Bella 10-Speed vs. Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Side-by-Side Comparison

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 1, 2022
BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender Review
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Review
Blender type
immersion
immersion
Power
350W
300W

Our Verdict

7.1
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    7.4/10
  • Design (20%)
    7.5/10
  • Usability (30%)
    6.3/10
6.6
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    5.8/10
  • Design (20%)
    6.8/10
  • Usability (30%)
    7.8/10

These models are closely similar, with a standard look and common features. They both come with an impressive list of attachments, too. This makes it very difficult to choose between them if you only focus on style or design.

Fortunately, highlight differences lie in their performance. In our tests, we found that both their whisk attachments worked well enough to produce the best mayonnaise and beaten egg whites. When it comes to preparing frozen fruit smoothies, pureéd hot soup, and non-dairy milk, however, the Chefman 6-in-1 somehow couldn’t match the Bella 10-speed, despite the fact that they share the same power rating. 

So, if you want an affordable immersion blender that works fine for all sorts of blends, the Bella 10-speed, is by far the better design.

Performance

7.4
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    7.5/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    9.3/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    9.0/10
  • Almond Milk (5%)
    6.0/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)
    6.0/10
5.8
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    5.0/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    5.0/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    9.0/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)
    5.0/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)
    10/10
7.5

Hot Soup Purée

5.0
The BELLA 10-Speed Soup
BELLA 10-Speed Hot Soup Purée
  • Pureeing Time: 30 seconds
  • Result: Chunky
  • Suction: Tightly

The BELLA is moderately capable at pureeing soup. In our test, it took around 30 seconds to blend and combine all the ingredients. However, we still found lots of tiny chunks when we ran the soup through a strainer. On the whole, blending didn’t go smoothly since the blender itself created a bit too much suction. At the highest speed settings, it vacuumed itself solidly to the beaker’s bottom, making it very difficult for us to make any movements.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée
  • Pureeing Time: 30 seconds
  • Result: Slightly chunky
  • Suction: Slightly

We allowed the Chefman 6-in-1 30 seconds worth of runtime for this test and found that it worked just slightly above average for making a purée of root veggies. Our pumpkins and carrots were blended evenly so the soup came out creamy enough to satisfy us. That said, a smattering of celery fibers still remained unprocessed, making the soup coarser than a restaurant-style dish. It might create a smoother texture with more blending time, so this blender is not a bad choice overall.

9.3

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.0
BELLA 10-Speed Smoothie
BELLA 10-Speed Smoothie
  • Blending Time: 58 secs
  • Result: Slightly Coarse
  • Suction: Slightly

Our BELLA transformed all the ingredients into a drinkable texture in approximately one minute, from start to finish. It didn’t have too much difficulty powering through frozen fruit or kale. The resulting smoothie was acceptable with very few unprocessed chunks.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Smoothie
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Smoothie 1
  • Blending Time: 2 mins 30 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Slightly

We were skeptical whether this blender had enough power to churn through solid ingredients like frozen fruits. In the end, however, it did surprisingly well. It was hard not to notice tiny flakes of kale in the final result, but most of us agree that they didn’t harm the smoothie’s texture.

The trade off was blending time. While sporting the same motor power as its counterparts, such as the Braun MutiQuick-5 or the BELLA 10-Speed, the Chefman  6-in-1 somehow took a full minute more to create equivalent results. Blenders that work faster create a creamier texture because the icy fruit doesn’t have a chance to thaw. The Chefman’s smoothie tasted more diluted.

9.0

Mayonnaise

9.0
The BELLA 10-Speed Mayonnaise
  • Emulsifying Time: 1 min 25 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Yes

Making mayonnaise was easy with this blender. Of all the blenders we tested, it was among the fastest, beating our favorite blender — the Braun MultiQuick-5 by up to 30 seconds. That said, its mayonnaise didn’t come out very smooth and creamy. Still, for such a low-priced hand blender, this result is worthy of praise.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Mayonnaise 1
  • Emulsifying Time: 1 min 30 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Yes

For this test, we combined three egg yolks with 240ml canola oil. This blender took a minute and a half to turn it into pleasant yellowish mayo which had a creamy, fluffy texture that would work well in a variety of dishes. All in all, using the Chefman 6-in-1 to make mayonnaise is a quick-and-easy process, and the same should be true for any other emulsified sauces.

6.0

Almond Milk

5.0
  • Grinding Time: 1 min 15 secs
  • Result: Coarse
  • Suction: Tightly

Our non-dairy milk required nearly a minute and a half of blending, but it still didn’t come out as smooth and creamy as it should. And not only couldn’t the machine blend uniformly, but it also created bad suction, causing a mess when we struggled to lift it upward.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Almond Milk
  • Grinding Time: 1 min 50 secs
  • Result: Coarse
  • Suction: Tightly

The Chefman 6-in-1 created a serving of non-dairy milk in nearly two minutes. It didn’t blend as finely as some other blenders, such as the Chefman Cordless, so the drink it produced was neither the creamiest nor the richest in almond flavor. Nevertheless, this blender can still get the job done and help you skip store-bought versions. It’s always nice to set yourself up for fresher alternatives right at home.

