Best Braun hand blender to buy today
discover the differences between the MultiQuick series ( MQ 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 ) hand blenders.
Discover the best hand blender for healthy cooking, for baby food blending, the most powerful,and the best packages
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Top 3 reasons why we would buy a Braun hand blender
The most popular entry level models
Which one is the best value to buy today ?
Understanding the MultiQuick range (colours, material, speed & power)
What you can do with the Braun hand blender (numbers, names, and hand blender attachments)
Braun MQ 9 series
Braun MQ 7 series
Braun MQ 5 series
Braun MQ 3 series
Braun MQ 1 series
Appendix: helpful conversions
Appendix: why we wrote this page !
It’s easy to stay healthy with this Braun hand blender.
We can’t wait to tell you all the reasons why we love Braun hand blenders, but before we go there, we are finally so proud to see them introduce their latest new vegetable spiralizer model as part of Braun’s biggest and most popular multiquick range, the MQ 5 series.
- So is it now the best spiraliser you can buy ? Braun claims it does its spiralizing 35% faster than any other stand-alone electric spiralizer.
- It features the easyclick attach and detach system (just squeeze either side and the leg comes away from blender body), so you can go from spiralling to blending, chopping or pureeing in a matter of seconds.
- You can also increase the functionality by adding the other accessories and attachments Braun offer for whisking, mashing and food processing.
So finally you can have the full set – you can have it all !
An all-in-one hand blender and spiralizer and smoothie ice crushing jug.
Introducing… the latest, cool looking MQ5064 black and blue ( or MQ5060 white and blue) FIT range -to help us all deliver healthier meals ( you know, courgette spagetti, carrot ribbons, cucumber noodles and all that kind of thing ! )
It features an electric spiralizer which, by the way, is also part of the 1.25 Litre chopper jug attachment… strong enough even to chop ice !
The black model is aptly named SHAPE, and the white one TWIST.
MQ 5064 Specifications
1 hand speed control of 21 Speeds + turbo button
Powerful 750 Watts (UK and Europe) = 400 Watts (USA and Canada)
EasyClick action – to release and connect all attachments
Powerbell Plus – extra knife on blender leg blade to cut bigger pieces
Splashcontrol – special shaped bell end to reduce splatter.
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Our top 3 reasons to buy a MultiQuick hand blender
We really feel you should know, apart from Braun always producing a quality product, our top reasons for loving our own Braun hand blender are:
1. the soft grip slim body
2. the easyclick way to attach and detach the blender leg / shaft,
3. the light weight
The ultra light weight doesn’t apply to all the blenders in the multiquick range however, and we have scoured every single one available to buy anywhere we can find it online, all over the world ! Our own Bamix blender is also lighter than most, but the particular Braun MultiQuick 5 series one we have is one of the lightest and is about 200g even lighter than our Bamix ! A slim handle and light weight are so important to many users – say with small, weak or arthritic hands, for seniors, or tired mums perhaps handling a baby in one arm and the hand blender in the other !
So right now and in the next section, let’s bring you some of our favourites on offer with these qualities -based on price and best value for money, attachments, and availability.
Choosing the right hand blender for you
Apart from this new MQ 5 model, the MultiQuick 9 series is the most recent and technically advanced, and the MQ 7 series in between, introduced the best range of packages with its food processing bowl and ice crushing jug.
In our in depth review of the MultiQuick 9 series hand blenders, and the MQ 9097 and 9087x in particular, you can see of course that these are the highest end models from Braun. Of course we love the extra technology in the MQ 9 series that means you have more power and a much more active blade ( the blade on the end of the blender shaft literally bounces up and down to make mashing and chopping about 40% faster and easier).
However, that doesn’t mean it’s the best one for you – the MQ 9087x isn’t the one we actually happen to have ourselves, probably because of timing, and we also have our own Bamix blender now so we have all the power we need.
So, it all depends on your current circumstances and your needs of course. Our own Braun hand blender is not that old, and from the popular MultiQuick 5 series. But we know from your feedback, that quite a few people still have an old Braun hand blender – even about 20 years old ! Still just about working ok but not very powerful, and we know some attachments have broken bits so maybe this the time to dive back into the hand blender world and upgrade to this latest healthy model.
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The most popular entry level Braun hand blenders.
As you can see the MQ 5 range has been the most popular for entry level, but the MultiQuick MQ 7 series is now a series competitor !
Still the best value entry level Braun in the USA and Canada – it comes with the 600ml jug and the whisk attachment. In Europe, this is not available so we will take you to the best equivalent model for you, the MQ 520 which comes with the jug and the small 350ml chopper attachment (instead of the whisk).
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MQ Baby ( MQ 523 )
The most ultra light Braun is the MQ 523 baby, ( about another 100g lighter than ours ! ) and as well as the 600ml beaker and the small 350ml / 1.5 cup chopping bowl. You also get a helpful 9 piece silicone freezer tray and spatula for preparing your baby food.
To be honest, these are just an extra bonus and the ultra light weight is also really appealing for seniors, anyone, not just for babies. The package and price make it a great entry level model for anyone !
Braun tout an amazing statistic in Europe that “98% of German mothers would recommend the MQ Baby to their best friend” !
