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KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion vs Braun MultiQuick 5 Immersion Side-by-Side Comparison

Our comparison reveals numerous differences between the KOIOS 4-in-1 and the Braun MultiQuick-5.

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KOIOS 4-In-1

Braun MultiQuick 5

KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion vs Braun MultiQuick 5 Immersion

Overall Verdict

8.0
Overall Score
8.6
Overall Score
  • Performance (50%)7.9
  • Design (20%)7.6
  • Usability (30%)8.3
  • Performance (50%)8.8
  • Design (20%)8.1
  • Usability (30%)8.7

There are many budget-friendly immersion blenders, but the Braun MultiQuick-5 has proven to be better than most. We liked all the products it produced. Although it couldn’t win this particular race, it outperformed all other variants in the range. On top of that, it comes with a very efficient whisk attachment, allowing you to achieve all sorts of textures.

If you can’t afford this blender, the lower-priced KOIOS 4-in-1 is worth your consideration. It is physically taller than the Braun but just as easy to use. Its versatility is also very impressive, with the help of a whisk and a food processor attachment.

Pros & Cons

  • The motor doesn’t vibrate as violently as others.
  • Extra attachments are included for a wider range of tasks.
  • It is easy to attach, remove, and clean the blending accessories.
  • The silicone buttons are responsive.
  • Its durability is backed up by a 2-year warranty.
  • We don't have to sacrifice efficiency for a bargain.
  • 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
  • The blade guard can cause damage to the cookware’s surface.
  • The motor rating is 400 watts rather than its advertised rating of 800 watts.
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings

Key Specs

Dimension
H15.3 x W2.1 inches
W2.2 x H15 inches
Weight
3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Number of speeds
13
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
11,500 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max speed
14,480 RPM
13,700 RPM

Where to Buy?

Price at publication
$39.98
$62.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
8.8

Puree Soup

7.5
8.5
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the KOIOS 800W immersion hand blender from a plastic beaker.
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup made by the KOIOS 800W immersion hand blender from a plastic beaker.
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Hot Soup
A batch of soup pureéd by the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer.
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
Slightly Chunky
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Frozen Smoothie

7.8
8.8
A white bowl containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the KOIOS’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 19 seconds).
A white bowl containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the KOIOS’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 19 seconds).
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Smoothie
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the KOIOS hand blender was spread evenly throughout a white paper to check for solid chunks.
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 20 secs
1 min
Result
Slightly Coarse
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Mayonnaise

9.8
8.3
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
A little bit of mayonnaise sticking in the whisk attachment of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand blender when it is removed from the full batch emulsified in a plastic beaker standing between the motor body and a smartphone displaying the total emulsion time (1 minute and 10 seconds).
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Mayonnaise
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 min 10 secs
1 mins 54 secs
Result
Velvety
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Almond Milk

7.5
9.3
The KOIOS’s motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 30 seconds) being side by side.
The KOIOS’s motor body, a plastic beaker containing almond milk, a white plate of almond pulp, and a small red note displaying the total grinding time (1 minute 30 seconds) being side by side.
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Almond Milk
Grinding Time
1 min 10 secs
45 secs
Result
Fine
Fine
Suction
No
Tightly

Whipped Egg Whites

7.0
10
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the KOIOS 4-in-1 immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes and 41 seconds) by its sides.
The 24-oz plastic beaker containing testing beaten egg-white of the KOIOS 4-in-1 immersion blender is put upside down on the gray table with its motor body and a smartphone displaying the total whipping time (2 minutes and 41 seconds) by its sides.
KOIOS 4-In-1 Immersion Whipped Egg-Whites
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
2 min 40 secs
1 mins 56 secs
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.1

In The Box

The KOIOS 4-in-1 Stick Blender is shipped with a paper carton box, an immersion blending wand, a motor body, a plastic beaker, a whisk attachment, a food processor, and a user manual.
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 KOIOS 4-in Immersion Blender stands on top of its blending shaft on a gray table, with the length of the blending shaft being noted to the side as 7.9 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.3 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
15.3" (38.9 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
2.1" (5.3 cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Weight
3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shaft Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Build Quality

7.5
8.0
The whisk attachment, motor body, and blending shaft of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand-held blender lying flat on a gray table.
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.

Blades

7.0
7.5
The blending wand of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand blender lying flat on a gray table.
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
Stainless Steel
Blade Count
2
2
Removable
Yes
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Power Cord

10
10
The KOIOS 4-in-1 Immersion Blender on a gray table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
The Braun MultiQuick-5 on a table with its power cord rolled up next to it.
Cord Length
5.6 ft (1.7 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Speed And Controls

A close-up of the Power button and the TURBO button of the KOIOS 4-in-1.
A close-up of the Power button and the TURBO button of the KOIOS 4-in-1.
A close-up of 12 speed settings on the top of the KOIOS’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-button & speed dial
Press
Min Speed
11,500 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max Speed
14,480 RPM
13,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
90 dB
65 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Accessories

The KOIOS 4-in-1 Immersion Blender Whisk Attachment lying flat on a gray table.
The whisk attachment of the Braun MultiQuick-5 lies flat on a yellow table.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Removable
Yes
Yes

Main Jar

10
10
An included plastic beaker of the KOIOS 4-in-1 hand blender standing on a gray table.
The hand is holding a 20-oz plastic beaker with a green plant background.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
20 oz
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
Measurements
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.22 lb
3.2 oz (91 g)
Height
6.7" (17.0 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
8.7

Blade Assembly

8.5
9.5
The KOIOS Blade Assembly

Handling

8.0
8.5
Someone uses two hands to control the KOIOIS immersion blender: one for holding the handle and pressing the power button at the same time, the other for rotating the speed dial.
A close-up of the non-slip handle of the  Braun stick blender.

Cleanability

8.5
9.0

Easeof Use

8.3
8.6

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