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Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W Side-by-Side Comparison

Two blender sets that bring a lot to the table. Ultimately we feel the LINKChef is better, but it's a close call.

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Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W

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The Breville BSB510XL and the LINKChef 800W are both blender sets, each with a food processor, a whisk, and a beaker; but the LINCKChef has a milk frother. While neither blender showed overall great performance, the Breville came out the better bet, especially in terms of build quality. Both are mediocre but good enough for home cooked soup purees, and the Breville does well with almond milk and whipped egg whites. The LINKChef, fails completely at frozen fruit smoothies, but fairs acceptably well for other blending tasks. 

As can be expected for its brand reputation, the Breville scores higher in build quality than the LINKChef, but the LINKChef still offers excellent quality for lower price. The Breville can be noted for its smooth operation, while the LINKChef does vibrate quite strongly. On the other hand though, the LINKChef has a tighter fitting assembly, and it is easier to clean because things like mayonnaise tend to be difficult to remove from the Breville. Overall, the LINKChef seems the better blender to go for here, unless you love your frozen smoothies.

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.
  • Sufficient motor power suitable for basic tasks
  • Extensive selection of speed options
  • Solid, mid-level construction quality
  • Array of adaptable accessories
  • The heavy blending performance is limited 
  • The blade housing base is relatively large, making it hard to fit well in certain blending containers.
  • Susceptibility to scratches
  • Overwhelming suction strength

Key Specs

Dimension
H16.5 x W2.9 inches
H 16 x W2.8 inches
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
15
20
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
6,014 RPM
A beaker, ice crush blade, storage bracket, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
Max speed
13,224 RPM
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$113.48
$30.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
5.2

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
6.5
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 produced by the LINKchef from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the LINKchef from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the LINKchef immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 secs
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Chunky
Suction
Slight
Tightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.8
0.0
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 hand holding a spoonful of a chunky, unevenly blended green and orange mixture above the LINKchef immersion blender, demonstrating the results of a failed frozen fruit smoothie test with the LINKchef blender.
A hand holding a spoonful of a chunky, unevenly blended green and orange mixture above the LINKchef immersion blender, demonstrating the results of a failed frozen fruit smoothie test with the LINKchef blender.
Top-down view of a partially blended mixture in a glass container.
Blending Time
2 mins 21 secs
Failed
Result
Smooth
Failed
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

4.8
9.0
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
A mayonnaise preparation using a LinkChef immersion blender, with a timer tracking the blending duration.
A mayonnaise preparation using a LinkChef immersion blender, with a timer tracking the blending duration.
A Close-Up  of The LINKchef Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
2 mins 40 secs
1 min 35 secs
Result
Quite Thin
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

Almond Milk

8.5
7.5
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
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by theLINKchef stick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
56 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
9.0
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 beaten egg-white of the LINKchef immersion blender is put upside down on the table;  a smartphone displaying 1 minute and 45 seconds by its sides.
Beating Time
1 min 21 sec
2 minutes
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
7.5

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.
The LINKchef immersion blender and its accessories.

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 LINKchef hand-held blender standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16 inches.
Height
16.5" (41.9 cm)
16.0" (40.6 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
2.8" (7.1 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.3" (23.6 cm)
8.2" (20.8 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the Breville BSB510XL lying on a white table.
A close-up of the blending wand, milk frother, and motor housing of the LINKchef immersion 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 the LINKchef’s front buttons
A close-up of the LINKchef’s front buttons
A close-up of the LINKchef’s top-mounted dial.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
6.014 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
13.224 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
76 dB
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.5
7.5
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 LINKchef Blade Assembly
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
10
The Breville’s 1250 ml plastic beaker standing on a white table with its lid attached.
A Close-up of the LINKchef beaker.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
40.0 fl oz (1.2 L)
27 oz
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
14.0 oz (397 g)
Height
7.0" (17.8 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

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.
A Close-up of the LINKchef power cord.
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 close-up of the LINKchef whisk attachment.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.1

Ease of Use

7.7
6.3

Handling

8.5
8.0
Someone is holding the Breville’s immersion handle and at the same time pressing its power button, with one hand.
Someone is holding the LINKchef’s handle.

Blade Assembly

7.5
8.5

Cleanability

7.5
8.5