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BELLA 10-Speed vs Braun MultiQuick 5 Side-by-Side Comparison

We bought and tested the BELLA 10-Speed vs the Braun MultiQuick-5 to give you a comprehensive comparison.

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BELLA 10-Speed vs Braun MultiQuick 5

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The Braun MultiQuick-5 represents the best balance of value and features. It comes with sharp blades and a mid-range 300-watt motor as standard. It also has a few additional features over the BELLA 10-Speed that justify its slightly higher price tag, including a silicone layer for a more comfortable grip and accessory ejection buttons for easier blade assembly.

Regarding blending effectiveness, the Braun MultiQuick-5 wins hand down. Even though a mid-range blender, there is barely a task that it can’t handle. Of course, the results are always acceptably smooth.

Indeed, the Braun MultiQuick-5 represents the best option, especially for low-budget buyers.

Pros & Cons

  • It features multiple speeds. 
  • Extra attachments are included for greater versatility. 
  • Blending wand is easy to remove and attach.
  • 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
  • Its performance is inconsistent.
  • The control buttons are hard to press.
  • The blade guard can cause damage to cookware surfaces.  
  • The motor vibrates violently, making it very difficult to maneuver the blender.
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings

Key Specs

Dimensions
H15.2 x W2.3 inches
W2.2 x H15 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Number of speeds
10
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
14,730 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max speed
16,000 RPM
13,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$37.09
$62.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
8.8

Hot Soup Purée

7.5
8.5
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the BELLA hand blender from a plastic beaker standing next to a smartphone displaying the total pureéing time (33 seconds).
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the BELLA hand blender from a plastic beaker standing next to a smartphone displaying the total pureéing time (33 seconds).
BELLA 10-Speed Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the BELLA 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
Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Tightly
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.3
8.8
The BELLA 10-Speed Smoothie Testing, from left to right: the BELLA motor body, a batch of green smoothie in a white bowl with parts of it being scooped with a spoon, and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (58 seconds).
The BELLA 10-Speed Smoothie Testing, from left to right: the BELLA motor body, a batch of green smoothie in a white bowl with parts of it being scooped with a spoon, and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (58 seconds).
Bella 10 Speed Smoothe
After finishing blending, the green smoothie 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
58 secs
1 min
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Mayonnaise

9.0
8.3
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the BELLA hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 24 seconds).
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the BELLA hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 24 seconds).
BELLA 10-Speed Mayonnaise
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
1 min 25 secs
1 mins 54 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
No

Almond Milk

6.0
9.3
Grinding Time
1 min 15 secs
45 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

6.0
10
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white is put upside down on the gray table with a BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes) by its sides.
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white is put upside down on the gray table with a BELLA motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (3 minutes) by its sides.
BELLA 10-Speed Whipped Egg-Whites
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
3 minutes
1 mins 56 secs
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.5
8.1

In the Box

The BELLA Stick Blender is shipped with a paper carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, a plastic beaker, a whisk attachment, a food processor, and a user manual.
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 BELLA 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 8.3 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.2 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
15.2" (38.6 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
2.3" (5.8 cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
8.0
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the BELLA stick blender lie flat on a gray table.
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 two speed control buttons of the BELLA immersion blender.
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 dial
Press
Min Speed
14,730 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max Speed
16,000 RPM
13,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
84 dB
65 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.5
7.5
A close-up of the BELLA’s blending wand with 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the BELLA’s blending wand with 4 sharp stainless steel prongs.
A close-up of the BELLA’s blending wand with 4 sharp stainless steel prongs from the side-viewing angle.
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
4
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
A 30-oz plastic beaker of the BELLA Immersion Blending standing on a gray table.
The hand is holding a 20-oz plastic beaker with a green plant background.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
30 oz
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.29 lb
3.2 oz (91 g)
Height
7.2" (18.3 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
No
No

Power Cord

10
10
The BELLA 10-Speed  Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord 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

A whisk attachment of the BELLA hand-held blender lying flat on a gray table.
The whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lies flat on a yellow table.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.3
8.7

Ease of Use

6.0
8.6

Handling

6.0
8.5
Someone uses two hands to control the BELLA immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the power button at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.
A close-up of the non-slip handle of the  Braun stick blender.

Blade Assembly

7.5
9.5

Cleanability

7.5
9.0