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Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender vs Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

A solo budget blender that makes the grade, and a budget blender set that fails.

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Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender vs Hamilton Beach 2 Speed

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The Elite Gourmet is a one-stick no-fuss budget blender. It has no accessories or and no speed adjustment. The Hamilton Beach 2-Speed is a budget option blender set with a whisk and a food processor.  The Elite Gourmet will do an above average to excellent job with almond milk, hot soup purees, and mayonnaise respectively. However, it has no whisk for beating egg whites, and it lacks sufficient vortex force to pulverize a frozen fruit smoothie. The Hamilton Beach, by comparison, is a flop at mayonnaise, and offers no advantage for any other blending tasks, with frozen smoothies and whipped egg whites being well under par.

Unfortunately, the Elite Gourmet has a poor build quality, which is what you get for the price. It is largely made of plastic parts, including the blade guard and shaft joinings, which probably won’t last long under heavy strain. With the Hamilton Beach you get better material quality, but the buttons are stiff and unresponsive, it vibrates a lot, and the motor tends to get quite hot. There are much better blender sets than the Hamilton. However, for light and occasional blending tasks, the Elite Gourmet is not a bad budget option.

Pros & Cons

  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • It can be used for pureeing cooked vegetables, fresh fruits, and baby food.
  • Its easy-grip design allows for flexible control 
  • All the accessories are dishwasher safe
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort
  • It isn’t powerful enough for many blending tasks
  • The two included attachments are almost useless
  • It isn’t durable due to the poorly-constructed design

Key Specs

Dimension
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
H14.3 x W2.6 inches
Weight
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
1
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Accessories
No
15,680 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
No
17,330 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$12.00
$30.86

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.3
5.7

Hot Soup Purée

8.0
8.0
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 from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Hot Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

3.5
5.3
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.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Hamilton Beach motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 16 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Hamilton Beach immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 30 secs
2 mins 15 secs
Result
Leafy
Chunky and Leafy
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
0.0
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.
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Someone is holding a plastic beaker which contains a batch of failed mayonnaise of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender and is between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsifying time (2 minutes and 8 seconds).
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
1 min 40 secs
N/A
Result
Smooth
N/A
Suction
Slightly
N/A

Almond Milk

7.5
6.8
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.
The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
The Hamilton Beach motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 40 seconds) being side by side.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Almond Milk
Grinding Time
1 min 20 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Fine
Coarse
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
5.0
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.
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
The plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes and 22 seconds) by its sides.
Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites
Beating Time
Failed
3 min 22 secs
Result
Failed
Stiff
Suction
Failed
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.2
6.0

In the Box

The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.
A user’s manual, whisk attachment, blending wand with its motor body attached, paper carton box, and a food processor attachment of the Hamilton Beach hand blender lying side by side on a gray table.

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 Hamilton Beach 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 6.9 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.3 inches.
Height
13.4" (34.0 cm)
14.3" (36.3 cm)
Width
2.4" (6.1 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
0.9 oz (26 g)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
6.8" (17.3 cm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)

Build Quality

5.0
6.0
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 immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons on the front interface of the Hamilton Beach hand blender.
Activation
Press-button
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
N/A
15,680 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
17,330 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
96 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Blending Shaft

5.5
6.5
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Plastic
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

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
Tamper Included
N/A
N/A

Power Cord

10
10
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X power cord.
The Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
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

A whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach stick blender lying flat on a gray table.
Material
N/A
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.4
6.4

Ease of Use

5.3
5.8

Handling

8.5
6.5
Someone is handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender
Someone is holding the Hamilton Beach handle with one hand and pressing its button at the same time.

Blade Assembly

7.0
8.0

Cleanability

8.0
8.0