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Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Vitamix offers premium durability and versatility but is costly, whereas the Betty Crocker BC-1303CK is an inexpensive alternative, but with significant efficiency drawbacks.

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Vitamix Immersion Blender

Betty Crocker Hand Blender

Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender

Overall Verdict

Equipped with a powerful 625-watt  motor and sturdy stainless steel construction, the Vitamix delivers outstanding performance across various tasks. Whether it’s processing frozen fruits, liquifying fibrous greens, or pureeing hot soup, this blender handles it all with unmatched efficiency and rapid ease. Indeed, the Vitamix is a premium appliance, designed for culinary enthusiasts and professionals who demand top-notch performance in their kitchens. 

Conversely, the Betty Crocker is tailored for casual or occasional users. Its 200-watt motor is only suitable for light blending, pureeing, and grinding. When it comes to heavy-duty tasks like making frozen fruits smoothies, this blender often fails to keep up. 

Design-wise, the Vitamix comes with several user-friendly features. These include a rubber-coated handle for ease of grip, a blade guard made of non-metallic material to protect the container from scratches, and a motor designed for smooth acceleration, which helps prevent spills and lowers vibration.

Meanwhile, Betty Crocker’s overall design feels somewhat flimsy. Its ergonomics and weight distribution are not as conducive to comfortable handling as the Vitamix. The Betty’s usability is also hampered by its inefficient vortex creation and uncomfortable motor vibrations.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityVitamix Immersion B...Betty Crocker Hand...8.68.69.18.25.45.15.55.9
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Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Adequate for light task
  • Simple design
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included
  • Flimsy construction 
  • Lackluster heavy blending performance 
  • Lack of user-friendly features

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
17.5 x 3 inches
H 14.5 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Number of speeds
5
Yes
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Beaker
Min speed
8,600 RPM
Yes
Max speed
15,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$146.87
$17.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
5.1

Hot Soup Purée

9.5
7.0
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.
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
Exceptionally smooth
Slightly Chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
2.0
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.
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 5 secs
3 mins
Result
Smooth
Very Coarse
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.3
6.5
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the Vitamix immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the Vitamix immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
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 40 secs
2 min 15 secs
Result
Quite Thick
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Almond Milk

9.3
7.0
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
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
40 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Slightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
0.0
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.
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
N/A
Failed
Result
N/A
Failed
Suction
N/A
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
5.5

In the Box

The Vitamix Hand Blender is shipped with a carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, and owner’s manuals.
The Betty Crocker immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories include a beaker, user manual, and packaging box.

Dimensions

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.
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
17.5" (44.5 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
3.0" (7.6 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Shaft Length
9.2" (23.4 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
5.5
Vitamix Immersion Blender Review: The motor body and blending wand of the Vitamix lie flat on a gray table.
A Close-Up of the Motor Body and Blending Shaft of the Betty Crocker

Speed and Controls

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.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Buttons
Activation
Press
Press-button
Min Speed
8,600 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
15,700 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
85 dB
N/A
Digital Display
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
4.0
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.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Blending Shaft.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
BPA-free plastic
Plastic
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
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

Power Cord

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

Extra Accessories

Material
N/A
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
N/A
Removable
N/A
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
5.9

Ease of Use

8.4
4.9

Handling

8.5
6.5
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.
Someone is holding the Betty Crocker immersion blender.

Blade Assembly

8.0
9.0

Cleanability

7.0
7.5

Behind the Comparison

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