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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.

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


Price at publication
H16.5 x W2.9 inches17.5 x 3 inches
2.2 pounds3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Number of speeds
Pulse/Turbo option
Min speed
6,014 RPM8,600 RPM
Max speed
13,224 RPM15,700 RPM
Max noise
76 dB85 dB
A whisk attachment, and a food processor attachmentNo
Dishwasher-safe wand


Blending Shaft
Build Quality
Power cord
Overall Design Scoring

The Breville BSB510XL received plentiful praise from our testers for its overall design. It has an aesthetic appeal that very few others match. They’ve also commended its high-quality materials, which add to the visual attractiveness and make it feel more solid than most other blenders out there.

During our testing, we noticed that balde friction from a prolonged operation would cause the motor to overload. That’s why it’s best to avoid using this blender continuously for more than four minutes. The Vitamixt cannot protect itself from overheating, though it is designed to flash a pattern of LEDs to indicate when your motor is over temperature.


Ease of Use
Blade Assembly
Overall Usability Scoring

The Breville BSB510XL really impresses us with its cleanability and an easy-to-assemble blade. Its height didn’t dominate our blending experience, but we did have a hard time maneuvering it due to the tight suction it created.

Initially, we assumed that the Vitamix’s weight would cause it to be less user-friendly. However, after a course of testing, we realized that our assumption was entirely wrong.


Hot Soup Purée
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Almond Milk
Whipped Egg-Whites
Overall Performance Scoring

The Breville BSB510XL is slow to blend frozen foods, grind raw nuts, or emulsify sauces, but the products it produces are well worth the extra time.

Among the range of models we put to the test, none matched the efficiency or quality of the Vitamix. Powered by an impressive 625 watts, it stands as one of the most powerful blenders on the market. It works swiftly, taking much of the physical strain out of the process. Once it's in action, the blender efficiently pulls ingredients towards the blades, ensuring a consistent blend. However, for achieving an optimally uniform texture, a little manual intervention in the form of moving the blending wand around in the ingredients could be necessary.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

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


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.

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