KitchenAid Cordless vs. Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Side-by-Side Comparison

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 1, 2022
KitchenAid Cordless Variable Speed KHBBV53 Blender Review
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Review
Blender type
immersion
immersion
Power
0W
300W

Our Verdict

8.0
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    7.9/10
  • Design (20%)
    8.4/10
  • Usability (30%)
    7.8/10
6.6
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    5.8/10
  • Design (20%)
    6.8/10
  • Usability (30%)
    7.8/10

The KitchenAid is a nice choice for a cordless immersion blender. In our tests, it handled frozen fruits pretty well, churning out a smoothie that was better than most. The results were also the same for the tests of hot soup and non-dairy milk. Other than a lack of whipping capability, there was not much to complain about regarding the KitchenAid KHBBV53’s performance. 

We think the Chefman’s pricing is attractive, especially considering its long list of included accessories. But in terms of performance, this blender did not really stand out. The products it produced weren’t all bad, but they were slightly below average for the class.

Performance

7.9
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    8.5/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    9.0/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    6.5/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)
    8.3/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)
    0/10
5.8
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    5.0/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    5.0/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    9.0/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)
    5.0/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)
    10/10
8.5

Hot Soup Purée

5.0
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Soup
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 unprocessed food
  • Pureeing Time: 30 seconds
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Slightly

This stylish hand blender worked quickly and made acceptable puree soup without a struggle. The sharp stainless steel blades allowed it to hot blend root veggies quite uniformly. Even fibrous ingredients like celery and onions ended up fully incorporated into the mixture. 

Although the KitchenAid KHBBV53 didn’t create a perfect puree, our soup looked good and was much silkier than that produced by its competitors, such as the Mueller Ultra Stick.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée
  • Pureeing Time: 30 seconds
  • Result: Slightly chunky
  • Suction: Slightly

We allowed the Chefman 6-in-1 30 seconds worth of runtime for this test and found that it worked just slightly above average for making a purée of root veggies. Our pumpkins and carrots were blended evenly so the soup came out creamy enough to satisfy us. That said, a smattering of celery fibers still remained unprocessed, making the soup coarser than a restaurant-style dish. It might create a smoother texture with more blending time, so this blender is not a bad choice overall.

9.0

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.0
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Smoothie
KitchenAid KHBBV53 smoothie was grainy due to unprocessed food
  • Blending Time: 1 min
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Yes

Featuring multiple speed settings, this KitchenAid KHBBV53 pulverized all the ingredients with ease, which was really surprising. 

The blending process also went as smoothly, though, at certain points, fruits got trapped under the blades, demanding us to stop the machine and dislodge the food. Plus, to achieve an even blend, we had to move the blending wand as constantly and consistently as we could. However, that didn’t make us feel frustrated, especially given that the result was exactly what we’d like — it looked silky and more than appetizing. If you buy this blender, we believe no smoothie recipe could overwhelm it.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Smoothie
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Smoothie 1
  • Blending Time: 2 mins 30 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Slightly

We were skeptical whether this blender had enough power to churn through solid ingredients like frozen fruits. In the end, however, it did surprisingly well. It was hard not to notice tiny flakes of kale in the final result, but most of us agree that they didn’t harm the smoothie’s texture.

The trade off was blending time. While sporting the same motor power as its counterparts, such as the Braun MutiQuick-5 or the BELLA 10-Speed, the Chefman  6-in-1 somehow took a full minute more to create equivalent results. Blenders that work faster create a creamier texture because the icy fruit doesn’t have a chance to thaw. The Chefman’s smoothie tasted more diluted.

6.5

Mayonnaise

9.0
KitchenAid KHBBV53 Mayonnaise
  • Emulsifying Time: 1 mins 54 secs
  • Result: Quite thin
  • Suction: No

As a battery-powered blender, the KitchenAid KHBBV53 didn’t work as quickly as its corded counterparts. In fact, it was about 50% slower than the fastest Cuisinart Smart Stick even though it sells for nearly double the price.

