Chefman Cordless vs. Braun MultiQuick-5 Side-by-Side Comparison

Tina Pham
Tina Pham
Reviewer
Nguyen Ntk
Nguyen Ntk
Visual Specialist
Reviewed
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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Dec 1, 2022
Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Updated Nov 28, 2022
Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender In-depth Review
Braun MultiQuick 5 Immersion Blender Review
Blender type
immersion
immersion
Power
0W
350W

Our Verdict

8.0
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    7.7/10
  • Design (20%)
    7.4/10
  • Usability (30%)
    8.8/10
8.6
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)
    8.8/10
  • Design (20%)
    8.1/10
  • Usability (30%)
    8.7/10

The Braun MultiQuick-5 is a well-rounded mid-range immersion blender with impressive efficiency, comfort, and refinement. It doesn’t distinguish itself much from the class, but compared to the Chefman cordless, which is equipped as standard with only a single blending wand, it is considerably more versatile, especially when it comes to whipping tasks, thanks to an extra whisk attachment.  

The Chefman cordless is powered by a lithium-ion battery, providing superb mobility. Although it isn’t the best model you’ll find in the market, its testing performance came slightly close to the Braun MultiQuick-5. As such, it is absolutely worth buying if you’re interested in a cordless version.

Performance

7.7
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    7.0/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    9.0/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    8.8/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)
    8.5/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (10%)
    0/10
8.8
Performance Scores
  • Hot Soup Purée (35%)
    8.5/10
  • Frozen Fruit Smoothie (30%)
    8.8/10
  • Mayonnaise (15%)
    8.3/10
  • Almond Milk (15%)
    9.3/10
  • Whipped Egg-Whites (5%)
    10/10
7.0

Hot Soup Purée

8.5
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Hot Soup Purée 1
  • Pureeing Time: 30 seconds
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction:  Slightly

The Chefman managed to create a serving of hot soup in 30 seconds. The soup wasn’t puréed to perfection since there was still a considerable amount of food flakes left behind, but for the most part, we were pleased with its smoothness. If you prefer your purée to be smoother, blend longer.

The Braun MutiQuick-5 Soup Result
Braun MultiQuick 5 Hot Soup Purée
  • Pureeing Time: 30 seconds
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: No

Our hearty soup – packed with carrots, pumpkins, and parsley – wasn’t a challenge for the Braun MultiQuick-5. In the span of one minute, a two-serving pot of chunky soup became soft and creamy, no draining necessary.

Most impressively, the Braun MultiQuick-5 didn’t create suction or cause splattering throughout the test, even at the highest speed setting. Unlike the Mueller Ultra-Stick  and the Cuisinart Smart, it enabled us to start low and smoothly increase the speed as we went instead of being distracted by the spatters.

That said, you should avoid using this blender in any non-stick pots, as the metal blade housing could easily scratch their finish. With other types of cookware, it would be better if you move or stir it around gently.

9.0

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

8.8
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Smoothie
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Smoothie 1
  • Blending Time: 1 min 10 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: No

At the highest speed setting, our Chefman broke down all the ingredients quite easily — better and faster, in fact, than we expected from a blender in this segment. The test smoothie came out with a satisfying texture, combining smooth, pulverized fruits with the green of kale for a nice, chilled mouthfeel.

The Braun MutiQuick-5 Smoothie Result
Braun MultiQuick 5 Smoothie 1
  • Blending Time: 1 min
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: No

The Braun’s 12,500 RPM motor did a fine job at this test, taking about 2 minutes and 10 seconds to yield one serving of frozen smoothie.

Of the four mid-range blenders, it was the only one that passed the test without much difficulty. Food didn’t cling to the blade housing, so there was no need for a scraper. Blade friction from prolonged operation didn’t overheat the motor either. 

With the remaining blenders, some had a hard time crushing ice cubes, while others created tight suction that made it pretty difficult for us to lift the blending shaft.

