- Performance (50%)7.9
- Design (20%)8.4
- Usability (30%)7.8
- Performance (50%)8.8
- Design (20%)8.1
- Usability (30%)8.7
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
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