A hand held blender is a kitchen device that has made cooking much simpler, and saved me a lot of time. There are several excellent hand blenders and blender bottles, depending on what you use them for.

Cuisinart CSB-76BC SmartStick
This is a 200 Watt Immersion Hand held blender with a beautiful brush chrome finish. this blender is great for blending batters, pureeing soups, and mixing drinks. It has a unique blade that provides smooth blending while the protective blade guard prevents your mixture from splattering.

The handle is easy to grip, allowing one-handed operation. The buttons are simple to push, and the unit is very lightweight. Because of it's length, you are able to reach into the deep pots with ease. The stainless steel shaft can go into the dishwasher, and the body of the blender can be wiped down easily.

Sundesa Blenderbottle with Blenderball
This is a great hand held blender, one that you can take anywhere you go. The patented BlenderBottle is the perfect way to mix protein or meal replacement drinks, especially when you are at the gym, on a run, biking, or hiking. It can also be used for mixing pancake batter on a camping trip, or making homemade salad dressings. You can also use it as a water bottle. The bottle is made of BPA-free plastic, the lid and flap are made of high density polyethylene.

The special key to the Blenderbottle is the Blenderball wire whisk. You just drop in your drink ingredients, screw on the lid, and shake away. The blade is made of surgical-grade stainless steel, which moves freely in the bottle while you shake it. The powders do mix best when you add the liquid.

KitchenAid KHB300 Hand Immersion Blender with Chopper
This is a great hand held blender for someone with a small kitchen and don't have the room for the mixer and blender. This blender includes a wire wish for beating eggs, batters, and an enclosed chopper for chopping fresh herbs, nuts, and cheese.

Included is a 4 cup mixing beaker with a lid that snap locks, making storing your blended liquids conveniently. Comes with a drawstring bag, keeping everything together.