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MQ 735 Sauce
This MQ 7 series blender has the smart button that you squeeze for more speed, the child safety lock and the premium black finish. The chopping bowl with this set is the medium ( 500ml / 2 cup) one. The MQ725 is essentially the same but the chopping bowl is 350ml. It has exactly the combination of attachments we have to make sauces, soups, dips, smoothies, mayonnaise & dressings, quick smooth ice creams etc.
The models ending in 25 and 35 digits are very popular. We prefer the ‘Sauce’ models ending in 35 because the chopping bowl is bigger. (e.g. MQ735, MQ535, MQ5035 (vario).
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Understanding the Braun hand blender range.
With the MultiQuick range, you have several product lines – MQ 1, 3, 5 ,7 and 9 Series. Yes there are , or I should say, more, like the MQ 4 range but whilst the MQ 3 and 5 attachments can be seen available to fit the MQ 4 hand blenders, I have never seen an MQ 4 blender for sale.
Within the MQ 3 and MQ 5 series, they are also subdivided into Braun MQ3 VARIO with an 11 speed wheel and MQ5 VARIO series with a 22 speed wheel, on the top of the handle. There are even a few MultiQuick 5 hand blenders that start with MR not MQ e.g. the MR 5555 MCA model.
So the complication comes to a peak in the MQ 5 range, because this was a changing time with Braun’s offerings. It is the largest, most popular, and most complicated range to decipher. (… but it was worth it !) . It’s interesting that the new Spiralizer model was added to this range too ( May 2019). This year ( 2020), we are seeing 1000Watt MQ 52xx models coming… but not yet. So Braun seem to be developing the MQ 5,7, and 9 series most.
Braun hand blender colours
The colours started with white, with a grey or green button on the one speed one button MQ 1 series. Then on to white, with a blue or grey button covering on the 2 speed MQ3 series.
The MQ 5 series shows the greatest range of colours – from an almost full grey top to the new all black look body and steel shaft (leg), followed by an offering of some models in both colours ( black on black, and grey on white). Now to the latest offering in either black or white, with a bright blue button area and accent line lower down at the easy click spot.
The black colour is carried on into the MQ7 series, but with a bright green accent on the button, to show off the new smart speed technology when you press the button. The MQ 9 series continues the black with green accent theme by adding a green line at the bottom of the body to show off the new active blade area.
Hand blender material
The MQ 1 and MQ 3 series use mainly plastic as the main material, with a stainless steel blade of course. The MQ 3 series moves at some points from the plastic shaft to a steel one. The plastic top and steel leg or shaft as we know it, then continue as the main materials in the MQ 5, 7 and 9 series. The 600ml jug or beaker and other such parts are made of BPA free material, and are dishwasher proof.
Braun start with one speed on the MQ 1 series, 2 speeds on the MQ 3 series. The 11 speed variable speed wheel is introduced on the top of the MQ 3 VARIO series, and the two buttons still used on the handle – one for turning the speed on or off and one for turbo pulsing action.
The MQ 5 continues with this 2 button 2 speed style on the MQ 5 and 2 button turbo + variable speed wheel on top of the MQ 5 VARIO series – this time with 22 speeds. Still some of the most popular models – the MQ 523 baby and MQ 505 shown above have the 2 speed option.
The variable speed wheel disappears on the MQ 7 and 9 series and is replaced with a variator button for speeds. This is the new smartspeed button where you just squeeze more to increase the speed.
Here is what we found for power – we’re listing UK / European power below but you’ll find it can vary around the world.
For instance, 600 Watts UK is usually 350 Watts USA, 750 Watts UK usually 400 Watts USA, and 1000 Watts UK usually 700 Watts USA.
We have seen that sometimes you will find UK / European models for sale in the USA / Canada but read the user comments – it seems a simple convertor or transformer works perfectly. So with Amazon you can access more than just the models made only for the U.S. market.
The MQ 1 series has a power of 450 Watts (UK), the MQ 3 series started with 550Watts ( UK) , moving on to 700 Watts (UK) for most of the variable speed models, but the more recent ones… the 4 digit ones beginning with ’31’ , i.e. the MQ 3100 Vario Smoothie +, MQ3126 spice, and MQ3137 sauce all have 750 Watts (UK).
The MQ 5 series 2 speed models have a power of 600 Watts (UK), and the 22 variable speed models have 750 Watts (UK).
All the MQ 7 series have 750 Watts (UK) , and the MQ 9 series models have 1000 Watts (UK) which is why their main selling point as the most powerful hand blender workhorse.
What you can use each Braun hand blender for
The model names and numbers give you the best clue as to what that hand blender will do for you. In fact, it’s also a bit of marketing flim flam because of course as you go up the range, you can do more than just that one thing the name suggests. So look at the name as representing what the main, or latest attachment to be added. e.g. the name “Purée” and the number ‘7’ on the end, both show that ‘masher’ attachment has been added to the set.
Braun hand blender model numbers – what they mean.
We have so much to tell you on these but for here’s a little summary. They all start with MQ followed by the number of the series e.g. MQ 5. There will be either 3 numbers altogether, or 4 more numbers. The MQ 1 series has 3 numbers ( e.g. MQ 100), the MQ 3 and MQ 5 series both have both either 3 and 4 digits – usually the 4 digit models belong to the variable speed VARIO ranges. The MQ 7 series has 3 digits, and the MQ 9 series has 4 !
