When i first got this product i thought it was pretty good. After use i realized it’s not that much better than an immersion blender i already had that was less expensive. I was going to upgrade with a real high end one for smoother soups and dressings but purchased this one. I fell for the chopping bowl. And i used the chopping bowl 2-3x a week over the summer for salsas, herb sauces, yogurt dips and it was pretty darn efficient. Then about 6 months later the lid of the bowl, which is the part that has the blade mechanism on it, stopped spinning. Nothing wrong with the motor on the hand piece. Immersion arm/blade worked fine. Just the bowl blade stopped working. I contacted delonghi via email explaining the problem who responded fairly quickly saying they would replace the part.
If only braun would sell in the u. I blew out my kitchenaid immersion blender (my fault for trying to make banana ice cream for 6 kids using 5 frozen bananas) and the new version is a lower wattage so i went looking elsewhere. Thus far i have sent this and the miallargo back. Love the kitchenaid and will buy now. It turns out it is now a dc motor and therefore just as powerful (they say) as my old one that i have loved for 5 years straight.
Gave this as a christmas gift. Says it has a lot of power and does a really good job of blending or pureeing right in whatever you are cooking in.
I currently own a moulineux immersion blender that i’ve had for 20 years which still works but the entire thing, excluding the blade, is plastic so i was looking for a stainless replacement. I bought this because it got mostly good reviews and because the immersible part looked like it’s stainless. I haven’t used it yet because the head is almost 3′ across whereas my old one was closer to 2′. I use this mostly to scramble eggs and make smoothies so i don’t need something big enough to puree a gallon of soup; i need something small enough to fit into the tall container i use to make a smoothie and this one will not go all the way to the bottom. In addition, while the outside of the wand appears to be stainless, the inside (the part near the blade) is either grey plastic or grey paint/enamel. I haven’t decided whether to keep it, as a backup to my old one, because of these ‘issues’. It might be the right unit for you, if you need something big and powerful and don’t care about the plastic lining.
The hand blender makes a smoothie in seconds even with some frozen fruit. Much easier to clean then a regular blender.
This product is everything and more than i expected. I have only had mine for about a month but it works great and seems to be high quality.
- Meets Expectations – somewhat
- broken part after about 6 months
- Would Give It 10 Stars If I Could
This is a heavier (and more heavy duty) blender than most that are on the market. I burnt out my last one and this has been a great replacement. I do like the design of the blender part it doesn’t get as much of a suction going on when you get close to the surface so i feel less likely to end up accidently pulling it out of the liquid and spraying stuff everywhere.
Very satisfied i would recommend it.
Like many others, i’ve got an aging cuisinart blender languishing somewhere in storage – they take up too much counter space and there are two many parts to deal with for some of your more basic chopping needs. Plus you then have to have an immersion blender taking up room in a drawer for those times you want to blend your soups to a cream consistency. Oh the joy of having one tool that does all, is easy to grab and put together and takes up less space. The kit comes with the motorized handle, a long stick with blade at the end for immersion blending and a plastic bowl with removable blade and cover for chopping veggies and what not. Note you cannot chop ice with this type of blender. The handle is very sturdy and easily pops in and out of the attachments. Unless i’m missing the boat again, the cover for the chopping bowl cannot be removed unless the motorized handle is attached. From a comment another reviewer has made, the lid for the chopping bowl should not go through the dishwasher, but everything rinses quite easily. Chopping onions or other veggies to a smaller consistency is very easy (although the consistency size-wise is rather spotty), but be careful not to overdo – you can have red pepper puree before you realize what you’ve done. This also demolishes cloves of garlic in seconds, a big plus for me.
The little food processor attachment didn’t last long. The gears in it gave out after only a couple uses. Not a big deal though because we have a ninja for that. The wand has been running strong for almost 3 years now. We use it on the stove to mix hot fluids(sauces). It does great to chop, whip cream, etc. It helps you make a great cream of mushroom soup.
