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BELLA 10-Speed vs Vitamix 5-Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

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Bella 10-Speed

Vitamix Immersion Blender

BELLA 10-Speed vs Vitamix 5-Speed

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Vitamix Immersion B...Bella 10-Speed8.68.69.18.27.48.07.56.3
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Cost aside, the Vitamix won us over in every aspect. Overall, it looks modern and distinctive compared to the BELLA 10-Speed.

Sporting an outstanding powerful 650-watt motor, it has been a true workhorse in our kitchen with the outstanding ability to blend even the toughest ingredients like ice cubes or frozen fruits. With a combination of great usability and consistent performance this blender certainly lives up to its name. Indeed, the Vitamix is good enough to be the best.

The BELLA 10-Speed, on the other hand, doesn't have the heavy-duty motor that many icy recipes demand. Although it did complete all five of our tests with acceptable results, we weren’t really pleased with its ease of use and stability.

Pros & Cons

  • It features multiple speeds. 
  • Extra attachments are included for greater versatility. 
  • Blending wand is easy to remove and attach.
  • A great tool for recipes that involve fibrous or frozen food
  • 4-pronged heavy-duty blade promotes speedy blends and consistent results
  • Intuitive interface makes it easy to switch between speed settings
  • Ergonomically-designed handle offers a secure grip
  • Blade Guard prevents scratching 
  • Stainless steel body ensures optimal durability
  • 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.
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.2 x W2.3 inches
17.5 x 3 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Number of speeds
10
5
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
14,730 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max speed
16,000 RPM
15,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$37.09
$146.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
8.6

Hot Soup Purée

7.5
9.5
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 from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Soup Purée Video
Draining the pureéd soup with a stainless steel mesh strainer to inspect solid chunks.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Chunky
Exceptionally smooth
Suction
Tightly
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.3
8.8
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 Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Smoothie Video
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray table to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
58 secs
1 min 5 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Mayonnaise

9.0
8.3
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
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
1 min 25 secs
1 mins 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Quite Thick
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

6.0
9.3
A bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
A bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
Grinding Time
1 min 15 secs
40 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
The Vitamix blending wand is immersed in a plastic beaker containing failed beaten egg-white with a smartphone displaying the total beating time ( 2 minutes and 17 seconds) next to it.
Beating Time
3 minutes
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
9.1

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 Vitamix Hand Blender is shipped with a carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, and owner’s manuals.

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 Vitamix stainless steel immersion blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 9.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17.5 inches.
Height
15.2" (38.6 cm)
17.5" (44.5 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
9.2" (23.4 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
9.5
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the BELLA stick blender lie flat on a gray table.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Review: The motor body and blending wand of the Vitamix lie flat on a gray table.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the two speed control buttons of the BELLA immersion blender.
A close-up of the Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Speed and Controls
A close-up of the Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Five speed indicator lights on top of the Vitamix’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press
Min Speed
14,730 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max Speed
16,000 RPM
15,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
84 dB
85 dB
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

7.5
9.5
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.
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
Stainless Steel Blade Housing with Plastic Guard (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the sharp stainless steel blade of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Blade Count
4
4
Removable
Yes
No
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.
The Vitamix hand blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Hands-on Power Cord
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
No
Detachable
No
2-prong plug

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
8.2

Ease of Use

6.0
8.4

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.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
Someone is holding the Vitamix immersion blender with a top-down perspective.
A close-up of the Vitamix’s handle being held from a front view.

Blade Assembly

7.5
8.0

Cleanability

7.5
7.0

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