Best Bamix hand blender to buy today

Last updated Apr 19, 2019 at 2:10PM | Published on Apr 4, 2019

Bamix blenders

Bamix gastro white hand blender featuring wall holder and all four Bamix blades

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The Bamix product line explained

In our articles on the Swissline and Gastro we explain the background to the Bamix brand and why you would choose it in the first place. In light of recent changes to the marketing of the Bamix machines, its probably only going to get even more difficult to understand which is the best bamix to buy. So we felt its time to decipher the range for you.

When we first looked at this brand, we assumed the model name of the Bamix machine eg. Classic, Mono, Deluxe, Swissline, &  Gastro (all are on Amazon) described which blender stick you got (power, shaft length) . But no! The names are essentially describing a package of goods. There are actually only a few main blender stick machines, and the names of the ranges are actually meant to determine the accessories that are packaged up with the stick itself. So here we want to help explain what you get with each model, and help you choose the right model for your needs.

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Power, shaft length, colour

 

The main differences in the stick itself are the power wattage and colours. This means, for example, that you can go for a bamix classic but it can be offered with a different colour or power. Sometimes, although its rare, the accessories can change a little too so if a supplier is trying to get the edge on price they may be taking some accessories out. Conversely, they may want to appear to have price parity but actually offer more accessories for your money. Thankfully there are many suppliers on Amazon so you get to see all the offerings there. With all this, and the written internet errors, and different offerings under the same product name, and now the new packages coming out… we thought it’s time to give you the low down on the Bamix products.

We’ve spoken to shops selling it, and to Bamix wholesalers, both on the phone and face to face to get every little detail clarified.  We will keep updating this post but we think its best to explain the range names that have been around for a long time, and what you should get with each model. Then we will tell you our preferences.

Bamix model comparison

 

Power rating

The machine itself hasn’t really changed in 60 years! A testament to its amazing design. Essentially, the sticks cover 8 different powers worldwide from 120watt to 350watt.  Below 200W you will find different countries offer the Mono and Classic with varying powers from 140 upwards. Not everything is always available everywhere… we have even found that going directly into a country distributor. We promise… if you are a bit like we did,  you will probably keep going round in circles procrastinating and never get on with some fabulous bamix loving cooking and baking ! So just use this guide to help you choose the best possible choice when you are ready to buy … then grab it and love it ! We’re sure you will.

 

Speeds

140-160 watts: setting 1: 10000 – 11000 rpm, setting 2: 15000 – 16000 rpm

180 watts: setting 1: 11000 – 12000 rpm , setting 2: 16000 – 17000 rpm

200 watts: setting 1: 12000 rpm , setting 2: 17000 rpm

350 watts:  setting 1: 18000 rpm , setting 2: 22000 rpm

 

Shaft length

At the same time, we will group these into the 3 different shaft lengths available. Unlike some other brands where the stick can be separated from the engine part in the handle, you cannot actually do this with the Bamix models. So this means you cannot just change your shaft ( or wand or stick if you like) to a longer or shorter one. You have to choose the right shaft length at the beginning – you will see that most machines come with the standard length shaft as this is all that most cooks really need. Note that you can immerse the stick all the way up to the buttons.

  • standard shaft length = 5 ⅜” (5.8 inches) = approx. 14cm: can immerse up to 29.5cm
  • long shaft length = 7 ⅜” (8.6 inches) = approx.  19cm: can immerse up to 39.5cm
  • extra long shaft length = 11 ⅖” (11.4 inches) = approx.  30cm : can immerse up to 49.5cm

 

Bamix hand blender colours

Bamix now do over 18 colours but you will not be offered all the colours in all the powers or stick lengths or packages so don’t be tempted, unless thats your first priority!

To get our top choice, the Bamix Swissline (on Amazon) for our best hand held blender brands and models, we mix and matched the best of the power, colour choices, accessories and attachments, reviews, and price comparison.  Let’s talk about how exactly we did that further down.

