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Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Two super-budget immersion blenders, but the Elite Gourmet at least gives some good value for what you pay.

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Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender

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The Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender and the Betty Crocker Hand Blend are two quite similar in a number of ways. Both are simple blender sticks with no additional accessories, including a whisk, except that the Betty Crocker comes with a blending beaker.  Both have a low build quality being mostly constructed out of plastic parts, even the blade guard, and the parts generally have a poor finish. The Betty Crocker, however, has two speeds while the Elite Gourmet; and its shaft is 0.7 inches shorter.

It should be noted that these two blenders are in the budget category and they cannot be expected to perform rigorous blending tasks. Without a whisk, neither can whip up egg whites, and both lack power draw for blending through a frozen fruit smoothie. That said, the Elite Gourmet is the better blender as well as showing slightly better design and material quality. The Elite Gourmet is above average to excellent with hot soup purees and mayonnaise respectively; and its almond milk is pretty good too. For all these tasks, the Betty Crocker is average as the very best.

Pros & Cons

  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • Adequate for light task
  • Simple design
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort
  • Flimsy construction 
  • Lackluster heavy blending performance 
  • Lack of user-friendly features

Key Specs

Dimension
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
H 14.5 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Number of speeds
1
Yes
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Beaker
Accessories
No
Yes
Dishwasher-safe wand
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$12.00
$17.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
5.1

Hot Soup Purée

8.0
7.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Betty Crocker immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Slightly Chunky
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

3.5
2.0
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Betty Crocker immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper to check for smoothness.
Blending Time
2 mins 30 secs
3 mins
Result
Leafy
Very Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
6.5
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Mayonnaise made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Scoping a spoon of mayonnaise from a white bowl.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 40 secs
2 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Almond Milk

7.5
7.0
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425Xstick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Betty Crocker stick blender within 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min 20 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
0.0
A digital timer shows 2:00 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Elite Gourmet immersion blender.
A digital timer shows 2:01 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Betty Crocker immersion blender.
Beating Time
Failed
Failed
Result
Failed
Failed
Suction
Failed
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.2
5.5

In the Box

The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.
The Betty Crocker immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories include a beaker, user manual, and packaging box.

Dimensions

The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X hand-held blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a table, with the length of the shaft being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 13.4 inches.
The Betty Crocker standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.5 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.5 inches.
Height
13.4" (34.0 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
2.4" (6.1 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
0.9 oz (26 g)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Build Quality

5.0
5.5
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the interior of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X’s motor body.
A Close-Up of the Motor Body and Blending Shaft of the Betty Crocker

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Buttons
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
N/A
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

5.5
4.0
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Blending Shaft.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Plastic
Plastic
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Beaker

0.0
10
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Beaker
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
20 oz
Measurements
N/A
Yes
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Tamper Included
N/A
No

Power Cord

10
10
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X power cord.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Power Cord.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.4
5.9

Ease of Use

5.3
4.9

Handling

8.5
6.5
Someone is handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender
Someone is holding the Betty Crocker immersion blender.

Blade Assembly

7.0
9.0

Cleanability

8.0
7.5