and needed extra time and effort to blend.
  • Raw tomato puree – Very coarse puree, could see a lot of chunky tomatoes with the skin on, the small tomato chunks get stuck in the guard, very noisy, takes a lot of time as you have to keep on cleaning the guard to make it work efficiently. 

Product Details

Bajaj’s HB 16 is a 300 W blender is priced at Rs 2,050/-.

  • Warranty period – 2 years
  • The immersion rod and blades are both stainless steel.
  • Stem is detachable.
  • Single push button.
  • Cord length – 3 1/2 feet
  • Weight – 682 grams
bajaj hand blender accessories
It was quite comfortable to use and hold.

Our Verdict

Bajaj’s Hand Blender did not win during our review for several reasons. Firstly, it was the hardest to assemble. Secondly, it was one of the noisiest blenders we tested in our lab. Thirdly, it took more time and effort to puree and blend using this appliance.

There are benders that garner better results in a quicker time span.

Blending Ease- 3/5
Product Design- 3/5
Features- 3/5
  • Comfortable grip.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Long cord.
  • Very noisy in comparison.
  • It takes extra time and effort to blend and puree.
  • Cumbersome to assemble. 

Our Top Picks & Recommendations

Why did we choose Havells Duro Blend S and Orpat as our Top Picks? 

They are efficient, designed ergonomically (i.e comfortable to hold, use, and clean), and versatile. From blending soups to making mango shakes and pureeing raw tomatoes – both our winners performed brilliantly.

Havells Duro Blend S is a low-noise, powerful blender that is able to puree and blend everything smoothly with ease. It is extremely comfortable to hold and easy to assemble and clean. 

Orpat also blends everything smoothly, albeit with a little extra effort in comparison. It has the most comfortable grip and comes with a handy jar that you could use to puree and blend. This is our Economical Pick owing to the fact that this costs almost half the price whilst doing a job that is almost at par with Havells. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on the best stick blender.

Hand blenders can range between 200-600 watts. Depending on your requirement, you can choose a blender with a high or low wattage. If you need a blender that doubles up as a small chopper, go for a higher wattage. Pureeing and blending is your only concern? Go for an entry-level blender between 250-300Watts.

The answer to this depends on variables like – how much storage space do you have, what are your everyday requirements in the kitchen, your budget and more.

Whipped cream is best made using a balloon whisk/hand whisk or an electric hand mixer for that light, fluffy texture. Immersion blenders are best suited to make creamy soups, purees and shakes. 

No. The distance between the guard and blade is enough to provide a safe space between the blade and the pot. Unless you are using this to crush hard, dry items like khada masalas (which is never advisable), immersion blenders do not scratch pots.

Once your budget and requirement have been identified, look for blenders with a suitable motor, ergonomic design and the features it offers. For details, read our buying guide on stick blenders.

Final Words

Looking for a good entry-level hand blender? Havells Duro Blend S and Orpat HHB-100E are both our Top Picks in the under-300W category. They perform well, produce less noise comparatively, are easy to clean and comfortable to use.

While Havells falls in the premium category, Orpat is a pocket-friendly option.

Which brand of stick blender do you use? Tell us what you like and dislike about it in the comment section below. 

Our reviews are unbiased and all samples used during the reviews were paid for by us. Read our entire ethics statement here.

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