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KitchenAid KHBBV53 vs Braun MultiQuick 5 Side-by-Side Comparison

This comparison focuses on the differences between the KitchenAid KHBBV53 vs the Braun MultiQuick-5 in terms of capability, efficiency, and functionality.

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KitchenAid Cordless

Braun MultiQuick 5

KitchenAid KHBBV53 vs Braun MultiQuick 5

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance50% Design20% Usability30% ScoreOverall 50%Performance 20%Design 30%Usability Braun MultiQuick 5KitchenAid Cordless8.68.88.18.78.07.98.47.8
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Both of these models are light-duty mid-range blenders, but with a battery-powered motor, the KitchenAid KHBBV53 is considerably less robust than its peer. Be aware that the battery is unable to keep up with excessive use; it can run dry while the blending is still in progress, leaving you with a humble mess to deal with.

Blending with the Braun MultiQuick 5, on the other hand, is a much more pleasant experience. Sporting a 300-watt motor and a few handy blending accessories, it allows you to whip up a variety of whole-food combinations without breaking the bank. 

If you do purchase the Braun MultiQuick 5, we are sure you'll love it in almost every aspect.

Pros & Cons

  • It can quick-charge in only 20 minutes
  • A beaker is included for greater convenience 
  • Ergonomically-designed handle provides secure grip
  • Simple battery charging 
  • The included pan guard will prevent damage to non-stick cookware.
  • 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 often inconsistent
  • Not as efficient as other similar blenders
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings

Key Specs

Dimensions
H17 x W2.6 inches
W2.2 x H15 inches
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Number of speeds
Variable
2
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Min speed
9,240 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max speed
11,650 RPM
13,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$89.66
$62.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
8.8

Hot Soup Purée

8.5
8.5
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup prepared by the KitchenAid battery-powered immersion blender from the full batch in the plastic beaker.
A batch of soup pureéd by the KitchenAid cordless various speed hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
KitchenAid KHBBV53 Hot Soup
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
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

9.0
8.8
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a spoon is standing between a timer displaying the total blending time (1 minute) and the KitcheAid’s motor body.
After finishing blending, the green smoothie was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
The KitchenAid Cordless KHBBV53 Smoothie
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
1 min
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
Yes
No

Mayonnaise

6.5
8.3
The KitchenAid KHBBV53 Mayonnaise
Scooping a spoon of mayonnaise emulsified by the KitchenAid immersion blender from a white bowl to check its creaminess.
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 mins 54 secs
1 mins 54 secs
Result
Quite thin
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Almond Milk

8.3
9.3
Grinding Time
50 secs
45 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

0.0
10
Putting the 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white upside down on the 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
8.4
8.1

In the Box

The paper carton box, immersion blending wand, motor body, plastic beaker with lid, pan guard, charger, and owner’s manual of the KitchenAid battery blender being side by side.
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 KitchenAid cordless hand 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 inches, and the total length of the unit as 17 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
17.0" (43.2 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
2.6" (6.6 cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Weight
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
8.0" (20.3 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Build Quality

8.5
8.0
The blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
The blending wand and motor body of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender lying flat on a gray table.
A black spot in the blade housing of the KitchenAid cordless stick blender being scaled up for clearer viewing.
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 palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the palm switch on the top back of the KitchenAid’s motor body.
A close-up of the speed controller on the front of the KitchenAid’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
Press
Min Speed
9,240 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max Speed
11,650 RPM
13,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
70 dB
65 dB
Digital Display
Yes
No
Pulse Mode
No
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.8
7.5
A close-up of the KitchenAid’s blending assembly sporting 2 sharp prongs with a pan guard attached.
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 (With plastic pan guard)
Stainless Steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

10
10
An included 700 ml plastic beaker of the KitchenAid cordless immersion blender standing on a gray table.
The hand is holding a 20-oz plastic beaker with a green plant background.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
24.0 fl oz (709.8 ml)
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
3.7 oz (105 g)
3.2 oz (91 g)
Height
6.5" (16.5 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Tamper Included
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
7.8
8.7

Ease of Use

7.9
8.6

Handling

7.5
8.5
Someone holding the KitchenAid KHBBV53 Handle and pressing the speed controller at the same time.
A close-up of the non-slip handle of the  Braun stick blender.

Blade Assembly

7.5
9.5

Cleanability

8.0
9.0

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