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Looking for recommendation for immersion blender

Primary use would be for soups

asked by Laurelb over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

Here's something I wrote about that -- scroll down to the comments to get even more advice! http://food52.com/blog...

added over 2 years ago

I swear by my Bamix. I've had for about 5 years & it has done everything I've asked of if. My non-cook husband even started using it recently to make small batches of his own peanut butter. It was expensive, but having worn out a cheaper one, I would never go back. Whatever is in my soup, I can partially or completely purée it. I've heard people say they've used their Bamix for as long as 35 years!

added over 2 years ago

I had a Braun that lasted me over 10 years. I now have a KitchenAid. I prefer my old Braun over the KitchenAid but I had a 30% off at Kohl's as well as a $10 certificate. So...

Anyway, I am not unhappy. I still use it as much.

added over 2 years ago

I also have a Braun that I love; have had it for years.

added over 2 years ago

I have a Viking with a whisk attachment (thanks to Food52) which is far superior to my old Cuisinart. I love it!


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added over 2 years ago

I'm down with the Viking too (and I don't need the accessories). I used to be skeptical of immersion blenders until someone here suggested putting the pot in the prep sink instead of trying to use it on the stove top. Doink!

added over 2 years ago

The Kitchenaid KHB100ER is nice and comes with lots of accessories but not sure if this has been discontinued since i'm not spotting it on Amazon. After doing a lot of research this is the one that I bought about a year ago.


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added over 2 years ago

Breville's got a very powerful one - not quite as pricey as the Bamix (which is also excellent) but 15 speeds up to "ice crushing".

One thing you don't want to do is go cheap on these things - spend less than about $80 (full price) and you might as well use a potato masher to puree soups :)

added over 2 years ago

I got a Cuisinart as a gift a few years ago and it works fanstastically. No complaints.


added over 2 years ago

The Kalorik Sunny Morning Stick Mixer, $16 at Amazon is Cook's Illustrated's top pick. Having said that, I also have the Braun and am very happy with it.

added over 2 years ago

The Kalorik is a piece of cheap junk. I speak from experience! I bought one to use at my daughter's home. Cook's Illustrated has now revised their evaluation to eliminate it. I love my Braun, which I've had for years, but sadly Braun no longer sells their kitchen appliances in the U.S.

added over 2 years ago

I have had my Braun for 20 yrs. still works like a champ

added over 2 years ago

I purchased my Braun at a garage sale for $1, and it worked for 20 years before it finally broke. I replaced it with a Bamix, which has several nice features, including adjustable speeds, and a few different blades. I like that it comes with the perfect sized plastic jar and lid for making smoothies to go.