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LINKChef Hand Blender 800W vs Hamilton Beach 2 Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

Two similarly priced blender sets, both with performance anomalies, but one does win out.

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LINKChef Hand Blender 800W vs Hamilton Beach 2 Speed

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Both the Hamilton Beach 2 Speed and LINCKChef Hand Blender are blender sets. The Hamilton comes with a whisk and a food processor, the LINKChef an additional beaker and milk frother. Both blenders have performance anomalies. The LINKChef just could do a frozen fruit smoothie, and the Hamilton was a flop at mayonnaise. The Hamilton was subpar with frozen fruit smoothies, so if this is what you need, neither of these blenders are for you.  The LINKChef is by far the better blender for almond milk, and the Hamilton for hot soup puree. The LINKChef also has a superior whisk that does excellent mayonnaise and whipped egg whites. Based on performance, the LINKChef is the better choice.

Although more affordable, for a Hamilton Beach, this blender cuts corners with quality, especially the weak joining parts. With the LINKChef, you get good quality and value for the price. The LINKChef is also 1.3 inches longer on the shaft. The LINKChef has 20 speeds and the buttons were very comfortable; the Hamilton has 2 speeds and the buttons are uncomfortably stiff and unresponsive. This really just affirms that the LINKChef is the better blender.

Pros & Cons

  • Sufficient motor power suitable for basic tasks
  • Extensive selection of speed options
  • Solid, mid-level construction quality
  • Array of adaptable accessories
  • It can be used for pureeing cooked vegetables, fresh fruits, and baby food.
  • Its easy-grip design allows for flexible control 
  • All the accessories are dishwasher safe
  • Susceptibility to scratches
  • Overwhelming suction strength
  • It isn’t powerful enough for many blending tasks
  • The two included attachments are almost useless
  • It isn’t durable due to the poorly-constructed design

Key Specs

Dimension
H 16 x W2.8 inches
H14.3 x W2.6 inches
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
20
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Accessories
A beaker, ice crush blade, storage bracket, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
15,680 RPM
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
17,330 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$30.61
$30.86

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.2
5.7

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 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
30 seconds
Result
Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
5.3
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.
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
Failed
2 mins 15 secs
Result
Failed
Chunky and Leafy
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

9.0
0.0
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
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
1 min 35 secs
N/A
Result
Smooth
N/A
Suction
Yes
N/A

Almond Milk

7.5
6.8
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by theLINKchef stick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
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 20 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Coarse
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

9.0
5.0
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.
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
2 minutes
3 min 22 secs
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
6.0

In the Box

The LINKchef immersion blender and its accessories.
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.

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 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
16.0" (40.6 cm)
14.3" (36.3 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.6" (6.6 cm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.2" (20.8 cm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
6.0
A close-up of the blending wand, milk frother, and motor housing of the LINKchef immersion blender.
A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.

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 two speed controlling buttons on the front interface of the Hamilton Beach hand blender.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press-button & speed dial
Min Speed
N/A
15,680 RPM
Max Speed
N/A
17,330 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
96 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.5
6.5
A Close-Up of the LINKchef Blade Assembly
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

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.
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)
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.
A whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach stick blender lying flat on a gray table.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.1
6.4

Ease of Use

6.3
5.8

Handling

8.0
6.5
Someone is holding the LINKchef’s handle.
Someone is holding the Hamilton Beach handle with one hand and pressing its button at the same time.

Blade Assembly

8.5
8.0

Cleanability

8.5
8.0