We’re trying to work out a pattern for these numbers and so far we have come up with a few interesting observations e.g. models with a 25 on the end include the small chopper ( 1.5 cup / 350 ml), and 35 means the medium one ( 2 cup / 500 ml) is included e.g. MQ 525 and MQ 535. If this last 5 then changes to 7 on the end ( e.g. MQ 725, MQ 727 ) then a masher is added to that package.
We saw earlier that in the MQ 3 series, the 1 as the second digit went with models that had the highest 750 W power in that range. In the MQ 5 series, for models where both white and black colours are offered, we see the 4 digit code has the second digit as 0 for white, and 1 for black e.g MQ 5037 and MQ 5137. Let’s see if Braun keep these patterns up !
We haven’t figured out why some models have an X on the end, but will let you know when we do. If you see a + on the end, it usually means another attachment or accessory has been thrown into the package for you. Sometimes the colours are denoted with a BK for black or WH for white at the end of the model name.
Braun hand blender model names – what they mean.
SOUP, DIP, CURRY ( yes really – a steel shaft so you don’t get turmeric stains ! ) for the basic model
SMOOTHIE for a variable speed basic model
CREAM if you have the whisk attachment
PESTO or PASTA if you have the small chopper bowl
BABY with the spatula and silicone freezer tray to store your blended baby food
PUREE if you add the masher attachment
OMELETTE ( or OMELET ) or SPAGETTI if you have the small chopper and whisk
and SAUCE if you have the medium chopper bowl
Then SPICE if you have the spice / coffee grinder
APERITIVE ( or APERITIF ) or COCKTAIL if you have that same large jug with ice chopping blade
FIT if you have the large 1.25L spiralizer jug and attachments
PATISSERIE (or BUFFET ) if you have the food processor
GOURMET if you have the lot !
Braun MQ hand blender attachments
Don’t you ever wonder why you can’t just buy the hand blender body you want, and then add attachments as you go. Well I want to find out for each series, which attachments you can keep adding. Trouble is, what is ‘offered’ or allowed to be purchased seems to vary in different parts of the world. The great thing about Amazon though is that you could buy what you want, see what works and send it back immediately if it doesn’t work ! If you get any ‘on the ground’ information on this, please please do comment and let us all know.
So, there are probably 2 reasons why attachments will or will not be offered with the different models.
1. It could just be a marketing decision in that region ( it seems each Braun region is autonomous)
2. Technical reasons why it won’t work. one technical reason being that the connecting parts are different. We did have a user in Australia tell us that the MQ 7 and MQ9 are different.
Here’s a picture of what I can buy in the shops near me in Spain.
Mq9 on the left, MQ7 in the middle, MQ5 on the right. Be careful with the latest MQ7 models with 4 digits however as these seem to have the MQ9 end.
Cup style attachments
It appears, from several sources including a Braun spares site, that if you have a Braun hand blender with the ‘cup’ style end on the attachments – like the MQ 5 and 7 above ( and check the MQ3 vario series), then all other spares with that end should also fit. So they could be bought separately to add to your set. The MQ 9 series attachments have a more ‘straight’ end. The only thing is to check the availability and the price to see if it’s worth it ? Or, is it better to try to find the set that matches your needs to begin with.
Braun hand blender attachments and accessories
The attachments also have an MQ code. So here are the codes if you want to add one to your set.
MQ10 = whisk
for whipping cream, beating eggs, making egg whites, whisking light batter eg pancakes.
The whisk accessory comes with the whisk gearbox and quite a light whisk !
MQ20 = the small 350 ml chopping bowl
to chop carrots, herbs, etc
The 350 ml chopper accessory comes with the chopping bowl, and an anti-slip rubber ring under the bowl, the bowl lid which includes the gear, and of course a chopping blade.
MQ30 = the medium 500 ml chopper:
500 ml chopper to chop carrots, meat, onions, etc. to make salsas and sauces.
The 350 ml chopper accessory comes with the chopping bowl, and an anti-slip rubber ring under the bowl, the bowl lid which includes the gear, and of course a chopping blade.
MQ40 = the large 1250 ml jug which we refer to as the ice chopping jug !
It can chop, mix, blend and crush ice. It has 2 knives 1 for chopping, 1 for ice crushing.
MQ50 = the masher leg attachment
for potato and vegetable mashing and puréeing cooked fruit & vegetables. The puree accessory comes with a gearbox, puree shaft, and paddle ( the plastic blade that fits in the end of the shaft).
MQ60 = the spice grinder / coffee grinder.
Braun USA they say this is to work with the MQ5 and 7 series)
MQ70 = 1500 ml food processor bowl
to chop, mix, slice and shred.
MQ 9 Series – the most powerful range
There are 9 models found online: MQ 9005(X), MQ 9027x, MQ 9035, MQ 9037(X), MQ 9038 (A/X), MQ9045(X), MQ9047, MQ9087x, MQ9097.
The MQ 930cc and MQ940cc are the cordless versions. and The MQ940cc is the most recent, and the highest specification. We’ve covered that also in a review of the best cordless hand blenders to buy now.
We dedicated a full article to the MQ 9 series , in particular, this favourite MQ 9087x / 9097 so we’ll let you skip over there to read about it whilst we fill you in on all the other series below.
We’ll work our way down the series, starting with the MultiQuick 7 range.
