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All-Clad Corded vs. Braun MultiQuick-5 Side-by-Side Comparison

All-Clad Corded vs. Braun MultiQuick-5. All the Braun’s features fall a bit short of what the All-Clad offers, but it was somehow much more efficient in our testing.

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All Clad Corded

Braun MultiQuick 5

All-Clad Corded vs. Braun MultiQuick-5: All the Similarities and Differences

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Braun MultiQuick 5All Clad Corded8.68.88.18.77.26.09.18.0
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The Braun MultiQuick-5 is a well-rounded immersion blender that excels at a wide range of tasks. It is designed simply and sports a mid-range motor but was still powerful enough to pass all of our tests. We don't have many complaints about this blender, apart from its relatively stiff buttons. For our money, the Braun MultiQuick-5 is the best of the bunch.

The All-Clad’s materials are top-notch, but there isn’t much in return for its efficiency. In our hands-on testing, this blender came behind the competitor in every aspect of its performance despite the higher-powered motor. It wasn’t even able to whip egg white or make mayonnaise. For the most part, we agree this blender offers a less compelling value than the Braun MultiQuick-5, especially considering its premium price.

Pros & Cons

  • The heavy-duty motor is perfect for frozen fruit smoothies.
  • High-quality construction ensures great durability.
  • The handle is designed to be easy to grip and maneuver.
  • Consistent performance with minimal splashing
  • Nearly as efficient as the higher-priced Vitamix 
  • Ergonomically-designed handle ensures a confident grip
  • Doesn’t get hot even under heavy-duty use
  • A generous set of accessories means greater versatility
  • The price is upscale but there is not much in return for its efficiency. 
  • It's just average at making pureéd soup.
  • Uneven acceleration causes an unpleasant blending experience. 
  • The hefty weight may cause hand fatigue.
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings

Key Specs

Dimension
H17.5 x W2.8 inches
W2.2 x H15 inches
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Number of speeds
8
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
7,776 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max speed
12,768 RPM
13,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$96.65
$62.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.0
8.8

Hot Soup Purée

6.5
8.5
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Hot Soup Purée Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the All-Clad immersion blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the All-Clad stainless steel immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
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.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Soup Hot Soup Purée
Draining the soup with a stainless steel mesh strainer to inspect solid chunks.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Slightly Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Slight
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.3
8.8
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Smoothie Test
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the All-Clad’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 13 seconds).
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the All-Clad blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MultiQuick-5 Vario Hand Blender had completed the test in 59,99 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MultiQuick-5 Vario Hand Blender had completed the test in 59,99 seconds.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper on a gray table to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 13 secs
1 min
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slight
No

Mayonnaise

0.0
8.3
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Mayonnaise Test
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of failed mayonnaise made by the All-Clad hand blender from its full batch in a plastic beaker which is standing between the All-Clad’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total mixing time (2 minutes and 5 seconds).
A little bit of mayonnaise was sticking on the blender whisk attachment when it was removed from the full batch emulsified in a 24-oz plastic beaker.
A little bit of mayonnaise was sticking on the blender whisk attachment when it was removed from the full batch emulsified in a 24-oz plastic beaker.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Mayonnaise Test
Emulsifying Time
N/A
1 mins 54 secs
Result
N/A
Smooth
Suction
N/A
No

Almond Milk

8.0
9.3
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Almond Milk Test
A white plate of almond pulp being between the All-Clad’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total grinding time (1 minute).
Grinding Time
1 min
45 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Tight
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
10
All Clad 10942212300 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites Test
All-Clad immersion blender review: a paper carton box, the All-Clad blending wand with its motor body attached, and a user’s manual lying side by side on a white table.
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the gray table.
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the gray table.
Braun MultiQuick-5 Whipped Egg-Whites Test
Looking down at stiff peak egg whites in the 24-oz plastic beaker from above.
Beating Time
N/A
1 mins 56 secs
Result
N/A
Stiff
Suction
N/A
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
8.1

In the Box

All-Clad immersion blender review: a paper carton box, the All-Clad blending wand with its motor body attached, and a user’s manual lying side by side on a white table.
The package, motor body, blending shaft, plastic beaker, user manual, and whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 Immersion Blender on a yellow table.

Dimensions

The All-Clad 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 9.4 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17.5 inches.
The Braun MQ505 standing on top of its blending shaft on a yellow table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 6.7 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15 inches.
Height
17.5" (44.5 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Weight
2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shaft Length
9.4" (23.9 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Build Quality

9.5
8.0
 A close-up of the build quality of the All-Clad’s motor body and immersion blending wand.
The motor body, blending shaft, and whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lie flat on a yellow table. The motor body, blending shaft, and whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lie flat on a yellow table.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the All-Clad front interface which features a Turbo button, a power button, and a speed dial on top.
A close-up of the All-Clad front interface which features a Turbo button, a power button, and a speed dial on top.
A close-up of a speed dial on top of the All-Clad’s motor body.
The Two Speed Settings of The Braun MultiQuick-5 Immersion Blender
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Settings (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
Activation
Press-button & speed knob
Press
Min Speed
7,776 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max Speed
12,768 RPM
13,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
67 dB
65 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Blending Shaft

9.5
7.5
A close-up of the stainless steel blade assembly sporting 2 prongs of the All-Clad stick blender.
The blending assembly of the Braun MultiQuick-5 features 2 sharp prongs.
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Blending Wand (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

0.0
10
The hand is holding a 20-oz plastic beaker with a green plant background.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
Measurements
N/A
Yes
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
3.2 oz (91 g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes

Power Cord

10
10
The All-Clad Immersion Blender on a white table with its power cord that features a 2-prong plug rolled up next to it.
The Braun MultiQuick-5 on a table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
 No
No

Extra Accessories

The whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lies flat on a yellow table.
Material
N/A
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Removable
N/A
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
8.7

Ease of Use

7.8
8.6

Handling

8.5
8.5
Someone is holding the All-Clad’s handle and pressing its button at the same time.
Someone is holding the All-Clad’s handle and pressing its button at the same time.
Someone is holding the All-Clad’s handle with one hand and rotating the speed dial located on the top of the motor body at the same time with the other hand.
A close-up of the non-slip handle of the  Braun stick blender.

Blade Assembly

8.0
9.5

Cleanability

8.0
9.0

Behind the Comparison

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