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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.

Cuisinart Smart Stick vs Breville BSB510XL Control Grip: Key Differences


Price at publication
$46.56 $113.48
Dimensions HW
15.6 x 2.3 inchesH16.5 x W2.9 inches
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)2.2 pounds
Number of speeds
Pulse/Turbo option
Min speed
11,670 RPM6,014 RPM
Max speed
12,660 RPM13,224 RPM
Max noise
80 dB76 dB
Dishwasher-safe wand
NoA whisk attachment, and a food processor attachment
A 24-ounce blending containerYes


Blending Shaft
Build Quality
Power Cord
Overall Design Scoring

This Cuisinart is a well-priced device to suit the needs of many users, though there are some limitations in its overall design that entirely dissatisfied us. Like most immersion blenders, it can only run for a limited amount of time (60 seconds) before needing a break to prevent its motor overheating.

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.


Ease Of Use
Blade Assembly
Overall Usability Scoring

Cuisinart packs its blender with many unique features to create the most enjoyable blending experience for the users, and we appreciate this effort. However, none of its things really impress us, with the exception of the blender’s cleanability.

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.


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

As a mid-powered blender, the Cuisinart Smart Stick is designed for certain kinds of blended drinks, including cocktails, milkshakes, and fresh fruit smoothies. It can even handle thicker blends such as hummus or sorbet without too much trouble.

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.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

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.


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.

Behind the Comparison

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Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.

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Tuyet PhamProfessional Chef

Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

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Lap VoTest Lead

Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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