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Braun Multiquick 5 Hand Blender Review | MQ505 and MQ537

Braun MultiQuik 5 Immersion BlenderBraun 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 unitThe 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 acessoriesBlender 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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