GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Nov 09, 2020 at 08:19 am
GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed Picture
5.7
Multi-Purpose
5.9
Smoothies/Protein Shakes
2.8
Ice Crushing
8.0
Soups
5.4
Professional Use
Blender Type
Immersion Blender
Power
500 W

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is a corded immersion blender that's simple in design. It has a long stainless steel shaft, which is great for blending veggies directly in your pot. While it can make a decent smoothie that's only slightly grainy, it's better suited for turning stewed foods into soups or purees as it can hot blend. It can't crush ice, though, and it makes a very chunky and hard-to-spread almond butter. On the upside, it's easy to clean, although its blade shaft isn't dishwasher-safe.

Our Verdict

5.7 Multi-Purpose

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is disappointing for multi-purpose use. It struggles to process almond butter into a spreadable consistency and it can't make crushed ice at all. Its transmission base also feels very plasticky and prone to damage over time. That said, it makes a decent smoothie, although it's a bit grainy. It also excels at hot blending and even though its blade shaft isn't dishwasher-safe, it's easy to handwash.

Pros
  • Makes a decent smoothie.
  • Easy to handwash.
  • Can hot blend.
Cons
  • Struggles to process almonds into nut butter.
  • Plasticky transmission base.
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
5.9 Smoothies/Protein Shakes

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is disappointing for smoothies. While it can make a smoothie in under three minutes, and its texture is only slightly grainy, it has a disappointing build quality with a plasticky transmission base. It also can't blend ice as its blade guard keeps the blades from reaching the ice. The blade shaft isn't dishwasher-safe either, although it's very easy to wash by hand.

Pros
  • Makes a decent smoothie.
  • Easy to handwash.
Cons
  • Plasticky transmission base.
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
2.8 Ice Crushing

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is bad for ice crushing. It can't crush ice as its blade guard prevents ice from reaching the blade assembly.

Pros
  • Easy to handwash.
Cons
  • Plasticky transmission base.
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
8.0 Soups

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is great for soup. This blender can hot blend, which is perfect for blending stewed veggies on your stovetop. Although it makes a decent smoothie that's slightly grainy, it shouldn't have too much of a problem tackling foods softened by heat. Unfortunately, it has a disappointing build quality due to its plastic transmission base, and its shaft isn't dishwasher-safe. Luckily, it's easy to handwash.

Pros
  • Easy to handwash.
  • Can hot blend.
  • Long blending shaft.
Cons
  • Plasticky transmission base.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
5.4 Professional Use

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is disappointing for professional use. Despite having a stainless steel finish, its transmission base is made from plastic, which seems like it's especially prone to wear and tear. It struggles to make almond butter as the nuts can fly out of your container as you blend, and there are unprocessed nuts left in the mix. It also can't crush ice. However, it can hot blend so you can make soups. It can also make a decent smoothie and while the blade assembly isn't dishwasher-safe, it's easy to clean by hand.

Pros
  • Easy to handwash.
  • Can hot blend.
Cons
  • Struggles to process almonds into nut butter.
  • Plasticky transmission base.
  • Can't crush ice.
  • Not dishwasher-safe.
  • 5.7 Multi-Purpose
  • 5.9 Smoothies/Protein Shakes
  • 2.8 Ice Crushing
  • 8.0 Soups
  • 5.4 Professional Use
  1. Updated Nov 09, 2020: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 04, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
15.6" (39.5 cm)
Width 2.2" (5.6 cm)
Depth 3.8" (9.7 cm)
Weight
1.9 lbs (0.8 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
7.9" (20.0 cm)

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed Handheld has a long shaft suitable for blending directly in a large stewing pot. When upright, it has a small footprint. If it takes up too much room in your drawer or cabinet, the shaft is detachable.

5.5
Design
Build Quality

This blender has a disappointing build quality. While the body feels sturdy due to its stainless steel design, the connection point between the body and the blade shaft is made from cheap plastic, which could wear down or get damaged over time. That said, there's rubberized plastic around the controls.

Design
Main Jar/Beaker
Material
No Jar Included
Jar Capacity
N/A
Beaker Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender doesn't come with a jar or beaker.

Design
Additional Jar
Material
No Additional Jar
Capacity
N/A
Weight
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender doesn't come with any additional jars.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
2
Removable
No
Dishwasher Safe
No

This blender has two sharp blades. You can't remove them and they're not dishwasher-safe.