On the bright side, the KitchenAid produced acceptable mayonnaise. Although the sauce didn’t look as creamy as we’d like, its smooth and fluffy texture would be enough for any salad.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Mayonnaise 1
  • Emulsifying Time: 1 min 30 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Yes

For this test, we combined three egg yolks with 240ml canola oil. This blender took a minute and a half to turn it into pleasant yellowish mayo which had a creamy, fluffy texture that would work well in a variety of dishes. All in all, using the Chefman 6-in-1 to make mayonnaise is a quick-and-easy process, and the same should be true for any other emulsified sauces.

8.3

Almond Milk

5.0
  • Grinding Time: 50 secs
  • Result: Coarse
  • Suction: No

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 is adequate for preparing non-dairy milk, but isn’t deserving of much praise. Of all the blenders we tested, this was the only one that created a foamy texture as a result of too much incorporated air. We removed the foam during the straining process so it didn’t impair the milk’s quality in the end. But it’s worth noting that the milk would have overflowed onto the countertop if we hadn’t paused periodically to stir it back into the jar with a long spoon. 

Moreover, this blender didn’t blend as evenly or as consistently as its mid-range counterparts. Consequently, our milk didn’t get all the flavor out of the almonds. It was still an acceptable alternative to store-bought almond milk, but not ideal.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Almond Milk
  • Grinding Time: 1 min 50 secs
  • Result: Coarse
  • Suction: Tightly

The Chefman 6-in-1 created a serving of non-dairy milk in nearly two minutes. It didn’t blend as finely as some other blenders, such as the Chefman Cordless, so the drink it produced was neither the creamiest nor the richest in almond flavor. Nevertheless, this blender can still get the job done and help you skip store-bought versions. It’s always nice to set yourself up for fresher alternatives right at home.

0.0

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 egg-white
  • Beating Time: N/A
  • Result: N/A
  • Suction: N/A

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 was doomed to failure in this test since there was no way its blending wand could draw enough air into the egg-whites to form them properly. As a result, it left us with a cloudy cup of two separate layers: bubbly film and eggy water. Other blenders with whisking attachments, on the other hand, achieved stiff peaks quite easily.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites
Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites 1
  • Beating Time: 1 min 30 secs
  • Result: Stiff
  • Suction: No

Our eggs turned into an airy, fluffy foam that was stiff enough to stick to the bowl’s sides. Even when we turned the foam upside down, it didn’t fall out. Indeed, this blender’s whisk attachment made meringue a simple and fun exercise.

Design

8.4
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.8/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    8.5/10
  • Battery (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    10/10
6.8
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.0/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    7.0/10
  • Power cord (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    0/10

In the Box

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Unboxing
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • 24-oz beaker with lid
  • Pan guard
  • Charger adapter
  • User manual

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 set includes 6 pieces as outlined above. If you’re looking for a more versatile blender, consider upgrading instead to the KitchenAid KHBBV83. That version works just as efficiently but comes with the whisk and chopper attachments to further enable your culinary creativity.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender In the Box
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Three spiralizing blades
  • Spiralizer
  • Food processor
  • User manual

Dimensions

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Dimension
  • Height:
    17.0" (43.2 cm)
  • Width:
    2.6" (6.6 cm)
  • Weight:
    2.0 oz (57 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    8.0" (20.3 cm)

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 is well-balanced with a satisfying, weighty feel. It’s really comfortable to hold and the long blending shaft can reach deep into large pots.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Dimensions
  • Height:
    14.6" (37.1 cm)
  • Width:
    2.5" (6.4 cm)
  • Weight:
    1.5 oz (43 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    7.9" (20.1 cm)

This Chefman device is the same size as most hand blenders, so it should be comfortable for most people to use, even for extended periods. So far, we haven’t encountered any challenges caused by its length or weight.

8.5

Build Quality

7.0
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Construction
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Flaw Design

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 is quite an expensive blender, so we’re happy to say its solid construction delivers on that price tag. As a mid-range blender, it doesn’t look as sleek as the premium ones (for example, the Vitamix 5-speed), but this doesn’t mean it’s less durable. Although it is mostly made of plastic, it seems to be high quality and the metal parts resist corrosion pretty well. So far, we haven't noticed any damage on the exterior, even though discoloration is fairly common among immersion blenders with plastic components.

