A hand blender, also called an immersion or stick blender, can tackle many of the tasks of a regular countertop blender, but with fewer parts and less of a mess afterward. And right now, you can get the 4.6-star-rated Mueller Ultra-Stick blender from Amazon for just $30, which is 33 percent off the regular price.

One of the main benefits of hand blenders is the ability to purée and blend soups, smoothies, and other liquids right into glasses and other cookware. There's no need to transfer liquids or mixtures into another container or gadget, so it can reduce the amount of cleanup necessary. Hand blenders are also ideal for smaller batches if you're serving just one or two people.

This hand blender from Mueller features nine variable speeds, and it's powerful enough to quickly whip up smoothies, shakes, soups, pesto, salsas, or even baby food. You'll also get whisk and milk frother attachments to whip cream, beat eggs, and help make lattes. Best of all, once you're done, you just have to rinse the parts with water or place the attachments in the dishwasher. Afterward, the blender is small enough to be tucked away in most drawers, allowing you to declutter your cabinets and counter space.

The blender also comes with a one-year warranty so that you can have peace of mind while blending away. You can find out more on Amazon.

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