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Great British Baking Show Immersion Blender

February , 2021

TLDR: The Great British Baking Show Immersion Blender is the MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (Amazon Store).

What The Bakers Use

Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender with attachments(Amazon Link)

Every now and then you can catch a glimpse of the Great British Baking Show's immersion blenders (or 'hand blenders'). Since season 10 I've been noticing them because their color palate is quite exciting - neon green on black - which stands out against the otherwise pastel scheme. The bakers' immersion blender is the MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (Amazon Store).

At first glance I thought the MultiQuick 9 was just another run-of-the-mill immersion blender. However, it looks like it comes with some high accolades. The MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (Amazon Store) was the 2018 Canada 2018 Consumer Survey of Product Innovation 'Product of the Year.' It also won some awards at the Houseware Design Awards as well. Why?

Well the MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (Amazon Store) actually has some cool trick up its ... wand? The blades actually are on a flexible shaft that moves the blades up and down - they call it ActiveBlade technology. This can provide 2 times smoother blends with 40% less effort (compared to other Braun blenders). Which, if you're going for a better finished product, with less energy input, in less time - this is actually really nice.

Additionally it also has an 'EasyClick Plus' system which lets you quickly change out attachments. On The Great British Baking Show I've noticed that the beaker, wand, and food processor are always being changed out. Again a really nice feature. It also has a motor ramp-up feature to avoid torquing your arm. The last 'nice to have' I think is the anti-splash technology which helps prevent splashes while you're blending. Having had a milk shake's contents hit the ceiling... walls... floor, and myself... this too is nice.

But outside of the 'nice to haves' really is the performance of this thing. Its packing a 700w motor - that's like a legit counter-top blender in your hands! It is BPA free, has a 3 year warranty, and apparently people really like it. With nearly 1000 reviews on Amazon its clocking in at 4.5 stars, 79% being 5 star reviews.

Why Braun?

Happy Birthday Braun! Braun was founded in 1921 by Max Braun in Kronberg, Germany. So rocking 100 years of history they've been around long enough to get some things right! They were purchased by Gillette in 1984, and then Gillette was purchased by Procter & Gamble in 2007. Thus, they're owned by an American company but their heart and roots are German. The Great British Baking Show can keep to their image with nearly everything EU'y (that is fun to say) with the Braun MultiQuick 9.

Previously I really only thought about Braun in terms of electric shavers. But then I learned they also own Oral-B - so my tooth brush is theirs as well. Then I realized that The Great British Baking Show hand blender was theirs as well. They're really all over the place.

But across their lines they stand behind their products and use quality materials and construction. This is backed up by their 3 year warranty. With high quality, good materials, great performance, and some fun innovations, its clear why The Great British Baking show uses the MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender (Amazon Store)

Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender - banana for scale
(Amazon Link)

My mixed feelings (pun... intended!)

Kitchen Aid Variable Speed Corded Hand Blender (Amazon Link) ... its okay.

Braun Kitchen has quite a few things, hand mixers, counter top blenders, coffee makers, and of course immersion hand blenders. Honestly, I think in the realm of hand mixers, blenders, and coffee makers, there are some companies out there that make just that product and make it really well!

However, I think Braun's stronghold may be these MultiQuick 9 Immersion Hand Blenders(Amazon Store). They put some awesome innovation into them, and made a really amazing product.

Years ago I had a Kitchen Aid immersion blender (Amazon Link). I found it useful for making soup a couple times. What I found much more useful was a miniature food processor (space was a very big issue) and a horrible blender (ahh grad school). Between the two of them I could make most everything that I wanted to. Ultimately I traded away the immersion blender for a really fantastic home made meal to a housemate who is a chef at a really nice restaurant.

And holy cow did he love that thing. He used the immersion blender almost every day. It was easier to get going and easier to clean than the food processor and blender combo. So honestly to each his own, he found use for it every day - I did like 3 times. That said if you're thinking about getting an immersion blender and think you're going to use it the MultiQuick 9 Immersion Hand Blenders(Amazon Store) seems like an incredibly good choice.