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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Mueller Ultra-Stick is the better choice based on both performance and quality, but it has its own usability issues.

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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender

Overall Verdict

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The Mueller Ultra-Stick is a pretty good average all-rounder in the blender ball park, and it does come with the nice extra of a milk frother. Apart from not having a whisk, the Betty Crocker can only measure up to the Mueller with hot soup purees, and is pretty dismal at making mayonnaise. From a simple performance value point of view, the Mueller is a much better proposition. 

Pushing things over the edge, the Betty Crocker is mostly made of pretty low grade plastic, including the blade guard. Additionally, the buttons proved stiff and difficult to use, while the poor vortex force led to frequent stopping and starting for most blending tasks.  The Meuller is not perfect, by a long shot, with clicky buttons that are annoying and uncomfortable. The  vortex force, although better than the Brtty Crocker, was a little lacking so we had to move the stick around often.

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Adequate for light task
  • Simple design
  • 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
  • Flimsy construction 
  • Lackluster heavy blending performance 
  • Lack of user-friendly features

Key Specs

Dimension
H15.6 x W2.8 inches
H 14.5 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.2 pounds
2.0 oz (57 g)
Number of speeds
8
Yes
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
Beaker
Min speed
12,550 RPM
Yes
Max speed
14,640 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$36.17
$17.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
5.1

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
7.0
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.
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
Slightly chunky
Slightly Chunky
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.0
2.0
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.
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
1 min 15 secs
3 mins
Result
Chunky
Very Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.5
6.5
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.
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 mins 45 secs
2 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Almond Milk

7.5
7.0
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 mins 5 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

7.0
0.0
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.
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 mins 37 secs
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.8
5.5

In the Box

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

Dimensions

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.
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
15.6" (39.6 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
7.7" (19.6 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
5.5
A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Mueller Stainless Steel Hand Blender.
A Close-Up of the Motor Body and Blending Shaft of the Betty Crocker

Speed and Controls

A close-up of 8 speed settings and a speed dial of the Mueller Hand Blender.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Buttons
Activation
Press and Rotate
Press-button
Min Speed
12,550 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
14,640 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
78 dB
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

7.0
4.0
A close-up of the blade assembly of the Mueller Immersion Blender.
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
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

0.0
10
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Beaker
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
20 oz
Measurements
N/A
Yes
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Tamper Included
N/A
No

Power Cord

10
10
The Mueller Ultra-Stick Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Power Cord.
Cord Length
4.8 ft (1.5 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.4
5.9

Ease of Use

7.3
4.9

Handling

6.5
6.5
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.
Someone is holding the Betty Crocker immersion blender.

Blade Assembly

8.5
9.0

Cleanability

8.5
7.5