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Chefman Cordless vs Vitamix 5-Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

Chefman cordless vs. the Vitamix 5-speed comparison. Pricing might not be everything but it's definitely important here.

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Chefman Cordless

Vitamix Immersion Blender

Chefman Cordless vs Vitamix 5-Speed: Two are Excellent Additions to Their Class.

Overall Verdict

Both the Chefman cordless and the Vitamix 5-speed offer their own distinct advantages. In our test, while the Vitamix 5-speed was better at processing frozen fruits and pureeing soup, the Chefman cordless provided us with thicker, creamier mayonnaise. 

Because they are two different blender types, however, the battle between them comes down to attributes that are hard to measure. As such, rather than comparing their performance, consider what kind of personality you want your machine to have.

The Vitamix 5-speed has snazzy styling and a lot of advanced tech, but it comes at a price. As a cordless immersion blender, the Chefman cordless offers the best mobility. It is a good value for the money, but its overall build quality comes in fairly standard and is no match for the luxury, heavy-duty Vitamix 5-speed.

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityChefman CordlessVitamix Immersion B...8.07.77.48.88.68.69.18.2
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Pros & Cons

  • The lock function helps prevent accidental operation, reducing the likelihood of personal injury. 
  • It feels like a fancy blender.
  • Multiple speed options allow for a wide range of tasks. 
  • It is capable of pulverizing frozen fruit and making mayonnaise.
  • Colored LED ring indicates the battery’s status accurately.
  • All the buttons are easy to control.
  • An included cookware guard keeps pots and pans scratch-free.
  • 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
  • It is unable to whip eggs due to the lack of a whisk attachment
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included

Key Specs

Dimension
H16.4 x W2.3 inches
17.5 x 3 inches
Weight
1.4 lbs
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Number of speeds
N/A
5
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
10,500 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max speed
14,333 RPM
15,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$55.97
$146.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.7
8.6

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
9.5
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Chefman battery-powered immersion blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Chefman cordless blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
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 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Exceptionally smooth
Suction
 Slightly
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
8.8
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Chefman cordless immersion 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
1 min 10 secs
1 min 5 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Mayonnaise

8.8
8.3
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Mayonnaise Test
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch made by the Chefman cordless stick blender and contained in a plastic beaker that stands between the Chefman’s motor and a smartphone displaying the total mixing time (1 minute and 30 seconds).
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from its full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Chefman cordless hand blender.
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
1 min 30 secs
1 mins 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Quite Thick
Suction
No
No

Almond Milk

8.5
9.3
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
A white plate of almond pulp produced by the Chefman battery-powered stick blender being between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total grinding time (55 seconds).
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
1 min 10 secs
40 secs
Result
Very Fine
Fine
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
0.0
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites Test
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed beaten egg-white of the Chefman immersion blender and is between the Chefman’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes 2 seconds).
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
N/A
N/A
Result
N/A
N/A
Suction
N/A
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.4
9.1

In the Box

An owner manual, USB cord, charger adapter, immersion blending wand with its motor body attached, blade edge guard, blade guard, and paper cartoon box of The Chefman cordless hand blender being 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 Chefman cordless 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 8.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16.4 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
16.4" (41.7 cm)
17.5" (44.5 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)
Weight
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
Shaft Length
8.2" (20.8 cm)
9.2" (23.4 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
9.5
The Chefman’s blending shaft and motor body 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 variable speed control button on the front interface of the Chefman cordless stick blender.
A close-up of the variable speed control button on the front interface of the Chefman cordless stick blender.
A close-up of the safety lock button and the USB port  on the rear of the Chefman cordless hand blender.
A close-up of Chefman’s handle which features the safety lock button and USB port on the rear and the power button on the front.
A close-up of the LED charge indicator ring and the variable speed control button of the Chefman cordless blender.
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
Press
Min Speed
10,500 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max Speed
14,333 RPM
15,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
72 dB
85 dB
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

7.0
9.5
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two sharp prongs of the Chefman battery-powered blender.
A close-up of the blade assembly featuring two sharp prongs of the Chefman battery-powered blender.
The immersion blending shaft with its blade guard attached of the Chefman cordless blender lying flat on a white table.
A close-up of the Chefman’s blending shaft with its blade guard attached.
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
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Blade Count
2
4
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Beaker

0.0
0.0
Material
N/A
N/A
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
N/A
N/A
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A

Extra Accessories

Material
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.8
8.2

Ease of Use

8.8
8.4

Handling

9.0
8.5
Someone is holding the Chefman’s immersion handle and at the same time pressing its variable speed control 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

9.5
8.0

Cleanability

8.0
7.0

Behind the Comparison

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