Braun MultiQuick 9 hand blender series – an in-depth review of the MQ9087X
Note: The Braun hand blender MQ9 series consists of: 9037x, 9087x, 9097
Braun MultiQuick 9 series MQ9037X.
0.6L beaker, masher, whisk,
2 cup / 500ml chopper
Note: this is the larger chopper
Why we think you will love the MQ9087X Hand Blender set
This is a very high end set of equipment. The MultiQuick 9087x 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 up and down movement, and the simple squeeze speed control. 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.
Great for families, we voted it in our top 3 hand held food processors category… 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.
By the way, Braun is a premium German brand, owned now (like Kenwood is) by the De Longhi group.
If only it could also crush ice … because the U.S. MQ 9097 hand blender set can !
Our first queries with Braun last year led us to believe we could add an accessory in to do 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) 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, 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 !
In the U.K….
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 does not support the MQ 40 ice crushing jug. 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.
In the U.S. …
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. 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 Aperitive. Called the Aperitive ( or Aperitif) because it has this jug. This is unusual as elsewhere this jug is available in 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 !
Braun MQ9087X key features
What does the MultiQuick MQ 9 series gives you
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!)
It also gives you the new features added in from multiquick 7, multiquick 5 and multiquick 3:
SPLASHControl technology Prevents splashing – to keep you and your kitchen spotless.
POWERBellPLUS 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.
Dishwasher safe parts (almost everything 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
1.5L 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.
Easy to put together and use.
It’s nice and quiet.
All the attachments are dishwasher safe
Has 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.
As well as the thin / thick slicing, grating, jullienning, it has a kneading blade and a French fry making disc !
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 it’s an expensive waste of money and cupboard space!
Be super careful choosing, depending on where you are in the world. Braun do confuse a lot by offering slightly different ranges everywhere. So to be clear, in the the UK we recommend the MQ 9087x . In the U.S. we recommend the complete MQ 9097 set. In Australia, we recommend the MQ 777 set which has the food processor.
1000W, 220–240 Volts
2 speed settings. Adjustable with the Smartspeed technology by squeezing the handle.
Stainless Steel Blending Shaft
Guarantee (for the UK only) is two years