The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is a corded immersion blender with a simple design. It has a long stainless steel shaft intended for hot blending directly in a pot or pan. This model doesn't come with any accessories like a beaker or whisk and isn't dishwasher-safe, although it's easy to clean.
The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed isn't intended for multi-purpose use, like most immersion blenders. It struggles to process nut butter into a spreadable consistency and can't make crushed ice. Unfortunately, it also makes a grainy puree with fibrous ingredients, which is disappointing for recipes like broccoli soup, and its transmission base also feels very plasticky and prone to damage over time. The blending arm isn't dishwasher-safe, although it's detachable and easy to clean by hand.
The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed mediocre is for single-serve smoothies. It comes with a beaker you can use for blending drinks like smoothies and protein shakes, but it's not well-built and struggles to make a smooth blend with common smoothie additions like leafy greens or blueberries. It can't crush ice, and similarly, the blades can have trouble reaching big chunks of frozen fruit like strawberries. That said, it's easy to rinse clean after making something like a smoothie, and you can store it in a kitchen drawer.
The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is alright for multiple servings of smoothies. It makes a grainy blend with fibrous ingredients like kale, so depending on your recipe, your smoothie can have leafy bits and unprocessed grains left over. The blade guard prevents the blades from reaching bigger chunks like ice cubes. However, since it's an immersion blender, you can blend in any size container, and it's very easy to clean by hand.
The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is bad for crushing ice. It can't crush ice as its blade guard prevents ice from reaching the blade assembly.
The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is excellent for soup. It's intended for processing hot cooked ingredients directly in a pot or pan for recipes like pureed soup or sauce. While it struggles to make a smooth blend with stubborn fibrous ingredients like broccoli, softer vegetables like tomatoes or potatoes are easier to process. It's easy to wash by hand, but its blending arm isn't dishwasher-safe, and it's not very well-built overall.
The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is mediocre for professional use. Despite having a stainless steel finish, its transmission base is made from plastic and seems like it's especially prone to wear and tear. It can't make a completely smooth blend with fibrous ingredients like broccoli or kale, which isn't ideal for pureed soups and sauces. Like many immersion blenders, it's not suitable for nut butter or crushing ice, either. It's easy to clean by hand but isn't dishwasher-safe.
The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed comes in one style variant: 'Stainless Steel'. The model we tested doesn't come with any accessories aside from the blending arm and motor body. You can see the label for the model we tested here. You can also buy a 4-piece set that includes a whisk attachment and a chopping jar with its own blade assembly for food processing. We expect our results to be valid for the blender when you're using the blending arm.
|Immersion Blender||Stainless Steel||Blending arm|
|Immersion Blender with Accessories||Stainless Steel||Blending arm, chopping jar and blade, whisk attachment|
If you come across another variant of the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.
It's a straightforward corded immersion blender. It's meant for hot blending, and its detachable blending arm is very easy to clean. However, compared to models like the All-Clad KZ750DGT or Breville Control Grip, it's not as well-built and makes a less smooth blend with fibrous vegetables, so soups with broccoli or kale won't be as smooth. Unlike the Braun MultiQuick 5 or the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System, this model doesn't come with a whisk or beaker.
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The All-Clad KZ750DGT is better than the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed. The All-Clad is better for making recipes like pureed soup, since it makes a much smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like broccoli. On the other hand, the GE is quieter when it's running and quite a bit lighter.
The Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender is better than the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed. The Cuisinart makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale, especially when you're working with smaller batches. It also comes with a beaker you can use for blending. However, the GE is significantly quieter when it's running and has a longer blending arm, which is important for blending in deep pots.
The Braun MultiQuick 9 is a more versatile immersion blender than the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed. The Braun is significantly better-built, its blade shaft is dishwasher-safe, and it comes with a couple of attachments, like a whisk. It can also make more spreadable almond butter and crush ice, although the quality is quite poor. However, the GE Appliances makes a significantly better smoothie.
The Bamix Mono M133 and the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed have different strengths. The Bamix is a very sturdy, quiet immersion blender that comes with a beaker you can use for blending. The GE has a flimsy build in comparison, but it produces a smoother blend with difficult fibrous ingredients, so if you want a smoother blend with kale or broccoli, you might prefer it.
It's a compact immersion blender, similar to the Mueller Ultra-Stick Hand Blender. When upright, it has a small footprint. If it takes up too much room in your drawer or cabinet, the shaft is detachable.
This blender has a disappointing build quality. The body itself is mostly made of stainless steel, with rubber-like plastic around the controls. It feels sturdy, but the connection point between the body and the blade shaft is made from cheap plastic, which can wear down or get damaged over time. The mechanism includes small plastic tabs that seem like they may wear down quickly with repeated locking and unlocking.
Since it's an immersion blender, its capacity isn't limited by the size of any jar it comes with. This model doesn't have a beaker you can use for blending, either.
It's okay at processing small batches of fibrous ingredients. It takes a little longer than some immersion blenders like the Ninja Foodi Power Mixer System and doesn't make a particularly smooth blend with stubborn elements like kale.
It's not good for big batches of fibrous ingredients. It's a slower process and makes a more grainy blend with fibrous ingredients like kale or broccoli, which isn't ideal for bigger recipes of soups and sauces.
It's not well-suited for making nut butter. A lot of immersion blenders already don't do a good job with thick mixtures like nut butter. However, food also tends to accumulate under the blade guard and makes it difficult for the blades to fully process the ingredients, making it even harder to use than the Breville Control Grip or the All-Clad KZ750DGT. The final result is poor since it crushes the ingredients unevenly and leaves big chunks behind.
It's not particularly loud for an immersion blender, but you can find quieter options, like the Braun MultiQuick 5 or the KitchenAid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender.
It has two speed settings, but the 'Hi' mode is only a bit faster than the 'Lo' mode, so you can't fine-tune the speed to suit your recipe.
There are two buttons on the motor body for the low and high-speed settings, respectively. You hold one button continuously to blend, and it's possible to simulate a pulse mode by pressing and releasing in short intervals.