6.0

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
The BELLA 10-Speed whipped egg-white
  • Beating Time: 3 minutes
  • Result: Stiff
  • Suction: No

The BELLA’s whisk attachment drew enough air into the egg whites to create stiff peaks in our test, but its prolonged beating operation left us with exhausted hands and extreme discomfort. So, even though this add-on can do the trick, we don’t think it’s an acceptable alternative to a hand mixer when it comes to preparing emulsified sauces or meringue.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites 1
  • Beating Time: 1 min 30 secs
  • Result: Stiff
  • Suction: No

Our eggs turned into an airy, fluffy foam that was stiff enough to stick to the bowl’s sides. Even when we turned the foam upside down, it didn’t fall out. Indeed, this blender’s whisk attachment made meringue a simple and fun exercise.

Design

7.5
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.5/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    7.0/10
  • Power Cord (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    10/10
6.8
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.0/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    7.0/10
  • Power cord (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    0/10

In the Box

The BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender Unboxing
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Food processor
  • Beaker   
  • User manual

Our set includes six pieces which are all free of harmful chemicals. All parts except the motor section are top-rack dishwasher safe.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender In the Box
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Three spiralizing blades
  • Spiralizer
  • Food processor
  • User manual

Dimensions

The BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender Length
  • Height:
    15.2" (38.6 cm)
  • Width:
    2.3" (5.8 cm)
  • Weight:
    2.0 oz (57 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    8.3" (21.1 cm)

So far, we haven’t encountered any challenges caused by this blender’s size. The machine itself is compact enough to store in a drawer, and it isn’t overly heavy. Weight isn’t a hindrance to the machine’s usability.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Dimensions
  • Height:
    14.6" (37.1 cm)
  • Width:
    2.5" (6.4 cm)
  • Weight:
    1.5 oz (43 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    7.9" (20.1 cm)

This Chefman device is the same size as most hand blenders, so it should be comfortable for most people to use, even for extended periods. So far, we haven’t encountered any challenges caused by its length or weight.

7.0

Build Quality

7.0
The BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender Construction

The BELLA can be purchased for less than $30, but that low price tag is a clue as to its quality. The machine itself feels relatively solid, but it doesn’t look as sleek as the mid-range ones. With the exception of the blending shaft, all the parts are made of medium-grade plastic which may deteriorate and collect scratches over the years. 

Not only that, but several Amazon users have complained about the inner components. Some claim that the plastic core that connects the blending wand to the main body somehow got shredded, rendering the blender useless. Others were frustrated when the tabs that connect to attachments broke. 

All things considered, we don’t think the BELLA is a reliable performer, even though it’s backed by an impressive warranty (two years).

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Build Quality

The Chefman 6-in-1’s medium-grade construction may not impress you, but we assure it is durable enough for regular use. The blending attachments all attach securely to the motor body, so they’re unlikely to separate while in operation. Like us, you may not like the metal blade housing which will easily scratch your cookware’s surface. For better or worse, though, it's a common feature to help avoid food splatter.

Speed and Controls

The BELLA 10-Speed Controls
  • Control Type:
    Press-button & speed dial
  • Min Speed:
    14,730 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    16000 RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    84 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

On paper, the BELLA allows the users to easily switch between 10 speed options using the two front buttons and a top dial. Our real-world experience, though, indicates that while they get the job done, it takes a lot of force to press the buttons.

Likewise, the speed dial isn’t really essential. It’s hard to use because both hands are engaged while blending — one hand to maneuver the blender and the other to keep the beaker from jumping around the countertop with the motor’s violent vibration.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Speed and Controls
  • Control Type:
    Press-button
  • Min Speed:
    10.479 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    13.211RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    72 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    Yes

This blender runs at two different speeds. The two buttons on the front allow you to shift between speed options. Both are quite responsive and the motor accelerates seamlessly. We noticed a clear change in the blade’s rotation speed, but it wasn’t jarring.

7.5

Blending Shaft

7.0
The BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender Blade
The BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender 4-Pronged Blade
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Blade Count:
    4
  • Removable:
    Yes
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The blade has 4 prongs made of medium-quality stainless steel. It comes relatively sharp, but looks a bit fragile. If you use this blender for grinding tough ingredients, the blade assembly may get damaged.    

We appreciate that the blade guard was designed to prevent splattering, but don't think that it works as intended. It creates a lot of suction at the bottom of our beaker. And since it’s made of metal with harsh edges, the blade guard can leave marks on your non-stick cookware unless you blend very carefully.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Blending Shaft
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Blade Count:
    2
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The blending shaft is sensibly built with a two-prong blade assembly. The blades look sturdy, but their metal housing somehow wound up with several black dots after our rigorous testing procedure. The blade housing is meant to keep splashing to a minimum, but it has room for improvement. It still allowed some liquid to squirt through the openings on the sides.

