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KitchenAid KHBBV53 vs Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Side-by-Side Comparison

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Jan 18, 2023
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Jan 17, 2023
The Hamilton Beach hand blender user’s manual, together with a whisk attachment, a blending wand with its motor body attached, and a paper carton box with a food processor attachment above, standing on a gray table.
Unboxing the KitchenAid Cordless Immersion BLender, from left to right: an user manual, a beaker and lid, the KitchenAid KHBBV53 with its motor body and blending wand, a charger, and a paper carton box.
Blenders type
immersion
immersion

Our Verdict

6.0
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    5.7/10
  • Design (20%)
    6.0/10
  • Usability (30%)
    6.4/10
8.0
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    7.9/10
  • Design (20%)
    8.4/10
  • Usability (30%)
    7.8/10

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 is a cordless immersion blender, featuring a battery-efficient motor and variable speed options. In terms of performance, it far outstrips the Hamilton Beach 59765, passing four out of the five tests with quite acceptable results. 

We also particularly prefer the KitchenAid’s stylish design and solid build quality, though it would be considerably more attractive if our blender's blade guard isn’t naturally flaked with countless black spots. Nevertheless, we believe the KitchenAid KHBBV53 to still be worth an extra $60 over the Hamilton Beach 59765, especially if you want greater mobility and a more pleasant blending experience.

Hamilton Beach 59765 Hand Blender Performance

KitchenAid Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender Performance: Top of the Segment
5.7
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)8.0/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)5.3/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)0/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)6.8/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)5.0/10
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
8.0

Hot Soup Purée

8.5
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
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: Slightly

In this test, the Hamilton Beach produced an acceptably smooth puree, but the outcome wasn’t any better than those produced by other immersion blenders we’ve found for under $40. It was blended evenly but we still noticed a lot of tiny veggie chunks left behind after straining.

Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
A batch of soup pureéd by the KitchenAid cordless various speed hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
KitchenAid KHBBV53 Hot Soup
  • 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 and the Hamilton Beach 2-speed.

5.3

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
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 15 secs
  • Result: Chunky and Leafy
  • Suction: Slightly

Of all the blenders we tested, this Hamilton Beach took the longest to complete this task. It was such a poor performer that had a very hard time processing frozen fruits and couldn’t entirely liquefy kale. In the end, we were left behind with a lumpy icy drink and worse still, a bunch of large noticeable fibrous pieces remained unprocessed.

A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
The KitchenAid Cordless KHBBV53 Smoothie
  • 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.

0.0

Mayonnaise

6.5
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: N/A
  • Result: N/A
  • Suction: N/A

Making mayonnaise with this blender’s whisk attachment was a total failure. Even when we added the oil very slowly to the yolks, there was no way that the blender could form a proper emulsion. Instead of a smooth spread, we ended up with a watery mess. As such, we awarded it no points for this test.

The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the KitchenAid immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
  • 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.

6.8

Almond Milk

8.3
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 40 secs
  • Result: Coarse
  • Suction: Tightly

Using this Hamilton Beach to make nut milk may not be such a good idea: In our test, it left us with a coarse grind and couldn’t pull all the ingredients into its blades without our intervention. That’s why we had to constantly stir with the blending wand to ensure everything was incorporated. This also meant that, due to the machine’s poor head suction, we would end up getting splattered with smoothie every single time our hand moved. 

At certain points, the almonds somehow even got stuck in the blade guard’s holes, requiring us to stop and dislodge them. This remains the most frustrating blending experience that we’ve ever had.  

  • 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, namely the Braun MultiQuick-5. 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.

5.0

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
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: 3 min 22 secs
  • Result: Stiff
  • Suction: No

Surprisingly, this blender’s whisk attachment did a good job of stiffening the egg white. When beating, it provided enough force to stretch out the egg’s proteins which then bonded with each other and formed a stable network around the tiny air bubbles created through the beating action.

However, strengthening that network for a good stiff peak can be a lengthy process. The Hamilton Beach took more than one minute - compared with others, that's longer than the average. Having to spend a few more minutes blending is no big deal, but the prolonged operation will cause the motor to overheat, thus impairing its durability and your cooking enjoyment. 

The blending wand of the KitchenAid KHBBV53 is immersed in a plastic beaker on a white table containing its failed beaten 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.

Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion Blender Design

KitchenAid Cordless Hand Blender Design: The Way a Mind-Range Product Should
6.0
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)6.5/10
  • Build Quality (60%)6.0/10
  • Power Cord (5%)10/10
  • Beaker (5%)0/10
8.4
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)7.8/10
  • Build Quality (60%)8.5/10
  • Battery (5%)10/10
  • Beaker (5%)10/10

In the Box  of the Hamilton Beach 4-in-1 Hand Blender

In the Box of the KitchenAid Cordless Various Speed Hand Blender
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.
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • Food processor  
  • User manual

The Hamilton Beach 59765 set has five pieces, including a motor body, a blending shaft, a user manual, and two extra attachments (a whisk and a food processor). It doesn’t come with a beaker, but you can easily purchase a decent one for under $15.

The paper carton box, immersion blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker with lid, pan guard, charger, and owner’s manual of the KitchenAid battery blender being side by side.
  • 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.

