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Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Vitamix is a perfect immersion blender, whereas the Elite Gourmet offers the basic functionality of an immersion blender, but does so with compromises in overall performance, ease of use, and durability.

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Vitamix Immersion Blender

Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Overall Verdict

The Vitamix 5-speed offers a more comprehensive, professional experience. While it is suitable for a wide array of tasks, the Elite Gourmet caters to basic, less frequent blending needs with its simpler design. In our tests, this blender significantly outperformed the Elite Gourmet across all tasks. From making frozen fruit smoothies to pureeing soups, producing nut milk, and emulsifying mayonnaise, its results were consistently excellent.

Design-wise, the Vitamix boasts a sleek, professional appearance. Its stainless steel construction shows careful engineering, with attention to details such as blade construction, motor housing, and overall ergonomics. Although its larger size and heft might be cumbersome for some users, these features can be beneficial for stability during blending and contribute to the structural integrity of the blender. 

Meanwhile, the Elite Gourmet, appearing lighter and more compact with a flimsy plastic finish, offers ease of handling and storage, but at the cost of reduced stability and effectiveness when blending larger quantities or denser materials.

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
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
17.5 x 3 inches
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Number of speeds
5
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
8,600 RPM
No
Max speed
15,700 RPM
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$146.87
$12.00

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
6.3

Hot Soup Purée

9.5
8.0
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 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
Exceptionally smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
3.5
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.
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 5 secs
2 mins 30 secs
Result
Smooth
Leafy
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.3
9.0
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 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 40 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Quite Thick
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Almond Milk

9.3
7.5
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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425Xstick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
40 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Slightly
Tightly

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 2:00 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Elite Gourmet immersion blender.
Beating Time
N/A
Failed
Result
N/A
Failed
Suction
N/A
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
5.2

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

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 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
17.5" (44.5 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width
3.0" (7.6 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Shaft Length
9.2" (23.4 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
5.0
Vitamix Immersion Blender Review: The motor body and blending wand of the Vitamix lie flat on a gray table.
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 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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
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
5.5
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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
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
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

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 Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X 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
6.4

Ease of Use

8.4
5.3

Handling

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

Blade Assembly

8.0
7.0

Cleanability

7.0
8.0

Behind the Comparison

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Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.

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