A blender is a simplified analogy of a food processor that can handle almost any task in literally seconds. Products from the Braun company are German quality and patented technologies, thanks to which time in the kitchen can be spent not only with benefit, but also with pleasure.
Currently, Braun is the leader in the quality category in the kitchen appliances market. Blenders produced by the company have many functions. They are multifunctional, designed to simplify cooking.
Some models are compact, help make baking, whip cream, mash, mix smoothies and crush the ice. Others are heavier - they resemble a food processor in design, they cope with whisking light consistencies and making unusual drinks.
Models from the manufacturer Braun presented a variety of - manual, wireless or surround. For example, a hand blender has a lightweight design that fits in one hand and works very quickly. Wireless is a simplified model, it functions according to a special technology, and most importantly, it differs from other models in the absence of wires and external power supplies. Volumetric models are classic kitchen tools - with a bowl, cords, and internal knives for grinding products.
They represent models of elongated type, do not have a support structure and, when used, are held in hand. This is a kind of long handle, which has special nozzles at the end (sometimes interchangeable). For the application, it must be immersed in a special container grinding products. Standard models crumble greens, whip sauce and mash, mix smoothies.
It is also noteworthy that Braun produces models according to the characteristics of the preparation of certain dishes. This means that each of the models in the blender series is characterized by a special function: whipping sauces or slicing fruit, chopping herbs or cooking Italian pasta. Even with a unique characteristic, all models also perform a standard set of cutting, beating, crumbling and mixing.
Braun's submersible blenders have more power and performance than others. For example, knives that come with and removable nozzles handle, like food processors, with any task. Models crush and chop up solid products (nuts, dried fruits), beat up thick consistencies and knead the dough.
Such devices are turned on by pressing a button on the panel (it is located directly under the fingers for convenience). The design is thought out from the point of view of safety. The disadvantages of such devices include its constant holding in the hand, and it is not too comfortable if you need to prepare a large amount, for example, sauce or smoothie.
Braun company produces both simplified models with one or two speeds, and functional ones (8-12 speeds), which can be easily adjusted. The higher the speed, the faster the blades work, and the finer the products crumble.
The main advantage of submersible models is their function to cope with a small amount of products at a time, and this makes it possible to use a blender for cooking baby food. You can beat, crush or grind not only in the capacity that comes in the kit - manufacturers have made sure that any bowl from their kitchen can be used as a base.
The best submersible models from Braun
Multiquick 3 MQ 320 Pesto
The MQ 320 Pesto is one of the simplest and most economical models. It has two standard speeds (for grinding and whipping) and an additional mode (increased power) to get airy consistencies. Suitable for all standard cooking dishes and has uniquely shaped stainless steel knives (like all other models). The classic tool for cocktails and baby food.
- power - 500 watts;
- 3 speed settings;
- molded handle with rubber inserts;
- grinding capacity - 350 ml;
- measuring cup - 500 ml.
Multiquick 5 MQ 505 cream
As the name implies, the main advantage of this submersible design is its ability to whip the cream. The model has increased power, as well as Pesto has three speeds, but at the expense of increased power modes work more efficiently.
In this model, the handle is completely rubberized for comfortable use, and the main part is able to detach, for use with nozzles such as EasyClick. It has a lighter weight, compared to other models, and a special nozzle, which, even without a cover, does not spray products during grinding. The increased volume of the measuring cup, the muffler of the motor (due to this, the MQ 505 cream works almost silently) and the additional nozzle-corolla are the main advantages of the model. Suitable for making smoothies, creams and soups.
- power - 600 watts;
- 3 speed settings;
- fully rubberized handle;
- beaker measuring - 600 ml;
Multiquick 5 Vario MQ 5037 WH Sauce +
Vario MQ 5037 WH Sauce is a model that is almost universal. It has 21 speeds and improved performance. With a power of 750 watts, it copes even with solid products. In this design, there are a set of special graters and nozzles to crush into cubes, cubes and slices. Thanks to the kit, you can cook french fries, as well as mashed potatoes. The kit also includes a special whisk and a chopper. The mixer is suitable for grinding semi-solid products, beating, mixing and crushing.
- power - 750 W;
- 21 speed mode;
- rubberized handle;
- nozzle for mashed potatoes;
- a grinder - 500 ml;
- measuring cup
Stationary models are a bowl mounted on a special stand. It is of a closed type, and placing products in it does not create the prerequisites for splashing food and liquids. In this device, knives and grinding parts are located on the bottom of the glass (as a rule, it is made of durable glass or transparent plastic). Braun stationary models are suitable for whipping liquids, smoothies and cocktails, making sauces, crushing ice and mixing creams to the desired density. Some models also have the function of kneading dough of all consistencies.
