Although the KitchenAid KHBBV53 isn’t as efficient as most corded blenders, it carves out a distinct identity in terms of overall construction. It looks trendy, appeals to us aesthetically, and feels very solid. And its straightforward design impressed us in ways none of the others did.
Everything about the All-Clad 10942212300 is expensive, from packaging to engineering and design. There are some alternatives that share many of the same qualities, such as the Vitamix 5-speed, but this All-Clad does look slightly tougher than the competition.
Out of all the blenders we tested, this one’s simplicity makes it the easiest to use. However, it challenged our hand movements throughout the operations due to its bad suction control. It also has some significant drawbacks that caused most of our professional cooks to reject buying.
The blender’s design is straightforward but it’s not as comfortable to use as it should be. Luckily, cleaning is a simple process since the blending wand is dishwasher safe. We still recommend hand washing, though, to keep it looking new for longer.
KitchenAid’s manufacturers advertise that their cordless stick blender can do just about anything, but our hands-on testing suggests otherwise. Although our KitchenAid KHBBV53 could easily power through frozen fruits to create an icy smoothie, it failed to properly whisk egg whites. On the upside, it is simple to use and is powerful enough for light-duty tasks like making hot soup, emulsifying sauce, and grinding soaked nuts.
We had high hopes for the All-Clad 10942212300 in terms of performance, but it didn't quite hit the mark. This isn't to label it a subpar blender; it can indeed handle specific tasks very well. However, there are numerous other all-around blenders available at a significantly lower price point that might offer more value.
Pros & Cons
- It can quick-charge in only 20 minutes
- A beaker is included for greater convenience
- Ergonomically-designed handle provides secure grip
- Simple battery charging
- The included pan guard will prevent damage to non-stick cookware.
- The heavy-duty motor is perfect for frozen fruit smoothies.
- High-quality construction ensures great durability.
- The handle is designed to be easy to grip and maneuver.
- Its performance is often inconsistent
- Not as efficient as other similar blenders
- The price is upscale but there is not much in return for its efficiency.
- It's just average at making pureéd soup.
- Uneven acceleration causes an unpleasant blending experience.
- The hefty weight may cause hand fatigue.
The two are different types of immersion blenders and the biggest advantage of the KitchenAid KHBBV53 over the All-Clad is its perfect mobility because it’s cordless. Both designs are eye-catching and attractive, but the higher-quality materials of the All-Clad make this blender look significantly studier while there are a few components that feel a bit cut-rate in the KitchenAid KHBBV53.
In our hands-on testing, both of them were unable to beat eggs, but the KitchenAid KHBBV53 did outperform the All-Clad in the tasks of pureéing soup and making frozen fruit smoothie. Our All-Clad was even the only one in the class that couldn't prepare mayonnaise. Most importantly, it doesn’t create as much blending excitement as the competition due to its hefty weight.
Behind the Comparison
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.
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.
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.