 

 

 

 

Bamix hand blender models with the standard shaft length 

(all blue links are to Amazon)

    • Basic  (120 Watt) we rarely see this for sale
    • Classic  .125 model  (140-180 Watt), but we see it mostly at 140w
    • Mono – can be anything from 140-200 Watt, we mostly see it for sale at 140 or 160w
    • Deluxe .101 model (160-180 Watt) but we see it for sale mostly at 180w
    • Swissline / Colorline .100 model (200-250 Watt) but the 250W is a one off, so you will really only see the 200w
    • Classic Selection – (200 Watt) white or black set, like the swissline + a few more extras !
    • Luxuryline – 200 watt metallics range, not often seen
    • Superbox  .105 model (200-250 Watt)..same as for the SwissLine, you will see 200W mostly.
    • Gastro –  150 watt or 180watt model…you will rarely see the 180W ( a bit like the elusive 250w SwissLine), and the 150 Watt sells in the U.S. as the Pro-1 or G150 and is NSF approved

 

Bamix hand blender models with the long shaft length

      • Gastro .103 model  (200 Watt)… most popular gastro buy, also known i the U.S. as the Pro-2 or G200 and NSF approved.

 

Bamix hand blender models with the extra long shaft length

    • Gastro .106 model – (350 Watt)…Gordon Ramsey’s favourite apparently, also known in the U.S. as the Pro-3 or G350 and NSF approved.

 

Did you know… Bamix is the favourite for our 2 top UK Chefs…

    • Gordon Ramsey loves

      extra long shaft length and 350 Watt hand blender (Amazon)

    • Jamie Oliver loves

      standard shaft length 200 Watt hand blender (Amazon)

Accessories and attachments

For much more detail, and pictures, see our post dedicated to the Bamix accessories and attachments.

 

BLADES

If you get one blade its the multi-purpose one, if you get three its the multi-purpose, beater, and whisk. The fourth blade is the meat blade. Click on any of these links to see them on Amazon.

BEAKERS / JUGS

The beakers are 400ml and 600ml and usually come with a lid. The jug is 1000ml and no lid. We used to see a 900ml Jug with a lid but its rare to see it now. Below we will just say 0.4L, 0.6L, 1L to denote these are included.

STANDS

There are four types. A wall bracket, a SwissLine stand, a deLuxe stand, and Classic Selection stand.

 

GRINDING MILLS and PROCESSING UNITS

The small older grinder is a dry goods grinding mill, the processor is a newer wet / dry grinding mill that can also incorporate the extra pulverising disk. We find it unusual that it’s called a processor as it’s not the typical food processor with a feeder tube. The product called the SliceSy is the food processor container with chopper blade in the base and spinning graters and slicers in the upper part near the feeding tube. (Blue links are to Amazon)

What attachments you get with each Bamix hand blender

 

Bamix Basic Hand blender

Accessories included:     1 blade
(1 blade is: multipurpose blade) 

Bamix CLASSIC Hand blender

Accessories included:    1 blade
(1 blade is: multipurpose blade) 

Bamix MONO Hand blender

Accessories included:     3 blades + 0.6 Litre jug + Wall Bracket
(3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)

Bamix DELUXE Hand blender

Accessories included:  3 blades + Deluxe stand + grinder
(3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)

Bamix SWISSLINE and COLORLINE Hand blender

Accessories included:  3 blades +  1L +  SwissLine stand + processor 
(3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)

Bamix CLASSIC SELECTION Hand blender

Accessories included:  4 blades + 1L jug (+lid) + classic selection stand + wet/dry mill (processor) + powder disc, 400ml beaker + lid
(4 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater, meat /veg mincer)

Bamix SUPERBOX Hand blender

Note: the new Bamix baking set uses Colorline model to make the very same set as the Superbox. More details on the new marketing packages at the end of this page.

