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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Vitamix 5-Speed Side-by-Side Comparison

If you want to see how these blenders compare, read on for our Muller Ultra-Stick vs. Vitamix 5-Speed face-off.

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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Vitamix 5-Speed

Overall Verdict

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As a high-priced blender, the Vitamix stands out from the crowd with its sturdy construction, multi-speed settings, and premium stainless steel finish. It’s among the few hand blenders on the market that can perform a wide variety of blending tasks, allowing you to explore new culinary possibilities. It’s even powerful enough to blend solid ingredients like frozen fruits, raw nuts, and whole ice cubes without too much effort.

In the opposite corner, the Muller Ultra-Stick stands out for its false advertising claims. We were very disappointed with itsflimsy blade housing and the copper motor that cannot withstand continuous use. 

The only advantages the Muller has over the Vitamix are its lighter weight and inexpensive price tag.

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
  • It’s budget-priced but loaded with accessories 
  • The stainless steel exterior is corrosion resistant 
  • The handle is uniquely-designed with a comfortable grip 
  • Wiping it down is not so difficult
  • The whole blender can be hung on a hook with other kitchen tools
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included
  • The low-quality construction cannot ensure durability 
  • The blade isn’t good at preparing frozen smoothies or pulverizing solid ingredients 
  • The whisk attachment doesn’t provide consistent performance

Key Specs

Dimensions HW
17.5 x 3 inches
H15.6 x W2.8 inches
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
2.2 pounds
Number of speeds
5
8
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Yes
Min speed
8,600 RPM
12,550 RPM
Max speed
15,700 RPM
14,640 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$146.87
$36.17

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.6
7.3

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.
The Mueller Ultra-Stick Soup Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch  in a plastic beaker made by the Mueller Ultra-Stick hand blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Mueller Ultra-Stick 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.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Mueller’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 15 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Mueller’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 15 seconds).
Mueller Ultra-Stick Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Mueller immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 5 secs
1 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.3
8.5
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Vitamix Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
A white bowl of mayonnaise made by the Mueller immersion blender with a stainless steel spoon inside.
A white bowl of mayonnaise made by the Mueller immersion blender with a stainless steel spoon inside.
The whisk attachment of the Mueller is immersed in a plastic beaker containing egg yolks.
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 40 secs
1 mins 45 secs
Result
Quite Thick
Smooth
Suction
No
No

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
Grinding Time
40 secs
1 mins 5 secs
Result
Fine
Coarse
Suction
Slightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
7.0
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.
Mueller Ultra-Stick Whipped Egg-Whites
Putting a plastic beaker containing beaten egg-white of the Mueller Ultra-Stick upside down on a gray table.
Inside the plastic beaker containing a batch of beaten egg-white prepared by the Mueller Ultra-Stick immersion blender.
Beating Time
N/A
2 mins 37 secs
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
6.8

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 Mueller Immersion Blender milk frother attachment, motor body, blending wand, whisk attachment, paper carton box, and user manuals lying side by side on a table.

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 Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick Immersion Blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.7 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.55 inches.
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width
3.0" (7.6 cm)
2.8" (7.1 cm)
Weight
3.2 lbs (1.4 kg)
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
9.2" (23.4 cm)
7.7" (19.6 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 immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Mueller Stainless Steel Hand 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 8 speed settings and a speed dial of the Mueller Hand Blender.
Activation
Press
Press and Rotate
Min Speed
8,600 RPM
12,550 RPM
Max Speed
15,700 RPM
14,640 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
85 dB
78 dB
Digital Display
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

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 blade assembly of the Mueller Immersion Blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
BPA-free plastic
Stainless steel
Blade Count
4
2
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

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
Tamper Included
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
The Mueller Ultra-Stick Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
4.8 ft (1.5 m)
Type
No
2-prong plug
Detachable
2-prong plug
No

Extra Accessories

The Mueller Ultra-Stick Immersion Blender Whisk Attachment lying flat on a gray table.
Material
N/A
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.2
7.4

Ease of Use

8.4
7.3

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 uses two hands to control the Mueller Ultra-Stick immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the power button at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.

Blade Assembly

8.0
8.5

Cleanability

7.0
8.5