The Waring WSB33 7-inch Light-Duty Quick Stik is a commercial-grade immersion blender that is designed for fast work on typical food prep jobs in the kitchen, and comes in a very lightweight and compact package that most users will appreciate. But don’t let its scaled-down nature fool you – this is a workhorse hand blander that is built to last.
Features & Specifications
The WSB33 is fitted with a 100 watt, high-efficiency and durable motor that is coupled with a two speed hand-control. This model uses an all-purpose, high-quality stainless steel blade that is permanently attached to the motor body via a 7-inch stainless steel drive shaft.
Given its aim at speed and compactness, this is a relatively small/light unit, measuring 16 inches long, and 4.5 inches wide/deep. It weighs a mere 2.5 pounds and comes with a generous 6-foot power cord. Each unit is backed by a one-year limited warranty, which is actually quite good when you consider it’s designed for heavy, routine use in a commercial setting.
WSB33 Quick Stik Reviews & Ratings
Although it’s a newer product, the Quick Stik is off to an impressive start, with an average satisfaction rating of 4.7 out of 5.0 stars on amazon.com based on 7 reviews to date. These great approval ratings speak for themselves, but what exactly are people saying about the WSB33?
Overall, users praised this unit for performing well on typical light-duty tasks. They especially liked how compact and light it is and how quickly it cleaned up. But more than anything else, most of the reviewers emphasized how durable and well-built this little stick blender is, and that it has outperformed and outlived other consumer models they’d previously used. For example:
“I don’t like reviews that are posted on arrival or first use of an item so I waited. I have now used the Waring several times and feel comfortable in saying it works great, is easy to clean, and is tough as nails. Glad I bought a commercial unit instead of a consumer unit.”
“Started looking for a “commercial” model, but had a hard time finding something that was under six gallon capacity. This stick does the trick. And it fits the three blending containers I bought for the other stick. I’ve it daily to make smoothies for breakfast, and for my pizza sauces.”
Indeed, while there were no truly negative comments, a couple reviewers gave the model a 4-star, rather than a 5-star review: one reviewer felt that blender ran a bit slow on the high speed compared to others he’d used; and one person did not like that the on button had to be held down while the unit was operating (note: this is a useful safety feature designed to minimize the chance of injury).
Price & Value
Currently selling at the moment for just under $100, the WSB33 may at first seem quite expensive, given that it lacks many of the bells & whistles of other units, and comes with a relatively small 100 watt motor. However, what you are paying for in this case is a more robust hand blender, with higher-quality components and a design engineered to withstand the rigors of commercial applications. Waring commercial products are well-known for their reliability and performance, and this is why they are one of the brands of choice for restaurants, shops, cafes, etc. As a result, we think the Quick Stik is a great deal for the quality it brings to the typical consumer.
Concluding Thoughts & Opinions
We like the WSB33 Quik Stik for its lightweight, compact design; great performance for typical light-duty jobs, outstanding durability, and simplicity. And since the shaft of this model is fixed, there is no typical weak spot where the body couples to the shaft. In a nutshell, rather than heaping on lots of accessories and sexy gimmicks, Waring has developed a commercial-grade hand blender that is perfect for the typical consumer. And while it’s not designed for heavy work, for the typical things that average consumers use stick blenders for – i.e., sauces, soups, blending, pureeing, whipping cream, making baby food, dips, dressings, fresh smoothies, etc. – this immersion blender is outstanding. And most importantly, it should last a very long time.