MultiQuick 7 – the best range of packages
MQ 7 hand blenders
The MQ 7 series is where the sleek premium black / stainless steel design starts, and the smart speed technology where you only have to squeeze one button to get all those speeds. Additionally, it adds a safety element with the child lock ! The first cordless model also came out in the MQ 7 series and then improved in the MQ 9 series. Check that out in our separate post about cordless hand blenders – it came in our top 4 cordless hand blender models there.
The multiquick 7 series is easier to understand. All models have the higher power of 750Watts (13300rpm) in the UK and Europe, and 400Watts in the USA and Canada. The multiquick 7 introduces the new SMARTSPEED technology with that green line around the big speed button near the top of the blender. Note that it doesn’t have the green line on the body at the end near the leg / shaft, that represents the active blade of the MQ 9 series. The harder you press the faster the speed. This, by the way, replaces the VARIO ( variable speed ) wheel on the top of the multiquick 5 series blender handle. It’s a great addition for arthritic, seniors or small hands. For children, or safety in general, braun also introduce an on/off safety lock too.
It continues to feature the great easyclick system for attachments, and the nice softgrip handle, plus the anti-splash, quiet operation, and the ultra hard stainless steel knife / blade.
MQ 7 packages
From the MultiQuick 7 series, the most popular entry level is the 4 in 1 package of MQ735 sauce with its 500ml chopping bowl, whisk and jug – or the little sister MQ725 version of the same package with the smaller 350ml bowl. We are seeing great prices for these packages. It makes a perfect sleek black starter set and you can add more attachments later.
The MQ7 series has always been reported to have the ‘best range’ of packages ( we have 10 listed packages).
MQ700 soup, MQ 725 Omelette, MQ 727 Omelette, MQ 735 Sauce, MQ745 Aperitive, MQ 757, MQ 775 Patisserie, MQ 777 gourmet, MQ 775 Patisserie Plus, MQ 787 gourmet, oh plus the two cordless varieties but these seem to have been upgraded in the MQ 9 series.
Introducing a new MQ 7 range for 2020
We noticed recently that Braun has introduced an MQ7 series with 4 digits. Forinstance, the new MQ7087x , which has the same attachments as the MQ9087x, with activeblade technology and 1000Watts, but for a less money. We also noted that these 4 digit MQ 7 models look like some sort of hybrid of the MQ 7 and MQ 9, there is not green line on the MQ 7 ones, but the end that that the legs attach into, looks like the end of the MQ9. So be careful if you are upgrading and hoping to still use some of your attachments from an old MQ7 series (with 3 digits) . It doesn’t look like they are compatible. These have just come out so we will find out what the difference is between these and the MQ9 series.
MQ 7 conclusion
This series takes Braun to new levels, and on up from the usual 3-in-1 / 4-in-1 sets. It begins to complete with stand alone blenders and food processors, by introducing a 1.25 L MQ 40 ice crushing jug and the MQ 70 1.5 Litre food processor attachment.
It’s interesting however that in this last year Braun is introduce some of these higher end attachments from the MQ 7 series and the spice grinder also, down the ranges into some of the MQ 5 and MQ 3 range now too.
For example, in the UK, the MQ3126 VARIO includes the MQ 60 spice and coffee grinder. In Australia, the 700W MQ 3045 Aperitive includes the 1.25 litre ice crusher, and in the USA and Canada it is the MQ545 and MQ 5045 Aperitive has this large chopper. In the UK the MQ5077 / MQ5177, and in S. Africa, the MQ5177 Buffet, includes the food processor attachment. So it seems that Braun are continuing to look after its customers loyal to each multiquick range.
The spirilizer attachment introduced in may 2019 was in some ways a surprise to be launched with the MQ 5 series instead of the MQ7. However, the MQ 5 series has been the most popular and loyal range so Braun knows its users well !
In 2020, the MQ 7 body ( the models with 4 digits e.g. MQ 7077) are being given an upgrade to the MQ 9 style, so the MQ 7 packages start to get the added power of the Multiquick 9 series !
Braun MultiQuick 5 series – the most popular range
This series includes the MQ5, MQ5 Vario, and MR series. It has been the most popular, and leading loyalty range. It’s also the largest and probably the most affordable range. So all those old Braun users that had their hand blender for about 20 years could then easily buy a new replacement from this range. It was the first range to really start pushing the boundaries and has the largest number of packages ( we have about 25 listed !) .
All the MQ 5 series have the stainless steel shaft that was introduced during the MQ 3 range development. It was introduced to be lighter ( they say 30% lighter than other hand blenders) , with the softgrip handle and slim design. All models also have the easyclick for attachments.
The MQ 5 series has a power of 600W in the UK and Europe and 350Watts in the US and Canada, the MQ 5 Vario series is mostly 750 Watts ( UK and Europe) and 400Watts in other parts of the world including USA and Canada . It introduces the powerbell plus blender shaft with ultra hard blades.
Colours – all grey
You will see the all grey top on the MQ 500 and all models with 3 digits after the MQ. The exception is the MQ 505 in the USA and Canada, it has the same style but is all black on top.
By the way, the white bottom part is attached to the steel shaft ( the blender leg) not the top body part.
MultiQuick 5 VARIO
Colours – grey on white, all black, blue on white, or black !