The texture and consistency of the Braun’s smoothie was also better. Although it wasn’t as fast as the higher-priced Vitamix, its blend was nearly as silky, with just a couple tiny chunks of unprocessed mango.

8.8

Mayonnaise

8.3
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Mayonnaise
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Mayonnaise 1
  • Emulsifying Time: 1 min 30 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: No

Emulsifying with the blending shaft, this Chefman cordless blender passed the mayonnaise test within a minute and a half, which was slightly faster than average. The final mayonnaise looked smooth and was well emulsified, sharing a similar texture with those produced by a whisk attachment.

The-Braun-MultiQuick-5-Mayonnaise
  • Emulsifying Time: 1 mins 54 secs
  • Result: Smooth
  • Suction: No

Initially, we planned to whisk together three egg yolks and 240ml of oil using either a whisk attachment or the blending shaft, depending on the blender’s accessory set. The Braun’s manual instructs that its whisk attachment should only be used for whipping cream, beating egg whites, making sponge cakes, and ready-mix desserts. This is certainly an unusual specification, as whisks are commonly used for other purposes - such as making mayonnaise.

Regardless, we stuck to our plan and used the whisk to make mayonnaise. As it turned out, it performed about as well as its competitors’ blending shafts in terms of emulsifying time and texture. It was, however, easier to use and clean, since it didn't create a suction to the beaker's bottom like the Cuisinart. And thanks to the wide gaps between the whisk’s loops we didn’t need to stop the blender to unclog it, as we did with the KitchenAid. The mayonnaise was also easier to rinse and scrub off.

8.5

Almond Milk

9.3
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Almond Milk
  • Grinding Time: 1 min 10 secs
  • Result: Very Fine
  • Suction: Yes

The Chefman cordless device may not be a bad option when you’re making nut milk. Just make sure to use a blending beaker with sufficient capacity. 

Our drink was creamy and packed with characteristic almond flavor so we think you will love it as much as we do. During our test, the blender did, unfortunately, suction itself to the beaker's bottom, causing the mixture to splatter every time we moved the blending wand. However, this wasn’t only about the suction — things would work better if we used a larger beaker.

  • Grinding Time: 45 secs
  • Result: Fine
  • Suction: Tightly

The Braun MultiQuick -5 didn’t perform well in this test, though it blended relatively evenly and took just 47 seconds to produce one serving of creamy almond milk. It suctioned tightly to the vessel’s bottom, causing excessive splatter when we struggled to move it around for an even blend. Furthermore, since this blender couldn’t sustain a good vortex, the liquid overflowed violently when we increased it to a higher speed.

If you’re going to use this blender to make nut milk, we would recommend a taller beaker than the one it comes with.

0.0

Whipped Egg-Whites

10
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Whipped Egg-Whites 1
  • Beating Time: N/A
  • Result: N/A
  • Suction: N/A

This machine’s blending shaft was unable to beat the eggs, but it shares this shortcoming with most blending shafts. If you want your machine to properly whip the eggs, we recommend choosing one that comes with a whisk attachment, such as the Braun MultiQuick-5. A whisk’s many thin wires will uncurl the protein strands of the egg whites and incorporate air into them. That way, stiff eggy peaks are able to form and stay stable.

The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Whipped Egg-Whites
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Stiff Peak
  • Beating Time: 1 mins 56 secs
  • Result: Stiff
  • Suction: No

Of the five blenders we tested, only the Braun and the Muller passed this test, as both included whisk attachments ideal for beating egg whites. Using the ordinary blending wand, the remaining blenders couldn’t draw enough air into the egg-whites, which prevented the egg-protein from forming a stable foam.

Compared to the Muller, the Braun MultiQuick-5 was 30 seconds faster at creating an airy, fluffy egg foam. Although there was barely any difference between their outcomes, the speedy whisking process of the Braun MultiQuick-5 did help it avoid overheating, which should make it more reliable.

