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Bella 10-Speed vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

If you must choose, then choose the Bella 10-Speed!

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Bella 10-Speed vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender

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The Betty Crocker comes as a single blending stick with a beaker, but the Bella 10-speed is a blender set that includes a whisk. Therefore, the Betty Crocker doesn’t do whipped egg whites, but it fails at frozen fruit smoothies and is pretty average at everything else. For hot soup purees, the Bella was only slightly better and the opposite was true for almond milk. Although purees are acceptable, the only thing the Bella is excellent at is frozen fruit smoothies and mayonnaise. 

Despite the mixed performance of the Bella, it is still a way better proposition than the Betty Crocker, especially in terms of design quality and ease-of-use. The Bella is reasonably good quality for the price, but the Betty Crocker is mostly made of a cheap type of plastic, including the blending shaft and blade guard! Additionally, the poor vortex force leads to a lot of splattering and the buttons are unresponsive. The Bella also has issues too with its strong vibrational force as well as stiff, unresponsive buttons.

Pros & Cons

  • It features multiple speeds. 
  • Extra attachments are included for greater versatility. 
  • Blending wand is easy to remove and attach.
  • Adequate for light task
  • Simple design
  • Its performance is inconsistent.
  • The control buttons are hard to press.
  • The blade guard can cause damage to cookware surfaces.  
  • The motor vibrates violently, making it very difficult to maneuver the blender.
  • Flimsy construction 
  • Lackluster heavy blending performance 
  • Lack of user-friendly features

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.2 x W2.3 inches
H 14.5 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Number of speeds
10
Yes
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
Beaker
Min speed
14,730 RPM
Yes
Max speed
16,000 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$37.09
$17.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
5.1

Hot Soup Purée

7.5
7.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the BELLA hand blender from a plastic beaker standing next to a smartphone displaying the total pureéing time (33 seconds).
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the BELLA hand blender from a plastic beaker standing next to a smartphone displaying the total pureéing time (33 seconds).
BELLA 10-Speed Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the BELLA immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Betty Crocker immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Chunky
Slightly Chunky
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.3
2.0
The BELLA 10-Speed Smoothie Testing, from left to right: the BELLA motor body, a batch of green smoothie in a white bowl with parts of it being scooped with a spoon, and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (58 seconds).
The BELLA 10-Speed Smoothie Testing, from left to right: the BELLA motor body, a batch of green smoothie in a white bowl with parts of it being scooped with a spoon, and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (58 seconds).
Bella 10 Speed Smoothe
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Betty Crocker immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper to check for smoothness.
Blending Time
58 secs
3 mins
Result
Smooth
Very Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
6.5
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the BELLA hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 24 seconds).
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the BELLA hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 24 seconds).
BELLA 10-Speed Mayonnaise
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Scoping a spoon of mayonnaise from a white bowl.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 25 secs
2 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Almond Milk

6.0
7.0
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Betty Crocker stick blender within 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min 15 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

6.0
0.0
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white is put upside down on the gray table with a BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes) by its sides.
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white is put upside down on the gray table with a BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes) by its sides.
BELLA 10-Speed Whipped Egg-Whites
A digital timer shows 2:01 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Betty Crocker immersion blender.
Beating Time
3 minutes
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
5.5

In the Box

The BELLA Stick Blender is shipped with a paper carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, a plastic beaker, a whisk attachment, a food processor, and a user manual.
The Betty Crocker immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories include a beaker, user manual, and packaging box.

Dimensions

The BELLA 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 8.3 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.2 inches.
The Betty Crocker standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.5 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.5 inches.
Height
15.2" (38.6 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
5.5
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the BELLA stick blender lie flat on a gray table.
A Close-Up of the Motor Body and Blending Shaft of the Betty Crocker

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the two speed control buttons of the BELLA immersion blender.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Buttons
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press-button
Min Speed
14,730 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
16,000 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
84 dB
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

7.5
4.0
A close-up of the BELLA’s blending wand with 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the BELLA’s blending wand with 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the BELLA’s blending wand with 4 sharp stainless steel prongs from the side-viewing angle.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Blending Shaft.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Plastic
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
A 30-oz plastic beaker of the BELLA Immersion Blending standing on a gray table.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Beaker
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
30 oz
20 oz
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.29 lb
Height
7.2" (18.3 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
The BELLA 10-Speed  Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s 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

A whisk attachment of the BELLA hand-held blender lying flat on a gray table.
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.3
5.9

Ease of Use

6.0
4.9

Handling

6.0
6.5
Someone uses two hands to control the BELLA immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the power button at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.
Someone is holding the Betty Crocker immersion blender.

Blade Assembly

7.5
9.0

Cleanability

7.5
7.5