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Braun Multiquick 5 Hand Blender Review | MQ505 and MQ537

Braun MultiQuik 5 Immersion Blender

Braun Mul­ti­quick 5 Hand Blender is an entry cord­ed lev­el Braun immer­sion blender that is avail­able in two mod­els MQ505 and MQ537 which have absolute­ly sim­i­lar tech­ni­cal para­me­ters by dif­fer­ing only by a selec­tion of attach­ments and acces­sories the set includes. The Braun Mul­ti­quick 5 Hand Blender is engi­neered in Ger­many and man­u­fac­tured in Poland.

Read our com­pre­hen­sive review to find out if this blender is what your kitchen will be ben­e­fit­ed from

Functionality

The Blender comes with 4 dif­fer­ent acces­sories that excel at var­i­ous tasks.

Blend­ing Shaft (includ­ed in MQ505 and MQ537 mod­el sets) is able to per­form the fol­low­ing func­tions:

  • Mak­ing Soup is a pri­ma­ry func­tion of the blend­ing shaft attach­ment, you can mesh boiled veg­gies such toma­toes, broc­coli or oth­ers, puls­es, beans, and even meat, this blender is pow­er­ful enough even to blend the meat, fish and oth­er pro­tein ingre­di­ents in the soup;
  • This attach­ment is per­fect for prepar­ing dips, sauces, sal­ad dress­ings, may­on­naise, the blender bell is pret­ty small so the min­i­mum liq­uid you can blend with it is about 2 inch­es above the bot­tom of the con­tain­er;
  • This attach­ment is very good for mak­ing Bul­let­proof Cof­fee;
  • The attach­ment will homog­e­nize soft and not stringy fruits and veg­gies well and make smooth­ies, pro­tein, and milk­shakes;

The Blend­ing Shaft bell is con­struct­ed with the patent­ed suc­tion tech­nol­o­gy that pre­vents splash­ing.

Whisker Attach­ment (MQ505 and MQ537 mod­el sets) is designed for the fol­low­ing func­tions:

  • Whip­ping cream, whip­ping beat­ing egg whites, yoks;
  • It is more than capa­ble to whisk egg whites into per­fect stiff peaks to pro­duce meringue;
  • It also able to mix sponge cakes and ready-mix desserts, whip­ping heavy cream into but­ter, and mak­ing may­on­naise whisk;

Puree Shaft (comes with MQ537 mod­el ONLY) is designed to per­form the fol­low­ing tasks:

  • Mash­ing only cooked veg­eta­bles and fruits such as pota­toes, sweet pota­toes, toma­toes, plums, and apples; the attach­ment has a flat wide base with holes on the top where the mashed veg­gies and fruits are pressed through and out of the attach­ment that allow the per­fect tex­ture of processed prod­ucts;

Chop­per Acces­so­ry (comes with MQ537 mod­el ONLY) is suits for fol­low­ing tasks:

  • Chop­ping meat, hard cheese, onions, herbs, gar­lic, veg­eta­bles, bread, crack­ers, nuts, and nuts, how­ev­er, it can process only small amounts and the bowl must be filed not more than by half, this attach­ment is not suit­able for mix­ing liq­uids.

You can use the Blend­ing Shaft attach­ment (505 and 537 mod­els) for mash­ing cooked pota­toes but the result is not per­fect, because you have to be care­ful with stain­less steel bell head that can dam­age the saucepan Teflon and the shape of the head is not designed to per­form this task per­fect­ly, for this pur­pose you should go for MQ537 option which includes Puree Shaft.

The Blend­ing Shaft is in gen­er­al not suit­able for pro­cess­ing ice and frozen ingre­di­ents, it may han­dle small chunks of ice (crushed before pro­cess­ing) and small frozen fruits, like black­ber­ries, blue­ber­ries, or crushed frozen rasp­ber­ries, how­ev­er, for prop­er pro­cess­ing of frozen ingre­di­ents you bet­ter use full-size pow­er­ful blender.

The Chop­per Acces­so­ry is not suit­able for mak­ing nut but­ter for this pur­pose you have to buy High-End blender, pow­er­ful food proces­sor, or hor­i­zon­tal sin­gle auger juicer with nut but­ter mak­ing attach­ment.

Motor Unit

braun multiquick 5 blender motor unit

The Braun Mul­ti­quick 5 blender’s main body is very light­weight, has a com­fort­able grip han­dle, and a very con­ve­nient speed set­ting loca­tion arrange­ment, so you can eas­i­ly oper­ate it with one hand only. It is made of mold­ed plas­tic and hous­es the motor part. The main body also fea­tures the two tabs on the sides to release the attach­ments parts.

All Braun Mul­ti­quick 5 Hand Blender comes with a high-qual­i­ty pow­er­ful 350 Watt Ger­man-engi­neered motor. How­ev­er, it has one draw­back – the plas­tic dri­ve gear that is not as durable as if it were the met­al one.

This blender is designed for a max­i­mum of 1 min con­tin­u­ous run­ning time, it must be cooled then for 4 min before resum­ing the oper­a­tion.

Speed Settings

Both mod­els are oper­at­ed at two speeds. The body fea­tures 2 but­tons the speed «I» and speed «II» (Tur­bo). The but­tons have a very con­ve­nient loca­tion on the body and are eas­i­ly oper­at­ed with one hand, you can press speed «I» with index and speed «II» fin­ger with the mid­dle fin­ger.