You will see this grey and white top on the MQ 5 Vario models. They will all have the variable speed wheel on top and 4 digits after the MQ letters.
Like the MQ 5 series, there is an all black exception ! The MQ 5025 BK is the same style but all black top.
Now with the new MQ 5060 and MQ 5064 Fit models, we have this style in Black with blue buttons, and white with blue buttons.
MQ Vario 5137 and MQ Vario 5177
Colours – black or white
So, this range is where Braun start to introduce the black top hand blender. Usually, within the 4 digit model number of the MQ 5 series Vario range, the second digit represents the colour: 0 for white, 1 for black. The MQ 5077 is white with grey buttons, the MQ 5177 is black with black buttons. The MQ5037 is white with grey buttons and the MQ5137 should be an all black blender with steel shaft. Notice that the leg is also the new style of the MQ 7 and MQ 9 series.
Braun Identity range
This sleek looking vario range is now also part of a matching sets of Braun kitchen appliances .
Braun MultiQuick 3 series – the beginning of the change
MQ 3, MQ 3 Vario series hand blenders
This series has three different looking models. The MQ3 with 2 speeds – there are two types – the 3 digit models and the 4 digit models. And the later developed MQ3 Vario with 11 variable speeds You’d be forgiven if you were most confused by this range because there were so many changes suddenly. It’s where the super EasyClick system, the second turbo speed button, and the variable speed wheel were all introduced. Just a note, we don’t see the Braun MQ 3 ranges made for American voltage, just UK / European). Although you may see them available to buy in the US.
MQ 3 ( 3 digit models)
5 models: MQ 300 soup, MQ300 curry ( steel leg) MQ 320 pasta, MQ 320 pesto (steel leg), MQ325 Omelette, MQ 325 Spagetti (Steel leg).
The 3 digit MQ3 range is usually white with a grey button. All have plastic legs except those indicated. Power is usually 550 Watts, with the two speed button and softgrip handle. The powerbell plus blade and splashproof technology are all employed and the attachments come off with an easy twist. Braun themselves don’t seem to promote the 3 digit models any more.
Image: MQ 300 soup model ( without attachments shown )
MQ 3 (4 digit models)
9 models: MQ 3000 Smoothie, MQ 3005 Cream, MQ 3020 pasta / pesto (plastic and steel leg), MQ 3025 spagetti/Omelette (plastic and steel leg), MQ 3035 Sauce, MQ 3045 Aperitive, MQ 3038 Spice.Image: Blue MQ 3000 2 speed, and the dark Grey MQ VARIO models ( without attachments shown )
MQ 3 VARIO
3 models: MQ 3100 Smoothie, MQ 3126 Spice, MQ 3137 Sauce.
The MQ 3 Vario range offers a variable speed wheel on the top of the blender, with 11 speeds. They are usually all white, with a dark grey button. The power is 750 Watts, 11 speeds, plus the turbo button still. The legs are all steel, and the EasyClick system, Powerbell blade, and Splashproof technology are all used.
MultiQuick 1 – the original basic range
The MQ 1 series is a basic model and comes in 3 models – the MQ100 soup, dip or curry variety. The idea behind the names is essentially what Braun think you could be making with your blender. The clever curry model has a steel leg instead of a plastic one so that you don’t have to worry about staining it with spices like turmeric. Nice one Braun !
They should all come with the 600ml jug, 450Watts power ( UK) and one speed.
The MQ100 soup is all white with a green button, and the MQ 100 dip is all white with a grey button. The MQ 100 curry is white plastic top with a grey button. The shaft or leg of the soup and dip versions are all plastic, the MQ100 curry has a stainless steel leg so is a little more expensive, or less cheap would be more fair to say !
Appendix – a few helpful measurement conversions.
When we use cups and ounces ( oz), or litres and millilitres (ml), the following guide will help you to understand exactly what you are getting in different areas of the world.
For the food processor attachment: 1.5 Litres = 6 cups
For the ice crushing chopper jug: 1.25L = 5 cups
For the chopping bowls you get: 500ml = 2 cups; 350ml = 1.5cups
For the beaker that comes with all models: 600ml approximately = 20 fluid oz
WHY WE WROTE THIS PAGE
There are so many Braun hand blenders, they’ve been around for long time, and they’re still been developed at a great rate today. Braun say their hand blenders give maximum versatility and the range has developed over decades. They seemed to leave the hand blender scene for almost a decade but came back in 2016 with the new product lines.
So we want to know… why are the Braun MultiQuick hand blenders so popular, and is it just us that, in the beginning, found all many offerings confusing ?
1. Does Braun have the biggest range of hand blenders?
We haven’t counted them but the feeling here is that the winner of that title lies either with Cuisinart or Braun. Both have so many models, and it’s difficult to find them all everywhere or understand the differences. Cuisinart is an American brand with most of its sales there. Braun, now also owned by De Longhi is truly a global brand in its manufacturing and sales. read on …
2. What do we think of the Braun hand blender brand
There is no doubt about the quality, and the support being fabulous. But… Braun like to offer so much to its users and we have to work hard to keep on top of it in all the countries. They have told us personally…
‘ALL models should be the same specification world-wide, but it’s just that not ALL models are available in every country’.
