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Bamix Immersion (Stick) Blenders


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 Love mine which was a gift many years ago and already used at that point.  I almost never use any of the accessories but even without them it is still a workhorse. If I could change anything it would be to have the business end removable so it could be tossed in the sink or dishwasher.  It is rarely a big deal to just rinse it off under the tap.  Still it would be nice to be able to detach it. 

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I totally agree with Anna, I love my Bamix, it's well-built and powerful and essential in my kitchen. especially for soups and dressings.

It would be nice to detach the bottom so it could go in the d/w but, again, it's not too big a deal.  It's possible the detachability would affect the overall strength of the blender.

Mine came with three tips...one for chopping, one for whipping and one for blending.

I use the first two but mostly just the chopping blade.

You may want to take a look at the Kitchen Aid model, it does have the detachable bottom and was top rated by CI though now it's been surpassed by a Braun.  I don't believe they included Bamix in their tests.

 

 

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4 hours ago, liuzhou said:

I have my heart set on acquiring one of these.

 

Anyone have one (or more). Impressions? Good or less good. Recommended models? Anything.

 

Are you limiting your brand choice to Bamix or are you asking generically?

 

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1 minute ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Are you limiting your brand choice to Bamix or are you asking generically?

 

 I think he has his heart set on a Bamix.  But maybe not will wait for him to chime in. 

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This is the model I have

https://pleasanthillgrain.com/bamix-mono-immersion-blender-stick-hand?_vsrefdom=gpshop&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgcjF6MiE1gIVibbACh1kewb0EAQYBiABEgL9b_D_BwE

One thing that I found very useful is the wall mount...I hung mine in the pantry and it takes up little space.

 

Bamix Mono M133 - 140 watt 2 Speed 3 Blade Immersion Hand Blender with Beaker and Wall Bracket

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Bamix is a relatively low powered and low speed blender, at 140 Watts and 8,000 rpm.

 

Many blenders work at 200 watts to over 300 watts, and up to 20,000 rpm.

 

That does not mean Bamix is not a good blender. It depends on your preference.

 

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1 hour ago, dcarch said:

Bamix is a relatively low powered and low speed blender, at 140 Watts and 8,000 rpm.

 

Many blenders work at 200 watts to over 300 watts, and up to 20,000 rpm.

 

That does not mean Bamix is not a good blender. It depends on your preference.

 

dcarch

 

 

 

 

 

Bamix makes several different models.  The first I looked at was specified 350 watt and 22,000 rpm.

 

If it helps, my rotor stator homogenizer has a Bamix motor unit.

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2 hours ago, dcarch said:

Bamix is a relatively low powered and low speed blender, at 140 Watts and 8,000 rpm.

 

Many blenders work at 200 watts to over 300 watts, and up to 20,000 rpm.

 

That does not mean Bamix is not a good blender. It depends on your preference.

 

dcarch

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Not all Bamix blenders are such low power. They have a range. The Bamiix I've been considering, the Bamix Gastro 350, is 350 watts and 22,000 rpm.

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350 watts and 22,000rpm would be a fun tool in the kitchen. You can really do a lot with that kind of power and RPM.

Do consider this:

A stick blender typically uses what is known as a universal motor. A universal motor needs a lot of ventilation to dissipate heat build up.

The physics  law of energy conservation applies. 1 watt = 3.412 BTUs.

Unlike most other mechanical devices, a stick blender cannot ventilate heat buildup because it needs to be water proof. So 300 watts, at full load (blending thick stuff) 300 x 3.412 = 1023 btus of heat.

 It can get pretty hot to hold on to.

 

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1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Bamix makes several different models.  The first I looked at was specified 350 watt and 22,000 rpm.

 

If it helps, my rotor stator homogenizer has a Bamix motor unit.

May I enquire about your rotostator 

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54 minutes ago, dcarch said:

350 watts and 22,000rpm would be a fun tool in the kitchen. You can really do a lot with that kind of power and RPM.

Do consider this:

A stick blender typically uses what is known as a universal motor. A universal motor needs a lot of ventilation to dissipate heat build up.

The physics  law of energy conservation applies. 1 watt = 3.412 BTUs.

Unlike most other mechanical devices, a stick blender cannot ventilate heat buildup because it needs to be water proof. So 300 watts, at full load (blending thick stuff) 300 x 3.412 = 1023 btus of heat.

 It can get pretty hot to hold on to.

 

dcarch

 

I think the manufacturers probably know that and so, make the handles from heat resistant materials.

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3 hours ago, dcarch said:

350 watts and 22,000rpm would be a fun tool in the kitchen. You can really do a lot with that kind of power and RPM.

Do consider this:

A stick blender typically uses what is known as a universal motor. A universal motor needs a lot of ventilation to dissipate heat build up.

The physics  law of energy conservation applies. 1 watt = 3.412 BTUs.

Unlike most other mechanical devices, a stick blender cannot ventilate heat buildup because it needs to be water proof. So 300 watts, at full load (blending thick stuff) 300 x 3.412 = 1023 btus of heat.

 It can get pretty hot to hold on to.

 

dcarch

 

Yeah, I burnt out my Kitchen-Aid.

 

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3 hours ago, TdeV said:

To anyone who owns a Bamix:

Would you be willing to take (and post) a photo(s) of the Bamix on the wall bracket?

I'd like to see what kind of space it needs.

TIA.

 

 I would if I could but mine has never been mounted. It just sits at one end of my breakfast bar.

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On 9/1/2017 at 8:33 PM, dcarch said:

350 watts and 22,000rpm would be a fun tool in the kitchen. You can really do a lot with that kind of power and RPM.

Do consider this:

A stick blender typically uses what is known as a universal motor. A universal motor needs a lot of ventilation to dissipate heat build up.

The physics  law of energy conservation applies. 1 watt = 3.412 BTUs.

Unlike most other mechanical devices, a stick blender cannot ventilate heat buildup because it needs to be water proof. So 300 watts, at full load (blending thick stuff) 300 x 3.412 = 1023 btus of heat.

 It can get pretty hot to hold on to.

 

dcarch

 

I don't think consumer immersion blenders are designed to work at full power for long stretches, as you might with a Vita Prep.

 

Commercial versions with similar ratings are usually bigger, heavier, and with more ventilation, like this:

https://www.missionrs.com/waring-products-wsb40-quick-stik-plus-immersion-blender-10-inch-24-qt.html?st-t=i00600001&mrsdc=chill25&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6fvdBRCbARIsABGZ-vRL5DJwY6RDWIjtck7zykUCM4gJqDWwcLr7MNaBS9SCXnXO-lZ9Wd0aAuEkEALw_wcB

 

I don't know about about this one in particular, but ones I've seen in the flesh are clearly meant for use in big pots and would be pretty unwieldy for the kinds of things most of us grab a stick blender for. 

 

I like the idea of high rpms for some uses. I don't think I need the thing to be excessively burly. If I need to blend a big volume of something thick I'll use a countertop blender.

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21 hours ago, Anna N said:

 I would if I could but mine has never been mounted. It just sits at one end of my breakfast bar.

 

Mine looks like this.

 

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This bad boy works pretty well, but it's likely to be overkill for your needs. We had one of these at a place I worked several years ago. We referred to it as the "trolling motor" or "thunderstick," and by God it'll blend anything you need blended. A bit large for the home kitchen, though. :P

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