Overview – get this handblender today if you are looking for something to make daily protein shakes with lots of ice. Pros:- power: 380 watt power for excellent blending of: ice, frozen banana, and frozen strawberries. This handblender has enough power to crush it’s way through my daily protein shake with ease. – cleaning: blade assembly easily removed from motor section for easy cleaning. – metal: blades and shaft are metal. – ergonomics: good power button placement, rubberized feel, two prong plug – all good. Cons:- tiny rubber part has come off the top of the shaft assembly that fits into the motor. I’ve been lucky and found it each time, but not sure what will happen if i lose it.
Features of DeLonghi DHB716 380-Watt Tri-Blade 2-Speed Handblender
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- Comes complete with chopper for an easy mince
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The title of the product is not right. ‘ delonghi dhb716 700-watt tri-blade 2-speed ‘it is not a 700w hand blender,it is a 380w hand blender.
I bought this blender primarily for soups and sauces because i don’t like having to pour the hot material into the regular blender. This stick blender does the job beautifully. I have blended soups that start out quite chunky and it turns then smooth in seconds. I also used the bowl to chop dried fruit and it performed that task well. It is essy to take apart for cleaning and to change from using it to blend in a pot to using the blender bowl. . Since i wrote the original review i have had many more months of using this blender. The stick blender still works beautifully and does a great job blending, particularly soups which is my primary use. However, it is useless for chopping. I got it to chop cranberries 2-3 times when i first got it.
Loved it so much, we bought a second one as a gift for a family friend. She used it while visiting us and raved so much about it we got it for her. By the way she has her own catering company, stated she already had several of various types but she loved ours the best. It is made of good quality materials, it is fast and does an excellent job.
I had read a few negative reviews about this product. Since most reviews were positive, i purchased this handblender. It works really well, far better than its replacement. I use this item regularly and have not had any issues with it.
Excellent product of very good quality and useful for its purpose. Very good price for this product.
This is a great product, has worked tirelessly in my kitchen. I am a regular user of this blender and it is a good workhorse that has not let me down. It blends smoothly without effort with small and large quantities of soups etc.
Get powerful, efficient and controllable blending at the touch of a button with the unique triblade design
Wow, i have burned up so many 200 watt stick blenders, i decided on this one. Used for soap making and it will suck down on the soap pot and you have to quit blending to get unstuck. Just tilt it a little bit for mixing batches.
I thought it would be like other hand held blenders i’ve had before, it isn’t. It’s much better in quality and in how it can be used. In fact, i’ll be buying these as gifts in the future because they really can take the place of a regular blender, but have the versatility of handheld use. For anyone who has had a cheaper variety handheld blender, they are useful in certain circumstances and they do a so-so job at blending. I was making soup and needed to puree the vegetables. I stuck the delonghi handheld blender in and turned it on expecting it to take some time to do the job. I thought surely it just couldn’t be that easy and kept looking for chunks that it missed, there weren’t any. Over the next few days i’d be cooking and find ways to make this blender useful. It’s the perfect combination of usefulness and quality when you find ways to use an item that you never thought of before. In fact the quality of a thing just makes you want to use it, it’s funit’s rather well known that in certain areas you should go for quality rather than price so that you’ll have something that isn’t just awesome to use, it does the job better with less effort. Previously if someone wanted to add a handheld blender to their kitchen i might have suggested a cheaper model as it’s something you don’t use all the time so why not save the money?.
Most people who i’ve shown this too have never even heard of a hand blender. I think they are more commonly used in the restaurant industry. Nothing beats being able to blend that hot soup right in the pot, and not have to transfer batches through the blender or processor. I’ve also used it with the attachment as a sort of mini food processor, which is easy to use, and cleans up easily. Salsas, pestos, aiolis, you name it, it’ll do it.
I was a little disappointed with this mixer. It can’t replace a kitchenaide, and i should have gone that way. It works well for liquids, but it is heavy and you must press the button constantly for power. It is very difficult for arthritic fingers to use.
This was a gift to replace my daughters oster (which i brought home and repaired). It’s much better and the ‘triple’ blade arrangement is a good feature. Plus, i don’t think it will wear out as fast as her old one.