Professional bartenders say that the stationary blender is more suitable for the preparation of viscous cocktails and perfectly copes with soft fruits in a smoothie.
The Braun company produces stationary blenders with one blade or several, adds other knives with ice, different speeds and capacities. A special motor allows you to quickly switch modes, and legs of increased stability (due to the rubber base) keep the blender in place while it is active.
All devices from the Braun stationary type have an enlarged bowl, which is made of materials of increased resistance, and the security system does not allow blenders to overheat. In addition, the engine of some models is equipped with a special power, thanks to which it is possible to crush the hardest products and ice.
The best stationary models from Braun
Tribute JB 3010
It is the first model in the Tribute collection from Braun. The design has a small weight and is presented in several shades. Serves a variety of purposes: chopping, chopping and beating. Thanks to a certain power, it can whip a cocktail in a few seconds. It is noteworthy that manufacturers have equipped the entire collection with a triangular shaped jug - a kind of identification of the entire series.
The crushing technology is very unusual: the auger mixes the products internally horizontally and simultaneously vertically, which gives the fastest and highest quality grinding method. Five speeds allow you to choose the grinding time and the type of crushing. A system with turbo function allows short-term inclusions so that the control of cooking is as simple as possible. Furthermore, blender JB 3010 can be immersed in a dishwasher.
- power - 800 watts;
- 5 speed modes;
- removable stainless steel knife;
- jug of high impact plastic - 2 l;
- Pulse button.
Tribute JB 3060 Black
Black blender from the same collection, but the latest model, has several advantages. While maintaining power, it has the ability to crush ice and solid products, copes with coarse fruits and vegetables, can in a couple of seconds (thanks to the Pulse button) turn the soup into puree, and a set of fruits into a smoothie. Instead of plastic, the jug is made of heat-resistant glass. Removable knives and programs allow you to choose the method and time of preparation of sauces, light soups, mashed potatoes and ice drinks.
Thanks to a special engine, the device is virtually silent in use.
- power - 800 watts;
- 5 speed modes;
- removable steel knife;
- jug of heat-resistant glass - 1.75 l;
- Pulse button.
Identity JB 5160 BK
The stationary blender Identity JB 5160 BK from Braun by the company itself is indicated as: intelligence. Efficiency. Power. Then there is nothing surprising in the fact that it has a lot of smart-modes, is compact and works at eleven speeds.
Thanks to the intellectuality of the mechanism, it is possible to pre-set the program by which it will work: from cooking soup-puree and smoothies, to crushing ice. In this case, the mode speed and time are selected by the machine itself. And there is something to choose from - 11 modes and the button of pulsing crushing allows to turn products into sauces, cocktails and soups as efficiently as possible. There is also a dicing feature.
Removable parts of the blender can be washed in the dishwasher.
- power - 1000 W;
- 11 speeds;
- thermo-glass jug - 1.6 l;
- intellectual mode;
- Pulse button.
Braun blenders have significant changes between them. Having the devices in series, manufacturers are focusing on certain functions. As a rule, each series, whether it is Tribute, Identity or Multiquick, has its own advantages and is a set of functions selected according to certain criteria.
The Tribute collection has increased power and simplified functionality, due to which the price of these blenders is lower, and the quality of their work is not inferior to expensive models. The power of the models is from 450 W to 700-750 W. This indicator determines not only the amount of energy consumed, but also the possibilities. For example, models in the 500-550 W perfectly cope with light cocktails and the preparation of soups, mashed potatoes, without spending extra energy.
More serious models which possess additional functions and several modes of speeds, have the power of 600 Watts. In order to crush products into one small crumb into one small crust, a power of 1000 W is already needed, since the instantaneous pulsed shredder function requires a lot of electricity. Powerful positions are represented by Braun under the Identity and Multiquick series.
The first is a stationary type model, and the second - submersible.
Another indicator that distinguishes all the blenders of a German company is the division of each series by function. For example, Multiquick has sub-series of food titles for better customer orientation: Pasta, Cream, Aperitive, Sauce and Gourmet - they all point to the specifics of blenders.
Thus, it is perfectly clear that one model was created for the kneading of sauces, the other for creams, the third is full functionality, and the fourth is capable of kneading any dough.
