- Gastro 350
- Verified purchase
Top notch crafstmanship, immensely powerful, and has replaced three other big appliances.
What led me to this point is starting to make my own hummus. I had one of those processor/blender combos with the single motor for both, and both of them produced very sub-par results. Then I tried a low-end stick blender that I'd had passed on to me during someone's house clean out. Results much better, but still not quite the power I needed - chickpeas are dense even when cooked and need loads of power to puree through them cleanly.
Then the penny drooped that what I have occupying precious cupboard space are a useless old and small multipr...o and low-end stick blender, none of which really had any power in them The penny then dropped that instead of all those space wasters, I can have one powerful appliance that can do all of of their jobs and then some I'd never even thought of. Took one look at the Gastro series of Bamix and the biggest dilemma was which one: the 200, or 350. I got the 350 even though I was at first a bit apprehensive about how enormous it looks, but it's been a delight to use, and very manoeuvrable.
Purchased in December 2019 at Chef's Hat.
- Gastro 350
- Verified purchase
Lots of power, copes with anything
Very pleased with this purchase, replaced a Swissline model. This has much more power to handle large quantities. Just remember when you are planning a spot to hang it in your kitchen that this 350 model is quite a bit longer than standard, so needs more height where you place the bracket. This is a commercial type machine.
The most usful electronic gadget a kitchen should never be without
I am not a person to clutter my cupboards with gadgets. For health reasons I gave up making cakes and biscuits a long time ago and have no need for a cake mixer. The Bamix Gastro meets all my needs to puree, grate, blend and cream. To get extra power from a stick blender you can't do better than a strong Bamix. I use mine every day.
Very handy item
My friends had stick mixers in the past and I always wanted one as I have a blender that is great but a bit of work the stick is light easy to clean and can be used for quite a lot of different things. I highly recommend this to anybody that is looking for an easy to use appliance.
Put throught it's paces
I work as a cook in childcare and I use this product everyday to blend and puree. Believe me when I say it gets a work out. Try mashing 12 kilos of potato by hand. This definitely makes it easier. Spending a little more for a reliable product is worth it.
Reliable, easy to operate.
Expensive but good
More expensive than most stick blenders but well worth it. It does not work a lot better than the smaller Bamix stick blenders but for what I do the small differences make it well worth the extra money. It is not just for commercial kitchens, anyone who regularly cooks for a large family would be delighted with this stick blender.
I love this product. In summer I put liquid (milk or fruit juice), fruit and ice into a large glass and whiz it up with the bamix for a smoothie. In winter it's fabulous for soups.. whiz it up in the saucepan without having to move everything from pot to blender/processor and back again. Saves on washing up! Then you just stick it into some water and it virtually cleans itself when you turn it on for a few seconds.
For a kitchen emergency when you've made a lumpy sauce (sacre bleu!) the Bamix can be used to smooth out the lumps in a flash. ...No one will ever know you didn't make a perfect sauce first time. Fabulous. It's expensive but this is one of those times when it's worth spending the extra money to get a quality product. Sturdy. Easy to clean. It really is as good as any demonstrations you might have seen (not often you can say that). Changing blades at the base can be a test of mental and physical strength!
Questions & Answers
Hi Bamix lovers
I have just opened my new bamix gastro 350 to use for the first time which I purchased from Kitchenwarehouse. Can anyone please let me know what the inner shaft should feel like when taking a blade off. Mine feels loose and not fixed. It seems to move out a little when I pull the blade off. Is this right or not?
Why the heck did they name it thus?? Here in Australia, Gastro means gastroenteritis, as in if you say "I've got gastro" you are saying you have nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea!! Nice association people. I don't think it will do well on the Aussie market.
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