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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W Side-by-Side Comparison

The Mueller will get more done for you, but the LINKChed as an outstanding whisk. The choice is the extras you may need.

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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W

Overall Verdict

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The LINKChef put up quite a challenge against the Mueller Ultra Stick in all tasks except for frozen fruit smoothies. For some reason, probably due to the blade design, the LINKChef was unable to make anything that resembled a proper smoothie. Hot soup purees were a little chunkier than the Mueller, but acceptable enough. Both blenders were on par for making almond milk. The LINKChef, however, excels with its more bulbous-shaped whisk, doing an almost perfect job with mayonnaise and whipped egg whites. The Mueller was good with the former and only acceptable with the latter. 

Key design differences are that in addition to a whisk and a milk frother, the LINCKChef also has a blending beaker and a food processor, their build quality being  average or basically good for the price. Handling-wise, the Mueller lacks a good vortex force, meaning you have to move the stick around alot. The buttons are also clicky and uncomfortable to touch. The LINKChef, on the other hand, vibrates excessively,  which is also a discomfort. Ultimately, if you are not interested in the food processor extension, the Mueller is probably the better bet.

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
  • Sufficient motor power suitable for basic tasks
  • Extensive selection of speed options
  • Solid, mid-level construction quality
  • Array of adaptable accessories
  • 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
  • Susceptibility to scratches
  • Overwhelming suction strength

Key Specs

Dimension
H15.6 x W2.8 inches
H 16 x W2.8 inches
Weight
2.2 pounds
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
8
20
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
Yes
Min speed
12,550 RPM
A beaker, ice crush blade, storage bracket, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
Max speed
14,640 RPM
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$36.17
$30.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
5.2

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
6.5
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 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.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Slightly chunky
Chunky
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.0
0.0
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.
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.
Blending Time
1 min 15 secs
Failed
Result
Chunky
Failed
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 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
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 45 secs
1 min 35 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

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.
Grinding Time
1 mins 5 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Coarse
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

7.0
9.0
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.
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.
Beating Time
2 mins 37 secs
2 minutes
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.8
7.5

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 LINKchef immersion blender and its accessories.

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 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.
Height
15.6" (39.6 cm)
16.0" (40.6 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.8" (7.1 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
7.7" (19.6 cm)
8.2" (20.8 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
7.0
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 wand, milk frother, and motor housing of the LINKchef immersion blender.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of 8 speed settings and a speed dial of the Mueller Hand Blender.
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.
Activation
Press and Rotate
Press-button & speed dial
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
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.0
7.5
A close-up of the blade assembly of the Mueller Immersion Blender.
A Close-Up of the LINKchef Blade Assembly
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

0.0
10
A Close-up of the LINKchef beaker.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
27 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 LINKchef 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.
A close-up of the LINKchef whisk attachment.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.4
7.1

Ease of Use

7.3
6.3

Handling

6.5
8.0
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 LINKchef’s handle.

Blade Assembly

8.5
8.5

Cleanability

8.5
8.5