This is a replacement for one that i melted the cord on. My wife loved it and so i had to replace it.
Enjoy quick and efficient, splash-free blending with the stainless steel triple blade
This blender is great, its sturdy and very efficient for all different kinds of cooking, the 380 w is really what you need.
I am very happy with this product. I use it everyday for many kinds of foods- onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, fruits, parsley, chick peas, etc. I would like to order another two blenders with two extra blades altogether if i am given an additional discount for being a good customer. I’d appreciate it and i recommend your product to others. I’ve been using blenders from your company for a long time.
I purchased this hand blender for myself about a year ago and decided to purchase two for this years christmas presents for my daughters. It is a powerful blender, east to store and to clean. I highly recommend this product.
It’s a very nice appliance and i like that the chopper is so large. I also like that it can be stored in two pieces. I’ve used it to purée soups so far. One wrong move and you’ve got soup all over the counter. I think i would have liked a very low setting in addition to the settings they have.
I am a serious cook, and can’t suffer garbage cheap kitchen tools. This is professional quality, simple in design and use, and powerful. So far i don’t see anything that will cause issue. I’ve had it for 2 months now and used in several soup. They designed it well, it doesn’t cavitate and and it macerates quickly and evenly. I wanted stainless and didn’t want goofy gadgetry and that’s what i got. This wasn’t my first choice, but i read all the reviews for all the hand blenders and decided to try the delonghi. I know i made the right choice.
The stick is so powerful and works perfectly fine. However, the accessory is so bad. There is a problem with the rotation of the blade because its speed decreases until it stops within seconds of operation. I recommend it only if you need the stick alone. Don’t buy it if you think to use the accessory chopper.
So far i have used my handblender twice. By using this type of blender it saved a lot of extra work. I would highly reconmend this blender for making blended soups.
Comes complete with chopper for an easy mince
To get a little more nutrients into my diet, i have started blending raw fruits and veggies to make into smoothies. This handblender has been like a dream for chopping apples, oranges and other fruits and veggies that i then throw into the larger blender to make great tasting, healthy drinks. If my kids were babies, i’d be making baby food with this handblender. It works great for apples and purees them up wonderfully. It works great for pears and other fruits. It chops up ingredients for soups and drinks with no problem and i love it. For great salsa just throw in a tomato and onion and garlic and spice and you’ve got a fabulous, healthy and inexpensive salsa. I’ve never had a handblender but i love my larger blender and i have had small electric choppers. This tri-blade handblender has a lot of power, more than i had expected it to have. It’s also very easy to use and i learned how to operate it in minutes.
I bought this to replace my old, (up til recently) dependable braun handblender. The blender part works exceptionally well. The problem is the chopper cup accessory. It worked great, until it didn’t. I had used it only 5 times or so when the gears became stripped when i tried to chop onions and garlic. Amazon was great about me exchanging it for a new one, and so far the new one works wonderfully. Make sure you follow the manual and don’t try to crush ice or grate parmesan cheese with it (i didn’t do these things, i swear); i read other reviews, though, where people were puzzled that the chopper didn’t work after they tried to crush ice with it, or ran the top part (with the mechanism) through the dishwasher.
I bought this because i got tired of buying devices specifically for making smoothies. We’ve owned a few decently-rated smoothie-makers in a short period of time, and they’ve all failed. –and, they’re a pain in the ass to deal with because there are so many components to wash when you’re done. This thing is powerful for a relatively inexpensive hand-blender. It makes mincemeat of frozen fruit, and it works right through tougher, more fibrous items. It has a regular mode and a turbo mode–we don’t even bother to use the turbo mode–it’s not necessary. This hand-blender is awesome for clean-up since all you have to do is wash the wand/blade, and then wipe off the handle. –we also like it because you can blend directly in whatever cup you choose (as long as the diameter is wide enough), as opposed to having to have a special tumbler that has to be screwed onto a blade mechanism which then has to go into a motor base. [ughi don’t think i’ll ever go back to buying special stand-alone smoothie blenders. –there’s no need to with this. ]