10

Beaker

0.0
The BELLA 10-Speed  Immersion Blender Beaker
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    30 oz
  • Measurements:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    0.29 lb
  • Height:
    7.2 inches
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Tamper Included:
    No

The BELLA blender comes with a large beaker that shows measurements in both milliliters and fluid ounces. It’s a simple affair with an easy-pour spout and a flared base for stability.

  • Material:
     N/A
  • Capacity:
     N/A
  • Measurements:
     N/A
  • Weight:
    NaN oz (NaN g)
  • Height:
     N/A
  • Dishwasher Safe:
     N/A
  • Tamper Included:
     N/A

The Chefman 6-in-1 doesn’t come with a blending beaker.

10

Power Cord

Power cord
The BELLA 10-Speed  Immersion Blender Cord
  • Cord Length:
    5.1 ft
  • Type:
    2-prong plug
  • Detachable:
    No

The power cord is long enough to reach your nearby outlets. As a nice bonus, it has a small loop that allows you to hang the whole blender on a hook for easy storage.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Power cord
  • Cord Length:
    5.3 ft
  • Type:
    2-prong plug
  • Detachable:
    No

The power cord has a reasonable length so you can easily plug it into any nearby outlet. We like its small loop as this add-on allows us to hang the whole blender on a hook for easy storage.

Whisk Attachment

Extra Accessories

Whisk Attachment
The BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender Whisk Attachment
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

With the whisk attachment, your blender can act as a hand mixer for certain tasks such as whipping cream, beating egg whites, and emulsifying sauces. That said, it’s rather poorly built, so it may not survive long.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Extra Accessories: Whisk Attachment
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

The whisk attachment will turn your blender into a hand mixer for light whipping tasks like beating egg whites, whipping cream, and emulsifying sauces.

Food Processor

Extra Accessories

Chopper Attachment
The BELLA 10-Speed Immersion Blender Food Processor
  • Material:
    Plastic and Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

We haven’t tested this attachment, but the stainless steel S-blade can probably chop, mix, and shred certain foods just like any other low-grade food processor.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Extra Extra Accessories: Chopper Attachment
  • Material:
    Plastic and stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

We haven't performed any tests on the chopper attachment, so we can't say for sure how well it works. Considering the blender’s power rating, however, it should be capable of chopping small quantities of fresh veggies or raw nuts.

Usability

6.3
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    6.0/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    7.5/10
  • Handling (20%)
    6.0/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    7.5/10
7.8
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    7.6/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    9.0/10
  • Handling (20%)
    7.5/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    8.5/10
6.0

Ease of Use

7.6

The controls are easy to understand, but we never got comfortable actually operating it. While its interface is very intuitive with only two buttons and a speed selection dial, the motor’s vibration made our hands entirely numb. Moreover, the buttons are too stiff and unresponsive, so our fingers got tired in a hurry. In some cases our fingers slipped right off the trigger button, causing unplanned interruptions to our testing process. 

The low rating of this blender’s usability isn’t all due to its controls, though. Throughout most of the tests, the blending shaft stuck itself so tightly to the container’s bottom that we couldn’t lift it up unless we shut off the motor. That’s quite unacceptable, in our opinion.

This Chefman is perfectly comfortable to use one-handed. The buttons are relatively stiff, but they’re responsive and do give us a good sense of control. 

In our tests, this blender acted like a vacuum at the bottom of the beaker, so we got some splatter whenever we moved it around. If the container’s sides were tall enough, though, our blending experience would have been notably better. 

Food tends to cling to the blade guard’s holes. As a result, you’ll probably need to use a food scraper to clean it up every now and then.

7.5

Blade Assembly

9.0

To blend, attach the blending wand or any mixing accessories to the main body by turning it in a counter-clockwise direction until tightened.

The Chefman 6-in-1 features a simple locking mechanism so blending attachments are very easy to attach or remove. To connect them, you simply insert the motor body into the attachment, then twist until the two units click together.

6.0

Handling

7.5
The Bella 10-Speed Motor Body

Designed with an ergonomic handle, this blender is meant to be comfortable to grip, reducing hand and wrist pain. Due to its violent vibration and stiff buttons, however, our hands got tired anyway.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Handling

The handle doesn’t have a grippy silicon layer like some, but it is ergonomically designed to ensure a comfortable grip, which eases hand fatigue while you’re blending. We can’t call this Chefman the most practical blender out there, but it shouldn’t cause problems.

7.5

Cleanability

8.5

All the included accessories are top-rack dishwasher-safe and easy to clean manually. The main difficulties are in a few hard-to-reach spots such as the backsides of the blades. We had to use a bit of elbow grease on the food tailings.

All the pieces are safe to put in the dishwasher except for the motor body. Unless you’re short on time, however, you’ll want to wash them manually — they’ll last longer that way. 

We cleaned the blending wand and the whisk attachment by hand and appreciated how easily food tailings wiped away. The only inconveniences were the blades’ backsides which we found quite difficult to get our hands into; you will need a bottle brush to simplify cleanup.