Review of the Braun MultiQuick 9 hand blender series
( In-depth the MQ 9087X and MQ 9097 hand held blender sets)
Braun Immersion hand blender MQ 9087X
Accessories: braun MQ 9 series blender stick, whisk, masher, 1.5L food processor, 350ml ( 1.5 cup ) chopping bowl
The 9087x model is available in all regions except the U.S., Canada and India (and sometimes Germany) where you get the MQ 9097 set, which is essentially the MQ 9087x PLUS additional 1.25 Litre jug blender / ice crushing jug.
Click through to Amazon to see full details on the MQ 9087x and MQ 9097.
The MQ9 series gives you… EASIER and FASTER blending
This is a very high end set of equipment. The MultiQuick 9087x (on Amazon) is family friendly, and pretty much every kind of food or drink preparation is catered for. This Braun is also very safe to have around, easy to put together and with its new technology its blending is easier and faster. It has innovative ways of achieving this, with the active blade moving up and down continually, and the simple one squeeze speed button control.
Nice and lightweight, and looks cool too in black and silver, with just a little green accent. The green line isn’t just pretty, it serves as the line up to which you can immerse the blender leg too.
An all round cooking aid, great for families. We voted it in our top 3 hand held food processors category in 2019… a step up from the best 3 hand blenders in 2018. We think of this as a hybrid category because its not all hand held or as portable as a hand blender was meant to be. Its more than a hand blender, its more than the 3 in 1 hand blender sets out there, its an all in one kitchen appliance. It won equally for us with the Breville All in One / Sage Control Grip All in One as the best all round hand held processor set. We loved them both so much, and for different reasons but felt that whilst Braun makes things with families needs in mind, Heston Blumenthal has designed the Control grip all in one more for his foodie restaurant goers.
We are going to discuss the most popular and available MultiQuick 9 series models but here is a low down of the 7 official models we have found all over the world, incase you come across them and need confidence to know they are real ( starting with the most basic 9005x, 9027x, 9037x, 9045x, 9097x, 9038x, 9047) .
By the way, Braun is a premium German brand, owned now (like Kenwood is) by the De Longhi group.
Braun MultiQuick hand blender MQ 9 series
The 2 most popular MQ9 series blenders are the MQ 9087x / MQ 9097, and the MQ 9037x / MQ 9038A
… but you won’t find all of them in all countries !
The MQ9087x and the MQ9037 are the most widely available highest end Braun immersion hand blenders world-wide.
The MQ9097 is then like an upgrade. i.e. the 9087x PLUS the ice crushing jug accessory.
Similarly, the MQ9038A, is essentially the 9037 PLUS the braun spice grinder attachment. ( Some countries sell it as the MQ9038 Spice or MQ9038x )
We will show you the other sets below so that you can see what they include. However, the MQ9087x / 9097 (available on Amazon) is our winning set because this includes the food processing bowl to give the most powerful Braun home cooking set. (note: some countries call it MQ9087 Gourmet ).
Braun MultiQuick 9 series MQ9037X
(MQ9037 without the ‘x’ in Canada)
0.6 L beaker, masher, whisk,
2 cup / 500ml chopper
Note: this is the larger chopper
Braun MultiQuick 9 series MQ9038A
(MQ9038 Spice in Europe, 9038X in the U.K.)
0.6 L beaker, whisk,
2 cup / 500ml chopper
We love the MQ9087x
…but ” CAN IT CRUSH ICE ? ” we hear you ask !
Our first queries with Braun last year led us to believe we could add an accessory in to do just that. Now we know that we cannot. In the U.S., it’s open for debate ! Read on… The US ice crusher jug (model number is MQ 40 on Amazon) and our first conversations with Braun UK led us to believe that we could just add this to the MQ 9087x set to make it the ultimate Braun set. After that the U.S. actually made it happen and made a complete set with this piece already included . It’s called the MQ 9097 and it´s on Amazon, so we would recommend you get this version if you are in the U.S. It’s a nicer size for smoothie making so, to complete the set, we would get this all in one ice and meat chopping blender accessory too. We have given some more background information on the MQ 745 and the whole Braun series in our post about the most globally awarded brands in the last year !
Our conversation with Braun UK
As a result of the comment below, received 15 Jan 2019, we wrote to Braun U.K. (more formally just to be sure this time ). It took a while to get clarification on this. Each week we would get an answer to an email, but slowly and surely everything became clear thanks to their patience and clear answers ! The upshot is… they say the U.K. MultiQuick 9087x (available on Amazon) does not support the MQ 40 ice crushing jug. And… the MQ9097 is not a UK model and is not available in the UK. However, they stated that the MQ40 is compatible with the Multiquick3, MultiQuick5, MultiQuick 7 series UK models.
