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Braun MultiQuick-5 vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Braun MultiQuick-5 vs. Betty Crocker comparison: The blender rumble ends with Braun MultiQuick-5 on top.

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Braun MultiQuick 5

Betty Crocker Hand Blender

Braun MultiQuick 5 vs Betty Crocker Hand Blender

Overall Verdict

The Braun MultiQuick-5 is a more well-rounded immersion blender, offering high quality, versatility, and user-friendly features at a reasonable price. In tests, it quickly and efficiently pureed soups to a creamy consistency and blended frozen fruits into smooth, evenly textured smoothies. Its additional whisk attachment also offers impressive performance when it comes to making mayonnaise and whipping up egg-white. As a lower-powered blender, the Betty Crocker cannot match Braun's comprehensive capabilities, with notable deficiencies when processing frozen ingredients.  

Beyond its power, the design of the Braun MultiQuick-5 significantly enhances its appeal. The ergonomic handle, reduced splashing, and cool operation under heavy use are indicative of a design centered around the user experience. These considerations, which seem less emphasized or integrated in the Betty Crocker model, play a critical role in simplifying and enriching the blending process.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%UsabilityBraun MultiQuick 5Betty Crocker Hand...8.68.88.18.75.45.15.55.9
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Pros & Cons

  • 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
  • Adequate for light task
  • Simple design
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings
  • Flimsy construction 
  • Lackluster heavy blending performance 
  • Lack of user-friendly features

Key Specs

Dimensions
W2.2 x H15 inches
H 14.5 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
2.0 oz (57 g)
Number of speeds
2
Yes
Pulse/Turbo option
No
Beaker
Min speed
12,200 RPM
Yes
Max speed
13,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$62.87
$17.55

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.8
5.1

Hot Soup Purée

8.5
7.0
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.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Betty Crocker from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Betty Crocker immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Smooth
Slightly Chunky
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
2.0
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.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
The result after using a Betty Crocker immersion blender for three minutes, with noticeable fruit chunks remaining in the mixture.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Betty Crocker immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper to check for smoothness.
Blending Time
1 min
3 mins
Result
Smooth
Very Coarse
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

8.3
6.5
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
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside theBetty Crocker immersion blender; a digital timer reads 2:15, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Scoping a spoon of mayonnaise from a white bowl.
Emulsifying Time
1 mins 54 secs
2 min 15 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Almond Milk

9.3
7.0
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Betty Crocker stick blender within 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Grinding Time
45 secs
1 min 30 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Slightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
0.0
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.
A digital timer shows 2:01 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Betty Crocker immersion blender.
Beating Time
1 mins 56 secs
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.1
5.5

In the Box

The package, motor body, blending shaft, plastic beaker, user manual, and whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 Immersion Blender on a yellow table.
The Betty Crocker immersion blender lying on a table with its accessories include a beaker, user manual, and packaging box.

Dimensions

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.
The Betty Crocker standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.5 inches, and the total length of the unit as 14.5 inches.
Height
15.0" (38.1 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Width
2.2" (5.6 cm)
2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)
Shaft Length
6.7" (17.0 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)

Build Quality

8.0
5.5
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.
A Close-Up of the Motor Body and Blending Shaft of the Betty Crocker

Speed and Controls

The Two Speed Settings of The Braun MultiQuick-5 Immersion Blender
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Settings (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Buttons
Activation
Press
Press-button
Min Speed
12,200 RPM
N/A
Max Speed
13,700 RPM
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
65 dB
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
No

Blending Shaft

7.5
4.0
The blending assembly of the Braun MultiQuick-5 features 2 sharp prongs.
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Blending Wand (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Blending Shaft.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless Steel
Plastic
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
The hand is holding a 20-oz plastic beaker with a green plant background.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Beaker
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
20 oz
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.2 oz (91 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

10
10
The Braun MultiQuick-5 on a table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
A Close-Up of the Betty Crocker’s Power Cord.
Cord Length
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 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
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
5.9

Ease of Use

8.6
4.9

Handling

8.5
6.5
A close-up of the non-slip handle of the  Braun stick blender.
Someone is holding the Betty Crocker immersion blender.

Blade Assembly

9.5
9.0

Cleanability

9.0
7.5

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