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KitchenAid Cordless vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W Side-by-Side Comparison

KitchenAid Cordless vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W: Discover which blender suits your kitchen best as we put both of them to the test.

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KitchenAid Cordless vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W

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The LINKChef is not really a blender that we recommend. The best it can do is whip up egg white and make mayonnaise to perfection. It failed our frozen smoothie test and was rather average with hot soup purees and not much better with almond milk. The KitchenAid is the better choice and a good all rounder, except that it doesn’t come with a whisk.

The build quality of the LINKChef is average for its price point, and the usability is not that great. The top-mounted controls are difficult to use while blended and strong vibration and suction requires more effort to control and maneuver the blending shaft. The KitchenAid also produces a fair bit of suction, but it is easier to manage.

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.
  • Sufficient motor power suitable for basic tasks
  • Extensive selection of speed options
  • Solid, mid-level construction quality
  • Array of adaptable accessories
  • Its performance is often inconsistent
  • Not as efficient as other similar blenders
  • Susceptibility to scratches
  • Overwhelming suction strength

Key Specs

Dimensions
H17 x W2.6 inches
H 16 x W2.8 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
Variable
20
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
9,240 RPM
A beaker, ice crush blade, storage bracket, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
Max speed
11,650 RPM
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$89.66
$30.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
5.2

Hot Soup Purée

8.5
6.5
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
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the LINKchef from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the LINKchef from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the LINKchef immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Chunky
Suction
Slightly
Tightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
0.0
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
A hand holding a spoonful of a chunky, unevenly blended green and orange mixture above the LINKchef immersion blender, demonstrating the results of a failed frozen fruit smoothie test with the LINKchef blender.
A hand holding a spoonful of a chunky, unevenly blended green and orange mixture above the LINKchef immersion blender, demonstrating the results of a failed frozen fruit smoothie test with the LINKchef blender.
Top-down view of a partially blended mixture in a glass container.
Blending Time
1 min
Failed
Result
Smooth
Failed
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Mayonnaise

6.5
9.0
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the KitchenAid immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
A mayonnaise preparation using a LinkChef immersion blender, with a timer tracking the blending duration.
A mayonnaise preparation using a LinkChef immersion blender, with a timer tracking the blending duration.
A Close-Up  of The LINKchef Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 54 secs
1 min 35 secs
Result
Quite thin
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

Almond Milk

8.3
7.5
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by theLINKchef stick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
50 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Coarse
Smooth
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
9.0
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the table.
The plastic beaker containing beaten egg-white of the LINKchef immersion blender is put upside down on the table;  a smartphone displaying 1 minute and 45 seconds by its sides.
Beating Time
N/A
2 minutes
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.4
7.5

In the Box

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.
The LINKchef immersion blender and its accessories.

Dimensions

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.
The LINKchef hand-held blender standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16 inches.
Height
17.0" (43.2 cm)
16.0" (40.6 cm)
Width
2.6" (6.6 cm)
2.8" (7.1 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.0" (20.3 cm)
8.2" (20.8 cm)

Build Quality

8.5
7.0
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.
A close-up of the blending wand, milk frother, and motor housing of the LINKchef immersion blender.

Speed and Controls

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.
A close-up of the LINKchef’s front buttons
A close-up of the LINKchef’s front buttons
A close-up of the LINKchef’s top-mounted dial.
Activation
Press
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
9,240 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
11,650 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
70 dB
N/A
Digital Display
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.8
7.5
A close-up of the KitchenAid’s blending assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs with a pan guard attached.
A Close-Up of the LINKchef Blade Assembly
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel (With plastic pan guard)
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
An included 700 ml plastic beaker of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender standing on a gray table.
A Close-up of the LINKchef beaker.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
27 oz
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.7 oz (105 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Extra Accessories

A close-up of the LINKchef whisk attachment.
Material
N/A
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.1

Ease of Use

7.9
6.3

Handling

7.5
8.0
Someone holding the KitchenAid KHBBV53 Handle and pressing the speed controller at the same time.
Someone is holding the LINKchef’s handle.

Blade Assembly

7.5
8.5

Cleanability

8.0
8.5