So this adds to the confusion because when users look online they see everything Braun has ever offered online, and, expect it to be offered everywhere ! On top, there is some mis-representation where the pictures and what’s included don’t match. Support staff also don’t always have the right answers, so this is why we are doing this ourselves.
It has been a labour of love to decipher the Braun range itself, and wade through all the errors on the internet, the names and the model numbers, the attachments and colours, what’s discontinued, out of stock etc. Dog with a bone would be another way to describe it ! We have built a huge table of offerings offline to keep us straight, and now that it has become so much clearer to us, it’s time to share.
Bit by bit, we’ll bring you the favourites, and the little tricks to understanding the range. We have a lot to write, so keep refreshing your page as we update. Also please do comment or email us directly if you would like to contribute, discuss, or ask any questions.
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Braun 9037x hand blender is 1000 watt blender isnt it?but why it’s showing 750 watt on amazon.ae.can unplz tell braun MQ9 handblender any model is having less than 1000 watt or MQ9 all models have same 1000 watt ?? https://www.amazon.ae/Braun-Multi-Blender-Motor-Black/dp/B01M7VY9SH
In heading it shows 1000watt and in description it shows 750watt.cofused
Hi Fatima, I know that the details are not always completely correct, on Amazon, and I even find errors on manufacturers sites. But I would also believe that the MQ 9037 is 1000Watt in the regions I deal with. However I don´t know what the AE region does, and all Braun regions are autonomous. So here´s what I would do if I were you. I would go to the Braun AE region site and see what power is specified for that model – and go with that. The other thing you could do is ask a question on Amazon ( at the bottom of the product page) and see if someone that has already purchased this actual model can tell you what they received. I hope that helps. Good luck ! Aoibheann
Is there a significant performance difference on MQ725 and the new 4 digit Multiquick 7 models ?
Hi Terry, I don’t have these models personally so I can’t comment directly but it certainly looked like the new 4 digit models have the higher power of the MQ 9 models. I have asked Braun for an answer on this and as soon as they get back, I’ll update here for you.
Thank you very much. It seems that the major upgrade of the 7 and 9 series is to boost up the power output, ie. Series 7 from 750W to 1000W + active blade. Series 9 from 1000W to 1200W + Imode (Model MQ91XX). But the spining rpm of series 5/7/9 seems remains unchanged. The Bamix blender does have a higher spinning rpm even their highest end model is only 350W. My physics knowledge is very limted. Just wonder how a Bamix model with lower power output can have higher spinning rate rpm.
Ah, it´s not always about the power rating is it. Some lower end blenders are 800W ! Have a read at the Bamix articles I´ve written. Its´s about the quality and the technology. Bamix were the first inventors of the hand blender. What I like about Bamix is that it´s simple and strong and lasts lonnnngggg ! Yes I wish they´d do a spiralizer attachment but between my sous vide stick, my Bamix stick and processor, my mandoline, and my big chef´s knife and micro-grater… I´m set in the kitchen really.
I have just bought the MQ9037X after reading your braun blender guide. I also research for Bamix on Youtube. I am convinced that the Bamix is powerful and long lasting, and the system is very compact. Bamix excels at most of the tasks, fast wisking, grinding nuts, blending soup, etc, except that blending smoothies are not as fine as the Braun Multiquick. I do hope my 9037X can last as long as a Bamix unit.
Brilliant. and THANKS if you bought it through any of my links 🙂 It´s a top machine and thanks for the input on the smoothies. I don´t make as many smoothies these days ( now you´re making me wonder why, and I want to start again !) I use the Bamix for all those other things and I love to pulverize stuff ! Anyway please do keep in touch, join the email group where I send one off informations or freebies or advance notices. We´d love to know how you get on so please keep commenting here on the Braun posts etc. ( I haven´t heard back from Braun yet by the way, but user comments on a site like this so help everyone. Enjoy your MQ9037x ! Aoibheann
I have stopped buying all Braun products because, although an international brand and I move from country to country, I am unable to buy spares part for any of my Braun blenders. I will not support a company that does not supply spare parts. Why do you not mention spares parts availab in yr reviews?
Hello Terry, I get you ! I love Braun because their products are great but yes, it is complicated isn´t it. I have the same issue so I use the Braun I have in the Canaries and I carry my Bamix with me if I travel because it´s so simple.
2 things tho. Which country ( countries ) are you usually in ? and by spare parts do you mean to fix / repair it, or attachments ? Because you can buy the attachments from Braun and from Amazon and other places. I talk about the attachments in my reviews. For anything else people usually write to me and I try to help or I contact Braun myself. ( By the way, I´m not connected to Braun at all, I do this because it´s a passion to help people, and I am affiliated to Amazon only. ) I usually get a solution. In the UK for example Braun have a spares website and I´m sure other autonomous Braun regions have that too. Why don´t you contact them and ask? I would just say that you should get the parts always in the country where you bought the item as not all regions support the same products. Yes, I think that is an issue for international people _ for example the 9097 exists in the US but not the UK. In the UK they say the 9087x is not compatible with their MQ40 ice crusher. So if you have a specific question, try me. If it’s a general annoyance to get spares in one region for a Braun bought in another, yes I agree. But the best solution is to contact your Braun dealer locally to see if they have a spares dept. If you are in the UK, let me know and I can send you the one there. My reviews are already really long and there’s no way I could cover spare parts in all parts of the world too for all the products – it would never end !
