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Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Black+Decker 10-speed manages basic tasks, but the Vitamix E310 powers through even the toughest blending challenges, with ease and exceptional smoothness.

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Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender

Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender vs Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design20% Usability20% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 20%Design 20%Usability Vitamix E310 Explor...Black and Decker 10...9.69.810.08.76.56.46.37.0
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In the blender market, the Black+Decker 10-speed and the Vitamix E310 Explorian each find their niche. Throughout a course of tests, we found the Black+Decker performs quite well for basic kitchen tasks such as whipping up smoothies, protein shakes, and baby food, though its 550-watt motor falls short with tougher tasks like blending frozen ingredients due to its power constraints.

In contrast, the Vitamix E310 Explorian, powered by a 12 HP motor, can efficiently handle a diverse array of more demanding blending tasks. It is a prime choice for those who prioritize consistent, high-quality blending performance yet are willing to invest in a hefty price tag.

Pros & Cons

  • High-quality components ensure longevity and reliable performance.
  • The meticulously designed container coupled with sturdy stainless steel blades promises smooth and consistent blending outcomes.
  • The inclusion of a generous 7-year warranty, which surpasses the standard warranty length for blenders.
  • Designed to safely blend hot ingredients directly in the container
  • Rapid and potent acceleration for efficient blending every time.
  • Removal blade assembly for thorough cleaning 
  • Priced affordably, while still providing sufficient power for basic tasks
  • Compact and portable footprint
  • The container’s lack of a locking mechanism onto the base impairs stability during use.
  • Difficulty in removing the lid 
  • Stiff control buttons 
  • Noticeable smell of burning plastic

Key Specs

Dimensions
H17.4 x L7.7 x W8.9 inches
H15.8 x L8.3 x W6.3 inches
Weight
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Capacity
48 oz
48 oz
Motor Power
1500 wattages
550 watts
Various Speed Settings
Yes
Yes
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$322.58
$33.47

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.8
6.4

Smoothie

10
7.8
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Green Smoothie Video
The Vitamix E310 motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it are two distinct smoothie samples spread on white paper while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 1 minute.
A white paper displays two smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of a Vitamix smoothie blended for 30 seconds and another blended for a full minute.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Smoothie Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master blender motor base and its container stand on a table, accompanied by a glass filled with a green smoothie. Next to it, a white paper features three distinct smoothie samples while a smartphone showcases the blending time of 4 minutes.
A white paper displays three smoothie samples, showcasing the consistency of the Black+Decker smoothies blended for 2 minutes 30 seconds, three minutes, 3 minute 30 seconds, and four minutes.
Blending Time
1 min
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Silky Smooth

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.8
4.5
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Frozen Smoothie Video
The Vitamix E310 motor base stands beside the container, which holds a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a glass bowl contains the remaining smoothie while a smartphone displays a blending time of 1 minute and 20 seconds.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with a Vitamix E310 blender spread on a white paper.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Frozen Smoothie Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside a glass bowl which contains a portion of the smoothie it produced. Next to it, a smartphone displays a blending time of 5 minutes.
A sample of frozen fruit smoothie created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 min 20 seconds
5 mins
Result
Silky Smooth
Chunky
Suction

Protein Shake

9.9
8.2
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Protein shake Video
The Vitamix E310 motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a metal mesh strainer filtered its protein shake while a smartphone displayed a blending time of 1 minute 20 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Vitamix E310, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Protein Shakes Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master motor base stands beside the container. Next to it, a protein shake has been strained through a metal mesh strainer while a smartphone displays a blending time of 2 minutes 30 seconds.
A mesh strainer filters a protein shake made by the Black+Decker Crush Master, retaining the unblended solids that fail to pass through.
Blending Time
1 min 20 seconds
2 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Slightly smooth

Almond Butter

9.5
7.8
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Almond Butter Video
The Vitamix E310 is beside a white plate containing almond butter and a spatula, and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 1 minute and a haft.
A sample of almond butter created with a Vitamix E310 blender spread on a white paper.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Almond Butter Video
The Black+Decker Crush Master is beside a white plate containing almond butter with a spatula and a smartphone revealing a blending time of 3 minutes and a half.
A sample of almond butter created with the Black+Decker Crush Master blender, spread on white paper.
Blending Time
1 mins 30 seconds
3 mins 30 seconds
Result
Silky Smooth
Smooth