Accessories included:  4 blades + 1L + SwissLine stand + processor + sliceSY
(4 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater, meat /veg mincer, SliceSy blades: )

Bamix GASTRO Hand blender

Accessories included:       3 blades + Wall Bracket
(3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)

Which Bamix hand blender is your favourite ? 

 

We’re working on showing you pictures and links to all these models in your country, (along with the current UK price soon to give you an idea of the price range). In the mean-time, start with these three beauties. Just click through the Amazon button to your own country site. You can see what’s available from there. If it’s not displayed that’s because we didn’t find something to show you in that range right now. Don’t worry, we’ll keep checking and updating for you.

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Bamix Classic Stick Blender

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Bamix Mono Stick Blender

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Bamix Deluxe Stick Blender

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braun MQ9087x hand blender set

Bamix SwissLine / Colorline Blender Set

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braun MQ9087x hand blender set

Bamix Classic Selection Blender Set

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Bamix Superbox Blender Set

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Conclusion : so which Bamix did WE buy and why?

Let’s consider all the important criteria…

Power

We would go for minimum 160w as we were talking directly with Bamix and it seems you will need this power to work well with the latest accessories like the SliceSy. So if we wanted to keep that option open, that means a Mono or Classic at 160W. We wanted more than one blade included though so that cuts the Classic out.

180W is an option but this power seems to come mostly with the deluxe package. See below in ‘accessories’ why we rule that out for ourselves! 

Basically the higher the power, the faster it works and we feel it gives the better option to grow with any new Bamix accessories. You are going to have this machine for quite a while ! 

The Mono would be the obvious best value price choice here, but personally we would go with a 200 watt. So read on.

Shaft length

The shortest still sucks up in deep pans, so length is not as much of an issue as you might initially think. Bamix demos convinced us on this one.

We have heard from a Bamix seller that owners of the gastro 350 can find it so long that it gets knocked over too much… so you need to put it back on the stand when it’s not in use. Good to learn. Maybe that’s why the gastro 200 is a more popular model in that range. It also explains why the stands are so important to use and not leave your Bamix standing on its own.

There must be a good reason why every other machine, apart from the gastro range, just comes in the standard length. Basically the  machine is so powerful that it sucks the food up so easily so you don’t have to go to the bottom of the pan. 

We were originally only going for the gastro 200 but this research opened up the possibilities again to choose from any range !

Bamix cord ( cable )

straight or curly, or cordless… we prefer curly which you get with the Swissline,  Colorline, Superbox, and the Gastro range.

Price

Bamix is not a bargain basement brand ! You will find the lowest prices start with the lowest powered models in the household hand blender range. The prices go up as you add increase power and speeds, and accessories or attachments, The most expensive models are the commercial range like the gastro, and at the top comes the complete household sets like the  Superbox. If you buy a set like this ( or the Classic Selection), it works out cheaper than buying all the individual parts, so if you can afford it all at once, or its a gift… go for a set !

(The Luxury line is gold based so it stands out on its own with respect to price – it’s not easy to find either the product for sale or the price ! ) 

Colour

Bamix actually produces well over 20 colours, but you don’t see all the colours out for sale very easily!

The Mono and Classic ranges come in basic red, white, black.

The deluxe edition adds in a silver.

The gastro range is white  / grey or black.

So its only when you get to the 200W and sets that other colours get to be an option. The classic selection is the exception as it comes in black or white.

There is a range called Colorline which has 18 bright colours but its machine and accessories pack is essentially the Swissline. So if you can’t find what you want on Amazon under Bamix Swissline, try the search phrase Bamix Colorline. The luxury range is for a bling kitchen 🙂

Overall, we’d say stick with a classic colour –  this machine will last you through many decades of kitchen decor changes.  Black, white / cream and red are the most common colours throughout the ranges.

As we simplify our own lives and our kitchen now, we probably don’t need every accent to be red, so we would go for white, grey, or silver! Aoibheann uses spices a lot and a darker colour helps avoid showing those turmeric or saffron splashes!