The blending shaft, on the other hand, leaves a bit to be desired. Its blade guard is made of stainless steel but looks relatively flimsy and doesn’t have a good finish. It is flecked with countless black spots which can’t be wiped off. That certainly ruins the interior’s shine but doesn’t impair operation.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Build Quality

The Chefman 6-in-1’s medium-grade construction may not impress you, but we assure it is durable enough for regular use. The blending attachments all attach securely to the motor body, so they’re unlikely to separate while in operation. Like us, you may not like the metal blade housing which will easily scratch your cookware’s surface. For better or worse, though, it's a common feature to help avoid food splatter.

7.8

Blending Shaft

7.0
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Stainless Steel Blade
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless steel (With plastic pan guard)
  • Blade Count:
    2
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 features two-pronged blades which can withstand consistent use pretty well but don’t look as impressive as the higher-priced counterparts, such as the Vitamix.

Blending with this blender is a pleasure since its blade housing helps limit the splattering. Although the guard is made of metal, it won’t leave scratches on your cookware’s interior if you attach the included plastic pan guard. In our initial soup test, we immersed our blender — with that pan guard attached — into a glass pot and noticed zero damage.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Blending Shaft
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Blade Count:
    2
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The blending shaft is sensibly built with a two-prong blade assembly. The blades look sturdy, but their metal housing somehow wound up with several black dots after our rigorous testing procedure. The blade housing is meant to keep splashing to a minimum, but it has room for improvement. It still allowed some liquid to squirt through the openings on the sides.

Speed and Controls

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Speed Controller
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Palm Switch
  • Control Type:
    Press
  • Min Speed:
    9,240 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    11,650 RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    70 dB
  • Digital Display:
    Yes
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

This blender offers multiple speed options and its trigger switch is extremely responsive. In a departure from most, the speed is determined by the amount of pressure you apply to the trigger. Your blender will run at its highest speed if you press the controller all the way down.

There is also a palm switch on the blender’s backside which acts as a safety mechanism. To blend, you must hold that switch down along with the trigger switch. We personally appreciate that idea since it helps prevent the motor from being accidentally engaged and hurting someone.

Although the KitchenAid KHBBV53 doesn’t feature a separate switch for a pulse function, you can also get plenty of control over your chopping preparations by pressing the trigger in short bursts.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Speed and Controls
  • Control Type:
    Press-button
  • Min Speed:
    10.479 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    13.211RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    72 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    Yes

This blender runs at two different speeds. The two buttons on the front allow you to shift between speed options. Both are quite responsive and the motor accelerates seamlessly. We noticed a clear change in the blade’s rotation speed, but it wasn’t jarring.

10

Beaker

0.0
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Beaker with Lid
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    24
  • Measurements:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    0.2 oz (7 g)
  • Height:
    6.5" (16.5 cm)
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Tamper Included:
    No

Our set included a single-serve jar which is BPA-free and top-rack dishwasher-safe. As a nice bonus, the jar features a thin rubber ring on the bottom to keep it stable while blending. It also includes a tight-seal black lid for fresher on-the-go drinks.

  • Material:
     N/A
  • Capacity:
     N/A
  • Measurements:
     N/A
  • Weight:
    NaN oz (NaN g)
  • Height:
     N/A
  • Dishwasher Safe:
     N/A
  • Tamper Included:
     N/A

The Chefman 6-in-1 doesn’t come with a blending beaker.

10

Battery

KitchenAid KHBBV53 charging port and charger adapter pin
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Charger
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Battery Status Indicator
  • Status Indicator:
    Yes
  • Full Charging Time:
    2 hours
  • Quick Charging Time:
    20 minutes
  • Charger Adapter:
    2-prong Plug,  100-240 V input
  • Charger Adapter Pin:
    round, 3.5 mm, 14 V output - 0.8A
  • Charger Length:
    6 ft

The lithium-ion battery can keep the power going long enough for approximately 25 medium bowls of soup if fully charged for 2 hours. The 0.5-amp charger ensures speedy recharging for the first 20 minutes (that takes it from 0% to 30%). With a quick charge, your blender will be set for a batch of purees or smoothies. Our real-world experience, though, suggests that the advertised charging performance can only be achieved at room temperature rather than in the cold of winter.

