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Vitamix Immersion Blender vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W Side-by-Side Comparison

There's a clear distinction in the overall performance, design quality, and intended user base between Vitamix and LINKchef immersion blenders.

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Vitamix Immersion Blender

LINKChef Hand Blender 800W

Vitamix Immersion Blender vs LINKChef Hand Blender 800W

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Vitamix Immersion B...LINKChef Hand Blend...8.68.69.18.26.25.27.57.1
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In our tests, the extra whisk attachment that comes with the LINKchef gives this blender an edge over the Vitamix in aeration tasks. However, the Vitamix's ability to handle tougher blending tasks does balance the scales. Indeed, the Vitamix's power and efficiency are notably evident in tasks that demand a heavy-duty motor, such as creating restaurant-quality purees and processing dense, frozen ingredients for smoothies. 

In contrast, the LINKchef is best suited for basic kitchen tasks like pureeing soft vegetables, tackling fresh fruits, emulsifying sauces, and whisking eggs. Its struggle with frozen fruits in smoothie preparation also reveals a motor that is less capable compared to its counterpart.

Design-wise, the Vitamix boasts a high-quality stainless steel build, which imparts a professional feel and ensures top-notch durability. Meanwhile, the LINKchef leans more towards mid-level quality, with a construction that is more prone to wear. Its ergonomic handle design and lightweight provide comfort, but they don't fully compensate for the challenges posed by its strong suction and motor vibrations during operation, unlike 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
  • Sufficient motor power suitable for basic tasks
  • Extensive selection of speed options
  • Solid, mid-level construction quality
  • Array of adaptable accessories
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included
  • Susceptibility to scratches
  • Overwhelming suction strength

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
17.5 x 3 inches
H 16 x W2.8 inches
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Number of speeds
5
20
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
8,600 RPM
A beaker, ice crush blade, storage bracket, whisk, food processor, and milk frother attachments
Max speed
15,700 RPM
Yes

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$146.87
$30.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
5.2

Hot Soup Purée

9.5
6.5
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 produced by the LINKchef from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the LINKchef from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the LINKchef immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally smooth
Chunky
Suction
No
Tightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
0.0
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.
A hand holding a spoonful of a chunky, unevenly blended green and orange mixture above the LINKchef immersion blender, demonstrating the results of a failed frozen fruit smoothie test with the LINKchef blender.
A hand holding a spoonful of a chunky, unevenly blended green and orange mixture above the LINKchef immersion blender, demonstrating the results of a failed frozen fruit smoothie test with the LINKchef blender.
Top-down view of a partially blended mixture in a glass container.
Blending Time
1 min 5 secs
Failed
Result
Smooth
Failed
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.3
9.0
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Blender and beaker containing mayonnaise next to smartphone timer
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
A mayonnaise preparation using a LinkChef immersion blender, with a timer tracking the blending duration.
A mayonnaise preparation using a LinkChef immersion blender, with a timer tracking the blending duration.
A Close-Up  of The LINKchef Mayonnaise
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 40 secs
1 min 35 secs
Result
Quite Thick
Smooth
Suction
No
Yes

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 theLINKchef stick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
40 secs
1 min 20 secs
Result
Fine
Smooth
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 plastic beaker containing beaten egg-white of the LINKchef immersion blender is put upside down on the table;  a smartphone displaying 1 minute and 45 seconds by its sides.
Beating Time
N/A
2 minutes
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
7.5

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 LINKchef immersion blender and its accessories.

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 LINKchef hand-held blender standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.2 inches, and the total length of the unit as 16 inches.
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
16.0" (40.6 cm)
Width
3.0" (7.6 cm)
2.8" (7.1 cm)
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.2" (23.4 cm)
8.2" (20.8 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 wand, milk frother, and motor housing of the LINKchef immersion blender.

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 LINKchef’s front buttons
A close-up of the LINKchef’s front buttons
A close-up of the LINKchef’s top-mounted dial.
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
Yes

Blending Shaft

9.5
7.5
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 LINKchef Blade Assembly
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 LINKchef beaker.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
27 oz
Measurements
N/A
Yes
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Tamper Included
N/A
No

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 LINKchef 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

A close-up of the LINKchef whisk attachment.
Material
N/A
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
7.1

Ease of Use

8.4
6.3

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 LINKchef’s handle.

Blade Assembly

8.0
8.5

Cleanability

7.0
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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