Even when we had stopped the Muller periodically a couple of times during its extended operation as recommended by the manufacturers, its motor was still overloaded, leaving us with a lot of skepticism towards its safety and durability.

Design

7.4
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.0/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    8.0/10
  • Battery (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    0/10
8.1
design Scores
  • Blending Shaft (30%)
    7.5/10
  • Build Quality (60%)
    8.0/10
  • Power Cord (5%)
    10/10
  • Beaker (5%)
    10/10

In the Box

The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender In the Box
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Blade guard
  • Blade edge guard
  • Charger adapter & USB cord 
  • User manual

Beyonds the two main components, the Chefman also comes with a pot & pan guard to prevent scratches on your cookware and a blade guard so you can cover the blade entirely while your blender is not in use.

The Braun MultiQuick-5  Parts and Accessories
  • Motor body 
  • Blending shaft 
  • Whisk attachment
  • 20-oz beaker 
  • User manual

The Braun MultiQuick-5 set includes 4 pieces: a blender motor body, a blending wand, a whisk attachment, and a 20-ounce beaker. Given more accessories than most other brands do, we supposed Braun is attempting to go head-to-head with its rivals, not just in blending performance, but with the overall versatility.

Dimensions

The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Dimensions
  • Height:
    16.4" (41.7 cm)
  • Width:
    2.3" (5.8 cm)
  • Weight:
    1.4 oz (40 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    8.2" (20.8 cm)

This Chefman is the right size to fit comfortably in your palm. At 1.4 pounds, it is a bit on the light side, but so are most immersion blenders that are made of standard plastic.

Braun MultiQuick-5 Dimension
  • Height:
    15.0" (38.1 cm)
  • Width:
    2.2" (5.6 cm)
  • Weight:
    1.6 oz (45 g)
  • Shaft Length:
    6.7" (17.0 cm)

At 1.59 lbs, the Braun is nearly a pound lighter than the Vitamix 5-speed — we tested recently, which felt quite heavy in the hand by comparison. Compact and portable, it has a footprint of 15 by 2.2 inches, and it looks identical to the promotional images.

8.0

Build Quality

8.0
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Build Quality

The Chefman provides a medium level of quality at a very reasonable price. With a black-clad exterior all around, the motor looks charming and notably elegant. After a course of testing, we found a smattering of tiny scratches around this part, but they’re not too noticeable unless you look closely.

Braun MultiQuick-5 Build Quality

The Braun MultiQuick-5 makes a strong visual impression out of the box. As a mid-range blender, it’s only about half the price of the premium ones. Despite that modest price point, it is made of quality materials and seems built to last.

It also feels good to hold regardless of hand size, thanks to its ergonomically-designed handle and BPA-free silicone coating that’s meant to ensure a slip-proof grip.

The interface is very intuitive with only two buttons so we even could figure out how they worked before reading the user manual. As a handy add-on, this blender also features Easy-Click release buttons, which allow for effortless accessories removal.

Speed and Controls

The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Speed and Controls
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Speed and Controls 1
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Speed and Controls 2
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Speed and Controls 3
  • Control Type:
    Press-button
  • Min Speed:
    10.500 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    14.333 RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    72 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    No

You control this blender’s multiple speeds by varying the pressure on the trigger switch in front. The harder you press, the faster the blade will spin. There is also the safety lock button on the device’s rear. Both buttons must be engaged before the motor will turn. Fortunately, both of them are very sensitive, so you won’t need much pressure to get the job done. 

Your Chefman doesn’t have a pulse function, but you can still chop food evenly by pressing and releasing the buttons in short intervals.

The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Settings
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Settings (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
  • Control Type:
    Press
  • Min Speed:
    12,200 RPM
  • Max Speed:
    13,700 RPM
  • Presets:
    No
  • Noise Level:
    65 dB
  • Digital Display:
    No
  • Pulse Mode:
    Yes

The Braun MultiQuick-5 offers only two speed options: Low and Turbo. This means you have less fine control than with multi-speed blenders, but it’s easier to switch between modes.

