Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs. UTALENT 5-In-1 Side-by-Side Comparison

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 1, 2022
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender Review
The UTALENT 5-in-1 Immersion Blender Review
Blender type
immersion
immersion
Power
280W
250W

Our Verdict

7.3
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    6.5/10
  • Design (20%)
    8.7/10
  • Usability (30%)
    7.8/10
6.5
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    5.9/10
  • Design (20%)
    7.0/10
  • Usability (30%)
    7.2/10

If you're looking for something that can handle basic tasks consistently, the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip is a better choice than the UTALENT 5-in-1. Although it isn’t the best in the segment, it is a nice all-arounder, passing all of our tests with above-average results. Before you buy, just note that it costs twice as much and the fact that all its niceties are exclusive but probably not life-changing.  

Apart from performance, the overall build quality of the UTALENT 5-in-1 doesn’t match the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip, either. Its motor body is mostly made of hard plastic, which feels cheap and doesn’t look as solid as the Breville’s stainless steel construction. 

The only disadvantage of the Breville BSB510XL over the UTALENT 5-in-1 is the head of its blending wand which is too large to easily find itself a compatible blending container.

Performance

6.5
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    6.5/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    5.8/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    4.8/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)
    8.5/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)
    10/10
5.9
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    5.0/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    5.8/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    8.0/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)
    5.8/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)
    7.0/10
6.5

Hot Soup Purée

5.0
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Hot Soup Purée
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Hot Soup Purée 1
  • Pureeing Time: 30 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Slight

The Breville BSB510XL is not a bad choice if you need to create hot soup purées in a hurry. Breaking down cooked veggies into liquid form is this machine’s forte. 

Although our test soup did retain a few unblended chunks, it was acceptably smooth and had a nice creamy consistency even without adding dairy. Our purée test runs for only 30 seconds, though — you will likely get a silkier soup if you blend longer.

UTALENT 5-In-1 Hot Soup Purée
UTALENT 5-In-1 Hot Soup Purée 1
  • Pureeing Time: 30 seconds
  • Result: Chunky
  • Suction: Slightly

None of the low-range blenders we tested churned out the silkiest puree in 30 seconds, but the UTALENT’s soup was so chunky that we couldn’t consider it a pass. Most of the unprocessed chunks, including carrots and celery, are large enough to be visible after straining. Some couldn’t even be blended because they got lodged in the blade guard’s holes.

Making hot soup puree is the easiest and most basic task of an immersion blender so it really doesn’t make sense to buy this one.

5.8

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.8
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Smoothie
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Smoothie 1
  • Blending Time: 2 mins 21 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Slightly

The Breville BSB510XL produced a silky smoothie with almost zero leftover sediment. The task did seem challenging, though, since it took nearly a full minute longer than average. You may not mind a little extra time, but frozen fruit smoothies are actually best when they’re blended quickly; the extra time and blade contact will thaw the ingredients and give the resulting smoothie a more watery texture.

The UTALENT 5-in-1 Smoothie
The UTALENT 5-in-1 Immersion Blender Smoothie
  • Blending Time: 2 minutes
  • Result: Leafy
  • Suction: Slightly

The UTALENT is definitely not for you if you like your smoothies packed with frozen fruit or green veggies. Apart from being too weak to blend through tough ingredients, it’s also unable to liquify leafy veggies effectively.  

Our smoothie was churned out with a grainy, leafy texture even after up to 2 minutes of processing. Upon stirring it to check its smoothness, we noticed that there were some grains of unprocessed kale still left in the mixture.

Furthermore, the machine required our intervention to draw all the ingredients toward the blades: We had to constantly stir with the blending wand to ensure everything was incorporated. What a frustrating blending process!

4.8

Mayonnaise

8.0
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Whipped Egg-Whites
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Whipped Egg-Whites 1
  • Emulsifying Time: 2 mins 40 secs
  • Result: Quite Thin
  • Suction: No

The Breville BSB510XL took 2 minutes and forty seconds to create a batch of mayonnaise featuring three egg yolks and 240ml oil. This was nearly a minute and a half slower than the fastest immersion blenders we tested (such as the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick).

The sauce had a pale yellow color. It was light and creamy like pudding — neither great nor bad. It lacked the thick texture we prefer, suggesting that better emulsion would demand more oil.

