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Hand Blender tips

Operating Tips for KitchenAid Hand Blender

Food prep

  • Cut solid foods into small pieces for easier blending or chopping.
  • Remove hard items, such as fruit pits or bones, from the mixture before blending or chopping to help prevent damage to the blades.
  • Do not use your Hand Blender to process coffee beans or hard spices such as nutmegs.
  • Processing these foods could damage the blades.

Thermal Overload Protection

  • The Hand Blender is equipped with thermal protection from high operating temperatures.
    • Should the Hand Blender suddenly stop during use, unplug it and allow 10 minutes to automatically reset.


  • To avoid splashing, insert the Hand Blender into the mixture before pressing the power button, and release the power button before pulling the Hand Blender out of the mixture.
  • To prevent splattering, use the whisk attachment in deep containers or pans.


NOTE: Hand Blender should only be immersed in liquids the length of the attachment.

  • Do not submerge beyond the seam of the blending attachment.
  • Do not immerse the motor body into liquids or other mixtures.
  • When blending in a saucepan on a cooktop, remove the pan from the heating element to protect the Hand Blender from overheating.
  • To prevent overflow, allow room in the container for the mixture to rise when using the Hand Blender.

Blending angle for best results

  • Insert Hand Blender with Blending Arm attached into the Blending Pitcher containing ingredients at an angle and gently move up and down within the container.
    • Do not pound down on the mixture with the Hand Blender
  • Use your free hand to cover the top of the Blending Pitcher for better stability and avoid splattering.


  • Rest the Hand Blender on the bottom of the Blending Pitcher momentarily then hold at an angle and slowly draw it upwards against the side of the Pitcher.
  • As the Hand Blender is drawn up you will notice the ingredients from the bottom of the Pitcher being drawn up.
  • When the ingredients are no longer being drawn up from the bottom, return the Hand Blender to the bottom of the Pitcher and repeat the process until the ingredients are at the desired consistency.

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  • Using a light circular motion from your wrist, draw the Hand Blender up slightly and let it fall again into the ingredients.
  • Allow your wrist motion and the weight of the Hand Blender to do the work.

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  • Be sure the extra long cord of the Hand Blender is not extending over a hot heating element.
  •  Do not let the Hand Blender sit in a hot pan on the cooktop while not in use.
  •  Do not use the pitcher or the chopper bowl in the microwave oven.  
  • The stainless steel whisk may scratch or mar non-stick coatings; avoid using the whisk in non-stick cookware.

Hand Blender Chopper Lid Stuck

If the chopper lid cannot be removed, try to rotate it slightly in either direction.

  • When attaching the lid, it can be slightly rotated to either the right or the left to make it fit tightly.
  • To remove it, rotate in the opposite direction.  

Hand Blender Attachment Can't be Separated from Body

Hand Blender Arm Will not Stay Attached

Hand Blender Water in Chopper Lid

It is possible for water to enter the chopper lid.  

  • The water will eventually evaporate on its own.

Blade Cover Fell Off 

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Speed Control Dial will not move

Above the blade on the Blending Attachment,  on some models, there is a gray plastic piece that looks like a washer called a Blade Cover.

  • KHB100
  • KHB200
  • KHB300

This piece keeps food from getting into the arm of the Blending Attachment.

If your blade cover has fallen off, please Contact Us.


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