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Bamix G200 Gastro Pro‑2 Hand Blender Review

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The Bamix is an orig­i­nal immer­sion blender that was invent­ed and patent­ed in 1950 since then man­u­fac­tured in the same Switzer­land fac­to­ry. All oth­er immer­sion blenders on the mar­ket just dupe the Bamix mod­el. It remains the num­ber one immer­sion blender for pro­fes­sion­al chefs for many years.

Here we review a very pop­u­lar Bamix Gas­tro 200 mod­el to exam­ine all pros and cons of this leg­endary machine and make it eas­i­er for you to decide if this gad­get worth adding to your kitchen gad­get collections.

Functionality

The Bamix Gas­tro 200 blender comes with a sin­gle shaft and four (4) inter­change­able blades that are designed to per­form the fol­low­ing tasks.

multipurpose blade c-blade

Mul­ti-Pur­pose Blade (C‑blade) – is designed for cut­ting, crush­ing, and chop­ping and used for 90% of all tasks, it can han­dle small (the liq­uid must cov­er the blade head only) and large batch­es of food (up to 1 gallon/5L of liq­uids, and soups, up to 2.65 quarts/3L of sauces)
  • Cuts, chops, and purees raw or cooked veg­eta­bles, fruit, or berries;
  • Make slush­es and iced alco­holic drinks;
  • Per­fect for bul­let-proof coffees;
  • Blends smooth­ies;
  • Blends soups, the met­al guards of the shaft head pro­tect the cook­ware from scratching;
  • Chops and crushed cooked meat;
  • Blends nut milk;
  • Makes a vari­ety of baby food recipes;
  • Crush­es ice cubes and frozen fruits and veg­gies even with­out liq­uid added and makes frozen treats such as ice cream, or sorbets;
  • Mix­es cake and pan­cake batters.
  • Per­fect for minc­ing, purée­ing, strain­ing, and stir­ring any thick mixtures;

Whisk b-blade

Whisk blade (A ‑blade) – it is designed to stir and mix shakes, drinks, purees, and able to han­dle up to 2.65 quarts /3 L of liq­uids, 1.8 quarts/2 L of sal­ad dress­ing, and  0.45 quarts/0.5 L of max­i­mum batch­es. This blade must be run only at speed 1.
  • It is ide­al for emul­si­fy­ing liq­uids, sauces, creams, dress­ings, may­on­naise, or any oily ingredients;
  • Per­fect for whip­ping a thick or creamy consistency;
  • Mash­es potatoes;
  • Mix­es light doughs;

airating blade a-blade

Beater/aerating blade (A — blade) – this blade also could be called a beat­ing or aer­at­ing blades, and used for all recipes that need to be light and fluffy. The blender with B‑blade han­dles max­i­mum batch­es of up to 1 gallon/5 L Liquid,1.8 quarts/2 L of sauce, 5 eggs whites, or 0.45 quarts/0.5 L of cream.
  • Beats, aer­ates, blends egg-white and cream;
  • Makes per­fect meringue;
  • Ide­al for frappes, etc.;
  • Whip even low fat (1%) and non-dairy milk like oat or nut milk but the milk must be very cold just out of the freezer;
  • The whipped cream recipes may even con­tain fresh lemon juice and stay sol­id with­out curdling;

Motor Unit

bamix gastro

The blender han­dle is made of soft shat­ter­proof nylon which strong and durable and com­fort­able to hold. It is equipped with only two (2) speed but­tons and is designed to oper­ate with one hand.

How­ev­er, the key fea­tures of the gad­get are 200 watts, 120V 60Hz AC motor, and US-plug and have an effec­tive pow­er of about 1HP. Despite hav­ing only 200 watts it endures a very pow­er­ful torque. So the blender will retain a con­stant even when blend­ing ice or oth­er thick mix­tures. It has all cop­per wiring and all-met­al dri­ve con­nec­tions. It is bal­anced to reduce vibra­tion and ensure qui­et operation.