Dimensions

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:
    14.3" (36.3 cm)
  • Width:
    2.6" (6.6 cm)
  • Weight:
    1.7 oz (49 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    6.9" (17.5 cm)

This Hamilton Beach looks compact on our counter and takes up less space than any of the full-sized blenders we’ve had. Its blending shaft and main motor body can be separated so you can easily store them when not in use. It also feels balanced in our hands with an ideal weight for most home cooks. For the most part, we agree it is quite easy to maneuver this machine in a mixing beaker.

The KitchenAid cordless 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 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17 inches.
  • 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.

6.0

Build Quality

8.5
A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.

Compared to other low-range blenders we purchased, this Hamilton Beach is similar in features, operation, and capabilities, but it isn’t as good on every front due to its poorly-built construction.

Made of low-range plastic, the motor body takes on food stains and discoloration over time while the inner core is very breakable. The two thin plastic tabs that help connect the blending attachment to the main housing also leave much to be desired. With use, they will possibly snap, thus rendering your blender useless. Another word of caution: this machine has a tendency to overheat like it is burning up. 

The blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
The blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
A black spot in the blade housing of the KitchenAid cordless stick blender being scaled up for clearer viewing.

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.

Speed and Controls of the Hamilton Beach 2-Speed Hand Blender

Speed and Controls of the KitchenAid Cordless Immersion Blender
A close-up of two speed controlling buttons on the front interface of the Hamilton Beach hand blender.
  • Control Type:
    Press-button & speed dial
  • Min Speed:
    15,680 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    17,330 RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    96 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    Yes

The machine has two buttons: the power button operates the blender at the normal speed and the turbo button provides a temporary speed boost. Both buttons are unresponsive to gentle presses requiring considerable pressure to be activated. During the more prolonged procedures, we experienced challenging and painful blending.

A close-up of the palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the speed controller on the front of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
  • 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.

6.5

Blending Shaft

7.8
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender.
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Blade Count:
    2
  • Removable:
    Yes
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

At only 6.9 inches, the blending shaft is quite short and may not be suitable to immerse in your deep pot. With a sharp, metal blade guard, it seriously damaged our beaker and was incapable of reducing head suction in all of its tests. The 2-pronged blade is designed flimsily. It looks inferior and has a shorter length compared to other low-range blenders. This results in quite coarse blends and longer working time.

A close-up of the KitchenAid’s blending assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs with a pan guard attached.
  • 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.

Not Included

Beaker

10
  • Material:
    N/A
  • Capacity:
    NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
  • Measurements:
    N/A
  • Weight:
    NaN oz (NaN g)
  • Height:
    NaN" (NaN cm)
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    N/A
  • Tamper Included:
    N/A

An included 700 ml plastic beaker of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender standing on a gray table.
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
  • 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.

10

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)
  • Type:
    2-prong plug
  • Detachable:
    No

This blender has a 2-prong, 5.1. feet power cord that plugs into any standard power supply rated to 120V AC. 

Whisk Attachment

Extra Accessories

Not Included
A whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach stick blender lying flat on a gray table.
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

After two rounds of testing, we found this attachment is completely inefficient. Measuring only 4.3 inches long, it is comparatively short and its wires are too stiff to provide enough ‘bounce’. We certainly wouldn't recommend using this whisk. 

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

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

Food Processor

Extra Accessories

A food processor attachment of the Hamilton Beach blender standing on a gray table.
  • Material:
    Plastic and Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

We haven’t tested this attachment on a specific recipe, but upon activating it without any contents, we found it to be laced with excessive rattles and vibrations, which fatigued our hands over time. 

Hamilton Beach 59765 Hand Blender Usability Review

KitchenAid Cordless Hand Blender Usability Review: Issues with Head-Suction
6.4
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)5.8/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)8.0/10
  • Handling (20%)6.5/10
  • Cleanability (10%)8.0/10
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
5.8

Ease of Use

7.9

The Hamilton Beach 59765 is not easy to use;  it often feels a bit brittle during even simple tasks, and that isn’t indicative of all low-priced immersion blenders. It is also more of a pain to use with a violent shaking motor and unresponsive controls. 

Furthermore, we found our machine got extremely hot when it was working at high speeds toward an extended blending time. It is unclear if this issue is likely to shorten the blender’s lifespan, but it will surely bring you a

few minutes of discomfort.

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.

8.0

Blade Assembly

7.5

To set up this blender, the attachment must be rotated to a specific alignment to lock into place with the main housing. So far, we haven't found any difficulty in doing so, since both these two pieces are clearly marked with padlock icons, eliminating our guesswork for the correct alignment.

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.

6.5

Handling

7.5
Someone is holding the Hamilton Beach handle with one hand and pressing its button at the same time.

Compared with others, this handle is smaller and less comfortable to hold. While it fits okay in our small hands, it cannot ensure a stable, secure grip due to its slippery surface. 

Someone holding the KitchenAid KHBBV53 Handle and pressing the speed controller at the same time.

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.

8.0

Cleanability

8.0

Removing all the food tailings from the blades’ backsides was pretty frustrating. Due to the restricted space between the blade and its guard, we couldn’t get our fingers in for scrubbing. 

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.