Crushed Ice

10
0.0
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender Crushed Ice Video
The Vitamix E310 is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Black and Decker 10 Speed Blender Crush Ice Video
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
The BLACK+DECKER  blender is beside a black tray containing its crushed ice.
Ice Fineness
Very Fine
Coarse
Unblended Ice
0% of 12 oz
79% of 12 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
10
6.3

In the Box

A display of the Vitamix E310 blender and its accessories, including the tamper, carton box, recipe booklet, and user manual, on a table.
Unboxing the Vitamix E310
A display of theBlack+Decker Crush Master blender and its packaging box on a table.
Unboxing theBlack+Decker Crush MasterBlender

Dimensions

Illustrated dimensions of the Vitamix E310 blender showing the height, length, and width in inches
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, length, and width in inches.
Height
17.4" (44.2 cm)
15.8" (40.1 cm)
Width
8.9" (22.6 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Weight
9.1 lbs (4.1 kg)
6.7 lbs (3.0 kg)
Length
7.7" (19.6 cm)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Shaft Length

Build Quality

10
6.0
A close up of the Vitamix E310 motor base and container
The Vitamix E310 Motor Base and Container
A close up of the Vitamix E310 motor base and container
A close up of  Vitamix E310 container’s bottom
A closeup of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender’s motor base and container
The Black+Decker Crush Master Motor Base and Container

Blades

10
7.0
A close up of the Vitamix E310 blades
The Vitamix E310 Blades
A close up of the Vitamix E310 blades
A close up of the Vitamix E310 blades
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
The Black+Decker Blade Assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s blade assembly
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
4 sharp blades
4 sharp blades
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Motor Base

A close up of the Vitamix E310 Motor Base
The Vitamix E310 Motor Base
A close up of the Vitamix E310 Motor Base
A close up of the centering pad of the Vitamix E310 motor base
A close up of the concealed power cord under the Vitamix E310’s motor base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
The Black+Decker Motor Base
A close-up of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
A close-up of the underside of the Black+Decker blender’s motor base
Rated Voltage
120 Volts
120 Volts
Rated Power
1500 Wattages
550 Wattages
Working Time
N/A
N/A
Protection
Yes
No
Weight
7 pounds
2.5 pounds
Cord Length
4,1 feet
NaN ft (NaN m)
Extra Feature

Blending Container

Illustrated dimensions of the Vitamix E310 blender container showing the height and diameter in inches.
The Vitamix E310 Blender’s Container
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
Black and Decker 10-Speed Blender Blending Container
Illustrated dimensions of the Black+Decker Crush Master showing the height, depth, and width in inches
The blending container, blade assembly, lid, and lid-plug of the Black+Decker Crush Master blender on a table.
Material
Plastic
Glass
Capacity
48.0 fl oz (1.4 L)
48 oz
Weight
2.1 pound
3,5 pounds
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
Yes
Suitable For
Small to medium batches
Small to medium batches

Lid

The Vitamix E310 two-part lid stands on a table
The Vitamix E310 Two-Part Lid
The Vitamix E310 two-part lid stands on a table
The Vitamix E310 two-part lid stands on a table
A close-up of the Black+Decker two-part lid
The Black+Decker Two-Part Lid
Material
Plastic
 Plastic
Closing Type
Lock Mechanism/ Friction
Friction
Features
Lid-plug
Lid-plug

Control Panel

10
6.0
A close up of the Vitamix E310 control panel
The Vitamix E310 Control Panel
A close up of the Vitamix E310 control panel
TheVitamix E310 blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
TheVitamix E310 blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
The Black+Decker Control Panel
A close-up of the Black+Decker control panel
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
the Black+Decker blender motor base on table, hand pressing digital tachometer attached to tripod, different blenders in background.
Activation
Speed dial and Switch
Press-button
Min Speed
1,411 RPM
13,003 RPM
Max Speed
22,514 RPM
18,373 RPM
Presets
No
No
Digital Display
No
No
Built-in Timer
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Extra Accessory

The Vitamix E310 tamper is on a table
The Vitamix E310 Tamper
The Vitamix E310 tamper is on a table
Displayed on a table is the Vitamix E310 blender, complete with its accompanying tamper.
Material
Plastic
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
7.0

Ease of Blend

9.0
7.0

Noise Level

7.0
6.5
The Vitamix E310 blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
The Black+Decker blender is on a table, accompanied by a sound level meter displaying its noise level nearby. In the background, other blenders that we tested sit on a nearby shelf.
Max Level
100.2 dB
102.5 dB

Assembly

9.0
6.0

Cleanability

9.5
8.0

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