Hi – just a quick note of thanks for this comprehensive page and your helpful advice. I had (until this morning) the same model as Sonia and had the same question. It’s lasted decades and has been used every week, but making Christmas Pudding finally did for it!! So will be looking at your recommendation.
Thanks Dave. Sounds like you do need the 9 series if you want it to do harder work like that. The processor bowl would be good too for puddings 😉
Can you suggest a replacement/compatible model for our Braun MR 4050 (UK model), the motor has gone but all the accessories are working fine?
Hi Anna, thanks for getting in touch. I get asked this a lot and sadly it doesn’t seem easy to just get a new body for the old blender parts – I wish it was but so many new models keep coming out. Nor is it usually financially viable to pay for parts instead of a more up to date new set. It sounds though that you might need more power if the motor has gone – maybe whatever you’re using the blender for needs a stronger motor. Have a look at this one – it looks pretty similar and a great price, but with a 700W motor. Also I’m thinking that if you have a plastic shaft though that it would be better to have a metal one for blending tougher things, as well as longevity. So check out this one, or this one too… for not much more you could get the same kind of set but with the big ice chopping blender included too – check it out here !. As an Amazon associate, if you go through my links I may get a commission if you make a purchase but the price to you doesn’t change. If you don’t need a whisk then look at the Braun baby, it’s always a great price I think. Finally the best bargain of all I feel is this one because you also get the large ice chopping 1.25L blender jug Hope that all helps narrow down the choices for you.
Thank you for this very comprehensive review and analysis. Really helps.
I have two questions
1) for the spiralizer – is there any possibility of that coming to the MQ7 or MQ9? Any idea if you know?
2) For the MQ5064 w spiralizer – do you know which attachments it supports? I’m really disappointed it doesn’t even come with a whip – I would have thought one of the most basic attachments! and there’s no information on which are compatible which is very disappointing 🙁
Hi Phil, I’m so with you on your first point. I wish I knew if the spiralizer was going to be rolled out further but so far, I don’t know. As soon as I do, I’ll update the page. The 5 series is so popular as it still does the job so well. For your second point , read again what I wrote about being able to get other accessories for this model at the very top of the page I’m so careful to only put out what I see advertised by Braun ( unless I qualify it in a different way ) so it looks like you can get other accessories for this. I have just sent a message to Braun again today to check for you, but I have to say in advance that sometimes I get different answers around the world from different Braun areas. I’ll try to look out where I got the information to put at the top of my page for you. It was definitely from Braun. Which region are you in? Do let me know so that I can be more specific when I ask Braun. However the reason I love connecting to Amazon here is because everyone loves the return policy – so if I were you I would look for the MQ5060(white) or 5064(black) and get the MQ10 whisk separately too to see for yourself. Follow the Amazon returns policy if it doesn’t work. And please let us all know here how it works out too . Thanks so much.
Very useful article. I have Braun MR 550 HC hand blender Type 4189. It’s a very old Vario model with five speeds. Looks like it’s motor is burnt as it has stopped working. However, all the accessories work fine and can still be used. Can you please let me know which Vario model I can buy which will work with my existing accessories? Thanks!
Hi Sonia, first I need to know which country are you in, then I can check my sources to see what comes up for you – thanks.
I am in the UK. Thanks!
Not sure if I am sending it twice as I could see my earlier response.
Thanks Sonia, yes I see it twice but I can just delete one :)) I’ll get back as soon as I can get any info.
Hi Sonia, because of Covid, my usual phone line into Braun is closed and I’m trying other routes but it’s slower. I’ll keep at it for you and let you know as soon as I get any answers. TTFN, Aoibheann
Hi Sonia, Braun got back to me and said that it’s not possible, sorry ! (This is exactly what they wrote… “Unfortunately due to the age of the Hand Blender parts are obsolete, Also the hand blenders come in there set sets with the attachments so different motors or parts will not fit other models and parts”
So I have asked them what would be a good replacement then. I’ll let you know if they come back. I do think it’s usually better anyway to buy a new set because I find that the pricing is generally set to tempt you that way anyway. In the meantime, I’ve sourced these 3 great ideas for replacing yours…
1. This one that I’m guessing is a direct replacement for yours.
2. This one is an MR model that has all the parts I would like to have ( except it doesn’t have the VARIO wheel – is that a bad thing?)
3. This one I would love to have myself and then I’d cheekily see if my old attachments fit anyway even though the lady that got back to me said no… (I’m going to ask Braun now if I can buy other attachments separately for this model.) Given the generous returns policy with Amazon, why not get one to see if you like it, then you can send back straight away if it’s no good, and get a different one.
Thanks a lot. Will check and let you know if the old attachments worked or not.
Great. Braun came back and said that you couldn’t add a whisk or chopper attachment as an accessory for the MQ5060 or the MQ5064 ! They recommend the MQ 9087x – which I do too. It’s the best in the UK to get as many parts as possible – you get everything except the blender / ice crusher jug. Braun don’t seem to focus on the older models but they do call the parts EASYCLICK. Would love you to click through to see the ones available to buy through this page, and am really looking forward to seeing what you got and how it works out.
