A hand blender (or immersion blender) is a handheld electrical kitchen device used for puréeing and blending food, ideal for making dips, sauces, soups and baby food. It can also be used to whip cream, make mayonnaise and make fruit smoothies.
They are a handy gadget to have at your disposal as they are easy to use, light, portable and straightforward to clean. Not only that but you can pick up a decent one up for a relatively cheap price!
Some hand blenders come in a set with whisk, chopping blade and a blending jug. Which makes it even more multifunctional.
Most hand blenders need to be plugged in but there are some cordless kinds, however, they tend to be less powerful.