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Hamilton Beach 59765 vs. Vitamix 5-Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

When choosing between the Vitamix 5-speed and the Hamilton Beach 59765, there are a few important factors you’ll need to keep in mind.

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Hamilton Beach 2 Speed

Vitamix Immersion Blender

Vitamix 5-Speed Immersion vs Hamilton Beach 59765 Immersion

Overall Verdict

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With its 650-watt motor, the Vitamix 5-speed is an impressive, all-around machine, outperforming the Hamilton Beach 59765 not only in terms of efficiency but also in usability and functionality. Our Vitamix 5-speed performed well in nearly all of the tests, as wasn’t the case with the Hamilton Beach 59765. And thanks to its simple design—and even though its blending shaft is not dishwasher-safe—cleaning up wasn’t particularly difficult either.

The only shortcoming of the Vitamix 5-speed over the lower-priced Hamilton Beach 59765 is its lack of accessories, which seems unreasonable given its high cost.

Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • A great tool for recipes that involve fibrous or frozen food
  • 4-pronged heavy-duty blade promotes speedy blends and consistent results
  • Intuitive interface makes it easy to switch between speed settings
  • Ergonomically-designed handle offers a secure grip
  • Blade Guard prevents scratching 
  • Stainless steel body ensures optimal durability
  • 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
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included

Key Specs

Dimension
H14.3 x W2.6 inches
17.5 x 3 inches
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
Number of speeds
2
5
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
15,680 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max speed
17,330 RPM
15,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$30.86
$146.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.7
8.6

Hot Soup Purée

8.0
9.5
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.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Soup Purée Video
Draining the pureéd soup with a stainless steel mesh strainer to inspect solid chunks.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Exceptionally smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

5.3
8.8
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.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Vitamix immersion blender had completed the test in 1 minute and 5 seconds.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Smoothie Video
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray table to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
2 mins 15 secs
1 min 5 secs
Result
Chunky and Leafy
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Mayonnaise

0.0
8.3
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
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
N/A
1 mins 40 secs
Result
N/A
Quite Thick
Suction
N/A
No

Almond Milk

6.8
9.3
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
A bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
A bunch of almond shells gets clogged in the Vitamix immersion blending wand which is resting on a beaker full of almond milk.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Almond Milk Test
Grinding Time
1 min 40 secs
40 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

5.0
0.0
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
The Vitamix blending wand is immersed in a plastic beaker containing failed beaten egg-white with a smartphone displaying the total beating time ( 2 minutes and 17 seconds) next to it.
Beating Time
3 min 22 secs
N/A
Result
Stiff
N/A
Suction
No
N/A

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.0
9.1

In the Box

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.
The Vitamix Hand Blender is shipped with a carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, and owner’s manuals.

Dimensions

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.
The Vitamix stainless steel 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 9.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17.5 inches.
Height
14.3" (36.3 cm)
17.5" (44.5 cm)
Width
2.6" (6.6 cm)
3.0" (7.6 cm)
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
6.9" (17.5 cm)
9.2" (23.4 cm)

Build Quality

6.0
9.5
A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Hamilton Beach 2-speed hand blender.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Review: The motor body and blending wand of the Vitamix lie flat on a gray table.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of two speed controlling buttons on the front interface of the Hamilton Beach hand blender.
A close-up of the Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Speed and Controls
A close-up of the Power button and Variable Speed Control button of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Five speed indicator lights on top of the Vitamix’s motor body.
Activation
Press-button & speed dial
Press
Min Speed
15,680 RPM
8,600 RPM
Max Speed
17,330 RPM
15,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
96 dB
85 dB
Digital Display
No
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

6.5
9.5
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs of the Hamilton Beach immersion blender.
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
Stainless Steel Blade Housing with Plastic Guard (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
The blade assembly of the Vitamix immersion blender features 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the sharp stainless steel blade of the Vitamix immersion blender.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Blade Count
2
4
Removable
Yes
No
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 Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
The Vitamix hand blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Hands-on Power Cord
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
No
Detachable
No
2-prong plug

Extra Accessories

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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.4
8.2

Ease of Use

5.8
8.4

Handling

6.5
8.5
Someone is holding the Hamilton Beach handle with one hand and pressing its button at the same time.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
The handle of the Vitamix stick blender being held at an angle with 4 speed bars is lighting up.
Someone is holding the Vitamix immersion blender with a top-down perspective.
A close-up of the Vitamix’s handle being held from a front view.

Blade Assembly

8.0
8.0

Cleanability

8.0
7.0

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