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Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs. Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs. Hamilton Beach 2-Speed comparison. We've highlighted the different aspects of the two and how they’ll impact your experience.

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Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs. Hamilton Beach 2 Speed: Which Immersion Blender is Better

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As a high-end immersion blender, the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip is decently equipped with premium materials. It has a rich feature list that strives to increase competition in every segment. Compared with the Hamilton Beach 2-Speed, it performed better in all of the tests, and most impressively, it didn’t heat up during a heavy-duty blend like its peer did.

In terms of usability, the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip is easier to use and more comfortable on longer operations thanks to a soft touch finish. The Hamilton Beach 2-Speed often feels a bit vulnerable during even simple tasks. It is also a pain to maneuver due to the violent shaking motor and unresponsive controlling buttons.

Pros & Cons

  • It performs with consistent efficiency.
  • It comes with extra accessories.
  • There are many innovative features like ergonomic pistol-like control grip with trigger operation.
  • Non-scratch base helps prevent scratching pots.
  • The whisk attachment brings more versatility.
  • It can be used for pureeing cooked vegetables, fresh fruits, and baby food.
  • Its easy-grip design allows for flexible control 
  • All the accessories are dishwasher safe
  • The heavy blending performance is limited 
  • The blade housing base is relatively large, making it hard to fit well in certain blending containers.
  • It isn’t powerful enough for many blending tasks
  • The two included attachments are almost useless
  • It isn’t durable due to the poorly-constructed design

Key Specs

Dimension
H16.5 x W2.9 inches
H14.3 x W2.6 inches
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
15
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
6,014 RPM
15,680 RPM
Max speed
13,224 RPM
17,330 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$113.48
$30.86

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
5.7

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
8.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Breville immersion blender.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Breville immersion blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Breville Control Grip immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Hot Soup Purée Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Hot Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 secs
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slight
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.8
5.3
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender Smoothie Test
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Breville’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 21 seconds).
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Breville BSB510XL blender 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 Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Hamilton Beach immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 21 secs
2 mins 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Chunky and Leafy
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

4.8
0.0
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch made by the Breville blender and contained in a plastic beaker that stands between the Breville’s motor and a smartphone displaying the total mixing time ( 2 minutes and 39 seconds).
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch made by the Breville blender and contained in a plastic beaker that stands between the Breville’s motor and a smartphone displaying the total mixing time ( 2 minutes and 39 seconds).
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Whipped Egg-Whites 1
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender Mayonnaise Test
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
2 mins 40 secs
N/A
Result
Quite Thin
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Almond Milk

8.5
6.8
A white plate of almond pulp produced by the Breville stick blender being between the Breville’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total grinding time (55 seconds).
A white plate of almond pulp produced by the Breville stick blender being between the Breville’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total grinding time (55 seconds).
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Almond Milk
Grinding Time
56 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Coarse
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
5.0
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Breville immersion blender is put upside down on the white table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (1 minute and 21 seconds) by its sides.
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Breville immersion blender is put upside down on the white table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (1 minute and 21 seconds) by its sides.
Looking at the beaten egg-white of the Breville Stick Blender contained inside a plastic beaker.
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites Test
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites
Beating Time
1 min 21 sec
3 min 22 secs
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
6.0

In the Box

A paper carton box, plastic beaker with lid, whisk attachment, blending wand with its motor body attached, chopper bowl with lid and stainless steel chopping blades, and user’s manuals of the Breville BSB510XL  lying side by side on a white table.
A user’s manual, whisk attachment, blending wand with its motor body attached, paper carton box, and a food processor attachment of the Hamilton Beach hand blender lying side by side on a gray table.

Dimensions

The Breville 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 9.3 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16.5 inches.
The Hamilton Beach 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 6.9 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.3 inches.
Height
16.5" (41.9 cm)
14.3" (36.3 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.3" (23.6 cm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
6.0
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the Breville BSB510XL lying on a white table.
A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the Power button in the front interface and a speed dial on the top of the Breville’s motor body.
A close-up of the Power button in the front interface and a speed dial on the top of the Breville’s motor body.
A close-up of the Breville’s motor body, with a speed dial on its top and the power button in its front.
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons on the front interface of the Hamilton Beach hand blender.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
6.014 RPM
15,680 RPM
Max Speed
13.224 RPM
17,330 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
76 dB
96 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.5
6.5
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two stainless steel prongs of the Breville BSB510XL hand blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two stainless steel prongs of the Breville BSB510XL hand blender.
The Stainless Steel Blending Shaft of the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Plastic
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
0.0
The Breville’s 1250 ml plastic beaker standing on a white table with its lid attached.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Capacity
40.0 fl oz (1.2 L)
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
Yes
N/A
Weight
14.0 oz (397 g)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
7.0" (17.8 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Tamper Included
No
N/A

Power Cord

10
10
The Breville Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
The Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
6.3 ft (1.9 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

The Breville BSB510XL Whisk Attachment lying on a white table.
A whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach stick blender lying flat on a gray table.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
6.4

Ease of Use

7.7
5.8

Handling

8.5
6.5
Someone is holding the Breville’s immersion handle and at the same time pressing its power button, with one hand.
Someone is holding the Hamilton Beach handle with one hand and pressing its button at the same time.

Blade Assembly

7.5
8.0

Cleanability

7.5
8.0