The high qual­i­ty of the motor is not sur­pris­ing as it is assem­bled in sev­er­al stages in the Bamix fac­to­ry locat­ed in Met­tlen, Switzer­land. Due to the going through pre­cise bal­anc­ing pro­ce­dure the blender does not vibrate dur­ing oper­at­ing and thus does not heat the hand while oper­at­ing at the high speed. Final­ly, all Bamix blender under­go a final 10-minute con­tin­u­ous run qual­i­ty test, and only after the human test it is decid­ed if it meets the standard.

Besides, the Bamix motor is designed for up to 5 min­utes of con­tin­u­ous use which is unlike any oth­er immer­sion blender on the mar­ket. While most of the immer­sion blender can run-up to the 1 min of con­tin­u­ous operation.

Design and Shaft

The Bamix is the orig­i­nal immer­sion blender and thus has a unique design. Unlike any oth­er hand blenders on the mar­ket which have remov­able shaft and attach­ments (such as whisk shaft, mul­ti­func­tion­al blade shaft, or mash­ing shaft), it comes with irre­mov­able shaft-body con­struc­tion and inter­change­able blades. The blades are designed to con­nect to the end of the shaft and are intend­ed for dif­fer­ent tasks.

The Gas­tro 200 has a nylon body and chrome-plat­ed brass shaft, the body nylon is not only heat resis­tant but also seals the inter­nal parts so its 1.8 inches/4.5cm part could be sub­merged into liq­uid safe­ly. Also, the nylon arear that is designed to sub­merge made of food-safe mate­r­i­al that will not leach any harm­ful chem­i­cals into your blending.

Speed Settings

The Gas­tro 200 blender comes with two (2) speed but­tons where the speed (1) runs at 12000 rpm and designed for all light, airy dish­es, and small food batch­es while speed two (2) runs at 17000 RPM and intend­ed for all vis­cous, firm ingre­di­ents and large food batch­es. There is no oth­er immer­sion blender on the mar­ket that has a high speed of 17000 RPMs even those that come with a much more pow­er­ful motor of 800 Watts.

Attachments and Accessories

Shaft and blades: The Gas­tro 200 fea­ture an irre­mov­able shaft and a set of inter­change­able blades. The 9.8 inches/25 cm shaft is made from chrome coat­ed brass with 1.8 inches/4.5 cm of the motor base that is safe to sub­merge in the liq­uids and extends the immer­sion sec­tion of the blender and allow the blender to be used in very deep con­tain­ers. There is no “lead­ed brass” mate­r­i­al used in blender con­struc­tion, all wiring made from cop­per thus no lead leach­ing into the food.

The set of blades include — Mul­ti-Pur­pose Blade (chops), whisk (blends), and beat­er (aer­ates). All blades are made from 18/10 stain­less steel and blunt by design (s‑blades slight­ly sharp­ened though) thus very safe to han­dle them. Blades are very high-qual­i­ty work­man­ship and fit pre­cise­ly into the shaft.

Wall hold­er — the wall hold­er is designed for stor­ing the blender and blades neat­ly, it also could be screwed to a wall.

Extra Attachments and Accessories

There is a range of option­al acces­sories avail­able to buy for this blender:

  • Grinder — 1 cup grinder for wet and dry ingredients.
  • Proces­sor – 1 cup capac­i­ty min­cer and grinder for wet and dry ingredients.
  • SliceSy – 3 cups mini food proces­sor that han­dles wet and dry food.
  • Slic­ing blade (S‑blade) – this blade does exact­ly the same job as the mul­ti­pur­pose blade (C‑blade) but able to cuts, chops and minces cooked or uncooked meat and fish, and firm veg­eta­bles. It is also per­fect for baby food that con­tains meat, fish, or raw veg­eta­bles. It can han­dle a max­i­mum of up to 1.1. lbs/500 g of meat or veg­gies per batch.
  • Set of 1.7 cups/400ml and 2.5 cups/600ml beakers.

