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Dec 26, 2010 03:58 AM

The Great Gift Return #1: The Immersion Blender

So a thoughtful sibling gave me a Cuisinart immersion blender for the holidays. (OK, so they gave it to Mom who said, "What would I do with this?" And since I wanted one, I grabbed it.) But, it is the very basic model. I wanted one with the mincer and whisk attachments. (I don't think they come with any others, do they? I couldn't find out.) Anyhoo, I read the reviews on Amazon and it appears that when it works it is great, but on the other hand, there seems to be a problem with the plastic gears. So then I started thinking whether I should hold out for a Bamix. Because of the enormous price difference, I started to waver. What are your thoughts?


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  1. I am holding out for the bamix. I like to buy something once and be done with it. I use an immersion blender often so the price doesnt seem all that high once i factor in how much use i will get out of it.

    1. E-M: I do not know about the Cuisinart, but I have had a Bamix for 20 years now, and have been very happy with it. It gives every indication of being bulletproof--metal gears, bronze bushings, die-cast bottom skirt.

      Then again, as with most things these days, it might be reasonable to have and use a less expensive model while you save up for the other.

      1. I have had the Cuisinart for about three or four years and am very pleased with it. No problems at all.

        1. After burning out a few immersion blenders finally bought a Bamix. . .very happy with it.

          Bought it online, FREE shipping (I think).

          1. I have the KitchenAid one and love it. I use it almost everyday. It came with the blender attachement, whisk attachment, and a mini chopper attachment (lid, cup and blade). It also came with a tall measuring cup type thing to blend/whisk in. It wasn't too expensive -- I've had it about 2 years and it's still going strong.

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            1. re: boogiebaby

              I have the same KA kit and use it at least a couple of times a week. Love it.