1 Stars By Cat on 2017-08-13
chops & blends very well except for one major problem -- the cutter guard leaches metal like crazy when exposed to acidic foods (e
This blender mixes, chops & blends very well except for one major problem -- the cutter guard leaches metal like crazy when exposed to acidic foods (e.g. tomatoes, vinegar, citrus). My fingers get all black when touching the cutter guard after this type of exposure. I've contacted this company a few times, by e-mail & telephone, explaining the problem & requesting that they make the cutter guard out of stainless steel to avoid the leaching. But, as far as I know, they've done nothing to correct this problem. Ingesting this metal cannot be good -- especially for children. I feel this blender is not food safe. (But if you're not using the product with acidic foods, you'll probably like this blender.)
5 Stars By sherbem on 2012-10-02
Bamix immersion blender
I purchased a cheaper Black & Decker brand immersion blender several years ago, and the frame cracked after just a few uses. When I decided to buy a new one, I researched many online ratings and reviews to help determine which brand is best, and Bamix always came to the forefront. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for in it's superior engineering.. quality design and exceptional performance. The first time I turned it on, I was very impressed by how quiet and powerful it is. I love using it, and cleanup is easy.
5 Stars By Karen on 2015-01-25
I really like this stick blender. I use it to make Fermented Mayonnaise in my Probiotic Jar. It is the whisk blade that works so well, and when my cheap chinese stick blender with this special whisk blade broke that I decided to purchase a Bamix. It's so awesome because you can dump all the mayo ingredients in with the oil and it just emulsifies it like magic. No oil drizzling. This recipe is available at ProbioticJar dot com. After years of wanting to make healthy mayonnaise, I finally have the tools and the know-how. Here's a picture of my favorite tomato sandwich on sourdough!
5 Stars By Pookie4456 on 2017-01-05
Originally purchased a Bamix Hand Blender like this, 20-25 years ago from a television promotion ...
Originally purchased a Bamix Hand Blender like this, 20-25 years ago from a television promotion for $178. It is still going strong, however I left it for my "X" because I didn't think that I would miss it. After 10 years of being without it, I finally ordered this one, not knowing the model # that I originally purchased. With the quality and reputation of this Hand Blender, I was not afraid to purchase a used one. It was $113, however I decided to apply for BTA-MALL Visa in order to get $70, additionally taken off the price...so I only paid $43!!!! Way to go BTA-MALL.
5 Stars By John Benson on 2017-09-07
Far superior to splittable immersion blender models.
I've used many immersion blenders before, but this is the best one, hands down. I have killed so many of the others, all because the split design of those models, supposedly for "easy cleaning," but the problem is that if even a little bit of water gets inside, that always ends up jamming the axle shaft, or my last one from Cuisinart had a cheap plastic driver that the axle eventually wore out. This one is an all-in-one, solid metal model, so there should be no problems like the split models.
5 Stars By CAT Lady on 2014-11-01
I love the thing. Could use my effective and indestructible Cuisinart stick, but this one has a personal touch. For the lady who complained she couldn't separate the bit from the stem -- keep a glass of warm, sudsy water handy. Run the mixer a moment in it Every Time before you put it up. Otherwise, crud builds up between the spindle & head.
UPDATE: A year passed and I love it even more. Tiny blade puree's an 8Qt pot of beans more efficiently than the C brand (which now wobbles). Don't know if a year of big bean pots will wear this out, but it does a wonderful job. High speed can flip breaker switch sometimes.
5 Stars By BJS on 2013-04-23
It is an expensive luxury, but well worth it
I've been very pleased with my new Bamix Immersion Blender. I use it three or four times a week and it has gotten the job done each and every time to my picky satisfaction with one exception. I made hummus and it did not puree the chickpeas as smooth as my food processor. The skins were the issue. Other than that, it has worked well. It is quiet compared to another immersion blender I have. I like the three blending disk options as well as the two speed options. What really stands out is the ability to clean this one. Being able to remove the blending disk ensures it gets thoroughly clean. With my other immersion blender I can wash it in soap and water, but I can't see underneath to make sure it is clean. This one is easy to clean.
5 Stars By JC on 2009-09-02
Excellent stick blender
This is an excellent stick blender. I bought it because the previous one my girlfriend was using broke (Cuisinart); and as she used it all the time, I wanted to get something very reliable and high quality.
I chose this stick blender because I read reviews that said they still had their Bamix from the 1970s, which is impressive.
The quality of construction is very high, professional grade stuff. It feels like it could last 40+ years so I believe the reviews I had read. The motor is relatively quiet and very strong. It comes with three different blade/mixer/whipping attachments that attach in a very solid way. We have used it so far to make soups, shakes, and whipped cream; all of which it does excellently. The blender is on the heavy side, but not too heavy, the "this is serious business" kind of heavy. There are two buttons, one for each speed, low and high. Pressing both just does high speed (not turbo speed as I had momentarily hoped). The body is high-quality white plastic, and the business end is stainless steel.
The blender also comes with a wall-mount (and hardware to attach to said wall) to hold the blender and blades when not in use. I wish it also held the cord somehow, but it's good otherwise. Didn't even realize it came with this, so added bonus.
The only slight difficulty we have come across is when trying to blend large chunks of ice, the protective feet on the bottom tend to get in the way, but it is better than the last stick blender we had at that anyway, which had a large shroud instead of individual feet. You can break the ice into smaller chunks by targeting individual pieces with the blender, and then once they are small enough, it all blends very rapidly.
One thing I can think of to be careful of: Make sure you absolutely unplug it if you are changing the blades. The "go" buttons can be pressed easily while you are trying to change blades if you are not careful, so just unplug it to make sure!
5 Stars By Gerry on 2014-12-29
Ater 30 years
I don't love it. But my wife does. I got this for her for Christmas to replace a Bamix she's had for 30 plus years. The bearings on that one seized up and it made her very sad because it was one of her favorite and most useful kitchen tools. I hope the new replacement lasts anothe 30 years.
5 Stars By Donald Smith on 2012-08-23
The Bamix hand mixer is truly the best. It's solid construction and smooth operation, combined with the ergonomic grip make it a pleasure to use. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely! You get what you pay for.