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Old 07-08-2007, 11:54 PM   #11
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I love love love my Braun immersion blender with whisk attachment. Also comes with other attachments to turn it into a food chopper and ice crusher. It's my most frequently used kitchen gizmo. Powerful, easy to clean and very convenient to use.
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:57 PM   #12
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whoops ~ forgot to add:

My first immersion blender was made of hard plastic (with a metal blade of course), which ended up cracking. My 2nd one is entirely metal from the handle down. I'd highly recommend one that isn't plastic so you don't end up having to get another as soon.


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Old 07-09-2007, 02:42 PM   #13
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My immersion blender came with a plastic cylinder shaped "bowl" which worked like a charm for whipping cream. It worked so well that you could even use skim milk and it would still turn out perfectly.


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Interesting. Didn't know that. But after thinking about it, I suppose it does make sense. I use immersion blenders to incorporate air into sauces to make them into foams. It should also be able to incorporate air into whipping cream as well.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:54 PM   #14
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Yeah, the trick was to ever-so-slowly pull the blender up to the top of the bowl contraption. Was pretty nifty. And quick!


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Old 07-19-2007, 03:15 PM   #15
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I have a Braun Multiquick (MR 5550 M BC, 400 Watts).
I bought it by accident at Bed, bath and beyond (display sample, $ 30 due to damaged packaging) a while ago and it is excellent.
I was told that regular price is in the neighborhood of $ 60.
If I am not mistaken, Cook's Illustrated tested immersion blenders this year, a Braun blender (a less powerful version) was considered as a Best Buy.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:40 PM   #16
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I haven't used my immersion blender since the first time, because I can't get the blade out. It's very scary to try, too, because it's sharp.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:00 PM   #17
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I've got an old Braun that is still going strong after 14-15 years ... don't remember exactly when or where I got it - but it was only about $20, or less. It doesn't have any attachments - it doesn't have a removable metal shaft ... it's a one piece cream colored plastic case with an avacado green switch and isn't a problem at all to clean - I simply emerse the bottom part into a glass of hot soapy water and let it run for a few seconds, then clean off the out side and rinse. And, I don't find it either unsophisticated in design nor does it seem noisy (hey, any motor running at those RPMs is going to make a little noise).
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:55 PM   #18
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I had a cordless Cuisinart that was pretty much useless after the first time or two. Never could get the shaft to stay attached to the motor. About six weeks ago I got a Braun and I love it so much I got a second one for the farm. Both have been getting a workout lately with my crockpot apple butter. The apples are not peeled, and the immersion blender makes it all a wonderful purée.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:54 AM   #19
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Mine is Braun. I've had it for years, it's never disappointed....
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I've got an old Braun that is still going strong after 14-15 years ... don't remember exactly when or where I got it - but it was only about $20, or less. It doesn't have any attachments - it doesn't have a removable metal shaft ... it's a one piece cream colored plastic case with an avacado green switch and isn't a problem at all to clean - I simply emerse the bottom part into a glass of hot soapy water and let it run for a few seconds, then clean off the out side and rinse. And, I don't find it either unsophisticated in design nor does it seem noisy (hey, any motor running at those RPMs is going to make a little noise).
I think we have the same one, purchased at the same time. I just used it last night for a roasted garlic soup I made.
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