The light on the top indicates the battery status. It turns green when the blender is fully powered and reminds you to consider charging when it turns yellow or red. 

Not Included

Extra Accessories

Whisk Attachment
  • Material:
    N/A
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    N/A
  • Removable:
    N/A

This blender set doesn’t come with any extra blending attachment.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Extra Accessories: Whisk Attachment
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

The whisk attachment will turn your blender into a hand mixer for light whipping tasks like beating egg whites, whipping cream, and emulsifying sauces.

Usability

7.8
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    7.9/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    7.5/10
  • Handling (20%)
    7.5/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    8.0/10
7.8
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    7.6/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    9.0/10
  • Handling (20%)
    7.5/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    8.5/10
7.9

Ease of Use

7.6

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 is intuitive to use but maneuvering it isn’t as easy. More often than not, we had a hard time with our blending motions since this machine created a bit too much suction. Every time it sucked tight to the blending container’s bottom, we would hardly stir or draw it up without causing a mess. 

Additionally, it took us a bit of practice to be proficient at using the speed controller. To hit the maximum speed, we simply press the switch all the way down, but things are complicated when you want a mid-range speed.  

Not only that, but we also felt quite apprehensive trying to figure out how to speed up or slow down on our own. The user manual doesn’t provide any instructions for that. It even doesn’t explain that the speed trigger switch is pressure sensitive.

This Chefman is perfectly comfortable to use one-handed. The buttons are relatively stiff, but they’re responsive and do give us a good sense of control. 

In our tests, this blender acted like a vacuum at the bottom of the beaker, so we got some splatter whenever we moved it around. If the container’s sides were tall enough, though, our blending experience would have been notably better. 

Food tends to cling to the blade guard’s holes. As a result, you’ll probably need to use a food scraper to clean it up every now and then.

7.5

Blade Assembly

9.0

We set up our blender by aligning the blending wand to the motor body until they locked in place. To disassemble, we turned the attachment counterclockwise and then pulled it out from the body. That sounds as easy as one-two-three, but since this blender doesn’t include a release button like most others, removal demands more pulling force, which may be trickier to do if your hands are oily.

The Chefman 6-in-1 features a simple locking mechanism so blending attachments are very easy to attach or remove. To connect them, you simply insert the motor body into the attachment, then twist until the two units click together.

7.5

Handling

7.5
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Handle

This blender is comfortable to hold thanks to the ergonomically-designed handle, but the slick, polished finish will be slippery when it’s oily or wet. This can make your grip unstable, especially if your hands fatigue quickly.

Chefman Vegetable Slicer 6-in-1 Immersion Blender Handling

The handle doesn’t have a grippy silicon layer like some, but it is ergonomically designed to ensure a comfortable grip, which eases hand fatigue while you’re blending. We can’t call this Chefman the most practical blender out there, but it shouldn’t cause problems.

8.0

Cleanability

8.5

The blending wand is dishwasher-safe, so cleaning will not be a challenging task. However, if you clean it manually, getting the blades’ backsides to sparkle again is almost impossible without a bottle-cleaning brush.

Following each test, we used a soapy sponge to scrub away the food tailings and most of the residue rinsed off easily. However, we couldn’t simply wipe away all sticky remnants (like mayonnaise) that clung stubbornly in the back of the blades. Instead, we had to use a straw-cleaning brush to get into those hard-to-reach spaces.

All the pieces are safe to put in the dishwasher except for the motor body. Unless you’re short on time, however, you’ll want to wash them manually — they’ll last longer that way. 

We cleaned the blending wand and the whisk attachment by hand and appreciated how easily food tailings wiped away. The only inconveniences were the blades’ backsides which we found quite difficult to get our hands into; you will need a bottle brush to simplify cleanup.