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Keylitos 5 in 1 Hand Blender vs Cuisinart Smart Stick Side-by-Side Comparison

The Keylitos 5-in-1 outwits the Cuisinart Smart Stick, not with extra stuff, but with better performance and easier handling.

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Keylitos 5 in 1 Hand Blender vs Cuisinart Smart Stick

Overall Verdict

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The Keylitos 5-in-1 Hand Blender and the Cuisinart Smart Stick are equally matched for standard blending tasks. For hot soup purees, the Keylitos was noticeably a notch smoother than the Cuisinart. For frozen fruit smoothies, the Cusinart came out tops mainly because it did the job faster, and both did equally well to produce consistently smooth almond milk. A key difference, however, is that the Keylitos is a blender set with an included whisk, whereas the Cuisinart is just a blender stick with no other accessories except a beaker.

Looking up close, we felt the Cuisinart showed an overall better build quality, including the blade. However, it only has two speeds while the Keyltios has 12, but for most tasks two speeds worked fine. In terms of ease-of use, the Keylitos produced less problematic vibration and suction force and the blades were easier to clean. Considering the extras you get, including a milk frother, the Keylitos may just be the better deal for some.

Pros & Cons

  • Adequate motor power for most basis tasks
  • A wide range of speed settings
  • Mid-grade build quality 
  • Versatile accessories
  • 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
  • Potential for sactaches 
  • Inefficient spatter control 
  • Strong suction
  • The stainless steel blending shaft will damage non-stick coatings
  • Fairly complicated to use
  • The blade guard doesn’t prevent splashing very well

Key Specs

Dimension
H 15.4 x W 2.5 inches
15.6 x 2.3 inches
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Number of speeds
12
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Accessories
A beaker, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
11,670 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
12,660 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$48.60
$46.56

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.4

Hot Soup Purée

7.5
7.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 30 seconds.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
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.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Slightly Chunky
Silky chunky
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.0
7.5
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 1 minute 40 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 1 minute 40 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper to check for smoothness.
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.
Blending Time
1 min 40 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Smooth
Slightly Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.3
9.3
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Keylitos 5-in-1.
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Keylitos 5-in-1.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender.
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
Emulsifying Time
1 min 29 secs
1 min 10 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

Almond Milk

8.0
9.0
The Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute.
Grinding Time
1 min 15 secs
40 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

9.0
0.0
The Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender stands next to a glass of whipped egg whites forming stiff peaks, with a digital timer showing "2:01" in the foreground.
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.
Beating Time
2 minutes
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.3
8.5

In the Box

The Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories, including a beaker, whisk, chopper, milk frother attachment, bottle brush, and user manual.
Owner’s manuals, blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker, paper carton box being side by side.

Dimensions

The Keylitos 5-in-1 standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.4 inches.
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.
Height
15.4" (39.1 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
2.5" (6.4 cm)
2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.0" (20.3 cm)
8.4" (21.3 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
8.5
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor housing of the Keylitos 5-in-1.
The motor body and blending wand of the Cuisinart Smart Stick two-speed hand blender lying flat on a yellow table.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender top dial
A close-up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender top dial
A close-up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender speed control buttons.
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons and a speed dial on top of the Cuisinart’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press
Min Speed
N/A
11,670 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
12,660 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
80 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

7.0
8.0
A Close-Up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 Immersion Blender Blade
A close-up of the Cuisinart CSB-175 Smart Stick Stainless Steel Blade
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Metal
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Beaker

10
10
A Close-Up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 Immersion Blender Beaker
A 24-oz plastic beaker of the Cuisinart Smart stick standing on a yellow table.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
20 oz
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.8 oz (108 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
A close-up of the power cord of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender.
The Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

A close-up of the whisk attachment of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender.
Material
 Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.8

Ease of Use

7.4
7.6

Handling

8.0
8.0
Someone is holding the Keylitos 5-in-1 Immersion Blender.
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.

Blade Assembly

9.0
9.0

Cleanability

8.5
7.5