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LINKChef Hand Blender 800W vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

A superior blender set takes down a solitary blender stick. Sometimes more is more.

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LINKChef Hand Blender 800W vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Overall Verdict

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If it’s a frozen fruit smoothie you are after, neither of the blenders is for you. By a long shot, the both failed dismally at this task and without a whisk, the Elite Gourmet will not get your egg whites done either. The LINKChef, however, is an excellent blender choice for mayonnaise and egg whites, while hot soup purees and almond milk were a little coarse in their texture, but acceptable enough. The only advantage the Elite Gourmet has is its superior ability with hot soup purees, which was hardly enough to edge out the LINKChef as the superior blender here.

The Elite Gourmet is a single blender stick with no accessories. Still, its quality is very questionable with low grade plastic parts for the most and subpar finishing. The LINKChef, on the other hand, is a 5-part blending set with a build quality to match the price. It does have noticeable vibrational force which also creates strong suction. The Elite Gourmet had neither of these but the weak vortex led to continually stopping and starting, which was tiring.

Pros & Cons

  • Sufficient motor power suitable for basic tasks
  • Extensive selection of speed options
  • Solid, mid-level construction quality
  • Array of adaptable accessories
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • Susceptibility to scratches
  • Overwhelming suction strength
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.8 inches
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Number of speeds
20
1
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Accessories
A beaker, ice crush blade, storage bracket, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$30.61
$12.00

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
6.3

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
8.0
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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
3.5
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.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
Failed
2 mins 30 secs
Result
Failed
Leafy
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
9.0
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 the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Mayonnaise made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender.
Emulsifying Time
1 min 35 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
Slightly

Almond Milk

7.5
7.5
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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425Xstick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min 20 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Smooth
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

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 2:00 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Elite Gourmet immersion blender.
Beating Time
2 minutes
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
5.2

In the Box

The LINKchef immersion blender and its accessories.
The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X hand-held blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a table, with the length of the shaft being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 13.4 inches.
Height
16.0" (40.6 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Length
Shaft Length
8.2" (20.8 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
5.0
A close-up of the blending wand, milk frother, and motor housing of the LINKchef immersion blender.
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the interior of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X’s motor body.

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
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
5.5
A Close-Up of the LINKchef Blade Assembly
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
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
No

Beaker

10
0.0
A Close-up of the LINKchef beaker.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Capacity
27 oz
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
Yes
N/A
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Tamper Included
No
N/A

Power Cord

10
10
A Close-up of the LINKchef power cord.
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X 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
6.4

Ease of Use

6.3
5.3

Handling

8.0
8.5
Someone is holding the LINKchef’s handle.
Someone is handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender

Blade Assembly

8.5
7.0

Cleanability

8.5
8.0