All models have a set of speeds. Simple - two or three basic, and advanced have more than 20. Also, each blender has a turbo mode, regardless of the simplicity of the design and its cost.
Advantages and disadvantages
Each of the models from the company Braun has its own list of functions, differs in the method of operation and energy consumption. If you make a general characteristic of the models, then the advantages include:
- Nice design - The German brand uses in its models not only advanced technologies, but also design innovations. The unusual shape of jugs, thermoglass, pleasant forms of rubberized handles - all this is created in the style of high-tech in the modern fashion.
- Ease of use. The best design solutions are used not only in design, but also for simplicity and comfort. For example, all models have a streamlined shape and are easily fixed in the hand, while stationary-type constructions are mounted on rubber feet - this creates maximum fixation. In addition, the display shows only two or three buttons that are responsible for many functions.
- Great opportunities - In each blender series there are models that have great capabilities: smart modes, nozzles and additional silencers (necessary for silent use) - they can grind almost any product, mix liquids, and blend sauces to the desired consistency. Thanks to a special nozzle, which is standard in all Braun blenders, the products crumble and blend using a special technology without splashing in different directions. Some models are universal - they can even squeeze juice and cut fruits, vegetables, and the desired shape.
- Durable material - All internal parts are made of stainless steel, and the case has plastic parts of high stability. Stationary blenders have a jug of either glass or plastic - both materials have a heat resistance.
- Multiple speeds. Even the simplest blenders are presented with multiple speeds. There is always a turbo mode, which is necessary for the rapid whipping of products.
The disadvantages of some models include:
- Large power consumption. Models that have great functionality consume a lot of energy, overloading the power supply system.
- Limited functionality - simple models are presented only with basic functions, without interchangeable blades and knives. Nozzles are not used, and many submersible structures can be used only with bowls that come in a set.
- Fixed parts - Some budget blenders cannot replace parts and knives. In this case, the devices are washed only manually, without using a dishwasher.
Types of materials
Parts of the case for hand blenders are available both plastic and rubber parts. For example, the upper level of some models may be a matte, rubber coating (more expensive designs), or consist of plastic, but include rubberized parts (for better fixation in the hand).
The lower part and the nozzles are made of stainless steel, if they are removed, they can be washed in a dishwasher.
Glass parts are present in additional bowls and containers. In stationary blenders, they consist of glass or transparent plastic. And in fact, and in another case, they have increased resistance and have a greater thickness. The remaining parts are made of metal.
Functionality and optional accessories
Most of the functions in the Braun instruments are built into the system and are essential. There are also additional accessories that allow you to use the blender to the maximum capacity.
Braun's standard hand blenders, such as the Multiquick 3 MQ 325 Omelette, 5 MQ 520 Pasta and 5 MQ 535 Sauce, have multiple speeds, work in the same power range and have additional tips. They are presented in bright colors with rubberized handle design. Also in each model there is a turbo mode. The more modern the brand, the more speeds and higher power, and hence its ability to process products.
Stationary blenders are based on 5 speeds and different jug volumes. Such designs go without attachments. They are fast shredding and have intelligent modes.
As a rule, in addition to blenders include the following accessories:
- cap - presented in glass and plastic material, serves as protection against splashing of liquids;
- containers - represent a separate glass for grinding products. As a rule, models with vacuum containers cost a little more than basic blenders;
- beaker - capacity, which is necessary for the preparation of cocktails and smoothies. On the wall there is a measurement scale that shows the volume of liquid.
Reviews and comparison with other companies
It is quite difficult to choose a manufacturer at the moment. The market is full of offers and models. It is better to pay attention to the functional, rather than the name of the brand.
If you compare Bosch blenders with the Braun Multiquick series, you can see that they have similar functions: chop, cut, mix and beat. The models have the same warranty and nice design.
Philips blenders are less powerful, but more affordable, and Redmond models have a simplified use system.
According to reviews, the highest quality manufacturers are considered Braun and Bosch. The first cope with all products (chop even cheese), have great potential and serve for a long time. And the latter have a large number of attachments and additional accessories. According to reviews, when using the Moulinex blender, an unpleasant smell appears. Many argue that the models are not powerful enough - poorly chopped fruits and vegetables.
Braun and Bosch brands can be used universally - from cooking children's cereals to crushing ice. But cheaper models from Philips or Vitek can quickly break and are only suitable for mixing cocktails.