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Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

Braun Multiquick-7 tackles heavy-duty tasks with ease, while the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X is without its drawbacks even on the lighter side of blending.

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Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender

Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender vs Elite Gourmet Immersion Blender

Overall Verdict

Equipped with a more powerful 500-watt motor, the Braun Multiquick-7 performed well across a variety of tasks, including pureeing hot soup, making frozen fruit smoothies, beating egg whites, emulsifying mayonnaise, and preparing nut milks. 

The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X, on the other hand, is a low-range blender featuring a 150-watt motor that is only suited to lighter tasks. It can handle the preparation of mayonnaise and almond milk adequately, but will not match the Braun Multiquick-7's efficiency in more demanding tasks. For instance, when blending frozen fruits, it often requires a considerably longer time to achieve a consistent smoothie texture, and even then, the results are still far from perfect. 

Besides performance, the design and build quality of these two blenders are also starkly different. The Braun Multiquick-7 is solidly built from top-grade materials. Meanwhile, the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X's construction is predominantly lightweight plastic, which not only gives it a less premium feel but also could result in a less stable blending experience.

Pros & Cons

  • Luxury vibe 
  • Lots of user-friendly features 
  • Sturdy construction 
  • Smooth and comfortable blending performances
  • Budget-friendly price
  • Simple, straightforward design 
  • Emulsifying capability
  • Quiet pricey
  • Subpar build quality
  • Insufficient motor power 
  • Inadequate splatter control 
  • Limited grip comfort

Key Specs

Dimension
H 15.5 x W2.8 inches
H 13.4 x W 2.9 inches
Weight
2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)
0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Number of speeds
N/A
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Accessories
A whisk attachment, food processor, beaker.
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
No

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$94.42
$12.00

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.3
6.3

Hot Soup Purée

8.0
8.0
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender in 30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch in a plastic beaker made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender in 30 seconds.
A batch of soup pureéd by the  Braun MQ7035X immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X from the plastic beaker to check its smoothness.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Pureeing Time
30 seconds
30 seconds
Result
Exceptionally Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
3.5
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MQ7035X Hand Blender had completed the test in 1 minute 10 secs.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Braun MQ7035X Hand Blender had completed the test in 1 minute 10 secs.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a paper on a table to check for solid chunks.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
Scooping a spoon of smoothie from the plastic beaker to check its texture after the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Hand Blender had completed the test in 2:30 seconds.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
Blending Time
1 min 10 secs
2 mins 30 secs
Result
Smooth
Leafy
Suction
No
Slightly

Mayonnaise

7.0
9.0
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Braun MQ7035X blender.
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the Braun MQ7035X blender.
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise made by the Braun MQ7035X immersion blender.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
A hand pours a creamy mixture from a cup beside the Elite Gourmet immersion blender; a digital timer reads 01:40, set against a backdrop of kitchen appliances.
Mayonnaise made by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender.
Emulsifying Time
2 mins
1 min 40 secs
Result
Quite Thin
Smooth
Suction
No
Slightly

Almond Milk

9.3
7.5
The Braun MQ7035X immersion blender beside its bowl of almond milk and the corresponding almond pulp produced in 1 minute.
A white plate of almond pulp and a bowl of milk produced by the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425Xstick blender within 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Grinding Time
1 min
1 min 20 secs
Result
Very Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

8.0
0.0
The Braun MQ7035X immersion blender stands next to a glass of whipped egg whites forming stiff peaks, with a digital timer showing "2:30" in the foreground.
A digital timer shows 2:00 on a kitchen counter, with a beaker containing unsuccessfully beaten egg whites next to the Elite Gourmet immersion blender.
Beating Time
2 mins 30 secs
Failed
Result
Stiff
Failed
Suction
No
Failed

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
5.2

In the Box

The Braun MQ7035X immersion blender unpacked beside its box, with accessories including a whisk and a chopper attachment, a blending beaker, and warranty and product registration paperwork.
The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X immersion blender lying on a table with its paper carton box and a user’s manual.

Dimensions

The Braun MQ7035X standing on a table, with the length of its blending shaft being noted to the side as 8.3 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.5 inches.
The Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X hand-held blender standing on top of its blending shaft on a table, with the length of the shaft being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length of the unit as 13.4 inches.
Height
15.5" (39.4 cm)
13.4" (34.0 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Weight
2.1 lbs (1.0 kg)
0.9 oz (26 g)
Shaft Length
8.3" (21.1 cm)
6.8" (17.3 cm)

Build Quality

9.0
5.0
The motor housing and blending shaft of the Braun MQ7035X.
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the blending shaft and motor body of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X
A close-up of the interior of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X’s motor body.

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X's single-button.
A close-up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Single-Button
Activation
Press-button
Press-button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
N/A
N/A
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
N/A
N/A
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Blending Shaft

9.5
5.5
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X blades
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X blades
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X Blending Shaft
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Blade Assembly
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Type
Sharp Blade
Sharp Blade
Guard Material
Stainless steel
Plastic
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
No

Beaker

10
0.0
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X beaker
Material
Plastic
N/A
Capacity
20 oz
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
Measurements
Yes
N/A
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A

Power Cord

10
10
A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X power cord.
A Close-Up of the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X power cord.
Cord Length
5.2 ft (1.6 m)
5.1 ft (1.6 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

A close-up of the Braun MQ7035X whisk attachment.
Material
Stainless steel
N/A
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
N/A
Removable
Yes
N/A

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
6.4

Ease of Use

9.3
5.3

Handling

9.0
8.5
Someone is holding the Braun MQ7035X handle.
Someone is handling the Elite Gourmet EHB-2425X Immersion Blender

Blade Assembly

9.5
7.0

Cleanability

9.5
8.0

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