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Why choose an immersion blender over of a traditional blender?

✔️ Capacity

Immersion blenders allow you to blend in much larger capacities in whatever container you choose. In addition, variable speed Immersion blenders also allow the operator complete control over the consistency and chefs need this when they’re creating foams and sauces.

✔️ Efficiency

Immersion blenders are also efficient when it comes to refreshing or pulsing a large batch any mixture right in the container you are storing it in. As opposed to having to pour a mixture back into a blender jar.

Traditional blenders create a different type of vortex with how the blade movement and jar shape interact, allowing them to perform better on tasks such as blending iced drinks quickly.

✔️ Mobility

Not just around the kitchen but for caterers and foodservice applications that need to mix and refresh foods offsite. With a cordless unit, the carrying case makes it perfect for chefs to take with them.

What is the first thing to look for in a commercial immersion blender?

When shopping for an immersion blender, first look at the application your commercial kitchen needs it for. In general – this means Light-Duty vs. Medium-Duty vs. Heavy-Duty blending.

Light-Duty Blending

  • Small volume of light sauces like vinaigrettes, salad dressing, purees, mayonnaise.
  • Light-duty immersion blenders typically have short shaft lengths and are used in smaller mixing bowls or containers around 3 gallons.

Medium-Duty blending

  • When you require more capacity but also need to blend heavier things like guacamole, whipped cream, salsa, tapenade.
  • Going from light-duty to medium-duty immersion blending will depend on the mixing capacity required. So, once your mixing container gets over 10 gallons, you should consider the next step up into heavy-duty.

Heavy-Duty blending

  • High volume food production at a much larger capacity. For example, you can blend 50 pounds of mashed potatoes in one minute with Waring Commercial’s Big Stix® Immersion Blenders.
  • In addition, heavy-duty immersion blenders typically have much longer shafts and mixing capacity can go up to 50 gallons.
Waring® Commercial WSB33X Quik Stik 120V 7" Immersion Blender
The Quik Stik Immersion Blender by Waring Commercial is the perfect entry-level immersion blender engineered for low volume processing.
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How do speeds and power factor into immersion blenders?

Waring immersion blenders go from 7,500 RPM to 18,000 RPM. But what does the RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) mean for application in your kitchen?

Blending at 7,500 RPM is for the light-duty applications like vinaigrettes and purees.

Blending at 18,000 RPM is necessary for heavy-duty applications like whipped cream. And the higher end of RPM is also important for longer, continuous use.

The horsepower of immersion blenders corresponds to the amount of power required to get the job done, which depends on the thickness of the product. Medium-Duty immersion blenders require ½ HP while Heavy-Duty units require 1 HP.

What’s the benefit of a removable shaft?

Cleanability is the biggest benefit of a removable shaft on an immersion blender.

Waring’s patented removable shaft is sealed all the way through from one end to the other. This means that when the shaft is placed in a sink or commercial dishwasher, water won’t get inside the unit.

Water entering the immersion blender shaft means it can sit and become a food safety risk as well as spilling out into the food as it’s being prepped. This also makes Waring’s removable shafts NSF-certified, a necessity for commercial kitchens.

Aside from water penetration, a key failure point on immersion blenders is where the shaft attaches to the gears, which can ground out over time. Waring Commercial’s Big Stix® Immersion Blenders are made with a field-replaceable coupling kit that’s simply one small item to replace instead of replacing the whole unit.

Waring® Commercial WSB50 Big Stik 120V 12" Immersion Blender
Waring Commercial’s Big Stix series have interchangeable shafts so chefs can easily swap between jobs.

Why choose a cordless immersion blender?

Cordless immersion blenders are designed to be both lightweight and ergonomic for ease of mobility or where kitchen space is limited. And cordless is the way to go for mobile kitchens (like food trucks) and caterers who need to blend offsite.

Cordless Immersion Blender Applications

  • Refresh dressings at the salad bar where an outlet may be out of reach
  • Mixing a sauce to top food at a catering event
  • Making fresh salsa at an outdoor picnic with no power
  • Mixing something in the kitchen and adding it to the plate in the pass through where there may not be access to an outlet

With a 7-inch removable shaft, 10.8-volt lithium-ion battery, and variable speed – the medium-duty BOLT® Cordless Immersion Blender is a solid choice for professional speed, power, and performance anywhere in the commercial kitchen.

Waring Commercial WSB38X Cordless Immersion Blender
Waring Commercial’s BOLT includes two battery packs and a convenient storage/transport bag. It’s ready to blend anywhere! 🚚

Do heavy-duty immersion blenders by Waring Commercial have extra features to make them easier to use?