Assembling, Dissembling, Using, and Cleaning

Assembling/disassembling: The Bamix Gas­tro 200 is very easy to assem­ble and dis­as­sem­ble. Since all blades are blunt (with only S‑blade slight­ly sharp­ened) it is safe to han­dle them. Each Gas­tro blade con­nect­ed to the shaft by sim­ply snatched it hol­low rid side over the dri­ve shaft stub, the hol­low rod has a lit­tle recess while the stub has a lit­tle pin when they the pin engage into the recess the con­nec­tion made secure.

To remove the blade, just pull it from the stub and slight­ly turn­ing to the side to dis­en­gage the recess from the pin.

Clean­ing: No Bamix Gas­tro parts are dish­wash­er safe. How­ev­er, it so easy to clean the user do not even require to clean in the dish­wash­er. The user requires just to sub­merge the shaft with the blade into the jug with clean water and run the blender for a few sec­onds, then rinse it under the run­ning water and remove the blade. It is also pos­si­ble to wash blades remov­ing them first. Since the Bamix shaft and body are oil and smell repel­lent, it does not even require the soap to clean the blender.

Noise

The Gas­tro 200 blender is very qui­et and releas­es a noise of only 50–60dB depend­ing on the pro­cess­ing ingredients.

Warranty

The Bamix Gas­tro 200 comes with Life­time Motor Guar­an­tee, 1 Year War­ran­ty on Parts and Acces­sories start­ing from the date of pur­chase. How­ev­er, this gad­get is very durable and eas­i­ly will last for over 15–20 years.

Dimensions

The Gas­tro 200 has a mod­er­ate size of 15.5”/39.5cm x 2.5”/65cm x 3.3”/77cm con­sid­er­ing immer­sion depth of 10.6”/27cm. With weights of only 2.2lbs /1 kg, it is the light­est pro­fes­sion­al blender on the market.

Country of Production

The Bamix Gas­tro 200 Blender’s all parts man­u­fac­tured and assem­bled in the Met­tlen Switzer­land. More­over, a human qual­i­ty check is car­ried out for every blender before it is released from the factory.

Set Includes

  • Motor base and shaft;
  • Mul­ti-Pur­pose Blade (C‑blade);
  • Whisk (B‑blade);
  • Beat­er (A‑blade);
  • Wall hold­er;
  • User man­u­al;
  • Recipe Book.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • High torque motor with low wattage safe energy;
  • All-met­al dri­ve con­nec­tion that ensures excep­tion­al dura­bil­i­ty of the blender;
  • Cop­per wiring and chrome-plat­ed shaft do not allow any chem­i­cal and lead leach­ing into the food;
  • Long wand and 1.8 inch­es of body unit safe for liq­uid sub­merg­ing than make easy oper­at­ing blender and extend the shaft length;
  • The very small size of attach­ments (only blades) that do not occu­py much stor­age space;
  • Light­est immer­sion pro­fes­sion­al blender on the market;
  • Ergonom­ic handle;
  • The 1.8 inch­es of the motor body is safe to be exposed to the liquids;
  • Very high speed of operation;
  • Blender is repairable;
  • A long war­ran­ty on the motor;
  • All mate­r­i­al is envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly and safe to con­tact with the food;
  • The shaft and blades are smell and oil repel­lent that makes it easy to clean;
  • 100% man­u­fac­tured in Switzerland;

Cons:

  • Expen­sive;
  • The shaft is not removable.

Price

The Bamix Gas­tro 200 blender is a pre­mi­um gad­get and has a high price tag.

Bamix G200 Gas­tro Pro‑2 Hand Blender, via Amazon

Summary

The Bamix Gas­tro 200 is a tru­ly ver­sa­tile and unique immer­sion blender. It is not only a rec­og­nized kitchen tool by most pro­fes­sion­al chefs but gen­uine­ly can do its job to the lev­el no oth­er immer­sion blender on the mar­ket can do. It is very durable easy to use and clean and takes lit­tle stor­age space as it does not include any bulky attach­ments but only inter­change­able blades.

Besides, it is ener­gy-sav­ing (200 Watts motor pro­duce up to 17000 RPMs speed) and envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly gad­get that built with 100% food-safe material.

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