Attachments

You should have 3 blades minimum and most models come with these. for the chopping mills – we like the wet / dry mill known as the “processor” better than its pre-decessor the “grinder” ( just a dry processor ). For this reason we don’t go for the Deluxe range because it only comes with the grinder. It’s worth noting that the pulverising disk also only fits into the wet/dry processor too.

The Superbox is essentially the Swissline + the SliceSy, plus the extra meat blade and a few beakers, so you get the FULL set, but the range of colours can be more limited.

Adding the SliceSy makes the Bamix into the world’s smallest and most powerful hand held food processor! We want one of these too, but honestly the SwissLine is enough – for now – especially if you already have a food processor, or a decent grater and set of knives and time to do it manually.

Bamix Stand

 You definitely need one because inside the shaft is a lubricant that needs to be evenly spread when the hand blender is resting, so it needs to sit on a stand.

An expensive mistake if it falls over regularly which is a reason also to stick with the standard length shaft. We liked all the stands so didn’t have a preference. Its not always easy to buy it separately though so this is also why we like the SwissLine.

Here is what we bought, and the thinking behind it.

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We bought the Swissline Colorline, in anthracite grey as it happens. It was a colour that was available when we were ready to buy,  and we fell in love with it having seen it also at a local dealer.  To be honest we would have had any grey, or white, ( black or red as a second choice ) – as we felt these colours would go in any kitchen and seeing as we were more mobile these days we aren’t going to know what each kitchen will look like.
If we had been looking for a great entry level hand blender, we would have chosen the Bamix Classic. If we wanted less than 160 Watt model, we would choose the Mono. If we want 160 Watts or more, we could have chosen between the Classic, Mono, or Deluxe. We would choose the Mono if possible as it has the 3 blades and wall bracket, (and depending on the price difference between that and the classic). You can buy the blades and some of the stands separately. We didn’t want the deluxe because we would prefer a wet / dry mill with powder disk to just the wet grinder (and personally, we didn’t dig the deluxe stand as much as the others.)

However, we actually wanted more power,  and decided on 200 Watts. If we were choosing a gastro model, we would have gone for the gastro 200, simply because we didn’t need the longest length and the gastro 350 was another 0.25 kg heavier. In fact, we were now convinced that we didn’t need any more than the standard length, given the vortex suction the Bamix is so great at.

We wanted the curly cable,  and the processor for spice grinding.  In an ideal world, Aoibheann would have liked the Superbox to have it all…  but the Swissline set is very attractive, and we didn’t need the beakers at the time. (She still wants the SliceSy to this day though… but that would make another nice gift… guess who’s writing this bit hehe !)

Having the mini processor ( wet / dry mill) excited us, to be able to make icing sugar from granulated in seconds, reduce nuts and seeds and chocolate to powder! So we bought the powder disk separately, when we realised we need that to pulverise hard spices like cloves for Christmas food and a healthy gum poultice ! We didn’t see theClassic selection model at the time we wanted to buy – otherwise this would have been another, perhaps even better option. So if you see that set, go for it !

 

See Bamix Customer Reviews on Amazon in your country.

 

 

  1. We will take you to the Bamix product page on Amazon
  2. Click on REVIEWS and enjoy the read !

Some information on the new Bamix packages

We would say, new marketing packages, rather than new models.

Bamix don’t really need to do much more to make their product better so it makes sense that they are essentially packaging them up to show you more easily what you can do with a bamix stick blender.  So, in effect, it is more focused marketing packages aimed at men, women, young families, bling etc ( the bbq, babyline, toGo, baker range etc).  Watch this space for more news… but the main product remains essentially the same.

Personally, we know what we like already, so we don’t need it to be dressed up in different ways. In our bamix attachments and accessories article, we go into each package below and show you alternative accessories. So you can achieve the same end by create the equivalent, or even better sets yourself !

