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BELLA 10-Speed vs KitchenAid KHBBV53 Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the BELLA 10-Speed vs the KitchenAid KHBBV53 are average hand blenders, but the battery-powered model just feels sleeker and is easier to use.

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Bella 10-Speed

KitchenAid Cordless

BELLA 10-Speed vs KitchenAid KHBBV53

Overall Verdict

7.1
Overall Score
8.0
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)7.4
  • Design (20%)7.5
  • Usability (30%)6.3
  • Performance (50%)7.9
  • Design (20%)8.4
  • Usability (30%)7.8

The two share a mid-powered motor among other components so their level of efficiency is almost the same, but the KitchenAid KHBBV53 is more user-friendly allowing for more comfortable blending. 

However, both machines are somewhat inconsistent and are not really good at blending solid ingredients. In our smoothie test, they struggled with blending frozen fruit while also facing quite a lot of challenges in the other tests.

Given their apparent equity in terms of efficiency, the choice between the BELLA 10-Speed and the KitchenAid KHBBV53 is more about your need for a cordless or corded blender than any other factor.

Pros & Cons

  • It features multiple speeds. 
  • Extra attachments are included for greater versatility. 
  • Blending wand is easy to remove and attach.
  • It can quick-charge in only 20 minutes
  • A beaker is included for greater convenience 
  • Ergonomically-designed handle provides secure grip
  • Simple battery charging 
  • The included pan guard will prevent damage to non-stick cookware.
  • 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.
  • Its performance is often inconsistent
  • Not as efficient as other similar blenders

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.2 x W2.3 inches
H17 x W2.6 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Number of speeds
10
Variable
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
14,730 RPM
9,240 RPM
Max speed
16,000 RPM
11,650 RPM

Where to Buy?

Price at publication
$37.09
$89.66

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.4
7.9

Puree Soup

7.5
8.5
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 prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
A batch of soup pureéd by the KitchenAid cordless various speed hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
KitchenAid KHBBV53 Hot Soup
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Smoothie

9.3
9.0
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.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
The KitchenAid Cordless KHBBV53 Smoothie
Blending Time
58 secs
1 min
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
Yes

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
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the KitchenAid immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 25 secs
1 mins 54 secs
Result
Smooth
Quite thin
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

6.0
8.3
Grinding Time
1 min 15 secs
50 secs
Result
Coarse
Coarse
Suction
Tightly
No

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 KitchenAid KHBBV53 is immersed in a plastic beaker on a white table containing its failed beaten egg-white.
Beating Time
3 minutes
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
8.4

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 paper carton box, immersion blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker with lid, pan guard, charger, and owner’s manual of the KitchenAid battery blender 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 KitchenAid cordless 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 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17 inches.
Height
15.2" (38.6 cm)
17.0" (43.2 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
8.0" (20.3 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 blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
The blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
A black spot in the blade housing of the KitchenAid cordless stick blender being scaled up for clearer viewing.

Blades

7.5
7.8
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 KitchenAid’s blending assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs with a pan guard attached.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel (With plastic pan guard)
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Speed And Controls

A close-up of the two speed control buttons of the BELLA immersion blender.
A close-up of the palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the speed controller on the front of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press
Min Speed
14,730 RPM
9,240 RPM
Max Speed
16,000 RPM
11,650 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
84 dB
70 dB
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

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

Main Jar

10
10
A 30-oz plastic beaker of the BELLA Immersion Blending standing on a gray table.
An included 700 ml plastic beaker of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender standing on a gray table.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
30 oz
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.29 lb
3.7 oz (105 g)
Height
7.2" (18.3 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.3
7.8

Blade Assembly

7.5
7.5

Handling

6.0
7.5
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 holding the KitchenAid KHBBV53 Handle and pressing the speed controller at the same time.

Cleanability

7.5
8.0

Easeof Use

6.0
7.9

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