The UTALENT 5-in-1 Mayonnaise
  • Emulsifying Time: 1 min 35 secs
  • Result: Thick
  • Suction: No

Our mayo sauce was a very simple one: an emulsion of oil blended with egg yolk. We made it in about 1 minute and a half using the blender’s whisk attachment. Regarding its consistency, we wished that it could have been creamier. Although this machine made short work of incorporating all the ingredients, our emulsification came out relatively thick—albeit stable.

8.5

Almond Milk

5.8
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Almond Milk
  • Grinding Time: 56 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Tightly

The Breville BSB510XL performed well in this test. Of all the mid-powered blenders we tested, it was among the select few that pulverized the nuts evenly and drew the most flavor out of the almonds. After we’d removed the pulp with a mesh strainer, it tasted smooth and creamy, too.

The UTALENT 5-in-1 Almond Milk
  • Grinding Time: 2 minutes
  • Result: Coarse
  • Suction: Tightly

Of all the blenders we tested, the UTALENT was the slowest performer. It took up to two minutes to complete this task — twice as slow as the winner. And even still, the nuts weren’t evenly ground. As a result, our milk couldn’t pack the full flavor of almond. It was drinkable but quite watery and not as creamy as it should have been.

10

Whipped Egg-Whites

7.0
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Whipped Egg-Whites
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Whipped Egg-Whites 1
  • Beating Time: 1 min 21 sec
  • Result: Stiff
  • Suction: No

The Breville BSB510XL was excellent at beating eggs. It requires less than one and a half minutes to churn out a stiff-peaked whip from 100ml of egg whites, which was considerably faster than most of its peers. If you use this blender to make meringue, you won’t need to make any special preparations; the Breville BSB510XL will readily handle it.

The UTALENT 5-in-1 Whipped Egg-Whites
  • Beating Time: 2 mins 50 secs
  • Result: Stiff
  • Suction: No

The low power rating made this blender lag behind its rivals. We had to spend a great deal of time to achieve a stiff peak. Of course, it wasn't a big deal to simply blend for a few more minutes but the prolonged operation caused the motor to overheat, thus impairing its durability. Still, this is a pretty common occurrence for most low-grade blenders.

Design

8.7
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.5/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    9.0/10
  • Power cord (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    10/10
7.0
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.0/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    6.5/10
  • Power Cord (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    10/10

In the Box

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip In the Box
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Chopper bowl with stainless steel chopping blades 
  • Blending beaker with dual-purpose storage lid & anti-slip mat
  • User manual

Contributing to the high price tag is a set of well-designed attachments, to include a whisk, a chopping bowl, and a 42-ounce blending jar with dual-purpose lid. All of the attachments are top-rack dishwasher safe, which is definitely a big plus. They’re also very practical and easy to use.

UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Blender In the Box
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Food processor
  • Milk frother 
  • Beaker   
  • User manual

Despite being a low-range machine, the UTALENT comes with everything you need to support your culinary creativity. With this generous accessory package, it should be a the new benchmark for immersion blenders.

Dimensions

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender Dimensions
  • Height:
    16.5" (41.9 cm)
  • Width:
    2.9" (7.4 cm)
  • Weight:
    2.2 oz (62 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    9.3" (23.6 cm)

At 16.5 inches, this blender’s length is about average. It is top-heavy, though, so it can feel unstable, especially if you want to rest it against the side of your blending beaker when you pause the motor. On the bright side, that length may allow you to reach the bottom of deep pots more easily. Our other concern is the blade housing’s large size; it won’t fit well in all potential containers.

UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Blender Dimension
  • Height:
    15.0" (38.1 cm)
  • Width:
    2.0" (5.1 cm)
  • Weight:
    1.7 oz (48 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    7.8" (19.8 cm)

Our UTALENT is shipped as a very compact package. Sleek and portable, the machine itself is 15-inches long and with a blending shaft that is almost half the length, you can easily immerse it into any soup pot. At only 1.6 pounds, it's also lightweight and feels well balanced.

9.0

Build Quality

6.5
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Build Quality

The steeper price of the Breville BSB510XL is justified by its build quality, which is hard to beat. While we have different opinions about the plastic coating of its motor body, whose finish is likely to be marred with minor scratches after repeated use, most everyone agrees that this blender will offer you great durability overall.

