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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Braun MultiQuick 5 Side-by-Side Comparison

There are lots of differences between the Muller Ultra-Stick vs. Braun MultiQuick-5 that may affect your buying decision.

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Mueller Ultra-Stick vs Braun MultiQuick 5

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Our hands-on testing indicates that the Muller is no match for the Braun, from the build quality to the overall efficiency. The Braun MultiQuick-5 is by far the most well-rounded mid-range blender we’ve tested. Although it cannot always churn out perfect blends, it allows us to achieve a wide range of textures with ease.

Apart from better blending, this Braun is also more versatile. While its blending wand is great for processing whole ingredients, the whisk attachment does a decent job of beating eggs, making whipped cream, and mixing things.  

If you're on a budget and just want to buy something basic, we recommend this Braun MultiQuick-5. The Muller simply can’t measure up.

Pros & Cons

  • It’s budget-priced but loaded with accessories 
  • The stainless steel exterior is corrosion resistant 
  • The handle is uniquely-designed with a comfortable grip 
  • Wiping it down is not so difficult
  • The whole blender can be hung on a hook with other kitchen tools
  • 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 low-quality construction cannot ensure durability 
  • The blade isn’t good at preparing frozen smoothies or pulverizing solid ingredients 
  • The whisk attachment doesn’t provide consistent performance
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings

Key Specs

Dimension
H15.6 x W2.8 inches
W2.2 x H15 inches
Weight
2.2 pounds
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Number of speeds
8
2
Pulse/Turbo option
Yes
No
Min speed
12,550 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max speed
14,640 RPM
13,700 RPM

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$36.17
$62.87

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
8.8

Hot Soup Purée

7.0
8.5
The Mueller Ultra-Stick Soup Test
Scooping a spoon of pureéd soup from a full batch  in a plastic beaker made by the Mueller Ultra-Stick hand blender.
A batch of soup pureéd by the Mueller Ultra-Stick immersion 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
Tightly
No

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

7.0
8.8
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Mueller’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 15 seconds).
A plastic beaker containing a batch of green smoothie whose parts are scooped with a stainless steel spoon is between the Mueller’s motor body and a smartphone displaying the total blending time (1 minute and 15 seconds).
Mueller Ultra-Stick Smoothie Test
After finishing blending, the green smoothie made by the Mueller immersion 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 15 secs
1 min
Result
Chunky
Smooth
Suction
Slightly
No

Mayonnaise

8.5
8.3
A white bowl of mayonnaise made by the Mueller immersion blender with a stainless steel spoon inside.
A white bowl of mayonnaise made by the Mueller immersion blender with a stainless steel spoon inside.
The whisk attachment of the Mueller is immersed in a plastic beaker containing egg yolks.
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 45 secs
1 mins 54 secs
Result
Smooth
Smooth
Suction
No
No

Almond Milk

7.5
9.3
Grinding Time
1 mins 5 secs
45 secs
Result
Coarse
Fine
Suction
Tightly
Tightly

Whipped Egg-Whites

7.0
10
Mueller Ultra-Stick Whipped Egg-Whites
Putting a plastic beaker containing beaten egg-white of the Mueller Ultra-Stick upside down on a gray table.
Inside the plastic beaker containing a batch of beaten egg-white prepared by the Mueller Ultra-Stick immersion blender.
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 mins 37 secs
1 mins 56 secs
Result
Stiff
Stiff
Suction
No
No

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.8
8.1

In the Box

The Mueller Immersion Blender milk frother attachment, motor body, blending wand, whisk attachment, paper carton box, and user manuals lying side by side on a table.
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 Mueller Austria Ultra-Stick Immersion 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 7.7 inches, and the total length of the unit as 15.55 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
15.6" (39.6 cm)
15.0" (38.1 cm)
Width
2.8" (7.1 cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Weight
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
Length
Shaft Length
7.7" (19.6 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)

Build Quality

7.0
8.0
A close-up of the immersion blending wand, motor body, and whisk attachment of the Mueller Stainless Steel Hand Blender.
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 8 speed settings and a speed dial of the Mueller Hand Blender.
The Two Speed Settings of The Braun MultiQuick-5 Immersion Blender
The Braun MultiQuick-5 Speed Settings (Cre: Nguyen Ntk/HealthyKitchen101)
Activation
Press and Rotate
Press
Min Speed
12,550 RPM
12,200 RPM
Max Speed
14,640 RPM
13,700 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
78 dB
65 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
Yes
Yes

Blending Shaft

7.0
7.5
A close-up of the blade assembly of the Mueller Immersion Blender.
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
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes

Beaker

0.0
10
The hand is holding a 20-oz plastic beaker with a green plant background.
Material
N/A
Plastic
Capacity
NaN fl oz (NaN ml)
20.0 fl oz (591.5 ml)
Measurements
N/A
Yes
Weight
NaN oz (NaN g)
3.2 oz (91 g)
Height
NaN" (NaN cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Dishwasher Safe
N/A
Yes
Tamper Included
N/A
No

Power Cord

10
10
The Mueller Ultra-Stick 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
4.8 ft (1.5 m)
4.9 ft (1.5 m)
Type
2-prong plug
2-prong plug
Detachable
No
No

Extra Accessories

The Mueller Ultra-Stick 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

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.4
8.7

Ease of Use

7.3
8.6

Handling

6.5
8.5
Someone uses two hands to control the Mueller Ultra-Stick 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.

Blade Assembly

8.5
9.5

Cleanability

8.5
9.0