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Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Keylitos 5 in 1 Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

The Vitamix is perfect for any kitchen given its exceptional performance and top-grade quality, whereas the Keylitos 5-in-1 offers a cost-effective yet less refined alternative.

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Vitamix Immersion Blender

Keylitos 5 in 1 Hand Blender

Vitamix Immersion Blender vs Keylitos 5 in 1 Hand Blender

Overall Verdict

The Vitamix and Keylitos 5-in-1 represent two distinct tiers of performance and quality. The Vitamix is powered by a robust 625-watt motor, allowing it to quickly and consistently blend even the toughest ingredients, such as ice cubes and coffee beans. In our tests, it produced velvety purées, breezed through frozen items, and made nut milk in no more than a minute. This made it stand out as one of the fastest blenders on the market.

Featuring an extra whisk attachment, the Keylitos might be more versatile than the Vitamix, particularly in aeration tasks. However, it doesn’t quite match the Vitamix's efficiency in original blending performance. It often struggles with achieving the same level of smoothness, especially when dealing with frozen or fibrous ingredients. Sometimes, it requires more time and effort to produce comparable results.

There are also significant differences in their build quality. The Vitamix's stainless steel construction not only contributes to its longevity but also imparts a premium feel and ergonomic comfort. Meanwhile, the Keylitos, built for affordability with a combination of plastic and metal, lacks the firmness and professional aesthetic of the Vitamix.

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 motor power for most basis tasks
  • A wide range of speed settings
  • Mid-grade build quality 
  • Versatile accessories
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included
  • Potential for sactaches 
  • Inefficient spatter control 
  • Strong suction

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
17.5 x 3 inches
H 15.4 x W 2.5 inches
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Number of speeds
5
12
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
8,600 RPM
A beaker, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
Max speed
15,700 RPM
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$146.87
$48.60

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
7.8

Hot Soup Purée

9.5
7.5
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 from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 30 seconds.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Keylitos 5-in-1 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
Tightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
7.0
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.
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 1 minute 40 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of frozen fruit smoothie from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender in 1 minute 40 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper to check for smoothness.
Blending Time
1 min 5 secs
1 min 40 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.3
9.3
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 little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Keylitos 5-in-1.
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Keylitos 5-in-1.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender.
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 40 secs
1 min 29 secs
Result
Quite Thick
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Almond Milk

9.3
8.0
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
The Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute.
Grinding Time
40 secs
1 min 15 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Slightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
9.0
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.
The Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender stands next to a glass of whipped egg whites forming stiff peaks, with a digital timer showing "2:01" in the foreground.
Beating Time
N/A
2 minutes
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
7.3

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 Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories, including a beaker, whisk, chopper, milk frother attachment, bottle brush, and user 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 Keylitos 5-in-1 standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.4 inches.
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
15.4" (39.1 cm)
Width
3.0" (7.6 cm)
2.5" (6.4 cm)
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shaft Length
9.2" (23.4 cm)
8.0" (20.3 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
7.0
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 housing of the Keylitos 5-in-1.

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 Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender top dial
A close-up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender top dial
A close-up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender speed control buttons.
Activation
Press
Press-button & speed dial
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
7.0
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 Keylitos 5-in-1 Immersion Blender Blade
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
BPA-free plastic
Stainless steel
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Beaker

0.0
10
A Close-Up of the Keylitos 5-in-1 Immersion Blender 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 power cord of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender.
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

A close-up of the whisk attachment of the Keylitos 5-in-1 immersion blender.
Material
N/A
 Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
7.8

Ease of Use

8.4
7.4

Handling

8.5
8.0
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 Keylitos 5-in-1 Immersion Blender.

Blade Assembly

8.0
9.0

Cleanability

7.0
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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