The  UTALENT 5-in1 Immersion Blender Construction

Low-range blenders like this UTALENT are often of a medium quality with a few shortcomings in the design. For the most part, their exteriors are averagely built with a shiny look, but the inner core that connects the blending wand to the main body feels flimsy and lacks durability. This is a serious point with wider implications — if the core breaks, it will render the blender useless. The gasket that helps tighten the main body and the attachments is also substandard. We noticed it became discolored after just five times of use.

Speed and Controls

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Speed and Controls
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Speed and Controls 1
  • Control Type:
    Press-button & speed dial
  • Min Speed:
    6. 014 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    13.224 RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    76 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

The motor has 15 speed settings, giving us precise control over our food’s texture. To switch between different speed settings, simply turn the dial at the top of the blender’s motor body. All the controls, including the power button and the speed dial, demand minimal pressure from your finger.  

To blend at high speeds, the manufacturer recommends that you start with the slowest speed and gradually increase to the higher ones to minimize splattering or over-processing. However, we found it difficult to get this job done when both your hands are engaged while blending — one hand to use the controls and the other fighting the blender’s suction force.

The UTALENT 5-in1 Controls
The UTALENT 5-in1 Speed and Controls
  • Control Type:
    Press-button & speed dial
  • Min Speed:
    9,440 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    13,330 RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    94 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    Yes

The UTALENT works much like other hand-held blenders sporting multiple speed settings. It allows you to speed up smoothly through the top dial, which doesn't, however, seem to make any apparent difference when it comes to the blended result. That’s why we rarely used this control in our hands-on testing. 

Instead, we often use the Turbo mode located on the front interface— a function that instantly sends the blender into its highest speed. That said, this control, like the power button, demands quite a bit of force from the user.

7.5

Blending Shaft

7.0
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Blending Shaft
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Blending Shaft 1
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp blade
  • Guard Material:
    Plastic
  • Blade Count:
    2
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The blending shaft is made of high-quality stainless steel to ensure durability. There is a plastic rim around its base, which is meant to reduce head suction and to protect your cookware from scratches. 

The blade has two prongs—one is razor sharp and the other is dull. To keep the former sharp, you should avoid using it to crush whole ice cubes or to grind raw nuts without liquid.

The UTALENT 5-in1 Blades
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Blade Count:
    4
  • Removable:
    Yes
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

In terms of shape and size, the UTALENT’s blending shaft differs in two ways from other immersion blenders. So far, we haven’t noticed any benefit from this unusual design. Worse still, the shorter length 4-prong blade reduces contact with the blending food, thus leading to an increment of blending time. 

Not only that, but it also cannot tackle heavy-duty tasks. It is too fragile to blend through solid foods like ice cubes or raw root veggies without being damaged or deformed. 

Together with the smaller blades is a narrower blade guard. If food gets lodged, this makes it trickier to scrape the sides to dislodge the food without the blade getting in the way. Entirely made of stainless steel, the blade guard is also a potential risk for your nonstick cookware surface.

10

Beaker

10
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Beaker
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    40 oz
  • Measurements:
    Ye
  • Weight:
    NaN oz (NaN g)
  • Height:
    in
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Ye
  • Tamper Included:
    No

The beaker has clearly marked measurements for convenience. It is almost twice the standard size, making it easier for you to maneuver the hand blender around. And since there is more room in the container for the mixture to rise, it also helps to prevent overflow.

For storage, the cup comes with a lid, which then snaps onto the bottom of the cup to keep the container from moving on the countertop when you’re blending. And for some operations, such as making a smoothie, the handle on the jar gave us a good grip.

UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Blender Beaker
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    20 oz
  • Measurements:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    0.22 lb
  • Height:
    6.8 inches
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Tamper Included:
    No

The included beaker is suitable for a variety of low-volume applications. It shows measurements in both milliliters and fluid ounces and comes with a flared base for stability.

10

Power cord

Power Cord
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Power cord
  • Cord Length:
    6.3 ft
  • Type:
    2-prong plug
  • Detachable:
    No

The power cord is long enough to reach nearby outlets. It’s notably designed with a finger hole in the power plug so you can easily and safely remove it from the wall socket.

UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Power cord
  • Cord Length:
    4.9 ft
  • Type:
    2-prong plug
  • Detachable:
    No

The power cord is long enough that we didn’t feel constrained. We like that it has a small loop allowing us to hang the blender and keep it organized.

