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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

See why Mueller Ultra Stick performs well, but lacks an overall positive user-experience, while the Elite Gourmet has little to offer.

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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Overall Verdict

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In terms of performance, the Elite Gourmet EHB 2425X is a great blender for hot soup purees, mayonnaise, and reasonable for almond milk. It fails with making frozen fruit smoothies, and doesn’t have a whisk for whipping egg whites. The Mueller ultra-Stick, which includes a whisk and a milk frother, will do a lot more for and its performance metrics are average to quite acceptable across the board. Ultimately, the Mueller has decent performance, but the user experience is not that great.

For the Mueller, the buttons are clicky and uncomfortable and the strong vibration makes handling tiring after a while. The Elite Gourmet, with its low 150 W power draw, fails to get things going easily, especially frozen smoothies, and the lack of vortex results in splashes and repeatedly stopping and starting during operations. The Elite Gourmet is flimsy and made entirely out of plastic, the blades lack firmness and sharpness, the shaft is a fall inch shorter than the Mueller.

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
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • 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
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort

Key Specs

Dimension
H15.6 x W2.8 inches
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.2 pounds
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Number of speeds
8
1
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
12,550 RPM
No
Max speed
14,640 RPM
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$36.17
$12.00

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
6.3

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
8.0
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 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
Slightly chunky
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.0
3.5
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.
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
1 min 15 secs
2 mins 30 secs
Result
Chunky
Leafy
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.5
9.0
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 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 mins 45 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Almond Milk

7.5
7.5
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 mins 5 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

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 2:00 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Elite Gourmet immersion blender.
Beating Time
2 mins 37 secs
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.8
5.2

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

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 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
15.6" (39.6 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Length
Shaft Length
7.7" (19.6 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
5.0
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 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 8 speed settings and a speed dial of the Mueller Hand Blender.
A close-up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
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
5.5
A close-up of the blade assembly of the Mueller Immersion Blender.
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
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Beaker

0.0
0.0
Material
N/A
N/A
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
N/A
N/A
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A
Tamper Included
N/A
N/A

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X 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
6.4

Ease of Use

7.3
5.3

Handling

6.5
8.5
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 handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender

Blade Assembly

8.5
7.0

Cleanability

8.5
8.0