When most of us hear the word, “blender,” a large tabletop motor and pitcher springs to mind. Braun helps remind us that’s not always the case with this immersion blender. And though it may break the conventions, they’ve packed in some innovations that you’re likely to find worthwhile.
German-based Braun is probably best known for their electric shaving tools. They’re no slouch in the realm of kitchen implements too, though, so don’t be frightened away.
Braun Multiquick 7 Immersion Blender Review: Main Features
- Throttleable speed
- Dishwasher-safe accessories
- High power for a hand blender
- Three attachments included (plus measuring/mixing cup)
- Other attachments available
- Has trouble with very hard foods
Handheld or “immersion” blenders are nothing new. Typically, though, they’re only really usable for mixing liquids and chopping soft fruit. The idea behind Braun’s Multiquick immersion blender is to bring them more on par with full-size blenders. It’s not perfect, but compared to the average handheld unit, this thing is a beast.
Perhaps the single most noteworthy innovation in the Multiquick is its “Smart Speed” trigger button. Where most blenders offer several preset speeds, Braun has instead introduced a throttle. Give it a light squeeze to mix your tea and creamer or press progressively harder for a stronger blend. Certain attachments even allow it to chop tough vegetables that would frighten some full-size blenders.
The throttling is all possible due to the Multiquick’s 400-watt motor, contained in the upper handle. It’s beefy— weighing nearly two pounds— and may feel large to some users, but it does its job well.
While this unit is powerful, there are things it can’t do. Hard nuts will give you problems, and crushing ice requires an extra attachment (sold separately). Braun does offer a tougher model called the Multiquick 9 that’s better suited for those tasks.
Easy Click Attachments
A hand blender of this caliber needs to be versatile. Braun achieves this with a simple snap-on system for different mixing and blending attachments. The basic attachment is a blender blade shrouded by their anti-splash “Powerbell.” This set also comes with a chopper, a power-whisk, and an additional measuring cup.
As you might expect, the chopper is where you’ll turn to dice your salsa ingredients or fibrous fruit. It’s fully contained to prevent any splashing. The company also offers a number of attachments, large and small, that can be bought separately. All of them attach the same way, and pop off easily.
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No matter what technology is under the hood, every blender needs to be washed. Braun’s Multiquick makes things simpler since the parts that mix your food detach from the motor section. The handle, which contains the motor and all the electronics, should be wiped down with a clean cloth. All the attachments, on the other hand, can be thrown in the dishwasher or cleaned in the sink.
The Braun Multiquick 7 is covered under a three-year limited warranty.