This Big Stick Immersion Blender (WSB55) from Waring is designed for heavy duty blending applications. Hand-held, this Waring Immersion Blender has a 1 HP variable speed motor that operates at 18,000 RPMs on high. The 14 inch immersible stainless steel shaft with all purpose stainless steel blade is completely sealed and easily removable for cleaning in the dishwasher. This optimally designed shaft and blade plus powerful motor will plow through thick ingredients to blend up recipes in just minutes. The Big Stik 14 Immersion Blender features a rubberized comfort grip and a patented second handle for safe and controlled operation and can blend up to 60 quarts at a time.