Whisk Attachment

Extra Accessories

Whisk Attachment
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Extra Accessories: Whisk Attachment
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

The whisk attachment functions as a hand whisk so you can whip up cream, beat egg whites, and emulsify sauces without a stand-alone mixer. In terms of quality, this part is well built, but one of its wires somehow has a very awkward shape. We can’t say for sure if that happened during shipping or on the production line.

The UTALENT 5-in1 Whisk Attachment
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

This whisk attachment is capable of whipping cream, beating egg whites, and making emulsified sauces. As a nice bonus, it can go straight into the dishwasher for quick and easy cleanup.

Food Processor

Extra Accessories

Food Processor
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Extra Accessories: Food Processor
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Extra Accessories: Food Processor 1
  • Material:
    Plastic and stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

We haven’t tested this attachment, but we think it could serve you well when making something like basil pesto. It could be a good alternative if you don’t want to bother with a full-sized food processor. The Breville can be a moderate food processor in its own right since the included chopping bowl comes at just the right size for chopping vegetables, onions, and more.

UTALENT 5-In-1 Immersion Food Processor
  • Material:
    Plastic and Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

We haven't had a chance to test the food processor so we can't comment on its real-world efficiency. However, during our research, we have found several criticisms of its low durability.

Usability

7.8
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    7.7/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    7.5/10
  • Handling (20%)
    8.5/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    7.5/10
7.2
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    7.2/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    7.0/10
  • Handling (20%)
    7.5/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    6.5/10
7.7

Ease of Use

7.2

The Breville BSB510XL allowed for a thorough blending process since food didn’t get lodged around the blending blade or in the blade guard. We could get an even blend without having to pause our blender and dislodge trapped chunks. 

Moreover, the motor operated very smoothly so we didn’t need to hold the beaker throughout the whole job to keep it from moving around (as was necessary with certain other blenders such as the Mueller Ultra-Stick). 

After each task, the cleanup was messier than we anticipated, though. This was because the suction force entirely threw off our momentum when we went to draw the blending wand up. The Breville created a lot of splatter every time we moved it around.

The intuitive interface makes it easy to figure out how this machine works, but it still doesn’t make the blending a pleasant enough experience. Since the blender itself often vacuums to the beaker’s bottom, it may cause excessive splatters when you move your hands. 

In addition, due to the motor’s violent vibration, we couldn’t maneuver the blender comfortably. Our hand muscles had became tired after just two tests, and as a result, we encountered some difficulty in speeding up or moving the blending wand in the subsequent tests.

7.5

Blade Assembly

7.0

The process of assembling your blender is very easy; simply align the top end of the blending attachment with the corresponding end of the motor body and then push until you feel them ‘click’ together. Separating the two pieces is simple as well thanks to the EJECT buttons on either side of the motor body.

Setting up the blender is a straightforward process. Simply align the attachment with the main housing and make a quarter turn counterclockwise until you hear it click into place.

That said, if your hands are wet or oily, the whole body’s polished-plastic exterior can be too slippery for a secure grasp. This challenges the detachment process, especially when this machine lacks an accessory ejection button.

8.5

Handling

7.5
Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Handling

Suctioning problem aside, this blender is among the easiest models to maneuver. You hold the Breville with one finger wrapping over the power trigger rather than just pressing it with a fingertip. Contributing to its comfortable grip is the handle’s rubber coating. Apart from staving off hand fatigue, this feature will help prevent your hands from slipping if they’re wet or covered in grease.

The UTALENT 5-in-1 Handling

The handle is comfortable and its ergonomic design helps to maintain a secure grip, but the blender's violent shaking still made it difficult to avoid hand fatigue throughout our tests.

7.5

Cleanability

6.5

With the exception of the motor body, all the pieces are dishwasher-safe. However, we recommend hand washing so as to get the best long-term use.  

While cleaning it manually, we didn’t have to use much elbow grease on food tailings. For the most part, they rinsed off effortlessly under the tap. The only troublesome things were sticky and water-insoluble residues, like mayonnaise, which demanded some scrubbing. Getting that residue off the backsides of the blades was a frustrating process.

After each test, we noticed that the blade’s backsides were home to a large amount of residuals that couldn’t be simply rinsed off under the running water tap. And due to the restricted space between the blade and its guard, we couldn’t get our fingers in to remove them. If you want to get a thorough clean, you must use a straw-cleaning brush.