Best Bamix hand blender to buy today
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Why is Bamix the best ?
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. Bamix was the original immersion blender, and is still the best ! In our opinion, it’s the perfect size, weight, and really powerful. We can use it to blend a cocktail in a glass, and equally in a pan of boiling soup. We love to pulverize hard spices, knock up a latté, make a jam, a mayonnaise, or a meringue in seconds. So we want you to enjoy it too.
However, in light of recent changes to the marketing of the Bamix machines, it looks like there are loads more on the market now, and as a result, 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.
What makes the Bamix blender so different to other immersion blenders ?
Looks like it launches into space at 0:15… or is it just our vivid imagination ?
video: see a Bamix blender in action, inside and out !
The Bamix product line explained
When we first looked at this brand, we assumed the model name of the Bamix machine eg. Classic, Mono, Deluxe, Swissline, & Gastro (all on Amazon) only related to a different type of blender stick (with respect to power, shaft length, colour) . But no ! In fact, 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 one for your needs right now. So there’s nothing stopping you making a decision today !
Comparing Bamix to Braun, there are five different Braun MultiQuick ranges and many of the parts are not interchangeable, whereas the bamix range is much more modular. The great thing about Bamix is that there aren’t too many accessories, and you can also add most of them afterwards. We have even looked at alternative accessories for you here.
Where to buy your Bamix blender
You will not find every model in every shop in every country – not even by going directly to a country distributor ! We promise we have tried to do this, and we’ve lived in a few different countries. So we are trying here to save you doing what we did… keep going round in circles, procrastinating and never getting on with the best bit once you buy one, i.e. some fabulous bamix loving cooking and baking ! So, just use this guide to help you choose the best possible model that is available when you are ready to buy … then click over to Amazon where we find the best and most appropriate ranges on offer at the moment, grab one and love it ! We’re sure you will.
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Bamix model comparison
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.
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!
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. 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. Thankfully there are many suppliers on Amazon so you get to see all the offerings there.
We will keep updating this post but we think its best to first explain the range names that have been around for a long time, and tell you what you should get with each model. Then we will tell you our preferences, and more about the newer products just out since 2018.
Power and Speeds
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. Other models tend to just be sold mostly at their most popular power e.g. the Swissline 200Watts, or the Deluxe 180watts. If you see the letter ‘M’ followed by a number then this is usually the power rating you’re buying e.g. M150 in the USA and Canada for the Professional model, or the M200 for the 200Watt Swissline model in the U.K.
Here are the relevant speeds relating to all the Bamix power ratings.
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
Bamix blender shaft lengths
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
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Bamix hand blender models with the standard shaft length
- Basic (120 Watt) we rarely see this for sale
- Classic .125 model (140-180 Watt), but we see it mostly at 140w
- Mono (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 – (180watt) – you will rarely see this one ( a bit like the elusive 250w SwissLine). This sells as the NSF approved 150 Watt Pro-1 (also known as G150 ) in the U.S. and Canada.
- NEW packages like the Jamie Oliver Bamix, Babyline Bamix and Baking Bamix were introduced in 2018 and all have the standard length shaft. However, they are essentially the same models as above, with perhaps some extra accessories packaged up for target markets. We have a complete section on this below !
Bamix hand blender models with the long shaft length
- Gastro .103 model (200 Watt)… the most popular gastro buy, also known in the U.S. and Canada 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. and Canada as the Pro-3 or G350 and is NSF approved.
Which Bamix blender do our top 2 top UK Chefs use ?
Gordon Ramsey loves
the extra long shaft length as used in the gastro 350 Watt stick blender (Amazon)
Jamie Oliver loves
the standard shaft length, as used in the deluxe / swissline/ colourline 200 Watt stick blenders (and the Jamie Oliver Bamix on Amazon)
Accessories and attachments
Attachments are the pieces that you stick attaches to, in order to work ( e.g. blades and processing units). Accessories are the extras that make using the Bamix easier ( eg jugs, beakers, stands). Here is a summary of the different accessories and attachments across the whole range. For much more detail, and pictures, see our post dedicated to the Bamix accessories and attachments.
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 and 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.
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)
Which attachments are included with a Bamix blender ?
The Bamix Basic Hand blender is rarely seen for sale and includes only 1 blade ( the multi-purpose blade). Click through the red Amazon buttons below to your own country site to see any of the other models for sale there. If your country is 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. ( Gastro range coming soon )
Bamix Classic Stick Blender
1 blade (1 blade is: multipurpose blade)
Bamix Mono Stick Blender
3 blades + 0.6 Litre jug + Wall Bracket (3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)
Bamix Deluxe Stick Blender
3 blades + Deluxe stand + grinder (3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)
Bamix SwissLine / Colorline Blender Set
3 blades + 1L + SwissLine stand + processor (3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)
Bamix Classic Selection Blender Set
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 Blender Set
4 blades + 2 beakers (400ml and 600ml) + 1L jug + SwissLine stand + processor + powder disk + sliceSY (4 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater, meat /veg mincer, + SliceSy blades)
Bamix Gastro Blender Sets
3 blades + wall bracket (3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater blade )
So which Bamix did WE buy and why ?