To blend, just press and hold the appropriate speed button until the perfect texture is achieved. That said, both the buttons demand a relatively high pressing pressure to activate, which may be trickier for those with weaker hands or long nails.

7.0

Blending Shaft

7.5
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Blending Shaft
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Blending Shaft 1
The Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Blending Shaft 2
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Blade Count:
    2
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The whole blending shaft is made of standard stainless steel, but after several uses, we nevertheless found a small rust spot on the blade guard. We’ve tested a myriad of immersion blenders and noticed that rust is rare. We can’t say for sure whether the rust will spread, but if it does, the machine’s integrity and appearance will be severely impaired. 

The level of craftsmanship of the blade guard is okay overall but it could stand some improvements. The holes in the guard, for instance, look non-uniform and slightly misshapen. 

The blade has two prongs: one is sharp and the other is dull. It’s sturdy enough to puree nearly all kinds of soft foods. It can even make quick work of emulsifying, so you can prepare mayonnaise or any other sauce that needs a creamy, stable base.

The Braun MultiQuick-5 Blending Wand
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Blending Wand (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Type:
    Sharp Blade
  • Guard Material:
    Stainless Steel
  • Blade Count:
    2
  • Removable:
    No
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes

The 2-pronged blade that sits permanently at the bottom of the metal blending shaft is powered by a 300-watt motor. Made of standard stainless steel, it is sturdy and can withstand regular use without compromising on efficiency.

0.0

Beaker

10
  • Material:
    N/A
  • Capacity:
    N/A
  • Measurements:
    N/A
  • Weight:
    NaN oz (NaN g)
  • Height:
    N/A
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    N/A
  • Tamper Included:
    N/A

The set doesn’t include a blending beaker, but you can purchase this add-on from any retailer.

Braun MultiQuick-5 Beaker
  • Material:
    Plastic
  • Capacity:
    20-oz
  • Measurements:
    Yes
  • Weight:
    0.2 oz (6 g)
  • Height:
    6.5" (16.5 cm)
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Tamper Included:
    No

Included as an additional accessory, the beaker is free of harmful chemicals. On the side, there are measurements clearly marked in milliliters and ounces. Due to its small size, this add-on is not suitably used for making hot-liquid-based foods since splattering will possibly occur, causing severe scalding and burns. Instead, you can use it to quickly prepare small batches of soups, sauces, smoothies, and dressings. 

Regarding its durability, since we don’t have any chance to hands-on our beaker, it’s hard to tell at the moment. This accessory had been broken when we took it out of the box, resulting from the long shipping distance.

10

Battery

Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Battery
Chefman Cordless Immersion Blender Battery 1
  • Status Indicator:
    Yes
  • Full Charging Time:
    2 hours
  • Quick Charging Time:
    N/A
  • Charger Adapter:
    2-prong plug,  100-240 V input
  • Charger Adapter Pin:
    USB-C, 5.0 V output - 2.0A
  • Charger Length:
    3.6 ft.

After a full 2-hour charging session, the battery will hold enough power for 18-20 minutes of blending. The LED ring on the top shows the battery level or charging status. It will be a steady blue while the charge is above 50%, but when the battery drains down to below that point, it will turn orange or red before powering off. Note that you can also use your blender for a quick task without charging it to 100%.

Not Included

Extra Accessories

Whisk Attachment
  • Material:
    N/A
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    N/A
  • Removable:
    N/A

No extra blending attachments are included.

Braun MultiQuick-5 Extra Accessories
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Stylish Whisk (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
  • Material:
    Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher Safe:
    Yes
  • Removable:
    Yes

The Braun MultiQuick-5 is among a few hand blenders on the market that are shipped with a whisk attachment. This special add-on means to promote greater versatility, saving you from buying a hand mixer for beating egg-whites and emulsifying sauces.

