In an ideal world, your kitchen is chock-full of well-placed electrical outlets with available sockets. For this reason I was eager to try the new Cordless Collection from KitchenAid. I wasn’t acutely aware of just how beholden I was to the outlets in my kitchen before I tested these tools. Using this set, I realized that your basic hand blender and hand mixer are both fundamentally changed by the addition of a battery and the removal of cords. The hand blender comes with four-point stainless-steel blades to quickly purée and liquify ingredients into hummus, smoothies, and soups.