Design
Lid
2 Part Lid
No Jar Included
Lid Closing Type
No Jar Included

This blender doesn't come with any lids.

Design
Power Cord
Stow Away Compartment
No
Cord Length
5.6 ft (1.7 m)

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed has a long cord that should easily reach most outlets near your counter. However, it doesn't have a compartment to stow away its cable when not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed blender body
  • Blending shaft
  • User Manual

Performance
Performance
Speed And Controls
Min Speed
13,500 RPM
Max Speed
14,900 RPM
Speed Dial
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
No
Noise @ Max Speed
64 dB
On/Off Toggle
No

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed Handheld Blender has two buttons that control its speed, but the 'Hi' mode is only a bit faster than the 'Lo' mode.

5.0
Performance
Almond Butter
Preparation Time
< 8 min
Texture
Dry
Spreadability
Bad
Unprocessed Almonds/Chunks
Yes

This blender makes disappointing almond butter. If using the 'Hi' setting, almonds can fly out of your container. Nuts can also get caught underneath the blade assembly and require you to scoop them out before blending again. After several minutes, the almond butter produced has a dry texture that isn't very spreadable. There are also chunks of almonds that aren't processed.

7.0
Performance
Smoothie (Best Jar)
Jar Used
Standard 1000 ml Beaker
Preparation Time
< 3 min
Texture
Grainy

It makes decent smoothies. It takes under three minutes to make a slightly grainy-textured smoothie, as some kale can get caught in the perforated holes of the blender's head. There are also small pieces of kale that aren't completely processed.

0
Performance
Smoothie (Other Jar)
Jar Used
No Other Jar
Preparation Time
N/A
Texture
No Other Jar

This blender doesn't come with an optional jar.

0
Performance
Crushed Ice
Preparation Time
0 min
Ice Quality
Failed To Crush

This blender failed to crush ice. The blade guard's rim stops it from reaching the ice, even at different angles.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Programs / Modes
Crushed Ice
No
Self-Clean Program
No
Single Serve
No
Timer
No

This blender doesn't have any programs or modes.

8.5
Ease Of Use
Cleaning
Smoothie Cleaning
Simple
Almond Butter Cleaning
Simple

The GE Appliances Immersion Blender 2-Speed is amazingly easy to clean. Since its blade shaft is made of stainless steel, it takes a rinse under warm water for most food to slide off. You can also use a sponge and some soap to clean the blade assembly. However, the blade assembly isn't dishwasher-safe.

Ease Of Use
Extra Features
Hot Blending
Yes
Additional Jugs
No
Juicer Attachment
No
Food Processing Attachment
No
Heating Element
No
Noise Dome
No
Tamper
No
Vacuum Pump
No
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Size
No

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed Handheld Blender can hot blend. However, this is its only feature.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed comes in one variant: stainless steel. You can see its label here. It also comes as a four-piece set, including a whisk attachment and a blade and chopping blade with a matching jar. However, due to these additional attachments, this blender may perform differently than our test model.

If you come across a GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed that's differently equipped, let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is a corded immersion blender. It can make a decent smoothie, although it's a bit grainy, and it can hot blend. However, it has a disappointing build quality and it can't crush ice at all. It also has a hard time processing nuts into almond butter, but that's to be expected from an immersion blender. Check out our recommendations for the best immersion blenders, the best mini blenders, and the best blenders under $100.

Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender

The GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed is better for soups than the Cuisinart Smart Stick Two-Speed Hand Blender. It can make a better-textured smoothie and shouldn't have too much of a problem tackling stewed foods in your pot. However, the Cuisinart can make satisfactory ice as well as easier-to-spread almond butter. It also comes with a jar that you can directly blend in.

Braun MultiQuick 9

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.

Bamix Mono M133

The Bamix Mono M133 is more versatile than the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed. The Bamix feels significantly better built, and it comes with a 20-ounce jar and lid. It can make more spreadable almond butter as well as bar-quality crushed ice. However, the GE Appliances makes a significantly better smoothie.

All-Clad KZ750DGT

The All-Clad KZ750DGT is a better immersion blender for multipurpose use than the GE Appliances Immersion 2-Speed. The All-Clad is easier to clean and can make more spreadable almond butter, as well as bar-quality crushed ice. However, the GE Appliances makes a smoothie with a significantly better texture.

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