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All-Clad Corded vs. Vitamix 5-Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

All-Clad Corded vs. Vitamix 5-Speed comparison. These two immersion blenders share a lot of similarities but are not without their differences.

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All Clad Corded

Vitamix Immersion Blender

All-Clad Corded vs. Vitamix 5-Speed: The Battle of Two High-End Immersion Blenders

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Vitamix Immersion B...All Clad Corded8.68.69.18.27.26.09.18.0
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Both are high-end machines sporting astonishing amounts of power, but only the Vitamix 5-Speed is among our top-rated immersion blenders. The All-Clad is held back by its low versatility and mediocre capability of pureéing soup.

It’s difficult to find a well-rounded device like the Vitamix 5-Speed. Although it shares the same power ratings and build quality with the All-Clad, the Vitamix somehow beats it in every task. Compromises are few and mostly center on its slightly heavy weight, but of all the blenders we tested, the All-Clad is the heaviest so your Vitamix is more comfortable to use overall. 

The Vitamix is also by far the better value considering its 3-year warranty package, which is more than what most immersion blenders, including the All-Clad, offer.

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.
  • A great tool for recipes that involve fibrous or frozen food
  • 4-pronged heavy-duty blade promotes speedy blends and consistent results
  • Intuitive interface makes it easy to switch between speed settings
  • Ergonomically-designed handle offers a secure grip
  • Blade Guard prevents scratching 
  • Stainless steel body ensures optimal durability
  • 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.
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included

Key Specs

Dimension
H17.5 x W2.8 inches
17.5 x 3 inches
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Number of speeds
8
5
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
7,776 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max speed
12,768 RPM
15,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$96.65
$146.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.0
8.6

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
9.5
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 from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Soup Purée Video
Draining the pureéd soup with a stainless steel mesh strainer to inspect solid chunks.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Slightly Chunky
Exceptionally smooth
Suction
Slight
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.3
8.8
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 Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Smoothie Video
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray table to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 13 secs
1 min 5 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slight
No

Mayonnaise

0.0
8.3
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).
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
N/A
1 mins 40 secs
Result
N/A
Quite Thick
Suction
N/A
No

Almond Milk

8.0
9.3
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 bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
A bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
Grinding Time
1 min
40 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Tight
Slightly

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.
The Vitamix blending wand is immersed in a plastic beaker containing failed beaten egg-white with a smartphone displaying the total beating time ( 2 minutes and 17 seconds) next to it.
Beating Time
N/A
N/A
Result
N/A
N/A
Suction
N/A
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
9.1

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 Vitamix Hand Blender is shipped with a carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, and owner’s manuals.

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 Vitamix stainless steel immersion blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 9.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17.5 inches.
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
17.5" (44.5 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
Shaft Length
9.4" (23.9 cm)
9.2" (23.4 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
9.5
 A close-up of the build quality of the All-Clad’s motor body and immersion blending wand.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Review: The motor body and blending wand of the Vitamix lie flat on a gray table.

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 Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Speed and Controls
A close-up of the Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Five speed indicator lights on top of the Vitamix’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button & speed knob
Press
Min Speed
7,776 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max Speed
12,768 RPM
15,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
67 dB
85 dB
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
9.5
A close-up of the stainless steel blade assembly sporting 2 prongs of the All-Clad stick blender.
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
Stainless Steel Blade Housing with Plastic Guard (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the sharp stainless steel blade of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Blade Count
2
4
Removable
Yes
No
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

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.
The Vitamix hand blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Hands-on Power Cord
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
No
Detachable
 No
2-prong plug

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
8.2

Ease of Use

7.8
8.4

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.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
Someone is holding the Vitamix immersion blender with a top-down perspective.
A close-up of the Vitamix’s handle being held from a front view.

Blade Assembly

8.0
8.0

Cleanability

8.0
7.0

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