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All Clad Corded vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

This stand-off presents a challenging choice between performance needs, quality fabrication, and good usability.

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All Clad Corded vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

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The All Clad Corded and the Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender are two simple hand blenders with no accessories, including a whisk. The All Clad is a good blender for frozen fruit smoothies and almond milk. The Elite Gourmet, by contrast, does well with hot soup purees and especially mayonnaise despite not using a whisk. Its almond milk passes as good enough, but the Elite Gourmet cannot make an acceptable frozen fruit smoothie. The All Clad is below average for soup purees and a flop at mayonnaise. In total, you can get more done with the Elite Gourmet, except for frozen fruit smoothies.

Although no clear choice emerges here, the All Clad has an excellent and above expected build  quality. The Elite Gourmet, however, is mostly made of a lightweight and cheap-looking plastic, including the blade guard.  Despite its good build quality, the All Clad has a strong suction force and the unevenness of the acceleration leads to fatigue. The Elite Gourmet, although smooth to operate, lacks proper vortex force. Neither blender is ideal, but ultimately, the choice depends on what you need to blend.

Pros & Cons

  • The heavy-duty motor is perfect for frozen fruit smoothies.
  • High-quality construction ensures great durability.
  • The handle is designed to be easy to grip and maneuver.
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • The price is upscale but there is not much in return for its efficiency. 
  • It's just average at making pureéd soup.
  • Uneven acceleration causes an unpleasant blending experience. 
  • The hefty weight may cause hand fatigue.
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort

Key Specs

Dimension
H17.5 x W2.8 inches
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Number of speeds
8
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
7,776 RPM
No
Max speed
12,768 RPM
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$96.65
$12.00

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.0
6.3

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
8.0
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Hot Soup Purée Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the All-Clad immersion blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the All-Clad stainless steel immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Slightly Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Slight
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.3
3.5
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Smoothie Test
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the All-Clad’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 13 seconds).
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the All-Clad blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 13 secs
2 mins 30 secs
Result
Smooth
Leafy
Suction
Slight
Slightly

Mayonnaise

0.0
9.0
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Mayonnaise Test
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of failed mayonnaise made by the All-Clad hand blender from its full batch in a plastic beaker which is standing between the All-Clad’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total mixing time (2 minutes and 5 seconds).
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Mayonnaise made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender.
Emulsifying Time
N/A
1 min 40 secs
Result
N/A
Smooth
Suction
N/A
Slightly

Almond Milk

8.0
7.5
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Almond Milk Test
A white plate of almond pulp being between the All-Clad’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total grinding time (1 minute).
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425Xstick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min
1 min 20 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Tight
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
0.0
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites Test
All-Clad immersion blender review: a paper carton box, the All-Clad blending wand with its motor body attached, and a user’s manual lying side by side on a white table.
A digital timer shows 2:00 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Elite Gourmet immersion blender.
Beating Time
N/A
Failed
Result
N/A
Failed
Suction
N/A
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
5.2

In the Box

All-Clad immersion blender review: a paper carton box, the All-Clad blending wand with its motor body attached, and a user’s manual lying side by side on a white table.
The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.

Dimensions

The All-Clad immersion blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 9.4 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17.5 inches.
The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X hand-held blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a table, with the length of the shaft being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 13.4 inches.
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Length
Shaft Length
9.4" (23.9 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
5.0
 A close-up of the build quality of the All-Clad’s motor body and immersion blending wand.
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the interior of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X’s motor body.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the All-Clad front interface which features a Turbo button, a power button, and a speed dial on top.
A close-up of the All-Clad front interface which features a Turbo button, a power button, and a speed dial on top.
A close-up of a speed dial on top of the All-Clad’s motor body.
A close-up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
Activation
Press-button & speed knob
Press-button
Min Speed
7,776 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
12,768 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
67 dB
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
5.5
A close-up of the stainless steel blade assembly sporting 2 prongs of the All-Clad stick blender.
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Plastic
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Beaker

0.0
0.0
Material
N/A
N/A
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
N/A
N/A
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A
Tamper Included
N/A
N/A

Power Cord

10
10
The All-Clad Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X power cord.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
 No
No

Extra Accessories

Material
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
6.4

Ease of Use

7.8
5.3

Handling

8.5
8.5
Someone is holding the All-Clad’s handle and pressing its button at the same time.
Someone is holding the All-Clad’s handle and pressing its button at the same time.
Someone is holding the All-Clad’s handle with one hand and rotating the speed dial located on the top of the motor body at the same time with the other hand.
Someone is handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender

Blade Assembly

8.0
7.0

Cleanability

8.0
8.0