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Nov 12, 2007 02:03 PM

need your recs for a good immersion blender

preferably one i can get on amazon!

i see a wolfgang puck set for a steal - has anyone tried it?

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    1. re: scubadoo97

      Bamix For sure. I use mine at my restaurant all the time. What a great workhorse. Great little attachments available too.

    2. I don't have one, but the one that seems to keep getting a good rating (cooks Illustrated) is the Kitchenaid. Amazon seems to have them for around $60, and I have also seen them for the same price at Macy's.


        We've had this model for a while and it's done very well for us.

        1. Check out the great advice on this thread:

          Whatever you do, stay away from the Oster two-speed hand blender. Mine started eating itself after a few days (loud metal-on-metal noises), then melted. What a piece of junk.


          1. I bought my 400w Braun immersion blender on Amazon a few years ago. Accessories include a whisk, chopper, larger "chopper" with an ice crusher blade, smoothie container, and blender. I like the fact that I can mix things up in quart size canning jars. I make whipped cream, butter, smoothies, pesto, and the occassional soup. I'm quite satisfied. I have a tiny kitchen and it lives on the wall next to the counter, always plugged in and ready to use. Since the accessories are tucked in a cabinet they are used infrequently.

            I'm not familiar with the wolfgang puck blender, but I own two wp appliances [convection oven and electric skillet] and they are both crap. The convection oven door requires tape to keep the door closed in use and the skillet is much hotter on one side than the other.

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            1. re: dishchrista

              That Braun is the one I have, too. I use the attachments often. Yesterday, I made a quick veggie-chick pea soup from the soup thread. In no time, I had minced carrots, onions, and celery with the press of a button. When the soup had cooked, I pureed it easily with the stick blender. I'm quite happy with it. I must say, when I tried to find one to give as a gift a few months ago, I had a hard time finding one in stock.

              The Kitchen Aid also comes with attachment options, and they look similar to the Braun.

              1. re: bear

                Another vote for Braun. I have the multimix, the mixer with immersion blender and chopper attachments. Actually this is my second, since I stripped the plastic gears trying to chop something that was too hard. But I like the overall multipurpose functionality enough to replace it with the same thing.

                But if you are hard on appliances, then one of the direct drive units like the Multiquick might be better.

                But if I were to buy one now, I'd also seriously consider the Cuisinart Smartstick.


                1. re: paulj

                  I have the 400W Braun as well and I'm very happy with it.