Usability

8.8
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    8.8/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    9.5/10
  • Handling (20%)
    9.0/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    8.0/10
8.7
usability Scores
  • Ease of Use (60%)
    8.6/10
  • Blade Assembly (10%)
    9.5/10
  • Handling (20%)
    8.5/10
  • Cleanability (10%)
    9.0/10
8.8

Ease of Use

8.6

Maneuvering the Chefman is particularly easy and usually doesn’t splatter ingredients around. With the exception of the almond milk test, we didn’t have much trouble with our blending motions; this blender suctioned itself only lightly to the beaker’s bottom. 

Most of our testers also praised its pressure-sensitive speed controller, though a few got frustrated trying to switch between mid-range speeds. Either way, it does take some time to get a feel for the speed controls. 

The removable plastic guard covers the metal blade housing to minimize scratches on your pots and pans. With it in place, you can be less timid with your motions.

The Braun MultiQuick-5 may not be any better than certain other models in terms of efficiency and durability, but it could be the easiest to use if its buttons are improved to give a greater sense of control. 

It didn’t take long for us to figure out how the blender worked due to its straightforward construction. Speeding up also wasn’t as complicated as we experienced with the Cuisinart Smart and Muller Ultra-Stick. 

The only drawback is that both the buttons demand a relatively high pressing pressure to activate, which may be trickier for those with weaker hands or long nails. 

Regarding our own using experience, this blender didn’t create suction or cause splattering throughout the soup-making procedure, even at the highest speed setting. As such, it enabled us to start low and smoothly increase the speed as we went instead of being distracted by the spatters. 

However, it somehow suctioned tightly to the vessel’s bottom, causing excessive splatter when we struggled to move it around for an even milk blend. Furthermore, since this blender couldn’t sustain a good vortex, the liquid overflowed violently when we increased it to a higher speed. If you’re going to use this blender to make nut milk, we would recommend a taller beaker than the one it comes with.

We also very appreciate the blender’s blade housing. It’s specially designed to prevent fruits clinging to the blade backsides. Thanks to that, we didn’t have to use a food scraper when making smoothies.

9.5

Blade Assembly

9.5

The shaft-release button not only helps reinforce the connection between the motor housing and the blending wand, but it also allows for easier disassembly. Simply press this button and pull the blending wand to separate the two parts. Setting up the blender is straightforward as well; align the motor body housing with the blending shaft and push them together until you hear them click.

The Braun MultiQuick 5 has accessory ejection buttons on the motor body — a handy function that even higher-priced models lack. These buttons are very clicky with great sensitivity; as soon as you press them, your blender shaft or whisk attachment will effortlessly push itself out from the motor body. 

It’s very easy to attach the accessories as well, as long as your hands are dry. Simply align the main body with the attachment until they click together.

9.0

Handling

8.5

Our Chefman let us blend in comfort thanks to the ergonomically designed handle. It didn’t get slippery even when our hands were oily during the mayonnaise test. The stable grip it provides is meaningful, especially if your hands fatigue quickly.

The Braun MultiQuick-5 non-slip Handle

We especially like the silicone layer coating the main body, which offers a comfortable grip, reducing hand tension and slippage. So far, we haven’t haven’t found much to complain about with this design.

8.0

Cleanability

9.0

All removable parts are top-rack dishwasher safe, but we prefer to clean them by hand since it’s faster and practically effortless. Following each test, we scrubbed away the food tailings with a soapy sponge. Most of the residue rinsed off easily, including the bits stuffed up behind the blades.

Although all the removable accessories are dishwasher-safe, we cleaned them manually to prevent discoloration caused by abrasive dishwasher detergents. 

By just holding the blending wand under the running tap, both the soup and smoothie remnants were quickly removed, though we still wiped down the blending wand with dish soap to avoid cross-contamination. Thankfully, it wasn’t so difficult to scrub the backs of the blades. 

Cleaning the whisk attachment was nearly as simple. We had little difficulty wedging soapy sponges between the loops to wipe off the residue.