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LINKChef Hand Blender 800W vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Neither blender will get you a frozen fruit smoothie, but the LINKChef whips up a bigger storm.

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LINKChef Hand Blender 800W vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender

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The LINKChef is a 5-in-1 blender set, and the Betty Crocker a single blending stick with a beaker. Performance wise, these two blenders are similar on paper. Hot soup purees and almond milk were not much different between the two blenders. The Elite Gourmet was slightly better with the former, and LINKChef with the latter. Although neither will do an acceptable frozen fruit smoothie, with the LINCKChef you can get more done, especially with its superior whisk for  mayonnaise and whipped egg whites. 

The Betty Crocker is a simple budget choice, but the low quality plastic parts leave much to be desired; that includes joining parts and the plastic blade guard. With the LINKChef, you get reasonable and good quality for the price. The Betty Crocker has two speeds, but the toggle buttons are stiff and unresponsive. The lack of a proper vortex force led to much splattering and interrupted blending. With the LINKChef, you have to deal with a strong vibrational and suction force, but it is still better than the Betty Crocker.

Pros & Cons

  • Sufficient motor power suitable for basic tasks
  • Extensive selection of speed options
  • Solid, mid-level construction quality
  • Array of adaptable accessories
  • Adequate for light task
  • Simple design
  • Susceptibility to scratches
  • Overwhelming suction strength
  • Flimsy construction 
  • Lackluster heavy blending performance 
  • Lack of user-friendly features

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.8 inches
H 14.5 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Number of speeds
20
Yes
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
Beaker
Accessories
A beaker, ice crush blade, storage bracket, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
Yes
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$30.61
$17.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
5.1

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
7.0
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.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Betty Crocker immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Chunky
Slightly Chunky
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
2.0
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.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Betty Crocker immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper to check for smoothness.
Blending Time
Failed
3 mins
Result
Failed
Very Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
6.5
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
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Scoping a spoon of mayonnaise from a white bowl.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 35 secs
2 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Almond Milk

7.5
7.0
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by theLINKchef stick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Betty Crocker stick blender within 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min 20 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Smooth
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

9.0
0.0
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.
A digital timer shows 2:01 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Betty Crocker immersion blender.
Beating Time
2 minutes
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
5.5

In the Box

The LINKchef immersion blender and its accessories.
The Betty Crocker immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories include a beaker, user manual, and packaging box.

Dimensions

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.
The Betty Crocker standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.5 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.5 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.2" (20.8 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
5.5
A close-up of the blending wand, milk frother, and motor housing of the LINKchef immersion blender.
A Close-Up of the Motor Body and Blending Shaft of the Betty Crocker

Speed and Controls

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.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Buttons
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press-button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
N/A
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

7.5
4.0
A Close-Up of the LINKchef Blade Assembly
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Blending Shaft.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Plastic
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
A Close-up of the LINKchef beaker.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Beaker
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
27 oz
20 oz
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
Height
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
A Close-up of the LINKchef power cord.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Power Cord.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.1
5.9

Ease of Use

6.3
4.9

Handling

8.0
6.5
Someone is holding the LINKchef’s handle.
Someone is holding the Betty Crocker immersion blender.

Blade Assembly

8.5
9.0

Cleanability

8.5
7.5