However, we then had a eureka moment and asked if this new, better ACTIVEblade technology would mean that we didn’t need the extra jug if the MQ 9 series blender leg would tackle the tougher job of blending ice anyway ! They replied promptly to say that if there is a small amount of ice incorporated into a milkshake or a smoothie this will be fine, however it won’t be able to blend ice on its own. Not perfect, but nice.
…and our conversation with Braun USA
In the U.S. we had an online conversation with Braun to see if the MQ 40 would work with any MQ 9 series machines… just incase you already have one of these. They first said no, only and that it only worked in the US with the MQ 5 and MQ 7, then literally a few minutes later corrected that to say it is now available separately, and is compatible with the 5, 7 and 9 series – that makes sense really since the U.S. set MQ 9097 has the jug included in the U.S. and this would mean you could buy the 9037 in the U.S. and add the ice jug to that set too ! However, given that this is how we started with the U.K. enquires on this subject last year, we took a screenshot this time of the response. But just to be absolutely sure again, we will be checking this again directly with Braun U.S. by email. … and will update you asap.
Meanwhile, in Australia…
… the only model with the ice crushing jug is the MQ 3045 Aperative (click on the link to see it on Amazon) Called the Aperitive ( or Aperitif) because it has this jug. This is unusual as elsewhere this jug is usually shown with the MQ 7 only, and the MQ 9 series in the U.S. only. So take advantage and click through for a great deal if you buy in Amazon Australia.
Look at 1 minute 30 seconds for a great idea….. we love it !
What are the key features of the Braun MQ9087X ?
The new Activeblade technology
The main addition is Braun’s ActiveBlade technology which means the blades move up and down to make it less effort for you when doing tough jobs (40% less effort they say!)
So blending is easier and faster.
It also gives you the all the new features added in from multiquick 7, multiquick 5 and multiquick 3 series stick blenders, as follows…
From the MQ series 7 you get this one speed button to press. It starts soft, then you just intuitively push for more power and speeds on tougher food, or if you want finer results.
Prevents splashing – to keep you and your kitchen spotless.
Extra milling blade delivers more cutting per rotation which makes for finer blending.
EasyClick system Plus
Makes for fast and easy release and attaching of the accessories.
For almost all parts, except the blender body, gearboxes of course and the food processor lid because it includes a gearbox too.
It has a pilot light and safety button on the top of the blender body, and a smart speed switch on the side. ( The pilot light flashes red when ready for use; solid green when its safely released so it can be switched on; and solid red as an early warning about overheating. When it overheats the motor cleverly slows down, step by step, till shut off . It is ready for use again when the pilot light flashes red.
What´s included in the 9087x box
3 gearboxes – the food processor, whisk and masher all have their own gearbox
Blender body and stainless steel blending leg
350 ml Chopper bowl and anti-slip ring for chopping meat, hard cheese, nuts, herbs carrots etc
600 ml plastic beaker, BPA free, and features ml and fl oz measurement markings.
Stainless steel fine whisk & gearbox
Purée / masher shaft and paddle ( plastic blade) and gearbox
1.5 Litre Food processor and anti-slip disk. Includes a chopping S-blade tool, a Kneading hook , a French fry making disc., a second disc with 5 metal inserts for slicing ( fine and coarse), shredding ( fine & coarse), and a julienne insert.
U.K. = 1000W, 220–240 Volts.
U.S. and Canada = 700W, 110 Volts
2 speed settings. Adjustable with the SmartSpeed technology by just squeezing the handle.
Stainless Steel Blending Shaft
UK Guarantee is two years
PROS : apart from the best bits – the much more powerful blade , one squeeze speed button and easy click on and off attachments !
It has a French fry making disc ! (as well as the thin / thick slicing, grating, julienning, it has a kneading blade.)
Users report happily using the masher to make biscuit dough !
The MQ9087x (see it on Amazon) is easy to put together and use.
It’s nice and quiet.
The attachments (most) are dishwasher safe
The Braun stick blender a great safety lock for when children are around
Love the pilot light on top that tells you when its released and safe to use.
Not sure if this is a con, but it seems obvious really as all mashers are plastic ! The manual says “Never use the puree accessory in a saucepan over direct heat. Always remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool slightly.” Maybe it’s a pro then and all manuals should say this.
You have to need or want to use all the attachments, otherwise the mq9087x is an expensive waste of money and cupboard space!
As you may have noticed, we wished the ActiveBlade technology was powerful enough to cut through fresh ice cubes.
Well that´s all we can tell you about the Braun MQ9087x and its accessories and similar products. If you have any questions from this Braun multiquick 9 hand-blender review, please put them in the comments box below. If we have excited you about the MQ9087, please go onto Amazon and check the prices and buy it !!