Attachments and Accessories

braun multiquick 5 lender acessories

Blender shaft – it is con­struct­ed as a one-piece acces­so­ry and includes the blend­ing shaft, bell, and blades with an approx­i­mate length of 6.5 inch­es, the entire shaft, bell, and blade are made of stain­less steel although the inside bell part looks a bit dif­fer­ent than oth­er parts it is stain­less steel, there is no part that con­tact with food made of plas­tic or oth­er mate­r­i­al;

Whisk acces­so­ry – it comes into pieces the Gear­box and Whisker and you have to assem­ble them before using, the length of assem­bled whisker and gear­box is 6.5 inch­es;

Beaker - the set includes BPPA-free plas­tic beaker with mea­sur­ing max line of 20 oz., so the liq­uid does not shoot up over the rim when you blend;

Puree acces­so­ry (the MQ537 mod­el only) – the acces­so­ry set comes in 3 parts the Gear­box, Puree shaft, and Pad­dle, the pad­dle has the hole on the top of it where the ingre­di­ents pushed out when it works, the shaft, gear­box, and pad­dle are made of plas­tic and only the blades are stain­less steel, the blade is flat and kind of S‑shaped on the edges;

Chop­per Acces­so­ry (the MQ537 mod­el only) – the set fea­tures the 2‑cup / 500 ml chop­per bowl, Chop­ping blade, Lid with gear, Anti-slip rub­ber ring that is going under the bowl to pre­vent it from mov­ing.

All acces­sories of Mul­ti­quick 5 and Mul­ti­quick 7 mod­els a not inter­change­able.

Assembling, Dissembling, Using and Cleaning

Assem­bling /Disassembling: The Braun blender is very easy and intu­itive to assem­ble, dis­as­sem­ble, oper­ate, and clean. The Blender Shaft comes in one piece and assem­bled just by con­nect­ing it to the motor unit until click and dis­as­sem­bled by releas­ing the Easy-Click but­tons on the motor unit to remove the shaft.

The Whisk Acces­so­ry comes in two parts, so you have to attach the whisk first to the gear­box, then align the motor unit with the gear­box part and push them togeth­er until they click and after use just dis­con­nect the gear­box from the motor unit by releas­ing the Easy-Click and pulling the whisk out of the gear­box.

The Puree Acces­so­ry (the 537 mod­els only) com­pris­es of three (3) parts – the shaft, the gear­box, and the pad­dle with blades. You have to con­nect the gear­box to the shaft by turn­ing it a clock­wise and then fit in the pad­dle to the oth­er side in the same way by turn­ing it in in a clock­wise direc­tion. You dis­as­sem­ble all parts the same way but turn­ing the oppo­site order.

The Chop­per Acces­so­ry (the 537 mod­els only) also con­sists of three parts — the bowl, the blade, and the lid with gear. To assem­ble the chop­per you place the blade on the spe­cial pin of the chop­per bowl, press it down and turn to locks into place, then align the chop­per with the motor unit. Now it is ready to oper­ate. Dis­as­sem­bling is very intu­itive and is done in the oppo­site order.

Using: All blender attach­ment is oper­at­ed by hold­ing one of the two speed and it stops oper­at­ing ones you release the speed but­ton.

Clean­ing: Clean­ing blender parts are also a breeze just rinse them under run­ning water or you can wash all the blender parts exclud­ing the motor unit, whisker, and chop­per gear­box­es in the dish­wash­er on the top rack. The motor unit and gear­box­es should be cleaned with wet cloths only.

Warranty

The Braun Mul­ti­quick 5 Hand Blender comes with a 3‑year lim­it­ed War­ran­ty and very help­ful Cus­tomer Sup­port. It is well built and engi­neered in Ger­many and accord­ing to the cus­tomers is most like­ly to last over 10years.

Dimensions

It is an extra light blender that weighs only 1.6 lbs with motor body and blend­ing shaft, has very com­pact sizes of only 2.2 x 2.2 x 15 inch­es, and comes with long enough cord of 58 inch­es.

Country of Production

The Braun Mul­ti­quick 5 Hand Blenders MQ505 and MQ537 are designed in Ger­many and man­u­fac­tured in Poland.

Set Includes

  • Motor unit with 2‑speed set­tings;
  • Blender shaft;
  • Whisk Acces­so­ry
  • Beaker
  • Puree Acces­so­ry (537 only)
  • Chop­per Acces­so­ry
  • User Man­u­al with recipes.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • It is a pow­er­ful blender fea­tur­ing the 350 Watts motor;
  • It is well built and easy to use with one hand;
  • The blenders equipped with patent­ed non-splash tech­nol­o­gy that works well;
  • Comes with var­i­ous acces­sories for mul­ti­ple func­tions;

Cons:

  • It has a plas­tic dri­ve gear;
  • The blender comes with the plas­tic beaker;

 Price

The Mul­ti­quick 5 MQ505 and MQ537 are the bud­get Hand Blender mod­els where the MQ505 comes with the Blender shaft, beaker, and Whisk acces­sories and the MQ537 has addi­tion­al Mash­er and Chop­per acces­sories. Both mod­els are avail­able at under $80 from most of the retail­ers.

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Summary

The Braun Mul­ti­quick 5 Hand Blender is a great bud­get option that pro­duces fine blend­ing results for most of the light blend­ing tasks includ­ing the soup emul­si­fy­ing, mak­ing a vari­ety of dips and dress­ings, Baby Food For­mu­la, and even soft­er ingre­di­ents smooth­ies. The whisker acces­sories per­form very well all the whip­ping and mix­ing tasks. The more expen­sive MQ537 mod­el also includes the Mash­er and Chop­per acces­sories that even expands the blender func­tions.

Besides, the blender is suc­cess­ful­ly oper­at­ing with­out splash­ing or suc­tion, so your kitchen will stay tidy no mat­ter what task you are per­form­ing. While the extra light­weight ergonom­ic soft-grip han­dle allows you to pre­pare the favorite recipes with­out extra efforts.

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