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Vitamix 5-Speed vs Braun MultiQuick 5 Side-by-Side Comparison

Vitamix 5-Speed vs. Braun MultiQuick-5 comparison: The winner of this showdown lays claim to the title of best immersion blender overall.

Vitamix 5-Speed vs Braun MultiQuick 5


Price at publication
3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)W2.2 x H15 inches
H17.5 x W3 inches1.6 lbs
Number of speeds
Pulse/Turbo option
Min speed
8,600 RPM12,200 RPM
Max speed
15,700 RPM13,700 RPM
Max noise
85 dB65 dB
NoA whisk attachment and a 20-ounce blending container
Dishwasher-safe wand


Blending Shaft
Build Quality
Power Cord
Overall Design Scoring

During our testing, we noticed that balde friction from a prolonged operation would cause the motor to overload. That’s why it’s best to avoid using this blender continuously for more than four minutes. The Vitamixt cannot protect itself from overheating, though it is designed to flash a pattern of LEDs to indicate when your motor is over temperature.

The Braun MultuQuick-5 has a friendly-user design. Its 300-watt motor powers a removable blending shaft quite efficiently . Depending on the recipe, the motor can also work with the whisk attachment, which is not something you get with most mid-range household blenders. 

It, however, cannot run continuously more than a batch. To avoid being damaged, make sure you let your machine cool down for a couple of minutes between its operations.


Ease of Use
Blade Assembly
Overall Usability Scoring

Initially, we assumed that the Vitamix’s weight would cause it to be less user-friendly. However, after a course of testing, we realized that our assumption was entirely wrong.

This blender is designed to be extremely comfortable to hold and use, even with just one hand. Not only that, but it also doesn’t demand us to use too much elbow grease on food tailings when it comes to cleaning.


Hot Soup Purée
Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Almond Milk
Whipped Egg-Whites
Overall Performance Scoring

Among the range of models we put to the test, none matched the efficiency or quality of the Vitamix. Powered by an impressive 625 watts, it stands as one of the most powerful blenders on the market. It works swiftly, taking much of the physical strain out of the process. Once it's in action, the blender efficiently pulls ingredients towards the blades, ensuring a consistent blend. However, for achieving an optimally uniform texture, a little manual intervention in the form of moving the blending wand around in the ingredients could be necessary.

After a course of testing, we’re confident to conclude that the Braun MultiQuick 5 is the choice for most people, especially those who want the best bang for their buck. It’s the best mid-range blender that has more than enough power for your daily blending tasks, from frozen fruit smoothies to any recipe involving leafy greens. And with the handy whisk attachment, it saves you from buying a hand mixer for beating egg-whites and emulsifying sauces.

Overall Scores

Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • A great tool for recipes that involve fibrous or frozen food
  • 4-pronged heavy-duty blade promotes speedy blends and consistent results
  • Intuitive interface makes it easy to switch between speed settings
  • Ergonomically-designed handle offers a secure grip
  • Blade Guard prevents scratching 
  • Stainless steel body ensures optimal durability
  • 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
  • Expensive
  • Relatively heavy
  • There aren’t any extra accessories included
  • The metal blending shaft and whisk may damage non-stick coatings


If you are after a well-rounded machine, don’t mind some extra heft, and can afford the high price, the Vitamix is the best one to buy.

Otherwise, you should consider other, more affordable options like the Braun MultiQuick 5. Although this blender isn’t as powerful, it gave us consistent blends and was more versatile thanks to the included whisk attachment.

In terms of overall build quality, the Vitamix is impressive, given its sleek and durable stainless steel finish. The Braun, on the other hand, doesn’t look as fancy or innovative, with its main body mostly made of plastic. But that doesn’t mean it’s ugly or less durable. And to be honest, it isn’t fair to put these two blenders into a design comparison. The Braun is a budget-focused midrange blender, so it’s meant to be of average quality.

Behind the Comparison

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Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.

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Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef passionate about delicious and healthful foods. At HealthyKitchen101, she develops recipes and collaborates with our Research, Testing, and Review lab to evaluate the performance of cooking appliances. Her assessments add a strong authoritative voice to our product scoring process.

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Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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