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Bella 10-Speed vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Depending on your blending needs, the choice is a toss-up, but the Bella will is the more all-round please with fewer quality issues.

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Bella 10-Speed vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

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The Elite Gourmet, unlike the Bell-10 Speed blender set, doesn’t come with a whisk for whipping egg whites. For other performance markers such as hot soup purees and almond milk, the Elite Gourmet generally outperforms the Bella except that the Elite fails with frozen fruit smoothies. For the Elite Gourmet, hot soup purees are generally smooth in texture, although not silky smooth. Almond milk came out with a creamy texture, but the Bella never achieved this due to a strong suction force interfering with the process.

Since both of these machines are in the budget category, neither have a satisfactory build quality. The Bella utilizes a medium grade plastic which could potentially cause issues with the fitting of the blending shaft. The Elite Gourmet uses  an even lighter-weight and flimsier plastic (also forming the blade guard!). The Elite Gourmet is easy to control having only one speed and two buttons, but its low 150 W draw is not suited to tough tasks which require more stopping and starting. The Bella, meanwhile, has a really high vibrational force, strong suction force, and stiff buttons.

Pros & Cons

  • It features multiple speeds. 
  • Extra attachments are included for greater versatility. 
  • Blending wand is easy to remove and attach.
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • 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.
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.2 x W2.3 inches
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Number of speeds
10
1
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
14,730 RPM
No
Max speed
16,000 RPM
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$37.09
$12.00

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
6.3

Hot Soup Purée

7.5
8.0
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 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
Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.3
3.5
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.
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
58 secs
2 mins 30 secs
Result
Smooth
Leafy
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
9.0
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 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
1 min 25 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Almond Milk

6.0
7.5
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 15 secs
1 min 20 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
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
3 minutes
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
5.2

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.

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 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
15.2" (38.6 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Length
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
5.0
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the BELLA stick blender lie flat on a gray table.
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 two speed control buttons of the BELLA immersion blender.
A close-up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
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
5.5
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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
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
No

Beaker

10
0.0
A 30-oz plastic beaker of the BELLA Immersion Blending standing on a gray table.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Capacity
30 oz
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
Yes
N/A
Weight
0.29 lb
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
7.2" (18.3 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Tamper Included
No
N/A

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 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

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
6.4

Ease of Use

6.0
5.3

Handling

6.0
8.5
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 handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender

Blade Assembly

7.5
7.0

Cleanability

7.5
8.0