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Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs. Vitamix 5-Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs. Vitamix 5-Speed comparison. We’ve compiled all the key differences to keep in mind if you're considering both models.

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Breville BSB510XL Control Grip

Vitamix Immersion Blender

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip vs. Vitamix 5-Speed: Both offer Loads of Hi-Tech features, but One is Better than the Other.

Overall Verdict

While costing the same as the Vitamix 5-Speed, the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip is entirely incomparable in terms of performance due to its lower-powered motor.

Whether you’re blending for a crowd or with lots of tough ingredients, the Vitamix 5-Speed Makes it easy with its mighty strength (625-watt) and super-sharp blades. Sporting a 280-watt motor, the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip is okay for simpler tasks, but not a good option if you’re after heavy blending performance. 

Sharing an array of technology features, these two immersion blenders are closely matched in terms of usability, but overall we give the Breville BSB510XL a slight edge since it’s a bit more comfortable to use in a long blending duration.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityVitamix Immersion B...Breville BSB510XL C...8.68.69.18.27.36.58.77.8
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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.
  • 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
  • The heavy blending performance is limited 
  • The blade housing base is relatively large, making it hard to fit well in certain blending containers.
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included

Key Specs

Dimension
H16.5 x W2.9 inches
17.5 x 3 inches
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Number of speeds
15
5
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
6,014 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max speed
13,224 RPM
15,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$113.48
$146.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
8.6

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
9.5
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 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 secs
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Exceptionally smooth
Suction
Slight
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.8
8.8
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.
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
2 mins 21 secs
1 min 5 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Mayonnaise

4.8
8.3
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
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the Vitamix immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the Vitamix immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
2 mins 40 secs
1 mins 40 secs
Result
Quite Thin
Quite Thick
Suction
No
No

Almond Milk

8.5
9.3
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 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
56 secs
40 secs
Result
Smooth
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
0.0
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 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
1 min 21 sec
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
9.1

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

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 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
16.5" (41.9 cm)
17.5" (44.5 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
Shaft Length
9.3" (23.6 cm)
9.2" (23.4 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
9.5
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the Breville BSB510XL lying on a white 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 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 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
6.014 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max Speed
13.224 RPM
15,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
76 dB
85 dB
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

7.5
9.5
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
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
Plastic
BPA-free plastic
Blade Count
2
4
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

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

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 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
6.3 ft (1.9 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
No
Detachable
No
2-prong plug

Extra Accessories

The Breville BSB510XL Whisk Attachment lying on a white table.
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
8.2

Ease of Use

7.7
8.4

Handling

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