Bamix JAMIE OLIVER

First of all the power  – is it 120/140 or 200watts ? For many many months around the launch in 2018, the main Swiss Bamix website Germany said 120, Holland said 200, UK said nothing… now they all say 200 watts and we are sure thats the one !  So if you are still getting any misleading information, rest easy, we’ve been and visited it and it’s 200watts 🙂 Essentially this is the Swissline / ColorLine model, in Anthracite Grey colour + a Jamie Oliver signature on it, and a recipe book by Jamie too. If you find any links online in 2019 that still haven’t updated the speeds, please let us know. Every time we spot one, we try to rectify it. The speeds should be the same as the Swissline  ( i.e. up to 17,000rpm). To see what other chefs are using or endorsing, have a look at our celebrity hand blenders here.

Bamix Babyline model

An 8 piece set (a deluxe model blender by all accounts, deluxe stand, 3 blades, 200w, 400ml beaker w/lid, 220ml glass container w/lid, with recipe booklet to produce healthy baby food. ) So what you are getting extra here is the glass container and recipe booklet.

Bamix Colorline

Not new but worth explaining a little more here. Essentially colourful versions of the SwissLine. 200 watts ( M200 model) …available in 18 colours.

Bamix Configurator

We’ve heard serious rumour of this from head office, but not seen it as yet (create your own and unique Bamix online). So this is what we are trying to help you do anyway . Head over to the bottom of the Bamix Attachments and accessories page to see how we have helped you configure your own great packages with Bamix and other high quality accessories we have curated for you.

Bamix Luxuryline

Not so new but worth explaining a little more here. 24 carat gold plated kitchen appliances plus more gilted metallics for the bling set ! Outstanding.

Bamix BBQ / Grill & Chill

Perhaps made for the outdoor cooking men (recipe booklet with best rubs/ marinades / sauces for BBQ, and branded apron included). Women bbq too ! Check out our unisex BBQ aprons on the Bamix Accessories page too.

Bamix BAKING

More than 40 recipes in a booklet for sweet and salty pastry. You should know that this is the same set as the Superbox set, but in a gorgeous cream colour !

Bamix toGo

The idea here is to produce your smoothie in the thermo jug directly. The “bamix toGo” model is essentially the bamix 200 watt machine, with a new 500ml stainless steel thermos flask and a smoothie recipe book. Personally we love these mira stainless steel thermos jars on Amazon. It’s 400ml, powder-coated and so pretty… and versatile ! You can use it for hot or cold breakfast bowls, lunches etc. And, there are 7 colours so you can probably choose a favourite colour to tone in with your own Bamix !

Looks like it launches into space at 0:15… or is it just my vivid imagination ?

Paul and Aoibheann

Well that´s all we can tell you about the Bamix range and its accessories and similar products… for now! We can’t help tweaking ad updating so keep checking in.  If you have any questions or thoughts, please put them in the comments box below. If we have excited you about the Bamix, please go onto Amazon and check the prices in your country . We know we made a great decision in buying one, so we hope you become a bamix buddy too !! Thanks for reading this far.

2 Comments

  1. Leticia

    Hi, I am looking for a Swissline model 250 watt since I will give it a lot of use but it is very hard to find. Why? Where can I buy latest models being produced?.I understand the model may vary Little though i would rather buy one model being produced in 2018 rather than in 2012 for example. I have seen in The Kitchen One a Black/White special edition Swissline model but it doesn´t seem as a Swissline model in appearence rather it looks like a Classic model in its rounded curvy not striped shape…is it a new versión or and old versión??

    It is urgent. I am really looking forward to acquiring one and in Amazon they all seem older versions from 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017..

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    • admin

      Hi Leticia, thanks for your query. You won’t find as many of the 250W SwissLine because it was made as a limited edition. So we imagine also that means it was produced then and not any more now, which is perhaps why you see it made in 2012 not 2018. Can you tell me what you mean by “the kitchen one” we don’t follow that ? For the colours, we also have seen mostly all black, or black and white stripe versions. Can you tell me where are you based i.e. Which country? so we can look into this more for you.

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