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Braun Hand Blender Review
The Braun Multiquick Is A Fantastic Immersion Blender

The Braun hand blender is one of the most powerful immersion blenders on the market. Add to that its attachments and high quality and you've got a great product.

GoBlendIt Editor's Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0

4.5 stars

GoBlendit Editor's Review

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The Braun Hand Blender Multiquick 5 series is a fantastic immersion blender. It is powerful enough to easily replace your countertop blender and much more versatile. Most hand units are around 200 watts, but the Braun comes in at a powerful 400 watts, which is higher than many standard blenders. The MultiQuick also comes with a variety of attachments including a whisk and a 40 ounce chopper, all of which add to the number of tasks that you can complete with this immersion blender. Additional attachments can also be purchased so you can upgrade as needed.

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We don't see any reports in the consumer reviews about this Braun hand blender breaking down quickly, and the few failure reports are on machines that are several years old. This means that the Braun is a durable and high quality product and a solid buy. The only thing keeping us from giving it 5 stars is the price tag, which is a little expensive for a hand blender, but still a good value considering the power and quality of this product.

We highly recommend the Braun hand blender.


The Good

  • High quality - Braun has built a good product here
  • Durability - consumer reviews show that this blender can last many years if properly cared for
  • Very flexible - you can use your Braun Multiquick for a variety of different kitchen tasks
  • Compact - this hand blender is small and easy to transport or store away in your kitchen cabinet

The Bad

  • A little expensive - but we feel it's worth the price

Models

The Back to Basics Blender Express comes in the following models:

Model
Average Consumer Rating
Number of Reviews
Multiquick 3 Series
NA
NA
Multiquick 5 Series
4.5
60+
Multiquick 7 Series
NA
NA

The 3 series Braun hand blender Multiquick has a 450 watt motor, and the 5 and 7 series both have 600 watt motors. (These wattages are for units sold outside of the US. In the US, only the 5 series is sold at 400 watts.) The 3 has 2 speeds and the 5 and 7 both have 15 speeds plus a turbo speed option. The detachable shaft on the 3 is plastic, on the 5 and 7 its stainless steel. The top level 5 models comes with a stainless steel whisk and inserts which include a chopping tool, an extra coarse slicing insert, a Julienne oblong and triangular insert, and a kneading hook. It also has a chopper, ice crusher, and jug blender (1,000ml), and two separate choppers (500ml and 350ml), and a fresh sealing system to keep foods fresher longer.

Within each series (this gets complicated) are several models. The 3 series offers the MR 320 Omelette, MR 320 Pasta, and MR 300 Soup. The Multiquick 5 series has the MR 570 Patisserie, MR 550 Buffet, MR 540 Aperitive, and MR 560 Fresh. The Multiquick 7 series has the MR 730 and the MR 700.

Without going into too much detail, basically each model in each series offers variations on attachments and is more specialized for different tasks, as you can sometimes tell from the name. The motor and speeds are the same for each series.

This review covers one of the most popular models, the MR 550, which has very good reviews and offers most of the essential features for some of the most common kitchen tasks that you would use a hand blender for. In the features section below we list the attachments that come with this model.


Features

The Braun Multiquick hand blender MR 550 comes with a 400 watt motor (US), and 15 speed options. There is also a turbo button which ramps up the power to the max immediately with one push.

It comes with a variety of dishwasher safe attachments including a stainless steel blending shaft, a stainless steel whisk for whisking cream, egg whites, and desserts just like a hand mixer , and a large 40 ounce sized chopper which can be used for harder ingredients like cheese, or herbs, and a beaker. The Multiquick has a unique anti-splashing design and a comfortable soft grip.


Features Table

Price $200.00
Capacity Chopper holds 40 ounces
Number of Speeds 15
Jar Material Plastic
Power 400 watts
Dishwasher Safe Yes, most attachments
Dimensions Height: 16.3 inches, Length: 6.0", Depth:12.4"
Weight 5 pounds
Warranty 1 year
Colors Grey, white
Ice Crusher No
Pulse Function No
Digital Display No
Preprogrammed Settings No
Timer No
Food Processor Attachments Yes
Included Recipes No
Cord Storage No

For more information on any of these features, check out our Blender Reviews Buyer's Guide, which provides detailed information on what to look for when buying a blender.


GoBlendIt Consumer Reviews Summary

Summary of the most helpful positive reviews:
There are a lot of very positive reviews on this Braun hand blender, everyone likes its power and many say that it's more powerful at 400 watts than their standard countertop blender. They also like the speed of the turbo mode. Clean up is also easy as most parts go into the dishwasher. Owners who had had the product for a year or more, with frequent use, commented on its longevity and durability. Reviewers also like that the immersion blender can replace their mixer, countertop blender, and food processor. Many owners like how all the attachments pop on and off easily.


Summary of the most helpful negative reviews:
There were some comments about the whisk being weak. There were very few reports of the motor or other parts breaking, and these were on products that were over a year old.


Write Your Own Braun Blender Review - What has been your experience with the Braun Multiquick hand blender? You can submit your Braun Blender Review and find out more about what other owners think about this brand.








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