We’ll let you in on the model name in just a second, but first of all let’s follow our own buying guide and look at what we wanted from each of the important categories.
The 7 things that helped us narrow down the choice
To get our top choice, the Bamix Swissline (on Amazon), we mixed 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.
We decided we wanted minimum 160w as we were talking directly with a Bamix distributor, 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 the deluxe out for ourselves ( personal style !)
The Mono would be the obvious best value price choice here, but personally we were inclined to go with a 200 watts. So read on.Basically the higher the power, the faster it works and we feel it gives the better option to grow with any new Bamix accessories. We’re going to have this machine for quite a while !
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.
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 ! )
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!
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 accessory
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 started the process looking at the gastro model, because of the power and the longer shaft length but after much discussion with suppliers we realised we didn’t actually need the longer length so this opened up a lot more options! 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. However because we wanted 160 Watts or more, we could have chosen between the Classic, Mono, or Deluxe. We started by thinking we would choose the Mono if possible, as it has the 3 blades and wall bracket, (and depending on the price difference we found 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.)
We still 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. Now we were convinced that we didn’t need any more than the standard length, given the vortex suction the Bamix is so great at. So we looked at other models that could give us 200Watts?
The wee deciding factors
This is where it becomes a bit personal ! We wanted the curly cable, and the processor for spice grinding. We didn’t want to have to put the wall bracket up in every place we stayed and it would be great not to have to buy the stand separately. So in an ideal world, Aoibheann would have liked the Superbox to have it all… but we didn’t need the beakers at the time, and so the attractively priced Swissline set gives everything we needed. ( We already have a mandoline for slicing, but Aoibheann still wants the SliceSy to this day though for bigger processing and baking… that would make another nice gift… guess who’s writing this bit hehe !)
So we bought…
The Swissline Colorline, 200W, 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. It also happens to be the same colour as the new Jamie Oliver bamix. 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 would look like.
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 even make a healthy gum poultice ! ) We didn’t see the Classic 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 too, usually in white or black, then go for it !
Paul and Aoibheann
New Bamix products for sale.
Some information on the new Bamix packages – we would call these products 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.
All bright blue links below take you to Amazon products so that you can see what’s actually the box sets, and find the best deals there today.
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 also go into each package and show you alternative accessories that you can buy to suit them. So you can achieve the same end by creating the equivalent, or even better sets yourself !
Bamix Jamie Oliver Blender Set
3 blades + Deluxe stand + recipe booklet by Jamie Oliver (3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater )
3 blades + 400 ml beaker with lid + baby food container + Deluxe stand + baby food recipe booklet (3 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater)
Bamix Baking box Blender Set
4 blades + 2 beakers (400 ml and 600 ml) + 1L jug + SwissLine stand + processor + powder disk + sliceSY + baking recipe booklet (4 blades are: multi-purpose blade, whisk, beater, meat /veg mincer, + SliceSy blades)
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 200W, UK said nothing… now they all say 200 watts and we are sure thats the one ! We still see some box set machines for sale with the 120W detail. So if you are still seeing any misleading information, rest easy, we’ve been and checked out the machine at a Bamix distributor, and it’s definitely 200watts 🙂
Essentially this machine is the Bamix Deluxe package in terms of whats included, and is the highest wattage you can get in the Deluxe – although we rarely ever see the Deluxe sold at higher than 180W. However the colour is not from the Deluxe range, it’s from the Swissline / ColorLine model. The colour is Anthracite Grey and has a large Jamie Oliver signature on it. The box set includes a recipe book by Jamie too. It’s available in the U.K. and Europe. If you can’t get the Jamie Bamix model itself, just go for the Deluxe ( if you want that stand), the Colorline (if you want that colour) , or the Swissline ( if you just want that speed + get the processor and swissline stand instead )
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.
A cute 8 piece set (a Bamix deluxe model blender by all accounts, includes the 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. We really like that they haven’t offered a low power here ( just because it’s for baby food ). The 200 Watt is what we chose so we know you will have such fun with it from baby food to adult cocktails and healthy nut and spice mixes.
Click the blue link to Amazon above to see it in your country. In Canada, you’ll probably find the recipe book in French, in Australia there was no babyline model, but the link will take you to something we couldn’t resist showing you – a really pretty baby pink 200w colourline model which we love.
Not so new, but getting more coverage now so it’s but worth explaining a little more here. Essentially this product is simply more colourful versions of the SwissLine. 200 watts ( M200 model). It’s available in 18 colours.
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 box set
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 !
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 !
More gilted metallics for the bling set ! Outstanding. It’s 24 carat gold and is the beautiful picture featured on our main hand blender summary page. ! It’s not so new too but you don’t hear of it often so we thought we’d let you know.
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.
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.
Which Bamix hand blender is your favourite ?
Do let us know your first impressions on what you see here, or if you have a Bamix already , please let us know what you have… and why ! Just use the comments box below, we’d love to know what made you make your choice.