Rubberized comfort grip and patented second handle help the user easily control and comfortably operate the immersion blender for extended periods of time.

Bowl clamps allow hands-free operation, which also lets the user briefly step away while it continues blending.

Wall hooks make for convenient storage for the immersion blender while not in use.

Waring Commercial WSBBC Bowl Clamp for Big Stik® Blender
The bowl clamp in action, allowing easy hands-free operation for Waring Commercial’s Big Stix series.

How do you care for immersion blenders?

Never submerge the shaft more than three quarters otherwise food can get inside the motor.

✔️ Clean immersion blender shafts immediately after use. With fixed shafts units, all it takes is hot soapy water. In contrast, with removable shafts, it just needs to be detached and put into the dishwasher.

✔️ Only use the proper duty blender for the application at hand. Using a light-duty blender on a product that’s too thick will damage the motor.

Compare Waring Commercial Immersion Blenders Side-by-Side →

Light-Duty Quik Stik WSB33X
Light-Duty Quik Stik WSB33X Immersion Blender

Medium-Duty Quik Stik Plus WSB40
Medium-Duty Quik Stik Plus WSB40 Immersion Blender

BOLT Cordless Immersion Blender WSB38X
Medium-Duty BOLT Cordless WSB38X Immersion Blender

Heavy-Duty Big Stix Immersion Blenders
Heavy-Duty Big Stix Immersion Blenders
Power100W1/2 HP, 350W10.8V Battery1HP, 750W
Mixing Capacity3 Gallons6 Gallons3 Gallons10-50 Gallons
Shaft Size7 Inches10 Inches7 Inches12-21 Inches
Removable ShaftNoNoYesYes
Interchangeable ShaftNoNoNoYes
Speeds2 Speeds
7,500-18,00 RPM
2 Speeds
7,500-18,00 RPM
Variable Speed
5,000-13,000 RPM
Variable Speed
7,000-18,000 RPM
Usage & Application TypeLight-DutyMedium-DutyMedium-DutyHeavy-Duty, High Volume
Recommended ApplicationsDressings, soups, purees, sauces, mayonnaise, whipped cream, guacamole, salsa, tapenadeDressings, soups, purees, sauces, mayonnaise, whipped cream, guacamole, salsa, tapenadeDressings, soups, purees, sauces, mayonnaise, whipped cream, guacamole, salsa, tapenadeHeavy food production, mixing and whipping, frostings, batters, dressings, syrups, soups, purees, sauces, mayonnaise, whipped cream, guacamole, salsa, tapenade
WarrantyLimited One Year WarrantyLimited One Year WarrantyLimited One Year WarrantyLimited One Year Warranty
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  1. Rachel

    Hi, the lower detachable wand of my Cookworks brand hand blender fell in the washing up water. the instructions says not to immerse that detachable part in water. But it has not got the electrical motor or any wires attached to that part. However there must surely be a reason why you cannot immerse that lower part? So is it safe, bearing in mind the top half with the cord was not immersed at all. Can we just dry out that bottom part over the radiator..?

    • Wasserstrom Author

      Hi Rachel! We’re not familiar with that brand, but it could be as simple as that the wand is made of aluminum and could oxidize or cause rusting. It’s possible there are some mechanics in the shaft that would cause them to put that caution in the instructions. Sorry, not familiar with that product but you may want to reach out to the manufacturer to see what they say. Thanks!

  2. James

    hello, would you happen to know for how long the heavy duty blender can be turned on for? I make chili oil and I would like to use this in order to keep the solution in constant flow in order to prevent the sediments from falling to the ground when trying to scoop and jar the liquid. I use a 60 quart pot and it takes about an hour of constant stirring and scooping and hoping this would make the process more efficient.

    • Wasserstrom Author

      Hi James,

      Thank you for your patience in waiting for our response!

      We generally suggest that operators run the immersion blenders for no longer than 5 minutes, especially if running at a higher speed. The immersion blender line is protected by thermal protection that will shut the motor down if it is overheating so that it does not get damaged. If the product does overheat, the instruction manual provided notes that the product will need about 5-10 minutes to cool down before the user can turn it on again. For your situation, we are not certain that the unit would fail if it was on a lower speed setting but technically per safety and operational standards, we cannot recommend that the unit is on for 1 hour.

      We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

  3. kumar

    Hi iam Kumar, i have a recurring problem in my commercial kitchens with Waring WSP70 model, i would like to have a technical assistance as the circuit board goes off frequently

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