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BELLA 10-Speed vs Cuisinart CSB-175 Side-by-Side Comparison

If you have to choose between the BELLA 10-Speed vs. the Cuisinart CSB-175, we would recommend buying the higher-priced model.

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Bella 10-Speed

Cuisinart Smart Stick

BELLA 10-Speed vs Cuisinart CSB-175

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Cuisinart Smart StickBella 10-Speed7.77.48.57.87.48.07.56.3
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While the BELLA 10-Speed shares a lot of characteristics with its higher-priced counterpart, including mid-range power and a stainless steel blending shaft, we don’t think their efficiency is equal.

Of all the blenders we tested, the Cuisinart CSB-175 is one of the most capable and desirable machines within its price range. Even with only two speed options, we could still get adequate control over the texture’s consistency. 

That said, don’t expect this blender to be user-friendly. Its locking button makes blending much more complicated, and you absolutely must consult the user manual prior to use to figure out how it works. 

However, given its shaky motor, the BELLA 10-Speed is still the most difficult-to-use immersion blender that we have experienced.

Pros & Cons

  • It features multiple speeds. 
  • Extra attachments are included for greater versatility. 
  • Blending wand is easy to remove and attach.
  • Powerful enough for a wide range of tasks
  • The ergonomically-designed handle makes the blender easier to maneuver  
  • The included 24-oz beaker allows for easy gripping and drip-free pouring
  • The release button is really helpful during assembly and disassembly  
  • The specially designed blade can be used to emulsify sauces
  • 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.
  • The stainless steel blending shaft will damage non-stick coatings
  • Fairly complicated to use
  • The blade guard doesn’t prevent splashing very well

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.2 x W2.3 inches
15.6 x 2.3 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
10
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
14,730 RPM
11,670 RPM
Max speed
16,000 RPM
12,660 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$37.09
$46.56

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
7.4

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 made by the  Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the  Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Cuisinart CSB-175BKQVC Hot Soup Test
A batch of soup pureéd by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Chunky
Silky chunky
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.3
7.5
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.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Cuisinart’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 21 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Cuisinart’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 21 seconds).
Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Cuisinart Smart Stick was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
58 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Smooth
Slightly Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
9.3
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
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from a full batch emulsified in a white bowl by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from a full batch emulsified in a white bowl by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender.
Cuisinart CSB-175BKQVC Smart Stick Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
1 min 25 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Yes

Almond Milk

6.0
9.0
Grinding Time
1 min 15 secs
40 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

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
The blending wand of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick  is immersed in a plastic beaker on a white table containing its failed beaten egg-white with a smartphone next to it.
Beating Time
3 minutes
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
8.5

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.
Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.

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 Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-speed hand 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 8.4 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.6 inches.
Height
15.2" (38.6 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
8.5
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the BELLA stick blender lie flat on a gray table.
The motor body and blending wand of the Cuisinart Smart Stick two-speed hand blender lying flat on a yellow table.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the two speed control buttons of the BELLA immersion blender.
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons and a speed dial on top of the Cuisinart’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press
Min Speed
14,730 RPM
11,670 RPM
Max Speed
16,000 RPM
12,660 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
84 dB
80 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

7.5
8.0
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 Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Stainless Steel Blade
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Metal
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Beaker

10
10
A 30-oz plastic beaker of the BELLA Immersion Blending standing on a gray table.
A 24-oz plastic beaker of the Cuisinart Smart stick standing on a yellow table.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
30 oz
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.29 lb
3.8 oz (108 g)
Height
7.2" (18.3 cm)
6.5" (16.5 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.
The Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 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
7.8

Ease of Use

6.0
7.6

Handling

6.0
8.0
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 uses two hands to control the Cuisinart Smart Stick immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the controlling buttons at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.

Blade Assembly

7.5
9.0

Cleanability

7.5
7.5

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