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Cuisinart Smart Stick vs Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Side-by-Side Comparison

Cuisinart Smart Stick vs. Breville BSB510XL. We compare the two immersion blenders on performance, build quality, ease of use, and more.

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Cuisinart Smart Stick

Breville BSB510XL Control Grip

Cuisinart Smart Stick vs Breville BSB510XL Control Grip: Key Differences

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Breville BSB510XL C...Cuisinart Smart Stick7.36.58.77.87.77.48.57.8
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Both these immersion blenders share the same power rating. However, while the built-to-be-all-round Breville didn't produce good enough results across the board, the Cuisinart Smart Stick does well what it can. And this makes it a better value overall.  

The Cuisinart Smart Stick isn’t as comfortable to use as the Breville BSB510XL; its working mechanism is a little more complicated than others, but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it with practice. 

The Breville BSB510XL costs twice as much as the Cuisinart Smart Stick, but in return, it comes with a few extra goodies, including a whisk attachment that is capable of emulsifying mayonnaise and beating eggs.

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful enough for a wide range of tasks
  • The ergonomically-designed handle makes the blender easier to maneuver  
  • The included 24-oz beaker allows for easy gripping and drip-free pouring
  • The release button is really helpful during assembly and disassembly  
  • The specially designed blade can be used to emulsify sauces
  • 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.
  • The stainless steel blending shaft will damage non-stick coatings
  • Fairly complicated to use
  • The blade guard doesn’t prevent splashing very well
  • The heavy blending performance is limited 
  • The blade housing base is relatively large, making it hard to fit well in certain blending containers.

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
15.6 x 2.3 inches
H16.5 x W2.9 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Number of speeds
2
15
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
11,670 RPM
6,014 RPM
Max speed
12,660 RPM
13,224 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$46.56
$113.48

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.4
6.5

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
6.5
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the  Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the  Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Cuisinart CSB-175BKQVC Hot Soup Test
A batch of soup pureéd by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
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
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 secs
Result
Silky chunky
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
Slight

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.5
5.8
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Cuisinart’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 21 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Cuisinart’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 21 seconds).
Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Cuisinart Smart Stick was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
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.
Blending Time
1 min 20 secs
2 mins 21 secs
Result
Slightly Coarse
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.3
4.8
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from a full batch emulsified in a white bowl by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise from a full batch emulsified in a white bowl by the Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender.
Cuisinart CSB-175BKQVC Smart Stick Mayonnaise
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
Emulsifying Time
1 min 10 secs
2 mins 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Quite Thin
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

9.0
8.5
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
Grinding Time
40 secs
56 secs
Result
Fine
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
10
The blending wand of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick  is immersed in a plastic beaker on a white table containing its failed beaten egg-white with a smartphone next to it.
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
Beating Time
N/A
1 min 21 sec
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.5
8.7

In the Box

Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.
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.

Dimensions

The Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-speed hand 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 8.4 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.6 inches.
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.
Height
15.6" (39.6 cm)
16.5" (41.9 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Shaft Length
8.4" (21.3 cm)
9.3" (23.6 cm)

Build Quality

8.5
9.0
The motor body and blending wand of the Cuisinart Smart Stick two-speed hand blender lying flat on a yellow table.
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the Breville BSB510XL lying on a white table.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of two speed controlling buttons and a speed dial on top of the Cuisinart’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 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.
Activation
Press
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
11,670 RPM
6.014 RPM
Max Speed
12,660 RPM
13.224 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
80 dB
76 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

8.0
7.5
A close-up of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Stainless Steel Blade
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
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp blade
Guard Material
Metal
Plastic
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Beaker

10
10
A 24-oz plastic beaker of the Cuisinart Smart stick standing on a yellow table.
The Breville’s 1250 ml plastic beaker standing on a white table with its lid attached.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
40.0 fl oz (1.2 L)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.8 oz (108 g)
14.0 oz (397 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

10
10
The Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
The Breville Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
6.3 ft (1.9 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.8

Ease of Use

7.6
7.7

Handling

8.0
8.5
Someone uses two hands to control the Cuisinart Smart Stick immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the controlling buttons at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.
Someone is holding the Breville’s immersion handle and at the same time pressing its power button, with one hand.

Blade Assembly

9.0
7.5

Cleanability

7.5
7.5

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