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KitchenAid KHBBV53 vs Mueller Ultra-Stick Side-by-Side Comparison

Our comparison between the KitchenAid KHBBV53 vs the Muller Ultra-Stick reveals that, with blenders, corded does not guarantee a higher efficiency than cordless.

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KitchenAid Cordless

Mueller Ultra-Stick

KitchenAid KHBBV53 vs Mueller Ultra-Stick

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability KitchenAid CordlessMueller Ultra-Stick8.07.98.47.87.27.36.87.4
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For the most part, folks agree that when it comes to tools generally, corded is better than cordless. However, our hands-on testing has proved that the KitchenAid KHBBV53, despite being the underdog in this match, is the better blender.

Although coming with a whisk attachment that provides extra capabilities, the Muller Ultra-Stick doesn’t blend evenly, is unable to endure prolonged operation, and cannot guarantee consistent quality.

Of all the blenders we tested, this blender ranks among the worst. Although it can make small batches of soups, emulsified sauces, and baby food, it struggled to cope with frozen fruits. Even worse, it overheated after three minutes of beating egg whites. If you intend to buy the Muller, think twice before risking your investment.

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.
  • It’s budget-priced but loaded with accessories 
  • The stainless steel exterior is corrosion resistant 
  • The handle is uniquely-designed with a comfortable grip 
  • Wiping it down is not so difficult
  • The whole blender can be hung on a hook with other kitchen tools
  • Its performance is often inconsistent
  • Not as efficient as other similar blenders
  • The low-quality construction cannot ensure durability 
  • The blade isn’t good at preparing frozen smoothies or pulverizing solid ingredients 
  • The whisk attachment doesn’t provide consistent performance

Key Specs

Dimensions
H17 x W2.6 inches
H15.6 x W2.8 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.2 pounds
Number of speeds
Variable
8
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
9,240 RPM
12,550 RPM
Max speed
11,650 RPM
14,640 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$89.66
$36.17

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
7.3

Hot Soup Purée

8.5
7.0
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
The Mueller Ultra-Stick Soup Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch  in a plastic beaker made by the Mueller Ultra-Stick hand blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Mueller Ultra-Stick immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Slightly chunky
Suction
Slightly
Tightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
7.0
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 plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Mueller’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 15 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Mueller’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 15 seconds).
Mueller Ultra-Stick Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Mueller immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min
1 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Chunky
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Mayonnaise

6.5
8.5
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the KitchenAid immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
A white bowl of mayonnaise made by the Mueller immersion blender with a stainless steel spoon inside.
A white bowl of mayonnaise made by the Mueller immersion blender with a stainless steel spoon inside.
The whisk attachment of the Mueller is immersed in a plastic beaker containing egg yolks.
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 54 secs
1 mins 45 secs
Result
Quite thin
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Almond Milk

8.3
7.5
Grinding Time
50 secs
1 mins 5 secs
Result
Coarse
Coarse
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
7.0
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the table.
Mueller Ultra-Stick Whipped Egg-Whites
Putting a plastic beaker containing beaten egg-white of the Mueller Ultra-Stick upside down on a gray table.
Inside the plastic beaker containing a batch of beaten egg-white prepared by the Mueller Ultra-Stick immersion blender.
Beating Time
N/A
2 mins 37 secs
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.4
6.8

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 Mueller Immersion Blender milk frother attachment, motor body, blending wand, whisk attachment, paper carton box, and user manuals lying side by side on a table.

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 Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick Immersion 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 7.7 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.55 inches.
Height
17.0" (43.2 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
2.6" (6.6 cm)
2.8" (7.1 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Shaft Length
8.0" (20.3 cm)
7.7" (19.6 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 immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Mueller Stainless Steel Hand 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 8 speed settings and a speed dial of the Mueller Hand Blender.
Activation
Press
Press and Rotate
Min Speed
9,240 RPM
12,550 RPM
Max Speed
11,650 RPM
14,640 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
70 dB
78 dB
Digital Display
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.8
7.0
A close-up of the KitchenAid’s blending assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs with a pan guard attached.
A close-up of the blade assembly of the Mueller Immersion Blender.
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
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
0.0
An included 700 ml plastic beaker of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender standing on a gray table.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Capacity
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
Yes
N/A
Weight
3.7 oz (105 g)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A

Extra Accessories

The Mueller Ultra-Stick Immersion Blender Whisk Attachment lying flat on a gray table.
Material
N/A
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.4

Ease of Use

7.9
7.3

Handling

7.5
6.5
Someone holding the KitchenAid KHBBV53 Handle and pressing the speed controller at the same time.
Someone uses two hands to control the Mueller Ultra-Stick immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the power button at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.

Blade Assembly

7.5
8.5

Cleanability

8.0
8.5

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