Hi Anne! Great job you’ve done! I have bought a MultiQuick7 (Type 4199) MQ 735 in the US but I live in the Netherlands. When I was going to use it for the first time, I realised that it is 110v. Could you please tell me which model of the hand blender should I get that would fit the attachments that I already have? I tried figuring it out but got confused. Thank you!!!
Hi Paulo. It’s hard to tell properly without seeing it close up. Howveer, I’m imagining you have the US 400W model with the beaker, 500ml chopper bowl and whisk ?!? The equivalent models in Europe should be the MQ7 models with 3 digits like the MQ 700 ( the most basic set). The new MQ 7 models have 4 digits and are 1000W in Europe. They look like the MQ9 series and attach differently as far as I know. So you really need to look at the 3 digit models only, and check that the top of the blender body and attachment area are the same shape as the one you have. There should be plenty of photos on Amazon sites. Which Amazon site will you be using – I’ve added Amazon NL into the MQ 7 choices here for you. It will take you to the MQ700 in the Netherlands – which is actually offering it as a 3 piece set ( like the MQ725 that I know elsewhere !) So it’s a good price in my opinion for all that.
I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work if your photos match. (I’m not a Braun employee though so they should have the last word but the regions seem to be autonomous so I can see why you got confused.) If you buy this basic one through Amazon you could check it and send back immediately if it isn’t fit for the purpose you bought it. Then if you visit the US again you can take the other body with you use there !
Good luck and please do let me know if it worked so that others can benefit from the experience too 🙂 This is the first link I have put into Amazon Netherlands for someone and I’m excited that you will use it ! Thanks so much. Aoibheann ( yes how did you know… it’s pronounced like eve anne ! )
By the way Paulo, when you go in and look for the MQ 700, you might also see the option to choose a 4 piece accessory set – the MQ 785 for not much more in price ! It includes the food processor bowl. Looks great !
Dear Anne, thank you so much for your help! In the end, I did not buy it at Amazon as I found one MQ745 unit at a dutch auction site for less than half of the price. It just arrived today and it is working fine! Again, thank you for helping me and everyone else! All the best!
Aw, fabulous. I’m so pleased. Good luck and happy blending. Keep an eye on the recipes and hand blender blog articles. And do join us on email, or follow on Instagram or facebook if you can. Thanks so much for letting me know.
Hi! This is a brilliant page, thank you for all your hard work. I was wondering if you could help me please. I have an MR5550MCA. I need a new replacement chopper bowl will the MQ30 fit? Or is it finally time to renew as I think my blender is about 17 years old now and has served me well. Many thanks.
Hi Fiona, thanks so much. It never ends – the braun research. I think I have the same model as you here but it’s been hard to decipher the actual number on the parts because it too is probably very old ( I inherited it !) So I had contacted different Braun support contacts by email and phone to find out how general we can be with matching parts to the blenders. Sadly, It’s still not crystal clear but I’ll keep at it. So here’s what I think. I agree, you have two choices…as follows, and I would go for no. 2 personally.
1. Buy the part through Amazon where you can easily send it back if it doesn’t work. Now, finding the right one is also tricky because if it is available it often says… only works with … certain product.
What I have done is research on the back end of Amazon where I can access all the products whether they’re in stock or not, and find you the general MQ30. I’ve updated my post for you so that there is now an Amazon button to click through below the MQ30 part details. Don’t worry if it initially says MQ20 in some countries because you can click on the detail of the product and choose the 500ml bowl instead of the 350ml bowl. Which country are you in?
2. Buy a new hand blender – I’d say you’ve got very good mileage out of that blender after 17 years and who knows how much longer it will all last if you start using it more now with a new chopping bowl. Also, for the price you will pay just for one part, personally, I think it would be better to put that toward a newer model that will be well supported. There are so many choices now in the Braun ranges. I wouldn’t go lower than the MQ 5 range. You now have lots more options too in terms of new attachments like the spiralizer / ice crushing jug, and the large food processor bowl. I’d go for an MQ7 personally with the easy squeeze power button rather than the speed dial at the top on the lower versions.
So I hope that helps. Good luck, and please do tell us what you went for ! I’m so pleased all this research is worth it for you.
Love your full review thanks! Can you clarify if you know; I know the 9 series have different attachments completely, but does the series 3 vario fit accessories of seres 5/7?
Hello Anne, and huge apologies for the wait. Your message has only just appeared for us to see, but I can see you posted it on the 22nd…strange! You’ve asked a question I’m afraid I don’t know the exact answer to and the accessories are something I want to tackle this year ! I do personally think that all easyclick attachments will fit the blenders with the easyclick feature, but I’d like Braun to confirm that to me. I say that because I notice that they are now referring to the mq9 series attachments as ‘Easyclick plus’.
However, I will ask braun for you. That should get me started ! Do you have a model number that you can give me ( I know they might ask me for it ). I’ll also put it out on our facebook and instagram and Amazon incase another user has a comment. Which region are you based in, and which region did you buy your vario series 3 ? N. America, UK , Europe? It might matter!
Hello Anne, I hope you are still there ! I’ve found the answer for you… but it’s not a general answer for every model in the MQ 3,5,7 series. Each attachment can vary in terms of the attachment type. If you can tell me the hand blender MQ model you have, I can now find out exactly the attachments that will fit it. In the meantime I will research each one and put a table together with all attachments in the UK to begin with. So do come back and let me know your model number and I should be able to help you.